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Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review: Not futureproof yet, but definitely a top contender for mid-tier mesh routers

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review: Not futureproof yet, but definitely a top contender for mid-tier mesh routers

Have you ever experienced weaker WiFi signals in certain parts of your home or office? If yes, you’ve come into contact with a “dead zone”, which most often occur because of walls, doors, or structures blocking the WiFi signal. Many consumers opt for solutions such as WiFi repeaters – which pick up and retransmit WiFi signals to extend their range – but that may or may not help the situation much, depending on their placement (largely limited by where wall sockets are available). If you’re looking for a solution that helps improve connectivity and your overall quality of life, you…
Google Home Review: A Promising Look Into Home Life of the Future

Google Home Review: A Promising Look Into Home Life of the Future

Many may find it weird to speak to an inanimate object, let alone have it respond back to you. But with the rise of personal artificial intelligence assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant, what was once thought of as an odd habit a decade ago is slowly becoming the norm. While the idea of speaking to someone – or something – that doesn’t exist in a physical form is alien to some, I am quite keen on exploring the possibilities of this new phenomenon, which adds more than just convenience. I can foresee it becoming a…
Arlo Pro 2 Review: Forget the Cables, This Wireless Camera is Set to Revolutionise Home Surveillance

Arlo Pro 2 Review: Forget the Cables, This Wireless Camera is Set to Revolutionise Home Surveillance

NETGEAR’s recent wireless camera product, the Arlo Pro 2, has been making waves in the surveillance camera world ever since it was launched in 2017. It is notable that Arlo has established itself as a name for its reliable range of surveillance camera systems over the years. The second-generation Arlo camera comes with better video resolution, motion detection, and easier installation. While Arlo cameras are known for being the world’s first 100% wire-free, weatherproof security cameras, the Arlo Pro 2 prizes itself amongst the rest for its customisable features that makes it ideal for different households and organisations to personalize…
Nikon Z7 Camera Review: The Company’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is Not Really Worth the Hefty Price Tag

Nikon Z7 Camera Review: The Company’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is Not Really Worth the Hefty Price Tag

Equipped with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and the first ever on-sensor phase detect system, Nikon has released its first ever full-frame mirrorless camera – the Nikon Z7. It comes jam-packed with features that seem impressive enough to tick off every photographer’s dream camera specs, such as its 45.7 megapixels sensor, 493 on sensor phase detect system, a blistering 9 frames per second, and a 3.6 million dot electronic viewfinder. Would it live up to our expectations? We put it to the test and here’s what we found: Body and Handling Due to the absence of a mirror box, the Nikon…
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones Review: The Sound of Silence

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones Review: The Sound of Silence

As an avid traveller who needs to get work done on the go, having a quality pair of noise-cancelling headphones is an everyday bag essential. My daily driver was the Sony WH-1000XM2 wireless headphones (2017), and it was my go-to when I simply wanted to unwind and drown everything else out. First Impressions The Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones immediately caught my eyes (and ears) at SITEX 2018’s Sony booth. I remember being amazed at the comfortable fit and the active noise cancellation when I first laid my hands on the headphones. It got me wondering: how much could Sony…
Aftershock APEX-15 Review: A Beast in Performance for Creatives & Gamers

Aftershock APEX-15 Review: A Beast in Performance for Creatives & Gamers

As a creative and a professional video editor, the search for the best machine to complement my field of work has always been a dilemma: with a large variety of electronic products offered on the mass market today, how many of them can actually meet the demands of running multiple creative software simultaneously and seamlessly – all without breaking the bank? For like-minded individuals in my field of profession – or one that is similar – gaming laptops would probably not be an immediate choice. However, Aftershock’s APEX-15 notebook is one to consider when it comes to getting creative work done with…
Google Pixel 3: The Best Smartphone Camera, Yet

Google Pixel 3: The Best Smartphone Camera, Yet

The Google Pixel 3 is the most anticipated smartphone of 2018 after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. It is set to be released on November 1 2018 after the Google Pixel 2, which was said to have the “best smartphone camera” on the market back in 2017. With an established title to outdo, we will go through the notable features of the Google Pixel 3 to decide if it deserves a prestigious spot among these high-end premium smartphones. Design It is apparent that the Pixel 3 is now nearly made of glass, marking the end of an aluminium era in…
Review: The Philips SpeedPro Max Makes Cleaning Swift, Smooth and Stylish

Review: The Philips SpeedPro Max Makes Cleaning Swift, Smooth and Stylish

The SpeedPro Max, a new cordless cleaner from Philips, is said to be one of the better cordless vacuums in the market. The two-in-one cleaner clocked in the fastest cordless cleaning experience. The vacuum is able to deliver suction in every direction through its 360-degree nozzle (that comes with stylish LED lights) and is powered by a 25.2V lithium-ion rechargeable battery that allows for a cordless vacuuming time of up to 65 minutes. The Philips Speedpro Max is the perfect home appliance to clean up every nook and cranny of your home. The vacuum is designed to address the tiresome…
A Second Chance at Freedom: Jaybird’s Freedom 2 Wireless Sports Headphones

A Second Chance at Freedom: Jaybird’s Freedom 2 Wireless Sports Headphones

Music is a display of one’s individuality whether it is the listener or the performer. It is an essential part of our life where we indulge in to get away from our hectic lifestyles, and which better way to do that than to get a device that replaces those disturbing white noises during our daily commutes with quality audio? Sleek and precise. The Jaybird Freedom 2 overwhelms your hearing senses by giving you the ability to distinguish the different layers of the music. It feels like ecstasy being able to hear all the different highs and lows of the music…
Review: The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Is a Premium Product Fit for Working Professionals

Review: The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Is a Premium Product Fit for Working Professionals

There are so many things to love about the Voyager 8200 UC that it is difficult to decide where to begin. The boomless Bluetooth stereo headset, released end-2017, was made specifically with working professionals in mind. In short, the product delivers on what it promises – the Voyager 8200 UC makes for a practical work companion. One would immediately notice the comfort of the muffs putting the headset on. They feel exceptional, like the softest leather encased pillow one will ever feel. This writer was wearing glasses when testing the product, and even so, the headset felt luxuriously comfortable –…
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