Gadgets

Apple's AirTag trackers made it frighteningly easy to 'stalk' me

An AirTag pairs with its owner's iPhone, which gets secure updates about its whereabouts through the Find My app.

OPINION: Along with helping you find lost items, AirTags could be used to covertly track everywhere you go — and that's a problem.

JBL Clip 4 review

JBL’s Clip 4 is an affordable, no-frills portable speaker, specifically designed to be taken outdoors.

A portable speaker that knows exactly what it’s trying to be: an affordable, no-frills speaker specifically designed to be taken outdoors.

Apple AirTags review

Apple seldom enters a market unless it thinks it can improve it, and that’s exactly what it’s done with the AirTags.

Tired of losing things? Get an AirTag and a billion devices will help look for your stuff.

Asus ROG Phone 5 review

The ROG Phone 5 is made for gaming first and smartphone stuff later.

The ROG Phone 5 isn’t your normal smartphone. This is a phone that’s made for gaming first and smartphone stuff later.

Truck driver's tablet may have caused fatal crash video

A coroner has said the placement of a tablet inside a truck served as a “significant distraction”.

The placement of a truck driver's tablet may have led to him becoming distracted, killing a woman in Auckland, coroner rules.

The best over-ear wireless headphones in NZ

There are many things to consider when buying a new pair of over-ear wireless headphones.

The over-ear, wireless headphone market is a crowded one and it can be hard to differentiate between good over-ear headphones and bad ones.

Apple faces stiff competition with paid-for podcasts

The origins of Apple's relationship with podcasts are straightforward. They were an innovation that helped sell iPods.

OPINION: Apple becoming a dominant force in podcasting seems uncertain. The biggest hurdle it faces is the proposed cut of revenues it wants to take from podcasters.

Luxurious listening, if you can afford it

Despite the premium materials used, Celestee headphones are surprisingly light.

The latest closed back headphones from French audio brand Focal, Celestee, feel as much like a piece of high-end fashion as they do like headphones.

Microsoft launches the Surface Laptop 4 with Intel and AMD options

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Laptop 4 alongside several exciting new PC accessories.

The new Surface Laptop 4 and accompanying accessories have been built with flexible and remote working in mind.

Dyson V11 review

Dyson’s V11 is a cordless vacuum cleaner that can do it all.

The V11 is a cordless vacuum cleaner that can do it all. It’s easy to use, has a good battery life and performs exceptionally.

Apple event 'Spring Loaded' is announced for April 21

The Apple event, Spring Loaded, will be streamed live from Apple Park.

Will Apple finally launch its item-tracking AirTags range, is there a new iPad in the mix? Watch the livestream to find out.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Series II review

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Series II.

While they have everything you need in a new pair of wireless headphones, there are superior headphones on the market for the same price.

Apple hints at new augmented-reality glasses

This pink-haired Memoji with a calendar icon (showing June 7) reflected in her glasses has the technology world all fired up.

OPINION: A combination of industry rumours, Apple-owned patents and leaks suggest the tech giant is creating AR hardware that looks more like a pair of glasses than the traditional VR headset.

Oppo Find a worthy contender in premium phone ranks

The X3 Pro’s quality is immediately apparent, with its insanely good display.

With a brilliant display and lightning fast performance, it can hold its own against the big guys

Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program coming to NZ

Kiwis will benefit from the announcement more than other territories, as Apple doesn’t have a dedicated Apple Store – ...

Apple is bringing its Repair Provider program, that offers access to genuine parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics for out-of-warranty repairs, to New Zealand.

Real estate photographer's drone shot down, police investigating video

Jack Mapobpan's drone entered return-to-home mode when it was shot on Tuesday.

Jack Mapobpan had consent from neighbours and a nearby Air Force base to fly, but someone took exception and took it out with a pellet gun.

Nanoleaf Essentials Smart Bulb A60 review

Nanoleaf Essentials Smart Bulb A60.

An affordable smart bulb that is great at doing the basics, but it’s held back by an average app and connectivity issues.

Sony WH-1000XM4 review

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones.

They sound great, support multiple codecs, have fantastic noise cancellation, are well-designed and very comfortable — and all for a fantastic price.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Earbuds review

These are fantastic earbuds that are cheaper than the competition, but they’re held back by not being sweat-resistant ...

These are fantastic earbuds that are cheaper than the competition, but they’re held back by not being sweat-resistant and therefore not suitable for exercising.

Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell review

It’s a great product for anyone looking to add a wireless camera to their front door. But it’s not perfect.

It’s a great product for anyone looking to add a wireless camera to their front door. But it’s not perfect.

The $399 5G smartphone

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T offers various surprises, such as the camera set-up.

How good can a budget phone be?

Garmin Vivoactive: It runs and runs

The Garmin Vivoactive has a low-res screen, for good reason.

It's not the smartest watch but it does some things very well

Apple AirPods Pro — best buds with the iPhone

The audio is as good as anything else that is currently on the in-ear headphone market.

OPINION: It’s not difficult to understand why the AirPods Pro has been so successful.

Arlo Ultra 2 review

The Arlo Ultra 2.

OPINION: A home security camera that's easy to install, records in crisp 4K resolution and can be outside in all weather.

Future bright for TVs with new display tech (and jargon) in 2021

Sony's A90J is one of two 2021 sets featuring an OLED panel with LCD-like brightness.

As high-end OLED TVs get brighter, the introduction of miniLED also means less expensive LCD sets will look better than ever.

Curse or necessity? Schools grapple with whether students should be allowed smartphones

Smartphones can push a further wedge between generations, says psychologist Dr Kerry Gibson.

Schools have been dealing with smartphone use by students for the better part of a decade, so are they are necessity in a modern world, or a scourge that needs to be removed?

Modern gadgets for modern living

LED Selfie Live Streaming Ring Light.

SPONSORED: Lemon&Joy offers innovative products for modern life.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.

REVIEW: They're better than the Galaxy Buds Live but unless you’re a Samsung Galaxy S21 user, there are better earbuds on the market.

Best wireless earbuds NZ (2021)

Beats’ Powerbeats Pro are ideal for those who are looking for earbuds primarily for exercising.

REVIEWS: In this expert guide, we’ve ranked our favourites to help you with your purchase in this sometimes overbearing market.

JBL Tune 225TWS review

In a market that is flooded by different brands, it is hard to stand out. JBL is a well thought of brand when it comes ...

REVIEW: JBL’s Tune 225TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are affordable and competitively priced. Unfortunately, what they save in price they lose in functionality.

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