Category Archives: Gadgets

Sphero BB-8 with Force Band

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BB-8, the lovable spherical droid from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, stole our hearts the moment we saw him on stage at the Star Wars Celebration in 2015. He had the chutzpah of R2-D2 but came in a more portable, technologically impressive package. OK, he’s a rolling sphere – but still – it’s […]

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Dyson Supersonic

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Primarily known for products that suck – calm down, we’re talking about vacuums – Dyson has also proven adept at machines that blow, too (hey now, what did we say earlier?), having refined its jet technology on its Airblade hand dryers and Hot + Cool fans. Now, the airflow innovator has opened itself up to […]

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Fitbit Surge

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Update: Fitbit has updated its companion app to offer more robust sleep management tools via Sleep Schedule. Along with tracking the amount of sleep you’re getting each night, the new feature can also help you decide when is a good time to head to bed and wake up each day. It’s a small, but thoughtful […]

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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

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It’s hard to deny Dyson’s position at the forefront of cutting-edge vacuum technology, with most other vacuum makers regularly playing catchup in an arena that’s been dominated for years by the trendsetting company. It’s easy to be instantly impressed by Dyson’s manoeuvrable and endlessly convenient stick vacuums, with their impressive suction, lightweight builds and attractive […]

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LG Rolling Bot

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What is the LG Rolling Bot? It’s a few things. A remote controlled toy. A home surveillance camera. An entertainer for your cat. We kid you not – this is LG’s crazy creative juices in full flow. LG didn’t even intend to launch the Rolling Bot, but it was so well liked internally they decided […]

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Fitbit Force review

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Update: Fitbit Force has been recalled, so we updated our review to address its skin irritation issues and compare it to wearables that came out days after its release. Fitbit has always been a few pedometer steps ahead of other activity tracking devices, but like the average person’s fitness routine, Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex […]

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Jawbone Up24 review

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Update: The Up24 may have been superseded by the Jawbone UP2 and Jawbone UP3, but you can still pick it up fairly cheaply around the traps. We’ve updated the review to reflect this. Original review below: The smart and sporty Jawbone Up24 is the most fashionable, lightweight and comfortable fitness tracking wearable you can buy, […]

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Dog & Bone LockSmart

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Padlocks have always been pretty straightforward, haven’t they? Simply lock one up and keep its key in a safe place so you can open it up again. Not much more to it, is there? Actually, there are a number of ways in which padlocks can evolve in order to provide expanded functionality and ease of […]

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Jawbone Up

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Update: You’ll struggle to find a first-gen Jawbone UP on the street, so it might be worth checking out our Jawbone UP3 and Jawbone UP2 reviews. Original review follows: Like love, sensors are all around us. The astronomic growth in smartphone uptake means that most of the people you know now carry around a device […]

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Chromecast (2013)

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Update: The original Chromecast has finally hung up its hat. Google has manufactured a new device that’s faster, smarter and more integrated than the original, and it’s just landed in Australia. Here’s our Chromecast review. Original review below… Streaming media around your home isn’t a new idea, but the rise of internet-based on-demand services like […]

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