Reviews and comparisons

Reviews and advice for buyers of tech products and services.

Google Home Mini review: a good-value voice assistant

Google Home Mini review: a good-value voice assistant

Google’s $79 smart speaker is big on smarts but has one dumb flaw.
Mar 9 2018, 8:06AM
Asus VC239H review: a budget belter of a monitor

Asus VC239H review: a budget belter of a monitor

This 23in 1080p monitor shows you don't spend up big for a good-quality panel.
Mar 1 2018, 9:50PM
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

They're stunning but are they worth the premium price? We take Samsung’s new flagship phones for a spin.
Feb 27 2018, 11:12AM
Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

We test the audio of Apple’s smart speaker – and how well it can ‘listen’.
Feb 21 2018, 2:58PM
AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

Looking for a good-quality 32in monitor on a budget? Here’s one for your shortlist.
Feb 16 2018, 5:58AM
Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

On a budget or already have good speakers? You don’t have to spend up big to add a voice-controlled digital assistant.
Feb 15 2018, 9:22AM
diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

Do you carry around sensitive data? This portable hard drive offers multi-layer security.
Feb 9 2018, 11:55AM
Top collaboration apps compared

Top collaboration apps compared

Slack vs Microsoft Teams, Facebook's Workplace and more: which is best for your team?
Feb 8 2018, 7:33AM
Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant join forces in the smartest speaker yet – and it sounds great, too.
Feb 7 2018, 1:30PM
WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

This new access point is for businesses that want enterprise-grade wireless security without breaking the bank.
Feb 6 2018, 10:02PM
WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

Need something faster than a regular portable drive? Western Digital's latest device might be what you need.
Feb 2 2018, 8:07AM
Apple HomePod first impressions

Apple HomePod first impressions

We’ve just had our first encounter with the Apple's smart speaker and we’re very impressed indeed.
Jan 31 2018, 2:25PM
Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

They’re are finally arriving in Australia. We put Amazon’s smart speakers to the test.
Jan 30 2018, 6:22PM
Google Drive vs Microsoft OneDrive

Google Drive vs Microsoft OneDrive

We compare the capacities, pricing, applications and features of the two popular cloud storage services.
Jan 29 2018, 1:00PM
Razer Blade Pro review: a 17in laptop for work and play

Razer Blade Pro review: a 17in laptop for work and play

For those who don’t want a low-powered ultraportable, here’s a welcome alternative.
Jan 27 2018, 7:21AM
Synology DiskStation DS418j review: a great-value four-bay NAS

Synology DiskStation DS418j review: a great-value four-bay NAS

Need lots of storage for your home or small business? Synology’s new four-bay NAS appliance is ideal.
Jan 24 2018, 2:57AM
Best smartphones of 2018

Best smartphones of 2018

Whether you're on the hunt for a budget, mid-range or premium handset, we've selected a smartphone for you.
Jan 22 2018, 11:53AM
Moto G5S and G5S Plus reviewed: best budget phones

Moto G5S and G5S Plus reviewed: best budget phones

Motorola’s latest G series smartphones just got better.
Jan 4 2018, 4:36PM
MacBook Air 2017 review: Apple's latest budget laptop

MacBook Air 2017 review: Apple's latest budget laptop

Apple's entry-level laptop has had a long-overdue upgrade, but is it enough to remain competitive?
Dec 19 2017, 3:08PM
Tableau vs Microsoft Power BI: which business intelligence tool?

Tableau vs Microsoft Power BI: which business intelligence tool?

Want quick and easy access to key business data, trends and forecasts? We compare two of the better BI tools.
Dec 19 2017, 8:41AM