Inspect-a-Gadget:

February, 2014


February 27, 2014  3:42 PM

MWC REVIEW: Tech21 Impact Band

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Apple, D30, impactology, iPhone, iPhone 5c, MWC, review, Smartphones, Tech21

I picked this nifty gadget up during Showstoppers at the MWC conference in Barcelona. This phone case/band uses a substance called D30 to reduce impact to your phone when...

February 27, 2014  1:27 PM

MWC FIRST LOOK: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Bluetooth, HD, lenovo, tablet computer, Yoga

Over the last year the news has been filled with stories of Lenovo's success and it seems that they are slowly


February 26, 2014  9:53 PM

MWC FIRST LOOK: Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony SmartBand

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Android, MWC, smartphone, Sony, Xperia

With Sony recently bowing out of the PC market in favour of pushing its smartphone arm, we expected big things from any new devices announced at...


February 26, 2014  11:43 AM

MWC 2014 First Look: Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
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This week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has seen a slew of new devices hit the show floor, ranging from the high end market dominators like the new Samsung Galaxy...


February 25, 2014  3:53 PM

MWC 2014 FIRST LOOK: Nokia X and Nokia XL

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Android, Google, Microsoft, nokia, Skype, WIndows Phone

After all of the fuss that was made about Microsoft acquiring Nokia's mobile phone arm, the Finnish giants have gone and released a


February 25, 2014  11:03 AM

MWC 2014 FIRST LOOK: Samsung Galaxy S5

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Barcelona, samsung, Samsung Galaxy, smartphone, Smartwatch, wearable, Wi-Fi

Samsung has been very busy this year, having already launched a new range of products in January at CES in Vegas.

They definitely saved the best until last though, as the new Samsung Galaxy S5, announced...


February 18, 2014  5:37 PM

REVIEW: Fujitsu U904 Ultrabook

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Fujitsu, Microsoft Windows, ultrabook, Windows 8

Windows 8 has been slowly seeping into our lives over the last few years, and yet I still feel overwhelmingly confused when I come across laptops running the no-longer-new OS. 

This Fujitsu Ultrabook laptop, through its size and comfortable usability, helped me...


February 13, 2014  3:31 PM

INFOGRAPHIC: The importance of communication

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Cloud Computing, Communication, Infographic, Valentine

Valentine's Day is upon us, and as we text, email, PM, snapchat, IM and tweet our loved ones a special message, we realise the importance of communication in this technology-centric age. Many a relationship has failed due to lack of communication, and


February 11, 2014  4:42 PM

HANDS ON: Polycom HDX 4500

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
1080p, Display resolution, HDTV, lcd, Mac, MONITOR, PC, Polycom, Video conferencing

Earlier this month I took a look at the HDX 4500, a piece of conferencing equipment that doubles up as a desk monitor, so you can take part in several conference calls every day without ever having to leave your desk. 

This conferencing solution is perfect for...


February 3, 2014  10:23 PM

REVIEW: Nokia Lumia 1520

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
1080p, Apple, Microsoft Office, nokia, WIndows Phone, Windows Phone 8

The Lumia phones have always appealed to me because they were one of the first smartphones to come in a range of bright and cheerful colours (and I was slightly disappointed that the review copy we got was black, even though it was still very sleek).

Since I've...


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