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  • Logitech G500s

    The Logitech G500s has just about every feature a gamer could dream of, particularly if you play first-person shooters and other games that require pinpoint accuracy.

  • CyberPower VALUE1200ELCD

    New Zealand can barely go a few months without a major power outage in some part of the country, and this poses risks to PC users: either a massive spike or sudden drop in the voltage coming out of your wall sockets and going into your sensitive computer components.

  • Netgear R6300

    Netgear is the latest early-adopter of the in-development 802.11ac standard, which is intended to provide throughput of at least one gigabit per second. That’s almost double the maximum throughput of 802.11n, the highest-speed Wi-Fi standard that’s been widely adopted.

  • Logitech UE 6000

    Logitech’s UE 6000s are some of the most comfortable headphones ever to lovingly cradle my head. The cushioning in the earcups and under the headband is soft and squishy, and the headband is extendable enough to cater for everyone.

  • HP PhotoSmart 7520

    The HP PhotoSmart 7520 is on the border between ‘home’ and ‘home office’ multifunction printers.

  • TomTom Via 225

    When I received the TomTom Via 225 to review, I was excited to see what updates TomTom had made to its in-car navigation units. It turns out, as Scribe would so poetically put it in a hip hop single back in 2003, “Not many, if any”.

  • Joy Zip Mini Touch-n-go

    The Zip Mini Touch-n-go is a four-station charging hub. It’s about the size of a one centimetre tall drink coaster, but unlike many multi-charging stations, you don’t plug your USB cable into the Zip Mini – instead, you use Zip Tails.

  • QNAP TurboNAS TS-212

    The TS-212 is a dual-bay network-attached storage (NAS) unit from network-hardware vendor QNAP. We tested the barebones unit, sold without drives, using a pair of 2TB Western Digital Red NAS-optimised hard drives.

  • Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard

    Microsoft has a selection of ‘ergonomic keyboards’ and the Sculpt Comfort is much like the Comfort Curve with a split space-bar. Its angled keyboard leaves your hands pointing slightly inwards rather than directly forwards.

  • Synology DS213air

    Synology’s network attached storage (NAS) units tend to push the upper limits of ‘home storage’. The DS213air is no exception, with a feature set and price more befitting small businesses. However, it may suit enthusiasts seeking a top-notch NAS.

  • TP-Link TL-WDN4800

    This PCI Express card adds 802.11a/b/g/n wi-fi connectivity to any modern desktop PC running Windows. It’s a dual-band adapter, meaning it supports connections on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.

  • Vodafone Pocket WiFi

    I must admit that, since we tested the Huawei E5 mobile 3G router two years ago, I’ve been using it every time I travel. I love it.

  • Logitech UE Mobile Boombox

    Logitech’s UE Mobile Boombox is the first of its new Ultimate Ears range we’ve had the chance to test, and I have to admit I’m impressed. It’s a small speaker – about 11cm long and 6cm high – that can connect via Bluetooth to up to eight devices in total, and two devices at once. Setup is remarkably easy – I just turned on the speaker, pressed a button on it, and then used my phone and tablet’s settings to pair via Bluetooth. 

  • HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One

    HP’s OfficeJet 150 is an ultracompact colour inkjet printer, with integrated sheet-fed scanner. With paper tray closed, it measures just 350 x 171 x 90mm, and weighs in at just 3.1kg. What really makes it special, though, its the included Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Fully charged, the OJ150 will print up to 500 pages without the need for mains power.