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Wireless
Sony to bring new 1000X series WH-1000XM5 headphones to the market
Sony has announced the newest edition of its award-winning wireless headphones, with the 1000X series WH-1000XM5 noise-cancelling model.
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Wireless
Hands-on review: Technics EAH-A800 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Designed in Osaka, Japan, these headphones just exude quality. They aren’t heavy, but they feel well built and solid.
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Bluetooth
HealthSafe urges NZ businesses to digitize safety systems
Auckland based company HealthSafe says global trends include going contactless and using Bluetooth technology for signing in and real-time visibility
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Wireless
Hands-on review: Jabra Evolve2 85 wireless headset
On behalf of remote workers and those trapped on endless video conferences, we check out a high end headset from the Danish manufacturer Jabra
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Design
Hands-on review: Skullcandy Grind and Push Active wireless earbuds
Skullcandy’s earbuds tend to offer a stylish design, comfortable fit, and great audio experience. Do the company’s latest earbuds, the Grind and Push Active models continue to impress?
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Sony
Hands-on review: Sony WF-C500 earbuds
My first impressions of the WF-C500 earbuds were really good. The packaging is very similar to that of the flagship earbuds. The earbuds themselves came with a protective charging case, instructions, warranties, different size ear tips and a USB-C charging cable.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid gaming headset
EPOS goes from strength to strength, unleashing with its top-of-the-range EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid what could just be the ultimate gaming headset.
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Music
Hand-on review: Sony X-Series XG500 Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
For as long as I can remember, Sony have been known as purveyors of quality sound. I leapt at the opportunity to review two of their latest products.
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Review
Hands-on review: Satechi Trio Wireless Charger & Satechi Slim X3 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard
Being a naturally curious individual, I was interested to see what customers had to say about Satechi’s products. This is my first foray into the world of the multiple device charger, and to start with I’ll admit to being slightly confused, quoting Manuel from Fawlty Towers with a confused, “¿Que?”
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: The Oral-B IO Series 9 electric toothbrush - it's pretty smart
I’m no longer left wondering if I apply the right amount of pressure on my teeth, if I’ve missed certain areas of my mouth and whether I could take more action to protect my gnashers.
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Microsoft
New Bluetooth headsets announced by Poly
Tech company Poly has announced a new addition to its Bluetooth headphone line up. 
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: EPOS Expand 80 Bluetooth speakerphone
With their Expand 80, Epos provides a corporate solution to our ever-evolving workplaces.
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Bluetooth
Ministry of Health successfully completes COVID-19 tracing technology trial
The New Zealand Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Government's principal advisor on health and disability, completed the community-led Bluetooth contact tracing technology trial in Rotorua.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: JBL PartyBox On-The-Go
Some of us love to celebrate through singing and playing music. The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go is designed for just such occasions.
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PC Hardware
D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi 6 PCIe adapter with Bluetooth 5.1
The DWA-X3000 can achieve Wi-Fi speeds up to 2402Mbps (5GHz) + 600Mbps (2.4GHz) and is backwards compatible with 802.11ac/n/g/a/b technology.
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Bluetooth
Review: BlueAnt X5 bloody good Party Speaker
It’s portable, battery-powered, small and looks pretty good but still manages to pack a real punch.
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Audio
BlueAnt brings the party home with the X5 speaker
With a proven record of sound-quality at an affordable price, this speaker is bound to be a bestseller in the portable party speaker market.
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Bluetooth
Motorola to launch smart, rugged personal radio
The MXP600 TETRA radio includes intelligent mic and speaker management for noisy environments and a connected app for flexible comms.
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Bluetooth
Aussie-brand Audiofly updates true-wireless earphones
The new AFT2 offers 35 hours play time with the charging case, and comes in four Australia-inspired colours.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: BlueAnt X3 speaker: Local, affordable and good quality!?
BlueAnt’s newest product is a sturdy Bluetooth portable speaker that is being released at just $239.95. But is it any good? Yes. Yes it is.
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Audio
Hands-on review: The Neo Smartpen RECO
Why, in 2020, would you need a voice recorder when smartphones and laptops do the same job? We find out.
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Biometrics
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
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Audio
Hands-on review: AirFly Pro - the Bluetooth tool you didn’t know you needed
Have you ever turned on the TV late at night while your flatmates are asleep and thought, ‘I wish I can just connect my AirPods or my wireless headphones to the TV?’ The AirFly Pro does just that. 
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: Skullcandy Crusher ANC Bluetooth headset
Active noise cancelling completely shuts out PC case fan noise, enabling even the most subtle sounds to be clear and crisp without a fan droning in the background.