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Hands-on review: Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt
This is an ideal product and finally delivers on what you'd expect in an electronic lock. Now I want one.
Hands-on review: BenQ Trevolo Bluetooth speaker
Where other makers have opted for simplistic designs, BenQ pushed the boat out when it came to the Trevolo Bluetooth speaker.
Hands-on review: iLuv Bluetooth Aud Mini Speaker with LED Light Show
I’ve tried a lot of Bluetooth speakers and many are almost identical. Finally, I’ve found something completely different.
Toshiba targets wearable market with new Bluetooth devices
"As the market for wearables continues its rapid expansion, users are increasingly demanding low-power communication capabilities built into devices."
Hands-on review: Neo Smartpen N2
The Neo Smartpen N2 proudly claims to bridge the gap between paper and digital. Artists, writers, scribblers will find this a welcome addition.
Hands-on review: UE Boom 2
If you like making sure you have a soundtrack for your summer travels, the UE Boom will make your plans a lot easier.
New WiFi standard faces growing challenges
A new WiFi standard is facing a difficult path to adoption in the already crowded Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity space.
Locationing tech boosting customer retention and retailer revenue
Today’s retailers face the same challenge - shoppers have so many choices, with the competition always just a few keystrokes away, any time of the day
The human body at the core of new wireless communication tech
New wireless communication technology that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body is on the horizon.
Retailers to spend billions on IoT technologies
According to Juniper Research, retailers will spend an estimated $2.5 billion on hardware and installation costs by 2020.
BLE beacons to exceed 400 million by 2020
“BLE Beacons are cropping up everywhere, with particularly strong growth coming in Enterprise/Industrial, IoT and connected home."
Hands-on review: Orbitsound Spaced360
With the Spaced360, British company Orbitsound is looking to deliver a unique audio experience to every corner of the room.
New Apple Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard on the horizon
Apple is set to release a new ‘Magic Mouse 2’ and wireless keyboard with Bluetooth 4.2, according to regulatory filings posted to the FCC website.
NZ Transport Agency utilises Bluetooth technology
The NZ Transport Agency has installed a network of high-tech sensors to make travelling around Tauranga and parts of the Bay of Plenty easier.
Spark launches waterproof phone dock
“Spark is looking for ways to respond to growing demand for products that enable smartphone users to keep their device with them all the time.”
Review: Etón Audio Rugged Rukus Solar Bluetooth Speaker
With a plethora of bluetooth speakers hitting the market, what makes the Rugged Rukus an ideal travel speaker?
Plantronics Backbeat PRO Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
After my last ‘mis’adventure with a set of Plantronics, I was expecting to be on the blacklist, but instead they’ve sent me their latest and greatest ‘phones, and I must say they’ve got every bell and whistle!
Will business travellers adopt wearables?
True disruption can only occur when a technology solves a problem in such a way that users can’t imagine doing the same task the old way ever again
Braven's Mira speaker now available in New Zealand
You can now get Braven Mira, ‘the uniquely versatile wireless speaker’ in New Zealand.
Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones
The BackBeat FIT headphones by Plantronics are designed for sporty people. As an anything but sporty person, are they any use for me?
Review: Parrot Minikit Neo Glam
If you want to know that it’s going to work first time, every time, then make sure it’s a Parrot.
Gen-i asks… Will Modular smartphones save the world, and your wallet?
Google recently sold Motorola, effectively cutting their losses and exiting the smartphone hardware business. However, they kept one piece of it...
Introducing the hi-tech way to unhook a bra...
"Until now, the bra was a piece of clothing to remove, but now it is an instrument to test for true love."
Review: Rapoo H6080 Bluetooth Headphones
I’ve been searching for Bluetooth headphones as I listen to my music from my laptop and it’s good to be able to get up and move around without losing the music.