All posts by Vic B'Stard

SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 Bluetooth Performance Speaker review

With an outdoor party speaker sure to get your neighbours calling the cops, SOUNDBOKS turns the volume all the way up to eleven.

Designed in Denmark, I’m guessing the Soundboks Bluetooth Performance Speaker cut its teeth on Scandinavian death metal. Cranking the volume all the way up bought tears to my eyes, but likely evoked a different emotional response from others within a 1KM radius. Continue reading SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 Bluetooth Performance Speaker review

D-Link ANZ launches new AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Range Extender

D-Link ANZ has launched the DAP-X1860 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Mesh Range Extender. The portable plug-in device expands existing Wi-Fi networks with the aim of ridding homes of frustrating  Wi-Fi dead zones. Continue reading D-Link ANZ launches new AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Range Extender

Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar review

Poly takes video conferencing to a new level with the Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar.

Over the last year and a half, I’ve watched countless absolutely horrendous video presentations that have made my toes curl. It’s fair enough that Covid caught us all unawares. If, however, you are presenting to a paying audience, or want to maintain the same level of professionalism remotely as you would face-to-face, you need a decent webcam and audio set-up. Continue reading Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar review

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood PC review

The Elder Scroll Online continues to mine the rich backstory of Bethesda’s premier franchise. This year players get the chance to return to Oblivion in the major expansion, Blackwood. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood PC review

Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD review

Kingston has released its very affordable NV1 NVMe solid-state drive, but just how does it stack up?

NVMe SSDs have been a game-changer. These discreet devices pack a lot of very fast storage space in a tiny form factor. A far cry from hefty 3.5” hard drives, they measure just a few inches long and slot directly onto motherboards. PCIe adapters are also available allowing this comparatively lightning-fast data storage technology to be used even in machines without native compatibility. Continue reading Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD review

Epson partners with National Geographic to address climate change

Epson Australia is the first Epson office in the world to announce that Epson globally has joined forces with National Geographic to promote the protection of the world’s permafrost with its newly launched ‘Turn Down the Heat’ campaign. Continue reading Epson partners with National Geographic to address climate change

HTC Vive Pro 2 VR headset review

HTC’s follow-up to its commercial-level HMD, the Vive Pro 2, takes aim at both professional and high-end gaming users.

When HTC released the original Vive it had the fledgling market to itself. Six years down the track the Taiwanese tech giant has competition coming at it from all angles. Continue reading HTC Vive Pro 2 VR headset review

Interview: Thomas Dexmier- HTC Vive Country Manager ANZ

With the recent announcement of the new Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus VR headset, I sat down for a chat with Thomas Dexmier ANZ HTC Country Manager. Continue reading Interview: Thomas Dexmier- HTC Vive Country Manager ANZ