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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom REVIEW

It’s a real chubber, but Pat Pilcher finds that Samsung’s smartphone/camera combo has genuine user benefits.

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Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner REVIEW

Gary Steel reviews Dyson’s Digital Slim DC59 cordless vacuum cleaner.

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Gert-Jan Prins – Noise Capture (X-OR) ALBUM REVIEW

In this series, Unknown Pleasures, Gary Steel makes his case for worthy but under-recognised albums and artists. Gert-Jan Prins is reasonably well-known in the experimental underground, but there’s something about his “noise” music that makes it more engaging than his stylistic contemporaries.

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Totem – Cirque du Soleil, Alexandra Park, Auckland REVIEW

Gary Steel is an arthritic slug, and is deeply envious of beautiful, flexible acrobats.

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Samsung Curved 65-inch UHD TV REVIEW

Samsung’s big brute bares beaut curves and a picture that some would die for, says our man on the TV battlefield, Pat Pilcher.


Hi-Fi/Home Theatre

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Soul to Sole Audio Announces TL1 Speaker

Another New Zealand based audio manufacturer is in the loudspeaker game – this time it’s Hawkes Bay based Soul to Sole audio with the TL1 transmission line floorstander.

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Headphones/Earphones

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Noel Leeming Unveils New Look Stores

Electronics superstore launches new look, new services. Gary Steel attends the launch, doesn’t drink much.

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Photo/Gadgets/Computers

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LG G Watch REVIEW

Pat Pilcher travels the world with LG’s new smart-watch clamped to his wrist, and it saves his bacon in sticky situations.

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Music/Movies

solo april 2013 k2

Gert-Jan Prins – Noise Capture (X-OR) ALBUM REVIEW

In this series, Unknown Pleasures, Gary Steel makes his case for worthy but under-recognised albums and artists. Gert-Jan Prins is reasonably well-known in the experimental underground, but there’s something about his “noise” music that makes it more engaging than his stylistic contemporaries.

continue reading

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Gert-Jan Prins – Noise Capture (X-OR) ALBUM REVIEW

In this series, Unknown Pleasures, Gary Steel makes his case for worthy but under-recognised albums and artists. Gert-Jan Prins is reasonably well-known in the experimental underground, but there’s something about his “noise” music that makes it more engaging than his stylistic contemporaries.

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