Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Home Tech Review: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier

, posted: 21-Dec-2017 09:04

At home, my family purchased our first Dyson product (a vacuum cleaner) in 2016 and had no complaints – so when Dyson offered to send another product in my direction my wife, Selina, suggested we should try it. So we set about trying it - with Selina also contributing to this review. In simple terms the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier is an air purifier and fan with both cooling and heating capability. It utilises the bladeless fan technology that Dyson first launched in 2009 referring to it (read the entire post)...



Review: Nokia Lumia 800

, posted: 26-Mar-2012 00:59

After a European launch in late 2011, Nokia's first flagship Windows Phone has finally launched in New Zealand. It's stunning in Cyan and also in the generic Black option. I've spent a considerable amount of time with the Nokia Lumia 800 both before and after it being released publicly in NZ and have been extremely impressed. It's a phone with an impressive design and robustness. The key areas where this handsets specification have improved over original Windows Phone 7 models of late 2010 inclu (read the entire post)...



Review: Vodafone NZ Sure Signal 3G Femtocell

, posted: 25-Jan-2011 09:28


Sure Signal (standard)

After a somewhat problematic process I now have a Vodafone NZ 'Sure Signal' branded Femto cell (micro cell site) gadget up and running. And I'm pleased to say it delivers. If you have problems with 3G mobile coverage at your home or workplace this might be what you need.


Sure Signal Enterprise

I tested the standard unit, which Vodafone are selling for $300+gst ($345) promises to bring a strong 3G signal to places where there was (read the entire post)...