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| December 18, 2018

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REVIEW: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

November 29, 2018 |

After an impressive Irish launch in partnership with Three Ireland earlier this month, Xiaomi have entered the market with a slew of handsets and devices. Having already reviewed their e-scooter, we’ve also got our handsets on their entry level handset … Read More

Sony announce the PlayStation Classic: Will include 20 pre-installed games

November 28, 2018 |

It’s been almost 25 years since the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by then Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship an unprecedented 100 million units worldwide. Its ability … Read More

Just Eat giving away €10,000 in gift cards to celebrate 25 million journeys on dublinbikes

November 27, 2018 |

Just Eat dublinbikes has just announced that over 25 million journeys have been taken on their bike hire scheme since 2009 and, to celebrate, Just Eat are giving away €10,000 worth of gift cards to lucky users of the service. … Read More

REVIEW: Battlefield V

November 20, 2018 |

Ah Battlefield. The ever-dependable FPS from EA takes another trip into the past with Battlefield V – a game that hasn’t had the smoothest of journeys to launch but it’s finally here. EA’s looking to innovate; promising a touching … Read More

REVIEW: Earin M-2 Wireless Earphones

November 20, 2018 |

Last year we reviewed Earin’s first set of truly wireless earbuds, the M-1. Earin was one of the first companies to release fully wireless earbuds. They were small, sounded good, but ultimately, the technology let them down and they were … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo Plus

November 19, 2018 |

Earlier this year, we reviewed the Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) and now as we come towards the end of 2018, we’re here with the brand new replacement for that Echo, the Amazon Echo Plus. In this review we’re going to … Read More

‘Black Shark’ Gaming Phone Available in Ireland Today

November 16, 2018 |

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi recently made its official debut into the Irish market in an exclusive partnership with Three Ireland and now their mobile gaming division is arriving on Irish shores also. Starting today, Irish consumers will be able to pick … Read More

REVIEW: Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

November 15, 2018 |

Xiaomi (pronounced SHOW-ME, think of ‘shower me’ without the ‘er’) recently launched in Ireland through a partnership with Three Ireland and while they are mostly known for their mobile phones, Xiaomi are now more of a lifestyle technology company who … Read More

REVIEW: Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Nintendo Switch)

November 14, 2018 |

We’ve been playing Starlink: Battle for Atlas on Nintendo Switch from Ubisoft for a couple of weeks now and so far our journey with Fox McCloud and the rest of the team has been pretty good. Starlink is an open world … Read More

Fossil Sport Smartwatch with Qualcomm 3100 announced

November 8, 2018 |

2018 is a busy year for Fossil with the launch of a number of new smartwatches back at IFA 2018 that unfortunately had the old 2100 Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. They’ve now just taken the wraps of their latest … Read More

HMD Global partners with iKydz this Christmas

November 6, 2018 |

HMD Global has partnered with iKydz, an Irish internet safety company, to offer 3 months trial of their iKydz Mobile tool for free on the HMD Global’s Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 handsets. The tool gives parents total control … Read More

Uber Eats Launches in Ireland this Thursday

November 6, 2018 |

From this Thursday, Uber will launch their food app – Uber Eats – in four cities across Ireland. Starting at lunchtime on 8th November, people in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will be able to sign up to the service … Read More

REVIEW: Red Dead Redemption 2

November 5, 2018 |

What could be considered the most anticipated game of the year is finally here, Red Dead Redemption 2 (we’ll call it RDR2 from now on) is out now on the PS4 and Xbox One. It seems like it’s been in … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

November 2, 2018 |

With 2018 wrapping up and every major smartphone manufacturer having finally released their latest flagship, it’s an interesting time to look back and see what’s changed with each of these launches. Notches are still here, headphone jacks are disappearing and … Read More

Xiaomi comes to Ireland: Thanks to Three

November 2, 2018 |

Three Ireland is exclusively launching Xiaomi’s smartphones and other products in the Irish Market and TheEffect.Net team were at the official launch event in Dublin last night. Xiaomi, (pronounced ‘Shaomee’) is now the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, and makes … Read More

WATCH: Brand New Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer

October 30, 2018 |

With Fallout 76’s launch just over 2 weeks away, Bethesda Studios has launched a brand new live action trailer showcasing some of the more quirky creatures and characters you can expect to see in the game. Set in West Virginia, … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog’ in Ireland for the 2nd year running!

October 26, 2018 |

We did it again! At the Blog Awards 2018 ceremony last night in Dublin city centre, TheEffect.Net was voted the ‘Best Digital & Tech Blog 2018’ in Ireland yet again, two years in a row. We also were awarded BronzeRead More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ3

October 22, 2018 |

If you’ve been keeping track of Sony’s Xperia series, you’ll know that each of their flagship devices usually have a short lifespan. Xperia XZ2 had just been released about six months ago, and now it already has a successor: the … Read More

HANDS ON: Sony’s Christmas Offerings

October 19, 2018 |

Derek and I managed to have some hands on time at Sony’s Christmas Offerings showcase event in The Dean Hotel in Dublin city centre yesterday and we got to play with some of Sony’s newest and coolest tech. On display, … Read More

WATCH: Official Battlefield V Single Player Campaign Trailer

October 17, 2018 |

EA has just dropped the brand new single player campaign trailer for their upcoming WWII FPS epic, Battlefield V. “Discover the untold stories of World War 2 with Battlefield V’s single player War Stories,” the description of Battlefield V’s new single-player trailer said.

“In Nordlys, … Read More

Huawei Announce the Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Arriving in Ireland Next Month

October 16, 2018 |

At the official global launch event in London’s ExCel Centre today, Huawei took the wraps of their latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The also announced its smaller sibling, the Mate 20, its Porsche Design cousin, the Mate … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel 3 XL

October 15, 2018 |

We’ve been using the new Google Pixel 3 XL almost a week now and we’ve learnt a lot about Google’s newest handset, which will be the first Pixel phone available to Irish consumers on November 1st. We must say though, … Read More

REVIEW: KuaiFit K Sport Wireless Earphones

October 15, 2018 |

True wireless earphones come in all shapes and sizes. The most familiar ones out there would be the Apple Airpods. Makers of wireless earphones are doing what they can to make themselves stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

 

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Samsung announce the Galaxy A9 with FOUR rear cameras!

October 11, 2018 |

We’re smack bang in the middle of #Techtober where most major smartphone manufacturers are announcing their latest handsets and Samsung have entered the ring with one of their most unique handsets to date! They’ve just announced the new … Read More

Google announces the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL & Pixel Stand: Coming to Ireland

October 9, 2018 |

So, after months of leaks and hands on videos, Google has finally ‘officially’ unveiled their newest handsets, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL along with the new Pixel Stand wireless charging dock. To kick things off, were going to take … Read More