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Nokia unveil the Nokia 9 PureView with FIVE Rear Cameras & More at MWC 2019

February 25, 2019 |

Nokia has just announced a range of new handsets at MWC 2019 with their new flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, grabbing the most attention. The new handset features the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics.

Sony Announce New Xperia 1 – World’s first 4K HDR OLED Display in a Smartphone & More

February 25, 2019 |

Sony have just finished up their MWC 2019 press conference and unveiled 4 new smartphones with their flagship XZ line becoming the new Xperia 1. The Sony Xperia 1 packs all the bells and whistles you’d come to expect from … Read More

Huawei Unveil the €2299 Huawei Mate X: The World’s Fastest Foldable 5G Phone

February 24, 2019 |

Hot on the heels of Samsung, who unveiled their folding Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone at an event in San Francisco earlier in the week, Huawei decided to use their time at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 to unveil the new … Read More

REVIEW: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air Wireless Earphones

February 22, 2019 |

Following on from our review of the Anker Soundcore Spirit X Wireless Earphones, we’ve also had the chance to test out their Soundcore Liberty Air true-wireless earphones which, for better or for worse, will always be compared to Apple’s AirPods. Coming … Read More

Samsung Announce New Galaxy S10, S10+ & S10e

February 20, 2019 |

When you thought the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL suffered a lot of leaks prior to their launch last October, along comes Samsung’s latest offerings. After weeks of pretty substantial leaks appearing online in the lead up to … Read More

REVIEW: Crackdown 3

February 19, 2019 |

Way back in E3 2014, Microsoft unveiled one of their big first-party sequels, their blockbuster Xbox One title Crackdown 3. Crackdown 3 was on the way, scheduled to release in 2016. After the much-maligned diversion that was Crackdown 2, … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta

February 19, 2019 |

Following on from the well received first installment of Tom Clancy’s tactical third person shooter, The Division, we had the chance to try private beta and, after a good few hours of running around Washington wasteland, here is what we … Read More

WATCH: Metro Exodus Launch Trailer

February 15, 2019 |

Metro Exodus is finally out today and it brings an action-packed launch trailer with it, albeit a devastatingly bleak one. The trailer depicts what the Artyom, the game’s protagonist, will come up against as he jumps aboard the massive Aurora … Read More

PREVIEW: Anthem Demos 1 & 2 – TheEffect.Net’s Thoughts Ahead Of The Release

February 13, 2019 |

My thoughts…

Anthem is the first major online multiplayer game from studio BioWare, of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame, a shooter that falls roughly in the vein of The Division and Destiny. Set in a sci-fi world overrun with … Read More

REVIEW: Skullcandy Push Wireless Earbuds

February 13, 2019 |

When it comes to audio products, Skullcandy has always been a brand I was aware of from a distance but never actually owned any of their equipment. Now, with the introduction of their first ever truly wireless earbuds, the Skullcandy … Read More

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6, Surface laptop 2 & Surface Studio 2 available in Ireland today – Surface Headphones coming in March

February 7, 2019 |

Back in October 2018, Microsoft announced 4 new products in their Surface line. Fast forward to February 2019 and Microsoft has just announced that these 3 of these new products, the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Laptop 2 … Read More

EStars featuring Fortnite taking over Croke Park, February 16th, 2019

February 6, 2019 |

Next Saturday, February 16th, Croke Park will be playing host to the Irish leg of the EStars featuring Fortnite tournament that will see a few lucky Irish gamers winning a chance to play at Stamford Bridge, London at the Final in … Read More

REVIEW: Anker Soundcore Spirit X Wireless Earphones

February 1, 2019 | 1

Anker’s Soundcore is a brand many of you may not have heard of but they’re slowly making more and more waves in the audio technology industry with their well-priced earphones, speakers and headphones. As our first review of Anker’s Soundcore … Read More

WATCH: New ‘Metro Exodus Uncovered’ Gameplay Video

January 31, 2019 |

Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games have released a new trailer for Metro Exodus called  ‘Uncovered’ which welcomes newcomers to the world of Metro.

Here is an overview of the game and video, via Deep Silver:

Famed for their gripping atmosphere, intense … Read More

REVIEW: Nuraphone Wireless Headphones

January 24, 2019 |

So, as we all may or may not know, everyone’s hearing profiles are different. I may like more bass while you enjoy more treble, that’s just personal preference. When we buy headphones, the majority of the time, the amount of … Read More

WATCH: Brand new Far Cry New Dawn story trailer

January 23, 2019 |

With less than a month to go until its launch, Ubisoft has just dropped a brand new story trailer for Far Cry New Dawn and boy, do things look to get a bit mental. It must be stated that if … Read More

REVIEW: Nokia 7.1

January 14, 2019 |

With most modern flagship phones now in the €1000+ price range, Nokia has introduced a sub €300 phone that is sure to impress buyers on a budget. HMD Global, the newest owners of the Nokia brand have brought these handsets … Read More

REVIEW: Mobvoi TicPods Free

January 12, 2019 |

When the AirPods made their debut, Apple users were annoyed to say the least given their high price tag but still purchased them en masse. While they were better than their wired predecessors which snagged and tangled, there were (and … Read More

NEWS: ‘Electric Vehicle’ blog series coming to TheEffect.Net

January 9, 2019 |

We are delighted to announce that we are going to be partnering with a number of car brands in Ireland over the coming months to bring you a new series of blogs specifically focusing on electric vehicles (EVs).

Feedback from … Read More

REVIEW: OnePlus 6T

January 6, 2019 |

The latest and greatest OnePlus phone is a handset that, if you’re in the market for a new phone, should be one you definitely check out, as long as you don’t already own the OnePlus 6. It’s an amazing phone … Read More

Sky Fibre Ultra arrives for Irish customers with speeds of up to 1Gb

January 4, 2019 |

Sky Ireland has just announced the launch of Sky Fibre Ultra, which brings broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit into customers’ homes and is available from €40 per month. Sky Fibre Ultra is currently available to over 400,000 homes and … Read More

Huawei announce new P Smart 2019 Smartphone

January 2, 2019 |

Huawei has just taken the wraps off their latest mid-range handset in the form of the newly updated Huawei P Smart. The original P Smart launched in February 2018 and gained glowing reviews for its value for money so Huawei … Read More

Irish Adults Vote PlayStation 1 as the Best Games Console Santa Ever Brought

December 17, 2018 |

With Christmas fast approaching and letters to Santa flying out to lapland at breakneck speeds, all you gamers out there will have those handful of titles or even a new console you hope are under the tree come Christmas morning. … Read More

First big names for Dublin Comic Con 2019 announced

December 11, 2018 |

With Dublin Comic Con just a few months away, the organisers have just announced the first major names that will be in attendance over the course of the weekend. The line up is made up of stars of both the … Read More

WATCH: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer – Game Launching April 23rd 2019

December 7, 2018 |

At the Game Awards 2018 last night, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Mortal Kombat 11. The official Mortal Kombat 11 Announce trailer (above) sets the stage for what looks like an epic, time bending story and features an original music track created … Read More