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HANDS ON PREVIEW: Google Announce Pixel 3a & 3a XL – Available in Ireland tonight!

May 7, 2019 |

Google has just unveiled two brand new handsets, the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at their annual I/O conference in San Francisco. Admittedly, multiple leaks tipped us off to their imminent arrival but it’s nice to see them … Read More

REVIEW: HP Spectre x360 13 Convertible Laptop

May 1, 2019 |

One thing’s for certain, if you’re in the market for a laptop that’s going to grab attention, the HP Spectre x360 13 is your answer. This is one of the most strikingly designed laptops we’ve seen in a long time. … Read More

Tesla Model 3 coming to Ireland this Summer

April 30, 2019 |

At the official Tesla Model 3 Irish event yesterday, we got to spend some hands on time with the next Tesla model to official make its way to Irish Shore this summer. Unsurprisingly, the Model 3 is a gorgeous car … Read More

REVIEW: Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

April 28, 2019 | 4

Our 3rd EV review and it’s with one of the best selling EVs in Europe the Renault ZOE. Thanks to Renault Ireland for lending us this car for the week.Read More

Athlone TY Students to Represent Ireland at ‘F1 in Schools’ World Finals in Abu Dhabi

April 26, 2019 |

Vintius Racing, an ‘F1 in Schools’ team based out of Marist College Athlone, achieved second place in their National Finals and have qualified for the F1 in Schools World Finals in Abu Dhabi this November. “Our team name comes from the … Read More

WATCH: New Trailer Shows the Answer to ‘What is RAGE 2?’

April 25, 2019 |

What is RAGE 2? It’s something that’s very hard to describe in safe-for-work words, so we’ll let this explosive new trailer do all the talking for us.RAGE 2 launches on May 14, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Here’s additional … Read More

REVIEW: Days Gone

April 25, 2019 |

Sony’s latest AAA blockbuster exclusive is almost upon us and we’ve been taking it for a spin for the last few weeks. Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest two years after a mysterious … Read More

WATCH: Mortal Kombat 11 Launch Trailer

April 18, 2019 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have just released the official Mortal Kombat 11 Launch Trailer set to a remix created by Dimitri Vegas and 2WEI, of the song “Techno Syndrome,” an iconic, cultural staple of the Mortal Kombat franchise since 1995.

In the … Read More

REVIEW: Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Earbuds

April 13, 2019 |

Finding a good pair of headphones is hard to do. Especially ones that are truly wireless. No cords means the fit has to be perfect or they’re uncomfortable or, worse, painful to wear. The Jabra Elite Active 65t headphones, having … Read More

REVIEW: Skyroam Solis – A Global WiFi HotSpot Device

April 13, 2019 |

We’ve been using Skyroam’s Solis, their ‘smart mobile WiFi companion’ for a few weeks now, most notably on our trip to Seattle and we’re definitely impressed with what it has to offer. Its whole USP is the ability to have … Read More

Sony Mobile Ireland launch ‘Sony Xperia 10 Cinema’ & Chance to win Spider-Man themed family trip to London

April 12, 2019 |

Sony Mobile Ireland has just launched a quirky new campaign to mark the launch of their new Sony Xperia 10 handset. The new ‘cinema’ is actually a miniature cinema model that cleverly uses the 6″ 21:9 Wide Full HD+ display … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei P30 Pro

April 4, 2019 |

In 2018, at their global press event in Paris, Huawei launched the P20 and P20 Pro. The more impressive of the two models, the P20 Pro, packed more combined megapixels than any other flagship at the time and had impressive … Read More

REVIEW: Volkswagen e-Golf

April 2, 2019 |

The next car in our EV review series is the Volkswagen e-Golf and we were lucky enough to test out the ‘Executive Edition’ model for a week. We drove nearly 1,000 kms in 7 days so we feel we have … Read More

REVIEW: Nokia True Wireless Earbuds

April 1, 2019 |

With the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds, HMD Global are offering a lightweight yet functional pair of wireless earbuds that offer a pretty impressive sound output also. On top of this, If you’re looking to pick up a new Nokia 7.1 … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

March 29, 2019 |

Our Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 review has been a long time coming, but with a game this absolutely massive and filled with things to do, there’s a lot to take in and analyze. The Division 2 is an absolute … Read More

WATCH: Wolfenstein: Youngblood reveal trailer

March 28, 2019 |

Machine Games, in collaboration with Arkane Studios Lyon, have just releases a brand new reveal trailer for their upcoming cooperative game Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which, as you may have guessed, is set in the same fantastically dystopian world as previous Wolfenstein titles. … Read More

Samsung Ireland announce Galaxy A70 with massive 4500mAh battery

March 28, 2019 |

​Hot on the heels of Huawei, Samsung has just unveiled their latest handset, The Samsung Galaxy A70, which is targeted more at the upper-mid range market given its price point but still packs some impressive tech. Featuring a … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: The Brand New Huawei P30 Pro

March 26, 2019 |

Huawei has just unveiled their latest flagship device in their P series in the form of the P30 and P30 Pro but we were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the device earlier in the month at a … Read More

REVIEW: Trials Rising

March 18, 2019 |

Most of us have probably played a motocross platforming game (or something like it) over the last 20 years. Maybe in a browser game, an app or on console. Out of all of them, Ubisoft’s ‘Trials’ series has always … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S10 Experience arriving in cities across Ireland next week

March 7, 2019 |

With the new Samsung Galaxy S10 family of phones arriving in Ireland tomorrow, Samsung Ireland are looking to bring the new set of devices on a road trip around Ireland to let potential buyers get up close and … Read More

REVIEW: Anthem

March 5, 2019 |

With all the noise around the staggered launch and roll-out of accessibility to Bioware’s newest RPG, we decided to let the dust settle on Anthem. First things first, as I’m sure  many of you will know, Anthem has gotten off to … Read More

REVIEW: Zero Latency Dublin – A Multiplayer Free Roam VR Experience

March 3, 2019 |

When it comes to virtual reality, the team here in TheEffect.Net HQ have tried pretty much all forms. We’ve played with Google Cardboard all the way up to testing out The VOID experience in London. Needless to say, we’re big … Read More

REVIEW: Far Cry New Dawn

February 28, 2019 |

Far Cry New Dawn is set 17 years after Far Cry 5. There has been a nuclear doomsday that has changed the look and feel of Hope County. Before we get into the review, we’ll be keeping spoilers to a … Read More

REVIEW: Nissan LEAF v2.0

February 27, 2019 | 1

We are delighted to be kicking of our new series on Electric Vehicles with the best selling EV in Ireland, the new and improved Nissan LEAF v2.0.Read More

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.