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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 |

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

WATCH: New RAGE 2 Game Awards Trailer – Game launching May 14th 2019

December 7, 2018 |

Last night at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, id Software and Avalanche Studios debuted the latest trailer for RAGE 2, showcasing the massive open world, multiple biomes,  gyrocopters, massive monster trucks, big-ass guns and some Mutant Bash TV mayhem. They … Read More

REVIEW: Fallout 76

December 6, 2018 |

It’s been a bumpy road for Bethesda over the last few weeks. And when their latest game, Fallout 76 launched to a litany of reactionary backlash, I wanted to wait. Why? Because first impressions aren’t always everything, and yes they … Read More

REVIEW: Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

December 4, 2018 |

After its unveiling at IFA last year, the Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant has finally made its way to Irish shores. For me, it’s great to see Panasonic entering this smart speaker category in the market as they’ve … Read More

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