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AboutJohn Reilly

John Reilly

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net

Posts By John Reilly

REVIEW: Motorola Moto G6

August 17, 2018 |

Motorola was one of the first Android manufacturers to offer decent user experience on budget. With the debut of Moto G in 2013, the company disrupted the affordable smartphone market.  In its sixth iteration, under Lenovo, the Moto G range … Read More

Vodafone Launch ‘V By Vodafone’: A Dedicated IoT Sim & Connected Devices

August 13, 2018 |

Vodafone Ireland has just entered the Internet of Things (IoT) consumer market with the launch of ‘V by Vodafone’ which will let Irish consumer connect the new V-Bag (a bag location-tracker), V-Auto (connected car dongle) and V-Camera (4G … Read More

Samsung Unveil the Galaxy Note9

August 9, 2018 |

At the global launch event in Brooklyn, New York, Samsung finally took the wraps off their latest flagship phone, the new Samsung Galaxy Note9. A lot of leaks have already surfaced of this new device and they were all pretty … Read More

Sony Introduce Limited Edition ‘500 Million’ PlayStation 4 Pro 2TB Model

August 9, 2018 |

With Sony having sold over 500 million PlayStation hardware units to date, they have just announced a specially designed PlayStation 4 Pro ‘500 Million’ Limited Edition model with a 2TB harddrive to commemorate the special occasion.  The new limited edition … Read More

Sony Mobile’s 9 battery saving tips for festival season

August 8, 2018 |

We’re well into summer 2018 and festival season is in full swing across Ireland. But here’s the dilemma – you’re looking to take a video of the headline act, locate your friends among the sea of fellow festival revellers, or find out how to get … Read More

REVIEW: The Crew 2

July 24, 2018 |

Much like the first Watch Dogs, The Crew had a fantastic premise. The thought of driving across an entire country, edge-to-edge, was ambitious, and to some extent, The Crew delivered. Yet, it had a ham-handed story that was close in … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei P20

July 17, 2018 |

Last year, we were very impressed at the strides Huawei took with the release of the Mate 10 series of smartphones but, nearly half a year later, they managed to really knock it out of the park with the capabilities … Read More

WATCH: 19 Minutes of Anthem Gameplay in 4K

July 7, 2018 |

Bioware has just dropped a fantastic new gameplay video for their upcoming AAA title, Anthem. The game’s Lead Producer Ben Irving takes us through a 19-minute Anthem gameplay demonstration, originally shown at the E3 hands-on showcase. The video reveals more … Read More

COMPETITION: Win a Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact + Weekend Passes to Groove Festival

June 28, 2018 |

We’ve teamed up with Sony Mobile Ireland again and Groove Festival, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphone and pair of weekend passes to the festival.*

To enter, simply reply to the … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset & Mirage Camera

June 20, 2018 |

Anyone interested in the virtual reality industry knows that great VR experiences are expensive. You’re either paying a couple of hundred euro for a VR headset for the smartphone you already own or you’re paying out more than €1,000 for … Read More