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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

Amazon Announces Echo Show 5 – Arriving Next Month in Ireland

May 29, 2019 |

Amazon has just announced the newest member to their Echo line of devices —Echo Show 5. This new compact smart video display and conferencing device packs a 5.5″ display with a HD camera and built-in camera shutter along with … Read More

REVIEW: Blood & Truth (PSVR)

May 28, 2019 |

PlayStation VR’s latest exclusive has just arrived. Blood & Truth launches for Sony’s VR headset today and we’ve been playing it for the last week. In development for a couple of years, Blood & Truth can be seen as the … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel 3a XL

May 22, 2019 |

About 6 years ago, the Google Nexus 5 launched. This handset was seen as the very best of Google’s smartphone software in hardware form. Not only that, it was very well priced too and delivered a pure Android experience that … Read More

OnePlus 7 Pro now available for pre-order on Three Ireland – Arriving June 5th

May 21, 2019 |

Three Ireland has announced an exclusive partnership with OnePlus which will allow Irish customers to pick the new OnePlus 7 Pro. Announced last week at mutliple launch events around the world, the new flagship handset from OnePlus is … Read More

REVIEW: Mortal Kombat 11

May 21, 2019 |

With a rich, 27-year history to tap into, NetherRealm Studios has plenty to play around with for Mortal Kombat 11, the latest title in one of gaming’s most time-honoured fighting franchises. And they most certainly do not hold back, making clear efforts to … Read More

NuraLoop is now available for pre-order

May 15, 2019 |

After our glowing review of the Nuraphone, Nura reveals further details of its highly anticipated NuraLoop. They’ve just confirmed that these new earphones are available for pre-order right now and they’ve a whole slew of impressive features and design choices … Read More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia 10

May 9, 2019 |

Announced back at MWC in February, we’ve finally had the chance to take Sony’s newest midrange handset, the Xperia 10, for a spin. Sporting a uniquely 21:9 tall aspect ratio, the phone is being pitched as the ‘go-to’ device for … Read More

Anker Launches First PowerIQ 3.0 Mobile Charger

May 8, 2019 |

​Anker has just unveiled the new generation of its proprietary PowerIQ fast-charging chips in the form of the PowerIQ 3.0. These new chips make the USB-C ports on Anker’s chargers and portable batteries compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Power … Read More

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