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Square announces early access programme for businesses in Ireland

April 9, 2021 |

Square, the payments software and hardware company, has just announced an Early Access Programme in Ireland which will be offering access to an integrated suite of tools to help Irish businesses to sell in-person and online. This limited-space programme is … Read More

HMD Global introduces 5 new Nokia phones for Ireland including new X & G Series devices

April 8, 2021 |

HMD Global, Nokia’s parent company, has just announced its biggest launch to date featuring five new smartphones – Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10 and Nokia C20. Coming in at the top of the new portfolio are the … Read More

Google announces 2nd Gen Nest Hub with sleep tracking tech

April 7, 2021 |

Google first introduced its Nest Hub smart display back in October 2018. The following year, it launched the Nest Hub Max with a bigger 10-inch display which unfortunately never made its way officially to Ireland. Today, the company refreshed its … Read More

REVIEW: OPPO Find X3 Pro – Scoping Out the Competition

April 1, 2021 |

With any flagship device, brands like to showcase their cutting edge technology and features and with OPPO’s new Find X3 Pro, that’s definitely the case. OPPO has rolled all of their latest innovations in design, software and hardware into their … Read More

Sky Q adds Disney+ voice search integration, system-wide ‘Voice Guidance’ & more

March 31, 2021 |

​Sky Q customers are being treated to a number of brand-new features and voice innovations over the next month along with some nice developments for Sky Go users as well. To start, movies and series from Disney+, along with … Read More

EA Sports announces EA Sports PGA Tour

March 30, 2021 |

EA has announced EA Sports PGA Tour, a new “next-gen” golf game, is currently in development. The game will be the first created as part of a new, long-term deal signed with PGA Tour, and will be built on EA’s … Read More

Master & Dynamic announce MW08 ANC True Wireless Earphones with 12hrs Battery Life

March 23, 2021 |

New York based premium audio brand, Master & Dynamic, which we’re big fans of here at TheEffect.Net HQ, has just announced the latest in their wireless earbuds range in the form of their new MW08 True Wireless Earphones and along … Read More

Replacing tyres on an EV, always change like with like say the experts

March 19, 2021 |

Premium German tyre manufacturer, Continental Tyres, is advising Electric Vehicle (EV) owners that when it comes to replacing tyres on their car, it is very important to choose carefully. According to Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland: “Many early … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei FreeBuds 4i – An Impressive Update

March 19, 2021 |

Huawei unveiled their newest Huawei FreeBuds 4i wireless earbuds on February 21st just gone and the next iteration in the FreeBuds line comes with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) for a noise-free sound experience, along with improved battery, better design, and … Read More

OPPO to launch Find X3 Pro, Find X3 Neo & Find X3 Lite in Ireland

March 11, 2021 |

OPPO Ireland has just announced that their newly unveiled Find X3 line of smartphones is coming to Ireland. The three handsets offer some impressive specs for their varying price points and can be seen as direct competition to the likes … Read More

Three Ireland customers to get 3 months of Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited for free

March 2, 2021 |

Three Ireland has just announced that, from today, all of its Bill Pay, Prepay as well as Broadband Bill Pay customers can claim three months of Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited. That means customers will have … Read More

Carl Pei’s Nothing unveils teenage engineering as Founding Partners

February 24, 2021 |

You may or may not have heard of them already but, Nothing, the new London-based consumer technology company, founded by OnePlus Co-Founder, Carl Pei, has just announced teenage engineering as a founding partner of the company.

teenage engineering … Read More

REVIEW: THE-URBAN xT1 eKickscooter

February 23, 2021 |

Feb 2021. With the legislation for escooters coming down the line here in Ireland, the ekickscooter space is going to start warming up and fast. We have reviewed some escooters in the past (Xiaomi M365 and SEAT eXS KickScooter) and … Read More

REVIEW: Sony WH-1000XM4

February 17, 2021 |

Working from home? Missing going to gigs? Are you working out or just looking to escape and chill for a bit? Headphones have become even more vital in our day to day lives over the last 12 months so it … Read More

REVIEW: Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

February 16, 2021 |

Back in the summer of 2019, Anker expanded their Soundcore audio brand extensively and two earbuds that stood out were the Liberty Air 2 and the highly surprisingly impressive Liberty 2 Pro. Now, with their first new earbuds in 2021, Soundcore’s Liberty Air … Read More

Virgin Media to remove data caps for all mobile plans starting today

February 10, 2021 |

Virgin Media has just announced that they will be removing the data caps for their 5GB and ‘Unlimited’ plan starting today and running until July 18th to help those who are using their smartphone’s data to stay connected. For the … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – In The Big Leagues

February 4, 2021 |

Samsung’s latest generation of Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds Pro, take a well-deserved place among the upper tier of great-sounding earbuds with effective noise canceling. But one feature separates the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro from all other true-wireless buds: the … Read More

UFODRIVE – a rising star of Advanced Mobility

January 27, 2021 |

Travel is undergoing a fundamental shift. By 2030, the UK and a host of other counties will deliver on their commitment to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars. The impact of this can already be seen now in … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S21 – A Galaxy for the Masses

January 27, 2021 |

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is here. It arrived a couple of months earlier than usual this year, though the timing of the launch wasn’t the only shake up to the norm Samsung was planning with their new line of … Read More

REVIEW: Jabra Elite 85t – Jabra’s Best Earbuds Yet

January 25, 2021 |

Following on from exceptional earbud launches like the Elite Active 65t and Elite 75t, Jabra’s solid reputation flows through the Elite 85t noise-cancelling earbuds. And it’s clear the brand aren’t wasting their resources, significantly raising their game even further by … Read More

Tech Upgrades for Working From Home

January 15, 2021 |

With working from home being the new working in the office, we thought it might be time to do a piece on how some simple tech upgrades can help out. Thanks to the lovely people at Amazon we received a … Read More

Samsung unveils Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra & Galaxy Buds Pro

January 14, 2021 |

It’s only January and Samsung has already hosted one of their earliest ‘Unpacked’ events to date,  unveiling the next 3 instalments in their Galaxy S line along with their most advanced true wireless earbuds to date, the Samsung Galaxy Buds … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei MatePad Pro

January 7, 2021 |

When it comes to growth and the speed of innovation, the tablet market in general is pretty slow and given how slow it is, for better or for worse, the majority of consumers out there end up with an iPad … Read More

Back 4 Blood Closed Alpha Impressions

December 23, 2020 |

A surprise announcement from The Game Awards was Back 4 Blood, a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead form Turtle Rock Studios, the studio which made Left 4 Dead (and the less successful Evolve).

Back 4 Blood is very similar … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon 2020 Echo and Echo Dot (Gen 4)

December 15, 2020 |

Amazon recently announced a bunch of new Echo devices and part of that announcement included updates to 2 of it’s core smart speakers, the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot (the version we have is the Echo Dot with … Read More