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REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G – Mid-Range Done Right

April 22, 2021 |

Samsung made some serious enhancement to its mid-range Galaxy A-series in recent years. While previous A-series models used to be bulky and sluggish, the South Korean tech giant has upped the game to compete with the arch-rivals. Carrying forward the … Read More

REVIEW: Snaptain SP510 Drone

April 20, 2021 |

It’s 2021 and everyone wants a drone. I know I have always wanted one. I’m not sure why I NEED one, but needs and want and all that. The amount of drones available to suit every budget is crazy right … Read More

REVIEW: Disco Elysium: The Final Cut – A Cut Above The Rest

April 19, 2021 |

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the groundbreaking narrative masterpiece RPG released in 2019 on PC. Developer ZA/UM has officially released Disco Elysium – The Final Cut on PC, Mac, and, for the first time, PlayStation … Read More

REVIEW: Master & Dynamic MW08 True Wireless Earphones

April 16, 2021 |

As each year passes, competition in the wireless earphone market grows bigger and stronger, especially as more and more brands refine their premium offerings even more with the inclusion of much sought after features such as active noise cancelling (ANC). … Read More

Google Lens adds Flora and Fauna search functionality in Ireland

April 15, 2021 |

Google Lens has just announced that you can use its image search functionality to identify flora and fauna across Ireland. Google has said that Ireland is home to tens of thousands of different species including 400 species of birds, … Read More

REVIEW: It Takes Two – Quality Co-Op Adventures

April 15, 2021 |

For a lot of gamers out there, the thought of playing a game co-op reminds them of the past and when they were younger. Playing split screen with your friends was the reason many started gaming in the first place … Read More

Ubisoft announces new gTV Gaming Channel – Arrives Tomorrow

April 14, 2021 |

Ubisoft has just announced its new content and gaming channel, gTV, will launch tomorrow, Thursday, 15th April on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch. gTV will feature a wide range of original programming inspired not only by Ubisoft, but by the video … Read More

Sony announces Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III & Xperia 10 III

April 14, 2021 |

Sony has officially announced their latest handset offerings in the form of the new Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia 10 III. The Xperia 1 III is the flagship model in the line up and Sony has installed … Read More

Virgin Media Broadband usage hits 200 Million Gigabytes in March, thanks to Call of Duty

April 14, 2021 |

Virgin Media has just announced that they’ve had an unprecedented level of broadband usage in March with over 200,000,000 Gigabytes consumed over the course of the month which is enough to fill over 3 million iPhone 12s. They’ve … Read More

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