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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

Sony announce new WH-1000XM4 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

August 6, 2020 |

Sony WH-1000XM4, the much-anticipated upgrade to Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones have finally been launched after months of rumours and reports. Priced at €389 the Sony WH-1000XM4 is the flagship headset in Sony’s wireless headphone range.

The latest refresh … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei MateBook X Pro

August 6, 2020 |

Huawei is more well known for its smartphones and other accessories in Ireland, but they are slowly foraying into the laptop industry and are beginning to release their new devices into the Irish market. Cue the release of the … Read More

Samsung Announce Galaxy Note20 & Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live + More

August 5, 2020 |

Samsung has just unveiled a slew of new devices at their Unpacked event in South Korea, spanning across smartphones, tablets, earbuds and smartwatches. In what is undoubtedly one of their biggest announcement events to date, we were introduced to 7 … Read More

Google announces Pixel 4a for €389

August 3, 2020 |

Google has just announced the Pixel 4a. A brand new addition into their entry-to-midrange line of handsets, the a line. Having been rumoured for months, we can only imagine the delays and issues Google came up against when trying to … Read More

REVIEW: Google Nest Hub – A Google-Powered Smart Display

July 27, 2020 |

While Amazon may have had a head start on Google with its smart speakers and the evolution into devices like the Echo Show, Google is quickly gaining ground globally with its Google Nest Hub, rebranding its former Home Hub offering.

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WATCH: All 28 Trailers from Xbox Games Showcase including Halo Infinite

July 23, 2020 |

With the Xbox Series X launch hurtling closer and closer for this Christmas, Xbox finally showed off some next gen first party studio titles at their Xbox Games Showcase event along with a number of other ‘console launch exclusive’ titles … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel Buds (2020) – Google Assistant In Your Ear

July 21, 2020 |

It’s been more than two years since Google entered the earbuds market when they announced their original Pixel Buds, a pair of ‘wireless’ in-ear earbuds that was a mixed bag of some great ideas and average features.

Its successor was announced back … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo Studio – Smart Speaker with Dolby Atmos built in

July 15, 2020 |

Thanks to its wide availability, respectable pricing and compatibility with nearly all mainstream smart home devices and services, Amazon, and more specifically its Echo range of products, has built a substantial presence in the Irish smart speaker market. But, as … Read More

REVIEW: Ghost of Tsushima – Stylish Samurai Swordplay

July 14, 2020 |

July 17th is almost upon us and Sony’s final first-party swan song is due to release on the PlayStation 4. Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima was originally due to release on June 26th but with everything that occurred around … Read More

Google Pixel Buds now available in Ireland for €199

July 13, 2020 |

Google has just announced that their second generation Pixel Buds are now available to purchase on the official Google Store in Ireland. Coming in at €199 for a pair of the new earbuds, they’re slightly more expensive then your usual … Read More