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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

Sky Q launches a range of new features for Irish customers

July 8, 2020 |

Irish Sky Q customers should start seeing some changes to how they interact with the service starting today as Sky has rolled out a raft of new features in the “biggest change to the box since launch.”  The … Read More

REVIEW: Control: The Foundation DLC – More Mind-Bending Action

July 6, 2020 |

The world of Control is a place shrouded in mystery. The Federal Office of Control, The Board, The Oldest House, and all the quirky altered elements that inhabit it all played a role in Control’s central narrative, but many details were … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – Budget Tablet with S Pen

June 30, 2020 |

In the age of smartphones with screen sizes of 6 inches+, the thought of owning a tablet is something that is becoming even more niche. That said, there’s no denying, that once you actually own one, how useful it can … Read More

REVIEW: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 – Leader of the Pack

June 23, 2020 |

If you’ve been keeping track of our site over the last number of years, you’ll have seen that ​I’ve reviewed a lot of earbuds in my time. Having tested the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 for the last few weeks, … Read More

Amazon Echo Auto launches in Ireland today – Get Alexa in your car

June 17, 2020 |

Amazon has just announced that their Echo Auto device is coming to Ireland and the UK today. Echo Auto is the first Echo device designed for use on the road, allowing you to access Amazon’s own voice assistant … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Watch GT2e – ‘Fitness First’ Smartwatch

June 16, 2020 |

Taking advantage of the launch of their Huawei P40 range of handsets, Huawei also launched the Huawei Watch GT2e, the new version of their Watch GT2 smartwatch which launched last year, with an even greater focus on fitness. It is, … Read More

REVIEW: The Last of Us Part II – A Beautifully Bleak Sequel

June 12, 2020 | 2

Almost 7 years ago to the day, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us launched on the PlayStation 3. Critics and players alike adored the mature story-telling, meticulous attention to detail and overall feel of this post-apocalyptic zombie-infested epic survival title. … Read More

WATCH: All 27 PlayStation 5 ‘The Future of Gaming’ Trailers Right Here

June 11, 2020 |

The battle for next gen console supremacy is truly under way with Sony having finally shown over an hour of titles coming to PlayStation 5 in 2020 and beyond along with our first look at the console itself. From the … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei FreeBuds 3i – Impressive €99 Noise Cancelling Earbuds

June 5, 2020 |

Following on from last year’s Huawei FreeBuds 3, which were revealed at IFA and where Huawei’s first true wireless earphones powered by the Kirin A1 chip, we’re finally getting some hands on time with the new Huawei FreeBuds 3i. Coming … Read More

48 relaunches with new membership plans – starting at €9.99

June 3, 2020 |

Remember 48 Months? Well they’re back with a new shorter name, just 48 now, and new data plans for customers.The new plans come in at two price points, €9.99 and €14.99 with the former giving you access to 20GB of … Read More