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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

REVIEW: PlayStation 5 – True Next Gen Gaming

November 6, 2020 |

2020 has been quite a year and we’re not even done yet. Ignoring all of the major global events that have taken place or are still happening around us, for gamers anyway, 2020 is actually an important one. With the … Read More

REVIEW: Xbox Series X|S – For The Fans

November 5, 2020 |

So the time is finally upon us and Microsoft’s next gen consoles are here. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch globally on November 10th and we’ve been lucky enough to test both consoles out over the … Read More

REVIEW: OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G

October 28, 2020 | 1

The Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G is a smartphone that takes you close to a flagship experience. We’ve been playing with OPPO’s first official handset to launch in the Irish market for a few weeks now so we can deep dive … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Watch GT2 Pro

October 23, 2020 |

Huawei’s wearables are more important to its business than ever as it continues to build an ecosystem of connected, non-smartphone products in the face of continued restrictions from the U.S. government. Its latest is the Watch GT2 Pro, a follow-up of sorts to the Watch … Read More

Huawei announced FreeBuds Studio – Their first pair of ANC over-ear headphones

October 22, 2020 |

Announced at the official Mate 40 series reveal event (which isn’t coming to Ireland unfortunately) Huawei unveiled their new FreeBuds Studio which are the company’s first pair of over-ear headphones that pack some high-end features and a sleek design.

While … Read More

REVIEW: Chromecast with Google TV – Google’s streaming dongle just got smarter

October 21, 2020 |

There’s a new streaming device in town and it comes from Google, one of the early innovators in the space who wanted a cheap and easy way to make any TV into a ‘smart’ TV. The Chromecast with Google TV … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G – A whole lot of phone

October 16, 2020 |

Samsung continually up their game when it comes to phones, they produce arguably the best displays going around and are a dominant force in the market. They make screens for a number of other phone manufacturers, but understandably keep the … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel 5 – Less Is More

October 15, 2020 | 1

Since their first Pixel handsets arrived on the scene, Google’s answer to what a smartphone should be never seemed to be able to outpace the competition. Unfortunately, the Pixel lines of phones almost always end up being some of the … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei FreeBuds Pro – Best ANC Earbuds of 2020?

October 12, 2020 | 1

Wireless headphones are still somewhat new and exciting for consumers and it’s intriguing to see different brands try and introduce new and improved features in their products. For Huawei, its previous FreeBuds got a lot right but they also had … Read More

REVIEW: Google Nest Audio – A Solid Improvement

October 5, 2020 |

As part of their #LaunchNightIn event last week, Google announced its newest smart speaker called the Nest Audio, which is a direct follow on to the original Google Home. Why the change of name you ask? It’s to do with … Read More