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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

Samsung Ireland officially unveils the €2099 Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

September 1, 2020 |

After giving fans a sneak peak of their new foldable smartphone/tablet hybrid device back at Galaxy Unpacked last month, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy Z Fold2 official. The device, which is technically Samsung’s 3rd fold-able smartphone, if you include … Read More

Lenovo announce new Yoga & Legion laptops + premium Android tablet

August 31, 2020 |

Lenovo has just unveiled their newest consumer products for the upcoming Christmas period with some nice additions to their Yoga and Legion line of laptops along with a brand new premium OLED Android tablet. They also announced a new Google … Read More

REVIEW: Google Pixel 4a – The Best Budget Android Phone

August 25, 2020 |

What do you truly need in a modern smartphone in 2020? What are the essential features, components and designs that define good enough? The Pixel 4a sets out to answer that question and perhaps offer a glimpse into a future … Read More

Say hello to the €650 smart toothbrush – the Oral-B iO

August 20, 2020 |

With absolutely everything getting the ‘smart’ upgrade, Oral-B has been creating their own brand of smart toothbrushes over the last few year’s with today’s new announcement their most advanced model yet. the Oral-B iO 9 Series packs as much … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei P40 Pro+ – Incredible Camera Credentials

August 19, 2020 | 2

Huawei make some of the best hardware available right now and also have one of the most aggressive development cycles. Only a few months after the release of their current flagship, the P40 Pro, now comes a new, improved model, … Read More

REVIEW: LIFX Beam – Modular smart light strip with endless customisation

August 11, 2020 |

Smart bulbs are everywhere. So how does a company or product stand out in this crowded market while still offering something worthwhile and even pretty innovative? Enter the LIFX Beam. There’s no denying that smart lighting is one of the … Read More

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