Category: TECH & GADGETS

The latest best tech for your next trip

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In an era where convenience and sustainability are not just valued but expected, Belkin steps up to the plate with a striking innovation: the new BoostCharge Hybrid Wall Charger + Power Bank 5K with Travel Adapter Kit. This sleek, compact device rolls the efficiency of a dynamic wall charger and the mobility of a durable power bank into one seamless solution — and it has just hit the Australian market, ready to redefine how we power our lives. The BoostCharge Hybrid isn’t merely a gadget; it’s a thoughtful companion for the modern nomad. With its portable design and powerful dual charging capability, it ensures your tech essentials are juiced up wherever your travels take you. Imagine seamlessly charging your smartphone and tablet simultaneously, with a total of 45W split between a 25W USB-C PD3.0 PPS wall charger and a 20W power bank — because even in the wilds of adventure, or the hustle of business trips, staying powered shouldn’t slow you down. Belkin anchors this innovation with a firm commitment to the environment. By constructing the hybrid charger with a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled plastics and encasing it in 100% plastic-free packaging, Belkin asserts its responsible ethos, making sure your latest tech addition leaves a minimal footprint. The esteem for design extends beyond aesthetics and into the pragmatic. The BoostCharge comes with a variety of interchangeable plugs catering to global voltage standards, and the USB-C to USB-C cable included covers a generous 3.3ft/1m span, ensuring setup snags are a concern of the past. And… Read More

Antenna Documentary Film Festival full 2024 line-up

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9-19 February 2024 | Sydney Antenna, Australia’s premier international non-fiction film festival, today unwraps its complete program for 2024. The event boasts a lineup of 52 of the most compelling, thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe, set to transform Sydney into a haven for documentary enthusiasts from 9–19 February 2024. Festival Director Dudi Rokach expressed, “I am supremely proud of this lineup as a whole. Each documentary is imaginative, cinematic, and provocative, exemplifying the boundless potential of documentary cinema in the hands of a skillful filmmaker.” Kicking off the festival is the Australian Premiere of Tribeca Film Festival winner The Gullspång Miracle. It’s a consistently unexpected and amusing film that follows two devout sisters who purchase an apartment after witnessing a divine sign, only to realise that the seller bears a striking resemblance to their other sister, who committed suicide some thirty years prior. What begins as a story of familial reunion morphs into a drama that’s stranger than fiction. In an exhilarating new partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Antenna will close the festival with the Australian Premiere of Ryuichi Sakamoto | Optus, a concert film that encapsulates Sakamoto’s final performance. A celebration of an artist’s life in its purest form, this film serves as the definitive farewell to the beloved maestro. Fresh from TIFF and IDFA, Antenna will host the Australian Premiere of The World is Family by the renowned documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, who will be a special guest at the festival. Anand’s insights into social and political life have garnered him… Read More

Need a new Bluetooth speaker? Try the BlueAnt X3i

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Immerse yourself in the world of crystal-clear audio with the BlueAnt X3i, a wireless Bluetooth speaker designed to enhance your listening experience in every possible way. Hailing from the innovative tech labs of BlueAnt, an Australian company renowned for its superior audio products, the X3i promises to redefine the way you listen to your favourite tunes. The X3i boasts a compact, sleek design that is portable and perfect for on-the-go use. It doesn’t compromise on quality either. With a massive 30W of Hi-Fi audio, the product delivers powerful, room-filling sound that will leave you simply astounded. The bass is deep and rich, while the highs are crisp and clear, creating an excellent balance that caters to all genres of music. But what really sets the X3i apart is its cutting-edge Bluetooth 5.0 technology. With an impressive range of up to 20 metres, you’re free to wander and dance around your house while maintaining a solid connection. The speaker also supports a dual pairing mode, enabling you to connect two devices simultaneously for a shared listening experience. Moreover, the X3i is packed with practical features. Its built-in microphone allows for convenient hands-free calls, and the lithium-ion battery offers an impressive 15 hours of playtime on a single charge. The speaker is also IP56 rated for dust and water resistance, making it an ideal companion for beach trips or pool parties. In summary, the BlueAnt X3i is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that guarantees an unparalleled audio experience. With fantastic sound quality, advanced features, and a robust design,… Read More

Two last minute Father’s Day gift ideas by Belkin

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As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the special men in our lives. The ones who’ve stood by us through thick and thin, offered words of wisdom, and have always been our pillars of strength. This Father’s Day, why not show your appreciation with a gift that’s as tech-savvy and stylish as they are? Belkin brings to you a range of innovative gadgets that are not just practical and functional, but also cater to their contemporary styles. From our top-tier BoostCharge™ Fast Wireless Charger to the compact and sophisticated BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Power Bank, these devices are sure to elevate their tech game, and make them feel appreciated and loved. So, gear up to make this Father’s Day truly special with Belkin. Dads on the go and tech enthusiasts alike will rejoice at the discovery of Belkin’s BoostCharge™ Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K. Boasting an impressive 10,000mAh capacity, this device possesses the ability to charge an Apple Watch Series 7 or 8 from 0% to 80% in a mere 45 minutes, while also delivering up to 36 hours of video playback on an iPhone 14. Its simultaneous charging capability is a game-changer, ensuring that your iPhone and Apple Watch or Airpod Pros are powered up and ready to go, making it the perfect companion for the modern, busy dad. On the other hand, if style and functionality are on your radar, the BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Power Bank 5K + Stand is your ultimate charging solution. This compact power bank,… Read More

About the Foreo UFO 2 device: your new face awaits

Foreo skincare UFO

The FOREO UFO 2 is a game-changer in the realm of beauty technology. This Swedish-designed skincare device is an impressive piece of technology that promises to upgrade your skincare routine and transform your complexion in mere 90 seconds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by T H E F (@the_f_online) The device is small, handheld and fits comfortably in your grip. It’s well-crafted with a sleek, modern design that exudes quality and sophistication. The UFO 2 is a masterstroke of ingenuity that brings together the best of beauty and technology in one petite, yet potent device. At the heart of the UFO 2 is its use of cutting-edge technology. It combines thermotherapy, cryotherapy, T-Sonic pulsations, and a full spectrum of LED lights to deliver tailored facial treatments. It’s like having a spa-grade facial treatment in the comfort of your home. Does it work? Depends on what results you’re after, but yes. The UFO 2 is designed to supercharge the benefits of the FOREO’s specially formulated masks, which are expertly curated to cater to a broad range of skincare needs. The thermotherapy feature gently warms the skin, helping to open pores and boost absorption of the mask’s ingredients. You can set the maximum temperature of this to reach 43 degrees celcius! The cryotherapy, on the other hand, feels wonderfully refreshing and helps to reduce puffiness, tighten pores, and lock in the ingredients. The, there’s the T-Sonic pulsations, which enhance the efficacy of the treatment, providing a gentle facial massage that’s absolutely therapeutic. With a… Read More

6 best AI image generators to make life easier

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Are you tired of spending endless hours creating images for your website or social media? Are you looking for ways to streamline your design process and make your life easier? Then look no further than AI image generators! In this blog post, we’ll be sharing the top six AI image generators that can help you create stunning visuals in a matter of minutes. From generative adversarial networks (GANs) to neural style transfer, we’ll explore the latest and greatest in AI-powered image generation. So, whether you’re a blogger, marketer, or designer, read on to discover how you can use AI to make your life easier and your content more visually appealing. There are several powerful AI image generators available today that can create realistic and impressive images. Here are some of the top options: These AI image generators provide exciting opportunities for creating unique and visually appealing images. It’s worth exploring each platform to see which one aligns best with your specific needs and desired artistic style.

Testing out the new Fitbit Inspire 3 fitness watch

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It was in August this year that everyone’s fave wearable tech brand Fitbit announced their latest and greatest – the Fitbit Inspire 3 fitness watch. And what a watch it is! Compared to other options on the market Fitbit has again knocked it out of the park with wearability, functionality and general stylishness. I mean, just look… The new Inspire was released with a couple of siblings Versa 4 ($379.95) and Sense 2 ($449.95) with itself coming in at $179.95, making it the latest, but not the greatest int he Fitbit line-up. So, why is it so good? Practicality. And function; but it’s a coupling that few other brands have mastered and here’s why. Similar to other models of the Fitbit range, the Inspire 3 comes with all the bells and more of what you want from top-of-the-range wearable tech that doesn’t let you down. Think massive features, like: With all this – plus a range of stylish colour combos to keep things interesting – there’s no wonder it’s thought of as the health & fitness tracker that helps you do what you love and feel your best. For more, head to the Fitbit Australia website

Over 300,000 audio books now available on Spotify

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If ever you needed somewhere to listen to your favourite audio books, a gift idea, or just some good news from your favourite audio streaming service, then Spotify is where it’s at. The world’s leading streaming platform has just added a whopping range to its collection, which will make for an ever-evolving user interface to help more people across the world connect with their next favourite music, podcasts and audiobooks. Users in Australia will score with available for a one-time purchases and you can preview the content for free before purchasing. The audiobook library includes Australian titles such as “The Other Side of Beautiful,” “The Boy from Boomerang Crescent,” “The Dry,” Boy Swallows Universe,” and “Growing Up Queer in Australia”. Log in to your Spotify app for more!