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  • Unboxing the Verssed W1 smartphone [Video]

    We've seen some strange trends taking hold of the South African mobile market these past few years. Mobile carriers, including two of Africa's biggest networks MTN and Vodacom, have launched products of their own, namely the MTN Steppa range and the Vodacom Smart range. Both have made massive waves in this small corner of the market, but it has been large enough to make those companies not explicitly involved in the technology arena stand up and take due note. Edcon -- the company that owns the popular Edgars retail chain -- has now had its crack at this "smartphone" thing, launching...

  • Unboxing the COUGAR 700M Black Edition gaming mouse [Video]

    There are few gaming peripherals that incite more unneeded fanboyism than the mouse. Glowing in an array of colours, with panels, palm rests and weights the gamer can obsessively tinker with, it's probably the most personal part of a gaming rig too. Now COUGAR, a German peripheral company relatively new to the scene, has launched yet another device gamers can argue about. It's called the COUGAR 700M, and it's now available in sunny South Africa. Read more: COUGAR’s PC gaming peripherals coming to South Africa in December Is it something to get excited about? Well, if you're one for numbers you might...

  • Unboxing the Sony SmartWatch 3 [Gallery]

    It's pretty easy to keep track of Sony's wearable releases thanks to its rather lazy naming department. As you should've realised by know, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is the third iteration of the company's smartwatch project. While it may look at lot like the SmartWatch 2 that it replaces, it's leaps and bounds better. Rather than performing the usual unboxing (the gorgeous device didn't come in a box at all, it turns out), we gave the SmartWatch 3 a photo shoot, showcasing the ceremonial removing of the watch's protective shell to ultimately switching the gizmo on. Read more: Sony SmartWatch 2...

  • Unboxing the MTN Steppa 2 and MTN Steppa Tablet [Video]

    MTN's latest foray into the budget mobile device market sees the debut of the Steppa Tablet and the Steppa 2 smartphone -- a beefier version of the Steppa released last year. Both devices are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 200 SoCs clocked at 1.2GHz. 512MB RAM and 4GB storage are also present on both devices, while the MTN Steppa Tablet benefits from a larger 1024x600 7" screen. The Tablet also boasts a 5MP snapper at the rear, with a rather interesting colour scheme of a fake silver-plated rear and white plastic. Read more: MTN SA launches R999 Steppa Tablet The MTN Steppa 2 on...

  • Unboxing the Acer C720P Chromebook [Video]

    Following on from the Blackberry Passport unboxing, we have another interesting little critter that's sadly leaving us this week. Acer's C720 Chromebook was the first version of Google's reincarnated netbook we've had in the office, and although many of us scoffed at its tiny size, it's really quite a versatile, portable machine. Powered by an Intel Celeron CPU, carrying 2GB RAM and 16GB of flash storage, it doesn't always need an internet connection, but it seems to be the device's preference (it is just a glorified version of Chrome, after all). And what's more, the cutesy touchscreen allows for easy non-touchpad scrolling,...

  • Unboxing the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 [Video]

    Earlier this month, Lenovo launched a whole slew of new Yoga devices and Gearburn was there to see them unveiled. In the wake of the launch, we've managed to get our hands on the top device in the range, the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3. This sleek ultrabook packs some serious processing power, as well as some of the prettiest looks we've seen on any device, from any manufacturer ever. With a 13.3-inch QHD screen, the device is capable of being used in three modes: ordinary notebook mode, tent mode (perfect for watching series in bed) and tablet mode (for when you...

  • Unboxing the Microsoft Surface [Video]

    It was a very exciting day when we received the Microsoft Surface tablet for review in the Gearburn office. Editor of Gearburn, Steven Norris, wasted no time and an unboxing was done on the spot. With its change over to more hardware related products, Microsoft tends to tackle Apple head-on in the battle for dominance since the move to more mobile computing has taken pace. It was inevitable for the software giant to make the change. Featuring an HD-ready screen with dimensions of 1366×768 pixels, Mr. Norris was eager to get it out of its box.

  • Nike+ SportWatch GPS unboxing [Video]

    Gearburn editor Steven Norris unboxes the Nike+ SportsWatch GPS, a multitasking fitness freak's dream with USB connectivity and probably more computing power than the capsule that propelled Yuri Gagarin into space. This watch is like having your own personal trainer slapped onto your wrist and keeps track of your location, pace, distance, laps, and calories burned and even reminds you to go take a run. Review your mapped runs, track your progress, view your splits, connect with other runners and even see how elevation affected your pace. Oh and it comes in cool colours as well.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III LTE [Unboxing]

    Did you ever thing the Samsung Galaxy S III could get even better? Well it has, with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE. This phone is capable of incredible mobile speeds, but only in certain countries and certain areas to boot. But if you are in an LTE-capable area, then prepare yourself for a blazing fast mobile browsing and downloading experience. Steven Norris, Gearburn editor unboxes this mighty beast for your viewing pleasure.

  • Unboxing of the Razor Ouroboros [Video]

    With futuristic transformer looks and a suitcase straight from the X-Files, Gearburn Editor Steven Norris found the Razer Ouroboros a pleasure to unbox. Targeted directly at the gaming community, this gaming mouse looks the part, with adjustable palm, thumb and pinky rests and no fewer than 11 adjustable buttons. A mouse that has various customization and interchanging options, it glides over almost any surface and fits perfectly in the hand. It also has the coolest lights of any mouse yet.