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  • Miss rAge Cape Town 2016? Here’s the video recap

    This month saw South Africa's largest gaming convention spread its roots to the south of the country. GrandWest hosted Cape Town's first ever rAge gaming expo and it was an interesting gauge of Cape Town's gaming hunger. Did it live up to our expectations? You can have a listen to what we thought in our Special Podcast, or you can read about the ways next year's event can improve. But considering that it's a Friday, and video really rocks, have a look at our post-event video recap below. Also, if you're in the video, let us know in the comments, or be sure...

  • We unbox the Kano DIY computer for kids [Video]

    The Kano DIY mini-computer kit proved to be a popular product since its launch. The device was created to show kids how to put together a mini PC, what components are involved in the process, and how to code. The overall system is relatively simplistic in design. It's built on a Raspberry Pi, comes with the necessary pieces to house the internal components, a WiFi dongle, wireless keyboard with trackpad, and some booklets to get you started. The operating system is build in Linux and features a range of programs for kids, such as a terminal-based text story and a...

  • We unbox the new Apple TV [video]

    It's not often that South Africans get hold of Apple products so soon after launch, but 2015 seems to be a red letter year. Hot on the heels of the iPhone 6S and company, the Apple TV is the next device to land in South Africa. Although it looks a lot like the old device, there's a ton of new things to enjoy, including a 64GB wad of storage along with an Apple A8X processor and Apple's updated Siri-friendly tvOS. Read more: New Apple TV coming to South Africa early November More interesting is the Siri Remote as well, which features a touch...

  • Nexus 7: how to replace a faulty USB port [Video]

    It's a terrible experience when one of your beloved devices breaks, and even more so when you find out how much it'll cost to repair. Our resident Sales Executive, Nick Thomson shows us how he fixed his Nexus 7 tablet without the need for any repair centres. You don’t always have to take your device into a repair shop, or find a supplier willing to help you. Fixing a broken product yourself can save you a bit of cash and time, but this all depends on what exactly is wrong with the unit. If it is still under official warranty...

  • We unbox the Proline XM-502 smartphone [video]

    We haven't removed a device from a box while filming the affair in quite a while, so when we received a bright red Proline XM-502 smartphone, we knew this was the one to break our duck. While it isn't the world's most powerful, attractive or ground-breaking smartphone, it is a massive step for South Africa and African mobile users. Pinnacle Africa's first device with dual LTE support boasts slots for two micro SIM cards, and LTE speeds of up to 150Mbps each. Connectivity's at the forefront of this device. Read more: Proline launches the XM-502 dual SIM LTE smartphone for R1699 And when...

  • Unboxing the BlackBerry Classic [Video]

    We've been using the BlackBerry Classic now for over two weeks, and it's a bag of mixed nuts. Cashews and pistachios though. Clearly BlackBerry has been putting in an inordinate level of care when packaging its devices in modern times, and it shows -- the Classic easily has one of the nicest boxes of any 2015 device we've seen. The 3.5-inch 720p-squared screen, Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage cocktail is protected from roughage by a premium black and silver cardboard shell. When popping the box open, the phone sits snugly on top, with its full...

  • 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 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,...