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  • The AG Ghost is South Africa’s glitziest new phone [Gallery]

    Launching an entirely new phone in South Africa isn't an easy task, especially if you're a South African company. Vodacom, MTN and Edcon have all done it, but they have millions in their back pockets should their prospective devices fail. But for a company that has been around since 2007, and that no one has really heard of, it's quite an undertaking. And that's what AG Mobile's faced with when introducing its AG Ghost to market. For one though, it definitely doesn't seem to be in the same league as its South African device contemporaries. Read more: AG Mobile debuts South...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...

  • What you missed at EGE Cape Town Day 1 [Gallery]

    It's Cape Town's first real gaming and electronics expo, and people are pretty damn excited. Social media has been buzzing with those too busy to make their way to rAge every year, and those who haven't really had a taste of gaming on a grand scale before. The Electronic Gaming Expo, or EGE, took place this weekend, and Gearburn was there to capture the first day in all its nervous splendour. Some of the more intriguing stands was the Frontosa SA booth dominating the front of the CTICC's Hall 4, the Make Games SA booth, which was showing off locally made...

  • Nokia Lumia 830 tours New York with Denim Lumia Camera app [Gallery]

    We always tend to marvel at some of the new camera hardware that leaves manufacturers' testing tables. The likes of Sony might be the industry leader at the moment, but Nokia (and now Microsoft by proxy) is also known for making a spiffy camera or two. The Nokia Lumia 830, launched back in 2014, boasted a 10MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization (OIS) and an LED flash, but the phone recently acquired the new Lumia Denim update, and with it, the Lumia Camera app. Read more: Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update gives snappers 4K video recording Features like Rich...

  • Sony Xperia E4 is fairly phat for a budget device [Gallery]

    A few weeks ago we received a Sony Xperia E3 to use and abuse for a couple of weeks. It wasn't the most interesting phone on the planet, but it was one of Sony's important aimed at the masses, rather than the trendsetters. Roll on 2015, and the company has launched its fourth-generation update -- the Sony Xperia E4. Read more: Sony Xperia E4 is coming to South Africa Q2 2015 And judging by the aesthetics alone, we're already a little more interested. There's now a rather wide 5.0-inch 540x960 screen, a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoC under the hood, 8GB of internal...

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has a superb set of cameras [Gallery]

    If you've perused our review of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, you would've realised that we quite enjoyed the device. Even if it was enormous in comparison to most devices, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 exhibited the type of usability and practicality we've only really seen on tablets twice its size. With that said, it should also be mentioned that its cameras are pretty damn impressive too. Read more: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: beautifully balanced With the device firmly glued to his hand, Andy took the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 on a tour around the Western Cape of South Africa, to...

  • Houdt flaunts snazzy, exclusive custom covers for iPhone range [Gallery]

    Houdt, a local device accessories and lifestyle brand, has announced a collaboration with South African artists and designers to launch an exclusive range of swanky iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 covers. Houdt's usually known for crafting unique device covers from wood (among other peripherals), and the limited edition range is no exception to this earthy rule. The covers feature works from the following local artists: Kronk Marchant KimVV Liza-Marie AmIcollective Clement Hanno "Each artist has produced 50 beautiful handcrafted handsets available in Rosewood," notes the presser. The covers can be found on Houdt's official site ranging in price from R499 for the iPhone 5 range, and R599...

  • The LG G Flex 2’s aerial camera tour of Cape Town [Gallery]

    Back in January at CES 2015, there was one phone that really stood out from the rest. It was the first to boast the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and one of the first to feature 3GB of RAM. It was also one of the most promising curved phones we had seen in a long, long time. The LG G Flex 2 is now officially coming to South Africa in April, as a Vodacom exclusive for R10 499 on prepaid, but that doesn't really tell the entire story. LG's a bit curve-mad at the moment, with devices sporting anything other than straight...

  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse unboxed [Gallery]

    Logitech has been making some really cutting-edge hardware recently, with the likes of the all-conquering G910 Orion Spark gaming keyboard and the G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse. Adding onto the success of these two devices, Logitech launched another contender to the gaming mouse crown called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Read more: Logitech G910 Orion Spark review: the best keyboard you’ll ever use Always with the trendy names is Logitech. For starters, the mouse lives up to its changeable name, with a stealthy matte black and shiny plastic design approach. Fit with an oversized thumb rest too for the weary handed, the...

  • BlackBerry Classic is a stately, suave blast from the past [Gallery]

    I've been unnecessarily harsh on BlackBerry's design team of late, but have been (pleasantly) surprised with the likes of the BlackBerry Passport. Now, new to the company's alternative arsenal is probably the most BlackBerry-ish BlackBerry of recent years. It's the spiritual successor to the Bold 9900 appropriately dubbed the "Blackberry Classic." At this point you might be wondering, "what's the point?" and for good reason. Why upgrade a phone (or at least, refresh a concept) that was around in 2011? There's a few good reasons, but we'll cover that in the Gearburn review coming in the next few weeks. For now, what...