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Garmin Rino 650t Review: A GPS Navigator And Radio In One

The ultimate way to stay in contact with your friends while in the wilderness? This Garmin Rino 650T allows you to track each other’s positions and communicate by voice or text, outside mobile service. It’s a GPS tracker and trail guide that also lets you talk with your friends over 5km away.


Acer Predator Gaming Laptop: Australian Hands On

Video: Acer’s new Predator gaming laptops put extra emphasis on cooling to optimise performance. Features include two rear-exhaust fans and custom software that directs airflow — which also reduces dust and noise. The laptops also come with ‘Frostcore’, a cooling module that fits into the optical drive for intense gaming sessions. Let’s take a look.


Chris Reeve Sebenza Review: Is This US$450 Pocket Knife Worth The Hype?

If you talk about knives on the Internet, then you’ll know the Chris Reeve Sebenza is held up as the pinnacle of production knife perfection. But what’s it like to use and carry one in the real world? I let this one bite me to find out.


The Best All-Purpose Hiking Boots For Women

Time to hit the trail? I’m a field geologist, so that’s my job. I wanted to find the best hiking boots for general outdoors activities, so spent months testing these at work. And I think we found a winner.


Surefire 2211X WristLight Review: A Real Headlamp Alternative?

Last year, Surefire released an innovative new line of “WristLights.” But, at $US800, they were way too expensive for most people. This new 2211X costs just $299 and is just as bright. How’s it work?


Slingfin 2Lite Review: Everest Tent Tech For The Backpacker

A new American company that makes the strongest tents on Everest has just launched this new line for backpackers. They’re as light as anything else out there, but much stronger, much more livable and, believe it or not, cheaper too. We took one up the highest mountain in the lower 48.


Microsoft Band 2 Review: Ugly, Uncomfortable, But Great For Workouts

Fitness wearables really only exist for one reason: To collect information about your health in order to coach and encourage you into being a better version of you. Even though the Band 2 sucks at being actually wearable, it’s still one of the best fitness trackers I’ve ever strapped on my wrist.


Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Travel Computer?

The LaVie Z is the newest ultrabook from Lenovo. At just under a kilogram, it’s the lightest in its class. Does that make it the perfect adventure-travel companion? We’ve been carrying it everywhere to find out.


What It's Like To Use The iPad Pro As A Laptop

I don’t like laptops. There, I said it. I don’t hate them, but for years I’ve felt they can be improved in many different ways. So when Apple made the iPad Pro, I paid attention. Could this be the product I’d been dreaming of all this time? The short answer: No. The long answer: Also no. But it does have a few surprises.


What It's Like To Use The iPad Pro As A Tablet

Apple’s souped-up iPad Pro is supposed to be a laptop replacement — yet as many have already pointed out, it just isn’t up to the task. So I decided to use the iPad Pro as its namesake suggests: As a huge arse iPad. To my surprise, I liked it.


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