Video: For fear of its screen shattering, you probably do everything you can to prevent your fragile smartphone from falling even just a metre. But Blake Henderson accidentally tested the limits of a Samsung Galaxy S5's durability when he dropped it from a plane, only to later discover it recorded both the skydive and its miraculously safe landing hundreds of metres below.
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If you're running out the door to a meeting, or if you're getting ready to jump on a plane to go on holiday, the last thing you want to be doing is waiting for your movies and TV shows to transfer. Then, when you're travelling, what happens if your laptop runs out of juice? Samsung's newest portable SSD can move your files around faster — and crucially, you can use it with your Android phone or tablet.
After the literal garbage fire that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's upcoming flagship phablet needs to be more than just a big Galaxy S8 with a stylus. So before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, we're going to run through all the rumours and speculation to see if the Note 8 even has a chance of delivering on all the hype.
Samsung's been making soundbars for a while — and it sells the most of any A/V brand in Australia. Most of its soundbars have additional speakers or subwoofers to add a bit of extra audio oomph, but not the new MS650. Designed to operate without a subwoofer and still pump out dat bass, it's an all-in-one soundbar for small homes and apartments. But is it a waste of your time and effort?
...Sort of. 300 years worth of audio engineering experience, at least. Samsung's brand new MS750 all-in-one soundbar is the result of a huge amount of exacting — and genuinely world-first — audio development at the company's multimillion-dollar Los Angeles lab. The end result is a soundbar that massively improves the sound from your TV, and it doesn't even need a subwoofer to hit the low notes.
Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note7, AKA the Note Fan Edition, was announced last month. But instead of excitement, everyone had one question in mind: Will it also explode?
With perhaps the most flexible stand of any gaming monitor on the market and a sleek design, Samsung's 27-inch curved CFG70 screen certainly stands out. For a first attempt at bringing quantum dot technology into the gaming monitor market, it's not a bad attempt. But while there's much to like, there's also some key flaws - some of which might be deal-breakers.
Samsung caught a whole mess of bad press last year after numerous reports of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploding. The company, however, apparently believes there's still a rabid fanbase demanding a defused version of its mobile time bomb. So a refurbished version of the phone is going back on shelves next month — bearing what might be the most delusional name possible.
I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief — I'd managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train — and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 38cm laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters that never let you forget they have been packed away in your bags. But when I yanked my purse open and peered inside the relief returned. The newest 38cm Samsung Notebook 9 was tucked away safely, so light I forgot I had it.
Even in a Microsoft-free world the Samsung Galaxy Book would be a frustrating device. Ostensibly it's a Surface clone: A souped up Windows tablet with a pen for drawing and a floppy keyboard for typing. In practice, it's an expensive machine that has me longing for any other computing device. The screen looks great, but a cheap pen, bad cooling, and a high price make it a non-starter. The Samsung Galaxy Book feels like the first big flop of Samsung's newly invigorated computer brand.
If your TV is getting old, it needs an upgrade — you and your living room deserve the best, right? You'll be pleased to know that the TVs of 2017 are far advanced from the flickery old LCD and plasma screens of a few years ago. The new star on the block is QLED, a TV technology that gives you unrivalled picture quality no matter what you're watching.
This thing sucks. In a good way. The Samsung VR9300 is the most powerful robot vacuum cleaner that you can buy in Australia, and it's redesigned to be slimmer in profile than its predecessors to better slip underneath your couch and furniture to keep your house clean. Integrated Wi-Fi and a ceiling-mapping camera and onboard sensor suite means it'll guide itself around your property while you're away, and you can remotely control it to give your house a bit of a tszuj while you're out.