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AF56W wireless headphones from Audiofly: Review

Audiofly’s AF56W is another take on the Bluetooth wireless headphone. Here I look at the updated mark II version.  Now the 3.5 mm jack socket is an endangered species, Bluetooth wireless headphones are the way to go. At NZ$200, the Audiofly AF56W is an expensive option, but not at pricy as Apple’s AirPods 2 which […]

AirPods 2: Apple’s clever wireless headphones get tidy tweak

Longer battery life, new charging case, hands-free Siri. AirPods 2 are a refreshed version of Apple’s popular wireless earphones. From the outside, you’d be hard pressed to tell Apple’s updated AirPods from the model they replace. The two look identical. Identical looks mean they also have an identical fit. If AirPods didn’t sit comfortably in your ears […]

Talking VPNs on Radio NZ Nine-to-Noon

Technology journalist Bill Bennett discusses Russia’s move to crack down on virtual private networks. Also, two conflicting takes on the power of online advertising; and the day the music died: the Pandora music service closes in New Zealand and Australia. New technology – Bill Bennett From my speaker notes: Virtual Private Networks Virtual Private Networks […]

Sony MDR-1000X review: noise-cancelling headphones

If you have $700 to spend, these Sony MDR-1000X headphones do a fine job cancelling noise. Sony MDR-1000X at a glance For: Excellent noise cancellation, seamless Bluetooth, first-class sound. Against: Erratic touch controls. Maybe: Features can complicate use. Verdict: Price: $700. Website: Sony. It would be easy to dismiss Sony’s marketing promise as hype. The […]