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  • Sony expands OLED range and adds virtual Atmos to soundbars

    Sony is doubling down on OLED in 2018 after the success of their debut product last year, and they’re also upping their game on soundbars to make the lounge room experience sensational. Reporting that last year’s Bravia A1 OLED TV had been “extremely well received” Sony at CES has...
  • Taking a High End Compact Camera to New Zealand

    We’ve tested plenty of cameras at EFTM in the past, most have a particular purpose or meet a particular need. On a recent holiday to New Zealand we carried along the Sony RX100 Mark 5. This is not a run of the mill compact camera, it is the Rolls...
  • EFTM Best Wireless Sound 2017: Sony WF-1000X

    So this was debated quite extensively among the EFTM team. Geoff was keen on seeing the new Voice assistant integrated Sonos One being awarded Best Wireless Sound. I thought the great little JBL Kids were deserving of recognition, then I stopped and couldn’t get past the new Sony in-ear...
  • The Sony Smart Speaker Tested

    We have officially entered an age where if you’re buying a wireless speaker for the home it will also be “smart”. By smart, we mean voice enabled with controls that take it to another level. Overseas we’ve seen the Amazon Echo with Alexa, Apple is bringing the HomePod with...
  • Sony WF-1000X review: Wireless noise cancelling in-ear headphones – Simply outstanding

    There’s something to be said for those times when you get to test out something that you can pretty much tell is the first of many, a first to market, scene setting product – the Sony WF-1000X headphones are those because they are the first in-ear totally wire-free headphones...
  • Our ultimate smartphone camera test: 10 Phones head to head

    “Which smartphone has the best camera?” The question I get a lot – more often than almost any other.  But with so many smartphones to choose from, how can you make a decision on that! So I took ten of the latest and greatest smartphones with cameras their manufactures...
  • Sony’s noise-cancelling goes in-ear: WF-1000X

    Sony has announced three new noise cancelling headphones at IFA in Berlin creating a 1000X “family” of personal audio products that are head to head some of the best on the market. A follow-on version of the outstanding MDR-1000X headphones (WH-1000XMK2) will come to Australia in early October for...
  • Hands On: Sony LF-S50G pairs Google Assistant with added smarts and superior sound

    Get ready – the robots are taking over, well, the voice assistants certainly are – and we’re seeing more and more products feature the amazing smarts of online voice assistants. Today Sony announced the LF-S50G speaker with Google Assistant. Sitting taller and wider than the original Google Assistant “Google...
  • Sony OLED pricing announced – taking LG technology before LG themselves

    When Sony announced their first OLED TV at CES earlier this year, the first thing that came to mind was – are they making their own OLED panels? If not, how will Sony differentiate themselves from LG who are the market leader in OLED? It’s hard to question the...
  • Sony Xperia XZ review: Stunning premium device

    When I first saw what the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was capable of earlier this year, I knew it would be a great phone.  And that’s confirmed having tested it for the last few weeks. On sale now at JB Hi-Fi, Telstra, Optus, Virgin and direct from Sony –...
  • BLING! Sony Playstation 4 now available in Gold and Silver in Australia

    Black is boring right?  White is nice, but doesn’t quite stand out – so, what about Gold and Silver!  Perfect – for your next Playstation 4! As of now, the all new Gold and Silver PS4 consoles are available from select retailers in Australia. They come as a 500GB...
  • Sony announces 2017 TV pricing – except their OLED :(

    Which TV should I buy?  A very common question these days, and probably one of the most difficult answers to muster up too – because there are some damn fine TVs out there, some great prices and very competitive features.  Today Sony announced their 2017 range of TVs were...
  • Sony Xperia XA1 now available – $399

    The Sony Xperia XA1 is one of three new phones announced by Sony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year and it’s now available in Australia. Sitting at what is Sony’s entry level for a current range phone, $399 is the outright price of the XA1 at...
  • Sony SRS-XB40 Bluetooth Speaker Review: The lights of the party

    Last time you pulled the Bluetooth speaker out to entertain your guests all they got was sound right?  Sony’s stepping things up a gear with the new SRS-XB40 speaker with lights and sound! At $299 it’s in the premium end of the small portable Bluetooth speaker range – but...
  • Playstation celebrates 10 years of the PlayStation Store with deals!

    Sony has announced a bunch of discounted games in the Playstation Store to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the store. The deals on offer are available for a week or so, until April 5th and includes: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – now only $30.95 AUD The Last of Us...
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