Gadgets

Fortress of Solitude takes a look at the latest gadgets and electronic products on the market.

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i.dime – First Magnetic, Dime-Sized Storage Expansion

The world of storage has been hotting up recently, both for the conventional computing, as well as in the mobile space. Desktops and laptops, arguably, have an easier job providing solutions than it’s mobile counterparts, where portability is of the utmost importance. While there are many products available on the market, some of which we’ve 

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 V – Tech Review

Acer has a broad range of products across multiple categories. Two years ago, the company released the Aspire Switch 10 unit, which received a few mixed reviews from the tech community, although it was still a step in the right direction for the hybrid tablet. A short while back, Acer released an updated version of 

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 – Tech Review

A few weeks ago, we spent some time reviewing the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15, a remarkably well-equipped portable, Bluetooth speaker, with enough bass to rattle the windows in your home. Today it’s the turn of the much smaller, more portable, BeoPlay A2. The BeoPlay A2 still fits the mould of a premium and stylish 

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Acer Predator G6 – Tech Review

Over the years there have been many, many attempts to deliver worthwhile pre-built (desktop) gaming rigs, not solely on performance alone, but also price, optimisation, upgradability, looks, and a host of other seemingly trivial aspects that all make could compromise a sale. Looking back, there isn’t a real shortage of units that have come and 

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Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 – Tech Review

The market for portable Bluetooth speakers is ever growing, and will continue to do so as more and more people search for quality sound on the go. With the high amount of devices added to the list on a regular basis, it’s hard to stay afloat of what’s important when purchasing a portable speaker. There 

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AMD Announces Most Affordable VR-Ready GPU: RX 480

Earlier today, AMD announced what many knew by its codename, Project Polaris. Now official, the companies new graphics card, the AMD RX 480, will be the most affordable VR-capable graphics card on the market, with starting prices of $199. Many assumed that today’s announcement would have been more along the lines of releases a direct 

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Huawei Band: Tech Review

There has been no shortage of fitness devices and wearables flooding the market of late, and it’s become more and more difficult to find something that works for you. In addition to finding the device that meets all your requirements, cost also plays a large role in your ultimate decision-making process, often more so than 

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Watch: In-Ear Language Translator Coming Soon

Ever wished that you could have your own Babel fish that would help you instantaneously translate a foreign language? Well, it seems that we might be getting the next best thing, an in-ear translator device called the Pilot. For those not familiar with the concept of the Babel fish it is a fictitious alien fish from 

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Pilot: Real-Time, In-Ear Translation

Waverly Labs has created the first in-ear device that translates languages in real-time. The project, known as the Pilot system, is already available on a waiting list, and will retail for just $129 in three colours once commercial. The device works quite simply…there are two earpieces available, one for each person of the intended use. 

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SanDisk iXpand – Tech Review

Not too long ago, SanDisk launched its original iXpand flash drive on our shores. Towards the end of last year we got to the review the first generation unit, which, although useful, had a few niggles in its physical side, and a few hindrances in its performance. On-the-go devices such as this have become a 

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Asus ROG G752: Review

Asus’ repertoire of devices spans a broad spectrum of categories, including smartphones, monitors, and even graphics cards. As wide as the range is, their assortment of laptops are amongst the most extensive, and most desired. When the company launched their Republic of Gamers (ROG) collection of gaming units back in 2006, the world may not 

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B&O BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled: Review

Headphones have become somewhat of a style and fashion accessory of late, with many a set designed for outwardly aesthetics and almost disregarding the usefulness. In efforts to look attractive, they have also become rather uncomfortable for continuous use, if they’re worth their salt in producing good quality audio in the first place. But why 

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Acer Predator Z35 Curved Screen: Review

If you haven’t yet noticed, gaming equipment has been on the rise lately, and even the likes of us, South Africans, are joining in on the fun, despite the really poor Rand in recent months. But let’s repress those negative thoughts for now, and focus on Acer’s beauty, the Predator Z35 Curved Screen. As the 

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Samsung Gear S2: Review

The idea of a smartwatch has been around for quite some time now, but didn’t really take off as a success until Samsung launched its first variant in 2013. While other manufacturers, in the form of Apple, Motorola and Huawei, have since released versions of their own, with great improvements in functionality and looks, Samsung 

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Lenovo Launches New X1 Family Range

At an event at the Studio Blue Event Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, Lenovo hosted an evening for media and distribution partners to showcase their latest offerings from the X1 range. But before any of the devices were unveiled, Lenovo GM, Graham Braum, took a few moments to share some of the many achievements and noteworthy 

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Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Pandora

Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Pandora Gaming Performance Ultrabook now available from drive control corporation ICT distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is pleased to announce that the gaming-centric Dell Inspiron 15 7559 laptop, also known as the “Pandora” is now available in South Africa. “Gamers know that performance usually comes at a hefty price,” says Terence 

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HP Inc. Unveils World’s Thinnest Laptop

Company keeps reinventing with new HP Spectre, combining exceptional engineering and craftsmanship with beauty and performance Today at the New York Times International Luxury Conference, HP Inc. raised the bar for the premium PC experience with the debut of the new HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest laptop. CNC machined aluminum chassis as thin as an 

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HP Inc. Brings Premium to Life

HP Inc. Brings Premium to Life With 18k Gold and Diamond Limited Edition PC Artistry Partners with prominent jewelry and luxury designers Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah to create signature PCs At the New York Times International Luxury Conference, HP Inc. brought to life the premium PC experience with world-renowned designers Tord Boontje and Jess 

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HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook: Review

For most buyers, purchasing a notebook/laptop is linked to having a mobile office, allowing them to work wherever they choose. In addition, it is also a tool for students who continually travel between class, residence and home, easy to carry out assignments and view study material. And there is a plethora of choices from budget 

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WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra: Review

Western Digital, or WD, recently released the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, less than two months back. The company has expanded their range of household and small business storage essentials. Having previously reviewed the My Book Duo on FoS, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra adds another dimension to the range of products. The My Cloud EX2