Craig Wilson

Craig is Stuff magazine's editor. He's provides tech analysis and commentary for TV stations like eNCA, CNBC Africa and BusinessDay TV, and radio stations like 702, CapeTalk, PowerFM, MetroFM and Classic FM. You can contact him at craig@stuff.co.za

The Fitbit Ionic is now available in SA for R5,500

Fitbit’s first full-on smartwatch, the Ionic, is now available in South Africa. In addition to Fitbit’s usual fitness and sleep tracking features, the Ionic adds smartwatch features and works with Android, iOS and Windows devices. The local recommended retail price is R5,500, which puts it in the same league as an entry level Apple Watch, and competes with mid-range sports watches from the l...[Read More]

You can buy the Apple Watch Series 3 in SA on 20 October

Hot on the heels of announcing that the iPhone 8 goes on sale in South Africa on 20 October, the iStore has revealed that the Apple Watch Series 3 will go on sale the same day. Got a current Apple Watch and want to upgrade it? You can can get up to R1,000 cash back by trading it in or upgrading through Discovery’s Vitality Active Rewards programme. And, if you go for an iPhone 8 upgrade, too...[Read More]

Vodacom cuts out-of-bundle rates, but they’re still around R1,000/GB

South African mobile operator Vodacom has today announced it’s cutting out-of-bundle data prices from the middle of October 2017. The new rate for prepaid and top-up customers will be 99c/MB from 15 October, while contract customers have been paying 89c/MB since the beginning of October. You’ll have to forgive us for not getting too excited at this news on account of having a calculato...[Read More]

This is the new Ford Fiesta, but you can’t have it until 2018

In July this year, Ford unveiled the new Fiesta in summery, scenic, siesta-prone Spain. Europe’s getting four variants of the 2017 model, but here in South Africa we’ll only be seeing two of them, the Trend and Titanium series. What’s more, South African Fiesta fans will have to wait until Q2 of 2018 to get their hands on (and feet in) one, but going on what we experienced in Spa...[Read More]

Apple TV 4K, now with more pixels… and HDR

At a quick glance, the new Apple TV looks just like the previous one, but it’s actually a very different piece of tech, and a far more desirable one. The updated version, aptly called the Apple TV 4K now includes the eponymous support for 4K content along with both common variants of HDR (High Dynamic Range), HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. You also get the same A10X chip that first appeared in the...[Read More]

Listen up South Africa, here comes Spotify

We’ve heard the phrase “Spotify is launching in South Africa soon!” so many times in recent years we’re understandably cynical when we hear it again… but this time we have reason to believe it’s more than merely hearsay and optimism. What makes us so confident? Spotify’s London office is advertising a position for a “Senior Editor/Music Programmer – ...[Read More]

Local pricing for the Note 8, and no surprise it’s S Pensive

The Note 8 looks like the phone we’ve been dreaming of since, well, the Note 5. And now we know what it’ll cost and when we can have it. Pre-orders open on 1 September 2017 with the first devices making their way to users on 22 September. Recommended retail pricing is set at R18,500, which is actually a little cheaper than the R20,000 we were expecting. We’re excited about a lot ...[Read More]

Samsung Note 8: Everything you need to know

Samsung unveiled its new, highly anticipated Note 8 device at an event in New York City today and, as tends to be the case with mobile phone launches these days, the rumour mill was spot-on when it comes to the key features. A dual-camera setup, 6.3in “Infinity Display”, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (expandable by a further 256GB via microSD) and a slew of new software features are all ...[Read More]

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Polaroid Snap Touch review: Instant gratification, low satisfaction

Mention Polaroid and most people will either think of the iconic white-framed instant prints from family holidays or fashion shoots, or of the Outkast song “Hey ya”, with its exhortations to “shake it like a Polaroid picture”. Which memory leaps to mind for you probably depends on how close to this century you were born. Either way, the connotations amount to the same thing: Polaroid is synonymous...[Read More]

Louis Vuitton wants its Tambour Horizon smartwatch to be the choice for globetrotters

Sure, you can spend $10,000 on a top-end Apple Watch if you want, but to the casual observer it’ll still look like every other Apple Watch out there. If you want exclusivity and smartwatch functionality there are options from the likes of Tag Heuer, Michael Kors and Mont Blanc… and now from Louis Vuitton. But it’s the LV-branded options that might prove most appealing to image-co...[Read More]

Light Start – RIP zombie dad, the new doctor, Amazon IM and Google mozzies

So long George A. Romero, and thanks for all the undead Director George A. Romero, probably most famous for helming the iconic, 1968 zombie flick Night of the Living Dead, died on Sunday at age 77. Romero made plenty of other commendable movies, including The Crazies, Martin and Creepshow, but it’s Night of… for which he’ll be remembered. Well, that and anti-consumerist and downr...[Read More]

Win one of 10 pairs of tickets to Rush, rAge’s eSports event

The lovely folk behind annual gaming convention rAge have put together an eSports tournament called Rush in partnership with HP Omen to banish the winter blues… and bestow a tasty selection of prizes on South Africa’s best gamers. The event takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg next weekend (21-23 July 2017), and we’ve got 10 pairs of day tickets to giveawa...[Read More]

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