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DJI Spark — Didn’t think you wanted a drone? You do now…

For most of us, drones are still a bit like camcorders were in the ’80s – great gadgets to have around, as long as someone else is responsible for them. They’re just a bit, well, needy. First, there’s the cost. Then carrying the thing around. Followed by finding somewhere to fly it. Then, most likely, a humiliating tree-based incident. But the Spark is different. DJI’s previous m...[Read More]

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) — Tablets just don’t get better than this

The iPad Pro 10.5 is absurdly powerful. Almost to irresponsible levels. If Tony Stark built tablets instead of mechanised suits of armour, we think he’d struggle to come up with something better. This is an iPad that’s truly deserving of that “Pro” moniker. It has a fantastic screen, a battery that will genuinely last you all day, and CPU grunt that’ll outpace a laptop. It is, hands down, the best...[Read More]

Nikon D500 — This speedy APS-C classic loves to be where the action is

These days, cameras like the Nikon D500 can seem a bit old-school – and not in the timeless, rangefinder sense either. After all, between mirrorless wonders like the Fujifilm X-T20 and full-frame monsters like Sony’s (unobtainable) A7R II, is there any room in your life for a R32,500 DSLR (body only) with an APS-C sensor? The answer, at least for anyone looking for a speedy, step-up DS...[Read More]

Tekken 7 — One way to settle a family argument

Some fighting games take themselves too seriously, but others? They put you in control of a giant panda, then let you square off against a demon on top of an active volcano. The Tekken series has never been afraid to be a little bonkers, even in a world where every little disagreement can be solved with a few rib jabs and kicks to the face. Now that it has made the leap to the latest console gener...[Read More]

Canon EOS 800D – Does the well-specced 800D redefine the entry level?

An entry-level DSLR used to be a bare-bones device that swapped features and quality for a dirt-cheap price. But one look at the Canon EOS 800D tells you that’s no longer the case. This camera, which sits on the second-bottom rung of Canon’s DSLR ladder above the 1300D, has a new 24.2 megapixel sensor, Canon’s latest DIGIC 7 processor and plenty of bells and whistles. What it doe...[Read More]

The Surge — Death and dismemberment are all in a day’s work

We’re all a little crazy here at Stuff Towers. Some are crazier than others, which is why Dark Souls is such a popular gaming pick — we like to be kicked when we’re down, at least a little. So when The Surge showed up and turned out to be a lot like Dark Souls but with robots and construction equipment, we were instantly interested. Not to be unfair but we remember a time when a ...[Read More]

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – Dragged punching and kicking into 2017

Shoryuken. Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. Satsui No Hadou. Sounds like a sushi menu, right? Not to fighting game fans. To us, they’re the unmistakable sounds of Street Fighter. You couldn’t step foot in an arcade back in the nineties without spotting one of Capcom’s cabinets – usually with a line of players waiting for their turn at the joystick. The series has morphed and evolved o...[Read More]

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 — The priciest Android Wear watch around is also one of the best…

Gadgets rarely age well. Or, to be more precise, they have to get really wrinkly before wrinkles circle back into fashion again. Just look at the Nokia 3310. The Tag Heuer Connected 45’s gamble is that an Android Wear watch made with no-holds-barred tech and design won’t look too bad in five years. Because who aside from an oil baron is going to spend over twenty grand on a smartwatch like this if...[Read More]

Nokia 3310 — The battery champ is as dumb as it gets

Tamagotchis. Cassette tapes. The penny farthing bicycle. They all had their time, but now they’ve all been resigned to history. Until February, you’d have put Nokia’s iconic 3310 among them. But not any more – it’s back, rebooted and ready to cash in on our demand for nostalgia. Hey, anything to distract us from Jacob, Trump and whatever else 2017 is going to throw our way, right? If you’ve ...[Read More]

Injustice 2 – DC’s Bat-tastic brawler is back for round two

DC’s comic creations regularly end up in second place to Marvel at the cinema box office – but when it comes to games, Batman and his super-powered squad mates consistently annihilate the Avengers. 2013’s crossover classic Injustice: Gods Among Us proved as much, with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and an entire rogue’s gallery of series villains coming to blows and finally settling scores f...[Read More]

Farpoint – The closest you’ll ever get to being a space marine

At some point, when playing Farpoint on PlayStation VR, you’ll experience the moment. It could be the first time an alien spider-thing flings itself at your face, or when you’re cowering behind rocks while hostile flying robots fire missiles at you, or simply when you emerge from a dusty tunnel into a graveyard of rusted star cruisers. But one way or another, it’ll definitely hap...[Read More]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Eye-popping specs aren’t enough to lift Sony’s latest into the top tier

Ever wanted to go to a restaurant and ask for everything on the menu? The burger, the seafood, the chicken, and the ribs? Tell them it’s your birthday, when it’s actually just a Wednesday? This sort of excess is what the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is about. It has a 4K HDR screen, one of the fastest phone processors currently available, 64GB storage and a 19MP camera. The only downside, other than the...[Read More]

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