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Why is internet so expensive in Zimbabwe?

Every other week it seems like Data prices are just going up. Of course, we could blame that on our depreciating currency but even in the USD era, data was not what the typical Zimbo would term affordable. So for example in 2016 Zimbabwe had the 3rd most expensive internet in Africa with 1GB of […]


4×4 Jamboree. Toyota Hilux GD6 vs every 4×4 offroad pickup

The 70th Annual 4×4 Jamboree happened this weekend and there were plenty of premium dealers showcasing some brand new Zimbabwean road capable vehicles. Some of the brands worth mentioning are Mitsubishi Triton, Haval, and GWM P Series from Zimoco, Toyota Hilux, Prado and Land Cruiser from Toyota Zimbabwe, Isuzu D-Max pickups and M-UX SUVs from […]


BYD E6 Review: Enough battery range to get from Harare to BYO?

As we continue with the EV revolution we have another 100% EV from EVCA in the skin of the BYD E6 wagon. This one is a less commercial-looking vehicle compared to the BYD T3 minivan which also means it is nicer inside and out. You can enjoy all the beauty shots in the video below […]


Why your 5G iPhone does not have a 5G option in Zimbabwe

You may have a 5G capable iPhone or iPad and are trying to experience the glorious 5G speeds on Econet. If you cannot find the 5G option in the settings in Zimbabwe you are not alone. But don’t worry. Your device is not faulty. Apple just has not enabled the service on your phone yet. […]


ZITF 2022 Day 1. What to expect.

The first day of ZITF was interesting. It was all setup. Here is what to expect for the rest of the week. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this page […]


TelOne launching USD data bundles

They also get a special name to differentiate them from the RTGS bundles. TelOne is calling them Bonus Broadband Vouchers. Only 4 packages are available at the moment and they are as follows: The USD packages are all valid for 30 days and they are not cumulative so if 30 days elapse and you still […]


Petrol vs Diesel vs Hybrid vs Electric. Buying pre-owned cars in Zimbabwe EP1

So you are a Zimbo. Young and old, man or woman and you are thinking of which car to buy. What do you look at? Which one type of car makes sense to buy in Zimbabwe and why? Well sit back, relax and let me give you a cheat code on the good and the […]


Cool new things in Windows 11 beta Build 22593.1

The latest beta build of Windows 11 which is this one 22593.1 is out and I have been pushing some buttons. Here are all the new bits. Groove Music Player is dead RIP to the Groove music player. Say hello to the Media Player. What it does is it curates your audio and video library […]


ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 review. So powerful it’s funny

The King is dead! Long live the King! My long serving HP Envy 17t choked on a dosen green screens of death before shutting down for the last time. I did a diagnosis and the HP forums concluded that the CPU was fried. And just like that I had to get a replacement and it’s […]


Hybrid cars are a scam

The car industry is a very very interesting place. I don’t think many industries get as much regulation as this and sometimes this regulation brings some really cool innovations to the mix. Sometimes it brings absolute gimmicks that do nothing for the consumer’s driving experience. Sometimes they make the experience even worse. Like soft limiters. […]


Telco Fiber. Is it any good?

I am pretty sure majority of you are familiar with only Zol and TelOne when it comes to fiber. Telco might be one of those confused with TelOne here and there because of it being less prominent. But for me it was an absolute saving grace. Let me start from the beginning. Moving to a […]


Telco vs Liquid Home vs TelOne. Which one is the best?

When people think of fiber they default to just 2 providers. TelOne and Liquid Home (Zol). Not many know of Telco and yet in my short time using their fiber it seems they actually are a competent alternative to the big 2. Service is really good, I have not had any faults yet so I […]


JBL Tune 510 bluetooth headphones. Value for money.

These are the JBL Tune 510 BTs and they are in for a review. Jumping straight into the box. It contains some paperwork isncuding a setup guide, some safety information and some warranty cards, USB-C cable for charging and the headphones themselves. Exterior Everything is in the right cup on the Tune 510s. Power button, […]


Is Davinci Resolve better than Premiere Pro?

I have gone through a fair share of editing softwares in the 5 or so years I have been doing video. I’m talking Lightworks, Toonly, Biteable and everyone’s favorite. Premiere Pro. Then Valentine signed me up for a Davinci Resolve bootcamp. And here is what happened. A bit of background Before I start. I produce […]


Beats Studio Buds. Overpriced

The beats studio buds are in the building and on the box it says made for AppleTV, iPhone and iPad. So yeah. Here is an iphone. And this is what they mean. Pairing To pair with an iPhone all you have to do is open the case and the iPhone will detect them and ask […]


The death of Shareit

When Shareit came into the scene it was an absolute hit. It was able to transfer files tens of times faster than Bluetooth and not only that. On Android it meant you could now share apps! So if your WhatsApp had expired for example and all you had was a WhatsApp bundle, you could ask […]


HP Pavilion 15 Gaming. Gaming PC Lite

I call this one an OMEN lite because, well, same design with the sharp angles and also an overdose on the hulk juice with the green accents. It’s the HP Pavilion gaming. But is it though? Exterior It’s a stealthy look. Matte black all round with a little green for the Pavilion and another one […]


GTeL Infinity 10 review. Pleasant surprises

In terms of design we have very minor visual changes. I mean you’d be forgiven to say it’s the same design but again, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Exterior Design It’s a little bit bigger than the Infinity 9. 6.7 inch display from the 6.5 inch on the Infinity 9 and it’s also […]


MacBook 16 Pro vs Asus Zephyrus M16. Apple Vs Windows

This is a comparison between a MacBook 2019 and an Asus ROG Zephyrus M16. We look at the different camps and see the benefits and shortcomings of both. You should also check out Tecno Spark 8P review. Is it just me or are budget phone getting better-looking Car review: the all-electric BYD T3, a minivan […]


5G has arrived in Zim… Almost

Yes! We finally have it. 5G was launched. Ribbons were cut and some phones got to flex that 5G icon next to the network bars for the 1st time in this teapot shaped country of ours. All thanks to Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. So let’s have a little QnA of our own right here. Starting with […]


Android to iOS. Is the learning curve worth it?

So this is 1 month of owning the iPhone and this happened. I dropped it on my HP laptop and it left 2 dents…on a metal laptop. The phone is fine but a moment of silence for the tempered glass that had to break the fall. This is no joke my 1st time actually using […]


How I installed Azam TV; a breeze if still have a Kwese dish

Me being me I thought it was a bright idea to save a couple of bucks and do the Azam TV installation myself. I mean I have done about five successful Dstv installations in the five or so places I have moved to, so simple stuff… Or so I thought. I am going to preface […]


Tecno Pova 5G review. Flying too close to the sun?

It’s got a huge presence thanks to its sheer size. Bags and bags of performance thanks to that Dimensity 900 CPU paired with the superfast RAM and internal storage and even though the battery is smaller than it’s predecessor’s, it’s going to outlast almost anything on the market right now.


20 awesome Xiaomi gadgets you can buy now in Zim!

20 awesome products that you can buy right now from the Xiaomi store. And the crazy part is the smartphones are not even the highlight. Oh and guess what. On some of these products you can buy them on credit too. In Zimbabwe. You can pay a 60% deposit on select products and pay the balance over 60 or even 90 days.


iPhone 13 Pro vs XS Max Unboxing: Past vs Present

Two lifelong Android Users have switched sides and are now on the dark side. Watch them unbox their freshly bought iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone XS Max. You should also check out Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review. Best midrange phone of 2021! Tecno Pova 2 review. Big battery & features Sony WH-1000XM4 review. Tech & […]


Brand new cars are Actually reasonable!

I know dealerships are not the most exciting places to walk into for the average Zimbo. A car sales garage is a lot more palatable and a lot less serious. However I was brave enough to walk into one last week. Mostly because I saw a snazzy looking Toyota I had not seen before.


I walked 2 489Km in 2021!

That is an average of 7.45Km a day. 223Km a month. An inside joke at Techzim states that I am the resident road runner and obviously that comes with a shoe bill worth some hefty chest pains.


Huawei Watch GT2 Major software update. All the new features!

Welcome to 2022 everyone and it’s new year new software update for the Huawei watch GT2. It just got a very major update that’s brought in a collection of visual and functional improvements


Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review. Best midrange phone of 2021!

The Camon 18 Premier is probably the most important smartphone Tecno has made since the Phantom 6 Plus. Tecno is all grown up. This Camon 18 Premier has a mature sophistication about it which, and dare I say, warrants the cheeky jab Tecno took at Samsung. This is the Tecno Camon 18 Premier and it’s as exciting as the Premier League.


Tecno Pova 2 review. Big battery & features

A 7000mAh battery in a smartphone. And as you may have guessed, it’s a thick one. It’s the Tecno Pova 2 and the insane battery is just the beginning. You can watch the video and it’s amazing angles in the link below Exterior Yeah this is a massive slab of phone. The display is a […]