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Huawei Freebuds Studio review. Absolute value!

Huawei is building its ecosystem of products and services and recently they released their first ever premium wireless headphones. These are supposed to battle it out with the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM4s, the Bose NC700s and Apple’s Airpods Max. So are these US$268 headphones worth it?


Logic L63 review. A tough sell

Astro decided last year that it was going to do something different with it’s smartphone lineup. The Astro brand was to be dedicated to their premium smartphone offering and the newly announced Logic brand was to focus on the affordable side of things. We are yet to see something from their premium line of smartphones […]


Megapixels don’t matter

In 2012 Nokia released the 808 PureView and the headlines were that it came with a massive 41MP camera. Everyone else at the time was still hovering between 8MP and 16MP cameras so 41 was A LOT of megapixels. And for a whole 3 years after it was released, it was simply the best camera […]


EcoCash transaction limits now ZWL20 000

The EcoCash transaction limits for all Payment services have been adjusted to ZW$20,000 per transaction up from the previous ZW$5,000 per transaction. This adjustment will be effective today, 25 August 2021 at 18:00hrs.


ZB Life is launching Enhanced Cash funeral plan

ZB Life today is launching Enhanced Cash funeral plan which supports both Zim Dollar and USD cash payouts. The additions to the Funeral Cash Plan includes: Memorial Cover offers a cash payout starting at ZWL50 000 to ZWL100 000 ZWL for beneficiaries and policy holder. Tomb stone & unveiling will offer a cash payout from […]


GTeL Infinity 9 review. Tough Competition

On this one, GTeL went with the approach of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. They improved on one or 2 things from last year’s Infinity 8s


Wadiwa Wepamoyo S2 coming September!

You know something is good…or bad when memes are made out of it. I mean who can forget the iconing ‘Ndeipi’ line. And thats the sort of treatment Wadiwa Wepamoyo got in it’s season debut. Well this local drama is bringing us an encore next month!


Astro announces the Logic L63

Welcome everyone to the Logic L63. The latest smartphone to come out of Astro mobile. It looks like it will be aimed towards the affordable end of the market looking at the spec sheet. The display is a 6.3 inch HD+ panel with a water drop notch for the 8MP selfie camera and a bit […]


Huawei 4G Router 3 Pro. Are the features worth the money?

It’s got heaps of features and allows plenty of customization for whatever use case you have for it and I think it genuinely looks good. Nothing is shouty about the design. It is nice and elegant and just blends in with the furniture.
But at US$150 one would ask if the features it comes with are worth that much. In this video we explore all it good bits to answer that question


Tecno Phantom X review. It’s got all the right boxes ticked

The Phantom line is Tecno’s most technologically advanced lineup of smartphones and the Phantom X I have here is probably their best execution of a Tecno flagship smartphone to date. It has an uncompromising look and feel to it even though some compromises were made to make it what I would call a flagship killer. […]


5 months with a Huawei Watch GT2

This is the Huawei Watch GT2 Classic Edition, and this is a long term review. It is a beautifully crafted watch and it sits between the regular GT2 and the GT2 Elite with the latter getting its title because of the titanium body and band. The GT2 Classic was my favourite choice of the 3 […]


Is the Tecno Camon 17 worth $65 more than the Spark 7?

Spark 7 vs Camon 17. It’s uncompromising affordability against uncompromising value. 65 USd separates the Spark 7 from the Camon 17 but is that 65 dollars worth it for the Camon 17 or is it overpriced over the Spark 7? You can check out the video below for some awesome visuals. In terms of hardware […]


Windows 11 setup & 1st impressions. It’s made for touch

Windows 11 is out, it is very touch friendly and looks like an evolution of Windows 10 so it has some familiarity to it. I’d love to highlight that the Windows 11 I am taking a look at is the leaked version so I’d advise you to wait for the official release unless you don’t […]


Tecno announces their flagship Phantom X

Tecno has announced the Phantom X and it is their flagship smartphone set to take on the best from Samsung and Xiaomi. It has a triple rear camera and a dual selfie camera. Memory is 8GB of RAM and storage is 256GB


Why are TelOne and ZOL sim cards geolocked?

Geolocking is when a particular service is made available in a particular geographic location. In the case of TelOne and Zol, they do the same thing. But why do they restrict their service? Should all sim cards not work the same way?


Tecno Camon 17 review

The Camon 17 is Tecno’s latest entry in Tecno’s mid tier offering. It sits between the Spark series and the Phantom series and if you were not aware this one is a bit more biased towards photography. It also can be the cheapest smartphone with a 90Hz refresh rate display.


Tecno Spark 7 review

Welcome everyone to the Tecno Spark 7. It’s the most affordable smartphone in Tecno’s latest lineup. There are a couple of changes they made from the Spark 5 Pro I last reviewed so let’s get into them


Video: HarmonyOS is the future

Harmony OS finally got launched and Huawei plans to have it installed on 300 million devices by the end of 2021. While it’s being seen as Huawei responding to them no longer having access to the full Android and it’s services, it does not exist to just be an Android replacement for Huawei. It’s looking to be more than that. It is probably the future of operating systems.


Video: Tecno Buds review. Too good for $25?

This is a review of Tecno’s truly wireless buds. These buds come with a 4 hour battery life plus an extra 12 hours with the charging case. The performance is pretty great for buds that cost just 25 dollars


Video: Cool gadgets under $150

It’s actually 9 gadgets anf in this video we have split them into categories that include wearables, home entertainment and grooming & hygene. There is an assortment of them from smartwatches and sound bars to hair trimmers and soap dispensers and each product goes for less than 150 bucks.


Video: 5 cool tech gadgets under 50 bucks

5 Cool tech gadgets that you can get for under $50. This includes some speakers, car accessories and some tech accessories that have no tech inside them.


Video: What is the best mobile wifi bundle?

Ever wondered what the best mobile wifi bundle is? In this video we take a look at NetOne, TelOne, Telecel, Econet and Zol to find out which one is the best overal over 5 categories.

These are Network coverage, speed, device support, bundle selection and the all important price.


Video: Twitter’s Tip Jar wants you to earn money from your tweets

Twitter recently announced a new feature to their platform called Tip Jar where select twitter users can earn money from their Tweets. A button will appear on the user’s profile and if someone clicks on it, it will send them to their payment wallet to complete the transaction.

What will it take for this feature to be made open to Zimbabweans as well and how long will it take to get here?


Video: How NOT to get hacked via an OTP

An OTP is one small sequence of numbers with a lot of power. If someone has this they can take over your digital life in so many ways. Which is why you must never share an OTP with anyone especially someone who says they sent it to you by mistake. Because that is most certainly a lie.


Video: Fiber router lights explained

TelOne and Zol fiber routers are pretty similar in how they work. They have plenty of lights that inform of many things but in the video we look at the 4 most important ones that can affect your internet connection and see what each one of them means.


Video: MiFi router lights explained

Ever wondered what the lights on a MiFi router mean? In this video we take a look at what these lights are for and what they mean when they are on, off or a different color.


Video: Mi smart speaker review

The Mi smart speaker is an affordable speaker made by Xiaomi with the smarts of Google Assistant built-in. It does have all the perks that come with it having Google powering it but also a couple of features that are missing that show where Xiaomi saved on a couple of bucks. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: Ferrari vs Bugatti vs Koenigsegg

Finally some commentary. In this video a Ferrari chases down Bugattis and Koenigseggs in a 3 lap race at the UKs Silverstone race track. Some cheating and bullying may have been used to get by the other more powerful supercars. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or […]


Video: Tele2 4G MiFi router review

This is a Tele2 4G mifi router. In this video we take a look at setting it up, the features it has and look at it’s real world performance. This includes signal reception, wifi range and crucially battery life. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney […]


Video: Did you know your smartphone could do this?

Smartphones are now a must have for a lot of people and with each passing year we see newer ones come out that are even more powerful with even more features. In this video we look at some of the mind blowing stuff that smartphones can do right now. Stuff like turning a monitor into […]