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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 […]


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 number: […]


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 number: Buy […]


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 […]


Video: What’s inside a television?

In this video we have a Television with a faulty backlight. We have a part that we want to swap out to see if this solves the backlight issue but in the process we shall be looking at the parts of a TV that make it work. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]


Video: Road rage in a Ferrari FXX-K Evo from last to 1st

Continuing with our gaming series this week we have a modified Ferrari FXX-K Evo taking on Buggatis and Koenigseggs. Starting position is 16th but after some fender benders and some decent corner cutting we got that Ferrari to finish 1st. This is gameplay is from the PC game called Grid 2019 Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: Asphalt 9 Legends carnage

In this video we look at Asphalt 9 Legends. It’s a mobile arcade car racing game with some stunts. You get barrel rolls and spins and a healthy dose of carnage. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your […]


Video: Young African and Aspiring – Njabulo Sandawana, Country Director: Bhala

Africa has a number of unique challenges and many of those are being addressed by the youth of the continent. Young African and Aspiring is where we give those young people a chance to tell their stories about the changes they are effecting in their societies and communities. This isn’t limited to tech and startups […]


Video: Huawei Watch GT2 Classic Edition review

The huawei Watch GT2 Classic Edition is a premium smartwatch offering from Huawei with a suite of smart features like health monitoring and fitness tracking. In this review we take a look at setting it up. We explore all the main features available on it and also figure out what a smart watch really is […]


Video: Dell Inspiron 15 7577 disassembly

In this video we go through the process of taking apart the Dell Inspiron 15 7577 gaming laptop down to the bare motherboard. It’s quite a task seeing that there are 3 layers of screws and pieces you need to take apart before you get to the motherboard. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge […]


Video: Young African and Aspiring – Takunda Mujuru founder of Zimbofit

Africa has a number of unique challenges and many of those are being addressed by the youth of the continent. Young African and Aspiring is where we give those young people a chance to tell their stories about the changes they are effecting in their societies and communities. This isn’t limited to tech and startups […]


Video: Driving an F1 car. How hard is it?

Continuing with progress in our gaming series, this week we see how hard it is to drive an F1 car in the PC game Grid 2019. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because […]


Video: Dell 27 inch desktop monitor unboxing and 1st impressions

In this video we take a look at the Dell SE2719H desktop monitor. It’s 27 inches in size with an IPS panel of 1080p resolution. It has a VGA port as well as an HDMI port and it was bought locally at Fusertech. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount […]


Video: GTeL Infinity 8s vs Tecno Spark 5 Pro

In this video we do a comparison of the GTeL infinity 8s and the Tecno Spark 5 Pro. Both phones are similarly priced but that is where the similarity ends. On paper the GTeL looks very much underequipped when compared to the Tecno but in day to day usage a lot changes. Quick NetOne, Econet, […]


Video: The truth about fake smartphone cameras

It’s now a common trend having 3 or 4 cameras on smartphones but more and more manufacturers are either now just putting terrible secondary cameras to populate the spec sheet or in some deceptive practices they are actually putting fake cameras on their phones. In this video we try and explain what really goes on […]


Video: Taking off and landing a plane in a flight simulator

This is a flight simulator called Airline Commander and it does a pretty good job of taking you through the process of learning how to fly a plane. You start off with small and light aircraft and as you attain your licence you can then upgrade to bigger more complex planes. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: How to be an MVP in Call Of Duty Mobile

This is gameplay of Call Of Duty mobile. The game is online and the match is versus other online players of similar rank and experience. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this […]


Video: HP Probook 450 G7 first impressions

In this video we are unboxing and taking a look at the HP Probook 450 G7, a mid tier business laptop from HP. We also take a look at what features it has, what HP did right and also what they didn’t quite do so well. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to […]


Video: A dramatic end to a strong hill climb in a Pagani Zonda R

This is gameplay of the PC game Grid 2019. The rack is called Okutama Circuit in the hills of Japan with some impressive scenery. The car is a Pagani Zonda R and difficulty was set at medium. All was going so well until the exit of the very last turn. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel […]