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Michael 84

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XBOX Series X Owners Review & Unboxing – Here’s My Initial Thoughts

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

XBOX Series X Review & Unboxing

Finally it is here! The XBOX Series X, and I have one.

I got this yesterday which was the release date, 10th November 2020. It’s sold out everywhere, but I managed to get a pre-order and luckily get mine.

Since it’s so new I am going to do a short review and initial impressions along with the unboxing, and then update this with a more in depth review.

Here’s everything you want to know.

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Disney+ Review – Is It Worth It?

Sunday, 18th October, 2020

Disney+ Is It Worth It?

When I signed up with my last phone contract, I got Disney+ FREE for 6 months. I’m coming to the end of my deal, so is it worth paying for?

Here’s what I think of Disney+

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iPhone 12, Mini, Pro & Pro Max Officially Announced

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

iPhone 12 Launch

Yesterday saw the new smartphones from Apple get officially announced. As already speculated there are now 4 variations of the new phone. They are the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Will I be getting one and what are they all about? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Xbox Series X And Series S Launch 10th November [Pre-Order From 22nd September]

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

Xbox Series X And Series S UK Release Date And Price

2020 is the year of the next generation console. All of the speculation around the next Xbox can be put to bed, with Microsoft announcing all of the details earlier today.

In case you didn’t know, for the first time there will be 2 consoles released side by side: The Xbox Series X and the friendlier priced Xbox Series S.

Here’s everything you need to know, including the price and release date in the UK.

UPDATE: You can read my Series X Review Here

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OnePlus Nord Released Today: A Good Mid-Range Smartphone

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

OnePlus Nord Released

The OnePlus Nord phone has been released today.

Another entry into the mid range smartphone eco-system, the Nord is a pretty incredible phone to look at.

Here’s what to expect from the Nord, including the price in the UK.

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Google Pixel 4A Announced

Monday, 3rd August, 2020

Google Pixel 4A Unveiled

The Google Pixel 4A has finally been announced today by Google. It’s the latest smartphone in it’s lineup, and packs power at an affordable price.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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I Got Myself A New TV! – This Is The Samsung QE55Q85R Review

Friday, 19th June, 2020

Samsung qe55q85R TV review by Michael 84

It’s been a while since I had a new TV. My old one had developed a fault, and I’ve needed it replacing for months. Finally I got round to it, and got myself a Samsung QE55Q85R.

You might be wondering: What’s the picture quality like? What’s the user experience like?

Well, here’s everything you need to know about it.

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iPhone SE 2020 – I’ve Got One! Worth The Upgrade? Here’s My Review & Camera Test

Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

iPhone SE 2020 Review - I've got one, here's how it stacks up

The excitement of getting a brand new phone…It’s been a while! Six years in fact, but I have finally found a worthy successor to my beloved iPhone 6, the iPhone SE.

What upgrade some may say…The iPhone SE looks very familiar, and that’s not a bad thing.

Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone SE, if you should upgrade, and that all important camera test.

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The iPhone SE 2020 Has Been Announced! Here’s Everything You Need To Know (Including How & When You Can Get It)

Thursday, 16th April, 2020

iPhone SE 2020 Announced

Is it the worst kept secret ever, or was it just wishful thinking that came true? Either way, yesterday Apple announced a new phone to it’s line up, the iPhone SE.

If you’re like me and you don’t like huge phones, this could be an interesting device.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone SE, including how and when you can get it in the UK.

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Is An iPhone 6 Still Good In 2020? Here’s What It’s Like To Use

Thursday, 14th November, 2019

Is the iPhone 6 Still good in 2019

It’s 2020 now, and the iPhone 6 will be 6 years old this year, which is a dinosaur in tech terms. There’s been 6 upgrades since 2014, including the latest which is the iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, depending on what you get.

So the question is: Is an iPhone 6 still good in 2020?

Well I still have one, and in fact I use it. So the answer is yes, it’s perfectly good to use for day to day usage.

Here’s what it’s like to use, and why I haven’t bothered to upgrade.

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Microsoft Surface Neo And Duo Announced

Sunday, 6th October, 2019

Surface Neo Announced - First thoughts from Michael 84
First look at the Microsoft Surface Neo

A couple of days ago Microsoft had an event, and showed the world what’s coming in the very near future: Their latest devices, the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, both coming around Christmas 2020.
They look brilliant!

Just to get into the bare bones of what these devices are – The Surface Neo is a tablet, and the Duo is a smartphone. But not just any tablet or phone.

Their party piece is that they’ve got dual screens. This is not just a novelty party piece, I think it will be loved by many.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Neo and Duo.

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ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo – The Future Is Here – First Impressions

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

ASUS Zenbook Duo Pro - First Impressions

Gentleman, the future of laptops, and maybe all of computers, is here. Last week I saw the ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo, and a week later I am still blown away by how amazing this machine looks. Could this be the future of laptops for power users?

The party piece is in the name, duo, which could have been a processor back in the day, but in this case duo means two screens. They’re calling the second screen the ScreenPad. This is a brilliant use of display technology, and a true second screen is such a joy for anyone to have.

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Google Stadia – Is This The Future Of Gaming?

Monday, 25th March, 2019

Is Google Stadia The Future Of Gaming

If you like gaming or even if you don’t, you might have heard the news that Google is entering the gaming arena. They’re not making a console, they’re not making a game, so what are they doing? They’ve just announced Google Stadia. But what is it, and will it work?

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Playstation Classic Review – Is It Worth Getting?

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

PlayStation Classic Review - Is It Worth It?

It finally came, I got my PlayStation Classic!

If you like gaming then you’ll know that Sony were releasing a mini PlayStation in the run up to Christmas, and as soon as I heard, I had to order one. I loved my original PlayStation as did many others, and so it was obvious that I’d buy this.

It costs £89.99, but how does it play, and is it worth it? Here’s my full review.

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Football Manager 2019 Review

Sunday, 4th November, 2018

Football Manager 2019 Review - The Best Yet. By Michael 84

Yes guys, it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of new football game releases. A few weeks ago it was FIFA 19, and now it’s time for the big one, Football Manager 2019 was released this past Friday, and naturally I got it…The boxed disc version obviously!

It’s a yearly tradition, and an exciting time of the year for people like me who’ve been playing FM for years, previously Championship Manager and stretches all the way back to the glory days of the Amiga.

So what is it like, should you upgrade, what’s changed, what’s good and what is bad. Well…

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