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Greig Strafford
Reviewer
Greig started life as a bobby on the beat in London, yet couldn't keep the anarchist geek locked away, ending with him being incarcerated in a lengthy stint as a technology innovator and implementer for the Police. A lover of shiny things, he can usually be found installing some new piece of tech into his house, car, or brain. Greig loves spreading the word of innovation (and guides of how to break terms and conditions). He's a lover of live music, getting his hands dirty, and fine wine and whiskey.

Greig's stories

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Hands-on review: The Oppo R11s takes on other flagship phones
Tue 10 Apr 2018
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smartphones
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gaming
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Oppo along with Xiaomi and Huawei have been some of the brands seen as new class leaders.
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Hands-on review: Oppo R11, the perfect iPhone for Android lovers
Thu 9 Nov 2017
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smartphones
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gaming
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It’s a great phone, and the strength of the Oppo brand can no longer be denied...
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Hands-on review: DearEar wireless headphones
Mon 6 Nov 2017
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gaming
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digital music
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reviews
With the DearEars, you’ll be getting value for money as wireless earbuds take the world by storm.
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Hands-on review: Sennheiser MB 660 wireless headphones
Tue 28 Mar 2017
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digital music
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gaming
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reviews
I'd say yes, they're better than Bose - and they're likely the best headset I've ever had. 
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Hands-on review: MYNT smart tracker - never lose anything again
Thu 15 Dec 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
The MYNT is on my Christmas list, and with all its amazing specs, you’d be well placed to have it on yours.
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Bitcoin & Blockchain: A better understanding
Mon 31 Oct 2016
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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bitcoin
Undoubtedly you’ve been exposed to Bitcoin or Blockchain. It’s apparently the future. But apart from the buzzword, what actually is it?
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MS Ignite NZ - The currency of connections
Thu 27 Oct 2016
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microsoft
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microsoft ignite
We all have things that ignite us, whether it be money, power, or the feeling you get when you see a child’s face light up when they ‘get it’.
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Women in technology: No longer stifled by sales roles
Thu 27 Oct 2016
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women in technology
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microsoft ignite
Sitting today in a hall surrounded by geeks, it was the first session where the women outnumbered the men. But after all, this was Women in Tech.
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Microsoft Ignite NZ -Taking IoT from PoC to reality
Thu 27 Oct 2016
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microsoft
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iot
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microsoft ignite
Microsoft Ignite is bringing the IoT revolution to New Zealand, its IoT sessions capturing the interests of geeks and leaders alike.
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Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 release will prick Apple's ears
Wed 26 Oct 2016
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apple
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smartphones
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technology gifts
From a packed Beijing event reminiscent of an Apple release, Xiaomi today released their new phone, and showed off their concept.
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Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts
Fri 23 Sep 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
With the million and one wearables out there, why does the Mi Band 2 make so much sense, one that I’m happy to say is my smartwatch of choice?
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Hands-on review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Fri 9 Sep 2016
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smartphones
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gaming
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With dodgy software and designs created by 3 year olds, Chinese Smartphones have consistently been cheap toys. Xiaomi are changing that.
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Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac
Tue 6 Sep 2016
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microsoft
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apple
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virtualisation
Applications such as Parallels Desktop 12 aim to make your life a whole lot easier by running Virtual Machines (VMs) within your Mac environment.
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Hands-on review: Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
Mon 7 Mar 2016
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gaming
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cybersecurity
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reviews
Finally. I can raise a glass to Leo, and also to Trend Micro. They've got a great product, that any developer would appreciate on their Mac.
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The NZ unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S7
Tue 23 Feb 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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samsung
On Monday in Auckland’s Mantells on the Water, members of Auckland’s press gathered for a Samsung popup #GalaxyS7 session.
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Hands-on review: The Dell Optiplex 9020
Thu 17 Dec 2015
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Hot off the press is the new enterprise stalwart, the Dell Optiplex 9020. Built like a brick outhouse, designed to stand up to your everyday user.
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How good is the new ViewSonic LightStream projector?
Wed 2 Dec 2015
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reviews
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projectors
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technology gifts
I watched Spectre on the big screen recently, and I couldn't help but think the ViewSonic projector could have done a much better job.
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Hands-on review: Brydge iPad keyboard
Mon 30 Nov 2015
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
As a Kickstarter fan, I do like to see products make it. The Brydge iPad keyboard has definitely made it, even onto my Christmas must-have list.
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Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Mon 30 Nov 2015
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smartphones
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gaming
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reviews
If you’re an Android fan, there is no better yardstick to compare to than the Note 5. It really is that good.
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Hands-on review: Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses
Mon 2 Nov 2015
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printing
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smartphones
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gaming
Epson (yes that Printer manufacturer) have taken a leap in creating their own version with full Augmented Reality (AR) coverage.
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Hands-on review: ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO
Tue 20 Oct 2015
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
For Gamers and Overclockers, it’s not about the pretty lights, it’s all about the ability to scale and produce outstanding performance on demand.
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Hands-on review: HP Officejet Pro X576dw
Tue 20 Oct 2015
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printing
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gaming
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reviews
At $1,149 RRP this is a damn good printer that will do everything a SME could want, and a bit more on top of this.
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Hands-on review: Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
Fri 16 Oct 2015
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
The EA8500 is a router designed for today’s crowded skies, delivering top notch performance especially across the 5GHz band.
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Hands-on review: Samsung 34" Curved Monitor SE790C
Mon 24 Aug 2015
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smartphones
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gaming
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This monitor slays all other rivals - I can’t throw enough superlatives at it. Work wise, I use two 24″ monitors, and this monitor is on my wish list.
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