Product Review

JB Hi-Fi Zagg INVISIBLE SHIELD hd ultra Pixel 3 Screen Protector Review

No one likes to waste money, but that’s exactly what I did when I bought the INVISIBLE SHIELD hd ultra Pixel 3 Screen Protector from JB Hi-Fi World Square in Sydney.

To put it simply, the product is flawed. The instructions were “lost in translation” and was very hard to follow. You get 1 plastic screen protector for the over inflated price of AU$39.95. You get one chance to get it right while being misguided by the instruction booklet.

Well, the manager at JB Hi-Fi World Square Sydney didn’t agree that the product was flawed. I was not happy with how the screen protector looked on my mobile phone so I requested a refund. He basically put the blame on my inability to follow the instructions and refused. I offered to buy another screen protector and requested for him to install it. He advised me that they don’t do screen protector installs in order to avoid situations like what I experienced.

A brand new Pixel 3 looking shabby due to a “flawed” screen protector purchased at JB Hi-Fi World Square Sydney

To JB Hi-Fi, please don’t pedal garbage products like these and sell them at a premium price. To the manager at JB Hi-Fi World Square Sydney, thanks for convincing me to never to spend another cent at any JB Hi-Fi store ever again. To everyone else, don’t buy this garbage.


Laser Printers Product Review

Brother HL-1110 Laser Printer Review

I don’t know about you but I think that ink jet printers were the worst invention. The printers themselves were reasonably priced, but the replacement inks were ridiculously unaffordable. Replacement cartridges were so unaffordable, that it was more economical to buy a new printer (with a half-full cartridge) than it was to buy a new cartridge.

That’s just not acceptable. If only I could afford a Laser printer… Well, I just found out today that I can! A quick visit to Harvey Norman led me to this bad boy. Let me introduce you to the Brother HL-1110, a Compact and Reliable Mono Laser Printer.

This printer has the following features:

  • Prints up to 20 pages per minute
  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi (2400 x 600 dpi with Resolution Control
  • Supported paper size: A4 (Alternative size documents including envelope format are not supported)
  • 150 sheet paper tray
  • Has a separate toner & drum
  • Monocrome
  • Very compact

Apparently, this device will print around 700 pages straight out of the box. At just AU$68 dollars, that’s approximately 9.7 cents a page. New cartridges will set you back around AU$70 but will print about 1000 pages (7 cents per page). Now that’s value for money and it’s a great addition to my home office. By the way, there’s no USB cable in the package so make sure you get one. I got lots of them lying around my home so I didn’t mind. Harvey Norman tried to sell them to me for AU$20, I just laughed out loud and politely declined.

Brother HL-1110
Brother HL-1110

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Multimedia Player Product Review

Google Chromecast Review

Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast

There’s only one word to describe Google Chromecast – Brilliant.

For those of you who don’t know about Chromecast, it is a device that you plug into your TV’s HDMI port, powered by a USB cable. Using your household WIFI connection, Chromecast allows you to use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer as a remote control to access multimedia content on your device. Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Play Store, to name a few, all have support for Chromecast. What’s more, at just AUD$49.00, it is so affordable that you can turn every TV in your household (with HDMI port of course) into a Smart TV. You get a quality product at a budget price.


  • Quick and Responsive
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Cheap and effective


  • TV and device sometimes go out of sync
  • No support for Windows Phone
  • Some apps aren’t supported

Overall it’s 10/10 for me.

Product Review Toothbrush Head

Kogan 8 Pack Replacement Toothbrush Heads (Soft Bristles) – Oral-B Compatible Review

Kogan 8 Pack Toothbrush Head
Kogan 8 Pack Toothbrush Head

If you came across this product from Kogan 8 Pack Replacement Toothbrush Heads (Soft Bristles) – Oral-B Compatible and thought about purchasing just to give it a try. Do yourself a favour, stay away from it.

At AU$9.00, it’s cheap, and it’s nasty!

The first thing I noticed when I used the product was that the bristles were too hard. It was uncomfortable to use and your gums took a beating. I thought to myself, for 9 bucks for a pack of 8 it’s worth overlooking. I thought that the bristles would soften up after a while.

It softened alright after a while, but then parts started falling off. I almost choked on a small piece of metal that came off the toothbrush head. Immediately, the unit stopped working altogether, no vibrations or rotating head. I replaced it with a new one, and after a couple of uses, the same thing happened. Something snapped inside the unit, then nothing. What’s worse is that you can’t even return the product “due to health and safety regulations”, as stated in the Kogan website.

Stay away from this crap product. You have been warned. My review for this product is 4/10.

Mobile Phone Product Review Smart Phones

My Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than your iPhone 5

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to tools, I’d like to be able to use it whenever I need or want. That’s no different when it comes to smartphones. In my opinion, what’s the point of having a powerful tool if you can’t utilize it to its full capacity? Manufacturers brag about the capabilities of their brand but in actual fact it’s impractical to have these in what’s supposedly a mobile device. No point having a transportable device that’s constantly “chained” to the power point.

The minute you unplug your phone from the socket, it’s like a ticking time bomb. Smartphones are underutilized by its owners because of the fear of draining the battery too quickly and being left in the lurch.

Well, Samsung understands this problem. Take a look at the battery longevity of my S5 under normal day-to-day use. I never have to worry about battery ever again! You even have the option to enable the “Ultra power saving mode” which stretches your device juice even longer. For this feature alone, I give the Samsung Galaxy S5 a 10/10!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery
Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery

Mulcher Product Review

Ozito Silent Shredder Review

If you’re like me and got a few trees and shrubs that you need to maintain regularly around your property, then you need one of these babies. It’s a powerful mulcher that will munch branches around 30cm in diameter into little pieces.

You can pretty much trim or cut down your plants and trees around the yard and shred the limbs with one of these and then throw the mulch back in your yard. I love it. It made my life a whole lot easier.

I used to have piles of tree limbs all over the place after tending to our yard. I would spend countless hours cutting the branches into small pieces so they fit inside our green waste bin. It would take weeks before the mess is cleaned up. These days it takes me one day to trim our trees and get rid of the waste!

Check out my video review below.


  • 2400W induction motor provides powerful shredding action, quiet operation and greater durability
  • 40mm cutting capacity for shredding twigs, sticks and branches
  • 10:1 mulching ratio breaks waste into small pieces which helps accelerate the composting process and provides nutritional value to plants and gardens
  • Self feeding roller cutting system automatically pulls waste material through the roller cutting blade for ease of use
  • No-volt safety release switch prevents the shredder from turning on automatically after a power interruption
  • Transport handle and large wheels allow easy transport around the garden
  • 2 Year Replacement Warranty

Benefits / Specification

  • Power: 2400W
  • No load speed: 40 RPM
  • Max. cutting diameter: 40mm
  • Mulching ratio: 10:1
  • Blades: Roller cutting system
  • Direction: Forward & reverse
  • Collection bag: 50 litres
  • Weight: 25kg