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Aftershokz Aeropex Review

Turning them on and hearing audio, purely based on the vibrations against your bones, is a bizarre experience. At fifty per cent volume, I felt no noticeable vibrations against my skin and audio sounded clean, if a little flat.

Turning the volume up to 80 really helped improve the quality of audio for podcasts and music like pop and rock. Switching to bass heavy hip hop I could feel tiny little taps behind my ear, as the bands vibrated to create the effect. It wasn’t unpleasant, but it was still an odd sensation. Either way, bass heavy music sounded flat and hollow, but I really didn’t expect deep bass from these buds.

Read More at SMH: Bone conduction headphones make podcasts while biking a breeze

IKEA’s Tradfri smart lights review

Despite the lack of publicity around this range and the difficulty setting them up, it is clearly popular.

The first time I tried to buy a handful of downlights at the Richmond store they were completely sold out.IKEA’s Tradfri dimmer can be stuck anywhere and operated with a twist.A store assistant said the downlights in particular tend to sell out immediately, which makes sense when you consider IKEA charges $14 per downlight compared to $59 for a Philips Hue. Thankfully you can order online and once I did a box full of downlights arrived the next day.

Read more at SMH: IKEA’s Tradfri smart lights offer illumination for less

You can put this soundbar to the Mad Max test

Home theatre speakers were once just a luxury for audiophiles and film geeks, but as televisions become thinner, forcing TV speakers to become shallow and tinny, the need for separate audio hardware has increased. Modern soundbars are now good enough to replicate the room filling sound of older home theatre systems in a much more convenient package, and a decent soundbar should be factored into the price of any television upgrade. (read more)