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      Sennheiser’s Momentum Headphones Are 50% off Today / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 06:11 · 2 minutes

    Do you need a new pair of headphones and love a bargain? Well, good news, because Amazon are running a sale on Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless Headphones , discounting them by an impressive 50% off their RRP – from $499, down to $249.

    There’s one catch: you have to be a Prime member to get this deal. However, Amazon does offer a free 30 day trial for Prime, so you can always sign up, buy the headphones and then give your subscription the flick afterwards.

    Released back in April of last year, Sennheiser’s Momentums are lightweight wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling and passive noise isolation. As far as in-ear headphones go, they’re one one of the best performing products on the market.

    You can get 7 hours of playback from Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earbuds, which can be extended to a total of 28 hours via the charging case. The earbuds offer touchpad controls and a range of customisable playback options that are available via Sennheiser’s Smart Control app.

    Dropping almost $500 on any pair of earbuds can feel a bit daunting, but at half off, this is an offer you can’t refuse.

    This article has been updated since its original publication.

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    Sennheiser’s high end Momentum noise cancelling wireless headphones are also on sale for Prime members . These headphones are currently going for $399, down from $599 – so you’ll save $200 off the RRP.

    These over ear Momentum are one of the best sounding headphones currently available on the market. If you consider yourself an audiophile, you won’t be disappointed by these. The quality and clarity of audio playback is incredible, with well performing active noise cancellation to boot. They’re quick to pair via Bluetooth, and maintain a strong connection.

    If the Momentums are a bit out of your price range and earbuds aren’t your thing, you can also pick up a pair of Sennheiser’s 450BT noise cancelling wireless headphones for $179, down from $299. The Sennheiser’s 450BT are solid mid-level headphones, and a good bargain for the price. Again, this deal is only available if you’re a Prime member .

    There’s also a few deals going for the range of EPOS/Sennheiser gaming headsets. Both the GSP 350 and GSP 550 gaming headsets are on sale. The 350 has had its price slashed by $120 , and is now going for a steal at $99, while the 550 has been reduced by a huge $200 down to $199. Both of these premium headsets come with a Dolby 7.1 surround sound feature, and connect to your PC via USB.

    The GSP 601 gaming headset is on sale for $229, so you can save $90 off the RRP. This headset has some impressive noise isolation, and uses a 3.5mm input jack, so you can connect it to your console (including the PS5 and Xbox Series X).

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims and user reviews on Amazon.

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      Stop Turning Your Cables Into a Rat’s Nest and Get a Wireless Charger / LifehackerAustralia · Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 06:00 · 5 minutes

    A wireless charger is a simple gadget that once you own, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Sure, they aren’t some groundbreaking piece of technology, but the amount of convience that can bring to your life can’t be understated.

    If you’re working from home, a wireless charger is a helpful way to streamline the amount of cables on your desk with the added ease of being able to pick up your phone straight away, without having to unplug it from anything.

    We’ve put together a list of wireless chargers that are worth considering if you want to stop your cables from looking like a ratking.

    Wireless charging speeds

    Just note that the speed at which you’ll be able to recharge your phone will be determined by what type you own. Most compatible Android phones get around 1oW when charging, while iPhones are capped at 7.5W. Other Qi-compatible phones will only achieve a 5W charge.

    Also, as a general rule of thumb, make sure you’ve taken off your phone case before charging. While most of these charging stations will work with cases up to 3mm thick, anything in-between your phone and your pad raises the chance of a slower recharge. You also won’t get any charge from metal cases, credit card holders and pop-sockets/grips.

    Anker PowerWave Pad ($29.99)


    Anker have pretty much staked their claim as the go to brand when it comes to wireless charging, and with good reason. Their wireless pads are consistently good, and come at an affordable price.

    The PowerWave pad is a solid wireless phone charger that will get you a 10W charge for a Samsung Galaxy (S10, S9+, S9, S8, S8+, S7 edge, S7, S6 edge+), and a 7.5W charge for an iPhone (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 8+).

    The PowerWave is slimline and understated, so it won’t add to your desk or countertop clutter. The top surface also has a TPU coating, which will stop your phone from sliding off.

    Anker PowerWave Stand ($33.99)


    This charger isn’t too different from the Anker pad, bar the obvious difference of how your phone is displayed. The PowerWave Stand will let you sit your phone in either portrait or landscape mode, so you can continue to browse the internet or watch videos.

    Compared to the PowerWave pad, however, the PowerWave stand doesn’t perform as well with iPhones or other Qi-enabled devices. It only achieves a 5W charge, so prepare for a slow recharge time. That’s something to be mindful of if you aren’t a Samsung user — which will charge at 10W.

    Belkin Boost Up Charging Pad 10W ($49)

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    Belkin’s Boost Up charging pad sits on the more expensive end of the wireless phone charger spectrum, but the price is worth it. This is one of the sturdiest charging pads on the market and is built to give you the fastest recharge speeds possible.

    This Belkin wireless charging pad will give you a 9W recharge for a Samsung Galaxy (S10, S10+, S9+, S9) and a 7.5W recharge for an iPhone (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 8+). It also comes with a Quick Charge 3.0-compatible wall charger, so you can get the best recharge possible right out of the box.

    Nanami Charging Stand ($26.99)

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    If you want a wireless charger that stands out, Nanami’s charging stand has a sleek, futuristic-looking design. You also have choice when it comes to colour, either black or silver. The stand will let your phone sit at an angle that will allow you to comfortably browse, and, if you’re using an iPhone, will still let you use face ID.

    If you’re after a fast charge, you’ll get a 10W recharge on Samsung Galaxy (S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+) and Galaxy Note (10+, 10, 9, 8). You’ll get a 7.5W charge for iPhones (11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8+, 8). However, if you want to achieve a fast charge, you’ll need to pick up a QC adapter separately.

    CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charging Pad ($22.99)

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    If, for whatever reason, you just hate the idea of owning a circular charging pad, this CHOETECH charger will give you the squareness you desire. It’s also very affordable, especially when you consider its range of features.

    This biggest appeal of this pad is the range of products its fast charging mode is compatible with. With this wireless phone charger, you’ll hit a 10W recharge for Samsung Galaxy (S10, S10e, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge+) and Galaxy Note (9, 8). For iPhones (11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8+, 8), and even AirPods 2, you’ll get a 7.5W charge.

    This charger also has a slight leg up on the others listed here, as it will let you charge through cases that are up to 5mm thick. And if you really want a wireless phone charger that really stands out, this CHOETECH pad comes in multiple colours: white, black and red.

    DOSHIN 3-in-1 Wireless Charger ($47.98)

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    Maybe you own more than one smart device and want to eliminate the annoying procedure of having to swap out one device to charge another. DOSHIN’s 3-in-1 charger is a good option if you want to get some simultaneous charging going. It also looks simple and sleek, with plenty of space to charge a smartphone, smart watch and wireless earbuds at the same time. This pad comes with an adjustable stand for your phone, so you can still have a good view of the screen.

    This wireless charger is compatible with Apple products, like the iPhone (11, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, XR, 8, 8+), Airpods Pro, Apple Watch (SE, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2). If you’re a Samsung person, it is compatible with the Galaxy (S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S10E, S9, S9+, S8, S8+), the Galaxy Note (10, 10+, 9, 8) and the Galaxy buds. To achieve fast charging, you will need a QC 2.0 or 3.0 adapter.

    mophie Charge Stream Desk Stand ($65.98)

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    A more unique design, compared to the other chargers listed here, mophie’s Charge Stream desk stand has been optimised for a fast charge. You’ll get 10W for compatible Samsung device, 7.5W for iPhones and 5W for any other Qi-compatible smartphones when using this wireless charger.

    This charging pad is modular, so you can either use it as a stand or you can remove the pad to let it sit flat on your desk. The stand itself is adjustable, so you can change its height to suit whatever phone you’re placing onto it. That’s pretty handy if you live in a household where everyone uses a different type of phone.

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      Start Your Smart Home With This $89 Echo Dot and Fire Stick Bundle Deal / LifehackerAustralia · Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 04:00 · 2 minutes

    If you’ve been sitting on the fence when it comes to dipping your toe into the smart home pool, Amazon is currently running a deal that makes for a great starter kit . The online retailer is currently offering the third generation Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick Lite for $89, making it the perfect excuse to bring to your home into the 21st century.

    Both the Echo Dot and Fire Stick usually retail for $59 each, but you can save yourself $29 by picking them up through this bundle . This deal is only available for the third generation Echo Dot.

    Getting this Amazon smart home bundle is pretty simple. After you add the Echo Dot and Fire Stick to your cart, all you need to do is use the promo code ECHOFIRETV89 at checkout. Once you have them, both smart devices are pretty simple to individually set up and having them together gives you an extra option of connectivity by pairing them.

    The Echo Dot comes with Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, which is just a request away from filling you in on today’s news or setting reminders for any upcoming important events. You can also pair the Echo Dot with other smart devices that are in your home, allowing you to control them through it.

    You’re also able to use your Echo to play music through streaming services like Amazon Music, Apple Music or Spotify. The Fire TV Stick Lite also has this feature, but with the added bonus of being able to play it through your TV, so you can make use of your fancy hi-fi system.

    The main feature of the Fire Stick is that it will let you stream services like Prime Video, Disney+, Stan and Netflix onto your TV. You can also stream the apps for free-to-air channels, like 7plus, ABC iview, 9Now, SBS On Demand, 10 play and more.

    Separately, both products are solid options when it comes to entry-level smart devices. When paired together, you’re able to play off their strengths to create a good smart home starter kit.

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      Grab This Budget Dash Cam Because Everyone Is a Terrible Driver but You / LifehackerAustralia · Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 02:01 · 2 minutes

    Over the last decade we’ve seen the use of dash cams become a more commonplace in cars. If you don’t know someone who owns one, chances are you’ve watched one or two Dash Cams Australia videos on YouTube.

    If you don’t already own a dash cam, or the one you’re currently using is getting a bit long in the tooth, Uniden’s iGO CAM 65R is currently being sold for $154.95, down from $279.95.

    As far as dash cams go the iGO CAM 65R isn’t a bad beginners choice, especially at this discounted price – you’ll save an impressive $125 off the RRP.

    It comes with a front camera that can record in 3K video resolution (2304 x 1296p), along with a reverse camera that can record in Full HD. It has a wide 150-degree field of view with a 2.4″ LCD colour display screen, and GPS geotagging available for footage.

    The iGO CAM has an inbuilt sensor that can detect sudden vibration – like if someone accidentally backs into your car while parked at the shops – which will trigger the camera to activate and record for a short period of time. It also has speed and red light camera warnings pre-programmed into it.

    Are there any other dash cam deals?

    This Uniden dash cam isn’t the only deal available today – although, in terms of savings, you’ll save the most money with it.

    Garmin’s Dash Cam 56 is currently on sale for $214.63, down from $279. It can record high-quality 1440 HD video, with a wide 140-degree field of view. Garmin’s Clarity HDR also helps maintain detail in low-light situations, and you can sync and control up to four dash cams via the GarminDrive app.

    It also includes a voice command feature, which comes in handy if you need to start or stop recording while driving.

    Amazon Australia is also offering a $30 discount on a range of Vantrue dash cams, including the S1 dual cam ($239.99, down from $269.99), the N2 Pro High End cam ($239.99, down from $299.99) and N4 Three Channel cam ($369.99, down from $399.99).

    Don’t forget to buy a microSD

    If this is your first time buying a dash cam, you’ll need a microSD to actually record footage. If you’re already sorted for a cam, it also doesn’t hurt to have a spare microSD on hand for a quick swap over if the one you’re using becomes full.

    SanDisk’s High Endurance 128GB microSD is a reliable card, and currently on sale for $28.99, down from $59. SanDisk’s High Endurance range has proven itself to be a goto card for dash cams. With this card , you can record up to 10,000 hours of video in Full HD, with a read/write speed of 100MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively.

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      All the Appliances You Need to Whip up a Smart Kitchen / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 06:02 · 4 minutes

    No matter what level of cook you are, introducing smart appliances and gadgets into your kitchen is a sure-fire way to boost your cooking skills. These appliances can help take off the stress of preparing certain meals through their multi-functionality, pre-programmed settings and constant feedback via phone apps.

    We’ve collected a list of smart kitchen appliances that’ll help improve your meals, regardless of whether you’re a pro or novice. If you really want to go all out with your kitchen upgrades, you should also consider introducing some smart lighting and virtual assistants into your set up.

    Inkbird Smart Wireless BBQ Thermometer ($27.19)

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    Inkbird’s smart wireless thermometer is perfect for the busy chef. After you insert the stainless steel probe into your meat, you’re able to set up a timer and a high/low temperature alarm which will alert you via the phone app, so you can avoid overcooking or undercooking your meal.

    The thermometer connects via Bluetooth with a range that’s just shy of 50m. Its temperature reading is accurate to ±1℃, with a the short time range of 0℃ to 310℃, and a continuous monitoring ranges from 0℃ to 250℃.

    RENPHO Digital Food Scale ($24.99)

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    This digital food scale will help you track and record your meal data, calculate calories and offer detailed nutritional info for portion control. Built with four high-precision load sensors to give you the most accurate reading possible, the scale also comes with a tare function, which lets you remove the container weight when measuring small ingredients.

    This scale also includes a feature designed for coffee, which will tell you the ratio needed between coffee beans and water, along with a brewing timer.

    Ninja Foodi Smart Pressure Cooker ($269.10)

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    If you love cooking but are tight on kitchen space, or maybe you’re a little less experienced and need something that can help you do everything, Ninja’s Foodi smart cooker might be the answer you need.

    This smart cooker is your one stop pot. The Foodi uses a multi-functional cooking system, allowing you to pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, brown, air fry, bake, roast, and grill. It even boasts the ability to make a fresh 2.3kg  chicken crispy in 40 minutes.

    Ninja Intelli-Sense Smart Kitchen System ($335)

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    Ninja’s Intelli-Sense Kitchen System isn’t one smart appliance, it’s four. It uses a smart base that has a set of smart programs which are specific to each of the interchangeable Smart Vessels.

    It gives you a range of functions and cooking solutions without bulking out your cupboard with multiple appliances. The four Smart Vessels are the Total Crushing Pitcher, Precision Processor, High-Speed Blender Cup and Auto-Spiralizer.

    You can use the Intelli-Sense to make a range of meals and drinks, from smoothies, to noodles, salsa and even pizza dough.

    Breville Smart Grill Pro ($399)

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    When cooking your meat to perfection, you need to be accurate with your temperature and times to ensure you get the correct doneness. You don’t want to aim for medium-rare and accidentally land on well done.

    Breville’s Smart Grill Pro is designed to relieve some of that stress by giving accurate temperature readings and quick heat control. The Smart Grill Pro comes equiped with a stainless steel probe that will give you a precise reading of your meat’s temperature and also indicate when you need to remove it from the grill.

    It also comes with programmed cooking settings for beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish, so you can ensure you cook your meal to the doneness you need.

    Ecovacs DEEBOT Robot Vacuum Cleaner ($569)

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    Working hard to make a delicious meal? A great and rewarding time. Knowing that there’s a dirty kitchen waiting for you the moment you finish eating? Not so great and rewarding. While a robot vacuum cleaner won’t help you with that pile of dirty dishes sitting in your sink, it’ll take care of your dirty floors and give you one less thing to worry about.

    Ecovacs’ DEEBOT Ozmo 920 can simultaneously vacuum and mop your floors, removing up to 99.26% of bacteria. The robot vacuum comes with programmable paths and routines, allowing you to choose when and where it will clean. You’re also able to pair it with Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, giving you hands free control.

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.

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      You Can Save $600 on Telstra’s Extra Large Plan / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 05:46 · 1 minute

    If you’re someone who needs a lot of phone data every month and loves a good bargain, does Telstra have a deal for you.

    The telco has slashed an impressive $50 per month off of its Extra Large plan. That means you can get a huge 180GB of data for only $65 per month, instead of the usual $115.

    This is one of the best mobile deals that Telstra have offered recently, and a great way to get yourself a lot of data while saving yourself a bit of cash.

    This discount period lasts for the first 12 months you’re with Telstra, after which it will jump back up to the full monthly bill. You’ll save yourself $600, all up. This plan is also contract free so you can swap to a different Telstra plan or give it the flick once the discount is over.

    This offer is available until March 1, and you can check out the more nitty gritty details for it below:

    It probably goes without saying that 180GB data a month for $65 is an impressive deal. When compared to other plans within the same price range the Extra Large plan offers 80GB to 120GB more data.

    This Telstra mobile deal is only bested by Vodafone and Optus which are both offering 500GB of data for $60/month and $65/month, respectively.

    If you’re happy with your current handset, you’re able to pick up this deal as a SIM only plan. If you’re also in the market for a new phone, you’re also able to pair it with a new handset. You’re able to swap this plan for a less expensive one once the 12 month discount period ends.

    You can check out a few phones plan below:

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