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Garmin’s inReach will let you text Mum, no matter where you end up 

Garmin’s inReach will let you text Mum, no matter where you end up

Can you pick me up, LOL? It’s spelled A-T-A-C-A-M-A…
This remote control kettle is worth pouring over 

This remote control kettle is worth pouring over

But is it spout of control?
Samsung’s new Galaxy A could be an owner, not a loaner 

Samsung’s new Galaxy A could be an owner, not a loaner

Pay upfront, so you can scratch your name in the back with a compass.
On-ear and up there: SoundMagic scales new heights 

On-ear and up there: SoundMagic scales new heights

Well, no higher than your ears.
ZapBox is a Microsoft HoloLens for $US30 

ZapBox is a Microsoft HoloLens for $US30

Mixed reality hoots at a hundredth of the cost
Goldilocks would love these ‘just right’ Marshall Mids 

Goldilocks would love these ‘just right’ Marshall Mids

Though mostly she prefers in-ears, as messed-up hair is poor image management.
This Kickstarter project makes you write your own instructions 

This Kickstarter project makes you write your own instructions

Modular kit sinks or swims by your coding ability.
Korg’s Monologue is a monophonic spree  

Korg’s Monologue is a monophonic spree

It’s a mini Minilogue, if that helps.
The Phantom 4 Pro is the levelled-up drone of your dreams 

The Phantom 4 Pro is the levelled-up drone of your dreams

It'd fly straight into your heart, if its obstacle-avoidance tech wasn't so good.
This Vive wireless kit sets you free 

This Vive wireless kit sets you free

Well - as free as one can be, in front of one's PC.
Tiny Alienware packs VR-pushing power 

Tiny Alienware packs VR-pushing power

OK, ‘tiny’ is a bit much. It’s a 13in laptop.
Fairphone 2 steps out in glad rags 

Fairphone 2 steps out in glad rags

Who said an ethical phone couldn’t get dolled up?
These 360 glasses will give you eyes in the back of your head 

These 360 glasses will give you eyes in the back of your head

And eyes in the front. But you may have had those already.
The electric monkey bike of your dreams is here  

The electric monkey bike of your dreams is here

Get a Motochimp…an zee where you end up.
Olympus unmasks its rootin', tootin', 4K-shootin' E-M1 Mark II 

Olympus unmasks its rootin', tootin', 4K-shootin' E-M1 Mark II

But even that grabby headline won't stop the music at the young guns' saloon
PowerBulb’s two USB sockets are a cable lover’s delight  

PowerBulb’s two USB sockets are a cable lover’s delight

Electricity converted into convenience… with zero wastage!
The measuring tape is dead. Long live the dimensioning pen! 

The measuring tape is dead. Long live the dimensioning pen!

I dimension, you dimension, we dimension… one dimensions.
Xiaomi’s phablet has very little edge 

Xiaomi’s phablet has very little edge

Wants to be your bezel-less bezzie. (Sorry.)
Moov’s fitness tracker thinks your wrist heart is rubbish 

Moov’s fitness tracker thinks your wrist heart is rubbish

Your best heart is in your head, it says
Ding is all doorbell, zero frippery 

Ding is all doorbell, zero frippery

Well, it does have an app. But that's OK. We like apps.

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