Author: Lachlan Mitchell

Since 2011, Lachlan has been a staff writer, photographer and videographer for the AU review. He contributes across every vertical of the site and creates pieces that incorporate a mix of writing, photography and video with portraits, drone sequences, time-lapses and video interviews.

Tech Review: Huawei Watch GT Active is super comfortable, has epic battery life but still acts up in water

August 7, 2019

Huawei has released two new models to its Watch GT smartwatch line – the Active and Elegant. The Active has a 46mm face and the classic watch design of the GT Classic and Sport. It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD colour touchscreen (454×454 pixels) where as the Elegant has a 42mm face with a ceramic […]

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Epson launches a portable laser projector with nearly 4 metre display size

August 4, 2019

Epson Australia has released its first portable laser projector in a sleek and attractive body. Consumers have the choice between the EF-100W and EF-100B, in white and black respectively, which come in a compact and lightweight chassis – weighing only 2.7kg and it’s longest side is only 22.7cm. Both EF-100 models feature minimal buttons, a […]

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Volley and Southern Comfort team up to give away a free pair of shoes with limited edition packs

May 27, 2019

No matter which way you look it – a free pair of Volleys when purchasing a 10 pack of 375ml Southern Comfort and Cola or a free 10 pack of Southern Comfort when purchasing a pair of Volleys; Southern Comfort and Volleys have a pretty cool collaboration going until June 30th 2019. When entering a […]

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DJI announces the rugged Osmo Action camera, dual screens, 4K/60fps @ 100Mbps

May 17, 2019

In a surprise (and welcome) announcement DJI, the company typically behind civilian drones, have released a bold and refreshing take on the portable, handheld action camera. The Osmo Action camera immediately looks like it can take many hard hits, drops and falls. DJI boasts the camera is made for adventurers as the body is constructed […]

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Huawei MateBook 13 Review: Smooth, sharp, smart and close to perfect if it wasn’t for the battery

May 16, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order in Australia) is here: the MateBook 13. Consumers have the choice between two MateBook 13 variants – a base model with Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, 256GB hard drive and 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor available in Mystic Silver. The top-tier […]

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Escape into the soundscape: JBL’s new LIVE 400BT and 650BTNC headphones impress on all fronts

May 14, 2019

JBL has been flowing from strength to strength recently. Between their Endurance and Reflect series of workout earphones to their durable, machine of a portable speaker – the Xtreme 2; JBL’s recent releases have been impressive, to say the least. Now, the wholly-owned subsidiary of HARMAN International and Samsung Electronics Co. has released the new […]

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Track of the Day: Reborn by the Sunshine “Who I Am” (2019)

May 9, 2019

Hailing from the desert paradise of Coachella valley, Californian band Reborn by the Sunshine have just released their new EP These Old Feelin’s. Their rock ‘n’ roll sound is drenched in bright harmonies and soulful, immersive soundscapes that will make you daydream about the sun-soaked Californian desert that inspires the band sound. The 5-piece bills […]

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Huawei unveils ultra slim MateBook 13 with 2K screen and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 Discrete GPU, available now

April 23, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order) is here: the MateBook 13. Unlike the MateBook X Pro, where Australians had to wait 6 months after international release before it arrived on Australian shores, today’s surprise release of the MateBook 13 comes just two months after the MateBook 13 […]

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Time-lapses, AI camera features and tips: using Huawei’s P30 Pro in Paris and around Sydney’s foreshore

April 15, 2019

Having already focused on the P30 Pro’s Leica Quad Camera System whilst we were in Paris for the P30 Series launch recently, the phone packs too many modes for one piece (and even one city) so here’s a look at some of the hidden AI photo and video modes that the camera system offers. NB: […]

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Track of the Day: STUMPS “Your Old Man” (2019)

April 10, 2019

It’s a big day for Sydney four-piece STUMPS who have announced their signings to Vita Artists bookings company. released the new track “Your Old Man” and announced two shows in Sydney and Melbourne. “I’ve had the pleasure of watching STUMPS develop over the past year, so I’m ecstatic that I can now assist in their growth as […]

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Capturing Paris with Huawei’s shocking and stunning P30 Pro

April 10, 2019

It’s arguably the most picturesque city in the world. Renowned for its unique architecture, beauty, art, history and culture, Paris was the host city for the unveiling of Huawei’s newest flagship release the P30 and P30 Pro. Whilst on-site for the announcements, we left our DSLR at home for the duration of the trip and […]

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Track of the Day: Naked Strangers “Honey Roast” (2019)

April 3, 2019

Naked Strangers are less than a year old but after a listen to their first single, “Honey Roast”, they will feel like a familiar favorite. Not because they’re a copy of other bands and sounds, not in the slightest; but because the track is warm, penetrating and richly mature, yet refreshing for such a new band. […]

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Epson announces 4K PRO-UHD projector range that is cheaper than its 4K native counterparts

April 2, 2019

Epson has launched perhaps its most noteworthy release for the home theatre experience with its new 4K PRO-UHD projector series. “4K PRO-UHD” is the umbrella term Epson has coined to group the newly-launched EH-TW8400, EH-TW9400 and EH-TW9400W projectors which all feature three key technologies. Whilst not native 4K, the three new projectors utilise hardware processors […]

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Competition with Samsung, affordable folding smartphones and streaming services: An interview with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG

April 1, 2019

Whilst we were in Paris recently for the Huawei P30 Series launch, we had some time with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG to discuss the key differences between the “P” and “Mate” Series, the foldable technology of the Mate X and whether we can see it become more affordable as well as being the […]

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Track of the Day: Heavy Heart “Dowsabel” (2019)

April 1, 2019

Mixed and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Gabe Wax, “Dowsabel” is a potent and atmospheric combination of Wax’s most famous produced sounds for the likes of The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes and Soccer Mommy, to name a few. The British quartet’s newest single features the soothing croon of Anna Vincent over luscious dream pop whilst […]

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An Afternoon in an Arcade with Yorke: Byron Bay’s Pop-Protege

March 27, 2019

The ringing sirens and looping jingles that echo through the arcade are maddening, even after a few minutes. They’re also the antithesis-soundtrack to the personality of Yorke. 20-year old Grace Hughes, who adopted the moniker “Yorke” last year in homage to her love of New York City, is calm, chilled and charming as we spent […]

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Track of the Day – Beverly Kills “Revellers” (2019)

March 19, 2019

Coming in at a short, but blistering two and a half minutes is the fourth single from Sweden’s Beverly Kills. “Revellers” follows on from the bands three single releases in 2018 – “Fourteen”, “Melodrama” and “Dreamless”. Like the band’s previous singles, the new track mixes complex and dark lyrical content with energetic and vibrant sonic landscapes. […]

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Track of the Day – Dirt Hand “Lion” (2019)

March 18, 2019

It’s hard to put Melbourne’s Dirt Hand into a genre. Even the bands own press release goes so far as to label the project “art-wank”. It’s part neo-folk, alt-rock, jazz but at all times it is experimentally enchanting and atmospheric. Built off a series of hand clap patterns, Arun Roberts set out for spontaneous creation. […]

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Photo Gallery: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Armed with his Canon 5D Mark IV, Lachlan brings us these shots from Download Festival in Parramatta Park featuring Slayer, Ghost, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Code Orange, Eat Your Heart Out, High Tension, Behemoth, Rise Against and more. It’s the festivals first expansion outside of Melbourne following a successful debut in 2018.

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Live Review: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Download Festival debuted on Australian shores in 2018 with a single Melbourne date and following that success, the festival decided to expand and add a Sydney date this year. Taking place in Parramatta Park, it’s a wonder how the festival immediately found its legs in a new city and venue to put on a well-organised […]

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