GHD Platinum Plus+ Review | Naturally Thick to Sleek Straight Hair

Can the world’s 1st smart styler that predicts your hair’s needs tame this lionesses locks? In this review we unbox the GHD Platinum+ Gift set, and how you how it compares with the original Platinum styler as well as giving you a demonstration on tutorial on how I tame my wild side.

WHERE TO BUY

GHD Platinum+: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=ghd+platinum

REVIEW

I love it, my old GHD Platinum it would take me 40 minutes to do my hair, but with this one, it only takes me 20-30 minutes - that in itself is worth it. It also starts up faster and has slightly wider and more even blades so glides through my hair a lot better with no tugging. One more thing I really love about this one is that it comes with a 3 year warranty, which is one more year over the GHD Platinum, and I think that’s worth it, because my old GHD Platinum did stop working just on the 2 year mark (luckily GHD actually approved a warranty replacement), but I still feel safer having that extra year. Overall, it’s the best hair straightener I’ve ever owned and with the Gift Set you do get fancy hair clips and a brush for only an extra A$10, so I think it’s well worth it.

FILMING TOOLS

http://vtudio.com/tools

MUSIC

Silent Partner - Above and Beyond

Wowamusic - Warte Beib[beta]

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Best NBN 2017 | Comparison, Setup & Mate Communicate Review

NBN is Australia’s National Broadband Network offering speeds of up to 100Mb/s, in this video we take you through all the different deals out there. How to set it up at home yourself using your own router, and most importantly, why we went with Mate Communicate and our experience with them.

Go ahead, sign up with Mates too
http://bit.ly/matecommunicate

Comparison Overview
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Telstra - Capped service
MyNetFone - Brand issues
SpinTel - Capped service
dodo - Poor reviews
TPG - Poor reviews
Mate Communicate - 4.4/5 star reviews
AusBBS - Good deal, but poor website and comms
MyRepublic - Great deal but average reviews

Mate Communicate
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We’ve been using Mates for over a month now. The only hidden charge so far was the $300 hit for installing NBN in a new build, I’ve heard that Telstra salespeople offer to waive the charge if you sign up for a 24 month deal with them, but with Mates, as their package is month to month, refused to compromise. Furthermore, as NBN hadn’t been used in our flat before, setup was a bit confusing as we didn’t realise that there was a router inside our apartment already, but after a bit of googling you just plugged the RJ45 cable into the NBN router and connected it to your own router. If you’re going with a BYOM solution, you’ll of course need your own RJ45 connector.

Once it was up and running we’ve been hitting a solid down and upstream, which is GREAT coming from an ADSL background.

To sign up: http://bit.ly/matecommunicate

Synology DS416play NAS | Unsponsored Review

Welcome to our review of the Synology DS416play NAS drive. In this review we give you a complete overview and comparison of the drive against its older brother the Synology DS1815+

What is a NAS?
NAS stands for network attached storage, what that means is that you can access your hard drives over the network (via wifi, cable, or over the internet), allowing you to share personal files a lot faster than if you had an external hard drive, and a lot safer than over the internet.

Design
We personally loved the look of its older brother the DS1815+, however the DS416play is a lot smaller, lighter, and has more than enough ports for our home use case. 2 fully working USB ports (the back two), and 1 USB port which worked with most drives (anything that wasn’t HFS formatted) and 2 LAN ports. The DS416play also features brightness controlled LED lights, which is a one up against the DS1815+ which is always on max brightness.

Noise
Both units are noisy, very noisy, almost as noisy as a kettle chugging away. It makes no sense, as using the same WD Red drives in a WD MyBook Duo enclosure makes 10% of the noise.

Performance
We fed the DS416play 10TB of data, and the NAS drive couldn’t handle it. It became unusably slow. Transfer speeds were at most 9MB/s, then the next second 500KB/s. Listing files and folders on Macs and Windows took tens of seconds. In the video clip we give an example of it taking 23 seconds! to list a folder containing only 17 files. Trying to play a 4k video clip would be choppy and take forever to load. Now while the DS1815+ does too suffer from performance problems, at least it can play a video clip, and with the aid of SSD caching and RAM upgrades you can improve the performance of listing files and folders. With the DS416play you’re stuck with an unusably slow drive.

Apps
The DS416play comes with the DiskStation operating system, which can be accessed via ssh using the command line, or via a web browser. The OS is great to use, very fast, comes with lots of apps, however they’re really not usable on this device. VideoStation takes forever to load a video and isn’t compatible with all the formats as Plex. Plex, while it could play videos at the lowest encoding setting, eventually it would always get overwhelmed by our media library and crash the system (yes a full reboot was required). PhotoStation is unusably slow. Virtualization apps like Docker and VirtualBox aren’t available on this unit due to the limited memory specs.

Conclusion
Don’t buy this model, it’ll cause you a month of sleepless nights trying to get it to work. Go for the DS1815+

Where to Buy | Affiliate Links
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DS416play
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DS1816+
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WD Red
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Seagate Ironwolf
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