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Fine Lines – Lamy Safari

As Tested – Lamy Safari Al-Star Blue Edition – RRP $69.99 So, there’s a joke that I’m fond of telling people. It’s a dad joke, so forgive me in advance, but it’s relevant. In a terrible German accent, I ask: “As a German, do you know what really grinds my …

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Project Quarter Horse – 1990 Honda CBR250RR

Hey team! I’m stoked to finally be able to reveal my two year long project, my Repsol CBR250RR!     Following a pretty nasty crash on Hampton Down’s famous sweeper on Easter weekend, 2015, the bike wasn’t looking too great. We decided to strip it down to the bare frame …

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The Listeners Journey!!

Through talking to a lot of musicians I have become interested in the progressions that have taken place in regards to what people listen to throughout the years. Some go the classic and consistent route of being exposed to their parents music early on such as Black Sabbath, Queen, AC/DC, or The …

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Webisode #32 – Lights, Camera Action!

It’s good to be back! Lots to get on with and lots of exploring to do of things that have been right under my nose and taken for granted, like this sweet spot just up the road! Also been loving the new sony camera shown in the vlog, here’s some …

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Review – Samsung CFG70 Gaming Monitor

This monitor was supplied by Samsung for review. Specs as reviewed: 27″ 1920x1080p FHD Screen, 1800R Curved Screen, 144Hz refresh rate, AMD Freesync compatible, Vertically Aligned (VA) Quantum Dot Monitor – RRP: $899 I generally consider myself an advocate of 4K gaming. In fact, apart from screen resolution, I’ve been …

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Kawasaki Ninja H2R – Tarmac terror or just clickbait?

Okay, so we’ve all seen the pictures and read the hype, but I was lucky enough to stumble on a real deal genuine Ninja H2R (yes, the ‘R’ version!) at the Feilddays last weekend, and got to spend some one-on-one time with the beast…     First off, let me …

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Review – Wipeout Omega Collection + Giveaway!

Giveaway: Thanks to PlayStation NZ for giving us a copy of this game to one of our lucky readers! To be in with a shout, just answer the following: Q: What year was the original WipE’out” game released? Answers: A) 1995 B) 1996 C) 1997 Send your entries to comps@theempire.nz …

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Armageddon Wellington – Day 1

So, as you may have seen, I went to Armageddon recently with Tawhai and a Samsung S8+ – I decided that a good test of the battery life of the device under constant use would be a full days worth of filming. I cut a couple pieces together and here’s …

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Fine Lines – Cross Calais

As reviewed: Cross Calais fountain & ballpoint pen set – black finish – $100, $120 with converter Seeing as the first one of these was quite well received – I’m going to write up a few more and see if you lovely people continue to enjoy them. This week, I’m …

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Music Showcase #1 – Decades!!

New Zealand has some hugely talented musicians that just do not get the support they deserve from local media as they mostly play old recycled shit, or new cookie cutter nonsense, most of which is from the international market that really doesn’t need our support. I really doubt that playing …

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