Brett Venter, Author at Stuff

Brett Venter

Stuff South Africa's editor. He's not too sure about this whole 'referring to himself in the third person' thing but hey, all the cool kids are doing it. Brett likes words. Like, more than a friend.

Apple’s new iPhone 11 priced for South Africa

It was only a matter of time before we got South African pricing for the iPhone 11 and it's turned up just in time to dent your ailing wallet. The base iPhone 11 officially starts at

Blue’s Yeti X hopes to turn everyone into a pro-grade streamer or podcaster

We might have to amend that headline a little -- Blue's Yeti X hopes to turn everyone into a pro-grade streamer or podcaster, provided you're willing to shell out at least $170 (R2,500 or thereabouts) for the newly-announced mic. And provided you're able to find it here. It's possible to source the company's gear locally but we might be in for a bit of a wait. 

Facebook announces Portal TV, yet another device they couldn’t pay us to keep in the house

We haven't seen any numbers about sales but Facebook's Portal must have done okay. Why else would they announce a slightly different version, called the Portal TV, for connecting to your television set?

It’s that time already? Get creatively festive with Lego’s Creator Expert Gingerbread House

Looks like shopping season has been extended by a month, folks. Which means we don't have to feel bad about adding the #10267 Lego Creator Expert Gingerbread House to that shopping cart, we guess? 



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Nokia 4.2 – Fast, good, or cheap: Pick (these) two

Nokia’s on to a good thing with its Android One handsets. Android in its purest form used to be reserved for the likes of Google’s Pixel but those are hard to find this side of the world. You don’t have to worry about all that any more — Nokia has South African users covered. And the Nokia 4.2 (where the name comes from is a mystery – there’s never been a Nokia 4 or 4.1) is a budget wa...[Read More]

Watch Apple throw pretty much everything at the iPhone 11 Pro

We have it on good authority that Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro likes it rough. Or, at least, it can withstand a bit of rough treatment. That's the message being sent by Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro commercial, which sees the flagship smartphone propped in a wind tunnel and pelted with... everything. 

Here are the Mate 30 smartphones Huawei will launch later this week

Everything the Chinese company is set to reveal later this week has been revealed, at least visually. We've seen all the pending members of the Mate 30 family. And now, you are about to too



Astral Chain – Fast or slow, this one is pure Platinum

From the makers of Bayonetta comes Astral Chain, a police action title in the vein of every shōnen anime ever, plus a bunch of video games. Shades of Bayonetta, Bungie’s ancient action title Oni and a few more besides live inside this intense action thrill-ride. Honestly, we weren’t expecting anything else from developers PlatinumGames. See also: Nier: Automata, Vanquish, Bayonetta 2, Metal ...[Read More]

Sonos has a new musical trio landing in SA before month’s end

There's a new set of Sonos gear landing in South Africa over the next two weeks and they're all worth checking out. Meet the Sonos One SL, Move, and Port -- all very different candidates clamouring for your attention. 

We’d drive through the wilderness to get to this Lego Technic Land Rover Defender

There was the monster Porsche build, the iconic Ford Mustang (you may wanna pick up the October issue of Stuff in a couple weeks), and that life-sized Bugatti Chiron. Now there's something new due in three weeks or so -- a new Lego Technic Land Driver Defender build, set to drop from 1 October.  

Even if you hate them, the promo video for the Apple Watch Series 5 will make you want one

Apple's Watch Series 5, revealed at last night's ("yesterday morning's", if you're Stateside) annual event, wants to wow you with its capabilities. Apple itself wants to wow you even more. As part of the presentation, a video breaking down what the new wristwear is capable of was shown.

Apple Watch Series 5 will be always-on, without knocking current battery life

Apple's event last night wasn't just iPads, iPhones, and services. Also detailed at the American launch was Apple's new Watch Series 5, the newest wearable in the company's lineup. The big new deal? Changes to the Watch's display. 

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