Eliza Parry Okeden

Eliza Parry Okeden Eliza Parry-Okeden is a Canstar Blue journalist who is in her final year of a dual Bachelor of Law and Media & Communications degree from QUT. Eliza has a wide range of interests across the Blue website and is an avid follower of all things popular culture. As a frequent victim of rash spending, she considers herself somewhat of a professional consumer with a thing or two to learn about saving. Aside from purely selfish motives, Eliza aims to write relatable content that navigates the worlds of finance and spending to help others in the same boat.

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Smart Speaker Buying Guide

Posted by March 8th 2021

Not so long ago, controlling devices in your home with your voice and asking questions to a virtual assistant with artificial intelligence seemed like a futuristic gimmick that belonged in the realm of sci-fi flicks …

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E-book reader review & comparison

Posted by April 28th 2022

While nothing beats the feel of a good book, e-readers are compact and convenient. Which e-book reader is right for you? Compare the best at Canstar Blue.

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Boost your TV audio with a sound bar

Posted by December 23rd 2020

Your TV’s speakers aren’t cutting it, but you don’t have space for a surround sound system. Can a sound bar boost your audio without breaking your budget?

Microsoft Excel

Excel vs. accounting software: which is better?

Posted by December 6th 2020

As a basic fixture of the Microsoft suite, using Excel for your bookkeeping may seem like a no-brainer, as it provides the tools you need to track your personal finances and stay on top of …

Rowing machine

Rowing Machine Buying Guide

Posted by August 17th 2021

The rowing machine, or ergometer as it's also known, is a gym favourite and becoming increasingly popular for home gym setups due to how many muscle groups are used during a rowing session. But while …

Streaming TV

How to watch Netflix and other streaming services on your TV

Posted by February 9th 2022

At a time when people are being encouraged to stay home, many of us are turning to our favourite entertainment streaming platform – or multiple – for company. While streaming services are generally enjoyed from …

Exercising at home

15 home workout videos to try now that gyms are closed

Posted by August 17th 2021

As the Australian government works to encourage social distancing by closing all non-essential services, you might be mourning the loss of your gym routine. Luckily, YouTube has mountains of workout videos to keep you moving …

Western Australia Roadtrip

10 best places to visit in Western Australia

Posted by November 4th 2021

The land of rugged red cliffs, pure white sands and crystal-clear oceans, Western Australia truly is the country’s hidden gem. Whether you’re enjoying the state’s magnificent coastline, sampling the goods of a region that’s famous …

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10 best apps for movie lovers in 2020

Posted by March 4th 2022

There’s something magical about a good movie, whether you’re seeing it on the big screen for the first time or you’re re-watching it for the 50th time on Netflix with your friends. These days, our …


10 best places to visit in North Queensland

Posted by November 4th 2021

If you’re dreaming of a holiday where sun-bleached sands meet lush rainforests, with a dash of cave-walking and gemstones for good measure, then it might be time to take a trip up to North Queensland. …