Tag Archive: Actually


Get a landline you’ll actually use with the $63 Ooma Telo free home phone service

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on free home phone service!

The Ooma Telo free home phone service device is down to $ 63 as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day. This is the lowest price ever for the Ooma Telo, matching a drop it hasn’t seen since April. Over the last six months, its street price has fluctuated around $ 80-90.

If you haven’t heard of Ooma  [Read More…]

You can use your PSVR without a TV, and it’s actually awesome

It can be inconvenient to find the perfect spot to play VR games, but it doesn’t need to be.

At first, it can seem daunting to meet the needs for a VR setup, especially if you want to play online. You need to have a nice-sized space free of obstacles and breakables, reliable internet access, a television, and lighting that doesn’t interfere with your system’s camera tracking ability. But fortunately, at least in the case of the  [Read More…]

Yes, RED is actually making the Hydrogen One phone

Yes, it’s really going to happen.

Remember when camera maker RED seemingly randomly announced it was making a $ 1200 phone, the Hydrogen One, back in July? Yeah, it’s actually doing that for real. And to bring people up to speed, it handed a few prototypes to Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD), one of the biggest RED fans out there, to show it’s the real deal.

So surprisingly, RED went from only showing a super dim, stealthy promotion render  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force actually costs $720 not $800 at Motorola

Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Force flagship last week and while the handset is expected to go on sale on August 10, customers could already place a pre-order for the phone for $ 799.99 a pop. But in what appeared to be a surprise move, the Moto Z2 Force received an unexpected discount. If you check […]

The future of augmented reality may actually be in shopping apps

How the technology is implemented matters more than the device it arrives on.

We’ve already established that it’s the pervasiveness of online shopping apps killing the shopping mall. But what about augmented reality? Could that change the way we purchase things in the future?

I spent an hour this week at a pop-up showcase for the ASUS ZenFone AR. It’s been nearly eight months since the smartphone was announced, and though we still don’t have a launch  [Read More…]

ZTE launches a $100 phone on AT&T you may actually want

The Blade Spark sounds like a drone, but it’s a phone. Sorry, that’s all I got.

AT&T is launching a new ZTE-branded budget phone today, and it’s actually quite nice for its $ 99.99 MSRP.

Dubbed the Blade Spark, it’s yet another in the quickly-expanding line of Blade smartphones that seem to appear like rabbit offspring at various U.S. carriers. Previous incarnations of the Blade have arrived at Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and others, and while they share  [Read More…]

Are the #1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon actually good? We review the MPOW M3

When looking for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, we’re often faced with a few choices. Do we want to spend more money for better audio quality? Does it need water resistance? How much do we care about looks? While some audio companies are trying to compete on price alone and some are trying to compete […]

Could the OnePlus 5 actually be waterproof?

Someone has published a video on YouTube showing the OnePlus 5 to survive under water for one minute, but there’s no telling whether there will be long-term issues considering its lack of an IP rating.

Your unlimited plan is probably ripping you off: How much data Americans actually use

The numbers are in and you probably don’t need an expensive unlimited data plan.

Unlimited data plans are back. Here’s some insight into why that happened as well as a look at how much data we really use every month.

We’ve recently seen all four major U.S. carriers introduce or revamp their unlimited LTE data plans. Multiple times. For some of us, this is great news: The folks who use upwards of 10GB of data on a  [Read More…]

This $1,600 tablet is actually just a fancy music player

Streaming music from your smartphone to your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connected speakers isn’t enough for you when you’re at home? Then you’re probably going to like the Nativ Vita music system. At least on paper. You’re also going to appreciate its aesthetic qualities. The Nativ Vita looks like a sleek tablet with an 11.6-inch tablet […]