Tag Archive: Alternatives


Instead of buying an Eero mesh router, check out these six alternatives

Eero is one of the biggest names when it comes to consumer mesh routers. The company’s routers are easy to set-up, connect, and maintain, but Eeero is far from the only brand in this space. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Eero craze, these are your best bets.

So easy to use Google Wifi

In addition to its Pixel phones and Home smart speakers, Google also makes a mesh router system called Google Wifi! Available in  [Read More…]

Canceling Sling TV? These are some great alternatives

If Sling TV just isn’t doing it for you anymore, then it’s time to go. Here are some of the myriad options.

Sling TV remains (for now, anyway) the most popular streaming TV service, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 million subscribers, at last count. But the thing about streaming services is that it’s super easy to cancel and try a new one. But you’ll need a replacement streaming service, right? If you’re getting rid of  [Read More…]

Canceling DirecTV Now? Here are some great alternatives

You don’t have to be stuck with a streaming service that doesn’t give you what you want.

If you’re about to cancel DirecTV Now, well, you’re not alone. More than a quarter-million subscribers left AT&T’s live streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2018 — some 267,000, to be exact — as early promotional periods started to run out and increased pricing kicked in.

The question, then, is what service you should switch to if you’ve decided to ditch  [Read More…]

These are the best alternatives to Google Fi

Google Fi is unique, but if for some reason you can’t or don’t want to subscribe to it, here are some awesome alternatives.

There is nothing else like Google Fi in the U.S. Google’s alternative carrier is a unique combination of flexible, powerful and intuitive. With one SIM card, it dynamically switches between three carriers in the U.S. and provides effortless worldwide roaming while abroad. With its app, it’s easy to top up on data or share  [Read More…]

Best SMS alternatives for Android Messages

The Android Messages app from Google is a great resource to stay in touch with all the folks you care about via SMS. However, it may not be for everyone. Maybe you don’t care for the new Material Theme. Or you just want to venture out and try new things. Either way, we’ve put together a short list of SMS apps that might be worth an install.

Pulse

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The best Pixel Stand alternatives

Google recently introduced a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel Stand. The Pixel Stand is a premium fast wireless charging stand that turns your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL into a Google Home Hub. It’ll give you calendar notifications, photo slideshows and more.

But at its heart, the Pixel Stand is a wireless charger. And like almost every other wireless charger on the market, it supports the Qi standard. There’s nothing revolutionary about the hardware in  [Read More…]

6 best alternatives to the Jaybird X4

The Jaybird X4 offers a modest upgrade from its predecessor, but if you’re in the market for workout earbuds, there’s no shortage of options available. The truly wireless Jabra Elite Active 65t in particular is a standout choice as it offers great sound quality, a comfortable fit, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Here are the best alternatives to the Jaybird X4.

Our pick Jabra Elite Active 65t

The active variant of Jabra’s Elite 65t share the same  [Read More…]

Best alternatives to Amazon Music Unlimited

It’s written right in my bio: if you see me without headphones, run. Through years of heavy usage of music apps and services of all kind, I’ve taken stock of the streaming music services available today. Amazon Music Unlimited is quite the capable music subscription, but if you find yourself wanting something more — or if you’re an Amazon subscriber looking for a replacement for the music locker Amazon is retiring — here are the streaming music subscriptions  [Read More…]

Best Alternatives to the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that doubles as a smartwatch, there are plenty of options other than the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. In fact, there are probably many better options available to you, some of them for even less. For example, the Fitbit Versa is Fitbit’s latest smartwatch/tracker and features tons of apps and Fitbit’s excellent tracking capabilities.

Our pick

Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit Versa is a great-looking, fitness-focused smartwatch that features all the awesomeness  [Read More…]

LIFX bulbs too pricey? Here are some cheap but smart alternatives

LIFX is one of the biggest brands around when it comes to smart home lighting, offering a wide range of bulbs, strips, and panels to brighten up and color your room. Its selection isn’t perfect, though — the bulbs are pricey, and there aren’t many accessories to control them. If you’re shopping for smart bulbs and don’t want LIFX, there are plenty of other options from brands like Philips Hue and Flux.

Popular pick Philips Hue White and  [Read More…]