Tag Archive: Alternatives


Samsung adds Galaxy A70 to its budget-friendly flagship alternatives

For the last few years Samsung has attacked the premium smartphone market with the Galaxy line, but that’s not the only phones it has available. The company has a more budget-friendly A-series for those who don’t want to drop $ 1,000 on a smartphone.

The Galaxy A line is where you look when you don’t want to dole out a chunk of money. The rub? You don’t get all the fancy bells and whistles in the Galaxy S family. However, that doesn’t  [Read More…]

The best alternatives to Sony’s WH1000XM3

Sony’s recent WH1000XM3 headphones have become the de-facto choice for active noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones, offering a nearly perfect blend of sound quality, battery life, and of course, noise canceling. But they’re far from your only option in this increasingly popular field, and whether you’re after better comfort or just don’t like the capacitive controls, some of the alternatives may be a better fit for you.

Superior audio B&O Beoplay H9i

Bang & Olufsen delivers some of  [Read More…]

Canceling YouTube TV? These are some great alternatives

If it’s time to get rid of Google’s live TV service, you’ve got a number of options.

There’s a lot to love about YouTube TV. The simple single plan. The multiple accounts that you can share with your family. The unlimited DVR.

But YouTube TV also doesn’t have as many channels as some of the other services. And if it doesn’t have something you’ve decided you just have to have, then it’s time to cancel YouTube TV.

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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…]