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Best Surge Protectors in 2018

You pay a lot for your electronics, so shield them from electrical damage with the best surge protection.

A surge protector, in a nutshell, is a special component installed inside a power extension hub or outlet that soaks up any excess charge passing through the circuit. This aids in preventing your PC, TV or other electronic devices being dealt a blow. Think of it as a shield of sorts in combat. You’d rather that shield takes the  [Read More…]

Best Smart Plugs for Google Home in 2018

Turn your traditional gadget into a smart one with a smart plug.

Smart home devices are great — I’ve been obsessing over them since recently moving into a century-old house — and they all work together to make life a little easier and more convenient. It isn’t always about being too lazy to reach for the light switch; most smart gadgets allow you to access and control the various appliances in your house remotely so that you  [Read More…]

These are the best Android phones you can buy right now (August 2018)

Are you looking for a new phone? It’s never been a better time to be in the market because there are so many great phones out there right now.

From budget flagship options from OnePlus to the steady and excellent options from Samsung, there’s something for every budget. We’ve compiled a list of the best phones you can go out and get right now.

Without further ado, here are our picks in no particular order.

OnePlus 6

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Best Media Streamers for Plex

Plex is a great way to set up a home media server, but to get the best you need to get it onto your TV.

Plex isn’t the only way to set up a home media server but it’s certainly one of the most feature-packed and simplest methods around. And one of its ultimate strengths is how many different platforms it supports.

Plex is all about the experience, though, and where better to enjoy your content than  [Read More…]

When is the best time to sell your phone?

The sooner, the better.

We’re quickly approaching that time of year where smartphone manufacturers all drop their top-of-the-line flagships almost simultaneously — we’re eagerly awaiting Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 announcement on August 9th, along with what we suspect is the Moto Z3 the week prior, and a number of other phones from the Pixel 3 to the LG V40.

If you’re the type to buy the latest flagship as soon as it drops, you’re probably going to want  [Read More…]

Best Buy deal gets you the Moto E4 for free, but there’s a catch

On the market for a new smartphone, but you’re on a really tight budget? Then you might be interested to know that Best Buy currently has a promotion that allows customers to get the Moto E4 for free.

Of course, there’s a catch. Best Buy has partnered up with Sprint for this deal, so in order to get the phone sans paying any cash, you’ll be required to sign up for a 24-month Sprint installment plan. Thus you will be  [Read More…]

Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Smart locks don’t have to be a pain to install or use, or prohibitively expensive.

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life with your voice. One of the most noticeable improvements in a home can be from installing smart locks, so you never have to fish a key out again.

These are the best smart locks that  [Read More…]

Best Buy deal gets you the Moto E4 for free, but there’s a catch

On the market for a new smartphone, but you’re on a really tight budget? Then you might be interested to know that Best Buy currently has a promotion that allows customers to get the Moto E4 for free.

Of course, there’s a catch. Best Buy has partnered up with Sprint for this deal, so in order to get the phone sans paying any cash, you’ll be required to sign up for a 24-month Sprint installment plan. Thus you will be  [Read More…]

Taotronics TT-BH040 headphones review: The best sound $70 can buy

Active Noise Cancelling headphones that don’t suck for under $ 80. Dreams do come true!

Very rarely do I go through a day without having some sort of headphones in, on, or around my ears. Whether I’m rocking out to The Police, listening to true crime podcasts, or taking calls on my iPhone and Mac, I am constantly plugged in to some form of audio.

While I don’t consider myself a hardcore audiophile, I do know what  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A2 preview: Android One at its best

The Mi A2 offers everything you’re looking for in a mid-range phone, and then some.

Xiaomi made its foray into the world of Android One last year with the Mi A1, and the company is now introducing updated variants for 2018. Xiaomi has overhauled the hardware and rolled out key upgrades to the camera, making the Mi A2 an even more attractive option.

The Mi A2 is designed around an 18:9 panel, and the goal with the  [Read More…]