Tag Archive: Buying


Logitech is buying Blue Microphones for $117 million

Logitech is venturing into the audio recording segment with its latest acquisition.

Even if you haven’t heard of Blue Microphones, there’s a high chance you saw a YouTube video or heard a podcast where one of the presenters was using the brand’s USB condenser microphones. Blue carved out a niche for itself in recent years in the audio recording space with the Yeti and Snowball, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed, as Logitech is acquiring the brand for  [Read More…]

How to save money when buying an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show

You don’t have to pay full price for your next Echo device!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Amazon’s Echo devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Odds are that you may have even considered buying one for yourself at one point in time, but it is possible that you weren’t sold on the price tag of the device. Well, luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying full price and  [Read More…]

If you’re buying a phone for $600+, you should expect to get all of these core features

And if the phone doesn’t have these, you should question why.

There are many parts of the smartphone experience that are a matter of personal preference — like screen size, specific internal components, expandable storage, certain exterior materials, software features and the like. All of those areas provide smartphone companies with room to differentiate and make unique devices with interesting selling points. Just one of those choices could make or break your decision to buy the phone.

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What do you do with your old phone after buying a new one?

Out with the old and in with the new.

Whether you buy phones outright or pay for them on monthly installment plans through your carrier, upgrading to the latest and greatest mobile tech is always an exciting time.

However, after you finally take a break from playing around with your new toy, there comes a time when you need to figure out what to do with your old phone. Should you sell it? Keep it for old-times  [Read More…]

Is it worth buying the Galaxy S8 in June 2018?

Over a year later, the Galaxy S8 is still a solid buy.

The Galaxy S9 is currently Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship around, but unless you’re willing to spend at least $ 720 for the privilege of owning one, you’re going to want to look elsewhere for your next smartphone purchase.

For some folks in the market for an upgrade, last year’s Galaxy S8 can be an enticing option. It offers about 80-90% of the features found  [Read More…]

You won’t regret buying one of these $6 stands for your phone or tablet

Keep them safe!

There’s no denying that these things are a bit silly, but they are also extremely practical. Lamicall’s adjustable phone stand is down to just $ 6.49 when you use the coupon code 7LM3H6FB at Amazon. This is a savings of just over $ 3 and drops it right into impulse purchase territory.

It can hold your phone in both portrait and landscape mode, and it’s designed to work with devices from 4 to 8  [Read More…]

Is the Honor View 10 still worth buying four months after it was announced?

They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn’t do anything to fix a botched release.

When we reviewed the Honor View 10, we found it to be one of the best affordable flagships for just $ 500 — it held its own against the similarly priced OnePlus 5T, and you could even make the argument that it’s a better value than the more premium Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But that was all the way back in January.

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What you need to know about buying a screen protector for the Galaxy S9

Curved glass is beautiful, but it makes shopping for screen protectors a little more complicated.

The Galaxy S9 is looking to be an incredible new phone that, while not a huge redesign over the Galaxy S8, moves in the right direction with a number of small improvements. Namely, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to a reasonable location, and the camera has seen a substantial upgrade — the S9+ even gained an additional camera. Needless to say,  [Read More…]

More people are buying used/refurbished phones than ever before

Why? Because $ 1000 smartphones are ridiculous.

2017 saw a lot of excellent phones get released, but it also signified a pretty steep shift in the cost of the devices we know and love. Apple’s iPhone X debuted with its infamous starting price of $ 999, the Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL can both set you back $ 950, and the newly announced Galaxy S9+ will put a dent of $ 840 in your pocket.

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What to look for when buying USB-C cables and adapters

Buying a cable shouldn’t be difficult. It doesn’t have to be if you follow these simple tips.

USB standards have a long history, and they’ve gone through plenty of changes since first implemented in 1996. The premise behind them is providing a way to standardize cables, connectors, communication, and power transfer between electronic devices. Those are some pretty high goals to reach, but the specifications do just that and the rest is up to the manufacturers of  [Read More…]