Tag Archive: Design


Syllable D9X – a pair of truly wireless earbuds with a quirky design and spotty performance

Design Just to give you some fair warning, dear Android Guys, this is going to be something of a rant, design-wise. I have many nits to pick with Syllable’s D9X, and a good number of them are likely petty and/or highly subjective. You’ve been warned! The D9X Bluetooth headset have a truly unique design, in […]

Skagen’s first Android Wear smartwatch stays true to the company’s minimalist design principles

Smartwatches might not be the most hyped tech product category these days, but some companies still believe they have the power to attract their fair share of customers. It’s the case of the renowned watch maker, Skagen who at CES 2018 debuted a fully-fledged Android Wear smartwatch. So far the company offered a few hybrid […]

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Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200

If there’s one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

We’re seeing a lot of premium smartphones come in over $ 800, but you can also enjoy some premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $ 200. The Alcatel IDOL 5 is a VR-ready Android 7.0 Nougat phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and dual front-facing speakers. Under the hood is a (cost-saving) Mediatek Helio P20 octa-core processor,  [Read More…]

Amazon announces second-gen Echo with better audio, new design, and lower price

Amazon just revealed its second-generation Amazon Echo with newer, better sound and a whole new design.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed a new and improved Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device features an upgraded audio system and an updated design.

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The second-generation Echo touts immersive sound thanks to an all-new speaker architecture that packs in Dolby processing, a dedicated tweeter, and a 2.5-inch down-firing woofer. It also has Amazon’s second-generation  [Read More…]

Sony’s next-gen phone will finally feature an ‘all-new design language’

Sony’s next-generation flagship will sport a bezel-less design.

Sony hasn’t strayed from its OmniBalance design language for some time now, but it looks like that’s finally about to change. On the sidelines of the launch of the Xperia XZ1, Sony India’s managing director Kenichiro Hibi said that the company will introduce an “all-new design language” to better compete with 18:9 devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30. To that effect, Sony’s next-generation flagship will feature a  [Read More…]

BLUBOO S1 review video showcases excellent design

The BLUBOO S1 has been on the market for some time but may not be a device you’ve necessarily heard of. A new video dives down into the S1 showcasing an impressive design. The 170g device features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 full-body display and measures just 144 x 75.9 x 8.7mm in size. The […]

Material Design UI and new features coming soon to Gmail on web

Gmail on the web will soon get upgraded with a new UI, Smart Replies, email snoozing, and more.

Back in May, Google hosted a NEXT Live EMEA event to talk about new features coming to Google Cloud and G Suite. A lot of information was spewed out at the event, and one announcement that slipped under our radar has to do with a few new additions that are coming to Gmail.

First thing’s first, the most noticeable upgrade for  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 could take a design cue from the iPhone X

With the Galaxy S8 pushing the boundaries of the display by extending the bezels on the device it set the way for other manufactures to follow suit. Samsung followed with the Note 8 and even Apple got into the game with the iPhone X. The subtle differences between the Samsung and Apple implementation of a […]

Tronsmart Encore S5 – an inexpensive, well-performing set of wireless earbuds with serious design flaws

What’s in the Box? Encore S5 Earphones Carrying Case (with a self-closing latch – sadly, my favorite part of this product) Dual-MicroUSB Cable Three sizes of buds Earhooks (which inexplicably plug into the units themselves – more on that later) Build As a pair of Bluetooth earphones built for athletes, you’d expect the Encore S5 […]