Tag Archive: excellent


2020 looks to be an excellent year for virtual reality

Virtual reality had a great 2019, and could have an even better 2020.

Virtual reality turned a bit of a corner in 2019. The rise of the Oculus Quest and the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx brought VR more into the mainstream and created a fair bit of buzz. 2020 looks to be another great year for VR, with added functionality for the Oculus Quest, the potential growth of wireless VR, and the release of one of the  [Read More…]

Save $108 on this excellent Excalibur 9-tray food dehydrator

I love eating beef jerky, but I hate paying for pre-made jerky. That’s the main reason why I went and bought a food dehydrator, but I ended up making all sorts of other tasty snacks with fresh fruit that was starting to lose its freshness.

Right now, Amazon’s got a lightning deal on the Excalibur 9-Tray Food Dehydrator where you can save over $ 100 off its regular price of $ 300. This is the Rolls-Royce of food dehydrators, with  [Read More…]

The Mate 30 Pro is an excellent phone but you shouldn’t buy it yet

This is an incredible smartphone that would be a great buy if it had Google services.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is simultaneously the best and worst phone of 2019. It combines design, power, and cameras in a way that’s unlike any other phone. On the other hand, it doesn’t have Google apps preloaded and despite workarounds, the situation remains fluid at best.

This is an incredibly complex product, especially considering the ongoing political situation affecting Huawei  [Read More…]

PSA: Note 10 pre-orders end tonight, as do Samsung’s excellent savings

Once August 23 rolls around, these deals will be gone.

What you need to know Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 10 officially end tonight. Samsung’s offering increased trade-in values and up to a $ 150 instant credit. This is your last chance to grab these savings before official sales begin tomorrow, August 23.

Tomorrow’s a big day for Samsung — the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, and Note 10+ 5G are all exiting the pre-order stage and  [Read More…]

Keep the Sony Xperia 1 safe with these excellent cases

Sony’s Xperia 1 is one of the more interesting 2019 flagships. While the steep $ 950 price tag will likely keep most folks away, the phone offers a fantastic experience thanks to its jaw-dropping 4K 21:9 display, buttery smooth performance, and powerful cameras. The Xperia 1 also benefits from a striking design, and if you want to make sure it stays that way for years to come, you’ll want to pick up a case. Here are a few of our  [Read More…]

Samsung’s excellent Galaxy A50 mid-ranger is coming to the U.S. for $350

The phone will be available for purchase on June 13.

What you need to know The Galaxy A50 is heading to Verizon on June 13 for $ 350. Samsung’s bringing the A20 and A10e to the U.S. “in the coming weeks.” Expect more A-series phones on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile.

The mid-range smartphone market in the U.S. is about to get a lot more interesting. Following standouts like the Nokia 7.1 and Pixel  [Read More…]

Save $50 and get a free case with the excellent Razer Phone 2

Upgrade your Valentine.

The Razer Phone 2 has dropped to $ 649.99 and because it’s Valentine’s Day you’ll also get a free Quartz-colored case with the purchase. The Razer Phone 2 goes for $ 700 on Amazon, and the $ 50 drop is one of the best we’ve seen.

We took a good long look at the Razer Phone 2 and gave it 4 out of 5 stars with a Recommended badge. The reviewer said “I’d recommend  [Read More…]

Aerial Dream (or, how to get the excellent Apple TV screensavers on Android TV)

One of the best features of Apple TV can be on Android, too.

The default screensaver on Android TV is fine. Google’s always done well at showcasing photography as a background, and it’s one of those things that makes Android TV so compelling — even when you’re not actively using it, it still looks good.

But Apple TV has taken the screenshot to a whole new ‘nother level with its “Aerials.” We’re not  [Read More…]

The invisible home screen: an ultra minimal theme, or excellent April Fool’s Day prank

This theme pulls double duty as an April Fool’s prank and testament to Android’s customizable beauty.

There are few themes that are quite as flexible and adaptable as what I like to call the “invisible” home screen. It’s a theme that could only exist on Android, and it is both high art and farce. It is both a prank and a functional beauty. Setting up this theme is quite easy, it can work with just about any  [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 […]