Tag Archive: Good


The good and bad of Samsung’s One UI interface for Android Pie

Samsung’s One UI looks like a big step forward (for the most part).

Samsung held its 2018 developer conference on November 7 in San Franciso, and while the highlight of the opening keynote was the company’s new foldable AMOLED display, something else that was a big focus was Samsung’s new Android interface called “One UI.”

One UI will initially be rolled out as a beta for users later this month, and in January 2019, will officially make  [Read More…]

Smart Displays need a good screen, and Lenovo’s Smart Display has the best

Best answer: The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display has the best and biggest screen that works great for just about everything, but if you want something smaller, the Google Home Hub isn’t far behind.

Best Buy: Lenovo Smart Display ($ 250) Best Buy: Google Home Hub ($ 149) The Lenovo Smart Display has the largest, most capable screen

If your main concern is screen quality, the best Smart Display you can buy is the Lenovo Smart Display —  [Read More…]

With these heavy duty cases, your Google Pixel 3 is in good hands

Some people prefer to use a brand new phone without a case — but if you’re on the exact opposite end of the spectrum and know you need the most rugged protection for your Pixel 3, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the best heavy duty cases available for the Pixel 3, from perennial favorites like the Otterbox to more wallet-friendly options from other trusted brands we like. We’re sure you’ll find a case that  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) review: The science of good sound

Amazon’s premium model Echo just got even more premium, and we love it!

Amazon has had a long and strange trip from its humble beginnings as a bookseller to where the company is today. Products like the new 2018 Echo Plus give us an idea where the company is headed: the one-stop shop for everything, including “casual” smart home products. It’s a place where you can stretch your dollar and get good products that are easy to  [Read More…]

Unreal Mobile review: How good can a $10/month cell phone plan be?

How much does your cell phone line cost every month? $ 50? $ 75? $ 100?

How does $ 10 sound?

If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’ve never heard of Unreal Mobile. Unreal is an offshoot of FreedomPop, another low-cost carrier. Unreal started quick on the back of incredibly cheap lines of service and now its here to disrupt the industry.

Carriers like FreedomPop or Unreal are commonly referred to as MVNOs or Mobile Virtual  [Read More…]

Is the Samsung Galaxy Watch a good health tracker?

Best answer: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is not only stuffed with health tracking features, but you have a lot of control over how you use them to benefit you every day.

Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) ($ 349)

The flexibility to focus on specific parts of your health

Due in no small part to their enormous popularity, when most people think about fitness they think about a Fitbit or an Apple Watch. Fitbit is the original motivating  [Read More…]

Awair 2nd Edition review: Number 2, but in a good way

Air quality readings so detailed that they just may scare you into holding your breath — or doing something about it.

I checked out the Awair Glow a while back and loved its double duty as air quality monitor and smart plug. I was then asked more recently to review the Awair 2nd Edition — it’s the second iteration of the main Awair air quality monitor, and I figured I better give the bigger, better device a  [Read More…]

TaoTronics Neckband with ANC review: Good and inexpensive

The company known for making inexpensive but quality products does it again.

I — Tom Westrick — have been using these headphones as my daily use headphones for the past week, including in the gym and for hours in a crowded coffee shop. TaoTronics provided these headphones for review.

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is one area where headphones continue to get better year after year. While traditionally found on big, over-ear headphones, ANC is starting to make  [Read More…]

What are smart displays and what are they good for?

A new category of products has surfaced in recent months. If you follow tech somewhat, you’ve probably heard of the term “smart displays”.

But what exactly are smart displays and why should you really care about them? In this article, we take a look at this new type of gadget and see what sets it apart from the other available tech on the market.

The definition of smart displays

Smart Displays are basically virtual assistant-powered speakers that also feature a  [Read More…]

Leave cable behind for good with the $100 Tablo Dual over-the-air DVR

Forget cable subscriptions.

The Tablo Dual Lite over-the-air Wi-Fi DVR is down to $ 99.99 through Amazon, Best Buy’s official eBay store and the main Best Buy site. This price is $ 40 lower than what it usually sells for and the best we’ve seen from any retailer. It’s also $ 50 better than the version with 64GB onboard storage.

If you’ve left your cable subscription behind and mostly watch TV using an HDTV antenna like this  [Read More…]