Tag Archive: Good


HMD needs to make a good phone in 2019 for the Nokia brand to succeed

No, the Nokia 9 PureView doesn’t count.

HMD Global has been making Android phones under the Nokia brand for over two and a half years now, and in that time it has established itself as a favorite among those seeking a clean Android experience. HMD teamed up with Google early on, committing to Android One on all its phones. Doing so allowed Nokia to get up and running without investing too much time and resources into making  [Read More…]

The iPhone 11 has great video features, and that’s good news for everybody

No matter your feelings towards iOS as a platform, you can’t deny that the iPhone takes phenomenal video. Stabilization, color, dynamic range … all of it has been consistently great on iPhones for years, often outpacing even Android phones that take subjectively better photos. With today’s announcement of the iPhone 11, Apple just knocked things up another notch.

In case you missed the live stream, here’s the short of it: with the iPhone 11, Apple is finally adding  [Read More…]

Samsung’s phones are so consistently good, it’s boring at this point

It’s a fine line to walk between consistency and complacency.

In many ways, the biggest selling point of Samsung’s phones over the past 10 years has been consistency. Yes, Samsung regularly advances its technology, design, and features — but does so with a good bit of conservatism as to keep things consistent from year to year for its loyal customers. The Note 10 and 10+ launch reminds us that Samsung’s playbook hasn’t changed.

It’s a fine line  [Read More…]

Sony needs more than good games and power for PS5 to stay on top

Keep up the momentum and don’t become complacent.

Sony undoubtedly dominated this generation when it comes to general public perception and sheer sales figures of the PlayStation 4. But Microsoft has made waves the past couple of years that has propelled the Xbox One to the forefront of the conversation, whether this was through programs like Xbox Game Pass or the acquisition of high-profile game studios to bolster what many consider to be a struggling first-party catalog.

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The Prime Day deal on these ASUS Designo monitors is crazy good

They’re bright, flicker-free, and that frameless design makes them perfect for a multi-monitor setup.

When an Amazon Prime Day deal comes through and it’s for a product I use every day it’s so easy to share it. The short version: these 25-inch ASUS Designo monitors are just $ 150 each and that’s a heck of a deal. If you need a monitor or three, you’re crazy to not jump on it.

Personal recommendation ASUS Designo 25-inch  [Read More…]

Where to get a good PS4 headset for less

Best answer: A lot of the time the pricing of a headset will reflect a brand name, but stores like Newegg and Amazon offer great headsets usually at a discount, whether you want wired or wireless.

7.1 Surround Sound: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum ($ 75 at Amazon) Superhuman Hearing: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 ($ 90 at Newegg) Are wired or wireless headsets cheaper?

Wired headsets are almost always cheaper than wireless headsets assuming that the two being  [Read More…]

Polk Command Bar review: Alexa has never sounded this good

The $ 249 Command Bar does a fantastic job integrating Amazon’s virtual assistant.

Amazon and Google offer a range of smart speakers tailored for different use cases, but the main issue with these devices has always been sound quality. The Echo Plus (2nd gen) delivers much better sound over its predecessor, but it still isn’t anywhere close to a budget 2.1 setup.

That’s where products like Polk’s Command Bar come in. The soundbar features Alexa integration —  [Read More…]

Is a Chromebook a good business laptop?

Best answer: Yes! Security-minded Chromebooks are great for many kinds of business and business users, especially as more and more enterprise software shifts towards web clients and mobile apps like those available on Google Play.

Best for business: ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 (From $ 570)

What can you do on a Chromebook?

These days, more than you’d think!

The big controversy with Chromebooks in the early days was that they couldn’t install legacy applications that Windows  [Read More…]

Is Google Wifi a good solution for a tall home?

Best answer: Yes, Google Wifi can broadcast Wi-Fi signal in all directions including to floors above and below. The connection to mesh points will be stronger with less distance to travel, so it’s recommended to put the next node directly above or below the primary router. Fewer walls or floors between access points will be better for your signal strength.

Set up your mesh network from scratch: Google Wifi 3-pack ($ 239 at Amazon) One more to  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a good vibration motor — finally

OnePlus owners, rejoice: the brand is ramping up quality of the vibrations motor on its OnePlus 7 Pro scheduled for an official announcement Tuesday. While many of the phone’s features are aimed at swaying consumers away from their iPhones or other Android devices, this update comes in direct response to criticisms among OnePlus devotees who have lamented for years about the weakness and inconsistency of the brand’s vibration tech.

“We are constantly listening to feedback from the community  [Read More…]