Tag Archive: Good


Google Assistant on Sonos is just as good as you hoped it would be

Every CES, there are the announcements you expect from companies that put together big, splashy keynotes and ornate, over-the-top booths on the Convention Center floor, and then there are companies like Sonos with nothing new to announce but everything to gain from being here.

To wit, when Sonos invited me to spend some time with their director of global product marketing, Dane Estes, I wasn’t expecting much — merely an overview of the company’s existing products and perhaps  [Read More…]

PlayStation Classic is a good buy now that it’s been hacked and is 25% off

Only 20 games you say? Nonsense.

The PlayStation Classic had gamers clamoring upon its announcement just a few months ago, wondering if it might be the next best retro gaming console on the market. Coming in at a full price of $ 99.99, it’s one of the more expensive retro gaming options out there, but fans hoped the pre-installed games would make it well worth the cost; the original PlayStation had plenty of now-beloved games, after all.

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Put your Instant Pot to good use with this free 500-recipe Kindle cookbook

Instant purchase.

Right now at Amazon, you can get this 500-recipe Instant Pot Cookbook for free. Other books by this author sell for around $ 3, and the paperback version of this one goes for $ 12. The reviews are excellent, too. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can read this for free on one of Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

The Instant Pot is always a hit among Thrifter  [Read More…]

Curl up with a good book this winter with $5 off $20 or more on Amazon

Real books. Real savings.

Did you know Amazon actually sells books that aren’t made with E Ink? Crazy right? Used to be pretty big into books, too, if I recall. Well, now you can save on some print books by using the code GIFTBOOK18 to take $ 5 off when you spend $ 20 or more. As far as I can tell, this works on just about any print book you can find. Use it to save on holiday  [Read More…]

The Asus ZenBook 13 laptop for $706 is almost as good as Cyber Monday

Let’s go Cyber Monday.

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA-AS51 ultra-slim 13.3-inch laptop is down to $ 705.99 on Amazon. On Cyber Monday, Amazon featured a whole bunch of laptops on sale. The Asus was the star of the show, but all the rest of the deals have since expired. Today’s deal is only $ 6 more than the Asus dropped to Monday. So you’re getting a second chance for this one. Don’t drop the ball.

The ZenBook  [Read More…]

Beat Saber Review: It’s as good as you wanted it to be with one exception

Beat Saber feels like the reason the PlayStation exists.

Most of you will have seen the videos online. Those crazy people who look like they could be Jedi, swinging their VR controllers around with wild abandon, killing those blocks with all the ferocity of a samurai? Those people have been playing Beat Saber for the PC VR headsets and now it’s the PlayStation VR owners chance to get in on the action.

Beat Saber is a simple  [Read More…]

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…]