Tag Archive: Long


BLU S1 long term review: Great in some respects but needs work in others

After having spent a few months living with the Blu S1 we return with a more long-term look at the phone. As Blu’s first model to offer CDMA support, it’s a sub-$ 200 phone worth consideration.

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Meet Amazfit Bip: The little smartwatch with long battery life

If you can live with its limitations, or just want the battery life an always-on display, then the Amzfit Bip might just be the smartwatch for you.

Apple Watch, while not an Android thing, is a success by any measure. One problem users consistently run into, though, is battery life. For the most part, you’re going to need to charge most smartwatches every day. That’s without features like an always-on display, which is something Android Wear users and others  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5T in Sandstone White is gorgeous, and probably won’t stay that way for long

Another limited edition OnePlus phone to drool over.

When OnePlus announced the Star Wars Limited Edition version of the OnePlus 5T, it was inevitable that it’d parlay the intrigue in this new model to a more widely available version without the movie branding. So here we are, with the “Sandstone White” OnePlus 5T — that’s significant because it’s white, dramatically different from the “Midnight Black” launch color, but also because it reintroduces the “Sandstone” moniker that was  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 doesn’t need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.

Google’s Pixel 2 event was full of announcements, and although we had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into the event, Google still managed to sneak in a few surprises here and there – one of which being eSIM support.

The Pixel  [Read More…]

Here is your long weekend comments thread!

Celebrate your three-day weekend and chat about it right here.

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and is the last day you can wear your white shoes or seersucker suit without people pointing at your fashion faux pas. But it’s also a three-day weekend to celebrate the Great American Worker so it’s pretty awesome.

Many of us will be out doing something fun for Labor Day, while others will be enjoying the time to do absolutely nothing.  [Read More…]

This $27 Bluetooth speaker has a crazy long 24-hour battery life

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an exclusive discount on a powerful Bluetooth speaker.

Amazon currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to $ 26.99 when using the coupon code THRIFT77 at checkout, from a usual street price around $ 36. For direct price drops, though, this price matches what we saw during a recent one-day Gold Box  [Read More…]

Google Maps now tells you how long a future trip will take

“If I don’t leave now, it’s only going to take longer.”

It’s hard to know the perfect time to go somewhere, because there’s no one outside mailmen and UPS drivers that really know when traffic is best in your city… except for Google Maps. With millions of users and millions more Waze users helping them graph traffic in real-time, day after day, Google Maps really can tell when the best time is  [Read More…]

Best Android Phone For Long Battery Life

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Best overall Huawei Mate 9

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With a massive 5.9-inch display, you’d think that the Huawei Mate 9 wouldn’t be able to last a whole day — but you’d be dead wrong. That screen is helped along by a 4,000mAh battery — one of the biggest in its class — pushing the Mate 9 to a staggering 2-day average uptime. Huawei’s  [Read More…]

LG V20 long term review: is it still worth your money?

With the release of the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup, the LG V20 might not be the first name you think of when you walk into a carrier store right now, but you might want to consider it nonetheless. Released only about eight months ago, the V20 represents LG’s focus on the […]

Netatmo Weather Station is long on looks, longer on data

It was time to update my home weather station from something functional but ugly to something decidedly more modern. Netatmo has fit the bill nicely.

I was going to show you my old weather station — a venerable beast from Oregon Scientific, which is quite good at this sort of thing. But alas, as soon as I took it off the wall it disappeared to wherever Phil’s Old Stuff disappears. (Basically an older, less sexy version of this.)

So.  [Read More…]