Tag Archive: Plus


Should I upgrade to the new Amazon Echo Plus?

Best answer: The latest Echo Plus offers a significant improvement in sound quality and design over Amazon’s first generation of Alexa-powered speakers. Thanks to multi-speaker support you can upgrade your living room and relocate your older Echo speaker to your kitchen or elsewhere in your home.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) ($ 150)

The Echo Plus is worth it in almost every way

The Echo Plus is the best option for  [Read More…]

What is PoE and why should I use it on Arlo Q Plus?

A camera only works when it has power, and the Netgear Arlo Q Plus is a camera that can receive its power two ways: via the included USB cable/power brick, or via Power over Ethernet, commonly called PoE. Now, PoE can seem a little confusing and intimidating, but with it providing both power and internet to your Arlo Q Plus, you don’t have to worry about anything interfering with your Wi-Fi signal or the batteries running dead while  [Read More…]

Should I buy the Echo Plus + Echo Sub bundle?

Best answer: Yes, if you’re a music lover. If you’re using an Amazon Echo as a connected speaker for streaming music, then buying the Echo Plus + Echo Sub bundle makes a good thing a lot better.

Amazon: Echo Sub Bundle with 2 Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Devices ($ 330)

Great sound on a budget

Most people who listen to streaming music are doing it through a single, stand-alone speaker that plays back all the sound.  [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…]

Nokia 7.1, 6.1 and 6.1 Plus to get stable Android 9.0 Pie update this month

Nokia is set to deliver the stable Pie update to three phones this month.

HMD Global delivered the stable Android 9.0 Pie update to the Nokia 7 Plus at the end of last month, and the company has detailed the update schedule for other devices in its portfolio.

The Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 are now in the beta labs program, and HMD says it will deliver the stable Pie build to all three  [Read More…]

Nokia 3.1 Plus preview: Covering all the bases

With the Nokia 3.1 Plus, HMD is making sure it leaves no corner of the budget segment left untouched.

HMD Global is on a roll. The company unveiled the Nokia 7.1 earlier this month in London, and is now following it up with the Nokia 3.1 Plus. With the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus also making their debut over the last two months, it’s clear that HMD is looking to offer a range of  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) vs. Google Home: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe smart home technology, so if you’re just stepping into this exciting new tech space we’re here to help set you in the right direction.

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen)

Got it all

$ 149.99 at Amazon

Pros Half the size of the previous generation Fresh design with a fabric finish Built-in Zigbee hub Bluetooth and line-out for speakers Cons  [Read More…]

Grab new tech from Solo NY, TENVIS, Samson, Handle Plus

It’s a really interesting time of year for smartphone fans. If you’re an early adopter of tech, the next couple of weeks will be a lot of fun. With multiple flagship handsets on the horizon, we’ll definitely be watching closely.

Now is also a great time to consider new gadgets to enhance the phone experience. You’ll surely want to pair that upcoming device with some accessories, right?

The Weekend Recommender is our chance to share some of the better tech items that  [Read More…]

Nokia 7.1 Plus appears in more renders

The phone will be known as the Nokia X7 in China.

Although its phones may not be that well-known in the States, Nokia’s been kicking out a heap of low-to-mid-range smartphones this year that have been absolutely killing it. Following up on devices such as the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus, we now have a lot of details regarding the company’s next product — the Nokia 7.1 Plus.

The Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to be  [Read More…]