Tag Archive: Quality


Get all the benefits of Alexa with better sound quality than an Echo

Get what Alexa has to offer without having to put up with an Echo’s subpar sound.

If you want everything that Amazon Alexa has to offer, but don’t actually want to put up with the Amazon Echo’s mediocre sound, you can get other speakers with Alexa built in!

Here are our top picks.

Sonos One Sugr Cube Minimalis Eufy Genie Libratone Zipp VAUX Cordless Sonos One

Sonos is the number one name in wireless home audio,  [Read More…]

Awair 2nd Edition wants to improve air quality in your home

More people than ever are living in urban environments, where dirty air, noise and other pollution factors abound.

Large urban agglomerations inevitably lead to air pollution. But despite the significant impacts on human health, we still lack the necessary tools to tackle the issue at large.

Fortunately, there’s something you can do to improve air  [Read More…]

How to improve call quality on your Android phone

It might be easy to forget this today, but the primary function of a mobile phone is to allow you to make phone calls.

But while smartphones continue to leap forward in most areas, from voice-triggered assistants to super crisp displays and advanced cameras, they seem to be mired in the mud when it comes to improving voice quality.

It’s an experience most of us are all too familiar with: not being able to hear what the person on the  [Read More…]

How to improve call quality on Android

Make your voice calls sound better on both ends with these tips.

For some, phone calls are an important feature of a phone. There’s always a lot of discussion about which messaging app is the best or why you would want to use one SMS app over another, and those things are worth talking about to be sure. But voice calling is a primary feature of the gadgets we have in our hands and when you need  [Read More…]

Xiaomi should bring its air quality monitor to India immediately

Xiaomi’s $ 75 air quality monitor is an essential commodity for the Indian market.

Air quality in India has deteriorated over the course of the last decade, with Delhi being a prime example of just how bad the situation is in the country. Last winter, the capital witnessed particulate matter (PM2.5) in excess of 500 (that’s because most of the instruments could only record up to 500), making the air toxic. For most major metropolitan cities in  [Read More…]

T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]

Improve the air quality in your home with Dyson’s $349 Pure Cool Link Wi-Fi purifier

Just in time for allergy season and warm weather!

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Wi-Fi Air Purifier is down to $ 349 on Amazon. This deal on the White version is conveniently timed to compete with Best Buy‘s one-day deal on the Blue version, so I’m willing to bet this price won’t be here tomorrow. It normally sells for around $ 500.

Dyson’s air purifier does the purifying thing all year round with a HEPA filter that  [Read More…]

Awair Glow air quality monitor review: Wonderfully informative if not a bit worrisome

Are you curious about the air quality in your home? The Google Home- and Alexa-compatible Awair Glow can help you breathe easy.

I’m an allergy sufferer. I’m allergic to dust, pollen, mould, trees, grasses, an assortment of barnyard animals, cats, dogs, smoke, and more. And like an idiot, I have both a cat and a dog in a rather small home that’s over 65 years old.

I’ve long wondered about the air quality in this house: we  [Read More…]

FIIL IICON wireless headphones review: Trading noise cancellation for sound quality

A fantastic pair of noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones that doesn’t push the bar forward.

With the proliferation of phones without headphone jacks, it’s no surprise that Bluetooth headphones have become incredibly popular lately.

But there was a category of headphones that, while perhaps more niche until recently, always extracted plenty of divisive opinions: noise-canceling. Thank Bose’s incredibly popular QC25s, which gave way to the wireless QC35s, and inspired a category of imitators trying to get in on the  [Read More…]

The $90 Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones are perfect for runners who like quality sound

Our friends at Thrifter have a great deal on some excellent Bluetooth headphones for your workout!

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth headphones are down to $ 89.99 on Amazon. These headphones are normally $ 130 and have never dropped lower than $ 100 before.

The BackBeat Fit released back in 2014 and earned a lot of praise from critics, including 4 star reviews from CNET and PC Mag. They have only gotten better over the years because  [Read More…]