Tag Archive: Quality


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…]

OnePlus 5 vs. HTC U11: More money, more quality

We have so many great high-end smartphone choices this year.

OnePlus is riding pretty high after a year of great success with the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and it’s trying to parlay that momentum with the OnePlus 5. It’s sticking to the same recipe as before, but doubling down on the importance of the camera and also raising its price. Despite being the bigger of the two companies, HTC broke out from a slump in 2017 with  [Read More…]

IFROGZ’s new Impulse Duo & InTone Wireless Earbuds offer quality audio on a budget

Audio specialist IFROGZ is expanding its earbuds portfolio with the addition of the new Impulse Duo and InTone wireless models. Both models are competitively prices, in a bid to bring quality wireless audio to the masses. For $ 49.99 customers can get the Impulse Duo wireless bundle which feature dual, dynamic 6mm neodymium drivers in each […]

Samsung issues ‘urgent update’ to fix Device Quality Agent error

Samsung is releasing a patch for an annoying bug that kept people from enjoying their Galaxy S8s.

Samsung has issued an “urgent new software update” to fix a problem some of its Galaxy S8 customers were experiencing with a software component called Device Quality Agent, or DQA.

After downloading a day-one software update, many Galaxy S8 owners in the U.S. and Canada began seeing an error every 30-seconds to a minute with the notice that “DQA keeps  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Yeelight Wi-Fi bulb offers Hue quality at less than half the cost

The Yeelight LED bulb is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable smart lighting solution.

Xiaomi made its name by selling budget phones that offered great value for money, and the company is taking the same approach to connected devices. That’s especially true of the $ 20 Yeelight LED bulbs, which offer a experience similar to that of Hue bulbs at a fraction of the cost.

A great quality product for half  [Read More…]