Tag Archive: Review


Rowkin Ascent Charge+ headphones review: Truly wireless, truly frustrating

These need a bit more time in the oven.

As truly wireless earbuds have become cheaper and better, I’ve been more and more tempted to pick up a set. What’s kept me away from most brands has been a bit shallow: I am trying to get all my devices to charge over USB-C instead of Micro-USB. Brands have stuck with the older connection, so I’ve stuck with waiting. I went strolling through Best Buy a few weeks  [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…]

Not all endless games are shallow: Alto’s Odyssey proves it (Review)

I am not really a fan of the endless genre. For me, they are all designed in a way that spending on microtransactions is the main goal of it, rather than having entertaining gameplay with great design. That’s why when I approached Alto’s Odyssey, I was a bit skeptical. Fortunately, all of my fears weren’t realized, and I ended up enjoying this game much more than I imagined, and I couldn’t put it down for a while.

Developer: Noodlecake Studios  [Read More…]

Chromecast 2018 review: A slight refresh to an old favorite

Not much has changed in this 2018 refresh of Google’s old classic.

Chromecast may well be one of Google’s most important products in recent memory. Yeah, there’s Android. Yeah, there’s Chrome OS. But Chromecast — both the hardware, and the protocol that powers it — ushered in a new era of easy streaming. If you see it on your phone, there’s a good chance you can shoot it over to your TV with just a single tap. And unlike  [Read More…]

Poptel P10 Review: An ultra-rugged phone that’s just adequate

When you look at the lineup of smartphones, all you are likely to see are glass and metal sandwiches. These look absolutely phenomenal, but aren’t exactly the most rugged options on the market.

It seems that ruggedized phones have taken a back seat from most OEM’s. There are still a few options available, and the Poptel P10 is one of the latest to hit the scene.

Poptel P10 Specs

On the specs-side of things, there’s not really too much to  [Read More…]

Panasonic RP-HD605N Headphones review: The Bose QC35’s cheaper cousin

Panasonic’s entry into noise-canceling headphones is surprisingly great.

If you own a pair of noise-canceling headphones, there’s a really good chance that they’re made by either Sony or Bose. These two companies have dominated this market with products like the WH1000XM3 and QC35 II, and in an attempt to undercut these two giants, Panasonic decided to enter the ring with its more affordable RP-HD605N headphones.

Panasonic’s goal with the RP-HD605N is to deliver a pair of high-quality  [Read More…]

Amazon Smart Plug review: Everything should be so easy

Amazon’s smart plug brings a new meaning to the term “plug and play.”

I’ve been using the Amazon Smart Plug for a few days, and I’m convinced it’s the best hardware product Amazon has ever made.

I’m no stranger to smart plugs. I have an assortment of them in my house, ranging from hard-wired old-school Wemo and Insteon plugs to inexpensive iHome socket adapters to “green” models like Edimax’s offerings. They’re a great way to transform any  [Read More…]

If you believe your phone is distracting you too much, check out Forest (Review)

We’ve all been in this situation: we need to get things done today. That easy for history class. That last piece of code to finish a ticket. That budget planning for the next vacation. But our phone is constantly nagging us about a post you commented on Facebook, or the likes you received on your Instagram post. Our high school friends keep writing on Telegram about the latest meme. Amazon is asking us to check the latest deals.

It is  [Read More…]

Izzbie review: a new kind of VPN

Data security is a hot topic. We’ve seen leaks from massive companies like Google and Facebook recently where people have had their data publically exposed. Many people are also concerned about third-party companies and the government snooping on their traffic. Because of these issues, Virtual Private Networks or VPNs have never been more popular.

The way most VPNs work is by creating a secure tunnel from your computer or phone to the VPN service’s servers. Your data travels along that  [Read More…]

Jaybird X4 Review: Has the king of Bluetooth headphones returned?

Whenever you think about wireless Bluetooth headphones, chances are that Jaybird is one company that comes to mind. Jaybird has been in the game for quite some time and is back with one of its more popular products, the Jaybird X4.

Read More: Jaybird Run Review

These are the true successor to the Jaybird X3 that were launched back in 2016. Since then, we have seen the Jaybird Freedom and Jaybird Run headphones launched, but nothing beats  [Read More…]