Tag Archive: Review

dodocool Solar charger with a built-in 10000mAh battery pack (review)

According to NASA, the Sun generates 386 billion megawatts of energy which is released as light and heat. The most powerful nuclear power plant in the US produces a meager 3,937 megawatts, where one megawatt powers about 1,000 homes. The point is the sun is a great source of free and powerful green energy. Not

UNITEK 60W 6-Port USB Smart Charging Station (review)

It’s very commonplace for me to see people who move their single port chargers with them whenever they need a charge. Most people stick with the chargers that came with their phones or tablets, only to be forced to swap it out when another wireless device needs power. There are only two plugs per wall

GekoGrip xM3 Series Modular Magnetic CD slot car mount for smartphones (review)

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed a smartphone mount for your automobile from GekoGrip. It was a modular magnetic vent mount that certainly met a high level of quality for a reasonable price. I can’t emphasize enough how dangerous it is to talk or text with your smartphone in your hand while driving. It’s

MrMobile Retro Review: Looking back at the Nokia N-Gage

In 2003, Nokia declared war on Nintendo with the N-Gage, a Game Boy Advance lookalike with a Series 60 mobile phone inside. The conflict – to put it mildly – did not go in Nokia’s favor. With a cumbersome design that required the owner to remove the battery in order to change games, the N-Gage wasn’t exactly user-friendly, and with only a handful of available titles compared to the Game Boy Advance’s 1,200, the N-Gage ecosystem hardly justified the  [Read More…]

Alcatel IDOL 4S review: Can it stay king in 2016?

When Alcatel released the IDOL 3 last year, I called it the best budget phone of 2015. This year, Alcatel has come out with its successor that is meant to improve upon the IDOL 3 in every way. Unlike last year, competition has gotten incredibly steep around budget flagships in 2016, and the IDOL 4S

360fly 4K review: The future of action cams

The quick take

If you’re looking for a fun way to capture yourself doing something cool or mildly dangerous, this is absolutely the camera for you. 360fly has polished nearly every rough edge from the previous model and delivered something that deserved to be considered among action cam fans.

The Good Fun design Single button makes quick captures easy Relatively easy to upload and share The Bad Does not capture a full sphere Wi-Fi Direct is still  [Read More…]

Zinga Jump should jump back to the drawing board (Review)

Overview: Zinga Jump is a simple platforming game where you collect coins while running to the end of the stage avoiding obstacles along the way. Developer: Apps Freax Cost: free (with ads and micro-transactions) Impressions: Zinga Jump is another game that hearkens back to the old days of mobile gaming, where you didn’t need as

Sony Xperia X Compact review: Size really does matter

Small phone lovers have something to get excited about with the latest in Sony’s Compact line.

The quick take

The Xperia X Compact gives you everything you need in terms of screen, performance, battery life — plus a few nice additions like stereo speakers, a slick software experience and Sony’s latest camera technology. But this isn’t simply a flagship-level phone in a smaller size: you’re getting a plastic phone that’s also missing a fingerprint sensor and  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi VR Play review: Bringing VR to the masses

Xiaomi made fitness tracking accessible with its $ 15 Mi Band. It is now doing the same for virtual reality.

It’s an incredibly exciting time for virtual reality. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are catering to the enthusiast segment, and for those looking to experience what the medium has to offer on their smartphones, there’s the Gear VR, Homido V2, and the budget Google Cardboard.

And now Xiaomi is getting into the fray with its  [Read More…]

Spigen Style Ring Review: The ultimate phone accessory

Spigen’s Style Ring is a multipurpose minimalist phone accessory you may just fall in love with.

So many smartphone accessories claim themselves to be a must-have accessory, but rarely do they actually live up to the advertised hype. More often than not, they end up in some drawer after a month or two for one reason or another — you’ve upgraded to a new phone that’s not compatible with it, or you just got bored with  [Read More…]