Tag Archive: Review


Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: Samsung finally has an answer to OnePlus

With the Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung shows that it can build an exciting value flagship.

Samsung is the dominant player in the Android world, and while its flagships continually raise the bar for the industry as a whole, the South Korean brand has failed to make a mark in the mid-range category. Samsung’s efforts in this area over the last four years were focused on the Galaxy A series, a series of mid-range devices aimed at a  [Read More…]

FTC to review Google’s 2013 Waze acquisition as part of its antitrust sweep

The FTC plans to examine “many” other deals that were already reviewed in the past.

What you need to know The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will reportedly be taking a second look at Google’s acquisition of Waze. Google’s acquisition of the Israeli company behind navigation app Waze for $ 1.1 billion was approved by the FTC in 2013. Antitrust experts say a ‘second look’ is required as the deal combined two popular digital mapping services and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip initial review: More confidence, fresh controversy

I feel better about this foldable than any other I’ve seen.

I was one of the first people outside of Samsung to use the Galaxy Fold, which of course ended up having a very rocky launch that left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Some diehard fans still love the Fold (at least the revised hardware version), but it was never going to be a phone for me. It’s too big and heavy, and the screen is  [Read More…]

Fi Dog Collar review

Personal trackers are a hot commodity in the world of tech gadgets these days. There are numerous options available today, from fitness trackers for physical activity to cards for tracking wallets and backpack. One market segment that seems to be heating up is pet trackers and one brand jockeying for attention is Fi.

We were sent one of Fi’s collars for tracking your dog’s walks and activity. Here’s our thoughts and impressions of the wearable for canines.

Design

The overall  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR review: I wanted to love it, but here’s why I’m returning it

Too many compromises, for too much money.

Motorola RAZR: The review Stunning design Folding display Average Battery Poor Camera Mid-range Specs Good Performance Great Software Final Verdict

This is the hardest review I’ve ever written. We’re at the beginning of the foldable era, and we’ve already seen one foldable go through some questionable times, although Samsung was able to rectify the issues with the Galaxy Fold.

When Motorola revealed the 2020 RAZR back in November,  [Read More…]

CLCKR review

One of the drawbacks to these increasingly larger smartphones is that they’re not exactly easy to operate with one hand. Even though they’re slim and sleek, phones with screen sizes around 5.7-inches and above aren’t all that practical when held with one hand.

This is a perfect opportunity for brands like Popsockets who make their money with products designed specifically with one-handed usage in mind. They’re hardly alone in the space, and there is a growing number of players angling  [Read More…]

Jabra Elite 75t review

The Jabra Elite 75t are one of the company’s latest true wireless earbuds, originally making their debut in November 2019. While they were initially priced at $ 200, they dropped to $ 180 upon arriving and find themselves in an increasingly crowded space.

When it comes to earbuds, true wireless is the way to go. No longer relegated to only the priciest of models, it’s a standard that we’ve come to appreciate. Just about anyone can find a pair that  [Read More…]

POCO X2 review: A great phone once you look past its Redmi K30 origins

Yes, the POCO X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30, but that doesn’t make it any less great.

When the POCO F1 launched back in 2018, it revolutionized the value flagship segment. The Xiaomi sub-brand not only managed to launch a phone seemingly out of nowhere, but it also met every user expectation. It’s no wonder that 18 months later, the POCO F1 is still going strong.

So how does one follow up on a device like that?  [Read More…]

Google Nest Wifi review

We’re a few years into mesh networking systems and things continue to get better. Not only that, but they’re getting less expensive, too. It’s quite easy to set up a home network that covers all rooms in all floors, regardless of the size of the house. And we don’t have to spend a ton of money in the process.

The Google Nest Wifi is Google’s second foray in this space, as it follows the 2016 Google Wifi. The 2019 experience  [Read More…]

AmazonBasics Ultra-Light True Wireless Earbuds review: Nope

I can’t recommend these with so many other good low-cost options.

I’ve been ordering products from Amazon for 20 years now and have always had good experiences when it came to price, selection, and customer service. I can’t remember a time when I purchased a first-party Amazon item (Kindle, Echo, etc.) or something from one of the company’s sub-brands (AmazonBasics, Happy Belly snacks, Amazon Essentials clothing, etc.) that I wasn’t at best pleased with, and at worst  [Read More…]