Tag Archive: Review


Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie) review: Still Samsung’s software

Samsung’s best-ever software is beautiful and useful — but it’s still Samsung software.

The update to Android 9 Pie with a new One UI interface is the biggest visual change Samsung has pushed to its phones in years. Alongside all of the requisite improvements you expect with any software update, Samsung’s Pie release makes substantial changes to the look and operation of the entire software experience. But naturally, much of Samsung’s legacy software is here to stay  [Read More…]

V-Moda BassFit review: The Jaybird alternative you’ve been waiting for

V-Moda takes the fight to Jaybird with its first workout earbuds.

Jaybird has emerged as the go-to brand for workout earbuds in recent years, with the company offering a range of products in this category. V-Moda is now looking to provide an alternative with the BassFit, its first workout-focused earbuds. Like most Jaybird models, the BassFit comes with a durable chassis that’s immune to the elements, and a lightweight design coupled with decent sound quality.

Boost your  [Read More…]

Honor 8X review: For $250, it doesn’t get much better than this

The Honor 8X hits big in almost every way.

Honor has long challenged the idea of what affordable smartphones should be. The Huawei subsidiary began this transformation way back on the Honor 5X. We’re a few phones in now, and you can tell Honor has gotten pretty comfortable producing good smartphones at this level.

The phones look and feel better than ever, and the Huawei of new has taken care to get its software and hardware quality  [Read More…]

Motorola Moto G6 Play review

While the early part of the year belongs to flagships and high-end phones, the latter half often belongs to Motorola. The Moto G6 line, for instance, is the perfect counter to those pricey handsets with hardware specs that rarely get tapped.

When we published our review of the Moto G6 we found it to be one of our favorite phones of the year, particularly in the mid-range. It’s a lot of phone for just $ 250 (or less) and is  [Read More…]

Huawei Watch GT review: A fitness band in diguise

Huawei’s latest wearable is a good fitness tracker wearing the clothes of a bad smartwatch.

The smartwatch market is a tough place to compete. As it’s evolved, it’s become more focused on fitness tracking than blowing up your wrist with notifications. That’s understandable given our increasing need to disconnect from our digital obligations.

So if the Huawei Watch 2 was the company’s full-featured, app-running, LTE-connecting smartwatch then the Watch GT is a wearable with a different set  [Read More…]

Wemo Smart Plug review: The little plug that could

Hey Siri, Alexa, OK Google: this smart plug speaks all the languages.

The life of a smart plug isn’t very glamorous. There are a few moments of appreciation when the box is first opened, some quality time spent getting to know each other and setting things up, then a lifetime of being kept out of sight, out of mind, and just being used. That doesn’t sound like much fun if your the plug, and if you’re the  [Read More…]

Marshall Kilburn II review: Retro design, thunderous sound

The Kilburn II is a fantastic update to Marshall’s bestselling speaker.

The Marshall name is synonymous with guitar amps and pedals, but in recent years the brand has transitioned into the lifestyle segment with its range of headphones and speakers.

Marshall has done a fantastic job porting the design of its amps over to its lifestyle products. Its speakers have the same basic design aesthetic as its amps, but instead of hooking them up to a guitar  [Read More…]

Hang Line: Mountain Climber is like Spiderman on ice (Review)

I am pretty sure none of you have wondered what would be the result of combining Spiderman and the Fist of the First Men on a single game. However, developer Yodo1 Games has created a game on that exact setting, called Hang Line: Mountain Climber.

Developer: Yogo1 Games Price: Free

Overview

In Hang Line, you control a mountain climber. The Hang Line world is full of tragedies, and it is your job to bring the victims back to safety.  [Read More…]

Nokia 3.1 Plus review: One of Cricket’s best budget phones for 2019

Nokia’s first big push in the U.S. is a smashing success (for the most part).

As more and more smartphones reach (or even cross) the $ 1000 threshold, it’s more important than ever that we have access to a good helping of quality budget handsets. The $ 300, $ 400, and $ 500 price ranges have more than enough variety to choose from, but what about devices that cost even less? What if you need a new  [Read More…]

Do you miss old Reddit? Consider Reddit is Fun for your phone (Review)

There are a lot of people who are very vocal about their hatred for Reddit’s new looks. I tend to agree with them as a lot of decisions that seem to have been made with a “form over function” mentality.

Additionally, Reddit’s official mobile app leaves much to be desired; the mobile web is a cluttered mess. Although there are several strong contenders to fill the void, Reddit is Fun has been a fan-favorite for years. It is easy to  [Read More…]