Tag Archive: Review


Motorola One Zoom review: Ready for its closeup

The Motorola One Zoom is a strange phone debuting at an odd time from a company doing peculiar things. Word has it that it was never meant to arrive in North America — Motorola has a very particular release cadence, buoyed by the G series in the low-end and the Z series at the mid to high-end — but a particular warm response in Europe prompted the company to reconsider.

I’m glad the company did, too, because as  [Read More…]

ANNKE HD Smart Wireless PT Camera review

Ask five people to define home security and you’ll likely get five different answers. Each of us has a different idea as to what peace of mind and security means. Moreover, each of us has our own respective budgets to work with, too.

Brands like Nest, Honeywell, and Ring offer excellent products but they can get pretty costly. And while they do tend to integrate nicely with smart homes, not everyone needs that.

Fortunately, we no longer need to spend  [Read More…]

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review

What do you get when you pair legendary audio company Sennheiser with the latest in wireless audio technology? A pair of stylish, truly wireless headphones that sadly don’t function as good as they look and sound.

Design

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless have a simple yet elegant design. The body of the earbuds are constructed with plastic with a metal touch-sensitive button featuring the Sennheiser logo on the outside.

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ZTE Axon 10 Pro review

ZTE was at one time the third-largest smartphone maker in the US and is mostly known for its entry-level and mid-range phones. However, it has also garnered loyal fans with its affordable Axon flagship line, one of the most popular being the Axon 7. ZTE is back and ready to amaze us with its successor, the Axon 10 Pro.

Design

The Axon 10 Pro is a beautifully designed phone with its vibrant blue glass back, curved display, and narrow bezels.  [Read More…]

Nokia 4.2 review

Nokia has been around for what seems like forever. The brand has been a true pioneer in mobile, but the powerhouse behind the name has changed numerous times. Fortunately, the company’s latest parent, HMD Global, seems determined to make great Android phones like the new Nokia 4.2 we’ve been testing for the last two weeks.

Design and Build

The overall design of the Nokia 4.2 is a little lackluster, but we’ve been surprised by just how well-made the device feels.  [Read More…]

Sony WF-1000XM3 review

Sony has made a real name for itself in personal audio over the past couple of years. First, it took the crown away from Bose for over the ear ANC headphones, and now it’s looking to dominate the truly wireless headphone market with the WF-1000XM3.

Design

As far as truly wireless buds go the Sony WF-1000XM3 are slightly bulky with a fairly large case. However, when you consider the long battery life along with the active noise canceling capabilities, the  [Read More…]

iFrogz Airtime Pro review

Wireless is the future of audio on mobile. Love it or hate it, that’s the reality. While there was a brief period of struggles, Bluetooth devices are now coming in waves that are both wallet-friendly and much higher quality.

I recently reviewed the iFrogz Airtime buds and came away pretty impressed. For the last few weeks, I’ve been testing its latest, the Airtime Pro wireless earbuds.

Design

The iFrogz Airtime Pro will immediately get compared to Airpods. Yes, they look  [Read More…]

Roidmi F8 Storm review

It wasn’t all that long ago that the concept of a cordless vacuum conjured imagery of underpowered, weak experiences with poor battery life. Want something ultra-portable to clean the steps or furniture? Sure, you can have it, but we’re going to trade off suction strength and virtually endless life.

This is no longer the case in 2019. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen various brands put together much more compelling vacuum experiences. They’re stronger than ever, have longer  [Read More…]

EZVIZ DB1 review

When it comes to doorbells with audio and video capabilities, the space is largely occupied by Ring and Nest. Tied to Amazon and Google, respectively, they can be tied to each brand’s ecosystem of connected devices. The problem, however, is that they can be a bit too pricey for some consumers.

EZVIZ, a company that we’ve profiled in the past, has a cheaper alternative that offers up many of the same features, but at a lower cost. While Nest commands  [Read More…]

WOpet DO1 treat tosser and food dispenser review

The definition of a smart home varies from person to person. For some people it means a fully automated house with schedules, routines, and a whole array of connected devices. For others, it’s more simple.

Some are content with a few, seemingly random products that provide a bit of convenience. Items in this space that come to mind are smart speakers, door locks, and various cameras. They don’t have to be the same brand; it’s not critical that talk to  [Read More…]