Tag Archive: Review


Essential Phone review: Our first impressions

When it comes to joining the smartphone market, the path isn’t simply defined.

It’s pretty rare nowadays to see a brand new smartphone company launch from scratch, and it’s rarer still that it chooses to launch right into the ultra-competitive high-end smartphone space. The final piece forming this triumvirate of rarity is actually shipping a product — something that Essential has actually done. Sure hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital helps, as does the leadership  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Play India review: A tough balancing act

Motorola improves on the first-generation Z Play in several key areas while sacrificing battery capacity.

While the budget segment in India is overflowing with excellent options, the same cannot be said of the mid-range segment. The ₹20,000 – ₹30,000 ($ 310 – $ 460) tier is underserved, and there is opportunity for brands to make a dent in this category. With the likes of the OnePlus 5 starting at ₹32,999 ($ 515), there are just a handful  [Read More…]

Firefox Focus (review)

Firefox focus is a variant of the Firefox browser that provides much improved security features. It can be downloaded on Google play and IOS. Only needing ~7MB of storage, meaning that it is super light – at the expense of other features, which we’ll come to later. Now when I first saw this, I thought “Why not […]

Battery Bar turns checking your phone’s battery into a colorful experience (Review)

Overview: As a smartphone user, you probably check your device’s battery levels at least a few times a day. After all, you want to make sure you have enough juice to be able to play a game while you’re waiting for the subway to take you home from work, right? But what if I told […]

War Robots VR Review: A taste of something ridiculously fun

There are sparks everywhere, and the hail of bullets seems endless. I am probably going to die here.

My mech is spent. Red warning lights are everywhere. Armor gone, rockets reloading, and there are two enemy units a few meters away with crosshairs trained right on me. My partner’s railgun flashes bright yellow, and suddenly bright blue sparks start to fly from the closest unit. The second my rocket reload finishes, my body slams back against the  [Read More…]

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review: My new favorite headphones

V-Moda’s excellent Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones sound fantastic and are super comfortable, but the price tag may rattle you.

Headphone preference is almost as contentious and divisive as the phones they connect to. But one thing that isn’t up for dispute is the proliferation, often by necessity, of the “hi-fi” Bluetooth headphone.

V-Moda isn’t a particularly well-known brand, but it’s been around for just over a decade. The company, like many others in the space, began building  [Read More…]

Lenovo Z2 Plus review: Nine months later

The Z2 Plus is still one of the best value propositions in India.

When Lenovo launched the Z2 Plus last October, it was one of the most affordable devices to be powered by the Snapdragon 820. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage cost ₹19,999 ($ 315), making it the go-to phone for those looking to find the most value for their money.

Nine months on, the Z2 Plus continues to be an attractive proposition.  [Read More…]

Road Draw is an interesting spin on driving puzzles (Review)

Overview: Road Draw is a driving puzzle game that tasks you with drawing a road for your car to drive on while avoiding obstacles and collecting coins, going as far as you can before you run out of gas. Developer: Fun Free Puzzle Games Cost: Free (With ads and microtransactions) Impressions: Road Draw is reminiscent […]

Dino Frontier review on PlayStation VR

Build a town, attract settlers, and domesticate dinosaurs.

When I stumble onto the location where I’ll build my town, there isn’t much of anything here. A single settler, and a dead dinosaur, surrounded by woods and bushes that bear fruit. To call it inhospitable would be a bit of an understatement I think. But aside from the lack of…well…anything, it’s a good place to start. I send the settler to start chopping down trees for the wood  [Read More…]

Live by EarlySense will tell you how good (or bad) your sleep is (Review)

A few years ago fitness trackers were all the rage. Not only were there companies like Fitbit focusing directly on health monitoring but the smart watch manufacturers jumped on the band wagon including step counters and heart rate monitors into their devices. There are still many people who swear by their trackers and love to […]