Tag Archive: Review


Peak Design Everyday Backpack review: I’ve finally stopped shopping for new bags

My search for the perfect bag might finally be over.

I have a problem — I’m obsessed with backpacks. I’ve gone through three in the past year alone, each with its own set of pros and cons that always left me wanting more. A simple bag with a laptop sleeve is great for quick trips to the coffee shop, but in a busier setting, it’s frustrating to have to dig around for one particular item. I love  [Read More…]

Dune! is easy & addictive….what else do you want?! (review)

When you’re looking for a new game, what are you looking for? Well, something not too complex, right? A game you can pick up, play for seconds, to minutes, to an hour or more. Or just seconds. Whatever….you just want to pick it up when you have time, play, and then put it down; without […]

Samsung Galaxy A8+ review: Throwing down the gauntlet

The Galaxy A8+ is Samsung’s most ambitious showing in the mid-range segment, but that may not be enough.

Samsung is in a tough spot in India. The South Korean manufacturer was virtually unchallenged in the country for the last five years, allowing it to build a commanding lead in the handset segment. The Note 7 was the only blip in an otherwise smooth-sailing ship, but with the device never actually making its debut in the country, Samsung  [Read More…]

Blu R2 Plus review: The budget line gets a timely and worthwhile refresh

Arriving roughly eight months after the R1 Plus, Blu’s newest phone, the R2 Plus serves as a worthy update with improvements in a handful of key spots. While it’s not an outright successor with spec change across the board, it’s timely and worth your attention. As we approach the second anniversary of the “$ 50 phone”, the […]

Jigsaw Story: A good puzzle simulator that works best on bigger screens (review)

In all the game genres available in the Play Store, sometimes you may want to game in a much more chill, passive way. No quick reflexes. No bells, whistles, and music blaring at you. No multi-level story line or myriad of villains and their evil armies to survive. Something like, say a puzzle. A jigsaw […]

Jaybird Run review: Going truly wireless the right way

They fit well enough, they sound good enough, and I don’t have a wire dragging across my neck.

You wouldn’t think a little wire connecting one earbud to another would bother you that much. And, OK, it didn’t bother me that much. But it’s also the sort of thing that you definitely notice once it’s gone.

That’s my big takeaway from a few weeks wearing the Jaybird Run wireless earbuds. Truly wireless, as in one bud goes  [Read More…]

The Inpatient VR Review: A thrilling choose your own adventure for PlayStation VR

Do you remember why you’re here?

You wake up bolted down to a chair while a man — is he a doctor? — asks if you remember why you are here. No matter what you answer, he asks you to try and remember how it came to be that you are a patient at The Blackwood Sanatorium and Hotel. You close your eyes, concentrate…and see yourself in a closet until a man throws open the door, shining  [Read More…]

Bridge Constructor Portal review: A physics-based puzzle game worthy of GLaDOS

Are you prepared for more testing with GLaDOS at the Aperture Laboratories?

I’m typically wary of cross-overs between franchises that I love — especially in the world of gaming, where an older game may get updated with a tie-in from a trendy franchise that’s marketed as a “brand new content”! It’s rare for crossover games to offer anything substantial for fans of either property and cynically seem to exist as a quick cash grab.

Which is why  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 review: Shaking up the affordable flagship space

Honor’s new flagship phone brings the best of Huawei to a wider audience, offering an 18:9 display and dual cameras for just £449.

The quick take

From build quality to battery life and performance, the View 10 leaves little to be desired and gives the OnePlus 5T a run for its money in the budget flagship category.

The Good Premium build quality and modern design Oreo out of the box Solid camera performance Impressive battery life The  [Read More…]

Mod-1 Headophones Review: Bring the bass

Simplicity sold me on my new favorite headphones and made me realize what I had been missing.

It’s easy to be distracted by features on headphones right now. Google Assistant, instant pairing, and “dynamic” noise cancellation are fun things to play with, but each of these features sees the price slowly creep up while leaving behind the fundamentals of a good pair of headphones. In my search for what should be considered table stakes for any good  [Read More…]