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Amazon Echo Spot review

The Echo Spot may be the cutest yet. And unlike its older sibling with a display, this one seems more comfortable in its skin.

The quick take

The Echo Spot is a smaller, rounder version of the Echo Show, with many of the same advantages — and missing some of the same features that are solely missing in that device.

The Good It’s a fun, great-looking Echo The round display is a good size All the smarts of  [Read More…]

Cyber Paint Review: Lighthearted art for Daydream

Painting in the world of virtual reality

The team over at Sterling Crispin Software has released an app called Cyber Paint. This is an interesting turn on creating art in VR. With plenty of options for your canvas, including portrait or 360, you could see where things have the potential to get fun.

Read more at VRHeads!

Bose SoundWear Review: MrMobile’s first wearable speaker

When CrackBerry Kevin first suggested I try out the Bose SoundWear, I thought it looked an awful lot like a toilet seat. But it’s not, nor is it an airline pillow, horseshoe, or boomerang. The Bose SoundWear is actually a wearable speaker, and while it’ll never replace your headphones, it does complement them in a way that’s more useful than I ever expected.

If you’re at all like me, with a lifestyle that’s got you running around so much  [Read More…]

Fitbit Aria 2 review: Keeping it in the family

The Fitbit Aria 2 is a sleek and capable Wi-Fi smart scale that plays nicely with other Fitbit products.

As the name implies, the Fitbit Aria 2 is the second-generation of smart scales from Fitbit, the brand that’s become synonymous with fitness-focused technology. It’s sleek and easy to use with a really bright LED screen, but is it worth the rather steep $ 130 price tag?

That question largely depends on your opinion and usage of other  [Read More…]

AmpliFi’s new Teleport aims to warp you back home (review)

Home networking has come a long way in recent history with the addition of things like mesh networks; Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi has been right at the forefront of that development. In the past, we have reviewed the AmpliFi Router as well as the Amplifi Mesh Point. The most recent expansion of the AmpliFi line is a crowd-funded […]

Wicked Audio’s Outcry Bluetooth speakers review: Why affordable doesn’t have to mean bad

In the market for an affordable, quality Bluetooth speaker? You might want to check out what Wicked Audio has to offer. A brand many of you are probably acquainted with (their products are sold via Best Buy, Amazon and more), Wicked Audio’s portfolio also includes two Bluetooth speakers.  I’ve been testing them both for the […]

Sennheiser IE 80 S In-Ear Headphones Review

It’s been a while since we’ve seen movement from Sennheiser’s higher end earphones. That is, the company’s IE line of in-ears, where the mid-range has been owned by the IE 80 and the flagship of the series being the IE 800 (which we looked at) for the past few years. Well, Sennheiser is now getting […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review, 3 months later: A polarizing powerhouse

You can’t ignore the power of this company.

Samsung retains a massive influence in the smartphone world, holding an outsized mind share even relative to its legitimately massive market share. The Galaxy Note 8 is a perfect example of this — it doesn’t sell nearly as well as the Galaxy S line, yet it’s held up as the pinnacle of what Samsung is capable of on account of its bigger size, extra features and super-high price.

We  [Read More…]

FIIL IICON wireless headphones review: Trading noise cancellation for sound quality

A fantastic pair of noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones that doesn’t push the bar forward.

With the proliferation of phones without headphone jacks, it’s no surprise that Bluetooth headphones have become incredibly popular lately.

But there was a category of headphones that, while perhaps more niche until recently, always extracted plenty of divisive opinions: noise-canceling. Thank Bose’s incredibly popular QC25s, which gave way to the wireless QC35s, and inspired a category of imitators trying to get in on the  [Read More…]

Video: Honor 7X review

A few years ago, small bezels and great build quality at an affordable price was just a fever dream, but Honor is setting the bar for budget phones once again with the new Honor 7X.

For just $ 200, the Honor 7X touts a reasonably powerful Kirin 659 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and a whopping 64GB of expandable storage. The new 18:9 display brings a modern look and feel to the phone, and its dual camera system takes  [Read More…]