Tag Archive: Review

Android Q beta 3 review: Great dark theme, controversial gesture nav

Our first real look at what Q has in store for us.

We’ve been using “Android Q” since early March, and Google even released a beta update in early April. But what’s been clear from Day 1, as is the case with previous beta programs, is that this isn’t really Android Q. It’s mostly Android 9 Pie with some work-in-progress interface elements and lots of under-the-hood API changes for developers to start testing their apps against the new  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3a XL review: The best camera gets cheaper

I love living somewhere with distinct seasons — there’s nothing like going outside in a t-shirt for the first time after a cold, unrelenting winter — but I envy people who can go outside year-round and find lush color wherever they go. It’s not just that it’s good for the soul, but it’s better for reviewing phone cameras — the reds and blues of budding flower petals and the growing canopy of green tree leaves make for better  [Read More…]

Sony WH-1000MX3 review: Simply the best

If you’re looking for the best high-end Bluetooth headphones, your search will return a few results that everyone talks about. You’ll almost always find references to the Bose QC 35 IIs (read our full review here), Surface headphones, and the Sony WH-1000MX3, but it’s hard to discern which may be the best for you. Bose has the legendary name, Microsoft produced an impressive first try that deserves a ton of consideration, but Sony might just be the best overall headphones  [Read More…]

Master & Dynamic MW65 review

What happens when you pair one of the best headphones in its class with the leading digital assistant? You end up with something like the Master & Dynamic MW65 headphones.

Having had the chance to review multiple models in its portfolio over the years, we’ve really come to appreciate what Master & Dynamic puts forth. It’s not cheap stuff by any means, but it’s built with quality materials and attention to detail. And, of course, the headphones sound tremendous.

The  [Read More…]

Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook review

It wasn’t all that long ago when the concept of a high-end Chromebook seemed like an oxymoron. Just a few years back we had $ 250-$ 300 products that sufficed for students and casual work needs. We were initially drawn to them because we realized most of our day is spent in the browser — and it didn’t hurt that they were a fraction of the cost of a traditional laptop.

A few years into the Chromebook line we started  [Read More…]

Ubiquiti Amplifi Instant review

One of the biggest pain points of living in the Internet of Things era is that there are just so many things that connect to our networks. Phones, tablets, smart watches, smart lights, computers, televisions, laptops, speakers, and game consoles are routinely found in most modern homes.

Have you ever tried to connect all of your gadgets to a single wireless router? It sucks. Things are exponentially worse when you use the router that comes from your internet service provider.

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Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Power review

Motorola has long been a champion of mobile communications. From the first portable phone call, to 5G, Moto has led the way for nearly a century.  In recent years the company shifted to targeting the mid-range smartphone market. Others had overtaken Moto at the high-end and so Motorola began targeting solid budget phones such as the G-series. The newest editions, the Moto G7, has just hit stores.

There’s a kicker this year, though. Moto has a standard G7 like previous  [Read More…]

Spigen Liquid Crystal Air Galaxy S10 case review: Clear, thin, and cheap

Another clear case for the S10 that’s worth checking out.

If you follow Spigen, you’ll know that the company makes a phone case for just about every niche you can think of. That, combined with a great attention-to-detail for each case, has allowed Spigen to stand apart from a lot of its competitors.

Today, we’re checking out the Liquid Crystal Air —one of many clear cases that Spigen sells. It’s not the most rugged or durable clear  [Read More…]

Lifeproof LIFEACTÍV Power Pack 10 review

Writing about portable chargers isn’t always as easy as it seems. After a certain point they all tend to sound about the same. Capacities might differ and some may be a little more outwardly attractive, but they’re largely similar. In short, they’re little bricks or platters that we carry around for extra juice.

Imagine our pleasure when we had the chance to test out the LIFEACTÍV Power Pack 10 from Lifeproof. Yes, the same brand that provides waterproof, dirt proof,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: Potential and promise, not a product

You can’t deny the Fold’s technical achievements, but you’d also be hard-pressed to justify buying one.

We’ve been waiting for this day for years. Once an item of science fiction, we finally have our first taste of real, honest-to-goodness, foldable smartphones. With no separate screens or weird caveats; the Samsung Galaxy Fold has a single display that folds in half, and continues to work after hundreds of thousands of repetitions. It’s a technical achievement that took Samsung  [Read More…]