Tag Archive: Review


Sbode Portable Bluetooth Speaker review: Open up a can of music anywhere

This not-quite-pocket-sized speaker packs quite a lot into its rotund, rubberized housing.

Bluetooth speakers are just about everywhere these days — and good thing, too, seeing as headphone jacks and aux cables seem to be fading away with each new generation of flagships — but outside of the traditional almost always-overpriced name brands, it can be hard for good speakers to stand out from the pack. This is especially true for Bluetooth speakers that are portable and  [Read More…]

Livall BH60 Helmet Review: Smarts for my brain bucket

I didn’t know I needed a smart bike helmet, but now I won’t ride without it.

I’m a relatively new cyclist, averaging 100 miles per week, and just starting to figure out how I want to equip my bike for longer rides. In my area, riding more than 40 miles in a day means I’m going to spend some time on open roads. I don’t know if you know this, but people in cars aren’t always super  [Read More…]

Blu Vivo XL3 review: Budget friendly affair for the GSM crowd

In what’s become a regular occurrence, Blu is back with another smartphone. Just in the first few months of 2018 we’ve seen the unlocked phone maker introduce devices that range from entry level (R2 Plus) to high end (Vivo X). Recently, the company debuted the Vivo XL3, its first model to run Android 8.0 Oreo.

Priced $ 189.99, it boasts an impressive set of specifications and is a modest improvement over its predecessor. Like all of its Blu brethren the  [Read More…]

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for Pixel 2 Review: The case I’ll be recommending to everyone

If you have a Pixel 2 and $ 15, you need to buy this case.

Unlike some Android phones, accessory support for Pixel devices is incredibly strong. Along with a lot of great options that are sold directly from Google, there’s also a host of third-party brands that have shown continued support for the Pixel line.

Spigen is one of those brands, and if you’ve got last year’s Pixel 2, its Neo Hybrid case has proven to  [Read More…]

Edifier S880DB speakers review: Taking your music to a whole ‘nother level

Big sound, small package, right price. Edifier gets it all right with its S880DB speakers.

Choosing the right set of speakers for your desk or living room can be fun but tough all at once. There are so many different choices in all price ranges and most of the time you can’t just borrow a set to try them out. Ideally, you want options so you can use them with a small receiver or through your computer,  [Read More…]

Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: A big name for a thin case with lots of luster

Spigen’s glitter case has style, shine, and soft color that plays well with phone grips and Samsung’s subtle details.

Spigen is known for cases that can deliver at every price point and level of protection, but unlike brands like Otterbox or UAG, Spigen is known for bodyguarding our phones without brutish bulk. While some of us may want to lock our beautiful Samsung Galaxy S9+ inside Fort Knox and forsake any semblance of thin, grace, Spigen knows  [Read More…]

Bose SoundSport Free review: Breaking the chains

Bose’s first attempt at truly wireless earbuds is a success.

Truly wireless earbuds are still in their infancy, but we’re already starting to see exciting products in this category. Bose made its foray in this segment last year with the $ 249 SoundSport Free. The earbuds sound fantastic, offer a five-hour battery life, and provide a secure fit that makes them a great option during workouts.

Bose has since slashed the price by $ 50, and the  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ review: They fixed the buttons! [Updated]

With the digital buttons fixed in software, it’s time to reconsider HTC’s 2018 flagship.

When we first reviewed HTC’s latest handset, its digital buttons were kind of a mess. But with a software fix now rolling out, the U12+ is well worth a second look.

HTC U12+

Price: $ 799

Bottom line: HTC’s new high-end offering is speedy, with impressive glass-backed designs and very  [Read More…]

Spigen Style Ring POP review: The new gold standard in phone grips

Spigen’s new phone grip solves every problem we had with the original and looks so good doing it.

It’s no secret that phone grips are a smartphone accessory worth having. They help you keep ahold of your precious, pricey Android phone — and help you avoid straining the muscles and tendons in your priceless hands — so don’t leave home without one!

Every phone grip on the market today seems to have a trade-off of some sort  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review, 11 months on: Big, powerful, and due for a refresh

This phone doesn’t need anything more than a few minor tweaks to be amazing.

Perhaps it’s all of the similarities between Note and Galaxy S releases nowadays, but it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been 11 months since I published our Galaxy Note 8 review. But now, as we approach the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, here I am using a nearly year-old Note 8.

Before we’re all wrapped up in the hype of its successor,  [Read More…]