Tag Archive: Review


Nest Thermostat E review: The perfect downgrade

The Nest Thermostat E is one of the best entry-level thermostats you can buy, and it can save you real money.

The biggest compliment I can give to the $ 169 Nest Thermostat E is that no one noticed it.

I’ve had a third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat in my entrance way for years, conspicuously placed so that everyone who walks into my living room inadvertently wakes up its bright LCD screen as they saunter past. The round  [Read More…]

KeySmart Pro review: Tile tracking on a great key organizer is invaluable

If you lose your keys — or if you even think you might lose your keys — then this is a no-brainer.

I can’t say that I’ve ever really lost my keys. I tend to put them in the same place every time I return home. And I keep them in the same spot in my bag when I travel.

Keys, they say, are pretty important.

Having written that, I now fully expect to lose my keys in  [Read More…]

MGCool Explorer Pro review

A decent device to get started into the world of action cameras, but it is not without faults. But, for less than $ 50 it’s hard to beat.

Blue Satellite review: Sweet sound, bad basics

The Blue Satellite Headphones don’t just stand out thanks to their striking looks. With an onboard analog amplifier, dual drivers per earcup and one of the most well-known brand names in audio, the Blue Satellite should have been a shoe-in for first place in my ever rotating selection of bluetooth headphones.

But after a month of using them in the real world, I can’t bring myself to like them nearly as much as Daniel Bader did when he reviewed  [Read More…]

Blitzwolf BW-BS3 Selfie Stick review

For only $ 15-$ 20 there’s a lot more at play here than you might expect. The removable shutter button, tripod functionality, and the overall build quality make this one worth every penny.

Fender Newport: The king of guitars arrives into the Bluetooth speaker scene (Review)

I shouldn’t even introduce a brand like Fender. They are so famous and renowned throughout the world that there’s nothing I could say that you didn’t know already… Except for one thing: they are now making Bluetooth speakers. It’s like a match made in heaven: a brand that has dedicated its entire life to creating […]

Defense Zone 3 HD: What’s not to love about this game? (Review)

When was the last time you played a tower defense game? Probably some of you have done it recently, but the truth is that this enjoyable and thorough kind of game has taken a seat back in favor of endless games in recent years. There is a huge fanbase around the genre, though, and it […]

Video: LG V30 initial review

LG has frequently struggled to compete against local rival Samsung. Even the genuinely good LG G6, released earlier this year, struggled to move the needle when pitted against the Galaxy S8.

But now there’s the LG V30, a new flagship phone for late 2017 that serves as a successor to last year’s (very different) LG V20. But you’ll find no removable battery, chunky bezels or bulky metal unibody here. In fact, the V20 is as much a successor to  [Read More…]

LG V30 initial review: The no BS flagship

The quick take

LG’s new flagship is as much a successor to the G6 as any other handset, nailing the smartphone fundamentals and delivering speedy performance in an attractive chassis. Once again, LG’s unique dual-camera setup provides excellent low-light performance and its best wide-angle shooter yet. And best of all, there’s no additional BS — the headphone jack is alive and well, and better than ever with a Quad DAC. The fingerprint scanner is present, and easy to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review: Come for the ruggedness, stay for the battery

Samsung’s ‘Active’ line continues to carve out its own little niche for fans of high-end rugged phones.

The quick take

Don’t think of the Galaxy S8 Active as a legitimate improvement over the standard GS8 — because it isn’t. Think of this as the best rugged phone choice for those who want something really tough but don’t want to compromise on performance, display, camera or other features. Yes, it has a massive improvement in battery life, but  [Read More…]