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Awair 2nd Edition review: Number 2, but in a good way

Air quality readings so detailed that they just may scare you into holding your breath — or doing something about it.

I checked out the Awair Glow a while back and loved its double duty as air quality monitor and smart plug. I was then asked more recently to review the Awair 2nd Edition — it’s the second iteration of the main Awair air quality monitor, and I figured I better give the bigger, better device a  [Read More…]

Anker Soundcore Flare+ Review: 360-degree sound and LED lights

For some people, me included, music is an essential part of life.  My days are synced to my personal soundtrack and music affects my productivity and mood. At any time, I have a dozen or so headphones, earbuds, and speakers around.

But, I’m no audiophile. I just don’t have that level of sensitivity when it comes to listening to music. I sure wish I did because I’d love to enjoy it even more, but I’m just not built like that. A  [Read More…]

Monet review: All-in-one wallet, kickstand, and phone grip

As much as we like our phones and their large displays, they’re not exactly easy to wield. Sure, they’re thin and light, but they can still be a challenge to use with one hand.

Here, try this — open your phone with one hand and see how long you can go before touching it with a second hand. That didn’t take long, did it? Swiping is not an issue, but opening multiple apps, tapping various places on the screen, and  [Read More…]

Motorola Moto G6 review

It’s Motorola season in the world of smartphones. As of the time we’re putting together this review there are multiple devices sprinkling out into various pockets of the world. Moreover, there’s another model just emerging from behind the curtain in the form of the Z3. Today, though, we’re talking about the Moto G6.

We’re huge fans of Motorola, and always appreciate when it delivers a new phone. For starters, we love the way it leaves Android almost completely untouched. Additionally,  [Read More…]

Sony S50G review: A Google Assistant speaker with Homepod looks

More and more Google Assistant smart speakers are coming out each year. As the number grows so do your choices. While they all essentially do the same thing, each speaker tries to find a way to stand out amongst the crowd. Keep reading below to find out the many ways the S50G loaned to us by Sony finds a way to separate itself from the flock.

Design

First and foremost you can’t overlook the design of the Sony S50G, mostly  [Read More…]

Amazfit Bip review: A $79 smartwatch that does it all

Look no further if you’re in the market for an affordable smartwatch.

The smartwatch segment is in continual decline, and although Qualcomm announced the Wear 3100 platform, we haven’t seen mainstream brands like Motorola or LG launch devices powered by the chipset yet. Wear OS in general is looking more and more like it is about to fade away into irrelevance, but it’s not the only option available if you’re in the market for a wearable.

Fitbit  [Read More…]

Tired of getting screwed by airlines? Score great deals on tickets with Hopper (Review)

Let’s face it, buying a plane ticket is a terrible experience. The price that you get today in your searches is not the same as the one you will see tomorrow. You never know if you are getting a good deal or if waiting would be better for your wallet. What if waiting backfires and you end up paying more than you should?

While the absurd state of plane ticketing is a topic for another article, it is time to  [Read More…]

Deebot 901 review: Cleaning your house just got smarter and easier

A few weeks ago I adopted the Ecovacs Deebot 901 when it arrived on my doorstep. I lovingly named it Suckatron and quickly realized it would become an essential member of the household. Before we go any further, I do want to mention the Deebot 901 was provided to us by Ecovacs but these are my unbiased opinions about it.

However, I have to admit between the performance, the app, and support for Alexa and Google Assistant I love this  [Read More…]

Alpine Halo9 review: Android Auto and CarPlay are big and brilliant

The Alpine iLX-F309 Halo9 has a floating 9-inch display but only needs a single-DIN space in your dash. It’s about $ 899 at Amazon.

This may well be the best way for just about anyone to get Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

If you want to experience Android Auto — that is, if you want to experience Android Auto the right way — you’re going to need to do it on a touchscreen. Sure, you can get  [Read More…]

Whitestone Dome Glass Galaxy Note 9 case review: Corner save

Protecting the aesthetic and design simultaneously.

The Galaxy Note 9 is beastly: at nearly 6.4 inches tall and just over 7 ounces, when it falls it goes down hard. Anyone with a shattered glass back or front can attest to that. Whitestone’s Dome Glass clear case is just $ 10 but it does everything a good case should do: maintains the phone’s beauty while protecting as much of the device as possible.

A clear winner Whitestone Dome  [Read More…]