Tag Archive: Review


Koss Porta Pro Wireless headphones review: The retro re-do that mostly works

They’re retro, but that doesn’t make them outdated.

I’ve been wearing the Koss Porta Pros since I was 14. They were the first pair of “audiophile” headphones I could afford after starting to research how to get better sound out of my summer-job paycheck.

Everyone agreed, even way back in 1999, that the Porta Pro headphones were an anomaly, a confluence of retro design and excellent engineering.

Koss Porta Pro Wireless

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Honor 7S review: good looking, but so very slow

We’ve noticed an interesting trend in smartphones over the last few years. The gap between the best and the worst has gotten increasingly smaller. So in today’s market, the advantages of a more expensive phone are less distinct than ever.

So even if you appreciate high-end builds and having the latest features, you’d be advised to think twice before spending an arm and a leg on the latest and greatest.

Should you mind the new wave of budget handsets?

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Spigen Thin Fit case for Pixel 2 XL review: Basic protection with some flaws

If you want a basic but thin case for your Pixel 2 XL, check out this case from Spigen.

Spigen is known for making plenty of phone accessories, from Style Rings to screen protectors and even headphones. But Spigen is most famous for offering a variety of cases for nearly every phone out there, from ultra rugged cases down to the simpler Thin Fit series. There are lots of great cases for the Pixel 2 XL, but  [Read More…]

Honor 7s review: Looks great, performs terribly

This latest budget phone from Honor looks great but has some very rough edges.

If the Honor 7s slipped you by unnoticed, it’s easily done. Launched in China under a different name, it’s a new budget phone that is available in select global markets across Africa, Asia, Europe, South and Central America. The closest it gets to a U.S. release is Mexico, likewise, it’s not currently available in Western Europe.

But Honor does some great work in  [Read More…]

Suzy Cube review: An Android platformer that beats Mario at his own game

The best $ 4 you’ll ever spend in the Play Store.

Suzy Cube is a brilliant new 3D platformer developed by indie game studio NorthernBytes Software and published by Noodlecake Studios. It’s a charming premium title that manages to cram all the fun and charm of a Nintendo-style platformer onto your phone with little to no compromise. Goodbye Mario, hello Suzy Cube!

Download: Suzy Cube ($ 3.99)

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Feedly review: Does it still hold up in the crowded news reader category?

You may not be old enough to have experienced Google Reader, but the beloved RSS feed reader was the perfect solution for ingesting news without all the noise. Just a bare-bones list of headlines curated by you, the reader.

What could be more useful material than subjects and items that you specify? It made the morning ritual a truly blissful habit.

But, seemingly just when you had the perfect amount of sources carefully categorized, Google announced it was discontinuing the  [Read More…]

Ringke Fusion Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Latch onto this grippy clear case

Ringke lets you show off every inch of the Galaxy S9+’s graceful figure with a case that’s clear as glass.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a phone that has been refined and resculpted to glassy brilliance, and while we want to keep that fine mirror-finish from scratching or shattering, hiding it away inside a vault of an Otterbox seems like a waste, no matter how vibrant or stylish the case might seem.

There are plenty of clear  [Read More…]

Nokia 3.1 review: A great small budget phone with performance problems

Nokia nails the core hardware and features, but comes up short in specs and performance.

We often talk about “cheap” Android phones in reference to devices like the Moto G6, which typically cost about $ 225. But many people don’t even want to break the $ 200 barrier when they’re looking for a phone, whether it’s because they just broke their flagship device and don’t want to spend $ 800 again, or they simply don’t want to  [Read More…]

Spigen Neo Hybrid Herringbone case for Pixel 2 XL review: Blue beauty

If you want a lot of protection and a lot of style for your Pixel 2 XL, check out this case from Spigen.

Spigen has made its name on phone cases and other accessories, offering plenty of different styles and color options to make your phone look its best.

Spigen’s cases are among the best you can get for the Pixel 2 XL, and one of the classiest is Spigen’s Neo Hybrid Herringbone case.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube Video Review

You’ve read the review — now watch the video!

If there’s one thing we learned during Amazon Prime Day 2018, it’s that folks care a lot about Amazon Fire TV. And, specifically, the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

You’ve already read our full Fire TV Cube review at CordCutters.com, right? Good. (And if not, what are you waiting for?) Now it’s time for some video.

The short version? The Amazon Fire TV Cube is a great little way to combine  [Read More…]