Tag Archive: Should


What should you use now that Inbox is being laid to rest?

In the brink of my beloved Inbox being taken away by Google, and Newton dying, with Astro on its way out too, it’s time to find a great email app for Android. If you’re unfamiliar about why I would even do this, it’s the same as finding another home launcher. Different features, different looks, different possibilities. One of the only criteria I had for finding an app is the ability to use on different platforms (Android, iOS, macOS, etc.). While  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Google Pixel Stand?

Best answer: The Pixel Stand is a great wireless charging stand that works great with your new Pixel 3, but it’s expensive. Unless you need the Ambient Mode and Google Assistant features, you may be better off buying a reliable fast wireless charger from Samsung or a similar brand.

Google: Google Pixel Stand ($ 79) Amazon: Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 ($ 42) Why the Pixel Stand is better than a typical Qi charger

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Sony WH1000XM3 vs. Sony MDR-1000X: Should you upgrade?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We love audio just as much as we love phones, and we test out as many headphones as we can to find the best options for you.

Sony WH1000XM3

ANC at its best

$ 348 at Amazon

Pros Unrivaled noise canceling Intuitive gesture controls USB-C charging Google Assistant-compatible Cons Bulkier than Bose QC35 Assistant replaces Ambient Sound onboard control

The WH1000XM3 puts  [Read More…]

Nest Secure vs. Vivint home security: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We work from home and need to keep our belongings, both personal and work-related safe. We care about home security because we have to care about it.

Nest Secure

DIY and advanced

$ 399 at Best Buy

Pros No-tool installation. Tight Nest and Google Assistant integration. Modular. Nest Secure is optional. “Off-the-shelf” components. Cons Initial expense. Basic package is bare-bones.

The Nest  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 vs. Google Pixel: Should you upgrade?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. With years of experience testing hundreds of Android phones, we’re here to help you make an informed decision when considering an upgrade.

Google Pixel 3

The perfect upgrade

$ 799 at Google Store

Pros Compact form factor Fantastic cameras Excellent OLED display Stereo speakers Wireless charging Cons No headphone jack

If you’re still using the first-gen Pixel, the Pixel 3 is the  [Read More…]

Amazon Smart Plug review: Everything should be so easy

Amazon’s smart plug brings a new meaning to the term “plug and play.”

I’ve been using the Amazon Smart Plug for a few days, and I’m convinced it’s the best hardware product Amazon has ever made.

I’m no stranger to smart plugs. I have an assortment of them in my house, ranging from hard-wired old-school Wemo and Insteon plugs to inexpensive iHome socket adapters to “green” models like Edimax’s offerings. They’re a great way to transform any  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Android phones, and use nearly every one to find the best phones for everyone.

Google Pixel 3 XL

Pure Google

$ 899 at Best Buy

Pros Large, high-quality screen Great camera Dual selfie cameras Wireless charging Guaranteed software updates Cons No headphone jack Display notch

Google refreshed its hardware and jumped to a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 display. It’s not  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade? Google Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2

Google has finally pulled the wraps off its latest flagship effort, the Pixel 3 series during an event in New York. But just how different are the new models compared to the old ones?

At a glance, it doesn’t appear that many things have changed, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. So in this article, we take a look at what sets the new Pixel 3 family apart from the Pixel 2 and try to answer the  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade from the Pixel 2 XL to the Pixel 3 XL?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Android phones, and use nearly every one to find the best phones for everyone.

Google Pixel 3 XL

Latest and greatest

$ 899 at Best Buy

Pros Large, high-quality screen. Great camera. Dual selfie cameras. Wireless charging. Cons No headphone jack. Large display notch.

Google refreshed its hardware and jumped to a 6.3-inch, 18.5:9 display — but it’s  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. iPhone XS Max: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Android phones, and use nearly every one of them. We also use iPhones — so we can offer you the best buying advice possible.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Our pick

$ 980 at Amazon

Pros Big, beautiful screen. Samsung’s software is nicely optimized for both two- and one-handed use. Great dual camera. Awesome battery life. S Pen improvements are  [Read More…]