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Should you buy the Amazfit GTR or Amazift Verge?

Sporty tech Amazfit Verge

$ 160 at Amazon

Pros 12 sport modes Microphone and speaker Onboard GPS Amazon Alexa built-in Fitness-friendly design Cons Lacks 5 ATM rating Shorter battery life

Those who are seeking more of a fitness smartwatch will be in good hands with the Amazfit Verge. In addition to heart-rate monitoring, activity and sleep tracking, and GPS, you’ll also have other features, like music storage, Wi-Fi, and Amazon Alexa built-in.

Modern classic Amazfit  [Read More…]

Stick up toss up? Which Ring Stick Up Cam should you buy?

Did you know that Ring makes four versions of its popular Stick Up Cam? We’re comparing the Plug-in version to the Elite variant to help you decide the best option for your home.

Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-in

Versatile viewer

$ 100 at Amazon (Plug-in)

Pros Continuous power source Can be used indoor/outdoor Also available in battery variant Cons No back-up if the power goes out Requires more care for installation

This versatile plug-in  [Read More…]

Should you buy a 5G phone in 2019?

Best answer: 5G is amazing technology, but it’s not yet worth going out of your way to get it. The networks are small and inconsistent, and you have to choose a phone specifically to get 5G. They’re expensive, and aren’t the best phones available today.

Verizon’s top 5G phone: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ($ 1300 at Verizon) 5G for less on Sprint: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G ($ 840 at Sprint) 5G speeds are amazing, but coverage is  [Read More…]

Which Amazon Fire Tablet should you get?

When the original Kindle Fire was released way back in 2011, many thought Amazon was onto something with a low-cost, easy-to-use tablet experience. You know what? They were right! Today there are no fewer than six Fire tablet devices on offer from Amazon, if you count the Kids Editions. Out of them all, we think the Fire HD 8 hits that sweet spot of price, performance, and portability.

Best Overall: Fire HD 8 Tablet

The Fire  [Read More…]

Raspberry Pi 4 vs. Vero 4K+: Which should you buy?

Raspberry Pi 4

Fan favorite

$ 58 at Amazon

Pros Wide range of accessories Great developer support Readily available Cons 4K stream profiles not yet supported by the operating system Needs a micro HDMI cable or adapter

The Raspberry Pi is a favorite for folks building their own streaming box because it works well and the price is right. Version 4 comes with much-improved hardware, but it’s also new and software like LibrElec doesn’t yet  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7T vs. Galaxy S10: Which should you buy?

Samsung sets the standard for flagship smartphones, but OnePlus offers competitive devices at incredible prices. The OnePlus 7T and Galaxy S10 offer a really interesting comparison.

Great value OnePlus 7T

$ 600 at OnePlus

Pros High-end specs for less Great battery life Solid triple camera Great 90Hz display Consistently fast software Cons Weak front-facing camera Larger and heavier No water resistance rating

The OnePlus 7T meets the competition for hundreds of dollars less. Yes, it’s  [Read More…]

All-new Fire TV Cube vs. NVIDIA Shield: Which should you buy?

Reigning Android TV Champ NVIDIA Shield TV

$ 179 at Amazon

Pros Best support for Google apps and services Works with Alexa voice controls Capable gaming console Expandable storage Support for 4K and HDR content Cons No support for Dolby Vision Doesn’t ship with an HDMI cable Gaming accessories are extra

The NVIDIA Shield TV continues to be the best streaming box running on Android TV. NVIDIA has also done a great job with software updates  [Read More…]

They’re similar, so should you get the OnePlus 7T or the 7 Pro?

OnePlus 7T

Awesome value

$ 599 at OnePlus

Pros 90Hz flat display Updated 30W fast charging Latest internal hardware Stereo sound Android 10 out of the box Cons Cutout No IP rating No wireless charging

The OnePlus 7T is nearly identical to the 7 Pro in terms of features. You get the same 90Hz refresh rate, but this time the screen resolution is FHD+, and the panel itself is flat. There’s a Snapdragon 855+ powering the  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Wi-Fi 6 router in 2019?

Best answer: Yes, if you have an older router you should consider getting one, especially since they’ve started to come down in price. If you already have a fast 802.11AC router it won’t be worth it, however.

Entry level Wi-Fi 6 networking: Netgear Nighthawk AX4 ($ 194 at Amazon) Wi-Fi 6 in a mesh: Netgear Orbi RBK852 ($ 700 at Amazon) Are the routers ready?

If it’s time for you to buy a new router or you  [Read More…]

Fossil has a wide variety of smartwatches, but which should you pick?

If you’re in the market for a new Wear OS smartwatch and happen to like classically styled watches, then the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is going to be for you. Fossil is one of the few Wear OS watchmakers out there that continues to produce not only good looking but also top of the line specced devices out there. The Carlyle has a classic look that can work for almost any occasion with swappable bands, snappy performance, and  [Read More…]