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OnePlus 5: Which model should you buy?

Do you require 64GB or 128GB of space? And is the extra RAM really that necessary?

OnePlus has certainly figured out its formula for selling smartphones: take a no-fuss design, shove in an all-day battery along with the latest processor, and keep the Android software tweaks at a minimum. The OnePlus 5 is a great depiction of that vision as it’s equipped with all the components that fit in with the company’s winning smartphone strategy.

This year,  [Read More…]

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap: Should you buy it?

What is this Deluxe Audio Strap all about, anyway?

The first of many accessories slated for the HTC Vive this year has shipped to those who pre-ordered, and it’s all about adding audio and structure to the Vive experience. It’s called the Deluxe Audio Strap, and HTC is asking $ 100 for this upgrade to what is already the most expensive — though also most feature complete — virtual reality kit you can buy today.

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OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3: Should you upgrade?

If you’ve been holding onto a OnePlus 3 for the past year, is now the time to upgrade?

After a barnstorming 2016, OnePlus is back with its most anticipated smartphone yet, the OnePlus 5. It’s slimmer, with improvements to build quality and battery life, and a new dual camera system. But if you’re rocking the year-old predecessor, the OnePlus 3 — or its upgraded cousin the 3T — is the new model worthy of a $ 479  [Read More…]

The One Card Any Serious Phone Nerd Should Carry

‘Always be prepared’ isn’t just for the Boy Scouts anymore.

Relying on your phone to do everything you need it to takes some forethought. If you’re downloading a lot of apps, creating documents, or storing data on your phone, you’ve probably invested in multiple microSD cards to expand your storage. If you travel frequently, for work or pleasure, you may have multiple SIM cards to use in different parts of the world. All these small components are  [Read More…]

HTC U11 vs Google Pixel XL: Which should you buy?

Google still demands top dollar for its aging Pixel XL. So should you consider the latest phone from Pixel-maker HTC instead?

They’re both made by HTC, pack similar display sizes, high performance and phenomenal cameras. But there’s a big price difference between the Google Pixel XL ($ 769), and HTC U11 ($ 649) — and you’ll also be getting a significantly different software experience. So which should you buy? Let’s take a look at some of the  [Read More…]

Moto E4 vs. E4 Plus vs. G5 vs. G5 Plus: Which should you buy?

Motorola’s budget lineup is getting increasingly crowded.

Lenovo is known for rolling out several phones at the same price point, with minor differences between them to justify their existence. With the Chinese company now hedging its bets on Motorola, it was inevitable that we would see a bevy of new phones under the Moto banner.

Motorola launched the Moto G5 and G5 Plus back at Mobile World Congress, and over the course of the last month, we’ve  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield vs. Shield Pro: Which should I buy?

We know NVIDIA Shield rocks a solid Android TV experience, but the Shield Pro might just be the better buy for some.

The NVIDIA Shield TV does just about everything from streaming 4K movies and TV shows to playing high-end Android games with the included Shield Controller. But when NVIDIA refreshed the line at the start of the year, it kept around the Shield “Pro” model as well — and in this case, it hasn’t been physically  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Roku Ultra: Which 4K streaming box should you buy?

In the arena of 4K streamers, which one deserves your money?

While TV channels still mostly live in the world of 1080p, online streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have moved forwards into the world of 4K video. At four times the resolution of 1080p video, 4K requires not only a new, compatible TV but a decent internet connection to be able to stream it.

You also need something to get that 4K media onto  [Read More…]

What color HTC U11 should you buy: Black, blue, silver, white or red?

You want the phone … now you just have to pick a color.

The HTC U11‘s big design feature is its pristine curved glass back, which has a unique color infusing process to bake the colors into the glass rather than layering on top or underneath. It’s a look that you can’t get from any other glass-backed phone, and it means you may be taking extra care in choosing which color HTC U11 you want to buy.

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Samsung’s vision for the smart home is that it should be easy to set up

Samsung’s Connect Home isn’t out yet, but you might want to consider stocking up on companion SmartThings when it’s on sale.

The idea of the smart home isn’t anything new. Technology companies have been attempting to sell us on the idea for quite a few years, though it’s only recently that the idea of a souped-up home has become the norm. And even though the idea of converting your house into something less dumb can seem cost-prohibitive,  [Read More…]