Tag Archive: Solid


Spigen Rugged Armor Case for OnePlus 6 review: Solid protection on the cheap

This is one of the best ways to protect your OnePlus while staying on a budget.

The OnePlus 6 is OnePlus’s best-looking phone to-date, but those good looks do come at a cost. While the use of glass does make it more eye-catching compared to its predecessors, it also results in the phone being slippery and more prone to scratches and cracks.

OnePlus has some excellent first-party cases to choose from, but with prices ranging from $  [Read More…]

Lenovo Mirage Camera review: Simple, solid VR photography

Google is giving everyone the tools they need to make this great.

Capturing photos and videos for VR is a lot of work. It’s a common misconception that all you need is one of the nice 360-degree cameras that are available today, but those cameras aren’t actually great for viewing in VR. While you can turn your head and see the whole world from a unique perspective, you’re still only seeing a 2D image in  [Read More…]

Grab the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB solid state drive for just $85

You can’t go wrong with the 850 EVO.

The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB internal solid state drive is down to $ 84.99. That’s $ 5 above its lowest price ever.

You can upgrade to the 500GB version for $ 140. It has been that low for a few weeks now, but it’s still one of the best prices ever and solid value.

The 850 EVO is well-reviewed with a lot of positive results. Windows Central called it  [Read More…]

Veer VR offers a solid new way to edit 360-degree videos

Editing your 360-degree videos is a breeze with VeeR VR Editor!

After you’ve gotten some excellent 360-degree videos, what you want is to share them with friends and family. If you want to make them look even better before anyone else gets eyes on them, then you’re going to want to look at a good video editing app. VeeR VR Editor was built to give you control over exactly how your videos look from within a headset.  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Solid, opinionated and lovably flawed

We’ve seen it all before, yet our interest is still piqued.

The quick take

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 once again offers lustworthy design and hardware quality that focuses on style rather than ergonomics and screen-to-body ratios, and it absolutely works. With top-tier specs, the Android 8.0 software absolutely screams — and despite having a small battery, longevity is excellent. But for a $ 699 phone, the XZ1’s 1080p screen is just average, and its camera still doesn’t match  [Read More…]

Essential Phone 360 camera impressions: Solid accessory in need of some polish

It’s a relatively niche space, but Essential is innovating a bit.

The Essential Phone‘s first proper accessory attachment, its 360-degree camera, is finally slowly shipping to early buyers and is available to add to new Essential Phone orders. At $ 199, the 360-degree camera isn’t exactly an impulse purchase and is in the same price range as other 360-degree offerings, like the Samsung Gear 360.

But just look at it: it’s so small, and it’s an interesting  [Read More…]

Metal Gear Solid 2 HD comes to Nvidia Shield TV

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was one of the best games to come out on the PlayStation 2, and it’s one of my favorite games ever. There have been a few re-releases and remasters, but now the critically acclaimed game has made its way to the Nvidia Shield TV Android set top box/game […]

The HTC U11 is the most solid phone of 2017 so far

Dismiss the HTC U11 at your peril this year. Here’s why.

Samsung had yet another juggernaut quarter, selling millions of Galaxy S8s and outselling every other Android manufacturer many times over. For all intents and purposes, the high-end market is a duopoly between the Galaxy and the iPhone, and no effusive story (like this) is going to change consumer behavior.

That fact is perhaps best exemplified by LG’s disappointing second quarter, which found the Korean company admitting  [Read More…]

UrbanEars Plattan ADV Wireless – Solid headphones for active people

Let me get this out of the way in advance – UrbanEars’ Plattan ADV headphones are not a premium Bluetooth headset. The sound quality is decent – not amazing – the build on them is sturdy and comfortable – but still largely plastic and nylon – and the headphones have interesting – if not mind-blowing […]

Oodles: A solid e-book reader, if you can ignore its looks (review)

It’s amusing to know that, even with the rise of e-books, tablets, and Amazon’s Kindle services and devices, recent studies show that Americans are reading less than in previous years. The media probably blames millennials, as they always do, but what are you going to do? I figure people can’t stop scrolling through their Facebook timelines