Tag Archive: Solid


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

HTC Bolt hands-on preview: A solid phone that struggles to move the needle

The Bolt is a fine phone, but it isn’t going to move the needle for HTC or Sprint.

HTC has had a rough couple of years in terms of smartphone releases. Though it has put out a few compelling products, its high-end phones seem to come up just short while its mid-range phones are often too expensive for what they offer. Now with a partnership that tapped it to build the Pixel phones for Google, HTC  [Read More…]

ARCHEER VR Headset for smartphones up to 6.5″: A solid alternative to Google Cardboard (review)

Oculus, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Sony and Google have all made a huge push into the virtual reality space. They’re all predicting realistic visualizations and sounds in a headset are going to be the next wave of media that is going to take over the world. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are supposedly great headsets,