Tag Archive: Takes


Mobile gaming takes a step forward with SteelSeries’ $29 Stratus controller

Level up with this wireless controller for Android and Windows PC.

One of the best wireless controllers for Android devices, SteelSeries’ Stratus XL, is now on sale for its lowest price yet at Amazon — $ 28.95. It’s regularly found selling for nearly $ 15 more on average.

This full-sized wireless gaming controller utilizes Bluetooth to connect to Android devices, but it’s also compatible with Windows 7 and up, along with Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and  [Read More…]

The week of endless notch takes no one cares about

It might shock you to read this, but our collective thoughts on notches hasn’t really moved the needle.

There’s been a lot of chatter about notches this week, which lives in a month and a year full of takes on display cut-outs. The people who aren’t a fan of this display trend are plenty vocal, and as we’ve seen with the Pixel 3 XL leaks the size of the notch is directly related to just how vocal  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: HTC U12+ quick takes

48 hours with HTC’s new flagship phone.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the states observing today.

I’ve spent the past couple of days getting to know HTC’s next big thing, the U12+, and this is a good enough place as any to offer some initial takes of varying temperature.

I’m planning on using the U12+ as my daily driver for at least the next few weeks, through the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and other travel thereafter. After  [Read More…]

Oukitel WP5000 takes on daily life challenges in newest video (Promoted)

You can grab the new Oukitel WP5000 tri-proof smartphone at a promotional price until April 24. If you hurry up, you’ll be able to get a 10% off discount.

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OUKITEL’s rugged WP5000 takes icy and steaming baths, keeps on ticking. (Promoted)

If you’re a long-time smartphone owner, you’ve probably suffered a screen break or water damage. And while we’re seeing more flagships these days launch with water resistance and damage resistant screens, most aren’t as rugged as life demands.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Mi A1: MIUI takes on Android One

The Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A1 are wildly different in what they bring to the table, but they’re both great at offering incredible value for money.

Xiaomi surged up the ranks in India last year on the back of a flurry of launches in the budget segment. The first in that wave of devices was the Mi A1, which is unlike any other Xiaomi device previously released. Instead of the standard MIUI, Xiaomi teamed up  [Read More…]

Amazon AR View takes the hassle out of shopping for your home

Google’s ARCore powers the experience.

On February 23, Google officially released ARCore to the masses so more people than ever can experience high quality augmented reality on their phone. Shortly after this launch, Amazon’s begun rolling out a new AR View feature to its Android app.

To get started with AR View, just open the Amazon app, tap on the camera icon, swipe up, and select the icon labeled as “AR View.” Once you do this, you’ll be  [Read More…]

Google takes ARCore mainstream, brings Google Lens to hundreds more phones

Great news for those who live in an augmented reality.

Since its debut at 2017’s Google I/O conference, Google Lens has been impressing users with its ability to parse actionable and useful information from existing photos on the company’s own Pixel phones. It rolled out in October within the Photos app, and then expanded to Google Assistant in November.

At the same time, Google has been touting its augmented reality platform, ARCore, as a simplified and more  [Read More…]

Google Now is being left to wither and die as Google Assistant takes the focus

One of Google’s standout features has been left to die, and that’s sad to see.

Google Now used to be really useful. It used to be so good that I only used Google Now Launcher on every phone because I needed to have Google Now just a swipe away on my home screen. Any other launcher felt like it was keeping me disconnected from information that I relied on every day.

As we turned the calendar over  [Read More…]

Deal: HTC promo takes $100 off U11, $300 off U Ultra

Between October 2 and 8, HTC is slashing prices across the board on all of its top smartphones, including the U11, U Ultra, and Bolt.

We’ve got a couple months to go before the holiday season truly goes into full force, but that doesn’t mean you can’t score some sweet deals leading up to the biggest shopping season of the year. HTC just announced its Green Is Good promotion that starts next week, and there are some fairly solid  [Read More…]