Tag Archive: Ultra


Google Play Movies can now display HDR content over Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra just got a color boost.

Did you wonder why you spent more on that Chromecast Ultra almost a year ago? It wasn’t just for the 4K resolution support but the promise of greater things to come.

Well, today, that greater thing is HDR support. According to Google, 4K content that is also encoded with HDR (high dynamic range) will automatically begin playing on TVs that support both standards — as long as you’re in the  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra now available in the US for $399

Introduced back at MWC 2017, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is now available for purchase in the US. Customers can grab it from Best Buy with a $ 399 price tag attached to it. The phone is available in Black, White, Gold or Pink and sold unlocked with GSM/LTE compatibility (will work on AT&T, T-Mobile networks, […]

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…]

Pick up a Chromecast Ultra for $10 off at select retailers right now

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a $ 10 discount on the Chromecast Ultra from various retailers!

If you’ve had your eyes on the Chromecast Ultra but have been waiting for it to drop in price a bit, you won’t want to miss out on this. Right now select retailers are offering $ 10 off the streaming media player, dropping the price down to just $ 59. With the Chromecast Ultra you can stream Netflix,  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: HTC U Ultra vs HTC U11

Last week HTC took the wraps off its second flagship for 2017, the U11. The phone comes only five months after the HTC U Ultra was announced, which has been received with lackluster interest by the Android community. Will the HTC U11 be able to do better? It might, as it does have some aces […]

Moto C Plus vs Nokia 3 (Ultra Budget Smartphone Showdown)

We’d all like a Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, but for some of us spending $ 600+ on a smartphone just isn’t an option. The good news is that today the smartphone market has something to offer for every customer, even on low budgets. The recently unveiled Moto C Plus and Nokia 3 are two […]

Review: LG’s Tone Ultra neckbuds are as good as it gets

LG is still the best neckbud company out there.

Love them or hate them, Bluetooth earbuds you wear around your neck aren’t going anywhere. They’re inexpensive enough to be purchased on an impulse, the battery will never not last you a full day, and the connection to your phone is usually pretty strong. LG has dominated this category for years now with its quality and price, and after a week with the LG Tone Ultra (HBS-820) it’s  [Read More…]

HTC U Ultra is now on sale for $599, HTC 10 down to $499

HTC is serving up exciting discounts in its Easter sale.

HTC is running a week-long Easter sale that sees the HTC U Ultra discounted to $ 599, a $ 150 price cut. HTC’s latest handset doesn’t quite manage to live up to expectations owing to the average camera and lack of a headphone jack, but at $ 600, it becomes a much more palatable option. The discount is valid on all three color options of the HTC U Ultra,  [Read More…]

Get the HTC U Ultra, HTC 10 and more with a discount until April 23

The HTC U Ultra was unveiled in the first weeks of January, but only a few months later was the device made available for purchase in the US. The phone hasn’t been a huge hit with customers so far and with the Samsung Galaxy S8 out and about, HTC is trying its best to attract […]

HTC U Ultra second opinion: U expect more

HTC’s first phablet in years is a perfectly fine phone that feels a little half-baked in places — and for $ 750… well, you expect more.

Five or six years ago, HTC was a titan of the smartphone world. But the past half-decade hasn’t been kind to the Taiwanese company. It’s lost money, market share and several high-profile designers and executives.

Nevertheless, HTC’s still here, and still making pretty good phones, both under its own brand name  [Read More…]