Tag Archive: Worth


Nreal Light is the first set of Mixed Reality glasses actually worth buying

Finally, Mixed Reality is starting to get good enough for people to enjoy at home.

I was a Day One adopter of Google Glass, complete with the four-hour bus ride to NYC for a custom fitting and all of the awkwardness which followed. I immediately saw a future where computing would happen in front of my eyes, instead of down on a screen. I have continued to be incredibly excited by that future. Google lacked the ability  [Read More…]

Listen up — Amazon Music is worth considering

If you haven’t taken a look at Amazon Music, you’re missing out!

Everybody knows about (or already subscribes to) Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, or one of a dozen other streaming music services, but I find that people often forget about or overlook one of the biggest players out there — Amazon! Amazon has been in the online music business for a long time, from selling MP3s to delivering streaming content. I remember paying .69 cents for  [Read More…]

Totallee Wireless Car Charger review: Totally worth it

The case maker’s first car accessory really impresses.

I was introduced to Totallee for the very first time in the summer of 2018 when I reviewed the company’s Ultra-Thin Case for the Pixel 2. As someone that’s never been a huge case fan, I immediately fell in love. You can tell the Totallee creates its products with a lot of care and passion, and as such, the Ultra-Thin Case has become one of my new go-to’s for  [Read More…]

See how Google is making Maps worth using if you’re a wheelchair user

Not everything Google touches is evil.

What you need to know Sasha Blair-Goldensohn on the Google Maps team is working to make the app more helpful for disabled people. Over 50,000,000 places in Google Maps now have accessibility information. The Local Guides community plays a big role in providing Google with this data.

Sometimes, with all the fuss about the things Google does poorly, we forget that it’s filled with people who want to make the world  [Read More…]

Cyber Monday: These Best Buy phone deals are definitely worth a look

It goes without saying, but this is the best time of year to buy a new phone. It’s often these last few weeks of the year where carriers and retailers pull out all the stops, offering up discounts and incentives.

If you’re looking to switch service providers or simply hoping to upgrade your phone, there are more than enough offers to go around. That goes for those with a carrier and unlocked, too.

Here, we highlight some of the best  [Read More…]

The UPS battery backup deal is not the sexiest, but it’s worth it

We acknowledge that this might not be the sexiest gift to pick up for Cyber Monday, but it just might be the most appreciated. This UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector from APC is on sale for $ 15 off its normal price, and I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth every penny!

Protect your hardware APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

In case lightning strikes twice

This UPS from APC  [Read More…]

Thriftydroid: Best Buy phone promos and offers worth a look

It’s November, and that means it’s a great time of year to save on a new purchase. What with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a whole month of savings. Actually, we’re in a whole season of discounts and promotions.

If buying a new phone is something you’re considering, there’s plenty to choose from. A handful of new models are hitting the market and retailers are slashing prices to attract buyers.

The best phones available at Verizon The best phones available  [Read More…]

Google’s upped the cost for Nest Aware. But is it worth the price?

Best answer: Yes, but it’s not without its drawbacks. The new plan covers all Nest devices in your home, and includes advanced audio sensing along with all the features of the old Nest Aware. The only trade-off is fewer days of continuous recording, and the potential loss of some third-party integrations if you switch over.

A powerful new Wifi mesh router: Nest Wifi Router ($ 169 at Amazon) Nest Aware 2.0 is a serious upgrade

Google made  [Read More…]

Here’s four reasons why the EVE Echoes beta is worth checking out

It’s a brand new universe just waiting to be explored

It’s been a very busy year for the folks at CPP Games, the team behind the epic sci-fi MMORPG EVE Online and its forthcoming mobile spin-off, EVE Echoes.

Since March, the dev team has been jet setting around the globe hosting fan fests for the EVE Online faithful across North America, Europe, and Australia. Beyond the community events and celebrations, the tour stops also provided an opportunity  [Read More…]

PlayStation Now is finally worth the price

It’s some worthwhile competition for Xbox Game Pass, but PlayStation Now still has a long way to go.

For the longest time, I couldn’t in good conscience recommend PlayStation Now to anyone. The streaming quality was subpar and the price was ludicrous for the service you received. Compared to Xbox Game Pass, it was inferior by a large margin. I still wouldn’t say it’s quite reached the levels of Xbox Game Pass yet, but with improved streaming,  [Read More…]