Tag Archive: Alternative


August offers a solid alternative to Ring’s video doorbell

If you’re having doubts about Ring’s suite of security products, there are other great options out there from companies like August.

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2

Hip to be square

From $ 174 at Amazon

Pros Color nighttime recording Built-in floodlight Free video storage for 24 hours Works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Cons No stand-alone battery-powered option Odd shape may present installation challenges Subscription plan required for additional storage

August is well-known  [Read More…]

The AirSounds MAX are a great AirPods Pro alternative at just $60

The AirPods Pro are easily one of the most popular Bluetooth earbuds on the market, but at $ 249, few people can actually justify buying them. Luckily, you can rock Apple’s signature aesthetic with these AirPods Pro-inspired earbuds, which are on sale for just $ 59.99.

The AirSounds MAX are a pair of truly wireless earbuds that use Bluetooth 5.0 to deliver crisp audio quality. These earbuds offer modern features such as noise cancellation, auto-pairing, touch controls, and compatibility  [Read More…]

Google’s AirDrop alternative — Nearby Share — is almost ready for launch

The new name reveals some important details about the new service’s scope and purpose.

What you need to know Google has renamed Fast Share to Nearby Share, a name that better fits the upcoming service’s purpose and scope. Nearby Share is similar to Apple’s AirDrop in that it provides a simple way for users to share information between nearby devices. There’s no launch date for the service, and it’s not yet known how Google plans to deliver  [Read More…]

Facebook wants to take on Google by creating its own Android alternative

Development is being led by a former Microsoft veteran.

What you need to know Facebook is reportedly working on its own OS to replace Android. The company is reportedly aiming for an Apple-esque hardware strategy, with complete control over its hardware and software. A former Microsoft veteran is leading the OS’ development.

Facebook may be looking to reignite the OS wars in a big way: by creating its own operating system to take on Google. The Information  [Read More…]

This GoPro alternative is on sale for $50 today

Your phone or high-end camera is perfect for taking stunning photos of scenery when you’re adventuring, but if you want your audience to be part of the action, these solutions simply won’t cut it. What you need is a rugged, powerful camera that captures every mountainous step, every jump, and every wave, and this 4K action cam delivers for just $ 49.99.

This Action Cam by 4K Sports is small, but the 12MP sensor allows you to capture video  [Read More…]

Fast Share, Google’s AirDrop alternative, leaks with new features and UI

Fast Share is expected to be the AirDrop equivalent for Android.

What you need to know Google is readying its AirDrop competitor, aptly named “Fast Share.” Fast Share will replace the aging Android Beam service which was neither fast nor easy. The newly discovered screenshots below show how the design will look and some new features which have been added.

Android phones have featured a way to share files for years now using Android Beam, but the  [Read More…]

Time to dump Chrome: 8 alternative desktop web browsers

Google knows you. It saves your browser histories, keeps tabs on your YouTube preferences, and if you have a mobile device, Google is able to ping it. Chrome sends this information to its partners who then reach out to you with targeted ads. Couple that with the anticipation that soon Chrome will no longer support popup blockers and other privacy extensions to stop this much tracking and it may be time to part ways with this browser. Here are a  [Read More…]

OPPO Reno 10x Zoom review: An impressive alternative to the Huawei P30 Pro

The Reno is OPPO’s most refined phone yet, and a great flagship in 2019.

OPPO has had an interesting journey over the last few years. While its devices always had great cameras and evocative designs, the brand hasn’t quite been able to challenge the likes of Samsung or Huawei in the high-end space.

OPPO instead turned to advertising and an extensive retail network to sell devices, and that paid off handsomely for the brand. But in the  [Read More…]

DJI’s Osmo Action looks like a killer GoPro alternative

GoPro isn’t the only one making action cameras.

There’s always been something uniquely appealing about action cameras, even if the image quality isn’t quite up to par with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Maybe it’s the compact size, or the ease of use. Or how you can mount them to just about anything and get shots that are virtually impossible with other cameras.

No matter the specific appeal, I know that after watching MrMobile’s first impressions video of DJI’s  [Read More…]

V-Moda BassFit review: The Jaybird alternative you’ve been waiting for

V-Moda takes the fight to Jaybird with its first workout earbuds.

Jaybird has emerged as the go-to brand for workout earbuds in recent years, with the company offering a range of products in this category. V-Moda is now looking to provide an alternative with the BassFit, its first workout-focused earbuds. Like most Jaybird models, the BassFit comes with a durable chassis that’s immune to the elements, and a lightweight design coupled with decent sound quality.

Boost your  [Read More…]