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Lenovo C340 (11″) Chromebook review: Just the basics

Meet the Lenovo C340 11″ Chromebook. It’s a solid little contender in the market of Chrome-powered laptops, and Lenovo is hoping that there’s enough value in its $ 309 price tag to make it worth checking out over the competitors. We got our hands on one for a few weeks to see what all the fuss […]

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OPPO Reno 2Z Review: Flagship features and stylish design for a mid-range price

While one well-known Chinese smartphone brand is experiencing difficulties in bringing new models to market in Europe another is quickly gaining momentum. As you might have guessed, I’m talking about the contrasting fortunes of Huawei and OPPO, the latter of which is building upon the reputation of its Reno series to become a household name […]

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Aukey Minima 27W PD wall charger review: Small form, fast charge

Newer phones are charging faster and faster, which is great. But you can’t just use any old wall adapter to get some of those truly fast charging speeds, since that technology needs more juice to work properly. That’s where you run into a dilemma. Faster wall blocks are, well, faster, but they’re generally much bigger, […]

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Aukey Sprint 8000mAh battery review

There are plenty of portable batteries on the market, but finding one that perfectly fits your needs can be tricky. Aukey recently rolled out their new line of Omni-Power charging accessories, and they’ve included a handy little 8000mAh portable charger in that line. That’s not the biggest battery bank we’ve ever seen, but Aukey has […]

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UAG NATO Strap review: Add a military vibe to your Samsung Galaxy Watch

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is arguably best known for their portfolio of smartphone cases, but they also sell some very intriguing smartwatch straps. Their NATO Straps for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch are both stylish and durable, and a dose of adrenaline to the somewhat staid rubber straps that come standard. Colors include Olive Drab and Grey […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Review: Android’s best Apple Watch contender

We recently learned that Google has acquired Fitbit for $ 2.1 billion, a huge boost for the tech giant’s floundering Wear OS and its fitness cred. It remains to be seen how well the next generation of Google’s watches perform, but as of now, Samsung’s Tizen-based watches remain the kings of Android. Similar to the Apple […]

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TikTok’s parent company reportedly faces a national security review

Recently TikTok's popularity has exploded worldwide, and so has scrutiny over the app's parent company ByteDance and its relationship to the Chinese government. Now Reuters reports that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)…
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Google Pixelbook Go review: Function over form

Google has been building its own Chromebooks for a while now — first, there were two iterations of the Chromebook Pixel, and then there was 2017's Pixelbook. All three were great laptops with one glaring flaw: They cost way too much money. We're…
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HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive

The battle for at-home virtual reality started with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive — but these days things are getting complicated. The Oculus Quest proves solid standalone VR is possible, and Valve is pushing the limits of high-end VR with the…
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OnePlus 7T review: strange release, but still a really good phone

OnePlus has recently announced the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, albeit with some pretty strange release schedules. The US didn’t get the OnePlus 7, and this time we’re not getting the Pro model. There’s not a significant difference between the two, so they can still pretty successfully exist in a lineup together. While we […]

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[Review] Tile Slim, Tile Mate, and Tile Pro make Tile’s lineup just a little bit better

Tile announced a refresh to their line of products, bringing some slight design changes and better functionality to the Tile Mate, Tile Pro, and Tile Slim. Each of these is made for different use cases, with differeing shapes and ways to stick them to your stuff. We got a chance to play with the entire […]

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[Review] Anker’s EufyCam WiFi cameras are great, but rough around the edges

Wifi cameras are one of the easiest upgrades you can make to your smart home, and they go a long way to securing your house. It’ll give you quick access to surveillance in your house, plus some intelligent motion detection and alerts if something out of the ordinary is happening. There are tons of options, […]

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Honor 20 Review: A mid-range powerhouse

Amid the backdrop of President Trump banning Huawei from trading with US companies, including Google, the Honor 20 series of smartphones launched at an event held in London on May 21st. It’s possibly the weirdest smartphone launch I’ve ever attended, with an atmosphere that was something akin to what I imagine it was like on […]

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[Review] I bought a bunch of shoes and Sperry sent me a free Bluetooth speaker

During the week of the 4th of July, Sperry was running their semi-annual sale on shoes. I like Sperry shoes, and I needed some new shoes, so I bought a few pairs. But on the way to checking out, I noticed a promo where Sperry was gifting a free Bluetooth speaker when you spent more […]

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Huawei P30 Pro review: The phone to beat in 2019

2018 brought us the eye-catching P20 Pro from Huawei that featured a mesmerizing Twilight finish, a notched display, and perhaps more importantly, a trio of rear cameras that conspired to turn night into day. Taking handheld pictures in low-light conditions had never before yielded such fantastic results without the use of a tripod. And while […]

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Vizio 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar review: high-end cinema sound, streamlined

  High-powered soundbars loaded with features are getting more common, especially now that we can build great sounding equipment into thin and compact devices. But it’s not all about boutique speaker companies and names like Sonos; in fact, Vizio makes a huge array of soundbars to match perfectly with their television sets, some of which […]

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Powerbeats Pro review: The best-sounding Beats headphones yet

Despite being a hugely popular headphone brand, Beats has had one glaring hole in its wireless headphone lineup: true wireless earbuds. Thanks to a hint in iOS code, the Powerbeats Pro weren't exactly a well-kept secret, and as expected, they carry t…
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The Morning After: OnePlus 7 Pro review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning, there! We've test-driven Mercedes' luxurious EV, reviewed the just-released OnePlus 7 Pro and heard about a dual-screened gaming laptop. We need a little more convincing on that last one.
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Nokia 1 Plus Review: Software costs hardware

Amongst a lineup of great value devices, Nokia’s most budget offering falls disappointingly short; providing a laggy, buggy, and all-around frustrating experience with only a few perks which are overshone.

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Galaxy Buds review: Android’s AirPods?

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Buds alongside the Galaxy S10, replacing a couple iterations of the admittedly mediocre IconX earbuds. These new earbuds traded off some of the less important features from its predecessors while making improvements in all the right places, at least according to Samsung. They’re compact, sound good, easily connect to your phone, […]

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Traeger Ironwood 650 review: WiFi is the ultimate pitmaster

I'll admit it: I was skeptical that a WiFi-connected grill could really improve my casual culinary exploits. During my review of Traeger's Timberline 850 though, I would discover it's actually very useful — especially for things that take several ho…
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Samsung Galaxy Fold review: A costly experiment

Click. Smack. Click. Smack. Click. Smack. I feel bad for the people in my life because everywhere I've been for the past week, the sounds of opening and closing Samsung's Galaxy Fold have followed. Even if you're not prone to fidgeting,…
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[Review] Upgrade your home theater (and make it smarter) with the Denon AVR-S940H

Cord cutting continues to get more and more popular, and not always because it’s cheaper than staying tethered to your cable company. There are tons of services that deliver higher quality content, including more choices for 4K HDR content and Dolby Atmos audio. But if you’re upgrading your content, you’ll probably need to upgrade your […]

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Alienware Area 51m review: A gaming desktop stuffed inside a laptop

The Area 51m is a unique beast. At first glance, it looks like what we used to expect from gaming laptops: It's an intimidating, hulking machine that doesn't belong in the modern age of slim notebooks. But what makes it special is under the hood….
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Totallee case for Galaxy S10 review: Sleek case for a sleek phone

  When you’re rocking a brand new $ 1000 phone, you generally want some kind of protection on it. On the other hand, you spend all that money and buy this super sleek, well-designed piece of tech, and it really sucks to put a giant case on it and cover up all of that engineering and […]

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Silk Galaxy S10 Wallet Slayer case review: nix your wallet, pick up some features

New phone, new cases. The Galaxy S10 is easily one of the most popular Android phones on the planet, which means everyone’s releasing their cases and accessories for it. We’ve already looked at some, and next on the list is Silk’s Wallet Slayer, available in a couple different patterns and for all three Galaxy S10 […]

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Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4

Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide. Almost 30 readers participated, detailing their long-term experiences with App…
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[Video] Check out our BenQ Trevolo S electrostatic speaker review!

Electrostatic speakers are a different kind of speaker than you’re used to, and they manage to avoid the clipping and distortion that you get from traditional speakers at high volumes. We had a chance to test drive the Trevolo S speaker from BenQ to see just how they are, and our own Kent Oki dug in […]

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OnePlus 6T review: Flagship phone, flagship price

OnePlus has gotten in the habit of releasing two phones each year with an iterative T model update that tries to perfect that year’s formula. This year we’re getting the OnePlus 6T that not only refines the notched design of the OnePlus 6 but also brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the masses. And, as […]

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Google Home Hub Review: More than just a photo frame

With Lenovo, LG, Sony, and JBL announcing at CES 2018 that they would launch smart displays with the Google Assistant built-in to take on Amazon’s Echo Show, it was just a matter of time before Google threw its hat into the ring with a device of its own. And sure enough, a little later than […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: Google nails it, even with the notch

Where the affordable Nexus phones were made with tech enthusiasts in mind, the advent of the Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016 saw Google develop a handset aimed at the average consumer combining the power of stock Android with premium design and a higher price tag. In 2017 the search giant took another step forward […]

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Polk Assist smart speaker review: Sound quality above all else

Google has its own set of Google Home smart speakers, but they’ve also opened up Google Assistant to other speaker manufacturers to essentially craft their own unique, Assistant-powered speakers to compete with Google’s own lineup. The results have been a mixed bag, with some speakers offering excellent takes on the smart speaker market, while others […]

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Wyze Cam Pan review: a great, inexpensive camera now on the move

Last year we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a Wyze Cam for review and found that despite the minimal $ 20 price tag, the camera performed on par with much more expensive options. Since then, WyzeCam has updated the initial camera device to version 2 and they have released a version that can […]

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iBeat Heart Watch review: The smartwatch designed to save your life

Most high-end smartwatches have a heart rate sensor. Many double as fitness trackers and some even focus on health over notifications, but they can’t act on their own in an emergency. If you find yourself having a cardiac event such as a heart attack, the Heart Watch will proactively step in. Unlike the heart rate […]

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TicWatch Pro review: Layered displays make it a battery champ

Wear OS hasn’t been taking the world by storm lately. The tech world has all but abandoned it and the fashion brands that adopted the software haven’t pushed the needle forward. Things have been stagnant for over a year. Notwithstanding Google’s lack of effort to improve Wear OS, some truly innovative and fresh hardware could really […]

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Anker Soundcore Flare Bluetooth speaker review: LEDs make everything better

Anker recently released the Soundcore Flare, a portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in LED lighting system. It’s very clearly designed for being a social speaker, since the lighting reacts to music to liven things up a bit, but it’s also ruggedized and water resistant so you don’t have to worry about any spills or drops […]

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OnePlus 6 review, one month in: Still a flagship killer?

OnePlus has never shied away from taking on the giants of the mobile industry dating all the way back to the original OnePlus One device, which offered killer hardware and specs at a fraction of the price of your typical flagship smartphone. That philosophy has changed a bit over the years (and we’ve certainly complained […]

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Cori HD Smart Home Security Camera review: Peace of mind on a budget

Home security cameras have come a long way in the last several years, seamlessly allowing homeowners, businesses, etc. to watch live streams of living rooms, warehouses, offices and more from anywhere in the world, right on their smartphones. A comprehensive setup used to cost hundreds of dollars, but Momentum offers a pair of their new […]

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iFrogz Cocoon earbud charging case review

Carrying around headphones can be a pain, especially if you aren’t using totally wireless earbuds that come with a case. Zagg thought this was a problem worth addressing, so they crafted the Cocoon headphone charging case under the iFrogz brand to make it just a bit easier to keep up with your headphones throughout the […]

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OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, the OnePlus handsets have consistently punched above their weight agai…
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Anker PowerWave 7.5 Qi wireless charging pad review

Anker’s a very popular brand for charging accessories, and if you’ve had a smartphone for more than a few years you’ve most likely used some of their stuff. We get to review some of their products on here every once in awhile, and more often than not we find them to be great devices with […]

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B&O Beoplay H8i and H9i headphones review: Diminishing returns

B&O is a name that typically evokes an image of premium audio gear. Of course, those high-end materials and typically solid sound quality almost always come with a steep price, even if the device is part of the more consumer-friendly B&O Play…
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Anker PowerWave 7.5 Qi wireless charging stand review

The Galaxy S9 has been out for a few weeks, and if you’ve already purchased one you’re probably in the market for a wireless charging pad to go with it. To make that a little easier for you, we got our hands on Anker’s new PowerWave wireless charging stand for a review. The PowerWave 7.5 […]

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Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Bluetooth speaker review

If you’re intricately familiar with Anker’s plethora of products, you’ve probably seen some of their sub-brands that cover specific kinds of gadgets. Their smart home brand is Eufy, for example, and that brand is responsible for the latest version of the SoundCore Mini Bluetooth speaker. The second iteration of the fun-sized speaker shoots for better […]

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Nuu G3 review: Slick smartphone design on a budget

You’ve probably never heard of Nuu, and that’s okay; they’re a smaller smartphone company looking to make a name in a crowded market with aggressively priced phones that still compete with some of the bigger fish. The Nuu G3 is a $ 200 option from the company that wants to bring sleek design to the budget […]

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Anker ZOLO Liberty+ review: Truly wireless earbuds you’ll actually want

Companies have been testing the waters of truly wireless headphones for a few years, but recently, especially after the launch of Apple’s AirPods, it seems like everyone’s cranking out significantly improved models that no longer have to sacrifice sound quality just to completely ditch the wire. Anker’s offering, the ZOLO branded Liberty+ headphones, offer up […]

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Skagen Falster smartwatch review: Modern, comfortable and perfect for many

Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatches have been all but abandoned by the big tech companies. Motorola, LG, Samsung and Asus, for example, have stopped manufacturing new models. Samsung continues to launch new and more powerful smartwatches, but they run exclusively on their proprietary Tizen OS instead of Wear OS. The fashion industry, mainly within […]

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RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Stand review

With more and more new devices supporting wireless chargers, you’ve probably looked at a few to get in on the trend. But like any other gadget for your smartphone, there’s a ton of to pick from. You’ve got a few different styles and brands, like flat charging pads, stands, and things from brands like RAVPower. […]

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[Review] AirText takes on iMessage to send text messages from a computer

There’s no shortage of apps and services that want to be the iMessage of Android devices, but one of the more promising entries in the market is AirText. Instead of something like Facebook Messenger with a data-only messaging service and desktop equivalent, AirText mirrors your SMS and MMS messages to your desktop, laptop, or iPad. […]

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Gorilla Workout App review: Get a comprehensive workout anytime, anywhere without equipment

I’ve always tried to incorporate exercise into my life. It’s among the most surefire ways to stay healthy. Hitting the gym can be a hassle, however, as I sometimes workout early in the morning or late at night. Careers and life have a bad habit of monopolizing time, so I usually just workout at home. […]

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