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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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YouTube may review its most popular channels for offensive content

It became pretty clear last year that YouTube has a content problem. Last spring, companies like AT&T and Verizon pulled ads because they were found to be appearing alongside extremist videos. And it was hit with another round of ad-pulling later…
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BESTEK 3-outlet vertical cube power strip with USB-C review

BESTEK makes several different kinds of surge protectors and power strip accessories, which is great if you’re looking for something a little less traditional than can either fit somewhere strange, or just look cooler than a boring old plastic strip. This time we’re reviewing the vertical cubed power strip, which aims to be a compact […]

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Check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video review!

Didn’t get a new phone for the holidays? Still trying to decide what to go with? Why not check out Kent’s in-depth video review of the Galaxy Note 8 to help you make a decision? You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll question how you feel about shopping lists. Check it out below. Come comment on this […]

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Damson Headspace noise canceling headphones review

A solid pair of headphones can dramatically improve your media experience on your smartphone, whether you’re an avid music listener, movie buff, or hardcore gamer. And with more and more phones ditching the headphone jack, more users are opting for wireless headphones. That’s where the Damson Headspace noise canceling cans come in. They’re a high-quality […]

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ZTE Axon M review: Two screens are better than one

ZTE’s new Axon M isn’t the first attempt at a dual-screen folding smartphone. That honor goes to the Kyocera Echo from 2011, a doomed Sprint exclusive. Back then, the required tech to pull off such a unique form factor didn’t quite exist and being chained to Sprint was a fatal mistake. The phone was a […]

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NVIDIA Shield TV review: The definitive Android TV experience

Android TV has certainly had a weird life. It was pretty hyped up after initially being announced, and Google even tried to create a reference box with the Nexus Player. And, to be fair, it’s still getting updated and being supported, but I don’t think you can still buy them outside of places like eBay. […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: A top notch phone, if you can buy one

Xiaomi has always been nearly universally praised for their smartphone hardware and pricing, but also pretty commonly panned for how difficult they are to buy if you aren’t in China. We’ve been hearing several rumors that the company is eventually planning on branching out into different countries, but here we are with the Mi Mix […]

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Bestek LED Desk Lamp review: The desk upgrade you didn’t know you needed

If you’re a productivity-focused person, you’re probably well aware of how important good lighting is for your workflow. If you have a desk where you do most of your work, you could definitely just get a boring old desk lamp and set it up for some boring old lighting, but why not upgrade that part […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple…
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Petnet SmartFeeder review

Smart home devices are all the rage, and more companies are trying to automate the everyday things we have to do. You can set a schedule for when your lights turn on and off, check on your laundry while you’re away from home, and even see who’s ringing your doorbell without getting up, but what about […]

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Galaxy S8 Active review: A flagship for the clumsy and adventurous

Every year, Samsung likes to spice up their Galaxy S family with a ruggedized version of their current flagship. It offers the best of Samsung’s hardware, all of their software features, but with a tough-to-break frame and serious water and dust proofing. This year, we got the Galaxy S8 Active. This one’s tricky, though; Samsung […]

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Nokia 6 review: The brand is back, but this phone is full of compromises

The Nokia 6 is the first Nokia phone we’ve seen in several years. It also marks the first smartphone that’s technically from HMD Global, who has taken the reigns for producing Nokia devices. Most importantly, the Nokia 6 is the first in a new line of Android-powered devices from the historic company, who finally ditched Windows as […]

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of…
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Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR review

With stunning on-screen graphics, stats, and performance metrics, the Spartan Sport Wrist HR is a great training watch, even if it does come up a little short concerning its nearly non-existent notification ability.

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Moto G5 Plus review: Back to being the best mid-range phone

Over the last couple of years, a massive number of consumers around the world have shifted their buying preferences for phones. It’s no longer guaranteed that the biggest and most expensive phones should be the only ones considered. That change in philosophy can be credited in large part to the Moto G line, which was […]

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