Reviews

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Beats Powerbeats Pro Review

The Powerbeats Pro are not bass-heavy the way other Beats headphones and earphones have been known to be. I’ve spent more than 30 full hours at least 8 hours per day since I got these. Listening to a wide variety of music, much of which was recommended to me via Spotify. If you can overlook […]

Phones

Honor 20 Pro Review

Two days after Google threw the future of Huawei’s Android devices into disarray, its sub-brand Honor is announcing its flagship lineup for the year.  The Honor 20 Pro will sit at the top of the budget brand’s range, featuring Huawei’s flagship Kirin 980 processor, quad rear cameras, and side-mounted fingerprint scanners, all fronted by a […]

Laptops

HP Spectre x360 13 Review

If you’re shopping for a premium laptop with a focus on portability and battery life, the HP Spectre x360 should be near the top of your list. Even if you don’t feel like you need a 2-in-1, this laptop competes very favorably against leading clamshells, like the Dell XPS 13, and, if you get the Poseidon Blue […]

Phones

Samsung Galaxy J6+ Review

Samsung’s Galaxy range extends a lot further than the S10 and Note 9. Though they don’t grab the headlines in quite the same way, the company offers plenty of cheaper smartphones, and the Galaxy J6 Plus squeezes the price all the way down to £190. It’s still recognisably a Galaxy phone, but numerous compromises have […]

Phones

OnePlus 7 Pro review

Good Novel pop-up front camera Brilliant true all-screen display Fast performance and charging Bad Cost Camera is good, but not great The OnePlus 7 Pro is finally here, ready to take your portrait with its novel pop-up selfie camera. The new OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the same chipset […]

Gaming

Google Stadia Controller review

At Google I/O this week, the search giant finally let the Stadia hardware video game controller that will some day work with its streaming video game service. Google has created a sturdy controller fit for a mainstream console that should easily handle long gaming sessions.  The Stadia Controller is exactly what you’d get if you […]

Phones

Google Pixel 3a XL review

It might not have the same kind of horsepower as the original Pixel 3, but the 3a XL offers just about everything else that made last year’s models compelling at a steep discount. Even beyond the basics, the 3a XL features a few touches that fans have been clamoring for, like a headphone jack and […]

Phones

Google Pixel 3A review

People aren’t buying smartphones like they used to, primarily because they’ve gotten so expensive that consumers are hanging on to them for three or four years. So, instead of building a phone with more bells and whistles, Google is stripping out a lot of the expensive stuff and building a phone called the Pixel 3a […]

Laptops

Chuwi Aerobook laptop review

Good Very good performance for the price Silent Dual-channel memory configuration Bad eMMC storage battery life Chuwi AeroBook is available in crowdfunding on Indiegogo, at a price of $399 for the 8/128 GB model. If you need more storage space, the device is also present in the 256GB and 1TB variants at $429 and $699 […]

Computer

Acer Predator Orion 3000 review

Good Well-equipped off-the-shelf gaming PC Six-core processor option Unobtrusive mini chassis Tasteful design Bad Powerful RTX 2080 graphics card not available Although the Acer Predator Orion 3000 doesn’t break any records, its true value comes from solid gaming performance that will satisfy the gaming demands of the non-hardcore among us. And it’s offered in an […]

Wearables

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

Good Subtle, circular, stylish design Good GPS and heart rate monitor Tracks a range of activities Bad Can’t choose which apps get alerts iOS users can’t respond to texts Base model can’t support music playback With smart notifications, GPS, sports tracking to rival high-end devices, an on-board payment system and a subtle, stylish design, Garmin […]

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review

Good can always hear you, small but loud enough, great device support, clear when muted, activity can been seen from across the room, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio socket Bad music distorts at max volume, no real bass, general knowledge not quite as good as Google Assistant The new Echo Dot is a slight improvement over the […]