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Razer's First Non-Gaming Headphones Give You a Sony-Like Experience For Less

Countless companies have tried to dethrone Sony from its noise-cancelling headphone throne, but none have succeeded. Now Razer is taking a different approach with its first pair of headphones designed for a wider consumer audience—not just gamers—by paying homage to the Queen with a look that emulates Sony’s excellent…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Sony, Razer, Consumer Tech, Opus, Noise Cancelling Headphones, Razer Opus

This Timex Smartwatch Isn't Original, But It Sure Is Affordable

Cheap smartwatches have come a long way in the last few years. If you wanted a good-looking watch with a color AMOLED touchscreen and built-in GPS-tracking, it would’ve once set you back at least $300. Now, there’s a whole slew of devices that offer a range of basic smartwatch features for under $200. Timex’s new…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Timex, Timex Metropolitan R, Timex Metropolitan R Review

Complete With Wireless Charging, EarFun Free True Wireless Buds Have a Lot to Offer for the Price

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Tags: Reviews, Science, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Earbuds, True Wireless Earbuds, Earfun, Earfun Free, Blueooth Earbuds

What You Get with a World-Class Phone That Can't Access Google

It’s a weird situation when the second largest smartphone maker in the world is treated as persona non grata, but that’s precisely what Huawei is facing when it comes to selling gadgets in the U.S. And based on the current political climate, there’s very little chance that will change between now and November.…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Huawei, EMUI, P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro Review

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: Big Specs, Big Price

Aside from a couple USB port changes, you might not be able to tell the difference between Microsoft’s latest Surface Book and its past iterations. They look nearly identical side-by-side. Same keyboard layout. Chassis color. The screen/tablet portion still disconnects from the base. Even the clamshell hinge still has…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Microsoft, Laptops, Surface Book, Surface Book 3, Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review

This Metabolism Breathalyzer Helped Me Shed a Few Pounds in Quarantine

If you think counting calories is tedious, I guarantee you counting macronutrients, or “macros,” is a bazillion times worse. It’s a painstaking process, and even the best food-logging apps often come up short. I have shaken a fist at the sky many times, pleading for an unnamed benevolent entity to grant me a faster…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Nutrition, Carbs, Metabolism, Consumer Tech, Luke I Am Your Father Carb Vader, Lumen Review

The Dell XPS 15 Might Be the Best All-Around Laptop You Can Buy

When the new XPS 15 review arrived at my home, I thought there was a mistake. The box just didn’t seem big enough to hold a 15-inch laptop, or at least not one the size of last year’s model. And while I wasn’t quite right about getting the wrong device, I had good reason for being a bit confused. Despite sporting a…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Windows 10, Dell, Laptops, XPS 15, Ultrabooks, Dell Xps 15 2020 Review, Xps 15 9570

Samsung's Tab S6 Lite Is the Cheap Tablet You Need

Let’s be honest: There’s nothing exciting about basic tablets anymore. I don’t mean those fancy (and pricey!) convertible tablets like the iPad Pro, which can double as a slate and a laptop. I’m talking about the kind of tablet that lives in your living room (probably on a coffee table) that you use to surf the web…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Tablets, Consumer Tech, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review

The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones

TCL makes everything from air conditioners to soundbars to washing machines, but here in the U.S., unless people are talking about TCL’s cheap TVs, no one really cares. Look, I get it, TCL doesn’t have the same kind of draw or recognition as other electronics giants like Apple or Samsung. But at the same time, TCL…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Android, Science, Smartphones, Tcl, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Tcl 10 Pro, Tcl 10 Pro Review

This Meditation Headband Made Me Feel More Like a Naruto Reject Than a Mindful Blogger

When stay-at-home orders were first issued, wearing the Muse S headband, a smart headband intended to help you practice mindfulness and meditation, seemed like a good idea. I am an overly anxious person with too much brain poisoning from Twitter and I’m weathering lockdown in a cramped studio apartment with my partner…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Twitter, Science, Meditation, Mindfulness, Consumer Tech, Muse S, Muse S Review

This Instant Camera Prints on Cheap Thermal Paper and Reminds Me of My Beloved Game Boy Camera

The Polaroid camera might be back from the dead, but at $2 for every instant photo you snap, it makes photography an expensive hobby again. If you’re okay with a black-and-white, grainy, high-contrast aesthetic—or happen to miss the Game Boy Camera as much as I do—Oaxis’s myFirst instant camera for kids uses a…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Cameras, Polaroid, Consumer Tech, Oaxis, Myfirst Camera Insta 2

MSI's GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop Packs Big Specs and Thankfully Goes Light on the RGB

There’s always something I’ve appreciated about powerful gadgets that are able to hide their power levels. I’m talking about stuff like the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 that had essentially the same engine you got in a flashy Bentley Continental (minus a couple turbos), but in a car that looked like, well, a VW. In short,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Vw, Windows 10, MSI, Notebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Bentley Continental, Volkswagen Phaeton, Gaming Laptops, Msi Gs66 Stealth Review, Gs66 Stealth

The Big Bass on Sony’s New Cheap Earbuds Is Incredible

When headphone makers claim their devices offer boosted bass performance, it often means they’ve tweaked the sound through software to artificially emphasize low-end frequencies. Sony’s new WF-XB700 wireless earbuds do it the right way, with drivers twice as large as what you’ll find in most other earbuds. They’re…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds, Wf Xb700

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Is the New Standard in Smart Locks

Like a lot of people, as I’ve been stuck inside quarantined from the outside world, I’ve started to look for little home improvement projects. And when it comes to smart home tech, after dipping your toes in the water with smart lights or a smart speaker, a common next step is the addition of a smart lock. Unlike…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Smart Locks, Locks, Smarthome, Consumer Tech, Smart Lock, August Wi Fi Smart Lock Review, Wi Fi Smart Lock Review

Zens Comes Closest to Delivering the Wireless Charger Apple AirPower Promised to Be

When Apple revealed its AirPower wireless charging pad in late 2017, allowing three devices to be charged on the same mat in any orientation, it sounded too good to be true. It turns out it was. After Apple made AirPower quietly disappear, Zens managed to make the tech a reality in its Liberty wireless charger. It…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Power, Liberty, Charging, Wireless Charging, Consumer Tech, Zens, Airpower, Zens Liberty, Zens Comes Closest

Sony’s New Noise-Canceling Workout Earbuds Have the Best Sound You Can Buy

Sony’s WF-1000XM3s raised the bar for noise canceling capabilities on wireless earbuds, but a lack of waterproofing and a $230 price tag limited where they could be used. Wearing them on rainy days or during sweaty workouts just wasn’t worth the risk. But Sony’s new WF-SP800N earbuds not only pair noise-cancellation…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds, Wf Sp800n

Dyson’s First Cordless Vacuum With Swappable Batteries Is a Proper Replacement for Corded Vacs

In 2018, Dyson released its V10 cordless vacuum and said goodbye to corded vacs forever. But while cleaning without wires is undoubtedly more convenient, batteries still limit how long a vacuum can run between charges. It’s an unfortunate downside, and one the new Dyson V11 Outsize specifically addresses by finally…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Cleaning, Household, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Appliances, Dyson, Vacuums, Consumer Tech, V11 Outsize

The Galaxy Book Flex Is the Best Laptop Samsung Has Made in Years

Over the last couple years, it felt like Samsung’s laptop division has been coasting. That’s because none of its laptops were outright bad, but, aside from a couple Chromebooks, nothing really stood out either. A big part of Samsung’s laptop woes has been a lack of identity. But in 2020, one of Samsung’s goals was to…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Windows, Samsung, Windows 10, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Galaxy Book Flex, Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Review

The Evercade Simplifies Retro Gaming and I'm Surprised How Much I Love It

If you haven’t spent decades hoarding classic consoles and cartridges (plus an outdated TV) then dabbling with retro gaming can be a challenging minefield of half-functional emulators and sketchy ROM files. The Evercade aims to change that, putting collections of classic titles on cartridges that anyone who mastered…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Handhelds, Evercade

Motorola Edge+ Review: The Best Battery Life Ever, But Where's the Polish?

On paper, Moto’s return to the flagship phone world with the $1,000 Edge+ seems like it’s got all the right stuff. For $200 less than a Galaxy S20+, you’re practically getting the same assortment of specs including a 6.7-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 865 chip, 12GB of RAM (which is 4GB more than what you get from…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Moto, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Moto Edge, Moto Edge Review

The 2020 Google Pixel Buds Feel and Sound Great, But There's a Problem

The original Pixel Buds were a strange product. They came out a full year after the AirPods, and despite having the same $160 price tag, they weren’t very comfortable, they weren’t very smart, and they weren’t even truly wireless, as they still had a cable connecting the left and right buds. But for the new 2020 Pixel…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Audio, Headphones, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds, Pixel Buds, True Wireless Earbuds, Google Pixel Buds 2020 Review

This Weird Wearable Is Keeping Me Fit and Rested During Lockdown

Whoop is not your typical wearable.
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Sleep Tracker, Whoop Whoop, Whoop Review

OnePlus 8 Review: This Is the Android Phone for Most People

When OnePlus first started selling phones back in 2014, it positioned its devices as flagship killers, offering similar specs and performance as high-end phones from Samsung, Google, and others, but for half the price. Later, as OnePlus grew and matured, even though its phones may not have offered quite the same level…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Samsung Google, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Oneplus 8 And 8 Pro Reviews

This Printer Cuts, Doodles, and Makes Craft Time Easier But Definitely Not Cheaper

Arriving just in time for nearly the entire world to find itself stuck at home with lots of free time, Cricut has introduced a cheaper, smaller version of its automated cutting machines that promises to improve your crafty creations. The new Cricut Joy makes a powerful machine relatively affordable, but like a decent…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Art, Crafts, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Consumer Tech, Cricut, Cricut Joy

Peak Design's Travel Tripod Just Earned a Permanent Spot in My Camera Bag

When it comes to traveling and trying to pack light, I always seem to run into a dilemma: cram the tripod in my bag or leave it at home. Ideally, I’d always want a tripod around for taking things like landscape shots or long exposures, but the bulky nature of most tripods usually means it’s the last item that gets cut…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Photography, Science, Cameras, Consumer Tech, Tripods, Peak Design, Peak Design Travel Tripod Review, Travel Tripods

Half-Life: Alyx: The Kotaku Review

Mere minutes into Half-Life: Alyx, I encountered a Strider. These behemoths cast ominous shadows on all who dare pass beneath them, their spindly legs and jagged haunches forming a silhouette of sheer threat. I gazed up at the Strider in awe. I could practically feel the wind buffet my face as it lumbered past the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Review, Pc, Steam, Valve, Kotakucore, Half Life, Strider, Kotaku Review, Alyx, Half Life Alyx

This Smart Tape Measure Is an Asshole

There are plenty of bad connected gadgets, but sometimes it’s not the device itself that’s bad—it’s the execution. The idea of using a connected tape measure to track your fitness goals is not a bad idea. But considering the dangers of body dysmorphia and various types of eating disorders, it’s a gadget that needs to…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Consumer Tech, Pie By Bagel Labs Review, Pie By Bagel Labs

The Razer Blade Stealth Is the Beefy Little Laptop I Always Wanted

My first gaming laptop, which I bought more than 15 years ago, was a 10-pound, 17-inch beast so big and heavy I only really moved it around when traveling back and forth between home and college. I eventually upgraded to a 15-inch laptop that was a little easier to carry around, but because its case and cooling…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Laptops, Razer Blade Stealth, Consumer Tech, RGB, NVIDIA GTX, Gaming Laptops, Razer Blade Stealth 2020 Review

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Glorious Excess with an Excessive Price

Let’s skip past all the hemming and hawing. Between its huge 6.9-inch 120Hz screen, beastly specs, 5G support, 108-MP main camera, Space Zoom lens, and 8K video capture, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is an absolute powerhouse. It has practically any feature you could ever want (aside from a headphone jack), and unless…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review, Space Zoom

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