Fossil Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatch Review


There are smartwatches, then there are hybrid smartwatches. While gadget fanatics have no qualms about wearing a techy-looking smartwatch on their wrist, others may prefer something a bit more discrete, yet that doesn’t skimp on features – something like the hybrid Fossil Q Jacqueline, which has the looks of a traditional watch, but has a variety of smart functions built into it as well. Hybrid smartwatches aren’t new. There have been quite a handful from various manufacturers, so what makes this particular one any different or better than the competition?

Design

The Fossil Q …


Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the newest in a series of Sony phones made for those who want a phone of an almost lost kind: a compact and easily pocketable one.

The XZ2 Compact is also the first “Compact” Sony with a 2:1 screen and the first with a nearly bezel-less display, so in many ways, this is Sony’s best effort in making the most out of an already small phone.

But don’t be fooled and think compact means less powerful: this mini phone runs on the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 845 system chip while also having the same 19MP camera with support for 4K HDR …

Skagen Falster Review

Skagen is a company known for making watches that have a clean, Scandinavian design and that carry an affordable price and offer great value for the money. While it is Scandinavian in origin, it is owned by watch giant Fossil since 2012, and it now has its design headquarters in Richardson, Texas (it also has an HQ in China and Europe).

The Skagen Falster is the first true smartwatch by the company. It gave hybrid smartwatches a try with the Skagen Hagen line that featured a built-in step counter and a few clever features, but the new Falster is running on the new …

Sony Xperia XZ2 Review


Sony has a new flagship phone, and this time it shows. It’s called the Sony Xperia XZ2, and it marks a stark shift in the company’s design philosophy, abandoning the flat, boxy appearance of its predecessors in favor of curved shapes and uninterrupted lines.

And the XZ2 isn’t just about looks. It’s also a multimedia powerhouse equipped with an 18:9 HDR display, front-facing stereo speakers, and a 19MP camera unique with its ability to shoot HDR video. Qualcomm’s fastest chip to date, the Snapdragon 845, completes this undoubtedly premium package.

But ultimately, is the Sony …

Altec Lansing True EVO Wireless Earbuds Review

Altec Lansing – it’s a brand that you’re probably acquainted with, as it has been in the consumer audio electronics space for a long time. But even though the company has no shortage of experience when it comes to audio, it’s definitely entering new territory with its first major venture into the true wireless earbuds space. The Altec Lansing True EVO Wireless Earbuds seem promising for a first-time effort, especially with their sub-$100 price out of the gates, but do they have enough value to be a better choice over the handful of other options we’ve seen recently in …

This Huawei P20 Lite video review is your best look at Android on a wider notch

Here’s an interesting development – Huawei isn’t even trying to hide one of its yet-unannounced newcomers, the midrange P20 Lite. After its full specs sheet leaked thanks to Polish retailers, now the phone has appeared in the flesh in stores. Yes, one guy walked into a shop in Italy, and found the P20 Lite chillaxing on the shelves with a big bad “New” sign in front of it.
Yes, the phone does have a notch at the top, a dual camera without the Leica branding, and a finger scanner on the back, just like the leaks and rumors suggested. Moreover, …

ERL Total Wireless Earbuds Review


When they first burst onto the scene, true wireless earbuds were a premium – being reserved largely for early adopters and diehard gadget lovers. Since then, however, prices have been gradually going down. And that’s where we’re at with the ERL Total Wireless Earbuds, a pair that’s entering new territory with its unbelievable $79.99 sticker price. This sub-$100 pair is tough to resist, but are there any compromises due to its ridiculously low cost?

What’s in the box:

Charging CaseUSB Charging CableUser Manual3X Interchangeable buds (S/M/L)Warranty Certification
Design

With …

Nokia Steel HR smartwatch Review

Nokia’s been generating a lot of buzz in the past year with the resurgence of their phone brand, helmed by HMD global. Quietly, Nokia Health – still headed by Nokia – has released a small range of health products. Among them is the Nokia Steel HR, a stylish, classy hybrid smartwatch with the ability to track sleep, runs, swims and more. No GPS is on board, but the HR, as the name suggests, has a heart rate monitor, as well as the ability to receive smartphone notifications. We took the Nokia Steel HR on our physical and casual journeys to see if this $180 device nails …

Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker Review


Harman Kardon has long been a respected name in audio, best known for its high-end car and home speaker systems. Of course, the company has also been in the Bluetooth speaker market for a long time, but it was only recently when it stepped into smart speaker territory. The Harman Kardon Allure is the company’s latest smart speaker, offering Wi-Fi music streaming and Alexa integration. It has some sexy looks and promises even more attractive sound, but at a price of $250, is it a speaker worth getting?

Design and Controls

The Harman/Kardon Allure is indeed quite alluring. The thick …

reMarkable tablet review


The reMarkable tablet is something only a real “paper” person—as the company likes to call its potential customers—would ever consider buying. It’s not a traditional tablet, in that it doesn’t run Android, or iOS, or Windows, and as such, it doesn’t have access to a developed ecosystem of apps and services. In fact, there are no apps available for the reMarkable tablet, per se. So, what’s the hook, then? Well, this device does something that no other tablet on the market does — it feels and acts like paper. Digital paper, of course, but it’s as close as it gets to the real thing right now.

Design

The …