Anker SoundCore Boost Bluetooth speaker Review

Founded in 2009 by a group of then Google employees, Anker has made a name for themselves in the world of smartphone accessories. Known for reliable cables, chargers, and power banks, the company has also delved into the audio market, producing various lines of Bluetooth speakers and headphones, which, like their other accessories, became known for their reasonable price, and solid performance. While the company may not be the most prominent name in audio technology, they’ve drawn comparisons to heavy-hitters like Bose and JBL. Today, we take a look at their SoundCore Boost 20-Watt …

Nokia 6 Review

Guess who’s back? Nokia’s back. Sorry if you were still guessing. It’s not that simple, anyway. As most of you likely know, HMD Global is the actual company behind Nokia’s hardware revival. After a fruitless absorption into Microsoft’s expanding hardware division, Nokia was bought back by former executives of the company in a complex deal which allows Android phones to be made under its namesake. You can read all about that in our coverage of Nokia’s licensing agreement, but suffice to say, we’re looking at one of the fruits of this agreement today – the Nokia 6.

And a fine-looking …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 'final' leaked specs review: the productivity machine

Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of productivity-focused jumbo phones had an almost too-good-to-be-true run until last year, when the otherwise well-received Note 7 crashed and burned due to faulty battery design. Many had doubts about the future of the Note dynasty in the weeks and months following the embarrassing recalls, but at one point soon after, we actually started hearing rumors that a successor is already in the works. Could Samsung do it? Could it be that there’s still life beneath the ashes of the Note 7?

All evidence now points that yes, the Galaxy Note 8 is coming, and what’s …

Nokia 5 Review

The Nokia brand is back on the smartphone stage. HMD Global, the company which now develops and markets phones under the iconic name, has already introduced three Android-powered, budget-friendly handsets: the entry-level Nokia 3, the mid-range Nokia 6, and the Nokia 5, which we’ll examine in the paragraphs that follow.

As its name suggests, the Nokia 5 occupies the space between HMD’s other two Android phones. It is not as cheap as the Nokia 3 or as well-equipped as the Nokia 6, but it comes with a metal body, it offers a convenient fingerprint scanner, and it flaunts a …

Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition) Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition needs no introduction. In fact, no device we can think of has garnered more visibility while its actual release was so limited in size and scope. The Galaxy Note FE could arguably be tagged as a simple reincarnation of the Note 7, and that is certainly a valid observation.

Samsung chose to refurbish a large selection of returned devices. Using salvageable components from the beleaguered Note 7 series, Samsung was able to reduce gross waste, and even extract materials that could be put to use in other products.

During the time that …

Meizu Pro 7 rumor review: display, camera, specs and everything else we know so far

Most of you out there may not think of Meizu as a company known for its innovative devices — hell, most of you may not even think about Meizu at all. So far, the Chinese phone maker’s offerings have been the epitome of the cheap, soulless black rectangle people have come to associate with the People’s Republic. Sure, there’s a fairly good reason for that — fly too high too fast and you’ll turn into the next LeEco — but it’s still funny just how same-ish all their phones have looked like in the past.

But not for long.
It’s …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the successor to one of the more popular cheap phones out there: the J5 (2016).

And while it retains the form factor and some key specs — an equally-sized 5.2-inch HD display and just 16 GB of on board storage — it gets rid of the plastic build in favor of a sturdier, metal design and it adds essential features like a fingerprint scanner. With its minimal side bezel, it even looks fairly modern.

But what is the experience of using an affordable Android phone like the Galaxy J5 (2017) and is it worth getting one? Let’s find out.

In …

Google Pixel 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones Review

Your smartphone connects you to the world around you, making it easy to reach out and interact with people, companies, and online services. And for as much as those connections can do to enhance our lives, sometimes you just want a little peace and – well, maybe not necessarily quiet.

Enter: a good pair of headphones. Maybe you like to entertain yourself on the morning commute, keep feeling motivated during a workout, or just enjoy your favorite music without driving your roommates nuts. Whatever’s driving that need, some nice headphones can really add a new dimension to …

Xiaomi Mi 6 Review

In the smartphone world, most of the time the public’s gaze is pointed at your Samsungs and Apples and LGs; the brands that make the flashiest and most eye-catching devices out there. But they are far from the only players on the market, especially once you enter markets such as China where the no-compromises approach doesn’t work out nearly as well.

So it’s no surprise that Xiaomi, one of the bigger smartphone makers in the People’s Republic, would make its flagship device, the Mi 6, so seemingly pedestrian: it has already proven it can do new and weird with the Mi MIX, …