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    ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: Beyond Mid-Range

    ZTE’s best known in the US for making budget phones for budget carriers. But over the past couple years, the Chinese manufacturer’s built a solid reputation for making quality, affordable pseudo-flagships with its line of Axon unlocked handsets. With the Blade V8 Pro (a mouthful, indeed), ZTE is aiming squarely for the mid-range Android market, […]

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    aiFi Ai-1 Review: The Modular Stackable Bluetooth Speaker

    After witnessing the aiFi Speaker Tower, hands on and ears on, we knew that the aiFi Ai-1 Speaker was a serious feat of engineering. By most standards, it’s an everyday portable bluetooth speaker. It connects to most every device via bluetooth or auxiliary cable, has a large rechargeable 8 hour battery, plays loud music, and […]

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    BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

    Beats has been killing it lately. Their Powerbeats3 and Solo3 wireless headphones both earned Chip Chick Picks for being top notch wireless headphones in their respective categories. After a delay, their lightweight BeatsX in-ear headphones are finally here, and we consider them to be a superior alternative to Apple’s AirPods. First of all, kudos to […]

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    Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch Review

    We’ve talked a fair bit about Fossil’s hybrid smartwatches lately, but it was Withings that got the ball rolling in 2014 with the Activité, an analog watch with fitness tracking sensors and a Bluetooth module hidden inside. That watch demonstrated the value of hybrid smartwatches — smart features combined with months-long battery life. But, even with the […]

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    Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 512 GB SSD Review

    So…dehydrated…quick run to get water during a loading screen? Not anymore. Exaggeration aside, with Seagate’s new Game Drive for Xbox 512 GB SSD, it’s not far-fetched. Once plugged in, the Xbox One will prompt the user to select whether the drive will be used for media (music, videos, etc.) or for games. Media mode will allow […]

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    Mophie Juice Pack Air (iPhone 7 Plus) Review

    Do you find yourself constantly looking for a place to charge your phone during the day? Until iPhones come with longer lasting batteries, this is a frustration that we all have to cope with. Fortunately there is a simple solution, battery cases! While there a number to choose from, Mophie has been leading the pack […]

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    Puffco Pro 2 Vaporizer Review

    The Puffco Pro 2 is the latest herbal concentrate vape pen from Brooklyn-based Puffco. Designed for the adventurer, the Pro 2 has been completely redesigned and is the company’s smallest pen to date. So should you level up to the second generation Puffco Pro 2 or hold on to the original? Keep reading and decide […]

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    Everything is Pretty Awesome About the LEGO Batman Movie

    There’s no shame in admitting that the LEGO Batman Movie has been my most highly anticipated film of 2017. After ogling LEGO Batman in the “original” LEGO Movie, I couldn’t wait to see Batman get all of the dedicated screen time that that handsome devil deserves. The movie’s plot focuses on a LEGO Batman who […]

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    Firefly 2 Vaporizer Review

    Redesigned from the ground up in San Francisco, the Firefly 2 is the second generation of the popular convection vaporizer. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Firefly 2 now works with both dried herbs and concentrates. With promises of instant vapor and pure flavor, keep reading to find out if the Firefly 2 should […]

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    Propel Star Wars Quadcopter Drone Review

    Propel really knocked it out of the park last holiday season with not one, but three Star Wars battle drones. And make no mistake, these aren’t simply scaled down starfighters from the movies — they nailed the entire fantasy. The flying and maneuvering, the music, the lighting, the voices, the gameplay, the wear and tear on the […]

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    Audeze iSine10 In-Ear Headphone Review

    These are not Star Wars headphones. But, they may have come from a galaxy far far away. The Audeze iSine10 are a high-fidelity pair of in-ear lightning headphones. Outside of their Millenium-Falcon-esque build, their claim to fame is that they’re the first to include planar magnetics into in-ear headphones. Large 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms are […]

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    Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Earbuds Review

    In short order, we’ve been hit with a huge number of true wireless earbuds — wireless earbuds that lack even a cord to connect the two buds. Generally, true wireless earbuds are one of two types. The first are purely for audio, and tend to be smaller and and more stylish (Earin, Skybuds, and the Sol […]

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    Aerix Vidius HD Live-Streaming Mini-Drone Hands-On

    Earlier this year, we checked out the Aerix Vidius drone, a tiny quadcopter capable of streaming live video. Problem was, the video was limited to 420p. Since then, Aerix has added 720p HD streaming, making their new Aerix Vidius HD drone the world’s smallest live streaming HD drone. But, that’s not all Aerix has added […]

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    Huawei Honor 6X Review

    CES 2017 was a good show for anyone looking for cheaper phones with solid performance and premium features. The two best options we saw were the ZTE Blade V8 Pro and the Honor 6X, from Huawei’s lower-cost sub-brand. Both featured dual-camera arrays on the rear, marking a first for midrange phones, while stuffing the spec […]

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    DirecTV NOW Review

    I dumped cable a few years ago and replaced it with Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV. So being a cord cutter, I was super psyched by the announcement of DirecTV NOW with its 120+ channel lineup. After several weeks of testing DirecTV NOW, can I testify that it’s ready for prime time? Not quite yet. The user […]

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    Pax Era Vaporizer Review

    The first herbal concentrate pen to join Pax’s roster of vaporizers is here. Meet the Pax Era. Announced alongside the more expensive Pax 3 vaporizer, the Era promises to deliver flavorful vapor in a lightweight and small form factor. When paired with the Pax Vapor app, the Bluetooth-enabled pen can be controlled via smartphone for […]

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    Dead Rising 4 Review (Xbox One)

    What to smash, what to blow up, what to kill?! Those are the questions you will find yourself asking when playing Dead Rising 4. Dead Rising 4 is an open-world zombie game centered on Frank West investigating another zombie outbreak in Willamette, Colorado where the first Dead Rising took place. The game starts the player […]

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    JBL Boost TV Review

    The JBL Boost TV is aptly named — it really does provide a much needed boost to your flat panel TV. I absolutely love my TCL Roku TV — it’s an incredible value and a great TV for the money, but its weakest aspect, like with most TVs, is its audio. It’s not just that the built-in […]

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    2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback Review

    Despite its affordable price, the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback doesn’t feel or look like a budget hatchback. Its exterior is attractive, as is its two-toned interior, but beyond its good looks, there’s lots of tech packed inside to help make the Cruze look and feel like a more premium vehicle. The centerpiece of those tech […]