With the announcement of the XPERIA 5 IV, Sony has once again proved that access to professional content creation is possible in the form of a compact smartphone. For those who loved the XPERIA 5 III but thought its screen was too dim and bemoaned its lack of convenient charging, the upgraded XPERIA 5 IV's 6.1" FHD+ 120 Hz OLED panel is now 50% brighter and supports wireless charging. Featuring
The much-anticipated Sony XPERIA 5 III continues to leverage Sony’s professional camera know-how in the mobile space and is targeted at smartphone users who are serious about enjoying and creating content.
Sony XPERIA 5 III
Like its older brother, the XPERIA 1 III, The XPERIA 5 III is equipped with a triple rear camera system,
Despite my fairly extensive history reviewing and even developing wearable tech, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a device that elicited more of a “Thinking Face” emoji than the Wristcam. A dual-camera watch band that connects to and works with your Apple Watch? Hmmm.
The premise alone had me intrigued. After all, it’s not hard to imagine the possible advantages of having a capable camera on your wrist. In my mind, I
The Google Pixel 5 isn’t flashy. It doesn’t fold up like an origami napkin or have an edge-to-edge display. In fact, it eschews all the “new and never-before-seen” functionality we’ve come to expect from flagships and replaces them with something much quainter: features that people really want. In a world where smartphones masquerade as miniature laptops and portable theaters, the Pixel 5 is arguably the best option for people who just want
For legendary audio maker Bose®, 2020 was another banner year. The company debuted several products from its various category segments, including new offerings from its true wireless earbuds and audio sunglasses divisions. Over the course of a few weeks, we had the chance to test several of these new products, which included the QuietComfort™ Earbuds, the Sport™ Earbuds, and the latest styles of Bose® Frames™.
Top Features: Best-in-class noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, slimmed-down design
In 2017, Bose®
Just a few years ago, the true wireless headphone market was something of a novelty; at its onset there were less than a handful of models that even performed reliably. Flash forward to 2020, and the consumer has a wealth of options to choose from, many that are feature-rich and with Bluetooth performance you could expect from traditional wireless headphones.
Ausounds is a relative newcomer to the game, but the company’s personnel boast alum from headphone heavy hitters such as Beats, Harman, Audeze, and KEF. The company’s stated goal is to
Earlier this year, Motorola announced its return to the flagship smartphone market with the all-new Edge series. Headlining the new series was the Motorola Edge+, a carrier-exclusive handset that can stand toe-to-toe with the best phones on the market, including its cost. Now, we have the Motorola Edge, a carrier-unlocked phone with slightly reduced specs at nearly half the price. Here’s my review.
Design & Hardware
Despite it not
It has been almost five full years since we’ve seen a new Moto 360 smartwatch. The previous model, which was released in 2015, was both handsome and capable, but it didn’t sell well enough for Motorola to continue the series. That was a bit of sad news for wearable enthusiasts, because both the first- and second-generation Moto 360 had scored
Looking to check out “VR”─ virtual reality─but don’t know where to begin? Say hello to the Oculus Go, the company’s entry-level offering for the holiday season. It’s the “light” version of their new, more advanced Oculus Rift S and
True wireless headphones have left the realm of portable-tech curiosity and are now in the mainstream, as the demand for a better audio experience without wires has continued to grow. To answer this call, we’re seeing more “audiophile rank” manufacturers making true wireless options. Such is the case with Klipsch, a name you might be surprised to forgo the superiority of wired sound altogether, and its T5 True Wireless headphones.
Cameras are now expected to be a headline feature of the latest smartphones. Apple, Google, Samsung, Sony, and all the other manufacturers are incorporating excellent cameras, backed up by even better software. Now, the smartphone in your pocket can take photos rivaling those of point-and-shoots, and use advanced processing tricks to create photographs that mimic professional systems. The only problem is figuring out which one to get, especially since the companies have a tendency to battle each other for supremacy in the smartphone camera
2019 was another banner year for smartwatches and wearables, with worldwide sales of individual units on pace to surpass last year’s volume by nearly 26 percent. Driving these figures were the usual suspects—Fitbit, Apple, Garmin, and Samsung. We’ve compiled the very best of these devices into our list of top wearables of 2019.
Fitbit Versa 2
One of the most welcomed surprises of 2018 was the Fitbit Versa. With stunning looks, a ton
It has been a wild year for ZTE. In August, the company released the Axon 10 Pro, its first flagship smartphone to hit American shores since last year’s temporary ban. That ban represented a period of uncertainty for U.S. customers, one that left many of us wondering when and if we’d ever get our hands on a new ZTE device. Luckily, all was resolved, the ban was short-lived, and ZTE’s latest premium handset, the Axon 10 Pro, has
Choosing the year’s best smartphone is largely a subjective exercise. After all, what is best for one isn’t necessarily best for all. Different users have different needs, different budgets, and so on. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite smartphones of 2019—a register that includes something for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Even as a lifelong iPhone user, I have to admit that the Samsung Galaxy Note10
When Google first announced the Pixel 3a earlier this year, it seemed almost too good to be true. A mid-range smartphone with the same camera as its flagship counterpart at half the price—what’s the catch? Well, we did some digging, and it turns out there is no catch. The Pixel 3a really is that good. In fact, it might just be the best premium mid-range