A couple of years ago, Jason reviewed the original model of the BenQ ScreenBar, an LED lamp designed to sit on top of a monitor and provide perfect lighting to your desk area. He freakin’ loved it, awarding the lamp a perfect 10 out of 10 score.
The Opus is Razer’s first foray into “lifestyle” headphones. With a surprisingly understated design, these are made to wear anywhere and anytime. They have ANC, are THX-certified, and cost $199. Overall, they’re solid—but if sound quality is your primary concern with headphones, they may leave you wanting.
EarFun is a very new brand. When I say “very,” I’m talking a 2018 launch. So, imagine how impressed I was when I learned it had scored not one, but two CES 2020 Innovation Honoree awards. One was for its as-yet-unavailable EarFun Air earbuds. The other was for its EarFun Free earbuds, which you can buy now.
Back at CES 2020, five months and a thousand years ago, I got my first look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook. I was instantly into the device and named it my favorite thing from CES. I’ve been waiting for months to get it in my hands, and now I finally have one for review. I’ve only had it for a few days—not nearly long enough for the full review it deserves—but I wanted to share some initial thoughts after using it for the weekend.
I recently took a look at Tribit’s StormBox portable speaker, so I was excited to see what its QuietPlus wireless over-ear headphones were like. Safe to say, I was suitably impressed, particularly as the QuietPlus are only the brand’s second wireless over-ear headphones.
Motorola’s Edge+ is the company’s first flagship device in recent memory, and it flaunts the internal hardware that you’d expect from a $1,000 Android phone. Still, the Edge+ is going to have a hard time competing with Samsung, OnePlus, and Google devices, all because of a few silly missteps.
OnePlus has successfully made its case: that it can compete with the best devices from the biggest manufacturers. That phone’s the OnePlus 8 Pro, and it’s a beast—easily among the best Android devices on the market right now. Go check out our review here if you want the skinny on that device.
OnePlus was once a company that positioned itself as offering flagship specs for wallet-friendly prices. But over the last few years, there’s been an upward trend in the pricing models of its phones, with each one inching closer to the premium pricing tier the company was able to avoid for so long. To date, the OnePlus 8 Pro is the most expensive phone the company has ever released.
Apple’s new iPhone SE may be the most interesting device of the year. Not because it’s innovative or flashy, but it sets a new standard for “budget” phones. At just $400, you get the performance and lifespan of Apple’s premium phones at an affordable price.
Shooters are better with a mouse and keyboard. Sorry, console die-hards, it’s true. And while there are many reasons that I am bad at Fortnite when I play it on the Switch, that’s the one I’m going to blame. The GameSir VX2 AimSwitch is an expensive, complicated gadget that can fix that.