I’ve been sitting here struggling with where to begin this $99 Wyze Lock review. Usually, Wyze product reviews are a simple affair. Whether cameras, bulbs, plugs, or sensors, the outcome is always the same. A well-made product that does at least 90% of the work the competition does, for a fraction of the price. How can you not recommend that? The answer, it seems, is when it’s missing an essential feature: convenience.
We recently looked at several 4K projectors to identify the best (relatively) inexpensive light cannons for your viewing pleasure, and found that the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB provided the best quality and feature set for a reasonable cost. But we have a challenger! The BenQ CinePrime HT3550 is designed to knock off the champ with similar performance and a much lower cost!
The Switch is wonderfully portable, but not exactly a longevity champion with its 3- to 4-hour battery life. Its super-slim tablet-style form factor can also get pretty uncomfortable if you plan to test the length of that battery life in a single trip. HyperX, now expanding into console gaming gear, hopes to fix both of those problems with its aptly named ChargePlay Clutch.
Stadia billed itself as a streaming revolution, nothing less than a paradigm shift that would change the way we think about gaming. It’s … something less than that. NVIDIA’s entry in the streaming game market isn’t quite so bold, but it has a lot more in its favor at launch than Google’s offering. Or, anyone else, for that matter.
Back in November of last year, I took a look at the Nomad Base Station, a killer mat-style wireless charger that packs a big punch for its small size. Now, Nomad is back with the Base Station Stand, a $99 stand-style wireless charger with some tricks of its own.
For a long time I’ve been on the hunt for a “Goldilocks” gaming mouse. Something with just one more thumb button than the standard two found on shooter mice, without stretching into the less ergonomic and more complex territory of an MMO mouse with a grid setup.
Time-lapse videos of buildings being constructed or flowers blooming are incredible. Making them, though, requires a ton of recording time and editing software. The Afidus ATL-200 Time Lapse Camera is designed to make shooting time-lapse videos easier—and it does! But it could be better.
If you miss the good ole days of the iPod Shuffle but don’t want to give up streaming, the Mighty Vibe might be just the thing for you. This compact, shuffle-style media player syncs your playlists from Spotify or Amazon Music—no phone required!
For the second year in a row, I took a brand-new laptop to CES (the largest technology trade show in the world), so I could review it under the harshest, most unpredictable conditions. I did this because I hate myself, and I like to channel that into buying advice for consumers.