Someone less smart than me once said “it’s all about that bass, no treble.” I believe one half of this statement to be true (have you ever listened to music with no treble? No thanks.)—it really is all about the bass. I mean, when it comes to headphones, anyway. And if you like bass, the Skullcandy Crusher Evo are for you.
For me, Apple’s MagSafe attachment system on the iPhone 12 is the biggest phone innovation of 2020. And that’s a hard thing to say as an Android fan. Peak Design is working on a universal mount system, but FlexClip has them beat to the market, with a universal use-it-on-anything bracket that’s designed for phones, mounts, and accessories.
Fitness+ is a new $9.99/month (or $79.99/year) exercise video subscription service from Apple. With all the free workouts available on YouTube and similar paid offerings from the likes of Peloton, it needs to be excellent to stand out. So, is it? Let’s find out.
Released early this year, Journey to the Savage Planet didn’t make too much of a splash on launch. I was aware of it, and it pulled my interest thanks to its great presentation, but now I’ve finally gotten to play it it’s not what I expected. I expected a fairly standard first-person shooter, but it wound up being a lot more than that. Let’s talk about it.
When it comes to wallets, I’ve been a fan of Ekster’s line of cardholders for quite some time. My daily carry has been the company’s vegan wallet for the better part of two years and it’s been great. I have the bar set high with the Aluminum Cardholder.
You don’t need to piss off your neighbors to hear the clear spacious sound of full-sized speakers or monitors. Audeze’s LCD-1 reference headphones manage to replicate the experience of large desktop speakers in a comfortable portable package. But with an open-back design and planar drivers, it’s hard to recommend them to anyone but audio nerds and musicians.
Adding LED lighting behind your TV creates ambiance and atmosphere. It looks cool. But you know what’s better? Adding responsive lighting—that means it changes with the image on the screen. There are systems out there that do this, but many of them have a high cost of entry. Enter the Immersion from Govee, which adds responsive lighting to your TV or monitor for just $70. And it’s great.
Exactly one lifetime ago, in July of 2019, I proclaimed my love for the AfterShokz Air bone conduction headphones. I’ve been using them on nearly all workouts—indoors or out—since then. Well, until now. The newer, more modern, and (best of all) smaller Aeropex Mini, which were originally announced at CES 2020, have been on my skull for the past couple of weeks. And I love them even more.
If you took Razer’s Hammerhead true wireless earbuds and gave them features found on the company’s over-ear Opus headphones, you’d get the Hammerhead Pro. These earbuds are the lovechild of what Razer has been working towards with its audio game over the last 18 months or so, but it’s a tough market out there. The question is: Can they compete with killer options from companies like Apple and Jabra?[note] They’re actually called the “Hammerhead True Wireless Pro,” but that’s just too much, so I’m calling them the Hammerhead Pro in this review.[/note]
The Apple iPhone 12 is, unsurprisingly, the most powerful iPhone of all time. But what happens when you take all that power and shrink it down to a similar form factor of yesteryear’s phones? You get the iPhone 12 Mini—the smallest and most powerful iPhone. It’s a hell of a combination and makes for an exceptional device for anyone who is tired of tablet-sized phones.