Last year’s OnePlus 8 Pro was a departure for the company. It marked a more expensive, more premium phone than previous OP (OnePlus) models. The 9 Pro is an expansion of this philosophy, packing better cameras and more high-end features than ever before. To put it simply: This is the best phone OnePlus has ever built.
Skullcandy’s latest pair of true wireless earbuds are quite the attention grabber. Not for any notable features or accomplishments, but rather the price—$25 is quite the bargain. But while you may expect these to be low-end earbuds that barely function, they are much, much more than that.
I’ve been going back and forth on where to start with the $600 AtGames Legends Ultimate arcade cabinet. If I had to sum the thing up in three words, I’d say “near endless options.” If you want an arcade, but space or finances limit you to just one, then this might be the perfect arcade for you.
In all of modern Doctor Who, “Blink” is still one of the most iconic episodes, even 14 years later. As a fan, I felt compelled to buy Doctor Who: Lonely Assassins, a Found Phone-style game that acts as a sort of sequel as soon as possible. Alas, it’s a very short game that begs for more content.
I’ve been a desktop user for many years, but I’ve had an increasing desire to move to a laptop-only workspace. I’ve tried out a number of USB-C hubs over the last few months, trying to nail down the one that makes the most sense for work at home and on the go. Satechi’s new On-the-Go Multiport Adapter (what. a. name.) is it.
JBL is a well-respected name in the world of audio, but how well does it manage the gaming side of things? The Quantum line of gaming headsets has been around for a while, but they’re still fairly unique compared to the rest of JBL’s lineup. JBL usually doesn’t contend with the gaming-market in general or full-on microphones, which makes you wonder how good something like the Quantum 600, a $150 wireless headset, actually is.
Smart lighting is one of the most useful pieces of smart home tech you can buy. It’s even better when it’s affordable and looks good—which is exactly what the Govee Aura Smart Table Lamp is all about. It’s a gorgeous lamp with a slew of unique lighting options, and it’s only $60. But it’s not without its own flaws. Let’s talk about it.
If you’re a cyclist, you know the primary rule of cycling: if it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen. And while there are multiple ways to record your rides, using your phone is probably the easiest—especially if you don’t want to pony up for a dedicated cycling computer. And that’s where Spigen’s Gearlock line comes in handy: it’s a bike phone mount that puts your phone front-and-center on your bike’s bars.
As an “audiophile” the AirPods Max intrigued me. They’re priced a bit high for a set of consumer headphones, and as most audiophiles know, active noise cancelation (ANC) degrades sound quality in one way or another. With this review, I set out to find out if the AirPods Max sound notably better than other popular ANC headphones on the market, most of which are much lower in price.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad series of laptops is associated with utilitarian design and focused capability. It’s strange, then, to see a machine like the X1 Nano: a super-light, super-sleek laptop that has more in common with the MacBook Air than any Windows-powered notebook. That contradiction means that it has a limited appeal, but not that it’s a bad machine.