While most mobile games are designed with touch screens in mind, we’re starting to see more console/PC games playable on mobile devices through streaming platforms like Google Stadia and GeForce NOW. When it comes to those types of games, you’re going to need a controller to properly play them, and the MOGA XP5-X Plus from PowerA was specifically designed with these platforms in mind.
Despite knowing better, I ordered a Surface Duo. As a former employee, I’m a Microsoft fan and it’s easy for me to believe in the Microsoft vision. So I ordered the Duo because I saw the concept for a new device category and embraced it. I’ve handled the device for a few hours now and have some quick thoughts—It makes a fantastic first impression, a terrible second impression, and an OK third impression.
Decent headphones aren’t inexpensive, but they don’t necessarily have to cost $300 or more. If you’re willing to compromise just a little bit on sound quality and features, the 1More Over-Ears headphones will give you good sound and comfort, and will be somewhat easier on your wallet. They aren’t wireless, however, and they lack active noise cancellation (ANC), common features even at this price point.
The world of smartwatches has evolved dramatically and quickly. That is unless you consider Google’s Wear OS platform, which hasn’t grown or changed much since the 2.0 update nearly two years ago. That’s what OPPO had to work with for its Watch—a platform riddled with shortcomings relative to the rest of the market. But by adding its own features in, it hopes to offset Wear OS’ faults.
I picked up a IdeaPad Duet a few weeks after it launched, and I’ve loved it as an ultra-portable companion. I pair it up with a tiny mouse and my homemade keyboard when I want to go somewhere and focus on writing. But stuffing all those mini electronics in my Peak Design bag seemed like a waste. I needed something smaller.
Want a big screen TV, but don’t have the room or the budget for one? Viewsonic’s M1 Mini is a tiny pico projector that literally fits in your pocket and can project a large image in a dark room. It lacks some of the features of its big brother—the M1+—but at $150, it’s also less than half the price.
Yeedi is a relatively new addition to the robot vacuum family. The Yeedi K700 is the latest in their range, preceded by the K600 and the K650. Both of these models were simple robovacs. The K700 builds on the brand’s experience and adds a further function: mopping.
Being a “gadget guy” means that I’m always riding that fine line between cost and practical benefits in order to justify my purchases to the wife. So, when she asked me to get a new robot vacuum for our newly renovated floors, I immediately started researching the best options and executed a purchase before she could change her mind! Did I choose wisely? Let’s find out.
Think about the last time you wrote something down. Like, with a pen. On some sort of writing surface. For me, that’s been quite a while—until I got the Fluidstance Slope for review, anyway. Fluidstance describes the Slope as a “personal desktop whiteboard,” but I just call it a quick place to jot down ideas. But it’s also something I didn’t realize how much I needed until I got it.
Budget phone maker BLU is launching a new phone today with the G90 Pro. It’s not only a spec-bump for the previously-announced G90, but it’s also the company’s first “gaming phone.” I’ve been playing with it for the last couple of weeks—here’s what you need to know.