At this point, the set top box market has settled on three major choices—or rather, two major choices and a dark horse. For most consumers who want something besides their smart TV’s built-in interface, or who are shopping for a new TV and want a widely supported UI baked in, you’ve got a choice between Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Good grief, there are a lot of monitors out there. Choosing which one you want is a matter of juggling many variables: the size, the panel type, the refresh rate, the connection options, and of course, the price. It can feel like unlimited choices with very few correct ones.
2020 has been … a lot. Despite the release of some fantastic new PC gaming hardware, no one could blame you if you want to skip a new GPU or high-powered laptop this year. But that’s okay: Some of the very best games released on the PC this year don’t need any discrete graphics card at all, and they’re playable even on older or low-power machines. Here are our favorites from 2020, ready to delight you on almost any Windows (and for some games, MacOS) machine.
As each year comes to a close, I like to reflect on all the gadgets that hit the scene over the previous 12 months. While 2020 has been a weird year, to put it mildly, there have been some truly excellent gadgets hit the collective Review Geek desk this year. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.
Gift cards are one of the easiest gifts to pick up at the last second and are also extremely safe bets to make for everyone on your gift list. But just because a gift card has a certain value doesn’t mean that’s how much you have to pay. There are plenty of excellent resources online that offer discounted gift cards—both physical cards and digital. You just have to know where to look.
Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We don’t know. But let’s assume for a moment that it is, and skip that tired debate. If Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie just because it’s set around Christmastime, then so does any movie more or less situated at the business end of the calendar.
When you want your gadgets to stand out, there’s nothing more effective or simpler than a skin. Skins come in tons of different textures and colors for devices of all shapes and sizes, with multiple companies making it easy to deck out all your favorite gadgets. But which ones should you actually buy from?
If you’re an Android user, you probably appreciate just how customizable and feature-rich the base operating system is. But things can always be improved, and by far the easiest way to expand the utility of your Android phone is by installing one of the many third-party launchers available on the Google Play Store.
If you’ve spent a lot of time and effort to get your computer desk or entertainment center set up, you might be shocked at how many cables you have to manage … and what a mess they can be in almost no time at all. Don’t worry: With a few simple cable organizers, you can route and hide all those cables to make your home office setup clean and beautiful.
Maybe you recently blew through your Netflix queue. Maybe you’re just bored. Whatever the case, you need something new to watch and instead of recommending something on Netflix, we’re recommending some off-the-wall YouTube channels. From ridiculous robots and epic food challenges to competitive marble racing and slow motion explosions, we found all kinds of weird and entertaining stuff.