June 2020

Hyfit Gear 1 Aims to Bring Smart Workouts in a Compact Package

The current pandemic has upended just about everything we once considered “normal.” Gyms are off-limits, but working out is an excellent way to reduce anxiety. Like, say, the kind of anxiety you might feel about being in month 4 (4,000?) of a global pandemic. Hyfit Gear 1 aims to bring your workouts home, far away from sweaty people*.








The 15.6″ Lepow Portable Monitor Is a WFH Must-Have

Back in March, when I was told that I would be working from home for the foreseeable future, I knew that I was going to need a monitor to get work done. The issue is that most larger monitors and displays cost a fortune, or have been sold out for months. Then I discovered the Lepow Portable Monitor.


Acer Releases a Full Slate of Notebooks, Chromebooks, Desktops, and More!

Stressed about social distancing, confused about lockdowns, and generally feeling like the world has gone topsy turvy? You need some good old fashioned geeky retail therapy, and the good folks at Acer have your back with a slew of new computers to tempt your wallet and distract you from 24-hour news — or help you stream it faster. Your choice.


The Amazfit T-Rex Is an Affordable and Tough Smartwatch

Since moving to Android, I have been searching for an excellent smartwatch solution. Battery life has been an annoyance in most smartwatches I have tried; charging every night gets kind of old. I recently had the opportunity to try out the Amazfit T-Rex, and some of my concerns have been addressed with an affordable watch.


TCL 10L and 10 Pro Go On Sale, and They Pick up Some Updates

TCL has made a big splash with its new TCL 10 Pro and 10L phones, putting top quality screens and hardware into budget-friendly devices. They’re proving they are serious about this new market by rolling out a new maintenance release, tweaking some features, and even sweetening those already low prices with some carrier deals!


Lenovo Leverages Internet of Things to Help Offices with COVID-19

Lenovo is all about giving companies the tools to be productive, and that includes keeping people safe when they get back to work. They’re rolling out what they call Think IoT Back to Work Solutions. Basically, Lenovo will deliver an ecosystem of hardware and software that makes it safer to return to the office in the new COVID-19 world.


Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI versus Ecovacs T5: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Ecovacs is known to have the world’s most advanced robot vacuums, always innovating with cleaning robotics, cleaning your home fast, all the while avoiding the common items that may (or may not) be reached by your standard vacuum. But their latest products, the Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI and the Deebot Ozmo T5 plan on setting a new standard in AI-driven floor cleaning leaving only one question — Which one is the one for your home and wallet?



Steinberg Brings Cubasis 3 Audio Workstation to Android Devices

Back in 2012, Steinberg released Cubasis, a fully-featured DAW (digital audio workstation) for iPad with plug-ins, full audio, MIDI recording and editing, and many other professional features. Having used Cubasis on iPad quite a bit through the years, I have always loved how they were able to pack so many features into a mobile platform. Last year’s Cubasis 3 took things to another level, making the iPad version a true mobile DAW. And now Steinberg has brought the acclaimed full-featured mobile studio to Android.


Lenovo Goes for Power and Portability with New ThinkPad Mobile Workstations

It honestly looks like Lenovo’s design teams just never sleep. They’re constantly updating their lineups to make them faster, thinner, stronger, and the new updated Lenovo ThinkPad P Series Mobile Workstations are the latest to get refreshed. They’re even going peak late-90’s with a ThinkPad X1 Extreme (only counts if you hear it in a raspy pro wrestler voice).


Ford Brings Back the Mustang Mach 1 for 2021

After a 17-year hiatus, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe is back to make its world premiere. The track-ready 480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 will come in either a six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance or 10-speed automatic transmission.


Qualcomm Brings 5G to the Masses with Their New Snapdragon Chips!

It seems like we’ve been talking about it forever, but 5G is finally picking up steam and being rolled out on a massive scale. The true test of any new connectivity feature, whether it is wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, or 5G, is when it leaps from flagship feature to everyday option, and Qualcomm is taking 5G much closer with their new Snapdragon 690.


AIAIAI Audio’s TMA-2HD Are Customizable Modular Headphones

If you think about it, a pair of headphones are all essentially made up of the same few parts with different companies providing their take on each while the formula remains the same. AIAIAI have taken this to the next logical setup by making the whole process user-configurable. The TMA-2HD are high-end headphones that are one combination of these components, but nothing stops you from changing components yourself after the fact – making them incredibly versatile.  


Lenovo and Verizon Leap into the Future with the Flex 5G 2-in-1

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 lockdown has taught us (besides washing your hands, not breathing close to others, and listening to science), it’s that connectivity matters now more than ever. The new reality of working outside the office regularly couldn’t have happened 15 years ago. Lenovo and Verizon are taking that connectivity to the next level with their Lenovo Flex 5G PC.


HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality Headset Makes for a Great Escape

I have never wanted to “get away” more than the months spanning the COVID-19 pandemic, where my family was being extremely cautious and avoided public places. What a better way to escape than through virtual reality? The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite was an extremely welcome break from the monotony thanks to the immersive experience. The kit retails for $899.