At this year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, several major announcements have been made. They were just the tip of the iceberg, however. Today the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Computer Platform, the industry’s first 7 nanometer PC platform, has been revealed. It is clear that Qualcomm is ready to shape the next generation of “always on, always connected” computing.
Mobile Phones & Gear
Yesterday, we were introduced to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the fact that it would be an integral part of the upcoming 5G network experience. Let’s dig a bit more into what benefits the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform will provide people like us — those who use and rely on their cellphones.
I’m attending the third annual Snapdragon Technology Summit this week in Maui. Over the next couple of days, much will be revealed about how Qualcomm is shaping the next generation of 5G technology. Of course, there’s more important news to share, too.
If you need a multi-port USB Type-A and Type-C charger that is compact enough for travel yet powerful enough for regular home use, look no further than the RapidX X4 Home. With three Type-A ports, one Type-C port, the X4 Home offers high-speed charging from each port with a total output of 33W.
I was impressed by the true wireless IQbuds from NUHEARA I reviewed some time ago. But while they offered some unique features, they didn’t stand far enough in front of the pack to make them my daily driver. The new IQbuds BOOST takes things up a few notches, and they do things no other true wireless earbuds can do.
We’ve seen an abundance of wireless charging solutions for phones such as the current generation of Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones and similarly Qi-enabled devices but while many work, most look fairly utilitarian. The mophie charge stream desk stand stands out thanks to its style, but it is much more than that. It’s a fast, stylish and flexible wireless charger.
We’ve been covering Ultimate Ears speakers for years. Their original BOOM speaker was great, and the evolution of those speakers, as well as the growing portfolio of designs in the lineup, continues to impress. Their latest, the UE MEGABOOM 3 is no different. At $199.99 it is loud, sounds great and is packed with features. It is one awesome speaker!
When this Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL fast charging stand was originally released the $79 price seemed a little steep. I bought one anyway because I wanted to have a convenient place to put my Pixel 3XL on my nightstand for charging.
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, one of our favorite accessory brands, Nomad, is offering 30% off all in-stock items, and they’ll be bumping outlet items up to 65% off (currently 50% off MSRP). No coupon codes needed or available. You can see some highlights below.
There’s no need to run around like a turkey with its head cut off: there are plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals available that don’t require getting up at the crack of dawn or standing in any lines — there’s no need to wrestle your chosen item from someone else’s arms, either. Just sit back, relax, and click.
Not long ago, a “portable” backup power solution for your MacBook meant bringing a dedicated, heavy battery slab and an adapted Apple MagSafe block. Now, most laptops including MacBooks are powered by USB-C; battery technology has caught up, become more powerful, and it’s downsized. The mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL can recharge your laptop and it’s the size of a paperback.
If you’re a fan of leather cases on your iPhone, and looking for one that’s not only more protective than Apple’s very own branded leather cases, you should check out the Mujjo Leather iPhone Cases. I had the opportunity to review the Mujjo case in green, and I’m pretty amazed at the overall look and feel.
Twelve South makes accessories for Apple devices that are always simple, thoughtful and well-made. I’ve been a fan for years. The latest Twelve South offering is the PowerPic. It’s yet another wireless phone charger, but this one has a rather smart twist that puts it into the category of, “Now why didn’t I think of that.” Let’s take a look.
A few months ago I reviewed the Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge. It is a wireless car charger that holds your phone in place via magnets. I not only love it, but I use it every single day. The same magic is available for your desk thanks to the indoor version of the Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge.
Imagine a smartphone that manages to tick every one of your “what I want/need” boxes. I’m guessing that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro would come very close to doing just that. Packing a 6.39″ screen, a fast Kirin 980 processor, a fantastic Leica camera array, and many other features, there is much to celebrate in Huawei’s latest flagship Android smartphone.
Today, OnePlus announced their brand new OnePlus 6T, and to kick off their new flagship phone, OnePlus is announcing that T-Mobile is their first US wireless partner to carry a OnePlus device in their stores. You’ll finally be able to fondle one in person before buying!
Originally an Indiegogo campaign, the Soul Electronics X-Shock Bluetooth Headphones offer a lot to love, and a few things to improve on to truly make them a contender in the wireless headphone world.
When it comes to good quality leather cases for my iPhone, I don’t bother with any other company that’s not named Nomad. The company sent me over three of their cases for the new iPhone XS Max to review, and trust me, they beat even Apple’s own leather cases.
On a chilly October night, Anker held their first-ever live product launch in NYC. Announcing products from a number of their brands, Anker impressed with new 27W PowerPort Atom chargers, an updated Nebula Capsule II pocket projector, the Soundcore Model Zero and Zero+ Bluetooth and WiFi speakers, and a groundbreaking security system from Eufy. Read on to find out more!
I’m always looking for a light pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear, so I was pleased when recently sent a pair of the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones to try. They incorporate a two-piece, stiff bio-cellulose composite speaker cone with a flexible surround, and they are not only comfortable, but they also sound great!
This week, the Huawei Mate 20 series was introduced to the world during a press conference in London, England. While the Mate 20 Pro was undoubtedly the star of the show, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS got a very warm reception, too, exciting all who appreciate a more refined, limited edition, and yet still technologically advanced device.