Selfies continue to be a huge part of our daily life, but with the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the world, video calls have increasingly become just as important if not more to keep in touch. The Moon UltraLight is meant to take your selfie pictures to another level, which it can do, but it also is very useful for video calls; best of all it can literally work on any device!
Mobile Phones & Gear
The world is on lockdown, but technology marches on…and if you’ve been trapped with a sub-par phone and a tight budget, it’s TCL to the rescue with three new Android devices that leverage their expertise in sharp, vivid screens! Now you can watch Tiger King on your phone the way Joe Exotic intended!
The world of budget Android phones has really exploded in the last few years, especially with Google’s Android One program, which promises regular updates and a clean Android experience. Motorola has been at the forefront of budget phones punching above their weight class, and the Motorola One Action continues that tradition with an action camera in a $349 phone.
The Google Pixel 4 was released in October 2019; it was the anticipated follow-up to the Pixel 3, which has continued to be a favorite for many Android users due to its solid hardware, amazing cameras, and the stock Android experience. 6 months have passed since the Pixel 4’s release. Did you buy one? Has it lived up to your expectations?
Do any of you who aren’t professional photographers still carry around a DSLR? Or is the quality of the camera on your smartphone one of the deciding factors before you’ll buy, knowing it will likely be the only camera that you ever carry? If the latter description fits you, you’ll want to pay attention to the Huawei P40 Series.
I’ll never understand why chargers with only one USB port are sold. 9 times out of 10, if you’re charging your laptop, you’ll want to top-off your phone as well. And since many modern laptops only include one Type-C port, you’re SOL unless you have a separate charger. With the Aukey Omnia 65W Fast Charge USB-C Dual Port Charger, that’s not an issue.
The iPhone ushered in the era of slab phones and quickly became the design-standard for the industry. Companies looking for “the next big thing” are exploring dual-screen phones. Some look more intriguing than others, but all are pricey as hell. With the LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen, LG has taken a unique approach and kept the phone affordable.
If you thought folding display phones were cool, then you’re going to really like the latest concepts from TCL. Why stop at a folding display when you could have a tri-fold display or even cooler, a flexible scrolling display? Here are what some future TCL smartphones could possibly look like…
Folding displays may be the future, but that doesn’t mean the tech is quite ready for everyone’s use or that everyone will even want it or will want to pay for it. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G gives you a gorgeous metal and glass slab with excellent specs that can be turned into a dual-screen device when needed.
There’s a lot of buzz about folding displays right now; in the US, we have the OG Samsung Fold along with the new Samsung Z Flip and Motorola Razer flip-style phones from which to choose. Huawei dazzled us last year with the China-only Mate X. Today, Huawei has introduced its next-gen Mate Xs with almost worldwide availability.
Greg recently reviewed the 6,700mAh myCharge Hub Turbo portable battery pack. He describes it as the “Swiss Army Knife of Portable Battery life.” MyCharge recently sent Judie and me the 10,050mAh MyCharge Hub Turbo, and we are pleased to report that Greg was more than correct in his description and, perhaps, even a bit understated; it is a fantastic external battery.
It wasn’t so long ago that 1GB seemed like an astronomical amount of memory, but now it’s passé. Most laptops come with at least 512GB, and now you can even get a 1TB flash drive that’s about the size of a child’s thumb for less than $300. Crazy, right? Say hello to the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C Flash Drive.
Over the last month or so, my wife and I have been trying out a hands-free accessory simply called “the dop.” Designed for everything from content creation to taking that Facetime call when your hands are occupied, the dop resembles a PopSocket but with many more functions. The dop kit is a two-piece set of products that can be used in tandem to secure your device to any surface, including your own hands. Perfect for everything from makeup tutorials, you…
Earlier today, we got the sad news that due to concerns over the Corona Virus, Mobile World Congress was canceled. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing great new hardware this spring. Samsung led the way at their Unpacked event, announcing the new Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.
They might not be the household name they once were, but ask anyone of a certain age about Nokia, and you’ll get a faraway look and a story about their first Nokia phone and the battles it survived. Nokia and phones have evolved a lot over the years, but their new Nokia 6.2 proves they still make sturdy, trusty companions!
It’s hard to find a way to stand out in a sea of smartphones, but Motorola has managed to stake a nice niche with its low cost but high-quality Moto G line. They’re expanding the Moto G offerings even further, so you can add a stylus or extreme battery power!
Senstone began life as a Kickstarter project; in fact, Dan was an early backer. I missed that window but then received one for review. It’s an impressive voice recorder that goes anywhere and quickly delivers accurate transcriptions that are available on your phone. Senstone can be worn clipped to your clothes or with the optional pendant.
You probably don’t give much thought to the chips powering your devices, beyond whether everything runs quickly and smoothly. The reality is that a tiny piece of silicon and circuitry is what determines if your camera launches quickly, if you can watch Netflix smoothly, and of course, your ability to catch ’em all in Pokemon Go.
Bodyguardz has long been one of the top-selling makers of screen protectors. Their products, reliability, and warranty put the company at the top of their game. Now, with the introduction of their PRTX line of screen protectors, the company is offering a new take on an important accessory. There are three different “models” in the PRTX line; here’s a look.
At just .6mm thin, the Pitaka Air Case Collection lets you protect your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max without adding weight or bulk. That’s great if you prefer to use your iPhone unencumbered by a case but still want to protect it. Let’s take a look and then give a few away.
We review a lot of phone cases on the site. Some are thin, light, and simple. Some are big, bulky, and super-protective. Some have metal plates for mounting the phone on a charger. Others let you leave your wallet at home. But few have the special sauce of the Lander Torrey Case for iPhone 11.