Back in 2018, I reviewed Adonit’s original PhotoGrip, a stellar camera shutter attachment that made for better group photos and selfies. While I enjoyed it, one thing I grew to really want from it was a bit more comfort holding while shooting footage with my phone. And looks like the company listened in their updated PhotoGrip Qi.
Mobile Phones & Gear
A brand that I knew absolutely nothing about prior to receiving their products to check out on a whim have really convinced me that sometimes it’s not the name branded on the device, but the actual items themselves After testing them for the last month, Cleer’s headphones and Bluetooth speaker have left quite the impression on me.
I’ve reviewed plenty of oversized connected speakers, but the JBL Partybox 300 takes that concept to the next level. It’s cordless when you need it to be, it has microphone and guitar inputs, it can put on a light show, it’s loud enough to fill your backyard, and man — it sounds amazing!
While I’m no real audiophile, when it comes to quality listening, I will never shy away from a good set of earphones. While I’m partial to Bluetooth wireless types, I’ll truthfully say being tethered to your device will give you better quality every time. So if you’re looking for that, SIMGOT’s EM-2 Hi-Res IEM Earphones are just that.
So here’s the thing: Yes I have AirPods, and yes they fit in my ear and I enjoy them. But the Skullcandy Indy Bluetooth truly wireless earbuds are in every way a more pleasant listening experience, for half the price.
The days of having to pay big bucks to get a decent mobile phone are officially over; I’m declaring them dead. We have lots of choices for better than basic phones under $500 now; the Nuu Mobile G3+ is a well-built, unlocked phone with a few compromises, and it is less than $250 with no contracts or obligations. No, really.
Choetech’s made a name for itself by making high quality products at an affordable price without compromising the integrity of the item you’re using it for. And if you’re looking for reliability, their latest Type-C products are worth adding to your checkout bin.
For a company to claim that their headphones have advanced audio quality is one thing, but when they throw our the term “HDR sound,” you might be more interested in checking them out. I was sent a pair of Origem HS-3 Bluetooth headphones, and the question I have is: Should you believe the hype?
The Oculus family just got bigger with the release of the Oculus Quest. Building on the success of the Oculus Go, the Quest is a wireless VR device that allows you to explore digital worlds without being tethered to a PC. Oculus also released the upgraded Rift S that requires minimal setup and no external sensors.
Seems like Apple is being a bit more open to other companies making better quality yet more affordable products than they can, as evidenced by Scosche releasing their new MFi-certified USB-C accessories.
We are huge fans of Master & Dynamic here, and how could we not be? Their headphones are extremely well made, and they produce excellent sound. If you’ve been looking for a great pair of wired cans, now is the time to check out their MH40 Over-Ear Headphones, as they are on sale for $199 from $249 for Memorial Day.
iOttie is a name I’ve trusted for years. I’ve used a number of their mobile phone car mounts in all of my cars as well as my wife’s car, so I was excited to hear about their latest car mount, the iTap 2 Wireless. It features wireless Qi charging with the convenience of a magnetic mount and retails for $54.95.
We’ve all seen the rumors, and now the OnePlus 7 Pro is a fact! OnePlus has just a released their flagship phone, boasting a gorgeous 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM. Perhaps most exciting? No notch and no screen cutouts!*
We’ve been quite impressed with the various phones we’ve reviewed from Honor. Their sleek form factor, powerful processors, fantastic cameras, and implementation of AI have made their offerings stand out in a crowded field. Now Honor is getting ready to unveil their next flagship phone, and they are teasing a special collaboration with Moschino.
In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, Samsung today announced that their $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone — which apparently had trouble folding repeatedly without breaking — would be on an indefinite hiatus.
Mobile World Congress didn’t disappoint this year; there were so many new smartphones shown, and that’s where the LG G8 ThinQ made its debut. Loaded with tech, the G8 ThinQ is a compact communication device with fantastic sound, better than average cameras, a gorgeous screen, and minimalistic design.
You have to hand it to Samsung, they are nothing if not persistent in sticking with their AI assistant named Bixby. They even continue to have dedicated physical buttons on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 devices like the S10e I recently reviewed. Now there’s an easy way to take back the button and use it for an actually useful Assistant – Google’s.
We have been trained over recent years with phones to equate larger phones as being more premium and providing a better experience. Bigger is better as they say. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is here to blow away your ill-conceived perception and show you why it is one of the best phones to come along in many years.
Anker, known for their power banks, chargers, and more, has released two new exciting power banks. The PowerCore Fusion 5000 is a 5,000 mAh power bank that is USB and USB-C compatible and doubles as a wall charger. The Powerhouse 200 is a 200Wh/57,600 mAh portable generator that boasts a 110V AC outlet, USB-C, USB, and a 12V car outlet.
Today’s a big day for mobile platform news because Qualcomm is releasing three of them — the Snapdragon 665, 730, and the 730G (the G is for gaming).
iOttie, creators of best-selling smartphone mounts and a brand I’ve trusted for years, just announced their new iTap 2 Wireless Series of wireless charging mounts. The new iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Series uses strong magnets to keep your phone secure while built-in Qi charging keeps your phone’s battery juiced.