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.
Mobile Phones & Gear
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.
Today is shaping up to be an exciting day because Huawei is finally revealing their new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Rather than the all-metal bodies that previous Mate versions utilized, the Huawei Mate 20 series now has a stunning all-glass body reminiscent of the flagship P20 and P20 Pro. But that’s just the beginning…
When it comes to wireless sport headphones, there are three essential features. First, the headphones need to stay in while running. Second, the headphones need to be water resistant. Third, they need to sound great. Jaybird knocks it out of the park with their new X4 wireless headphones. Retailing for $129.99, the X4 checks all of the boxes and more.
It amazes me at just how much technology has advanced the camera world. What used to involve carrying a shoulder-mounted equivalent of a TV studio camera now fits in the palm of your hand. Trouble is, handheld video suffers being handheld, and therefore is usually very shaky. Enter Snoppa and its new Atom three-axis gimbal.
With the announcement of Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, chances are you might be looking for a way to protect them if you plan on purchasing them on day one. Moshi has luckily already released a bunch of new accessories for the device ahead of the launch.
When buying a case and screen protector for your new iPhone, it can be bittersweet. You want a set that will protect your phone, but you can usually say goodbye to seeing the color you selected beyond glimpses around the cutouts. Unless you have the Just Mobile TENC Air and Xkin 3D for iPhone XS Max, that is.
My first pair of good earphones were purchased from Etymotic. After three minutes listening to them I knew I could never go back to the cheap in-ear models I had previously used. I still have those earphones and was excited, years later, to check out Etymotic’s new ER3SE earphones. These are wired earphones for those who love their music.
Every time it seems like smartphones have become homogeneous and boring, you can count on LG to make it interesting again. They’ve tried modular phones and phones with secondary screens, but their newest idea is their best by far: the LG V40 ThinQ is a FIVE-CAMERA smartphone. And US Cellular is making it an even sweeter deal for their customers!
The Pitaka Aramid MagCase had been my case of choice for the last three iPhone versions as well as for the Samsung Note 8; it is the thinnest and lightest protective case I’ve ever tried. Days before I purchased my iPhone XS Max, I received all the new Pitaka cases for the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max.
I am completely sold on the idea of truly wireless earphones. While the selection is growing, finding quality is often difficult. Phiaton Corporation today announced the BOLT BT 700 wireless earphones featuring armature drivers and a portable charging case that doubles as a wireless speaker on Kickstarter ($79/$139). I was lucky enough to get an early sample so let’s take…
With the release of any new smartphone comes a wave of new smartphone cases, and Moshi is leading the pack with their stylish and protective cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max. Moshi released a variety of cases and accessories for the latest iPhone, including portfolio-style cases, slim, light cases, screen protectors, and even wireless charging docks.
Honor wowed us with the power, quality, and value of their phones. The Honor View10 is a powerful device at an accessible price. (Read the review.) Now, the Honor 8X is here to make powerful larger-screen devices accessible to all. Its huge screen and powerful specs make this an accessible phone for those who don’t want to compromise.
The first few things you notice about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are how huge it is, the awesome screen, cool S-pen, and all that glass on the front and back. And while that looks pretty cool, like most people I quickly found myself in a panic as the phone nearly slipped from my hands and thought “this thing…
Qi Wireless charging is changing the technology landscape, cleaning up the clutter of cables and plugs. Makers of smartphones have been including this – dare I say – revolutionary technology for several years, and even automakers have gotten in on the act. For those who don’t have wireless charging capability in their vehicle, there is the Kenu Airframe Wireless and Airbase…
The big iPhone XS Max release day has come and gone. From the looks of my local stores, both Apple and cell carrier, the majority of people either waited or bought their phones online. Online orders placed today for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have even become available for in-store pickup.
After paying up to $1500 (!!) for your iPhone XS Max, chances are you are looking for a solid case that will protect it. Here are a few great options to add to your checkout bin ahead of the phone’s being available on Friday.
If you have a newer iPhone and Apple Watch combination that you use (and charge) daily, you’re going to want to check out the Pitaka MagDock. It’s a ready-to-travel all-in-one wireless charger and dock for both those items and more.