Reviews

  • YotaPhone 2 Review: Two Screens Are Indeed Better Than One

    YotaPhone 2 Review: Two Screens Are Indeed Better Than One

    Yota Devices is a Russian company that entered the mental space of tech enthusiasts everywhere with the debut of the original YotaPhone a couple of years ago. In 2014, it launched the YotaPhone 2, a second-generation smartphone that greatly improved on the original concept. The YotaPhone 2 is a surprisingly capable, well-equipped Android smartphone – which happens to also have the… Read More

  • Xperia Z3 PS4 Remote Play Review

    PS4 Remote Play Shines On The Xperia Z3 With The DualShock 4 Game Control Mount

    The PlayStation 4 is a platform that keeps giving, thanks to frequent software updates from Sony. Remote Play for Xperia mobile devices is one such gift, and it works very well on the Xperia Z3, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone. The Remote Play app is available now via the Google Play Store for compatible Xperia devices, and anyone who as both one of those and a PS4 at home should… Read More

  • Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Review

    Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Review

    The $150 Pop is simply the best dedicated activity tracker that one can buy right now. For the simple reason that unlike the rest, it won’t just be shoved in a drawer and forgotten months, or even weeks after purchase. Basics Bluetooth 4.0 iPhone (4s or up) or iPod touch (5th gen or up) required, with Android coming soon Eight months of battery via CR2025 button cell 36.3mm face 100ft… Read More

  • Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    The first week of 2015 was CES for me, which meant working out of a suitcase in a bizarre fantasy land hewn from hard desert rock, grit and little else. My home office is a veritable oasis of displays and screen real estate, while my mobile CES office most definitely is not. Luckily, this year, I had a review unit of the Ten One Design Mountie on hand, and it made a big difference in my… Read More

  • Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    It looks and acts like a battery pack but kraftwerk is actually the first hand-held fuel cell generator that can regenerate energy in less than 3 seconds. And it can power all your mobile devices for weeks. kraftwerk, which translates to “power station” in German, is the product of eZelleron, an engineering team that spun out of German research firm Fraunhofer… Read More

  • Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

    Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

    Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt to reimagine that gadget for a modern age, only the new Withings Activité tracker nails… Read More

  • Duet Turns Your iPad Into A Mac Display

    Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

    iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance, choppy animation and tons of lag, even in the best of circumstances. Duet, a new app from a team that includes ex-Apple display engineering talent… Read More

  • Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

    Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

    Sony’s new Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3 bucks a trend of the company releasing devices that use their own wearable platform, opting instead to jump on the bandwagon that includes a host of other Android wearable OEMs. It ends up being a big benefit, when you compare this device against previous SmartWatch models, which have proven overwhelmingly uninspiring. Basics 1.6″… Read More

  • Asus ZenWatch Review

    Asus ZenWatch Review

    Asus has entered the Android Wear fray, with a smartwatch that features a bold design, even though it opts for a rectangular face, and materials and looks that might make it the closest we’ve seen yet from the Android camp to resembling an Apple Watch. The ZenWatch is by no means a clone, however, and it very much manages to stand out from the Wear flock, too. Asus has crafted one of… Read More

  • Moleskine Smart Notebook With Creative Cloud Demo

    Using Moleskine’s New Smart Notebook Is Like Magic

    We covered Moleskine’s launch of its new Adobe Cloud-enabled Smart Notebook, but after using one in practice, the tech has clearly merited another look. You can see a live trial of the entire process above, which takes under two minutes and offers up an editable .SVG file pretty much the same as those you’ll get from a $2,000+ digital display and drawing tablet combo. The anchor… Read More

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Nintendo’s hit holiday season continues with an unlikely hero: Captain Toad, the toadstool-esque stock supporting character from Super Mario games, who takes the helm for a full-fledged puzzler based on mini games from Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes unique advantage of the Wii U’s capabilities, in addition to being just generally super fun, and while… Read More