Reviews

  • Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money

    Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money

    Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impressive feature might be their… Read More

  • Acer’s S 13 makes the case for the inexpensive ultrabook worth having

    Acer has made a lot of ultrabooks, but the only one worth mentioning is the current S 13. Priced aggressively even for the “high-end” model, as configured, it sports a slim profile, backlit keys and a Core i7 processor. Acer is taking the perks of owning a pricier machine and making them more accessible, creating an ultrabook that’s a good value without a ton of compromises. Read More

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

    Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

    Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales have slowed considerably, as consumers have stubbornly opted not to upgrade. Manufacturers, meanwhile, are cannibalizing sales from all sides. Samsung’s got a lot of heavy lifting to do when it comes to reigniting consumer excitement around the space. Read More

  • HP’s Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience

    The new HP Spectre 15 is a rare marriage between an ultra high definition screen and a thin frame. What makes it better than other 4K laptops is its decent battery life and healthy selection of ports. If Windows is your jam and you need full-size screen, this is the notebook to get. The latest edition of the 15-inch Spectre x360 is only offered with a 4k (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) screen. HP is… Read More

  • Alienware's 13 R3 VR-ready laptop

    Alienware’s 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops

    Alienware’s latest offering is the smallest powerhouse laptop produced by the company. The 13 R3 is extremely compact for a VR-compatible system, but portability comes at a premium. Even so, the laptop has a lot to offer for gamers and everyday users outside of virtual reality. Especially since its performance is akin to a small gaming desktop rather than a gaming laptop. Read More

  • Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor

    Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor

    It’s hard to say precisely what took Beats X so long to arrive. Unlike Apple’s own house-branded AirPods, the company didn’t really start from scratch. Sure, it’s a somewhat new form factor, but the wireless earbuds don’t stray all that far from the company’s existing lines. But nearly six months after being announced, the headphones arrive this week. As… Read More

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