Reviews

  • Review: Dyson’s V8 Absolute vacuum can be useful, minus middling battery life

    Review: Dyson’s V8 Absolute vacuum can be useful, minus middling battery life

    Long before there was a Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum, a bias existed about the pricing and overall effectiveness of Dyson products. While I am not trying to prove or disprove that, I am going to share my impressions of their latest (expensive) household appliance: the V8 Absolute vacuum. After all, you need to know if it sucks or not. Spoiler: it does a bit of both. Read More

  • Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

    Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

    The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it’s worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other aesthetic direction. The primary way in which the new Aspire sets itself apart from the competition is in pricing, promising high-end… Read More

  • Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the States with a string of high-quality handsets, but, as with a number of Chinese companies, this country has thus far proven a tough nut to crack. Announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this… Read More

  • Review: Acton’s Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote

    Review: Acton’s Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote

    As you can already tell, this is an electric skateboard. It’s not my first rodeo on one either, and it won’t be my last. But here’s something I learned the past few days: Acton’s budget-friendly electric skateboard has been the least fulfilling of the electric rolling planks I’ve ridden. Summed up, it’s an electric skateboard with a few quirks. Price… Read More

  • Review: ExoLens’ Zeiss iPhone lenses turns your phone into a full-fledged camera

    Review: ExoLens’ Zeiss iPhone lenses turns your phone into a full-fledged camera

    Anyone even remotely interested in cameras knows that Zeiss lenses are the gold standard. But the 170-year-old company’s lenses can cost thousands of dollars each, making them pretty inaccessible for amateur photographers. But that is now changing, as the company has teamed up with the ExoLens brand to release three Zeiss lenses for the iPhone 6/6s and Plus. The three lenses are… Read More

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