Reviews

  • Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big

    Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big

    Samsung’s never shied away from going big. Big phones, big TVs, big watches. In fact, that was one of the defining characteristics for the first few generations of the Gear line, the first few of which were really more wrist-worn tablet than smartwatch. Things thankfully mellowed out a bit last year with the introduction of the S2, a more minimalist approach to wrist-worn computing… Read More

  • HP’s OMEN X is a powerful and mostly satisfying gaming cube

    HP’s OMEN X is a powerful and mostly satisfying gaming cube

    Maingear and HP collaboration, the OMEN X is a good example of how far a consumer computer manufacturer will go to try and cater to a hard to please niche like PC gamers. Recently the latter has been doing a great job of appealing to different user needs with their Spectre line, from premium ultrabooks, to the VR-ready desktop replacement OMEN 17 laptop that I reviewed earlier this… Read More

  • 8Bitdo’s NES30 and Retro Receiver for NES Classic is the ideal wireless controller

    8Bitdo’s NES30 and Retro Receiver for NES Classic is the ideal wireless controller

    If you are one of the lucky few who either managed to get an NES Classic Edition already, or who will likely be getting one this holiday as a gift, then you’ll notice right away that the controller included is barely usable, thanks to a short cord. That’s where 8bitdo’s new NES Classic wireless control kit comes in. The included cord is so short that there’s already a… Read More

  • Super Mario Run is a hopeful glimpse of Nintendo’s mobile ambitions

    Super Mario Run is a hopeful glimpse of Nintendo’s mobile ambitions

    There’s unrest in the Mushroom Kingdom once again. It’s a familiar story… Princess Peach just trying to live her life. Baking cakes, throwing parties. She sends an invite over to her old friend Mario, a friend and confident and sometime savior, only to be once again menaced by an unrepentant recidivist, a flame-haired reptilian antagonist who hovers in on his Koopa Clown… Read More

  • Inboard’s M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition

    Inboard’s M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition

    Boosted Board, long considered the de facto electric skateboard, finally has some competition from a rival that is also based in California. Price as reviewed: $1,399 at Inboard The Inboard M1 brings a new take to the category, with hubless motors that are planted into the rear wheels of the board. This means that the motors, batteries and wires are hidden, and there’s no resistance in… Read More

  • Master & Dynamic’s MW50 on-ear headphones are comfy but costly

    Master & Dynamic’s MW50 on-ear headphones are comfy but costly

    The MW50 are on-ear headphones that perform like a pair of over-ears. They’re nice to look at, comfortable and, at $449, pretty pricey. The headphones are lightweight, but are ultimately acoustically inferior to their over-ear counterparts. If you’re looking for a pair of those, Master & Dynamic also offers the MW60. The design is similar to older M&D models: mesh grilles… Read More

  • LeEco’s Le Pro3 is cheap, fast and frustrating

    LeEco’s Le Pro3 is cheap, fast and frustrating

    LeEco would like nothing more than to be everything to everyone. The impulse is no better demonstrated than with the company’s grand U.S. debut a few months back, which included everything from phones and flat-screen TVs to a bicycle, an electric car, a VR headset and, yes, a cameo by Michael Bay directly from the set of the latest Transformers. Of all the products unveiled during… Read More