Lenovo Tab 4 10 review: Productivity and entertainment on a budget

The Lenovo Tab 4 10 is the company’s (unfortunately named) newest tablet in the Series 4 family. It’s the larger of the two, packing a 10-inch screen next to the smaller 8-inch tablet, and focuses on productivity and entertainment without causing too much damage to your wallet. On paper, it sounds great, but there’s no shortage of downright terrible Android tablets in the market, so Lenovo isn’t exactly playing with favorable odds.

They’ve done a pretty decent job with phones lately, though, so let’s see how it fares.

Peel Case for Samsung Galaxy S8 review

The market for cases for smartphones is very active with options for almost any taste or requirement available. These can range from purely cosmetic “bling” type cases to heavy duty protection for a smartphone. Despite the investment required to purchase smartphones today, especially flagship level devices, there are still people who prefer to not use a case and instead use and carry around their smartphone “naked.” Peel has some cases that are meant to appeal to those smartphone owners by taking a very minimal approach and offering the barest of protection. I recently received some Peel cases and gave them a spin on my Samsung Galaxy S8.

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

When Samsung announced its new flagship for the spring cycle, an item that may have been overlooked was an updated version of the Gear 360. Capable of capturing both photos and video, the Gear 360 is designed to help users capture 360-degree content in a much easier manner than trying to use your smartphone and following the camera prompts. Samsung does this by equipping the Gear 360 with a dual-camera setup where the cameras are pointing in opposite directions from each other.

Now we’re diving into the world of immersive content in our Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review.

Honor 9 review: Affordable flagships never look this good

Huawei’s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has been building up quite the reputation in recent years for producing affordable smartphones with a high level of specifications, especially so in Europe. Last year’s Honor 8 was a stunning example of how a phone doesn’t have to cost the earth to be both beautifully designed and feature rich.

This year the Honor 9 launched with Huawei’s flagship Kirin 960 processor providing the grunt, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, upgraded optics, and a glass rear panel that somehow looks even more impressive than the one found on the Honor 8. The burning question is, does the Honor 9 match up to the standards that its predecessor set? The answer, as you might have guessed, can be found after the break. 

HELIOS-EX WiFi Range Extender review

Consumer-grade WiFi access points have come a long way over the years as companies keep adding power, antennas and technology to the devices to provide more complete, consistent wireless coverage. This is becoming increasingly important as more and more connected devices are being deployed. Despite the additional coverage, there are many users who still struggle with establishing suitable coverage for large areas, especially when dealing with intervening infrastructure. This is why we are seeing companies like Google finally starting to push into development of consumer grade mesh technologies for WiFi. An older, established way to to that though is through the use of range extenders.

That brings us to the subject of this review of the Amped Wireless HELIOS-EX High Power AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender. The HELIOS-EX is a traditional range extender in that it establishes its own connection to the primary WiFi access point and then effectively serves up its own access point. Amped Wireless includes some features to try to make this an easy, effective solution for consumers looking for plug-and-play simplicity when trying to fix dead spots in their WiFi coverage.

HTC U11 review: Plenty to love, plenty to hate

HTC has been struggling to hit a home run for years now, slowly falling further and further behind the heavy hitters in the Android market. That’s not to say that HTC has made a series of bad phones, they’ve just been unable to deliver the full package while everyone else has been polishing their flagship devices.

Huawei P10 review: A solid update to the series

Last year’s P9 was Huawei’s first flagship to feature a dual camera setup (monochrome and color sensors) followed by the 5.9-inch Mate 9 a few months later with 2x Hybrid zoom and a few more megapixels. Huawei may not have been the first company to come up with the idea of placing dual camera sensors on a handset, but the Chinese handset maker has definitely taken the ball and run with it in its march towards household recognition in western markets.

Huawei’s latest flagship, the P10, launched at MWC 2017 in Barcelona and follows in the P9’s footsteps but with upgraded performance, cameras, and a fingerprint reader on the front of the device. Is the Huawei P10 an essential upgrade from last year’s P9? Join us after the break to find out.

Verizon Wear24 review: Time for a carrier-exclusive smartwatch

Among the launches of different devices this spring, one item you may have missed was the release of the Verizon Wear24 in March. While Verizon offers several different smartwatches for consumers, the Wear24 represents a bit of a different path for the carrier as this one is an exclusive. The market for smartwatches seems to be struggling despite the release of Android Wear 2.0, so Verizon’s entry is an interesting move for the carrier.

We recently spent some time with the Wear24 to see whether it offers a compelling case for consumers to add this to their portfolio of tech gadgets.