Apple iPhone 7 review

Love it or hate it, Apple’s iPhone 7 is arguably the most popular phone on the planet. Year in and year out it consistently sells truck loads of units in September and always finishes strong around Christmas, and even lackluster quarters for Apple still bring in loads of cash thanks to the success of the iPhone.

LeEco Le S3 review: The budget phone that leaves you wanting more


LeEco has had the spotlight on them a lot lately, particularly because of its aggressive expansion. They’re offering a wide range of products in completely different industries: bikes, TVs, smartphones and even virtual reality. The company might be strapped for cash, but they’re creating some good quality products. We’ve already taken a look at its higher-end smartphone, the LeEco Le Pro 3, but now we’re breaking down its budget handset — the LeEco Le S3.

If you’re looking for a budget phone, be sure to follow along as we show you what the Le S3 is all about.

LeEco Le Pro 3 review: A powerful, inexpensive (and confusing) phone


LeEco is a Chinese company that is not terribly well known here in the United States. With electric vehicles, a film studio, virtual reality, and phones, LeEco has its hands dipped in a number of areas and is showing no sign of slowing down. In the world of mobile devices, the LeEco Le Pro 3 is the latest Android powerhouse that aims to take the U.S. by storm with its high end specs and suite of live streaming entertainment services — all for a price of only $399.

Does all of this translate to a phone you should run out and buy? Let’s find out.

Hit the break for our review of the LeEco Le Pro 3.

Honor 8 review: A mid-range beauty with substance


The year might be known for when Google replaced the Nexus program or how Samsung experienced disaster with the Galaxy Note 7, but it should also be remembered as the year Huawei stepped out of the shadows. From the launch of the Honor 5X at the beginning of 2016 to the star-studded launch of the Huawei P9 in April, Huawei has taken giant strides in new markets. No longer is it simply known as one of those interesting but mysterious companies in China.

Huawei’s Honor brand, too, took another step towards household recognition in August with the launch of the Honor 8, a beautiful phone that shares much of its DNA with the Huawei P9. The Honor 8 differs from the P9 in various aspects, though, and is all the better for it.

Hit the break for our review of the Honor 8.

Fitbit Blaze review


By now, Fitbit is coming close to being synonymous with “activity tracker” and the brand name is occasionally tossed around as a generic term to describe any similar device. That does mean the company has a lot to live up to in terms of delivering solid devices that meet the expectations of buyers. One of those devices that was released this past year was the Fitbit Blaze which is ostensibly the company’s top of the line device and probably comes closest to merging the Fitbit activity tracking expertise with pseudo-smartwatch capabilities.

After spending some time with the Fitbit Blaze, we put together this review to help you decide whether this might be the trail you want to blaze for an activity tracker purchase.

Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 review


You’ve heard all of the standard names when it comes to smartwatches — Huawei, Samsung, LG, Moto, TAG Heuer and so many more. But, one you probably haven’t heard of is Mobvoi, one of the first Chinese companies Google has backed since leaving the country in 2010. With that in mind, we’re a little intrigued about what the company has to offer, especially after its successful Kickstart campaign over and abundantly funded the development of its new smartwatch, the Ticwatch 2.

It’s not running Android Wear, but that’s largely because many of Google’s services aren’t available in China. Instead, it’s running a spinoff of Android — Ticwear 4.0. Sure, it makes you question where the watch is worth picking up or not, but you actually might be surprised.

Join us after the break for details.

iClever BoostCare Reindeer Headphones review


Christmas is just around the corner, and what better a gift than their very own pair of headphones? They can stop using your pair, and listen to their YouTube videos or music quietly with their own. But, there’s one pair you might specifically want to check out, especially with the holidays being almost here. iClever’s BoostCare Kids’ reindeer-inspired headphones are the perfect pair for any parent wanting to find some kid-friendly headphones that not only fit well, but let you control the volume as well.

QardioBase and QardioArm review


Qardio is a fitness tracking service that tracks your blood pressure and weight to give you a better understanding of your health with their connected devices, the QardioArm and QardioBase. It’s slightly different than the usual fitness tracking that covers your steps, heart rate, and sleep, but it’s no less important.

EMTEC GEM Box review


Many companies have tried to create an Android-based gaming console, but most of the devices have turned out to be a flop. The OUYA is obviously the first one that comes to mind, but even after being bought my gaming peripheral company Razer, it’s failed to pick up traction. But, manufacturers still think consumes want them. Enter the GEM Box, created by a company called EMTEC based out of France.

With a quick and easy setup, an Xbox-style controller, and an intuitive interface, EMTEC believes they might just be able to corner this area of the market. Will the GEM Box be able to do it? Follow along with our review below.

Camera Shootout: Google Pixel vs OnePlus 3 vs Apple iPhone 7


It’s been a good year for phone photographers, with each new device trying its hardest to outdo whatever is being replaced. We’ve reached a point where most people are replacing separate cameras with their phones, and they’re not losing any quality over it.

When Google announced the Pixel, they made it clear that the camera was a huge focus, and for the most part, they delivered on that. But Google isn’t the only one making top notch cameras, so let’s find out how it stacks up against some of the competition.

Lenovo Yoga Book review: The big effort for an Android laptop misses


We know Android phones. We know Android tablets. Those form factors have long been where Android devices have thrived, but Lenovo is trying something new in 2016. The Yoga Book is a laptop running Google’s mobile operating system, which we’ve rarely seen from global brands over the years. And, since it’s from the Yoga line, you can use it in a variety of ways. So you’re not actually bound to this being an Android laptop. It can still be a tablet.

Hit the break for our review of the Lenovo Yoga Book.

Huawei Fit review: The good, the bad, and the active


We all know the importance of staying active and living a healthy lifestyle; whether we are successful at that is another story. With all the different gym memberships, diet plans, at-home workout routines, training plans, it can get overwhelming to decide the best approach to meet your fitness goals. Wearable devices that can monitor and track all your movements and help create a plan tailored to each user have become more and more popular over the last few years.

Huawei, not wanting to be left behind in the race, is now trying to burst into the fitness scene with their brand new wearable: the Huawei Fit. With a promise of almost a week-long battery life and constant activity monitoring, can this $130 device stand up against the competition and help you get on your feet?

Hit the break for our review of the Huawei Fit.