Review: Royole’s RoWrite Smart Writing Pad is an upgrade on the ink pen

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

Royole today announced the launch of its RoWrite Smart Writing Pad to North American consumers. The device, perhaps a bit of a solution looking for a problem, lets you combine the experience of using a pen on paper with the reality that all of our information is on our phones now. The RoWrite is a digital notepad that allows you to use a special ink pen to write on actual paper. Everything you write is transmitted, in real-time, to an […]

OnePlus 6 review: Flagship Killer

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

There are no shortcuts to greatness and no smartphone maker knows this more than Chinese startup OnePlus. To fully understand and appreciate the company’s new OnePlus 6 Android smartphone, we need to take a brief trip back a couple of years. In 2014, the company nobody had heard of had, against all odds, successfully launched its first phone, the OnePlus One. The sales pitch was remarkably simple: The best Android hardware paired with virtually unmodified (aka “stock”) Android software with […]

OnePlus 6 Review: The Best Android Phone That Won’t Destroy Your Finances

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

The OnePlus 6 might be the most boring phone the company has ever made. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant as an insult, but more as a reflection on how far the company has come since the original OnePlus One. Because even though OnePlus’ latest device might not carry with it the same excitement as some of the… Read more…

IQbuds Boost review: pricey earbud, bargain hearing aid

May 19, 2018 Editor 0

IQbuds Boost $499 View Product The Good Great sound • Enhances sound for better hearing of ambient sound • especially speech • Well-designed app The Bad Uncomfortable to wear for long periods • Connectivity could be better • Lousy power management The Bottom Line The IQbuds Boost are an impressive pair of wireless earbuds, and the improvement to hearing is real, though they’re not as comfortable as they could be. Mashable Score3.5 Cool Factor3.0 Learning Curve4.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the […]

Review: Dyson’s Cyclone V10 vacuum is $500 overkill, but I love it anyway

May 18, 2018 Editor 0

How do I review a $500 vacuum cleaner? That’s the first question that came to mind when Dyson sent over its new Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum (and in fact, I reviewed the $700 bundle). I’m always on the hunt for a bargain, so the idea of spending that kind of moolah on a vacuum cleaner always seemed absurd to me. But Dyson has been able to sell expensive hardware for decades somehow, and now I see why: The Dyson V10 […]

Review: Vivo X21 is the future, but it came too soon

May 18, 2018 Editor 0

Vivo X21 $567 View Product The Good First widely available phone with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor • Good camera performance The Bad Fingerprint sensor takes getting used to • Pricier than direct competitors The Bottom Line The Vivo X21 is the first of its kind, and most of the time its bleeding edge tech works well. However, it’s pricy for what it offers, especially once the wow factor wears off. Mashable Score3.25 Cool Factor4.0 Learning Curve2.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the […]

Review: The Focal Clear are $1,500 headphones worth every penny

May 18, 2018 Editor 0

When you venture into the world of high-end audio gear, you realize expenses quickly add up – and not just in the obvious ways. Sure, you’ll spend a lot of money on top-of-the-line headphones or speakers, but in order to achieve a real improvement, you’ll need to also invest in a powerful amplifier, DAC, and high quality files in order to really feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. Some people even spend thousands of dollars of cable. Point is, […]

State of Decay 2: If you survive the bugs, the zombie apocalypse ain’t so bad

May 17, 2018 Editor 0

Undead Labs and Microsoft are set to shamble onto the scene next week with the highly antcipated sequel to 2013’s State of Decay. The original was a surprise hit, a combination of role-playing, action, and strategy that brought with it a unique take on the zombie-killing genre. It was a no-brainer that Microsoft would greenlight a sequel. But I never expected it would take five years. The story picks up some 18 months after the apocalypse. You won’t be playing […]

‘Solo’ review roundup: It may not leave an impression, but it’ll make you smile

May 15, 2018 Editor 0

Solo: A Star Wars Story flies into theaters in little over a week, and reviews point to a Star Wars adventure that’s perfectly fine, we’re all fine, how are you?  But seriously; Solo has been through a lot, from a highly scrutinized casting process to director shakeups to our own doubts from the first full trailer. But Mashable’s Chris Taylor (who literally wrote the book on Star Wars) says the new film will delight even hardcore fans, and in her […]