TAG Heuer Connected Unboxing and Tour!

Well, we went ahead and grabbed the TAG Heuer Connected. Yep, the $1,500 Android Wear watch from the Swiss luxury watch maker is in house and almost on wrist (once it charges). We figured, hey, this is the first true “luxury” Android Wear device and we should probably see what the experience is all about. While I’m sure there aren’t a whole bunch of you lining up to spend that kind of money on a watch that will more than likely be outdated in a year or so, it’s still an important moment in the history of smartwatches and should be tackled by someone. That someone might as well be us.  (more…)

Blackberry Priv Unboxing and Tour!

Oh, hey, physical keyboard lovers. We have a special treat for you today in the form of the Blackberry Priv. What’s that? There aren’t any real keyboard lovers left, only those who once thought they loved physical keyboards before realizing that on-screen keyboards were better but now are trying to re-convince themselves that maybe, just maybe, a physical keyboard made by Blackberry that is attached to mostly stock Android could be a winner? Yeah, well, this is for you!  (more…)

Video: OnePlus X Unboxing and Hands-on

In late October, we attended a press event in San Francisco, where we got to go hands-on with the newly announced OnePlus X. As we draw closer to the device’s launch date on November 19, we now have the device in-house, so we can deliver a more personal account with OnePlus’ budget-friendly smartphone.

Nothing has changed from the last time we saw the OnePlus X. It still features the same 5″ Full HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, as well as Oxygen OS on top of Android 5.1.1. What it lacks also has not changed, and that would be NFC, USB Type-C, and a few pretty important LTE bands for US consumers.

The OnePlus X launches in the US on November 19 via invite system, priced at just $249.

Below, we unbox the OnePlus X, detailing everything you will find inside the box, then give a brief software tour.  (more…)

OnePlus X Hands-on and First Impressions

It does not have NFC, and it does not have USB Type-C. With that in mind, say “hello” to the new OnePlus X from OnePlus. To be marketed as a budget-friendly smartphone, yet still offering a premium in-hand feel and gentlemanly aesthetic, the OnePlus X will launch on November 19 in the US for a price of just $249. As I just mentioned, the OnePlus X lacks a few things that made the OnePlus One (NFC) and OnePlus 2 (USB Type-C) attractive devices, but does offer the most luxurious look we have seen to date from OnePlus.  (more…)

Video: HTC One A9 Hands-on and First Impressions

We have the One A9 from HTC in-house, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with a hands-on and initial impressions post. Our opinion on the device and HTC as a company has been posted numerous times, most recently here, but I will attempt to cover the device as I would any other. Yes, it looks like an iPhone, but regardless of what it looks like, it’s a solid little mid-range device priced at just $399. Why not give it a chance?  (more…)