Thanks to Snowpocalypse here in Portland, OR, FedEx had a hard time delivering a very important package. As you may have seen on Twitter this morning, this was the package we were anxiously awaiting. After a bunch of back and forth between me and FedEx, the new SHIELD TV from NVIDIA has finally arrived, so let’s get right into unboxing this thing. (more…)
Honor announced its latest device for the US market today during the first official day of CES for media, but it’s not exactly a new phone. Introduced back in October, the Honor 6X has been a Chinese exclusive for a couple of months now, but starting tomorrow (January 4), anyone in the US can pre-order the device, with official launch set for January 10. (more…)
After spending the past few weeks with Google Home running my home, the time has come for our review. Since this is one of those newish product categories, it wasn’t going to be fair to do this in less than 24 hours or even a week, because products like this aren’t smartphones. We all live with them differently, but also since we don’t use them constantly throughout a day like a smartphone, it’s impossible to know if your life needs one without thoroughly testing it for days on end. (more…)
Made official last week, the Mate 9 from Huawei is said to be bound for the US market. While we still don’t have specifics for that launch, the device is currently on its way to be available for customers in Europe and China, priced at €699. That price puts it up against the best smartphones currently available, but thanks to the inclusion of top-tier specifications, as well as a very premium build, Huawei thinks they can compete just fine. (more…)
Now that all of the major phones for 2016 have been released and are available for all to purchase, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with another “This is My Android” segment. We tend to post these videos when things have calmed and we have had a chance to settle into a phone for a bit. That, of course, means that there is indeed a phone that will likely carry me through to next year’s Galaxy S8 and that phone is Google’s Pixel. (more…)
Google Home is available and we have a couple in-house to start our testing. No, we won’t be doing a 1-day review. Instead, we’ll actually do quite a bit of testing and get back to you with findings on whether or not this is an item your home needs. After all, with Google Assistant involved, these units should only get better the more we use them.
As a recap, Google Home is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo. It costs just $129, though, so it’s quite a bit more affordable. But beyond the price, this thing is powered by Google, sports a built-in speaker, and also works with all of your Cast-ready devices, as well as a number of Google services (Play Music, YouTube, Calendar, Keep, etc.). It’s very much the hub that you may have been waiting for. (more…)
Our written Google Pixel and Pixel XL review dropped last week, but we’ve had a number of you ask when the video review would be out. Does today work? It’s out now!
For those who weren’t interested in reading the thousands of words put down in that review, this 10-minute covers almost all of it. You’ll see the amazing camera in action, as well as Google Assistant, and some of the other standout software features. You’ll also get full hardware tours of each phone, see how battery performance has been, and whether or not these are the best Android phones you can buy today.
Enjoy and then get ready for the LG V20. It’s up next. (more…)