Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

Get up to $360 off on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra during the Amazon Prime Day sale

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now. It's a powerful device that's equipped with some of the best internals and an excellent set of cameras. Not to mention, you also get an S-Pen stylus to make it better than the vanilla Galaxy S22 and the...

How to scan documents as PDFs or images on Android and iOS

Scanning documents is one of those things that we all deal with every once in a while in both our professional and personal lives. Thankfully, we longer have to rely on a big, clunky machine for digitizing our documents. All you need is a phone with a camera, really. There are a lot of ways...

These are the Best Amazon Echo devices you can buy in 2022

Amazon has released a wide variety of Echo devices since the release of the first-generation Echo back in 2014. The smart speaker market has changed significantly over the years, but we think Alexa still dominates when it comes to smart home integration thanks to the innumerable Alexa Skills out there. And there are more ways...

These are the Best Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo devices you can use in 2022

Amazon's Echo lineup has many great smart speakers that can make your lives easier by automating some everyday tasks. You can use these speakers to summon Amazon's virtual voice assistant Alexa to automate day-to-day activities like turning off the lights. But there's more to Alexa than simply checking on the weather or turning off the...

How to connect your Windows computer to an Amazon Echo smart speaker

One of the best things about Amazon's Echo smart speakers is that they don't rely on your phone to operate. Once you are done setting up the Echo speaker, it can be operated entirely with your voice. From playing music from your preferred music streaming service to helping you get through your day-to-day tasks, your...

Amazon Echo Sub vs Echo Studio: Which speaker to buy for your home in 2022

Amazon introduced the Echo Sub in 2018 as a solid option for those who wanted to add a bit more bass to their audio experience. It works with other Echo speakers to help create solid sub-bass that the speakers couldn't produce independently. While it was a solid addition to the Echo-heavy home, it had some...

How to connect your Android phone or an iPhone to an Amazon Echo smart speaker

In addition to playing music and managing a bunch of smart home devices, your Echo speaker can act as an audio output device for your smartphone. That's right, you can connect your Android phone or an iPhone to your Echo speaker via Bluetooth to use it as a speaker. You can then use the Echo...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs Xiaomi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro: Which one’s better?

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 series has some of the best Android tablets you can buy in 2022. They can't compete with the best iPads yet as Apple continues to widen the gap with iPadOS 16, but they still set a new standard for premium Android tablets. There aren't too many tablets in the Android space...

Did Amazon discontinue the Echo Sub? What is the alternative?

The Echo Sub is Amazon's $130 subwoofer that works with other Echo speakers to put out a fairly solid bass. The company released it back in 2018 as a companion product for those who already owned a couple of Echo speakers. If you're shopping for a new speaker, you may be wondering if the Echo...

How to play FM radio on Amazon Echo speakers

Smart speakers powered by virtual voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are capable of performing a lot more tasks than you might think. Amazon's Alexa, in particular, is known to be one of the most useful voice assistants out there, thanks to a variety of skills in Alexa's repository. There are thousands of...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: Which should you buy?

It's no secret that the tablet space in 2022 is mostly being dominated by Apple's iPad options. Unless you're specifically searching for an "Android tablet" you're likely to end up on a list recommending you to buy an iPad of some sort. But that's not to say you can't find good Android tablets out there....

Is the Amazon Echo Sub waterproof? Does it have an IP rating?

The Echo Sub is Amazon's $130 subwoofer that you can pair with one or two Echo speakers to add powerful bass that the speakers themselves can't produce on their own. The Echo Sub doesn't have a long list of features to write home about mainly because it's just a companion product to enhance your audio...