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A full-fledged, highly in-depth review of a mobile device.

Razer Barracuda headset review: Mixing gaming and premium wireless headphones

Choosing the best gaming headset can be a bit of a minefield. There's a frankly absurd amount of choice out there, with something to suit every budget and every need. Razer alone can probably find something to suit you, and that might just be its latest release. The Razer Barracuda is a family of three headsets,...

Vivo X80 Pro Review: The best camera on a smartphone, once again

When it comes to Chinese phone brands' reputation on an international stage, Vivo probably isn't as well known as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, or OnePlus. But those of us who follow the smartphone scene closely know Vivo has been making really good phones for a couple of years now, and last fall's Vivo X70 Pro Plus...

Sony Xperia 1 IV Review: A different approach to mobile photography

Sony's smartphones have always differed from other handsets on the market, in that they never seemed to care about industry trends. This could be something as superficial as bezel sizes -- Sony has never bothered to chase the all-screen look the way other Android brands have -- to something as crucial as digital imaging philosophies....

Lenovo Yoga 9i (2022) Review: The new best consumer laptop

I review a lot of laptops, and if you've heard of it, it's probably crossed my desk. So when I say that the Lenovo Yoga 9i is now the best laptop on the market, I'm saying that from a place where I've actually tested the rest. The only caveat is that Dell hasn't announced this...

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 15 review: A fantastic laptop for Samsung users

If there are two things that always get my attention in the PC space, it's OLED laptops and ultralight laptops. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is both of that. And indeed, that's a big part of the reason that the Galaxy Book Pro 360 was one of my favorite laptops of 2021. For...

XGIMI Aura Smart Projector Review: Performance meets convenience

If you told me you had a 100" projector screen mounted up in your home bedroom, I'd probably think you were crazy. Most sane people would simply set up a smart TV for their comfort zone — but why not a smart projector? People tend to think of the theaters or full-fledged home cinema systems...

Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Review: Size doesn’t matter

Apple's new Mac Studio has the footprint of a Mac Mini that's about two and a half times as tall. Speaking in terms of volume and most of its dimensions, it's smaller than any Intel-powered PC with desktop dedicated graphics. It's pretty obvious when you're looking at it, but it's not so obvious when you're...

OnePlus 10 Pro Review: The OnePlus 9T Pro that never was

OnePlus has always been in a tricky spot when trying to balance the enthusiast community against the masses. On the one hand, the company's scrappy beginnings have led to an interesting underdog story. But on the other hand, the company has been veering away from a lot of what made its smartphones great. We've seen...

Intel NUC 12 Extreme (Dragon Canyon) review: As small as it gets with crazy power

After using Intel's NUC 12 Extreme, also referred to as Dragon Canyon, for about a month now, I really have to say that I like it a lot more than I thought I would. After all, I normally use a PC that I built myself. I could tell you the finest detail about my tower,...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Display Review: Vision Booster is a Game Changer

Every year, Samsung loves to show off just how much brighter its new flagships get. Although they're unquestionably revered as the spearhead in mobile screen technology, the best smartphone displays — in my opinion — haven't typically been found in Samsung's own phones. The Korean giant boasts ever-inflating figures for "peak brightness" (which by themselves...

Realme GT 2 Pro Review: A practical no-nonsense flagship at a sensible price

Realme has been slowly upping the ante with each and every release in the past few years. I reviewed one of the company's first flagship outings in the form of the Realme X50 Pro 5G, and I've been following them closely ever since. At MWC 2022, the company launched the Realme GT 2 and Realme...

Xiaomi 12 Pro Review: The hot flagship living in the shadow of an Ultra

In the first three months of 2022, we have already seen some excellent, very refined flagships in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and OPPO Find X5 Pro. Both phones offer a brilliant 120Hz LTPO gen 2 OLED display, awesome cameras, and the most powerful processor in Android (well, some Galaxy S22 Ultras do, anyway). But...