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Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Robot Vacuum Review: Speedy cleaner with an oscillating mop

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is a sweeping and mopping robot vacuum that can be used as a stand-alone vacuum. It has an optional auto-empty station that empties the onboard dustbin into the base station so you do not need to empty the dustbin as often. The Yeedi’s mopping system is different from most other mopping...

OPPO Enco X2 Review: One of the best TWS earbuds out there

OPPO has introduced a range of truly wireless earbuds over the years, many of which stand out with exceptional audio quality. The Enco X2 is the company's new flagship pair of TWS earbuds which I think ups the ante and further improves upon the already great Enco X from last year. The dual coaxial speakers...

Plugable USB-C Triple 4K Display Docking Station review: Three displays without Thunderbolt

Until recently, I had never used a docking station before, but when Plugable reached out to me to offer the USB-C Triple 4K Display Docking Station (UD-ULTC4K for short) for review, I was intrigued. This is a revised version of the previous dock with the same name, but it's no minor refresh. This new model...

Asus AeroActive Cooler 6 Review: A must-have for serious gamers

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro launched recently, and it's one of the best phones that I've ever used. It has pretty much everything and the kitchen sink thrown into a single device, and it launched alongside a set of pretty incredible peripherals. One such peripheral is the Asus AeroActive Cooler 6, which cools the...

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 Review: Feature-filled audio brilliance

Huawei's FreeBuds Pro were some of the best earphones that I've ever reviewed -- and for a couple of different reasons. They sounded good, their active noise canceling was powerful, and they even had a somewhat unique design (nearly as unique as earphones can get, anyway). Now the company is back with the second iteration...

Pixel Experience 12 Hands-On: This is what you get with the official builds

For many smartphone enthusiasts, the software on the Google Pixel devices is the epitome of the vanilla Android experience. Compared to a barebone AOSP build, it has a number of innovative features that are hard to port to other devices. This is where the Pixel Experience custom ROM comes in. Originally started as an experimental project...

Amazfit T-Rex 2 Review: Heavy-duty fitness tracking

Amazfit has been able to leave the competition behind with its relatively affordable smartwatches and the promise of great battery life. The company's T-Rex 2 smartwatch-- which I've been using for the better part of the last few weeks -- costs less than $200 and it has lasted me well over two weeks on a...

Nothing Phone 1 Review: Good phone, better marketing

I am not sure if this is the case all around the world, but in American sports culture, fans love to argue not just which athlete is better, but also which has been properly rated. The gist is that being good isn't enough, the athlete has to be at least as good or better as...

Sharp Aquos R7 Hands-On: Sharp needs to take more credit for being the first

When we talk about smartphone OEMs at the forefront of innovation, we don't particularly repeat the name "Sharp" often, despite all of its contributions to the phone scene as it stands today. While the beginning is kind of murky, Sharp was supposedly one of the first to introduce an integrated camera on the phone, allowing...

Nothing Phone 1 Hands-On: So far, so good

The first phone from Carl Pei's much-hyped company, Nothing, is here. Named the Phone 1 and stylized as "phone (1)" by marketing, it continues the minimalist design language established by the UK-based startup, with a transparent design, a clean interface with Nothing's dot-centric visual language, and some clever design elements like flashing lighting strips on...

Amazon Fire 7 Review: It’s your knockabout tablet

The Amazon Fire line of tablets is among the more popular non-iPad lines of tablets out there. The Fire 7 is the least expensive in Amazon's lineup, and it shows. You could point to just about any feature on this tablet and criticize that it needs to be better. Processor? Definitely. Screen? For sure! Touch...

Xiaomi 12 Lite Review: Good looking compact mid-ranger that gets the job done

Earlier this week, Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi 12S series, which as the "S" signifier suggests, is an iterative update to the Xiaomi 12 series that launched back in March. Usually in smartphone land, once a company updates a phone series, the previous line is either discontinued entirely or fades into the background. For example, when...