Reviews & Articles

Plantronics RIG Surround Review

The RIG Surround is one of the few gaming headsets from Plantronics, The headset includes all of the things you would normally expect from a gaming headset, whether it be in-game voice chat, calling, surround sound, or console support. The RIG Surround comes in
What we liked
  • Easy to setup.
  • High quality microphone.
  • Console support.
What didn't impress us
  • Cable is not long enough for easy use.
  • Surround sound could be better.

Motorola Moto X 2014 Review: Bring A Battery Pack With You

The all-new Motorola Moto X 2014 is here. Boasting a larger display, new camera sensor, stereo speakers and updated chipset, Motorola has addressed most of the shortcomings found in the original Moto X released last year. So how does it perform? Check out the review.
What we liked
  • Premium design, metallic rim
  • Super-fast performance
  • Ambient Display is useful
What didn't impress us
  • Very Poor battery life
  • Front camera needs work
  • No microSD card slot

Quirky Pickup Power Review

The Quirky Pickup Power is a unique device that makes it easier for people to remember they need to charge their backup battery. Myself and others use backup batteries but often forget to charge them, effectively defeating the purpose of having them around in the first
What we liked
  • Large battery included.
  • Unique design.
What didn't impress us
  • Not great connection ports.
  • Expensive for what it provides.

Seek Thermal Review

Thermal imaging cameras aren't usually cheap or small, but the Seek Thermal has stepped in to change that market. The Thermal is a $199 camera that plugs into an Android or iOS device to provide thermal imaging. Unlike normal cameras of its caliber, the Thermal
What we liked
  • Relatively cheap.
  • Accurate thermal readings.
  • Small form factor, easy to use.
What didn't impress us
  • Can put stress on phone port.

Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit Review

The Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit is truly a great product that offers the ability to control the lighting in your home effortlessly. The technology is definitely "smart" and can make your every day living a little easier. First of all, the kit comes with two
What we liked
  • Easy setup.
  • Fair price.
  • App works well, has many features.
What didn't impress us
  • Some connection issues possible.
  • Firmware updates have caused trouble.

OnePlus One Review: Is This The One?

The OnePlus One is here. The most wanted Android Smartphone in the world offers a sexy combination of hardware, and custom CyanogenMod 11S software, that delivers one hell of an experience. And the best part? You can grab a OnePlus One for as little as $299.
What we liked
  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent software
  • Capable camera
  • Fantastic display
What didn't impress us
  • Big and unwieldy, at times
  • Average battery life

Skylink SK-200 Kit Review

It's no longer the case that home security systems have to come from a big-name company that installs them and monitors their output. As a result of the growing smart and connected home market, there are consumer options available that give people control over
What we liked
  • Good performance.
  • Included alarm.
  • Easy set up.
  • Very expandable.
What didn't impress us
  • Not monitored by an outside agency.
  • Requires add-ons for full functionality.

Bowers & Wilkins C5 S2 Review

The Bowers & Wilkins C5 S2 earphones are the follow-up to the original C5s that came out in 2011. Just like the original earphones, the C5 S2 sound great, especially for bass lovers, and they feel just as good. Given that these earphones come in under the $200 mark at
What we liked
  • Superb bass quality.
  • Nice design.
  • Fine price point.
What didn't impress us
  • Crispness lost with some songs.
  • High-mids could be slightly better.

HTC One M8 Review: Metallic Droid

The HTC One M8 paid a visit to our office. We played around with the all-metal toy for a week, gave the 4M UltraPixel camera another go, and checked out the new features that have been introduced since the launch of the One M7 last year. Read our full review inside.
What we liked
  • Beautiful design
  • Sturdy aluminum build
  • Powerful BoomSound speakers
  • Low-light photography
  • Sense 6
What didn't impress us
  • Camera could have been better
  • Slippery in the hand
  • Pricey

Sony Xperia M2 Review: 'M' For Mid-Range

Today, we are reviewing the Sony Xperia M2, which is a mid-range Android Smartphone from Sony. The successor to the Xperia M comes with faster internals, an upgraded display and a much better build quality. Also, it's got a fantastic loud speaker too. Read on for more.
What we liked
  • Good built quality
  • Decent performance
What didn't impress us
  • Average display
  • Greater battery life expected
  • Slightly pricey

LG G3 Review: Pixel Crunch

We are back with yet another flagship Smartphone. This time, the LG G3 paid a visit to our office. Yes, the pixel monster with a massive 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display (that's 538ppi fellas) spent a day in our hands. Here's what we found out about the G3.
What we liked
  • Large display
  • Decent battery life
What didn't impress us
  • Inconsistent UX
  • Laggy performance
  • Average camera

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Sexy B*tch!

Sony's new flagship Smartphone has arrived. The Xperia Z2 is a perfect blend of beauty with brains. Moreover, it makes use of an IPS panel that fixes poor viewing angles. Also, it seems as if Sony has fixed the choppy camera performance as well. More in the full review.
What we liked
  • Beautiful industrial design
  • Good camera
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Stellar performance
  • IP58 certification
What didn't impress us
  • Pricey
  • Xperia UI has room for improvements
  • Glass catches scratches

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Band-Aid Beauty

Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S5, is here. After spending a week with the new flagship, here's the complete review of the new octa-core champion. The review unit is powered by the Exynos 5422 SoC, which has four extra cores over the Snapdragon 801 version.
What we liked
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Light and pocketable
  • Beautiful Super AMOLED display
  • Excellent ISOCELL camera
What didn't impress us
  • Average battery life
  • Gimmicky features such as Heart Rate sensor and Fingerprint reader
  • Band-aid like rear cover design
  • Overburdened with unnecessary software

JBL Charge 2 Review

One of the newest portable Bluetooth speakers from JBL is the Charge 2. The Charge 2 is one of the better speakers for sound quality at the $150 mark but it comes with its own share of downsides. Just like the original Charge, the Charge 2 speaker is small, lightweight
What we liked
  • Nice design for portability.
  • Rich and crisp sound at the highs and mids.
What didn't impress us
  • Lots of distortion with high volume or high bass.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Budget Charmer

The Nokia Lumia 630 has arrived. Running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 630 is also the first device in the ecosystem to support dual-SIM functionality. Add to that, swapabble back covers and an affordable price tag sets the stage for a grand success.
What we liked
  • Excellent value for money
  • Cheerful design
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Long battery life
  • Pocketable
What didn't impress us
  • Subpar camera
  • Lacks front camera
  • Lacks LED flash

Motorola Moto E Review: Value Is Key

Every once in a while, a new product, in this case a Smartphone, comes along and changes the market landscape completely. The Motorola Moto E is one such product. Priced at $129 (Rs. 6,999 in India), this device boasts the best value for money index possible.
What we liked
  • Excellent value for money
  • Satisfactory performance
  • Compact size
  • Stock Android KitKat
What didn't impress us
  • Subpar camera
  • Thick bezels
  • Lacks front camera
  • Lacks LED flash

Wink Hub Review

The home automation industry is growing fast, and for consumers, devices like the Wink Connected Home Hub sit right at the center of it. Like other smart home hubs, the Wink Hub can connect to tons of smart home devices. Though, unlike some of its competitors
What we liked
  • Large support range for devices.
  • Low price point.
What didn't impress us
  • Some connection issues possible.
  • Lack of 5 GHz network support.

LG G2 Review

The LG G2 is one of the finest smartphones of the year. Armed with powerful specifications, a 5.2-inch Full HD display and a near bezel-free design, the G2 fits comfortably in your pocket and hands despite the large screen size. Check out the full review to learn more.
What we liked
  • Compact design
  • Snappy performance
  • All-day long battery
  • Lovable ringtones
  • Beautiful display
What didn't impress us
  • Cartoony UI
  • Inconsistent performance
  • Display viewing angles
  • Non-removable battery
  • Lack of SD card slot

Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) Android 4.3 Update Performance Review

In the week of 20th October 2013, Samsung launched its much awaited software update for its Galaxy S4 flagship, which heralds Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean," operating system upgrade, its new KNOX security environment, and Galaxy Gear support. We took it for a spin.
What we liked
  • CPU, RAM, and storage performance improved in most tests
  • Font readability improved
  • Improved color reproduction
  • Galaxy Gear support
What didn't impress us
  • Inconsistent GPU performance
  • CPU performance tanks in a major test
  • No S-pen UI goodies
  • No Exynos HMP performance upgrade