Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD Earphones Review

Audio enthusiasts on a budget have never had it this good. Today, there are quite literally dozens of options available in all possible form factors and at all price points. Over the ears, on-ears, in-ears and even earbuds are making a comeback. With Chinese hi-fi options become a real threat, we’re seeing newer options from industry leaders. German giant, Beyerdynamic, too has recently announced a range of affordable audio products. The entry-level model in this is the Beat BYRD. We’ve been testing it out for a few weeks and here’s what we think. Continue reading “Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD Earphones Review”

Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Tracking at Its Best

As Fitbit continues its transition towards a health services platform, the Charge 3 is the latest device to join the company’s fairly diverse lineup. A relatively conventional tracker, the Charge 3 distils the company’s learnings over the years into a product that aims to be a health aid first with just a bit of smartness included to appeal to a modern demographic. We tried out the Fitbit Charge 3 over the course of a week to see how well it fares against Fitbit’s own higher-end wearables.  Here’s what we observed. Continue reading “Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Tracking at Its Best”

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 Review

ASUS launched the Zenfone Max Pro M2, a mid-range smartphone and the successor of Max Pro M1 in India earlier this month. It has notch design, has improved dual rear cameras, is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC with support and retains the same 5000mAh battery as the predecessor. On-paper specifications look good for the starting price of Rs. 12,999, but how good is the phone? Let us dive into the review to find out.

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LaCie Secure Rugged 2TB Hard Drive Review

Amongst consumer electronics, very few brands have managed to create an iconic brand identity towards a design language. Apple comes to mind with their iPhones and iPods before that. LaCie is another such brand whose orange rubber sheathed hard drives are the de facto choice for content creators around the world. With a promise of exceptional resilience to the elements, they are the perfect choice for photographers, filmmakers and others who live out of their suitcase and need something to keep up with their lifestyle. We’ve got the LaCie Rugged Secure hard drive with us for review, and we’ve been putting it through its paces. Here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “LaCie Secure Rugged 2TB Hard Drive Review”

Funcl AI Review: Affordable water-resistant, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX Hi-Fi earbuds

Funcl, a hardware startup introduced new Funcl W1 and Funcl AI True wireless headphones with Bluetooth 5.0 last month through Indiegogo. We already brought you the review of the Funcl W1, here we have the review of Funcl AI with support for aptX audio and extremely low latency. Does it live up to the expectations? Let us dive into the review to find out. Continue reading “Funcl AI Review: Affordable water-resistant, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX Hi-Fi earbuds”

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review

As a long term Kindle user, I have perhaps one complaint with the device. They do only one job but do it so well that there’s little reason for users to upgrade. Jokes aside, there’s been little reason for most users to buy new Kindles. Sure, there was the Kindle Oasis with its waterproofing but the unconventional design and high price tag made it hard to justify. Enter the 4th Generation Kindle Paperwhite. Thinner, Lighter, Waterproof. Dare I say that this is the perfect Kindle? Continue reading “Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review”

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review: The Best Streaming Stick You Can Buy

There’s no doubt that smart TVs are starting to make inroads in India but the vast majority of televisions remain unconnected, so to speak. With streaming services doubling down on their efforts to capture the Indian audience, there is a need to get this content on the biggest screen in the house. The all-new Fire TV Stick with 4K is Amazon’s latest and potentially most aggressive effort yet to grab a foothold amongst users. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review: The Best Streaming Stick You Can Buy”

Funcl W1 Bluetooth Earbuds Review

Smartphones and its associated technology are evolving at a rapid phase. Out of all the upgrades, the disappearance of 3.5mm audio jack remains the questioning and unusual one. Having said that, the push towards Bluetooth headset is on the rise, besides the USB Type-C technology. Continue reading “Funcl W1 Bluetooth Earbuds Review”

Nokia 8.1 Review: The All Round Performer

Ending the year on a high note, the Nokia 8.1 focusses on the fundamentals and makes improvements on the essentials. From the HDR capable display to the more than adequate processor, the phone combines great internals with a classic design language. What’s not to like? Let’s dive into our review of the Nokia 8.1 to see what makes it tick.  Continue reading “Nokia 8.1 Review: The All Round Performer”

OnePlus 6T Review

Undoubtedly, the OnePlus is ruling the charts since its inception in the Indian market. Following the launch of much-celebrated OnePlus 6, the company has launched the mid-cycle refresh of the device called as OnePlus 6T. In this case, there are a couple of noteworthy upgrades — Screen Unlock and bigger battery. We got hold of the device for some time and came up with a review. Do swirl through. Continue reading “OnePlus 6T Review”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review: The Reliable Option

With each successive generation, Xiaomi has cemented its position as the market leader amongst entry-level and mid-range hardware. The Redmi Note series has, for the longest time, kept the crown of being the best value for money device you can get. The competition, however, hasn’t kept still. With Asus, Honor and others trying to encroach on Xiaomi’s territory, it has never been more important for the company to consistently deliver solid products. Does it manage that with the Redmi Note 6 Pro? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review: The Reliable Option”