Electronics

Review: Nextbit Robin Unlocked Smartphone

3 weeks ago comradetao 0
The Nextbit Robin offers some serious specs for an unlocked smartphone at an incredible price. What’s the catch? There must be a catch right? Well, yes. There are a few actually. They may not stop you from buying this phone though. The company Nextbit has been sold and support for this phone has ended. Is Read More

Review: Logitech G230 Headset

1 month ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: Logitech G230 Headset
The Logitech G230 headset features a basic stereo experience and mostly practical design. I’ve reviewed here a refurbished model that came in practically indistinguishable quality from a new product. It cost me about $29 at the time of purchase. That’s not exactly cheap, but as gaming headsets go, it’s on the lower end for the price Read More

Review: Motorola Moto E4 – A Budget Hero?

1 month ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: Motorola Moto E4 – A Budget Hero?
Motorola’s Moto E4 is their latest budget-conscious smart phone. Specification and feature wise, it will strike you as utilitarian. However, you might be surprised at how capable this guy is. Read More

Review: Blu Dash L3 Android Smartphone

2 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: Blu Dash L3 Android Smartphone
Smartphones are an interesting economic species. A new budget phone this year can either beat the pants off of last years high end models or it can barely pass as a smartphone at all. For a lot of us, the newest and fastest CPU, RAM quantities rivaling our home computers, and screens so big we Read More

Mini-Review: Nikon D3300

4 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Mini-Review: Nikon D3300
Anyone with deep pockets can be a gear snob. What really matters is what you get out of the things you buy. A good digital camera can be an expensive toy or a profitable tool. If you’re in the toy category, something like the D3300 here can get you some high-class images for 1/10th of Read More

Editorial: Why You Don’t Want the $700 Flagship Phone

6 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Editorial: Why You Don’t Want the $700 Flagship Phone
Every year, the big phone makers hold press conferences full of pagentry and market their newest, greatest “must have” device to consumers in the wealthier countries of the world. They tell you why version 5 is better than 4, 6 is better than 5, and so on. Why? Because if they don’t keep selling you Read More

Review: TaoTronics TT-DL13 LED Desk Lamp

7 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: TaoTronics TT-DL13 LED Desk Lamp
Just received this lamp today and I’m glad I bought it. It’s packed with solid features for such a cheap lamp, but does have some hidden quirks that you should know about. On to the review! Read More

Review: Amazon Basics USB Keyboard

8 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: Amazon Basics USB Keyboard
  I’m not a typing snob, but I’ve been a bit spoiled by the $1 Dell AT101W mechanical keyboard that I bought at the local thrift store a few years back. I haven’t found one since and, just recently I broke mine while trying to clean it. I think I can fix it, but that’s Read More

Review: Koss KSC75 Headphones: Cheap, Great Sound

11 months ago comradetao Comments Off on Review: Koss KSC75 Headphones: Cheap, Great Sound
Koss has been making headphones since before I was born. I’ve had a few pairs over the years, but there are two that really stand out. The Koss Portapro and KSC75 headphones. The former being an overhead connected design with a few extra comfort features and classic 80’s styling. The latter offers almost the same sound Read More