K. T. Bradford

K. T. Bradford

Former Digital Trends Contributor
K. T Bradford is a lover of gadgets and all things geek. Prior to writing for Digital Trends she cut her teeth on tech writing at Laptop Magazine as the News Editor. Her reviews, insights, and proof of geek cred can also be found at GottaBeMobile, the late, lamented Tecca.com, io9, and Black Enterprise magazine. Besides indulging her gadget nerditry, she also writes essays on pop culture and writes science fiction.

Toshiba Excite Write review

We review the Excite Write, Toshiba’s $600 attempt to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0. Is it the new best tablet for writing?

  • Pros: Bright, beautiful, HD screen , Great pen experience…
  • Cons: No port or attachment for pen , Tablet gets very hot when…

Review: iRig’s Mic Cast takes phone audio recording to a new level for $40

Here's a sad fact of modern life: most smartphone mics aren't very good. The iRig Mic Cast is a capable $40 external microphone that works with the iPhone and Android phones, upping the quality and saving the day.

Mobile

Review: Belkin’s Dyle TV Receiver connects your iPad to your local television networks

This tiny antenna makes watching local programming on your iPhone or iPad easy and the Dyle mobile TV service is free. Too good to be true? Yep. There are some serious drawbacks to this device and the Dyle service. Will getting TV on your iPad ever NOT require…

Mobile

Review: ‘Magic Sound Box’ looks like it’s from 1992, and sounds like it too

The magic behind the Magic Sound Box is that it doesn't need a Bluetooth or any other fancy wireless connection to amplify audio. Just rest your smartphone on top and abracadabra! the audio gets way louder.

Mobile

How to trade paper for pixels – and keep writing by hand

If you like to write on paper, but hate that it locks you out of the digital world, listen up. We've tested and compiled a list of the best digital pens, note-taking tablets, handwriting apps, and smartphone scanners around. Here's our full guide.

Mobile

StandScan ($20) vs. ScanDock ($400): Which smartphone scanner is worth your cash?

Want to use your smartphone to scan stuff? There are a handful of simple, inexpensive scanner stands around to help facilitate that. There's a fancy, expensive model, too. Does higher cost net higher quality? We test two phone scanners to find out.

Mobile

Google’s new Nexus 7 gets slimmer, packs a 1080p screen, Android 4.3

Best Buy leaked it early and then Google finally made it official: the second generation Nexus 7 is here. The 7-inch Android tablet to beat is thinner, lighter, and more drool-worthy. Will it make the iPad Mini nervous?

Android Army

BlackBerry Q10 review

BlackBerry returns to its roots with the Q10 and gets the keyboard part mostly right. But when you design an OS to work well on a big screen, shrinking it to fit a smaller one…

  • Pros: Comfortable, compact design , Great keyboard (if you don't…
  • Cons: Display not bright enough , Interface doesn't work well on…

Hands on: Motorola Droid Mini is small, but doesn’t skimp

The Droid Mini might be the smallest member of the new Droid family, but it is not a runt. Motorola make the screen tinier while keeping the specs the same size.

  • Pros: Compact design , Powerful performance , Good display…
  • Cons: Glossy design is fingerprint magnet

Hands on: Verizon’s Droid Maxx goes big on everything (including the price)

We go hands on with the Droid Maxx, the most expensive of Motorola's new Verizon phones. Offering two-day battery life and wireless charging, is it worth the $100 markup? Find out…

  • Pros: Fun new gesture controls , Clean Android user interface…
  • Cons: 720p screen , Expensive ($300 with contract) , No MicroSD…

Hands on: Motorola’s Kevlar-wrapped Droid Ultra is the thinnest LTE phone yet

We go hands on with Motorola's first new phone in many months, the Droid Ultra. The middle child in a new line, the Ultra hopes to capture HTC One, iPhone 5, and GS4 buyers, but…

  • Pros: Great screen , Fun new gesture controls , Clean Android user…
  • Cons: Glossy design is fingerprint magnet , Droid Maxx has far…

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-inch) review

Though the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is more expensive than other small Android tablets, it more than justifies its higher price with a beautiful display, great design, and wealth of…

  • Pros: Beautiful display , Comfortable, attractive design , Smooth…
  • Cons: Speakers easily covered by hands , So-so camera

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Review

We review the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, Samsung’s concession to everyone who loves its hardware, but just wants to run Android how it’s intended. Does it hold up? Read on to…

  • Pros: Stock Android Jelly Bean , Comfortable, lightweight…
  • Cons: Can't access some hardware features without TouchWiz…

Is Apple the ultimate villain in the e-book price fixing scandal?

A judge found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers to fix e-books prices in order to level the playing field against Amazon. Who is the real big bad guy here? And who ultimately suffers when giant companies collide?

Mobile

Sprint Vital Review

The Sprint Vital smartphone boasts a comfortable design, good screen, and a decent camera for an affordable price. We just wish it was good for making calls.

  • Pros: Attractive, comfortable design , Vivid screen , Android…
  • Cons: Mediocre battery life , Poor call quality , Screen attracts…