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Amazon Kindle Kids Edition

Amazon Kindle Kids Edition review: Great for little bookworms

Built specially for children, the Amazon Kindle Kids Edition is a basic e-book reader with some special extras. At an affordable $110, it's the perfect device to kindle your child's love of reading. Its parental controls could use some work but it offers kids a good bit of fun and incentive to learn.
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Withings Connect review: Easy blood pressure monitoring

Withings is back at it again taking bland medical devices and transforming them into stylish, portable companions to monitor your health. The Withings Connect is exactly that. We used it everywhere -- even the doctor's office. It's so easy and accurate I almost couldn't stop using it.
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Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 review: Elegant form, average software

It's quite the looker -- Michael Kors is a designer brand, after all -- and you'll find most of the sensors you could ask for in a smartwatch. Better yet, you have battery modes that can take this watch beyond the average. But Google's Wear OS just can't help but hold it back, even with capable hardware inside.
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Huawei Watch GT2 hands-on review: The software holds it back

Huawei's latest smartwatch is the Watch GT2, and it has been treated to an upmarket redesign and a host of new features, which make it more of an all-rounder than its predecessor. However, first impressions of the software are not as good, and there's still work to be done on this aspect. Read our hands-on review.
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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE review

Mobvoi has launched a 4G version of its TicWatch Pro, which has seen some slight changes from last year’s model. The LTE connectivity only works on Verizon at the moment, but it opens a world of possibilities with the watch. You won’t find a more feature-packed Wear OS by Google smartwatch than the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE.
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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review

Don't call the LG G8X ThinQ a folding smartphone. It's not one of those mega-expensive devices, and it actually has three screens and not two. What is it, then? It's a quirky device for serious multi-tasking. However, like folding smartphones, you're going to have to make some compromises.
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Amazfit GTS Review: Apple Watch looks, but not Apple software

It’s easy to dismiss the Amazfit GTS off as a cheap Apple Watch knockoff. It’s undeniably a clone due to the distinctive shape of the body, but to ignore it entirely because of this would be a mistake. However, the software still needs work, as the notifications are not always reliable.
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OnePlus 7T review: Simple, excellent, and no messing around

The OnePlus 7T doesn't want any drama. It's simple in the best way -- it does everything you want it to, without making life complicated. The screen imports the OnePlus 7 Pro's excellent 90Hz refresh rate, the camera is capable, and the battery charges in an incredibly short period of time. Here's our review.
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Google Pixel 4 review: Smooth, but lacking stamina

The Google Pixel 4 is a slick, smooth, charmer of a smartphone, but it may run out of steam before you do. In this Pixel 4 review, you'll find a deep dive into the new software tricks, air gestures, and the wonderful camera, but there are flaws here in the design and the battery life.
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Nokia 7.2 review: Nokia aims high but misses the mark

HMD Global's latest phone in the U.S. is the Nokia 7.2, and not only does it look sophisticated, but it also has some killer camera specs. There's a 48-megapixel camera, along with a wide-angle and depth-sensing lens. But can it dethrone the Google Pixel 3a, which remains the best camera on a phone under $400?
Garmin Forerunner 945 review

Garmin Forerunner 945 review

Garmin's Forerunner 945 takes fitness tracking to a whole new level with a feature list that is beyond compare. We spent some time with the Forerunner 945 to find out if all these features are worth the watch's high price tag.
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The Oppo Reno 2’s quad camera array takes photos like no other at this price

The Oppo Reno 2 has a four-lens camera that provides all the features most of us expect to see on an expensive flagship phone, without the expensive price tag. Announced for the U.K. after a recent international release, we have been trying the camera out for a few days to see how it performs. It has exceeded our expectations.
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Samsung Galaxy Fit review

Samsung’s going toe-to-toe against Fitbit’s Inspire HR with its own $99 fitness tracker -- the Galaxy Fit. It also has a heart rate monitor, can automatically detect six workouts, shows you all the notifications from your phone, and has a battery that can last for days -- all in a small package.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active is a strong contender in the wearable world. It has solid battery life, a great notification system, and good fitness-tracking capabilities, all for a price of $200. Did we mention it looks great, too? The competition’s tough, but the Galaxy Watch Active puts up a tougher fight.
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Sony Xperia 1 review: One for the fans

Sony’s Xperia 1 smartphone is svelte, tall, modern, and powerful. The 21:9 aspect ratio means you get a cinematic viewing experience. It’s too bad there are several other shortcomings, such as a lackluster camera, unimpressive battery life, and far too high of a price tag. Here’s our Xperia 1 review.
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Coros Vertix review: For the mountaineer in all of us

Coros changed the fitness watch landscape by delivering battery life that is unbelievable in its Pace and Apex watches. We got our hands on the company's latest watch, the Vertix, to see if this adventure watch has the chops to compete with rivals Garmin and Suunto. Find out how it measures up here.
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OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition hands-on review: A looker

Sure to become the most desirable, and certainly the rarest, of all the new OnePlus 7T series phones, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition has a key design feature that's unexpected to say the least. It makes this high performance phone standout, and even more of a conversation piece than expected.
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OnePlus 7T Pro review: A real beauty, inside and out

Sleeker, more stylish, and with some tempting tech upgrades, the OnePlus 7T Pro is everything the OnePlus 7T is and then a little bit more. There's a slightly bigger battery inside along with 3x optical zoom in the camera. But is that enough to recommend you pay more for it?
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Motorola One Zoom review: Four times the photography fun

With an incredibly versatile quad-lens camera, stamina for days, and a snazzy purple finish, the Motorola One Zoom is a midrange marvel at $450. But there has to be a compromise somewhere, right? Find out how well it performs in the wild as I put it through its paces in this Motorola One Zoom review.
Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Review

As the bargain basement model in Amazon’s Fire tablet range, the Fire 7 (2019) and the Fire 7 Kids Edition are amazingly cheap at just $50, but how has Amazon achieved such a low price? I took them for an extended test spin to learn what it can do and uncover the compromises lurking within.
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Walmart Onn Android Tablet review

The Walmart Onn Android tablet has the potential to set a fire under Amazon, the current king of the budget tablet market. I tried out the 8-inch Onn tablet to find out exactly what it’s capable of and uncover the compromises that enabled Walmart to achieve such a low price.
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Asus ROG Phone 2 review: The power to change your game

Asus is on a roll in 2019, having started out with the Zenfone 6 -- a welcome surprise and a great phone -- and now the ROG Phone 2. This gaming smartphone is a performance powerhouse, from the processor to the battery, and the stunning screen is a joy.
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Diesel On Axial hands-on review: An undeniably wild and stunning smartwatch

Diesel's latest smartwatch, the On Axial, has the wildest, most uncompromising, and completely masculine design we've seen yet. The brilliant visuals are matched with some much needed technical improvements too, and based on our early impressions, it's going to be a solid performer. Here's our first look.
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Android 10 review: A small but beneficial update

Android 10 is the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, and it brings numerous important changes, from improved privacy settings to a dark theme. It follows Android 9 Pie, and there’s a lot to know about the new OS. Here are our impressions after using it for several months.
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Misfit Vapor X Review: Forget the fuss

The Misfit Vapor X smartwatch keeps a low profile in stealthy black; but don't take this for an inability to impress. We've tested the watch out for a few weeks, and found it to be one of the most reliable, easy-to-live-with WearOS smartwatches available today. The subtle, unfussy design goes with everything too.
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro hands-on review: Tempting and talented, but sadly stifled

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is what we've come to expect from Huawei, a highly capable camera-orientated smartphone with a stunning screen and some interesting (and sometimes unsuccessful) additional features. But this time it doesn't have Google apps or services. How has this affected the phone?
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Coros Apex is light in weight, long on battery life, but misses on features

Coros may be a newcomer to the GPS watch market, but the company is making a name for itself with its incredible battery life. Power savings is only part of the equation, a good fitness watch also has to track performance. We tested the Apex to see how it stacks up to the current crop of GPS watches.
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Huawei Mate X hands-on review: The future in our hands

Want to see into the future? Here it is: The Huawei Mate X. Despite a longer than expected wait for its final arrival, it's almost ready to go on sale, and it's still as exciting as before. The frightening price tag hasn't changed, and there are new concerns over the software, but we still want one.
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DJI Osmo Mobile 3 review: Budget blockbuster

DJI's third-generation Osmo Mobile is better, easier, and even cheaper than its predecessors. If you shoot a lot of video on your phone, it's the best accessory you can add to improve the quality of your handheld footage, although it may not offer enough settings to keep power users happy.
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Fi GPS dog collar review: Finding Fido

With three-month battery life and a super compact design, the Fi GPS dog collar is discreet enough to slip on your pooch and forget about. Until you really need it. Our full review takes a look at battery life, range, and pricing compared to the alternatives.
Moto Z3 review

Moto Z3 review

Motorola’s flagship smartphone of 2018 looks exactly like its mid-range smartphone of 2018, and it’s powered by a processor from 2017. It may sound odd, but this $480 Verizon-exclusive device is a strong performer, and will be the first upgradable 5G smartphone next year.
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Sony Xperia 5 hands-on review: Compact, colorful, but not quite a winner

Is Sony's Xperia 5 a true successor to the much-loved and now mostly deceased Compact series of Sony phones that packed winning specs into a smaller, more easy to handle body? Almost. It certainly wins on the design, style, colors, and size; but there are concerns over the camera and a true reason to buy.
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab hands-on review

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab hands-on review

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab draws inspiration from the company’s previous Android slates, with its unique circular hinge. Harnessing the power of Google Assistant and dual JBL hi-fi speakers, it consolidates what we saw with the previous Alexa-enabled offering into one singular device.
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Withings Move ECG review: An affordable electrocardiogram alternative

The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $400, and while it’s feature-packed, the highlight is the electrocardiogram, which has the potential to save lives. Withings’ Move ECG has the same capability but at a fraction of the cost. It’s not as smart as the Apple Watch, but it works on Android and iOS as well.