Archive for the ‘Product Review’ Category

The Surface Laptop Go Is Great—If You Can Get Past Its Screen

November 23rd, 2020
Microsoft's most affordable laptop is a great machine for simple tasks, but it skimps out on the thing you'll stare at the most.

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This Lower-Cost Roomba Needs Some Navigation Help

November 21st, 2020
This is iRobot’s cheapest robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. But it also sacrifices some key navigational features.

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Batch’s Trusty E-Bike Won’t Let You Down

November 19th, 2020
This Bosch-powered electric bike doesn't look as elegant as its competitors, but it's more affordable and reliable.

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Google Nest Audio Packs Great Sound and Smarts for Just $100

November 18th, 2020
If Assistant is your jam, then this mid-sized smart speaker is one of the best around.

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Apple’s New MacBook Air With M1 Is a Huge Leap Forward

November 17th, 2020
Ditching Intel has removed the shackles from the $999 laptop, unleashing a force to be reckoned with.

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2 Years After Its Debut, This Smart Oven Is Still Underdone

November 16th, 2020
The Brava oven arrived with a splash in 2018. We've revisited it now that the guided cooking tech has had time to mature. Only it hasn't.

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Zojirushi’s Newest Toaster Oven Excels at All the Basics

November 14th, 2020
It’s nothing fancy (and there are better ways to make toast), but this countertop device will roast, bake, or reheat just about anything you want for dinner.

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Garmin’s Entry-Level Venu Sq Is a Great Square Tracker

November 13th, 2020
Every basic fitness watch now has to be square (or sq?). We don’t make the rules.

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The Best Reason to Get a PS5 Is Its New Controller

November 11th, 2020
Its DualSense controller ushers in some fresh control concepts, though you'll need a new TV to really take advantage of the PS5's horsepower.

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max Is the Low-Light Camera King

November 9th, 2020
Apple's biggest phone to date has a larger image sensor that can take excellent photos, especially at night.

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