Category Archives: Product Review

Oura Ring Gen3 Review: Get It Together, Please

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I never would’ve guessed that the rollout of Oura’s third-generation ring would go poorly. The Finnish health-tracking ring debuted in 2015 to high praise (some of which I gave). It’s simple, accurate, stylish, and the near-universal choice for businesses and organizations to spot early warning signs of Covid. Everyone (well, everyone who cares about these […]

Nintendo Switch OLED Review: More Than Just a Pretty Screen

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I have a bad habit of biting my fingernails. Because of this, I can’t get the frail rear kickstand on the Nintendo Switch to pop out. The lip of the kickstand is too thin and nestled too snugly into the body of the device. For years, I’ve exasperatedly asked my partner to use her long, […]

Kia EV6 2022 Review: A Well-Performing, Fast-Charging EV

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There’s more. Again, like the Ioniq 5, the EV6 has V2L, or “vehicle to load.” It basically turns the EV6’s battery into a giant personal power plant on wheels. You can plug any standard household appliance—yes, including TVs or microwaves—into the car, and they’ll run just like they would at home. It makes the sporty-looking […]

Microsoft Surface Go 3 Review: Battery Buster

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In the past, Microsoft has struggled to marry its legacy desktop operating system with more modern touchscreen interfaces. The Surface Go 3 is the perfect representation of this problem. The touchscreen experience on Windows 11 is better, but due to limited hardware and middling battery life, it’s still frustrating to use. The new Surface Go […]

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Review: Return of the Camera King

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Stereo speakers flank the screen, and while they don’t sound as rich as the drivers on the iPhone 13 Pro, they’re still pretty darn good and loud. As on most of today’s high-end phones, there’s no headphone jack, MicroSD card slot, or charging adapter in the box, but there’s wireless charging, fast wired charging, 5G, […]

Facebook Portal Go Review (2021): Convenient, Comfortable, and Portable

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I’ve been using Facebook’s new portable videophone, the Portal Go, for more than a week. My 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter use it to talk to my parents across the country. It’s been going pretty well. It’s an entertaining, immersive experience, although it’s honestly not much different from previous iterations, including the Portal TV. But […]