Tag: Mobile Accessory Reviews

Satechi 75W dual USB-C PD charging hub hands-on: Great for the home, office, and travel

We would love for USB-C to be as ubiquitous as possible, and to avoid using USB-A and MicroUSB cables and ports, but the truth of the matter is that we’re still in a transition phase where smartphones have adopted the standard, computers are moving in that direction, and accessories are still (generally) lagging behind. If […]

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SanDisk A2 and 400GB microSD roundup review: Buy for storage, not apps

Article Contents There are plenty of reasons to pick up a microSD card, should your phone support one. It can be a lot cheaper to get a phone with less storage and plan to add more. Media maniacs and data hoarders can also make use of the super cheap extra space. But if you think […]

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Moshi’s combo USB-C audio & power dongle is a must-buy for charging while listening — especially in the car

Article Contents I will never change my opinion when it comes to the headphone jack: Taking it away was a terrible, consumer-unfriendly decision. Thanks to Google, Essential, OnePlus, and other OEMs, that means I have to work a bit harder to accommodate new devices into my firmly, happily tangled life, and one of the most annoying […]

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RAVPower 20,100mAh USB-C 45W power bank review: It has issues

Article Contents There are a ton of cheap batteries out there to choose from, so when we do reviews for them here at Android Police, we tend to be pretty picky. USB-C is a must-have from our mobile-first perspective, and anything less than 30W of output is a bit of a snooze. Thankfully, 45W seems to be […]

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Review: Soundcore Liberty Air true wireless earbuds are an incredible value

Article Contents Like it or not, headphone jacks are getting harder to find on smartphones, and that makes your wireless headphones more crucial than ever. There are some compelling true wireless options out there, but you have to spend big to get features like low-latency, Type-C charging, and long battery life. As the technology improves, […]

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Jaybird Tarah Pro review: Jaybird’s best wireless earbuds yet

Article Contents Jaybird has had a busy few months. Following September’s release of both the flagship X4 and budget Tarah, the company released last month the Tarah Pro, a second high-end headset that evidently shares enough in common with Jaybird’s entry-level offering to share its name. Tarah, it seems, is Jaybird’s name for these devices’ […]

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: Top of the class

Article Contents German company Sennheiser has a sterling reputation for creating high-quality audio products, so I was understandably enthused when I learned they were making a pair of true wireless earbuds. These products have improved a great deal since they first burst onto the scene, but they still tend to lag behind wired equivalents in […]

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Essential Audio Adapter HD review: High-end sound for the PH-1 won’t do jack to help Essential

Article Contents Essential’s PH-1 was criticized at launch for some valid reasons, like a mediocre camera, high price tag, and lack of a headphone jack. But great software and a falling price have earned it a small but impassioned cult following. Now the high-end niche phone from 2017 has a high-end niche audio accessory to […]

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Mophie Powerstation USB-C 3XL: Lots of power for lots of money, but device compatibility is a deal-breaker

Article Contents It’s weird to think that there’s a high-end power accessory market, but there is. Mophie pretty much dominates it with just a few special characteristics: a slightly more premium build quality, better materials, and high-end specs. Of course, Mophie’s products also typically come with a sky-high price tag, and that’s the case here […]

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Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL case reviews: Because breaking an $800+ phone would really suck [Updated continuously]

Article Contents If you thought the Pixel 2 and 2 XL were expensive, you probably weren’t very happy when you saw the Pixel 3’s $799 and Pixel 3 XL’s $899 MSRPs. The Pixel 3 XL received a modest $50 jump in price from the 2 XL, but the Pixel 3 went up by a whopping […]

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Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL case & screen protector reviews: Because breaking an $800+ phone would really suck

Article Contents If you thought the Pixel 2 and 2 XL were expensive, you probably weren’t very happy when you saw the Pixel 3’s $799 and Pixel 3 XL’s $899 MSRPs. The Pixel 3 XL received a modest $50 jump in price from the 2 XL, but the Pixel 3 went up by a whopping […]

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TicPods Free review: Capable true wireless earbuds that won’t break the bank

Article Contents True wireless earbuds have seen a huge rise in popularity over the last couple of years as the products have reached a price point and level of quality that make them viable purchases for mainstream consumers. The IFA 2018 show floor was packed with new models from various brands, and I’ve already reviewed […]

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Review: Nimble’s batteries and wireless chargers offer eco-friendly designs with low specs at high prices

Article Contents Mophie is well-known for both the quality of its products and the hefty price tag attached to them, so we were interested when we heard that a handful of ex-Mophie employees had splintered off to start a new, eco-mindful power accessory company called Nimble. With consumer cost-cutting recyclable packaging and a focus on […]

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Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Exceptional sounding true wireless earbuds, but probably too pricey for most

Article Contents As the 3.5mm headphone jack slowly descends into the freezing cold waters of the past, our audio options for most high-end Android phones are limited to three. We can use and subsequently lose the adapter, get some USB-C headphones, or we can ditch the wires altogether. Bluetooth earbuds inelegantly attached to one another […]

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Superbook review: Turning the dream of a laptop-phone into a nightmare

Article Contents Many of us hope for the eternal dream of convergence, that the day may come when a phone can serve double duty as a laptop via a bit of cheap, dumb hardware. Motorola had its mediocre Lapdock, and Canonical tried and failed to crowdfund the Ubuntu Edge. More recently, Samsung’s DeX dock has built a small […]

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Jaybird Tarah review: Not enough bang for your hundred bucks

Design, features, what’s in the box At first blush, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Tarah for the X4: same fin design to hold the buds in place, same remote placement, same Jaybird-branded cinch. But when you look closer, the differences become apparent. The cable is thinner, the remote has a sort of rubbery […]

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Jaybird X4 review: Great earbuds without much new to offer

The X4 look a lot like the X3. They’re two winged buds connected by a flat cable, in which the controller, battery, and microphone are embedded on the right-hand side. They’re better looking than the X3, which have a silver Jaybird emblem on each earpiece. By comparison, these are sleeker. They come in three colorways: […]

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BEAM review: Strap a funny GIF on your jacket for $85

Article Contents A lot of the stuff we review here at Android Police has genuine utility behind it. Things like phones, Chromebooks, and wearables can enhance your quality of life and your productivity. The BEAM will do none of those things, but it will let you stick a funny meme on your chest for $85, […]

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Tribit X-Boom review: An incredible-sounding Bluetooth speaker for the money

Article Contents I’ll be honest – when we were first contacted about checking the new Tribit X-Boom out, I wasn’t expecting much from it. I had never heard of the company, and the design looked a little cartoonish. On top of all that, the $69.99 price tag was much lower than competing models from companies […]

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Earin M–2 review: Great sounding low-latency earbuds, but not without a few compromises

Article Contents Swedish company Earin was one of the frontrunners in developing true wireless earbuds, releasing the M–1 back in 2015. That first generation product had its fair share of issues, ranging from unreliable Bluetooth connectivity to unsatisfactory battery life. The startup that was recently acquired by Will.i.am brand i.am+ is now back with a follow-up […]

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[Update: 28-day battery life] TicWatch Pro review: A good Wear watch at a bad time

Article Contents Chinese firm Mobvoi — founded by ex-Googlers — has a history of making connected watches that stretches back to its original TicWatch and TicWatch 2 running the proprietary TicWear OS. Around this time last year, the TicWatch S and E were launched with Wear OS (then Android Wear) on board, and they were […]

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TicWatch Pro review: A good Wear watch at a bad time

Article Contents Chinese firm Mobvoi — founded by ex-Googlers — has a history of making connected watches that stretches back to its original TicWatch and TicWatch 2 running the proprietary TicWear OS. Around this time last year, the TicWatch S and E were launched with Wear OS (then Android Wear) on board, and they were […]

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