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OnePlus Buds Pro review: There is such a thing as too much bass

OnePlus Buds Pro review: There is such a thing as too much bass

OnePlus is quickly becoming a veteran in the true wireless earbud market. With last year's release of the original Buds, followed shortly thereafter by the budget-oriented Buds Z, it's safe to say that OnePlus has had opportunities to work out some of the bugs. And so enters the OnePlus Buds Pro, a set of ANC-enabled true wireless buds that features plenty of high-end capabilities and a similarly higher price tag.

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Galaxy Buds2 review: If Samsung were Apple, these would be its AirPods

Galaxy Buds2 review: If Samsung were Apple, these would be its AirPods

Samsung got into the true wireless earbud game early on, but its Icon-branded buds were unreliable and had terrible battery life. The Galaxy Buds line has been far superior, and Samsung has only beefed up its true wireless credentials over time. Almost every Unpacked event has featured a new pair of Samsung earbuds, and the most recent one was no exception. Alongside the new foldables, Samsung unveiled the $150 Galaxy Buds2.

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Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Samsung may have just launched a duo of hot new foldables for the 2021-2022 season, but the S21 series from earlier this year is still no slouch. Equipped with a Snapdragon 888 chip, impressive camera arrays, and a beautiful display, we even called it “the 2021 smartphone to beat (so far).” Here are just some of our favorite cases that’ll help you keep your S21 in good condition for years to come.

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Nothing ear (1) review: Clearly on the right track

Nothing ear (1) review: Clearly on the right track

If you’re numb to the OnePlus-style hype train that precedes every major product launch — as we are — you may not have been following the incessant attention-seeking from Nothing ahead of its hardware debut. Rather than buy into all that, we’ve been waiting to see what they actually come up with, and well, I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised.

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Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

The next iteration of the Pixel A series is right around the corner, but unless you’re willing to spend the money to upgrade, that Pixel 4a 5G in your hand is more than good enough to last another year or more. Whether you’re just now coming around to the idea of wrapping it in a case, or you’re looking for something new, these are our seven favorite case options for the Pixel 4a 5G.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 review, one month later: Almost perfect

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 review, one month later: Almost perfect

Xiaomi made a name for itself in the budget phone market, but the company has also made a big push into wearables. Xiaomi's affordable but capable Mi Band series (actually made by certified partner Huami) has always been a prime example of making great products that don’t break the bank. The latest iteration, the Mi Band 6, is a considerable step up, both in price and in functionality. The question that begs to be answered — is it still worth buying at $60?

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Galaxy A42 5G long-term review: You can do worse for $400

Galaxy A42 5G long-term review: You can do worse for $400

There have been a slew of budget and mid-range phones released with 5G support in the last year, and the $400 Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is one such device. It sits in between Samsung's A32 5G, and the almost-flagship A52 5G. This means there are some compromises, such as the screen's 60Hz refresh rate, but the phone does excel in areas like performance and battery life. You can expect quality software support as well as a pleasant and responsive UI, though the amount of bloatware included with this phone borders on ridiculous. The A42 is also in a weird place between two other mid-tier devices, both of which are arguably a better deal.

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Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 is the Microsoft Surface killer I've been waiting for

Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 is the Microsoft Surface killer I've been waiting for

I can't tell you how many times I've almost bought a Microsoft Surface Pro, but I must have had one in my cart at least a dozen times. I like to plug in a small mechanical keyboard when I need to do a lot of typing on the go, and the detachable form factor makes that easier. However, once you add things like a Core i5 CPU and more RAM, the Surface costs well over a thousand dollars. That's before you add Microsoft's mediocre keyboard cover. So, I never pull the trigger, and now I might never have to after using the Lenovo ThinkPad X12.

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Review: Nomad's leather case makes Google's budget buds a lot more luxurious

Review: Nomad's leather case makes Google's budget buds a lot more luxurious

The idea of cases for true wireless earbuds has always been a funny one to me. Modern earbuds come with their own cases by necessity — it's how they charge. Why would I spend money to protect the thing that's protecting my earbuds?

Then I tried them myself. After spending a few weeks with Nomad's leather Pixel Buds A-Series cases, I've come to find they're as much about form as they are about function — and for 30 bucks, I'm here for it.

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Mophie Snap review: MagSafe for the Android masses

Mophie Snap review: MagSafe for the Android masses

When Apple announced MagSafe for the iPhone 12 range, I hoped someone would find a way to make it work with Android devices. MagSafe allows you to magnetically attach various accessories to the back of a compatible phone, including wireless chargers, battery packs, wallets, and car mounts. After using Mophie’s MagSafe adapter with my S21 Ultra for a few weeks, I must say I’m impressed.

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