TVs are getting cheap. It wasn't long ago that a 4K number would set you back thousands of dollars, but now, medium-sized sets can be had for just a few hundred, and huge ones — well, they're still often more than a thousand, but not necessarily multiple thousands. If you're aspiring to upgrade on a budget, it's a great time to take a look at TCL's 6 Series TVs, which are currently available for historic lows. Read More
While we're not usually fans of "cash back" discount schemes as stand-ins for real sales, when making a big ticket purchase, they can be huge motivators to get products off shelves. Today is definitely such an occasion, with TCL's well-reviewed and range-topping R617 55" 4K HDR TV available for effectively $450 after rewards are taken into account when you using a qualifying Amazon credit card to make your purchase.
The TV is already on sale for its lowest price on Amazon ever ($530), but Amazon is offering an additional 10% in rewards cash back (on top of the standard 5% for the Prime Visa) on this specific model, meaning once those rewards points hit your account, you'll get back nearly $80 in Amazon Rewards. Read More
The BlackBerry Key2 came out last year, giving hardware keyboard stalwarts something to get excited about. The phone is getting a bit long in the tooth, but now there's a very slightly upgraded version. That's not really the important part, though. What's important is that it's red. It looks pretty nice. Read More
Picture this: you're setting the screensaver on your Android TV to show pictures from your Google Photos account, but wait — the account selection page shows hundreds of unknown Google accounts, complete with profile pictures, all showing as linked accounts! This is exactly what happened to at least two Android TV users, on television sets from Vu and iFFalcon (a subsidiary of TCL). Read More
Last year, LG teamed up with Google to bring a Bixby-style Assistant hardware button to some of its phones. Turns out that collaboration was just the start. Today, Google is announcing that this partnership is extending to "the full portfolio" of new devices from LG and Nokia, as well as select handsets by Xiaomi, Vivo, and TCL (read: Alcatel, Palm, and BlackBerry). Read More
At a private briefing during MWC (that evidently wasn't all that private), TCL showed us some concepts of foldable screens and devices it's been working on. The devices don't have names, release dates, or even really a considered use case - they're just explorations of form factor and engineering, not reflections of upcoming product designs. They're neat to look at, but that's really all you can say about them at this point. Well, almost.
The one part of them that does have a name is TCL's "Dragon Hinge," which uses a complex system of gears to facilitate the folding motion of these concept devices. Read More
If you're in the market for a new TV, this pre-Super Bowl week is your best chance of getting a great price on one. Just yesterday David rounded up the best TV deals at a variety of budget and size preferences. Today, Sam's Club has new markdowns that warrant a mention — 4K TCL Roku TVs in a variety of sizes, starting from $199. Read More
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, there seem to be TVs on sale everywhere — I suspect brands don't want you to miss their astronomically expensive beer commercials. Today we spotted a good deal on two 49-inch Roku TVs from TCL: $200 for a 1080p and $280 for a 4K version. Read More
Unlike most phones we review, the Palm Phone does not claim to be the equal of another device. It doesn't even necessarily claim to be good. The Verizon-exclusive Palm Phone is billed as a companion to the phone you actually like using. A phone that's minimalist and limited by design can't be "good" in the traditional sense, but can it be bad in a way that you still might want one? Sadly, no.
The TCL-made Palm Phone is fascinating because of how odd it is. So many phones these days are predictable and boring, but this one is at least interesting. Read More
Earlier this month, we shared images of TCL's upcoming BlackBerry device, the Key2 LE. It appeared to be a slightly cheaper version of the Key2 that was released earlier this year, and now the phone has been officially announced. Read More