Reviews Rundown

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Review: Practical Perfection With a Hint of Restraint

The S23 Ultra may not sport the flashiest gimmicks or push the boundaries of design, but it delivers where it truly matters---reliability and an exceptional user experience.

After 14 years of making flagship Android smartphones, Samsung seems to have finally achieved perfection with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s a device that screams polish, delivering unrivaled power and a symphony of features. But amidst its practical perfection, does it sacrifice excitement for safety?

Modern smartphones have

SIMO Solis Lite Hotspot Review: Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi Wingman

The Solis Lite Hotspot is super convenient for short-term use, but keep in mind that its unlimited plans have a fair usage policy limit, and its reliance on cellular networks does have some downsides.

Whether you’re a frequent traveler or planning a one-time trip abroad, the Solis Lite is a cost-effective alternative to expensive international data plans. With its long battery life, broad coverage, and unlimited LTE data, this hotspot is an effective solution for staying connected on the go.

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Satechi Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand Review: Compromised Versatility

The Satechi Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand is for those who value the convenience of an all-in-one charging solution for multiple devices as well as the choice of wired or wireless power delivery. But there’s a price to be paid—literally and figuratively.

At its peak potential, Satechi’s Duo charges three devices at once; your smartphone and True Wireless (TWS) earbuds can recharge on Qi wireless charging pads, while just about any other gadget that needs some juice can use the USB-C port. Bu

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse Review: Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken

The Sculpt Comfort mouse offers great performance on various surfaces, and its customization options can be a significant value-add for those who need quick access to specific functions.

While it has been around for many years now, the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse still offers it all: a truly wireless experience, a four-way scroll wheel, and a unique Touch-tab with customizable shortcuts. But its age might finally be catching up to it.

The Sculpt Comfort doesn’t offer ambidextrous variants o

Vivo X80 Review: The Most 'Pro' Non-Pro Phone

Vivo created a storm last year by launching 3 phones in the X60 series catering to price points from INR 35K to 70K. 6 months later, with the X70 series, they skipped the non-pro model and debuted only the X70 Pro and Pro+ models in India. Cut to 2022, and we finally have a new non-pro model, the Vivo X80. Although with a price tag of 54,999 and the specs that it packs, it is hard to remember that. I got to use the X80 as my daily driver for about 10 days and I’m seriously impressed with the pho

WWE 2K22 (PC) Review: Hits Different, But Only Slightly So

My earliest memories of a WWE game are from back in 2002-03 playing ‘Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain’ in video game parlours. The first time I got to really spend time on a WWE game was about half a decade later when I got ‘Smackdown Vs Raw 2008’ for my PSP console. I spent a good part of my college life playing all the WWE games from 2009-2012 on a PS2/Xbox 360. The first WWE game I actually purchased was WWE 2K15 for my Xbox One. The last WWE game I played was WWE 2K18 on my PC. It’s a fun real

Moto Edge 20 Pro Review: Great Device With A Few Rough Edges

If I remember correctly, the last time Motorola launched a device in the INR 30-50K range, it was the Moto Z in 2016. Infact, barring the recent Razr foldables and last year’s Moto Edge+, I don’t remember any premium/mid-premium Motorola phone reaching Indian shores. For years now, Samsung has been the default choice for people looking for ‘premium’ Android experience, with Oneplus filling in as the ‘flagship killer’, or ‘high value at a budget’ offering. Now that Oneplus flagships have moved cl

Infinix Hot 11s Review: The Undisputed Budget King of 2021 So Far!

Ever since phone makers have started refreshing their phone line-ups multiple times a year, they’ve inadvertently also made us believe that expecting huge upgrades over a single generation is foolish. Case in point, the INR 9-11K offerings from Realme, Redmi, Samsung are all more or less still stuck with specs from early 2020. No wonder then, when the Infinix Hot 10s launched in May this year, I was supremely happy with the class-leading specs it brought along. But if you read my text review (cl

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review: One Step Away From Flippin' Supremacy

Galaxy Z Flip 3, unlike what its name suggests, is Samsung’s 2nd flip phone in India. It’s got a ton of upgrades from the OG (original) Flip – a brighter, smoother inner display, a bigger outer display, faster chip, waterproof rating and wireless charging. The cherry on top is that it costs almost 20 percent less than its predecessor, making it quite possibly the most impressive generational upgrade we’ve seen on a smartphone in a while. At Rs 84,999, it’s almost selling for the same price as an

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Review: FEature Packed

Samsung has been the only big manufacturer consistently pushing out Android tablets. While the flagship Tab S series and budget Tab A series have taken care of both ends of the spectrum, the Tab S7 FE tries to occupy the vacant space in the middle of the spectrum. With prices starting at 46,999, the Tab S7 FE brings along a host of ‘premium’ features, like LTE connectivity, bundled S-Pen, Samsung DeX and more. I have been using the Tab S7 FE for about 15 days now, in fact, I’m typing out this re

Realme GT Master Edition Review: Jack Of All Trades, Master of One

In the six months since Realme debuted their 2021 flagship, the Realme GT; it has become evident that the GT moniker is not limited to one product and instead now it’s said to be replacing the ‘X’ series as Realme’s flagship series. Our readers might already be aware that the Realme X7 Max launched in India was actually a rebadged Realme GT Neo. But after a long wait, we finally have the true blue GT products entering the Indian market. While the Realme ‘GT Master’ sounds like a ‘Pro’ version of

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Review & Comparison vs Galaxy M42 5G: Which Samsung 5G Mid-ranger To Buy?

On 1st January 2021, there were exactly 0 5G devices you could buy under 20K in India. On 1st August 2021, there were at least 12. The latest entrant to this list is the Galaxy A22 5G, Samsung’s first 5G phone under 20K. Although it is an “offline-centric” phone, it’s also competing against the Galaxy M42 5G which is the only other 5G Samsung phone around 20K. I got to spend about a week with the A22 5G and also compared it to the Galaxy M42 5G during my usage. Here’s what you need to know befor

Revisiting the Galaxy Fold 2 - Foldable Phones are Ready to go Mainstream, if Samsung Gets This One Thing Right

As a tech enthusiast, the last decade or so has been nothing short of a fairy tale. Not to mention the fact that smartphones have basically become an integral part of our lives, but also the number of new features and futuristic technologies that we’ve seen coming to life in front of our eyes. Things like facial recognition, under-display fingerprint scanners, camera sensors almost the size of DSLRs, have all become realities in what feels like a jiffy. One such ‘futuristic’ technology was the c

Micromax IN 2b Review: 2b Or Not 2b?

Micromax made their grand comeback riding on the Anti-China sentiment last year, urging Indians to say no to Chinese products and go all ‘In for India’. If you too felt like this pitch really spoke to the patriot in you, you’ll be really pleased to know that Micromax has launched their latest phone with a processor from a 100% Chinese company (details here). Now I don’t see anything wrong with that, since this must be done to provide the best value to the end consumer at a competitive price poin

Canon PIXMA G570 Printer Review

Canon PIXMA G570 is part of the latest G-series lineup from Canon. While the G670 gives you an all-inclusive package of printing, scanning and copying; the more affordable G570 model that we got to try is a printing-only solution for people looking for a high quality, high speed printer for their home/workplace. We have spent the last few weeks using the G570 and here’s what you need to know before making that buying decision.

The PIXMA G570 comes nicely packed in a typical Canon white and red

Mi Watch Revolve Active Review: Active Improvements

Xiaomi launched the Mi Watch Revolve in September last year and last month we were introduced to the Mi Watch Revolve Active. Both of these watches sell for Rs 9,999 and share a lot of similarities. The Active variant comes with SpO2 (Blood Oxygen) monitoring, and 100+ sport modes, while the standard variant misses out on SpO2, has only 10 sport modes, but it also offers a more premium metallic build, while the active variant has to make do with a plastic polymer. With that out of the way, let’s

Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G Review: Stylish Performer But Not 'Upgrade' Enough

The Reno series started with a bang, launching one of the most affordable flagships of 2019 in the form of the Reno 10x Zoom. But since then, Reno has been more about camera-centric mid-range offerings that’s refreshred twice a year in India. This year started with the Reno5 Pro and now we have its successor, the Reno6 Pro 5G. I have been using this phone for a little over 2 weeks now, and I’ve loved the experience. But there’s nothing much that has changed from the Reno5 Pro and except for the

Blaupunkt 55-inch 4K TV (55CSA7090) Review: Another Decent Budget TV Offering

The name “Blaupunkt” for me, was always synonymous with big, booming sound systems. Naturally, I was pleasantly surprised to know that Blaupunkt is coming up with a Smart TV lineup. I was even more surprised to know that Blaupunkt has made Smart TVs before too. Anyway, this time they have done so via a licensed manufacturing agreement with SPPL, the Indian firm that also manufactures Thomson and Kodak branded TVs. Out of the 4 sizes that Blaupunkt has launched, I have been using the 55-inch mode

iQOO Z3 Review: Great Performance at the cost of Basics

iQOO made a solid comeback to the Indian market in 2021 with its iQOO 7 series. Met with mostly rave reviews from the tech community, both the iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend have established themselves as arguably the best options from 30-40K. With the iQOO Z3, iQOO has decided to continue this momentum to capture the ~20-25K price segment. With the specs they’ve managed to pack in while keeping the price (Rs 19,990 for 6/128GB) just shy of 20K, it does sound like iQOO have another winner at their han

BenQ EW3280U 32-inch 4K Monitor Review: Great but Pricey

BenQ EW3280U is a 32-inch Entertainment focused 4K monitor from the house of BenQ. It doesn’t offer a fancy curved-screen design, or ultra high refresh rate for gaming. But what it does have is a great 4K screen with BenQ’s intelligent ‘HDRi’ technology, in-built stereo speakers and it’s currently selling for INR 55K which is a considerable discount from its original MRP of Rs 69,990. I had the chance to try out this monitor as my daily driver for about 2 weeks, and here are some things which wi
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