Apple AirPods Review – true wireless done right

2016 hasn’t been much of a year for Apple. The company’s biggest product announcement was the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – which reviews are calling it more of a gimmick with inconsistent battery performance. Its long awaited iPhone update was a similar looking iPhone 7 with incremental improvements. More importantly, Apple took the “courageous” move of removing the 3.5mm audio jack – leaving iPhone users the option of switching to Bluetooth audio or make do with an additional 3.5mm to lightning adapter. To help ease the transition and…

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones Review

When Bose announced it was releasing its new series of wireless headphones, I was genuinely excited. While I really enjoyed the audio (and noise cancellation) on the Bose QuietComfort 35, a wireless in-ear sports earphones was something i would use more when working out in the gym or running outdoors. Along with the QC35, I had the chance to try out the SoundSport wireless headphones. And if you lead an active lifestyle and is looking for something with rich powerful bass, you should definitely read on. Right out of the…

Sony SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

These days, it’s hard to visit any electronic store and not be bombarded by the extensive range of wireless speakers in all shapes, sizes and colors. With the commoditization of this product category, it seem harder to define a specific purpose for these speakers and also the people who purchase them. Do people bring their portable speakers outdoors? Would people value portability over audio quality? With the SRS-XB2, Sony thinks that it has a product for people who value both portability and audio quality. Design The Sony SRS-XB2 is compact…

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Review

When it comes to noise canceling headphones, it’s hard to find a brand as iconic as Bose’s QuietComfort series. Take a look around the plane during your next flight and chances are most people with headphones on will be using a pair of Bose QuietComfort. I reviewed the Bose QC25 previously and was really impressed at how effective the noise canceling was (despite the relatively weak audio performance).  And in this era of mobile connected devices, it only seemed logical for the company to follow up with a wireless successor…

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

If you’re a fan of wireless headphones, you would have probably heard of Jaybird or even own one of its products. The company introduced its first wireless headset in 2007 and since then its wing-like ear fin design has been pretty iconic. The wireless sports headphone market is now saturated with the different big audio brands vying for a piece of the action. Bose, Sony, Jabra, Plantronics all have wireless headphones in their product offerings. With the latest Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, the company has chosen to include several design innovations to stay…

Huawei P9 Review

Like many Android smartphones available in the market today, one would not have given much thought for the Huawei P9 if not for its unique key feature that comes in the form of a Dual Camera Lens. Designed in collaboration with Leica, the one thing that sets it apart from other smartphones is the appearance of two cameras located right behind the phone. Unlike most other major smartphones in the market today, the two lens are flushed neatly behind a glass enclosure, giving it a smooth and sleek appearance. Each…

EARIN True Wireless Earbuds Review

Both Ludacus and I are avid gadget consumers — He’s been veering towards photography and videography equipment more these days, and my past interest with mobile phones have moved into this weird weakness for audio products (speakers, earphones). Not all dollar-spend on gadgets are equal in terms of satisfaction garnered. I think we’ve both been trying to taper off gadget purchases to the best of our ability because of the diminished returns. New purchases give us joy and happiness for literally 30 minutes before it gets chucked into a dark drawer or equivalent, and it comes to a point where it’s just not…

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Review

I have been looking for a good pair of wireless sports earbuds for the longest time and after doing some research online, it seems like only two pairs are really worth trying: the JayBird x2 and the Jabra Sport Pulse. I also had the opportunity to try both at the stores and after much consideration decided to settle for the Sport Pulse as the audio performance and fit were much better. The Jabra Sport Pulse comes in a well-made box with a see through display that prominently shows off the earphones…

LG G5 Review

Another year, another LG flagship phone. I reviewed the LG G4 around the same time last year and was left impressed by how much Android phones (especially the G4) have improved over the years. Till today, the G4 is still regarded as one of the best Android phone in the market. This year, LG announced the G5 with much fanfare at the Mobile World Congress for a good reason: the mobile industry hasn’t seen a phone quite like the G5 for a long time. Besides the usual sleek body and powerful…

Marge Plus Apple Watch Bands Review

I have had the Apple Watch Sport edition since the day it was released and would put it on as and when I remember to. I have never thought of purchasing additional bands as there were no need to and that the official Apple Watch Bands are severely overpriced (price range from $78 for the basic woven nylon to $1,060 for the fancy Hermès Cuff Strap)! Well, not until i heard of Marge Plus’ 3rd party Apple Watch bands! Marge Plus has the highest rating (for both number of reviews…