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August Connect and August Smart Lock review

August Connect and August Smart Lock review

Your connected home is only complete if it’s secure, and that starts at the front door. Though several cameras and motion sensors plan to tell you if something is going on, there’s no better first step for security than a locked door. There’s also nothing cooler than locking and unlocking your home from a phone, and the peace of mind you get from checking in on your front door from anywhere is comforting. Beautiful enough to reside in the Apple Store, we wanted to know if August was just a pretty face, or a home automation must-have.

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The Falcon Backpack mini-Review

The Falcon Backpack mini-Review

When we reviewed the Falcon Northwest TLX gaming laptop, with it came a backpack. Not just any backpack - a custom-made Falcon Northwest backpack designed by the founder of the company Kelt Reeves. This backpack cannot be purchased on its own - it only comes with a TLX or DLX notebook from Falcon Northwest. But that doesn't mean we can't count it amongst the finest tech backpacks we've seen over the past several years.

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Falcon Northwest TLX Gaming Laptop Review

Falcon Northwest TLX Gaming Laptop Review

At last an opportunity to take a peek at a real heavy-duty gaming laptop rolling with the latest in Intel (Haswell) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX (980M) technology. Here we're working with the Falcon Northwest TLX, a 7-pound notebook working with a Full HD 15-inch display and a fully customizable paint job. Can the creators of our favorite gaming tower convince us there's a need for full-powered gaming notebook finesse? How about if the laptop in question is painted top to bottom in custom Candy Red?

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LG G Watch R Review: best in class

LG G Watch R Review: best in class

With the LG G Watch R here at the start of the year 2015, we've got very little competition in smartwatches. There are several Android Wear watches made by top-tier brands and a few smart watches made by brands we've not ended up sticking with for long. But for now, it's a war with hardware. LG G Watch R's body is unique - not as universally appealing as the stark, cut-back body of the Motorola Moto 360, and not as heavy-hitting as the Samsung Gear S. Instead we've got LG doing what LG does best - making a device that stands out amongst its peers and sits comfortably on your person.

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TYLT Vu Car review: True mobile wireless charging

TYLT Vu Car review: True mobile wireless charging

Charging your phone wirelessly is great for use at home, but what about when you’re on the road? It might actually be more useful then; fumbling with cables and docks while driving is dangerous. If you’re one to keep your phone in a car mount, and like to charge while on the go, TYLT’s Vu Wireless Charging Car Mount is one you should take a look at. With its versatility and overall solid construction, it might just be your next car mount. Here’s why.

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Inateck BTSP-10 Plus bluetooth speaker review

Inateck BTSP-10 Plus bluetooth speaker review

You have choices when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. Lots of choices. Be it bombastic offerings from big-name manufacturers or impressive boxes from smaller companies, the market is saturated. With that, we got our hands on Inateck’s latest, a Bluetooth speaker with a small footprint that wants to do big things. Dual 1.5-inch speakers promise big sound, with Inateck boasting a virtual 3D output. Portable, lightweight, attractive, and seemingly worth a look, we decided to put the Inateck speaker to the test.

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TYLT Vu Solo wireless charger review

TYLT Vu Solo wireless charger review

Wireless charging is more trick than treat for most smartphone users, but those able to take advantage understand its benefits. Set your phone down on a pad, and it charges. There are no fussy cables to pick up, and you don’t risk screwing up your charging port (which does much more than just charge your phone). With TYLT’s new Vu Solo charger, setting your phone down on a wireless charging pad is much less a guessing game than it has been, as a neat alignment guide keeps your charging in focus.

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Pronto review: Great for cable TV, but falls short elsewhere

Pronto review: Great for cable TV, but falls short elsewhere

As portable a device as I’ve seen come across my desk in some time, Pronto intends to make a home on my mantle, next to my TV. Or maybe 30 feet away! This little rectangular box of plastic wants to control all my living room (or bedroom) devices via Bluetooth, and allow me to control it via an app on my iPhone. Part universal remote, part new-look TV interface on the phone, Pronto definitely sounds the part, but does it stack up? Let’s find out.

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Das Keyboard 4C Review

Das Keyboard 4C Review

This is the newest in a line of high-end mechanical keyboard from Das Keyboard, the Das Keyboard 4C. This unit works with a tenkeyless design - which basically means that it drops the number pad found on many keyboards in favor of a slightly more sleek piece of equipment. In this keyboard we have what might be the best multi-purpose piece of equipment ever made by Das Keyboard, made for general business use as well as high-powered gaming. 87 keys in the USA and 88 keys in Europe - that's all you'll need to roll and press.

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Sling TV Review: Taking TV back

Sling TV Review: Taking TV back

As I write this review, SportsCenter is on in the background. I’ve not watched ESPN in years — actual years — so this review is like revisiting a memory. I’m a bit of a cord cutter (I still get Internet via the cable company), and there are several reasons for that. Sling TV brings cable back into my life, but in the best way possible. I don’t have to re-up some cable contract, and it works with streaming devices I have on every TV. It’s must-have TV. Here’s why.

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