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OPPO Reno 4 Pro Review – Killer charging

OPPO Reno 4 Pro Review – Killer charging

The availability of components like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 series and Sony's IMX586 has become a double-edged sword for phone makers. On the one hand, these have made often high-end functionality available on mid-range phones. On the other hand, the sudden explosion of these mid-range phones has also made it harder for devices to differentiate. Often it takes some design gimmick or marketing stunt to stand out from one another but the OPPO Reno 4 Pro goes beyond the surface to deliver something more substantial. But is it enough to truly rise above the rest? We take a deep drive to find out.

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2020 Honda Civic Type R Review – In-Your-Face Excellence

2020 Honda Civic Type R Review – In-Your-Face Excellence

America was forced to wait for the Honda Civic Type R and now, having blessed us with its official presence here, Honda seems determined to slice away any mechanical reason you might have not to buy one. At under $38k out the door, the 2020 model year may have seen the price climb a little, but the attention to detail has jumped a whole lot.

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Razer BlackShark V2 Review: Simply great

Razer BlackShark V2 Review: Simply great

The Razer BlackShark V2 and BlackShark V2 X are made for gamers at all levels. The BlackShark V2 is made to be the "definitive esports gaming headset" while the "X" version is meant to deliver JUST the essentials for a significantly lower price. If for no other reason than these headphones are exceedingly comfortable to wear for long periods of time, I recommend the BlackShark V2 for all gamers right out the gate.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Review – Suspend Disbelief

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Review – Suspend Disbelief

Silence, for a moment, should it exist, that part of your brain which says "you do not need a 503 horsepower SUV that thinks it's a coupe," because otherwise the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe may be a tough sell. It's Stuttgart's answer to a question that I'm not sure many actually asked, though that's not to say offering more power and pizazz that any shopper in the market for a compact luxury crossover requires doesn't have its charms.

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2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review – When Less is More

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review – When Less is More

Few cars arrive to the sort of expectations that the new Toyota Supra faced, but with one model year under its belt it's time for the Japanese coupe to show it's more than just an exercise in parts-bin sharing. True, there's plenty of BMW to be found under the 2021 Supra 2.0's contentious bodywork, but with a smaller engine and a smaller price tag come a solid argument that this was the car the modern Supra was always meant to be.

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OnePlus Nord Review: At what cost simplicity?

OnePlus Nord Review: At what cost simplicity?

OnePlus Nord was released in the Summer of 2020 in just about every global smartphone market but North America. If you're living in Europe or India, you're in luck, this is a surprisingly high-quality phone for a very reasonable price. If you live in the United States, this smartphone is a very big, but very promising, tease indeed.

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PuroPro ANC headphones review: protecting your hearing

PuroPro ANC headphones review: protecting your hearing

The death of the venerable headphone jack and the rise of Bluetooth headphones and earbuds have made consumers suddenly more conscious of their audio consumption habits and accessories. Graduating from the serviceable but plain earphones that come inside smartphone boxes, people are becoming more discerning about the quality of their listening experience.

Unfortunately, most people are less conscientious about the volume at which they're listening. Most people equate audio quality with volume but the PuroPro volume-limiting Hybrid ANC headphones are here to prove them wrong.

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2021 Kia Seltos Review – Small crossover has big ambitions

2021 Kia Seltos Review – Small crossover has big ambitions

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and in this case, I'm referring to the 2021 Kia Seltos. You may know that 'Seltos' derives from 'Celtos,' the son of Greek god Hercules who was fatefully conceived amid a blackmailing affair with princess Celtine. Kia's hierarchy is a little less melodramatic, with Hercules in this case referring to the magnificent Telluride, a three-row SUV that I absolutely love. The Telluride was good enough to run away with the 2020 World Car of the Year award, no small achievement. Is the son of Hercules good enough to merit its own praise?

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Vivo X50 Pro Review: a delicate balancing act

Vivo X50 Pro Review: a delicate balancing act

Vivo has made a number of its smartphones available to markets outside of China but it is making a big splash with the Vivo X50 series. As the first of its camera-centric X family, Vivo wants to put its best foot forward, showcasing technology no one, not even the likes of Samsung or Apple, has seen in a smartphone before. It has indeed done so with the Vivo X50 Pro and its unique Gimbal Camera System. That isn't, however, the full picture, no pun intended, and cameras alone do not a smartphone make. We take a deeper and longer look at the Vivo X50 Pro to see if it has more to say beyond what some may call a gimmick.

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Motorola Edge+ Review: Beauty nearly to a fault

Motorola Edge+ Review: Beauty nearly to a fault

The Motorola Edge+ (or Edge Plus, if you prefer) is one of the most interesting Moto phones released in years. It's very tall and thin, works with a decent set of cameras, 5G connectivity, and a waterfall display. That means we're not just getting curved left and right sides here, we're getting a curved display that reaches all the way down to the side, beyond the point at which it's functional. It's certainly a beautiful phone - but is it necessary?

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Razer Huntsman Mini Review: Onboard storage and tiny size for the win

Razer Huntsman Mini Review: Onboard storage and tiny size for the win

Today we're looking at the brand new Razer Huntsman Mini, the first 60% keyboard from Razer. This keyboard rolls with official Razer Optical Switches, Doubleshot PBT Keycaps, and its own onboard memory. It's also lit up with Razer Chroma RGB rainbow brightness, of course.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

If anything, it should be clear by now that Pokemon Sword and Shield represent some big departures for the series in general. For starters, they’re the first main-series games on a home console. Then we had the whole Pokedex controversy and the fact that a significant number of Pokemon were culled - the first time in the series that has happened. Now, for the first time ever, we have DLC, which seems to be taking the place of the “enhanced edition” we’d typically see release after paired games (à la Pokemon Yellow after Pokemon Red and Blue or Pokemon Platinum after Diamond and Pearl).

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