Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Review: HTC Rezound

  • December 5, 2011 6:04 am

The HTC Rezound has a lot of hype to live up to. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and status as first phone to ship (in the U.S.) with a 1280 x 720 display are two major talking points amongst Android faithful. In a world dominated by spec sheets, every megahert and every pixel (or lack thereof) count immensely.

In the case of the Rezound we’re both excited and already feeling like we’re over it. Surprised and disgusted. Impressed and let down. It’s quite the roller coaster ride of emotions.

Before you decide on HTC’s latest or greatest (or write it off), check out our full review after the break…

Review: Agloves Sport

  • December 2, 2011 2:42 am

It’s that time of year again - cold and crappy. But when it is being stupid outside is that supposed to mean we can’t use our touchscreen devices? Can I not roam around tapping and swiping bare fisted waiting for frostbite to settle in? I could and actually always have - until this year. I was asked to give the new round of Agloves a test for this Holiday Season and since I have nothing but touchscreen devices littering my house, I thought it was a great time to give the gloves a try.

We’ve reviewed the Agloves in the past, but here we are a year later, and with new styles being offered, can they still impress us? Jump past the break to find out…

Review: Third Rail iPhone 4/4S Snap-on Battery Case.

  • November 16, 2011 11:28 am

Just about every battery life extending case/add-on for the iPhone is the same. You either have a case with a battery underneath a thin plastic shell, or, you have a simple battery brick with a port or two with which to plug gadgets in to. And then you have the Third Rail; a case that distances itself from the pack with a unique approach to the typical battery case. Instead of of the battery being on the inside of the case it’s on the outside. Crazy, we know.

The Third Rail is definitely unique. But is this unique design mere marketing gimmick or actually worth the $89.99 price tag? Hop in for the answer…

Review: Vapor4Life E-Cigarettes.

  • November 15, 2011 10:32 am

For millions of people around the world battling to avoid the inevitable outcome a lifetime of smoking leads to, the challenge to finally kick the habit is long and tumultuous. Back in the day people would simply go “cold turkey”, either quitting outright or taking up some new hobby/habit. But this is 2011. We’re a technologically advanced society (at least we’d like to think we are). Smokers looking to kick the habit now have these fancy little plastic sticks called e-cigarettes.

Continue on after the break…

Review: Motorola Droid RAZR

  • November 11, 2011 10:12 am

The Droid RAZR; a name that both excites and worries us. The old clamshell RAZR was once a great phone that set the bar for all feature phones of its time. But a reluctance by Motorola to move on from the basic shape cast them into near bankruptcy as each and every new phone became a simple repeat of the last. Now many years later the “RAZR” name is back with an indistinguishable face and a feature set that demands respect. On that same note, many would argue Motorola is once again falling into old habits — releasing the same basic phone many times over with but a simple physical alteration and fancy new name.

This RAZR is a very different beast from that of its distant clamshell sibling. Everything from the list full of top-end specs to the (sorry)…razor thin design oozes sophistication and speed, but is it enough to hold the Android crown considering the Android platform’s flagship device, the Galaxy Nexus, is due in just a couple of weeks? Catch the full review after the break…

Review: Griffin HeloTC R/C Helicopter.

  • November 8, 2011 11:15 am

All-digital apps iOS apps have a finite level of awesomeness they can obtain, for at the end of the day none of it is real. Apps that make use of 3rd party hardware attachments, however, add an entirely new dimension to the process. Griffin’s HeloTC R/C Helicopter for iPhone goes above and beyond. Hop past the break as we give the coolest iPhone app + hardware accessory a thorough rundown…

Review: Noise Hush NX80 Earphones.

  • November 7, 2011 5:00 pm

Noise Hush sells a wide range of products for mobile devices. From bluetooth headsets to solar chargers to headphones, just about anyone can find something for their particular mobile needs. With that said, how does the NX 80 earphones fair when it comes to personal audio? We’ve got a pair in-house and have spent the last couple of weeks using them as our go-to mobile standard for audio. Hop past the break for the full rundown…

Review: iPhone 4S

  • October 21, 2011 10:09 am

The iPhone 4S has been out for a week, and we’ve had it in our hands for the entire time. I’ve enjoyed my time with the device, even though it isn’t the iPhone 5 - the one I really wanted - I’ve been very pleased with what Apple has given me. I’m sure there are still some ticked off people out there because of the lack of a tear drop style iPhone, but if you’ve been trolling the net, reading reviews or have one yourself, you almost forget that it isn’t a new phone.

The iPhone 4 that once again revolutionized smartphones as we know them has been injected with a shot of sweet n tasty steroids making it an impressive device we can all love. Laced with a faster processor, an outstanding camera, and the best Mobile OS around - wrapped in a cloak of Siri - the iPhone 4S might end up be worth picking up in lieu of not getting the iPhone 5.

Have some faith, hop on in and read our take on Apple’s newest baby…

Review: V-MODA Vibrato Remote.

  • October 20, 2011 7:33 am

We’ve stated a time or three before that we’re big audio junkies here at GS. And we’ll be honest with you right up front: “pretty” headphones that look stylish rarely sound good. Ok. For the general public they could be worth a listen. But we’re somewhere in between tone deaf and audiophile — emphasis on the latter. So when we were given the chance to test out V-MODA’s “stylish” Vibrato Remote headphones we didn’t necessarily jump right away. We’ve had a couple of lower end samples pass through our ears that were quite frankly a load of garbage. But the story is quite different this time around…