Post Thumbnail

Samsung's Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, and we'd wager that a hefty proportion of our readers use it as their daily driver. When we placed the device in front of our mobile expert Brad Molen, he was full of praise, with one or two exceptions. In his mind, the only

4 months ago 0 Comments
August 3, 2014 at 10:42PM
Post Thumbnail

BlackBerry was slow to see the danger of touchscreen phones, which meant that BlackBerry 10 was a year or so too late to arrive. When it did, however, the company launched the all-touch Z10 first, alienating the keyboard-loving faithful that clung to BlackBerry in its darkest days. But when the Q1

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Canadian e-reader company Kobo had a dream. That dream was to ignore commercial convention and ask its most hardcore of users what they would want from their dream e-reader -- a bit like How Would You Change, in that respect. The result was the Aura HD, a 6.8-inch slate with a high-res (for an e-r

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just like the Star Trek movies, we've mostly preferred the even-numbered ranges of Nokia Lumia handsets to the odds. We heaped praise on the 620, for example, with equal vitriol being poured onto the 520 that nestled beneath it. The Lumia 720 suffered the same fate when we reviewed it, finding tha

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sony's NEX-C3 is the centerpiece of every Engadget kitbag thanks to its light weight and good performance What then of its 2013 replacement, the NEX-3N? We praised the low price, but the lack of a microphone input or accessory mount meant that it wasn't going to replace its predecessor in our hear

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

At first blush, you'd be forgiven for asking what Sony's Xperia ZL was for, given that it was the less fancy version of the Z. The dowdy sibling turned out to be a lot better than expected, however, with nicer ergonomics, even at the expense of the waterproofing. Unfortunately, by the time the ZL

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

OUYA was one of Kickstarter's biggest success stories, and in a way, we all felt a little chunk of pride. After all, this was a console that the community had created, which would topple Sony and Microsoft's duopoly at the top of the gaming market, all for just $100. The higher the promises, and o

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When we're recommending media streamers, our first thought is always toward the Roku 3. After all, it's got the best features of the Roku 1 and 2, a motion gaming remote and, slightly belatedly, now even supports YouTube. Our question, if you choose to accept it, is what you'd want Roku to add for

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

What is Intel's Next Unit of Computing? It's far too bulky to be an Intel-hewn alternative to the Raspberry Pi or Arduino, nor is it powerful enough to be designed to replace a low-powered desktop. Sitting awkwardly between the two, we imagine that plenty of you bought one of these for curiosity's

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Wouldn't it have been great if we'd covered last year's HTC One just before the replacement arrived? Clearly. Since the calendar didn't work out like that, however, let's instead take this moment to commence a post-mortem on one of the most critically acclaimed handsets of 2013. Garnering a 92 poi

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

What's the point of a halo device? After all, it's designed to grab headlines and eyeballs more than it is a device that'll be used by consumers. We put Google's $1,500 (yup) Chromebook Pixel through its paces and found that its limited functionality couldn't justify the ridiculous price, even if

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sony's been trying to reinvent itself, and in doing so, is hoping that we can put these turbulent last few years behind us. Nowhere is this more evident than in the company's smartphones, like the Xperia Z. The Z was the first \"omnibalance\" phone, and the first not to be associated with the compan

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When it comes to Windows laptops, Lenovo has the knack of making some of the best. It's a talent that the company has put to good use in its tablet and hybrid devices, like the ThinkPad Tablet 2. When we reviewed it, we'd have handed it an editor's choice -- if we did that sort of thing. Great bat

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When Nokia launched the Lumia 620, it looked as if the company had perfected the formula for what an entry-level smartphone should be. The hardware and performance was great despite the slow internals, Windows Phone 8 worked well and it was priced to move. A year later and the Moto G may have supp

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

I don't normally discuss products that I've reviewed on How Would You Change, but I'm making an exception for Samsung's ATIV Tab. The Korean company pondered the merits of launching the device right up to its debut, and swiftly axed any US expansion before it could get off the ground. As one of th

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

With the advent of touchscreen smartphones, BlackBerry lost its position as king of the mobile world. In response, the company bought QNX and hibernated, plotting a reinvention centered around BlackBerry 10. When the business emerged with the Z10, everyone knew that this was the device that the co

8 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Talk about Kickstarter and, inevitably, Pebble will come up. The smartwatch received over $10 million in funding, and was one of the biggest success stories to come from the site. What's interesting, however, is that the minimalist aesthetic carries over into the feature set -- offering nothing mo

8 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Wii was, undoubtedly, the success story of the previous console generation, encouraging millions of novice gamers to wave their arms around like a crazy person. The Wii U's big gimmick, touchscreen gaming, made plenty of sense, considering the quantity of mobile and DS users out there, but it

8 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's a 10.1-inch tablet with a 2,560 x 1,600 display, and that's all we need to know. Google's Nexus 10 may have been the Galaxy Tab that everyone wanted, but what did our reviewer think of it? Sadly, strapping a laptop-class display onto a tablet doomed the device's battery life, making it last a

8 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Most camera geeks agree that Sony needed to make up for the NEX-F3, and that it did so with style by producing the NEX-5R. When we placed this in the hands of our in-house camera guru, he was \"thrilled.\" In fact, he described it as one of the best compact ILCs of 2012-2013, and that people should

9 months ago 0 Comments