​Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still a Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones—we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones—are terrible. They're tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they're slower than your grandma, and they feel like they're held together by Scotch tape. The $180 (off-contract!) Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings,… » 12/09/13 1:57pm 12/09/13 1:57pm

How Budgeting Your Gadget Purchases Could Blow Your Budget

We all know what it's like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here's how to wise up. » 7/04/12 7:00pm 7/04/12 7:00pm

Pocket Video Showdown: Four Budget Camcorders Reviewed

When Cisco decided last April to kill its Flip camcorder—arguably the most popular product in a category that the Flip created almost single-handedly—everyone concluded than the pocket camcorder market was dead. Everyone was wrong. If you're the least bit interested in shooting casual videos, don't whip out your… » 7/21/11 5:40pm 7/21/11 5:40pm

Android's Budget Future, Now: Droid Eris Free On Contract

Super-spec'd premium phones like the Droid and Nexus One are only part of Google's long term plan for Android. What we have here is a glimpse of Android's other future: Free. Android handsets are the new flip-phones! Sort of! » 2/25/10 1:22pm 2/25/10 1:22pm

Aiptek's AHD 300 Camcorder Does Full 1080p HD, Costs $250

Aiptek's last HD camcorder » 8/11/08 6:03am 8/11/08 6:03am we showed you did 720p recording for a budget $170. But time and technology waits for no man, so Aiptek's newest cam now records at 1080p. The AHD 300 actually manages 30 frames per second at this resolution, but if you're into slightly high-speed filming, it can even stretch to 60 fps if…

Hop-On Set To Release $125 Smartphone, Super Cheap 3G, GSM and More

You may recognize Hop-On from their wide array of cheap-o disposable cellphones and budget-friendly mobile devices. The company is looking to build on this reputation by unveiling six new phones including the $125 HOP 1801 smartphone and the HOP1809 which they claim will be one of the cheapest 3G capable phones you can … » 6/06/08 2:50pm 6/06/08 2:50pm

Sirius InV Receiver Satisfies Your Satellite Craving on the Cheap

The folks at Orbitcast have taken the wraps off Sirius' unannounced InV receiver. It's a bare bones plug-and-play receiver so your $49 dollars will only get you the basics like a 3-line LCD, built-in FM transmitter, and 10 channel presets. Still, it makes for an easy way to jump on the satellite bandwagon. We just… » 11/08/06 12:26pm 11/08/06 12:26pm