Fitbit Force Review: A Health Tracker You'd Actually Keep Wearing

Last year, the Fitbit One was our favorite fitness tracker. It had a great design, solid accuracy for steps and floors climbed, and a nice screen. The only problem was that it was so easy to accidentally leave in a pair of pants. To combat this, the company created the Fitbit Flex, its first wrist-worn product.… » 10/30/13 3:00pm 10/30/13 3:00pm

Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review: Faster, Prettier, Still the Best

When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite, it was the first two-tone ereader in a long time (possibly ever) to have wow factor. And that front-lit screen turned out to be just as beautiful as promised. » 10/09/13 11:00am 10/09/13 11:00am

LG G2 Review: A Braindead Hercules

You could put a helicopter engine on a motorcycle and fill it with rocket fuel, but if you put a toddler behind the wheel, it's not going anywhere. The same is true with phones; you can turbo-charge the processors and hardware, but if the software is stupid and terrible, you've got a stupid and terrible phone on your… » 9/19/13 4:34pm 9/19/13 4:34pm

Skora Core Running Shoes Review: Minimalist Luxury For Your Feets

Last year we checked out the Skora Form, a high-end, minimalist pair of running shoes, complete with goat-skin tops. They did some things right, but were ultimately ergonomically lacking. The year Skora has come out with the Core, and the little refinements go a very long way. » 9/19/13 4:00pm 9/19/13 4:00pm

Droid Maxx Review: A Battery Beast for Major Bucks

The playing field has sort of leveled out with phones when it comes to specs. Most are fast enough, and most help you do the things you want to do easily. Most have good enough cameras. But battery remains final frontier, that last puzzle piece that even the best phones are missing. The Droid Maxx found it. » 9/17/13 2:20pm 9/17/13 2:20pm

Vizio 55" Razor LED HDTV Lightning Review: Good and Cheap

$9,000 for a TV? Doesn't matter if it's curved, spherical, or damned trapezoidal; doesn't matter if the LEDs are organically raised or not, that's an absurd amount of money to throw down on a set. And unless you're a lucky member of the 1 percent, it's not really even an option. Here's a solid TV for the every-man. » 9/05/13 10:00am 9/05/13 10:00am

New Monopoly Cat Token Review: Me-Ow

You may remember that earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of America's beloved tokens in favor of adding some new blood. But it was ok! Because they were letting us (the internet) choose which icon of our childhood to kill and which hot young thing to replace it with. Given the options of a… » 8/28/13 12:00pm 8/28/13 12:00pm

TiVo Roamio Lightning Review: Your One-Stop Entertainment Box

You've got a TV, cable box, Roku or Apple TV, Blu-ray player, stereo system, and who knows what else clogging up your living room, each with its own peculiarities and taking up space. When did watching TV become so much work? TiVo's new Roamio DVR/Cable receiver helps you do one thing we all desperately need to:… » 8/20/13 12:01am 8/20/13 12:01am

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Review: The Best Low-Light Zoom Lens By a Mile

Zoom lenses are the quintessential frenemy of photographers everywhere. They provide great versatility, but not without trade-offs such as weight and aperture size. Sigma's new lens brings zooms where they have rarely ventured before with an unprecedented f/1.8 aperture. The future is bright. » 8/16/13 1:40pm 8/16/13 1:40pm

Excalibur Dehydrator Review: The Ultimate Home Jerky Machine

If jerky, dried fruit, and dried vegetables aren't dietary staples for you, they should be. Enduring edibles are equally handy on camping trips, in an office, or on your couch in your underwear. For 20 years, the Ronco Food Dehydrator has been my personal jerky go-to. It would take a killer dehydrator to dethrone it.… » 8/12/13 3:20pm 8/12/13 3:20pm

Sony RX100 II Review: The Best Compact Camera Gets a Little Bit Better

Sony's RX100 was an instant classic; a beautiful, pocketable camera that started the welcome trend of large-sensor compacts. The latest iteration keeps everything that worked last year, and adds a few bells more bells and whistles. It's the next-best thing to a DSLR—and in some ways, it's better. » 8/08/13 11:00am 8/08/13 11:00am

LG 55LA8600 Review: Those Are Some Pricey Bells and Whistles

With increasingly stiff competition and the threat of 4K on the horizon, television manufacturers are throwing every idea and accessory into this year's flagship models. But do bells and whistles make a TV worth nearly three grand? In the case of LG's new paramount LED, the answer is a strong... maybe. » 7/26/13 4:00pm 7/26/13 4:00pm

Withings Pulse Review: Lots of Data In a Little Package

This year has produced a flood of fitness trackers and, as such, it takes more than it has in the past to stand out from the crowd. The unassuming Withings Pulse has a neat trick up its sleeve that just might do it: In addition to all the usual stuff, it can take your pulse. » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm

Sony Xperia Z Review: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl of Phones

At long last, the Xperia Z is coming to the states. It was the most appealing phone at CES back in January, with its good looks and waterproofiness. But that was half a year ago, and since then the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 have made quite an impression. The Z is still pretty and quirky, but it ultimately breaks… » 7/10/13 2:51pm 7/10/13 2:51pm

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review: Sacrifices for Superior Shots

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is unlike any video camera you have ever seen. When it was announced in April of last year, slackjawed videographers marveled at this little camera, made by a little software & post production hardware company, that shoots RAW files at 2.5k resolution for only $3000. It was the kind of… » 7/09/13 1:28pm 7/09/13 1:28pm