About Alan Bradley
Alan is an experienced culture, commerce, and tech writer with a background in newspaper reporting. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, The Escapist, ESPN, PC Gamer, and a multitude of other outlets. He has over twenty years of experience writing reviews, deals posts, and roundups of the best tech and his debut novel, The Sixth Borough, is coming soon.
One of Acer's top Chromebooks is loaded with features, but did LTE make the cut?
Acer has produced an excellent Chromebook in the Spin 714, loaded with enough features and build quality to elevate it to one of the best Chromebooks available. It's versatile and relatively powerful compared to similar hardware, and a series of price reductions and frequent sales have significantly increased its appeal. With a lengthy list of features that make it a well-rounded multipurpose device, it's natural to wonder if, like other Acer Chromebooks, it also supports communication over 4G LTE or other standards via a SIM slot, which is how Acer's Chromebooks support mobile communication.
Stay safe with the best Ring Video Doorbells currently available
Sure, the security angle of a video doorbell, especially paired with the best smart home security systems, is a huge selling point. We all want to keep our homes safe and secure from robbery and home invasion. However, the home surveillance benefits go beyond security. Whether they are solicitors, salespeople, overeager neighbors, or hungry bears, we all have reasons we'd rather not answer the door.
Keep a virtual eye on your little monsters even when you can't be there in person
Whether your kids are the light of your life or the rambunctious monsters you tolerate because of shared DNA, you're legally obligated to keep track of them. The best GPS trackers take some of that responsibility off your plate by letting you know where your children are at all times (and some even give you a sense of what exactly they're doing). That's just the tip of the iceberg, though — a great GPS tracker, like the best smartwatches, will also provide a bevy of other features like games and apps to distract your kid on long car rides, plus many of the same features that come packed into modern smartphones.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are some of Sony's best, so keep them safe and fully charged with these top cases
Sony didn’t pull any punches with the newest iteration of its flagship earbuds, the WF-1000XM4. (Hey Sony, maybe come up with a less snooze-inducing naming convention for your audio hardware, huh?) They pack a ton of features, from active noise cancelation (ANC) and LDAC support to best-in-class audio quality, but they also cost an eye-watering $280 at retail. If you’re willing to lay out that kind of cash for a pair of earbuds, you'll want to protect them with a high-quality case. The best WF-1000XM4 cases don’t just shield your buds from damage. They also pack a little aesthetic punch to make them stand apart from the included case. Some even include bonus features to sweeten the deal.
These models are the best picks to keep children of all ages active and engaged
The fitness tracking market has exploded in the last few years, but children are one demographic that’s often been woefully overlooked. Luckily that’s beginning to change, as fitness trackers are starting to catch up with the best smartwatches, presenting offerings specifically geared towards younger users.
One of the best Chromebooks on the market is paired with an excellent stylus
The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 is deservedly considered one of the best Chromebooks in large part due to its versatility, much of which is a result of its excellent, colorful, and highly responsive touch screen. Naturally, a touchscreen this elegant shines even more with an input device, and, at this price point, users can reasonably expect a best-in-class stylus as a pack-in. A good stylus adds precision and inking potential, transforming a good all-in-one experience into a great one. It also justifies the Chromebook Spin 714’s hybrid role, particularly for artists and designers. Acer offers a high-quality quick-charging pen that delivers 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels for precise inking.