74 articles published since January 11, 2022
About Luke Filipowicz
Luke FIlipowicz has been writing about tech for the better part of a decade and has been obsessed with smartphones since he first picked up an iPhone when he was 18.
While it all started with an iPhone, Luke has also dived into the world of Android, trying out any sort of phone he can get his hands on. Plus, testing out all sorts of technology, including speakers, headphones, keyboards, apps, games, and more.
Luke's love of technology isn't just limited to mobile tech; you will often find him tinkering with cameras, microphones, and lights in his off time. Photography and video editing are two passions left over from his college days, where he got his Creative Communications Diploma from Red River College Polytechnic in 2015.
Samsung has gone super-sized with its iPad killers, but which one is right for you?
While the Galaxy S22, with its somewhat bizarre Bridgerton-themed unveiling may have gotten most of the attention during February’s Unpacked event, Samsung’s new trio of bigger-than-ever tablets were arguably the most interesting of the new products launched by the Korean manufacturer.
Is your home not smart enough? Teach it a few things with these great Prime Day smart home deals still available
Amazon's Prime Day event has officially come to a close, but as expected there are still plenty of great smart home deals of which you can take advantage. Some of the best smart home gadgets available continue to enjoy a discount. These gadgets can transform regular appliances, speakers, lights, and controls into intelligent devices, but their high costs can often deter some consumers.
The tablets are going fast, don't miss your chance to save big
Just because Amazon Prime Day is officially over doesn't mean you still can't find great deals on some of the top tablets. Some of the deals you'll find after Prime Day, may not have discounts that are as deep as they were during the event, but that doesn't mean there still aren't deals worth checking out. In fact, Samsung, Lenovo, and yes, even Apple, still have great deals going on right now, making it easy to save money on your next tablet purchase.
Some of Samsung's best cell phones and tablets have huge discounts for Prime Day
Great news for tech enthusiasts like you - Amazon Prime Day is finally here! With incredible savings on some of the best tech products, including Samsung-made devices, you'll be able to grab a deal you won't want to miss. Samsung's devices are usually quite expensive, so this is an excellent opportunity to pick up a new phone, tablet, Chromebook, or even wireless earbuds at a great price. Prime Day is one of the best times to buy new tech, and this year is no different. Check out the best Prime Day deals on Samsung devices now!
The best Google products at the lowest prices you can find on Prime Day
If you're in the market for a new phone, tablet, smart home accessories, headphones, or any other tech-related gadget, rest assured that Google offers some of the finest products in those categories. But new technology can be expensive, which is why Amazon Prime Day is an excellent chance to finally get your hands on that Google device you've had your eye on. Take a look at the best Prime Day deals for Google products, including phones, headphones, smartwatches, and more!
There's still time to grab the important deals that our readers grabbed!
With Amazon Prime Day well into its second day, we've seen some absolutely stellar deals so far. But, every year, there are always a handful of deals that stand above the rest and make prove to be the best of the best — the ones people actually buy. After all, we do our best to outline all the deals worthy of your hard-earned money, but at the end of the day, you decide what deals are the real winners during Prime Day.
For 2-way audio, HD video recording, and motion alerts, $30 is a steal
There are many desirable video doorbells on the market, and thanks to Amazon Prime Day, some of the top models are on sale. One of the greatest deals we've come across is the Blink Video Doorbell, which we highly recommend to those who want a video doorbell but don't want to spend a ton of money. Although it may not have as many features as the pricier models, it is an excellent choice to safeguard your house from porch pirates and welcome friends and family. Currently, the Blink Video Doorbell is available for a mere $30, making it a cost-effective solution for home security. This deal is so good, it's chief among many of the desirable smart home deals.
Android tablets just haven't caught up to Apple in the tablet market
We are the first to admit that the Android tablet experience can be lacking. While many of the best Android tablets have gotten much better in recent years, there's just a lot that Apple's iPadOS offers over Android when it comes to tablet-specific software. While Apple tends to be a little more expensive than comparable Android tablets (okay, a lot more expensive), the bang for your buck when comparing iPads to Android tablets falls in Apple's favor.
Last year's budget Pixel is worth a look this Prime Day
Phones are expensive, but now that Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities to save money on your next phone. While some of the best Prime Day phone deals we've found so far are on some premium flagship Android phones, but this Pixel 6a deal may be the best one we've seen yet! Even though Google launched the Pixel 7a not too long ago, they kept the Pixel 6a around and lowered the price. Right now, it seems Amazon has stopped selling it at the $250 price tag we saw early, but they do still have a $50 discount going; however, you can still get the Pixel 6a for $250 at Best Buy with immediate activation.
Prime Day has some crazy discounts on JBL headphones and earbuds.
A vast array of headphones are available in the market, including in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, wired, and wireless ones, but true budget earbuds and headphones can sometimes be a little less than desirable. While you shouldn't expect premium quality audio from a budget offering, there's nothing saying you can get budget headphones and earbuds with good features and decent sound; you have to know where to look.
Nest thermostats, security cameras, and more are all on sale for Prime Day
Getting started with your smart home setup can be costly. However, Amazon Prime Day brings good news with a range of smart home deals available. The Nest product line from Google has some of the best deals on security cameras, video doorbells, mesh routers, and more. In case you're interested in Google's Pixel line, we have a Prime Day Google deals roundup for you as well. For smart home gadgets, take a look at the day two Prime Day Nest deals we recommend.
Tired of seeing your phone's storage full? Here are some great PNY microSD cards on sale for Prime Day.
Running out of storage on your smartphone is the most frustrating experience, especially when taking pictures or downloading new apps. Typically, buying the higher internal storage capacity on some of the best Android phones will increase the price. Still, if you have a phone with expandable storage, you can buy a microSD card to help alleviate some pressure on the internal storage struggle. Although microSD cards can also be a little expensive, Amazon Prime Day has slashed the prices of some incredible PNY cards, which are some of the best microSD for Android devices you can buy.
Keep an eye on your home and yard for less
Installing a security camera system used to be expensive, but now it's much simpler thanks to newer cameras that come with batteries and wireless video streaming features — especially since Amazon Prime Day has great deals. That's right; you can save up to 58% on Amazon Blink cameras and lights, so it doesn't have to be expensive to keep an eye on your home and yard. These truly are some of the best Prime Day smart home deals we've seen this year.
This Galaxy Watch 5 deal is still going, but it's fading fast!
When we reviewed Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, it was clear that Samsung had refined the finer points of the previous Watch 4 to make the Watch 5 truly shine. There's no doubt that the Galaxy Watch 5 is the best Android smartwatch for most people on the market right now. With stellar performance and amazing display, you can't go wrong; and right now is the best time to pick one up.
Grab the best value smart speakers right now with these Echo Dot deals
There are many great Prime Day smart home deals up for grabs, but for some people, there won't be anything better than getting the Amazon Echo Dot at its lowest price ever. It's not just the basic Echo Dot either; Amazon has discounted some great Echo Dot variants and bundles that can help you get a start on your smart home or expand your existing one. Here are the best Echo Dot deals you'll find this Prime Day.
How does Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A54 stack up against the S22?
When it comes to saving money on your next phone, you have a few choices. You can opt for a mid-range phone that may lack some flagship features, or you can consider purchasing an older flagship model with the high-end specs you desire, but on slightly outdated hardware. Making a decision can be challenging, and Samsung has made it even more difficult this year. The Samsung Galaxy A54 is a superb midrange phone, and when you compare it to the Galaxy S22, last year's smallest S series flagship, it becomes a close call as to which phone to choose.
Does Samsung's latest A-series entry have what it takes to unseat the reigning under-$500 champ?
Samsung's Galaxy A54 is setting the stage for what could be another exciting race among mid-range smartphones. Of course, the recent launch of the Google Pixel 7a may have been a giant leap forward for Google's budget phone lineup, but the Google Pixel 6a is still one of the best budget Android phones because of everything it offers. The Samsung Galaxy A54 has had some pretty cool upgrades over its predecessor —the Galaxy A53 — but will it be enough to beat the Pixel 6a head-to-head? Let's find out.
These two tablets are surprisingly close when compared
If you're in the market for a budget-friendly Android tablet, you'll find that they offer a fantastic experience for activities like streaming Netflix, browsing the web, playing games, and handling light tasks. The good news is you don't need to break the bank to enjoy these benefits. Among the top contenders in this category are the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 and the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022), both of which stand out as some of best cheap Android tablets. If you're torn between the two, which option best suits your needs is worth considering. While both tablets cover the essential tablet functions admirably, the S6 Lite takes it a step further with S Pen support and the convenience of Samsung's DeX feature. The question remains: is the extra investment justified for these additional capabilities?
Samsung has a great lineup of tablets — here are the ones you should consider getting
Samsung has been making excellent tablets for years. Even though Android still has some growing up to do as a tablet platform, nobody can deny that Samsung has been leading the charge on great hardware. And since Samsung has been making excellent tablets at different price points, you can find one that suits your budget.
Motorola madness: two great phones go head-to-head
As Motorola attempts to boost its reputation in the U.S. market, we'd have to call it a smashing success in the first half of 2023. Not only did Motorola release a very competent flagship competitor to the Google Pixel 7 and Samsung Galaxy S23 in the Motorola Edge+ (2023), but it recently shocked the world by introducing its newest clamshell foldable — the Motorola Razr+. But how does Motorola compete with itself?