When we first bought our house, my wife insisted on a security system to warn us of any intruders. In an uncharacteristic move, I did no research and just shelled out for an ADT subscription. Two years and hundreds of dollars later, I realized my mistake: there are some much more affordable, equally effective options…
Nothing gets me through a workout like cranking up some bangers. And while in-ear headphones can create head-thumping bass by sealing your ears off from the world, they also isolate you from the sound of cars, bikes, and other people, which can be dangerous.
No matter how much effort you put into building the ultimate home theater sound system, life sometimes gets in the way. Kids need to nap, your spouse needs peace and quiet, or you just don’t want to wake the rest of your apartment building with ground-shaking bass. With the right pair of home theater headphones, you…
For years, dual monitors were all the rage among tech geeks trying to build the most tricked-out battlestation. But ultrawide monitors have become a compelling alternative: instead of two monitors side-by-side, you get one, super wide monitor that gives you extra screen real estate without the ugly bezels.
Tech gifts are great, whether your giftee is a hardcore computer geek or someone just discovering the magic of streaming video. Here are our favorite gadget gifts for this holiday season.
Picking computer peripherals can be paralyzing. When I buy a new keyboard, it takes weeks of research to choose the right one. Buying speakers requires an hour of testing at the store. But when I buy a mouse, I just go straight for whatever Logitech is offering—because I can’t live without their momentum scroll wheel.
No matter how great your PC or phone is, something will inevitably go wrong one day. The “Right to Repair” movement has been gaining considerable traction lately, and with the right knowledge and equipment, you can fix a whole lot of things yourself. Here are some essential items every DIY gadget geek should have in…
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’ve got a few items in your Amazon cart, and you head to checkout...only to realize you’re a few bucks under the threshold for free shipping. Or maybe you’ve got an Add-On Item you need in two days, but Amazon requires a $25 total in order to ship it at all. Frustrating, right?
If you have a NAS or other high-capacity storage device at home, you know how expensive those extra-reliable Western Digital Red drives can get. Here’s a little secret: you can get similar high capacity disks much cheaper by “shucking” them from Western Digital’s external drives.
Mechanical keyboards are a total game-changer, but popular models can reach into the hundreds of dollars. There are cheap mechanical keyboards available, but can they really measure up to their expensive cousins? Here’s what I’ve learned from my keyboard obsession.
Most smart home gadgets have similar benefits: set up automated tasks, then control them remotely with your phone, or activate them with your voice. The Kwikset Kevo can do all this, but it takes convenience to a whole new level by essentially reinventing the lock. You just walk up to it, touch it, and open your door.
Sometimes, slow internet is the universe’s way of telling you to go play outside. Other times, it’s the universe’s cruel joke to destroy your productivity. Here are 10 ways to troubleshoot, fix, or just survive a slow internet connection.
I’ve been getting into mobile gaming a bit more lately, mostly out of laziness. So naturally, I had to play République, oft listed as one of the highest quality games on iOS and Android. And it is...despite some glaring story problems.
A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year.
New Year’s Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous drive home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year’s.