Sony Xperia Z4 Compact likely benchmarked with FHD screen, 13 MP front cam

Many of Sony’s “strategic” moves regarding new product releases and old device retirements lately have made little to no sense, but in the eyes of easily pocketable flagship fans, the Japanese OEM should redeem itself soon enough with a remarkable Xperia Z4 Compact.

ZTE rolls out ultra-low-cost Maven and Sonata 2 phones stateside

Before they can raise their US flagship profile with the remarkable Nubia Z9 and surprising Axon Phone, China-based ZTE will first seek to reinforce their market position in the entry-level Android niche. After all, that’s still mainly what people recognize the brand for.

Deal alert: Factory unlocked LG G4 at $500 in three colors on eBay

We all know how substantial the profit margins of flagship smartphone manufacturers can get, how heated competition is these days, and how the worldwide market approaches oversaturation.

Acer Chromebase all-in-one priced at $330, dated for ‘this month’ stateside

The world’s first Chrome OS-powered all-in-one desktop with an optional touch display was initially announced on April 1 (no joke), but sans pricing details or precise release dates. Just a vague Q2 window for North American and Asia Pacific markets, and fairly educated guesses on our part regarding (relative) affordability.

Ultra-high-end ZTE Axon Phone surfaces out of nowhere ahead of US launch

A bigger and bigger name in the Chinese smartphone industry, ZTE has long probed the North American markets, but besides a slew of low-cost soldiers rebranded by carriers, it’s not easy coming across one of the OEM’s alluring mid to high-end gadgets.


No Samsung Galaxy Note Edge successor for you this year, rumor has it

Many thought Samsung pushed quirky, experimental smartphone designs a tad too far last fall, when the gimmicky, overpriced Galaxy Note Edge debuted. But since then, the futuristic side-screen concept evolved quite a bit and hit a bigger stage with the S6 Edge.

Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 undercuts Intel Compute Stick price at $130

This little known Indian brand called iBall, in partnership with Microsoft, literally just unveiled a regional rival for the Intel Compute Stick, and already, there’s a new contender for the title of best thumb-sized PC.

Samsung offers nationwide $100 rebates on 64 GB Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Unusually sympathetic to complaints from buyers of their newest flagship devices, the heavyweight mobile champions of the world are eager to lend a hand to US-residing digital hoarders. If you find the base 32 GB internal storage space of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge inadequate for your needs, but can’t squeeze the pricier more »

Deal alert: LTE-capable Google Nexus 9 at $380 ($220 off list)

Seeing as how the youngest member of Google’s Nexus smartphone family has been massively discounted via numerous retailers of late, it was only a matter of time until the newest “pure Android” tablet followed suit. Even if they say no N9 sequel is in the pipeline right now. Nonetheless, the Tegra K1-powered, 8 mm slim more »

Trinity Audio opens pre-orders for affordable audiophile IEMs

What’s better than a successful Kickstarter campaign? One that also has a team who communicates, updates, and delivers. Just last month, Trinity Audio Engineering wrapped up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for their high-end in-ear headphones. Today, they’re making the final preparations before shipping out all backer rewards. And this means you can visit their more »

Aria smartstrap makes smartwatches smarter with gesture control

When it comes to wearables, namely smartwatches, there’s a variety of accessories available to the consumer. You’ve got your bands, docks, charging docks, and even some protective covers. It’s all great for personalizing and protecting the latest wearable. But if you really want to deck your smartwatch out with the latest tech, gesture control is more »

PSA: Pebble Time ‘public’ pre-orders go live at Best Buy

If you didn’t believe in Pebble’s third-generation smartwatch, don’t like endorsing prototype devices you may or may not receive considerably down the line, or simply weren’t aware of Time’s Kickstarter campaign, arguably the fiercest Apple Watch rival is now available for all. Only on pre-orders at the moment, and only through Best Buy, but at more »