Tag: Android

Samsung Gear VR is entry-level virtual reality

By Ted Kritsonis

Samsung first launched its Gear VR headset last fall, but the hype around VR devices and content, coupled with the recent launches of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, has cast a bright light on it. This isn’t on par with the expensive and powerful headsets from the likes of Oculus, HTC and Sony, among others, but it is one of the best ways to currently dip a toe into VR and 360-degree video.

Review: ZTE Axon worth a look for the price

By Ted Kritsonis

ZTE hasn’t ventured too far up the ladder toward the mid-range smartphone market, but the Axon firmly plants it there, making a case that its mix of good design and competent specs are good enough to win some consumers over. It’s the best device the company has released in Canada to date, and is worth considering for the price.

Review: Sonos Play:5 is a bold successor

By Ted Kritsonis

Sonos is back, and it has brought a new-and-improved Play:5 speaker to market that promises to deliver bigger, bolder sound in an elegant package that could fit in almost anywhere. The results are highly encouraging, and may be good enough to woo both current Sonos users and newcomers.

Affordable mid-range smartphones to choose from

By Ted Kritsonis

Smartphones are pretty expensive when looking at the higher end of the scale, but the majority of handsets available are either in the mid-range or lower. Despite not having the hype or specs of more popular models, their sophistication has grown to a point where they are not only serviceable, but also reliable and robust.

What the carriers offer for smartphone replacement and repair

By Ted Kritsonis

A broken and damaged smartphone is less an annoyance and more an imposition on daily life, given the impact handsets have nowadays. The top carriers have expanded their warranty programs in covering these cases, and here is how they compare.