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Razer’s Pro Click and Pro Type: The all-white peripherals you’ve always wanted?

Razer's new productivity suite aims itself at ergonomic-conscious users, but the keyboard doesn't fit the bill.

The Razer Huntsman Mini convinced me of the joys of tiny keyboards

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Keyboard Controllers

Finding the right midi keyboard controller can be a difficult process. You want to find something that is going to help making music, keep...

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Apple iPad (2020) review: Peerless performance outweighs dated design

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Motorola Phone Buyer’s Guide (Fall 2020)

When it comes to phones, Motorola is no doubt a familiar name to all. It’s the brand behind the iconic Razr phone of the mid 2000’s as well as the Droid line that helped take Android to the stratosphere. It’s also the company with a lot of “firsts” in the mobile space.If you’ve ever looked at the phone market and found yourself confused by the numerous Motorola brands and models, you’d not be alone. Motorola has its fair share of product lines and devices.It may feel challenging to try to make sense of everything, but it’s not quite as bad as it seems. Here, we’ll help you get an understanding as to what Motorola offers consumers in fall of 2020.Moto EFirst introduced back in 2014, this is the durable, low-cost experience geared toward first-time smartphone buyers. Moreover, it’s a great way to buy an affordable unlocked phone that works with a variety of wireless service providers.The Moto E line is often sold through prepaid and MVNO carriers; it’s also popular in emerging markets. It is currently in its seventh generation.Moto GMoving up a notch, the Moto G line is more robust and features hardware that’s mid-range and just short of what might be considered a “flagship” experience.The Moto G family of phones, now in its eighth cycle, is split into slightly different versions, with each catering to a slightly different user type.The Moto G Power, for instance, is big on battery, touting three days of usage per charge. The Moto G Stylus, for its part, comes with a removable stylus for jotting down notes.You’ll find different versions of the Moto G series at a variety of carriers, including post-paid and prepaid.Motorola OneThe Motorola One is where the phone maker starts putting forward some of the more interesting technology and higher-end hardware.Like the Moto G, this line of phones is split into a number of options, each a little different from the next. The materials used in these devices is a bit more premium and the phones are definitely more stylish.It’s not just the physical stuff, either. Motorola has added some AI smarts and custom touches to take advantage of that cool hardware. All the while keeping things user-friendly and a software experience that’s about as clean as it comes.The current Motorola One lineup includes the One Fusion+, One 5G, One Hyper, One Action, and One Zoom. Although they are not widely available with carrier partnerships, they can be easily purchased through Motorola and online retailers.Motorola EdgeThe true flagship in Motorola’s armada, the Motorola Edge and its sibling, the Motorola Edge+ are the brand’s all-around best devices. The latter of which offers up a generally more robust hardware suite.The Motorola Edge models are constructed using an anodized aluminum frame and feature spacious screens with curved edges and hole-punch cutouts for front-facing cameras. Motorola includes some custom software to take advantage of the edges, giving users quick access to notifications, apps, shortcuts, and more.One noteworthy detail as it pertains to the Motorola Edge+ is that it’s only available through Verizon. To that end, it does support the carrier’s Ultra Wideband 5G network.Motorola RazrThe folding phone is back. Indeed, this is a 2020 approach to the clam shell device that was all the rage about 15 years back. The Motorola Razr maintains the look and feel of the classic phone, but this time it’s Android running the show.The exterior has a Quick View display for notifications, at-a-glance GPS turn-by-turn, music control, and more. Opened up, there’s a 6.2-inch display and the same Motorola and Google experience you’ve come to appreciate.In terms of true power, this is more of a mid-range phone so you’re paying for the aesthetics and convenience of its design. The first generation was exclusive to Verizon, but an unlocked 2nd-geneation (2020) version is on the way.Where to BuyAs indicated above, you’ll find various versions of the Motorola portfolio at wireless carriers and retailers. You may find the occasional one-off name or exclusive model, but they’ll still fit with the breakdown we’ve created.Here are a number of places to look for buying Motorola phones.Quick LinksVerizonAT&TT-MobileAmazonBest BuyB&H Photo VideoWalmartTargetMotorola

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is better than ever before, so we’ve given it a new review score

Samsung has delivered a series of software updates to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra that have made it even better than before, and it has changed our review score.

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS now available

Mobvoi on Thursday announced that its newest wearable, the TicWatch Pro 3, is now available to purchase. Offered through its website and Amazon, the $299 Wear OS-based device promises up to three days of usage per charge.The TicWatch Pro 3 is the first Wear OS smartwatch to employ the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 processor. This means faster app launching, smoother multi-functioning, and better overall performance.Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Features454 x 454 display1GB RAM8GB storageQualcomm Snapdragon 4100 processorNFC (Google Pay)595mAh batteryGPS, Heart Rate Sensor, BarometerMic/Speaker22mm watch strapsKey features in the wearable include Dual-display 2.0 with Smart Mode and Essential Mode, giving users the ability to toggle between the 1.4-inch AMOLD Retina screen and an always-on display. Smart Mode provides up to 72 hours of usage while Essential Mode allows for up to 45 days of battery life.Mobvoi has introduced a number of features for the TicWatch Pro 3, including TicOxygen, TicZen, TicBreathe, and TicHearing. These join the previously available TicHealth, TicMotion, TicExercise and TicSleep functions.New Mobvoi AppsTicOxgen: will monitor blood oxygen saturation. The app starts tracking as you start your day and gives you an indicator of your overall health.TicZen: monitors stress by analyzing the Standard Deviation of NN intervals (SDNN), the key indicator of Heart Rate Variability (HRV). It uses TicBreathe to bring your stress levels down to normal.TicBreathe: helps improve heart-rate level and stress through scientific breathing methods and monitors your heart rate changes through algorithms based on their stress condition.TicHearing: measures environmental noise between 30dB to 120 dB and determines whether it’s safe for your hearing organs and nervous system to be in the areaThe TicWatch Pro 3 comes in a Shadow Black color and is made from stainless steel and high-strength nylon plus glass fiber. At 47mm in diameter and 12.mm thickness, it is lighter than its predecessors.Mobvoi includes a black interchangeable 22mm silicone watch strap with orange stitching, giving consumers an option for working out.Learn more about the TicWatch Pro 3 at Mobvoi’s website where it’s also available to purchase. You can also find it at Amazon, too.