Lenovo A6000 Review: 64-bit comes to the budget segment

Lenovo A6000 detailed review There’s always a certain edge in being first to market with a product. Motorola may be celebrating its one year anniversary in India, but it seems like ages since the Moto G and Moto E were first released. The Moto E has long been the benchmark for the under-7k smartphone segment (Yes, even after the arrival of the Redmi 1S). With the arrival of Qualcomm’s new SoCs though, it’s time for the Moto E to relinquish its throne. The Moto E was first to market and…

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review: Versatile, fast, powerful

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV detailed review Canon’s 5D lineup of DSLRs have been one of the most widely appreciated full frame DSLRs for a long while. When the 5D Mark IV was introduced, we spoke about how the camera is an attempt to bridge the gap between the high resolution sensor of the 5DS (or 5DSR) and the fast shooting capabilities of the 1DX II. As it turns out, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is all of that, and much more. The camera looks much like its predecessor,…

Bose Soundbar 700 Review: Great sound but lacks some features

Bose Soundbar 700 detailed review Bose as a brand has received a lot of flack from audiophiles but there is no denying that they make some great audio products. The QC series is a noise canceling force to reckon with and the Soundlink is a great portable speaker. Today we have with us the premium soundbar from Bose, the Bose Soundbar 700. Overall, the quality of sound output is what you’d expect from a premium soundbar and it brings with it some unique functions too. However, there are features the…

Philips AC3059/65 Air Purifier Review: Function over form

Irrespective of the time of the year, air purifiers have become a necessity. Sever pollution during winters, extreme dust during the summers and pollen during other times of the year make breathing an all-year-round challenge. Set up a good air quality monitor at home or in your car and you’ll know what I mean. Even on a day when breathing feels easy (relatively), the PM2.5 levels are far higher than the prescribed limit of 60 μg/m3. Prolonged exposure to anything higher can result in anything from mild annoyance to severe…

OnePlus Band Review: A worthy first attempt

It was rumoured for quite some time that OnePlus was working on releasing a smartwatch. This is a rumour that dominated a good part of 2020, finally being put to rest when it was leaked that the watch would be delayed. We’re now in 2021, and we have the OnePlus Band being launched. Not quite the watch we expected, but definitely an interesting product. Why do we call it interesting? Read on to find out. OnePlus Band Build and Design When you get yourself the OnePlus Band, there’s a sense…

HIFIMAN BW200 Review: Strictly mediocre

HIFIMAN is a relatively well-known brand in the audiophile circles due to stellar products such as the HIFIMAN Sundara and the exorbitantly-priced HIFIMAN Shangri-La. We even tested the HIFIMAN TWS600, a mid-range true wireless in-ear headphone, that impressed us with its sonic accuracy. In this review, we are testing the company’s new offering, the HIFIMAN BW200, which is a budget wireless earphone. Let’s see if it manages to impress. Build and comfort The HIFIMAN BW200 sports a simple wireless in-ear headphone design although it doesn’t have a hard plastic neckband,…

Mi 10i Review: Democratising expensive features

Xiaomi is kicking off the year 2021 strong with the launch of the Mi 10i. The phone comes in squarely in the mid-range segment currently ruled by the OnePlus Nord. The Mi 10i brings with it a number of features usually found only in more expensive devices like a 108MP primary camera, a display that goes all the way up to 120Hz refresh rate and also sports IP53 rating. But does on-paper numbers make for a value for money device? We have the answers. Mi 10i Performance The Mi 10i…

Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro Review: ANC at an entry-level price point

Following the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones that launched in 2019 at Rs 1,599, Mi has now launched the Pro version of this inexpensive device equipped with the coveted Active Noise Cancellation feature. Priced at Rs 1,799, the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro are one of the cheapest wireless earphones to offer this feature, thereby democratising ANC for the masses. This is a great move in a price-conscious market like India that values devices that go the extra mile to provide them with appealing features, all without having to break the…

Poco M3 Review: Stylish and functional

Since Poco’s split from Xiaomi, the company has been diversifying their smartphone portfolio to a great extent with launches such as the M2, M2 Pro and the X3, all of which did pretty well in the Indian market. The company now has yet another entrant in the budget segment, the Poco M3, the successor to the popular M2. Equipped with a massive 6,000mAh battery, stereo speakers, and a spanking FHD+ display, the Poco M3 shares a few similarities with the Redmi 9 Power, however, it does differentiate itself due to…

Redmi Note 10 Review: Not meant for everyone

The Redmi Note 10 is the most basic of the three smartphones launched by the company. As such, there are areas where it tends to disappoint, but at the same time, there are some things it does really well. the Redmi Note 10 is suited for a wide, but specific kind of users. You can watch our review of the phone below for all the details, and to figure out if this phone is right for you. A few surprises included the Redmi Note 10 being beat by the cheaper…