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Putting laptop video calls and conferences to the test

When it comes to video conferencing, the most popular camera and audio system is the one already built-in in our laptops. Even though video calls to friends and family have increased vastly with the pandemic, ...

Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i Speaker test

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The Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i is an updated version of the speaker that aims to be especially versatile. It can be operated by Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant or an optional remote control. It handles AirPlay ...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) Display test

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Arriving on the market in February 2022, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) is Samsung’s latest flagship and is packed with all kinds of new and improved features, including an ultra-fast, ultra-slim 4 nm processor ...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) Audio test

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Samsung’s latest flagship, just released at the end of February, has multiple upgrades over its predecessor, like a built-in S pen and bigger sensors to improve night photography. It sports a 6.8″ display with an ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Selfie test

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is Samsung’s latest contribution to the growing segment of foldable smartphones, featuring a very large (when unfolded) 7.6″ display in addition to a more normally sized 6.2″ cover display ...

Shooting selfies with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: Plenty of options

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is the latest model in Samsung’s line of foldable smartphones and comes with two displays. In its folded state, the Z Fold3 offers a 6.2-inch AMOLED display at the front ...

Pixii (A1571) Sensor test

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In September 2021 the French start-up Pixii updated its camera, named the Pixii: its A1571 version is a rangefinder camera with a Leica M compatible lens mount. Housed in a machined aluminum body, the Pixii ...

Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens test

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Designed for Canon’s RF-mount mirrorless full-frame cameras, the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a compact and lightweight ultra-wide lens for trekking, landscapes and architecture. It features nine elements, one of which has an aspherical ...

Astell&Kern ACRO BE100 Speaker test

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The Korean firm Astell&Kern presents the ACRO BE100 with some fanfare: “It has a custom made woofer and tweeter, as well as a compact Class-D AMP that controls each frequency range independently, meaning it provides ...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) Camera test

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The brand new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) is a phone of superlatives. Samsung says the Exynos 2200 chipset is its fastest ever and the 6.8-inch  display is its brightest display to date. The S22 ...

LG XBoom RP4 Speaker test: Ideal for gathering with its 360° sound

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The LG XBoom RP4, which also goes by LG XBoom 360 in some markets, is an omnidirectional home speaker that comes with an ambiance-creating light show as well as a “DJ Effect” setting on its ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Camera test: The better S21

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (“Fan Edition”) 5G (Snapdragon) offers many of the features, including the Snapdragon 888 chipset, of the standard S21 5G model, at a slightly more affordable price point. FE users can ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Display test: Good video rendering

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) came to market in January 2022, and as befits a device in our Premium ($600-$799) segment, it comes packed with goodies. Let’s take a look at how it ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Audio test

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Samsung released the Fan Edition of its Galaxy S21 series in January 2022, with aim of creating an all-in-one type of phone that can appeal to a “gaming guru or social media star” alike.  Powered ...

Bose SoundLink Flex Speaker test: A well-balanced, compact, and rugged speaker

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With its rugged design, its IP67 certification, and its ability to float, the SoundLink Flex is introduced as the most robust model of all of Bose’s Bluetooth speakers to date. In terms of audio, the ...

Fairphone 4 Display test: Decent video viewing

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The Fairphone 4 arrived on the market in October 2021, and as ever, the manufacturer’s aim is to produce an environmentally friendlier, user-reparable device that provides the kinds of high-end features that consumers expect. Let’s ...

Realme GT Neo 2 5G Audio test: Advances in recording performance

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Released in September 2021 by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme, the GT Neo 2 5G belongs in our High-End ($400-$599) segment. The Realme GT 5G’s successor is equipped with a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ ...

Huawei Sound Joy Speaker test: A rugged performance

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After its first foray into the speaker market with the Sound X,  the Chinese electronics maker Huawei renewed its collaboration with the trendy French audio tech company Devialet to design the Sound Joy. Huawei’s second ...

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