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75 articles published since January 03, 2022
About Cale Hunt
Cale has been testing and reviewing laptops, phones, and games for more than six years. His expertise extends to Chromebooks and accessories, and he has hundreds of reviews to his name. He is a multi-platform user with no real staked allegiance, willing to take on any hot new device.
Chromebooks come in all sizes and prices, and we've gathered the best that won't break the bank
Buying a quality Chromebook can be difficult, especially if you're shopping for a more affordable option that still performs well and offers some enticing features. While Chromebooks have come a long way since their inception — with many now sporting much better specs, high-end displays, added security features, and LTE connectivity — there are still plenty of duds out there to avoid.
Add ports, flexibility, and functionality to your Chromebook with an excellent USB-C hub
The best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks can effectively turn your laptop into a connectivity oasis, all with a compact piece of hardware that can even travel with you quite easily. Some Chromebooks might have enough ports for your needs as they come, but even today's best Chromebooks are paring things down with a focus on USB-C. And thanks to the versatility of the USB-C port, there's a huge variety of powerful hubs to choose from.
Take a look at these Chromebooks that can function equally well as a tablet or as a notebook
Chromebooks come in many shapes and sizes, but only the best 2-in-1 Chromebooks — which include detachable and convertible models — can offer the versatility of a tablet and a notebook in one sleek package. These 2-in-1 and convertible marvels all come with a touch display, and some even include true inking support for those who enjoy jotting down notes and making sketches.
Hate using a keyboard and touchpad for everything? We have a bunch of great touch-enabled Chromebooks to recommend
The best Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes, with varying levels of performance hardware and features available at different price points. While many features are optional, one that you shouldn't miss out on is a touchscreen. Touch input is essential when dealing with any Android apps via Google Play, it also allows you to treat your laptop like a tablet (albeit a slightly heavy one), and it gives you an extra way of interacting with your laptop outside the trackpad or Chromebook-compatible mouse.
Effortlessly transform your Chromebook into a desktop setup with a steadfast dock
Modern laptops, including the best Chromebooks on the market, are highly capable machines for both work and play. While Chromebooks are workhorses, sometimes you may find yourself needing additional ports and connectivity options to truly harness their full potential.
Get the best charging experience possible for your HP Chromebook 14
If you're looking for a competent, compact, and extremely inexpensive Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 14 is hard to beat, although the included charger is a bit underwhelming. Ideally, a charger should be able to fast charge your Chromebook while being portable enough to take with you on the go.
Add protection and hassle-free wireless charging with these great MagSafe cases for the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra
MagSafe cases for Samsung's Galaxy S23 line-up can protect your phone while keeping compatibility with the best MagSafe adapters and other accessories for wireless charging. Your charger will magnetically attach directly to the back of the case, meaning you don't have to remove your phone each time you want to top up your battery. It's a convenient way to charge, and the cases boast ample protection to help keep your phone looking as new as the day you bought it.
Asus has a lot of Chromebooks, and we've handpicked the best of the best
Asus makes some of the most well-rounded laptops on the market at just about every price point. Whether you need one of the best Chromebooks on the market or something more budget-friendly, Asus surely has a laptop to suit your needs.
Chromebooks come in many shapes and sizes, and they're all on sale for a few more hours
Amazon Prime Big Deal Days is almost over. This official-unofficial kickoff to the early Black Friday season — yes, Black Friday is no longer a day, it's an entire godforsaken season — has brought us deals on anything and everything under the sun, including some of our favorite Chromebooks. We've been watching price histories and recent deals like a hawk to bring you the best deals you can buy still buy tonight.
Is your home not smart enough? Teach it a few things with some great deals this October
Amazon Prime Big Deal Days has entered its second day, and we're still seeing countless discounts on everything from the snazziest smartphones to the best smart home gadgets of every size, shape, and color. These gadgets can transform regular appliances, speakers, lights, and controls into intelligent devices, but their high costs can often deter some who want to smarten their home.
Check out these low low prices that are still available as Prime Day comes to an end
Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event is winding down, and some of the most popular deals have already sold out. Fret not if you're just sitting down to start shopping. As we approach the end of the two-day event, there are still some deep discounts available on a handful of tech-related hardware. Not only are these some of our favorite gadgets, they're also down to their lowest price ever for Prime Day. They look to be sales that will run to the very end of the day, allowing you to take advantage even if you're late to the party.
Nest thermostats, security cameras, and more are all on sale during October Prime Day
Getting started with your smart home setup can be costly; however, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days brings good news with a range of great smart home deals, many of which have continued into the sale's second day.
Keep your phone and other devices alive for days, even when outlets are far away
Let's face it, even if you have one of the best Android phones with a huge battery, sometimes you need extra help to get you through an exceptionally busy day. Whether that's on a road trip where you're snapping a ton of photos or just one of those days when you've found yourself immersed in an addictive Android game like Genshin Impact, having the right battery pack can ensure that you're not wandering home with a dead phone.
Govee still has a bunch of great deals on smart lighting and appliances despite Prime Day proper coming to and end
The up-and-coming Govee is one of our favorite smart lighting brands, with hardware, connectivity, and novel design to rival the top-of-the-line smart lights, but at reasonable prices. Sure, it offers some simple, great smart light bulbs, but its vast offerings include permanent outdoor lighting, recessed ceiling inserts, freestanding and table lamps, and ultra-modern wall fixtures.
Amazon isn't the only big deal around. Walmart's Holiday Kickoff sales event has some tasty deals on just about everything imaginable.
Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event is in full swing, and we're seeing a ton of great sales on just about everything imaginable, including phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, smart TVs, headphones and earbuds, and smart home gadgets. But Amazon isn't the only retailer hosting a major sales event, and you'll find plenty of competing sales attempting to pull attention away from the online giant. Walmart is having its own Holiday Kickoff sale with countless deep discounts on largely the same selection of goods, giving shoppers a bit of extra variety. We've put together this curated list of awesome deals available at Walmart's Holiday Kickoff sale
Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days isn't the only event in town. These sales are only available at Best Buy.
Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days is underway, and there countless amazing sales on everything tech-related and beyond. But Amazon isn't the only retailer hosting a big sale. Other major retailers, including Best Buy, have competing 48-hour flash sales that aim to draw some attention away from Amazon. Going even further, Best Buy has a handful of great deals that you won't find anywhere else. I've collected the best of Best Buy's exclusive Prime Day deals to help you land some great products on the cheap.
Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Amazon... so many options!
It's still unfortunately true that the iPad has more apps that are optimized for large screens than any Android tablet. But Android tablet hardware has never been better — or more diverse. If you're shopping for an Android-powered slate today, you've got your pick of great options from Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Amazon, and more — many of which offer unique twists on the formula with features like enormous screens and magnetic charging docks.
Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes — 10-inch to 17-inch, budget to premium, laptop or tablet — and we'll help pick your next one!
The best Chromebooks available today have come a long way since their inception, and they can be used for a wide range of tasks for a wide range of users. Chrome OS is more than "just a browser" these days. This cloud-focused operating system now runs on everything from tablets and laptops to All-in-One Chromebases and desktops. As basically the only mainstream alternatives to inconsistent Windows laptops and ungodly expensive MacBooks, Chromebooks have turned into the "it just works" laptops for millions of consumers as well as tens of millions of students, educators, and business users.
These great Chromebooks are best suited for younger users, whether they're heading to school or they need something around the house
The best Chromebooks for kids should assume a different role than a Chromebook you buy for yourself; thus, there are some specific things to watch out for when shopping. First, you generally want a laptop that's compact and lightweight, making it easier to fit into a backpack and for small hands to hold onto. You also might want to add a touch display with a convertible form factor for improved versatility. Then there's the question of durability and performance, as you don't want to buy something that's underpowered or that will fall apart after a few months.
Whether you want a clamshell phone or a folding tablet, there's something here for you
More than four years after the launch of Samsung's first Galaxy Z Fold, foldable phones have finally become commonplace. Despite the astronomical prices, buyers have found themselves lured in by the promise of perfected mobile productivity or — in the case of clamshell phones — portability in a fun-sized package. What may have seemed like a novelty has proven to be a new type of device and some of the best Android phones around, destined to win over power users and gadget fanatics everywhere.