Buyer's Guide Writer
33 articles published since October 26, 2021
About Joshua Hawkins
Josh Hawkins has been writing for over a decade, covering science, gaming, and tech culture. He is a top-rated product reviewer with experience in extensively researched product comparisons and buyer's guides.
Protect your home's newest Pixel device
The Google Pixel Tablet may not collect the same attention as the Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup or even the iPad, but if you’re looking for a great Android-powered alternative for browsing the web, watching Netflix, taking Zoom calls, and other common touchscreen tasks, the Pixel Tablet has got you covered.
Google's best so far isn't enough to beat out the Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung has offered some of the best Android smartwatches for several years, but with the release of the Pixel Watch last year, Google finally started making big strides. This year's release of the Pixel Watch 2 is closing the gap even more and providing a fantastic option for Android users. But does Google's offerings stand up to the proven power of the Galaxy Watch line-up? Here's how the new Google Pixel Watch 2 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 compare.
Pixel Watch Bands to suit any style
It's undeniable: the Pixel Watch is one of the best Android smartwatches currently available in what is a fairly competitive market. Aside from being one of the most stylish and premium-looking smartwatches, it also packs some serious hardware, all backed by Google's best-in-class exclusive watch faces. The single hardware button also gives it a classic, elegant feel that's rare among smartwatches, and while the Pixel Watch may not boast the greatest battery life, it's a remarkable first effort.
Accessorize your Galaxy Watch 6 Classic like a pro
It takes a lot to be considered the best overall Android smartwatch, especially when measured up against the likes of the stylish Google Pixel Watch 2 and the rest of Samsung’s revered Galaxy Watch line. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 Classic certainly doesn’t hold back, with the return of the rotating bezel, a speedy response time, and impressive battery life among its best features. One of its biggest drawbacks is its price, but that means you’ll want to do the most to get your money’s worth. And the best way to enhance your time with the wearable is to accessorize.
Google takes a pricey lead
The Google Pixel Tablet has finally brought the tech company's powerful Google Tensor 2 chip to a tablet. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite was released in 2022, but it still offers a fantastic Android tablet experience without breaking the bank. How does Google's new Tensor-powered Pixel Tablet stand up to the already battle-tested Tab S6 Lite? Let's take a look.
Amazon's second big deals event is here so you can save big on smartwatches and fitness trackers
Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days is in full swing, and the second day brings with it a few fresh deals and plenty that continue from day one. It's time to get your hands on some fantastic deals on smartwatches and fitness trackers.
Find out just how submergible your Pixel Watch 2 is
Google says that the new Pixel Watch 2 combines the functionality and features of WearOS with the fitness tracking capabilities of Fitbit, which it acquired a few years back. The smartwatch builds off the successes of the original Pixel Watch, which we thought was am ambitious first attempt at a smartwatch back when we reviewed it.
It may be time to finally upgrade
The Pixel 4a is three years old and past its guaranteed software and security update period. So you are bound to wonder whether it's time to upgrade to Google's newest A-series offering – the Pixel 7a – and enjoy a more powerful and arguably better smartphone. Or can the Pixel 4a serve you for another year or maybe a couple more? Let's find out.
Finding a great fitness tracker is harder than ever in this day and age, as we continue to see more and more options making their way onto the market. But, if you’re looking for solid fitness tracking capabilities, Fitbit has always been a solid option, and the company’s newest Fitbit Charge 6 could very well be one of the best trackers it has released so far.
The Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset might just be the kick that the smart glasses world needs to really get moving. However, Apple isn’t the first company to make a good set of smart glasses. In fact, there are plenty of great smart glasses options out there, though they’ve all got their own strengths and weaknesses. If you want to invest in a pair, but don’t feel like waiting on the Apple Vision Pro, then here are some great smart glasses options you can pick up right now.
Give your smartwatch a classic look with these great bands
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will undoubtedly provide you with one of the best Android smartwatch experiences out there, especially if you're a fan of Samsung's previous Galaxy Watch designs. However, if you're going to sport this classic watch design, you'll need to incorporate a great band to go with it. That's why we've put together this selection of our favorite Watch 6 Classic bands to help you stand out from the crowd.
As our world becomes smarter, finding a no-frills fitness tracker void of an overly distracting display is getting more and more difficult. However, if you want the benefits of the best fitness trackers without having to cave into a display like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, these ten fitness trackers are the perfect options to go with.
Find the best ScanWatch for your needs
If you’re tired of the traditional smartwatches available on the market, then it might be time to look at a Withings. Withings has done some really cool things with its smartwatches, blending a slew of health features into an analog watch, so you get the best of the new and old worlds of wearable tech. But now that the ScanWatch 2 has been released, deciding which ScanWatch to get has become a bit more difficult. Should you stick with the cheaper, first-gen ScanWatch, which was one our favorite fitness trackers, or splurge for the newer option? Here’s how they stack up side by side.
Unlock your finger's full potential by discovering the best smart rings available right now
The world of smart rings continues to grow, with new offerings every month. And, if you're looking for something that works similarly to one of the best fitness trackers without the extra bulk, there are a lot of great smart ring options you could take advantage of.
Set your new watch up with one of the best bands you can find
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is a beautiful wearable and easily one of the best Android smartwatches you can buy right now. But if you plan on picking up Samsung's latest smartwatch, you'll probably want to replace that original band that comes with it.
Android or Apple? Only one can grace your wrist.
The world of smartwatches just got a bit more crowded following the reveal of Apple’s Watch Series 9. The newest Apple smartwatch series comes with a ton of features, but how does it stack up to one of the best Android smartwatches out right now? Here’s how the Watch Series 9 and Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 compare side-by-side.
Protect your Galaxy Watch 5 by equipping it with a great screen protector and case
Even though it's more than a year old now, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is still one of the best Android smartwatches on the market. If you decide to purchase one of Samsung's wearables, you should take every precaution to keep your investment protected. Safeguarding your display from drops, scratches, and even fingerprints is essential, especially for a device you'll often interact with and one that others can see on your wrist.
A classic fit with fitness capabilities
The Samsung Galaxy 6 Classic is just about everything you could want in a classical-looking smartwatch, and there’s no doubt it will remain one of our favorite Android smartwatches in some capacity. The design is timeless, the features are plenty, and chief among those are a slew of health-related tracking systems, including the option to track your sleep.
The best way to protect your phone's display
The Google Pixel Fold has finally become a reality, and it's a beautiful device, both inside and out. Sporting a massive 7.6-inch interior screen, the Pixel Fold has plenty of screen real estate for you to make the most of. While you're looking for Pixel Fold deals, make sure to prepare for your new flagship device with a high-quality screen protector. Of course, you'll need one of the best cases as well. With two expansive screens on the Pixel Fold, you'll also want to invest in a screen protector, and while screen protectors for the exterior glass are abundant, there are also a rising number of protectors for the inner screen, too.
Before you buy your child's first tablet, here's what you need to know about Amazon's kid-friendly line
Amazon's Fire HD tablet series offers one of the most streamlined experiences for enjoying popular content. And while it's ideal for accessing the Prime Video catalog, it's not limited to just Amazon apps. It also works perfectly with some of the most entertaining streaming services, including Netflix and Disney+. But the internet is a wild place, so you probably don't want your kids having unfettered access to the internet until they're old enough to make safe and healthy decisions for themselves.