Google Pixel Buds...or Duds?

In 2017, Google had a bit of a renaissance in its hardware department. Fueled by the original Pixel phone, Google held no punches with the new product line it announced at the end of 2017. Two redesigned Pixel phones, two new smart speakers, an AI-powered camera and semi-wireless earbuds (aka PIXEL BUDS) with the Google Assistant built-in.

Over the past several months, the Pixel Buds have been incredibly polarizing, with the majority of reviewers really disliking them.

So, what do WE think? Here's the full review...

Purchase Google Pixel Buds here.

The Force is Strong with These Gadgets

It's been less than a month since it's release and Star Wars: The Last Jedi is arguably the most divisive movie in the franchise's history; but, whether you're a dark side guy or a fan of the light, here's the gear you need to geek out.

All products featured are available from Think Geek:

The Last Jedi Porg 16in Plush Toy
First Order Trooper Henley
BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

 

Beauty Lovers Unite!

Attention all make-up lovers and fashionistas, you NEED to add these gadgets to your beauty arsenal. From the latest in hair straighteners to trying on makeup via an app, here are our favorite gadgets and gear for beauty lovers. 

Featured in this segment:

L’Oreal MakeupGenius App: Available on iOS + Google Play Store 
Skulpt Scanner, Skulpt Performance Training System: Available on Amazon
Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment, Neutrogena: Available on Amazon
Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, DAFNI: Available on Amazon

 

Tech the Halls with these Smart Holiday Favorites

There's no better time to SMARTen up your home than during the holiday season. From an app that studies your energy levels to tracking Santa's route around the globe, here's what you need to add to your list this Christmas. 

Products featured in this segment:

Elgato: Eve Energy for Apple HomeKit, Available on

Google: Google Home, Available on Google Store

Samsung: SmartCam HD Plus, Available on Amazon

NORAD Santa Tracker, Check out the NORAD website


 

Throwing a Party? Here's What You Need to WOW Your Guests

Throwing a party and want to impress your guests with the ultimate in viewing? How about channeling your inner Taylor Swift with a karaoke-themed jam session? And let’s not forget about the toy Time Magazine recently named one of the Best Inventions of 2017. To take your party to the next level, here’s the gear you gotta have. 

Products featured in this segment: 

Singsation, 808 Audio: Available on Amazon

Signature Retro HiFi Stereo System, Electrohome: Available on Amazon

Home Cinema 3700 Projector, Epson: Available on Amazon

Nintendo Switch, Nintendo: Available on Amazon

Is Your Home SMART Enough?

What does it mean to have a smart home? How do you know what devices are best for you? From the latest in home security, to devices that will set your thermostat and even assist with dinner prep, here’s the gear you need. 

Products featured in this segment:


Netatmo Welcome, Netatmo: Available on Amazon
 

Google Home Mini, Google: Available in the  Google Store
 

Eve Degree, Elgato: Available on Amazon
 

Eve Light Switch, Elgato: Available on Amazon

Our Favorite Games + Gear of 2017

Think you've got what it takes to be a top gamer? Make sure you have this gear in your arsenal. From monitors to consoles and a reinvention on the classic, here are some of the best gaming gadgets to come out of 2017. 

Products featured in this segment:

AG322QCX, AOC: Available at MicroCenter

Nintendo Switch, Nintendo: Available on Amazon

Super Nintendo Classic Edition, Nintendo: Available on Amazon

Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo: Available on Amazon

Arctis 3 Bluetooth, SteelSeries: Available on SteelSeries