Galaxy Buds Pro vs Jabra Elite 85t

The Jabra Elite 85t earbuds. Photos courtesy of the author.

True wireless earbuds have come a long way in a short amount of time. As someone who loudly rejected the mobile phone trend of jettisoning the 3.5mm headphone jack, I’ve come to appreciate and in many ways prefer Bluetooth wireless earbuds like the Jabra Elite 75t when comfort and all around performance are my top priorities. Some wireless earphones like the Sennheiser True Wireless 2 even satisfy perhaps the most important metric to an audiophile, sound fidelity. …

And I’ve tried them all

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Anyone who truly loves technology can likely trace their passion back to one key piece of hardware, one defining gadget that sparked their curiosity, excitement, and the motivation to learn more. Hands down, for me, that inspirational machine was the Commodore 64 personal computer. As a lucky fifth grader, I spent as much of my spare time as my parents allowed programming in basic, hand coding Machine Language programs from Compute! Magazine, downloading and playing games from Bulletin Board Systems, and ultimately getting into a considerable amount of hot water (for a seventh grader) complete with a visit from the…

And here’s how you can do it too

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As a superuser of Google goods and services, the last few months, like 2020 in general, has had me rethink how I approach my digital life. Of all the things I use my smartphones for, music and photos are near the top of that list. I’ve had a system that works, and recent changes by Google have forced me to reevaluate my options.

Requiem for Google Play Music

Back in 2013, Google introduced Google Play Music, a music streaming service with an incredibly ample library at launch. It also had an awesome trick up its sleeve in the form of a cloud music locker where…

An Android phone with premium specs for only $749

Every year at about this time, my family and I hit the road for some camping before the good weather breaks for winter. This trip almost always coincides with a major smartphone release (or many) as OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) rush to get their devices in stores and on the minds of consumers ahead of the holiday season. OnePlus, an Android smartphone brand known for mixing value and quality with its smartphones, uses this window to release its follow-up device to its flagship release from six months prior. This time around OnePlus is releasing the premium spec’d OnePlus 8T for…

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