Acorns vs. Robinhood: What’s The Best Investment App For Beginners?

Updated 02/22/2020

After a year of testing, I determined Robinhood is the best investment app for beginners because it’s completely free. However, Acorns is free for college students and has a cool “Round Up” feature. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two apps (Acorns vs. Robinhood) while evaluating three categories: setup, fees, and trading […]

YouTube TV vs. Hulu Live: The Best TV Streaming Service?

Updated 02/20/2020

After a year of testing, I determined YouTube TV is the best live TV streaming service because of its excellent stream quality and the widespread availability of regional sports and local channels. However, Hulu + Live has improved enough since its release that it’s a now serviceable option if it has the channels you need. […]

TrackR Pixel vs. Tile Mate: Which is the Better Bluetooth Tracker?

Updated 10/11/2019

After months of testing, I found Tile Mate to be the better Bluetooth tracker by a wide margin because of its superior range and a huge community of users. TrackR Pixel is just $15, but it has poor range and the batteries only last two months. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing […]

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Indoor Cam: A Surprisingly Easy Choice

Updated 09/18/2019

After weeks of testing, I determined Amazon Cloud Cam is the best indoor security camera because it’s affordable, has a brilliant free service, and doesn’t miss a beat. Nest Cam Indoor is well-designed, but I only recommend it for people who require 24/7 continuous recording or want to use it for live streaming. I’ll compare […]

Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: Is the Resolution Difference Noticeable?

Updated 09/16/2019

After a week of testing, I determined Kindle Paperwhite is the better e-reader, but most can save money and get by with the regular Kindle. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two e-readers (Kindle vs. Kindle Paper White) while evaluating five categories: screen, battery, design, price, and extra features. Things To Note […]

Echo Show 5 vs. Google Nest Hub: Battle of Screen Assistants

Updated 09/07/2019

After weeks of testing, I determined Google Nest Hub is the best personal assistant because it has a more intuitive interface and better content options. Echo Show 5 is an upgrade over Echo Dot (3rd Gen), but the overall experience is not on Nest Hub’s level. I’ll compare and contrast these two personal assistants (Echo […]

Skybell HD vs. Ring 2: Does Free Cloud Storage Make It A No-Brainer?

Updated 07/31/2019

After a month of testing, I determined Ring 2 is the best video doorbell for most people because it’s easy to set up and provides a solid calling experience. Skybell HD could have been an excellent budget option because of its free cloud recordings, but it’s not reliable. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion […]

HP Sprocket vs. Polaroid Zip: Best Portable Phone Printer For 2019

Updated 04/27/2019

After a week of testing, I determined HP Sprocket and Polaroid Zip produce similar photo quality with equally mediocre apps. You should buy whichever of these portable printers is the cheapest because they both get the job done. I’ll compare and contrast these two portable phone printers (HP Sprocket vs. Polaroid Zip) by evaluating four […]

Harmony Elite vs. Harmony Companion: Best Universal Remote for 2020

Updated 03/31/2019

After months of testing, I found Harmony Companion is the best universal remote because there are no device limitations and it’s affordable. Harmony Elite is great, but the additional of the touchscreen isn’t enough to justify the price. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing four universal remotes (Harmony Elite vs. Harmony Companion) […]

Logitech Harmony 350 vs. 650: Which Basic Universal Remote is Best?

Updated 03/31/2019

After months of testing, I found Harmony 650 to be the best basic universal remote because you can create unlimited “activities,” while Harmony 350 only allows one. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing four universal remotes (Harmony 650 vs. Harmony 350) while evaluating four categories: software, design, compatibility, and unique features. Notes: […]

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Best Music Streaming Service For 2020?

Updated 03/16/2019

After months of testing, I determined Spotify is the best music streaming service overall because it makes discovering new music easy and it’s compatible with all speaker systems. Apple Music is good too, but it’s only worthwhile if you’re invested in the Apple ecosystem. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two music […]

Google Music vs. Amazon Music Unlimited: Which is Best?

Updated 03/16/2019

After months of testing, I determined Google Music is the better music streaming service because its music discovery algorithms are better. Amazon Music is a solid alternative for Echo users because you get a discount. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two music streaming services (Google Play Music vs. Amazon Music Unlimited) […]

Schlage Connect vs. Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen): Battle of Smart Locks

Updated 01/31/2019

I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two smart locks (Schlage Connect vs. Kwikset Kevo) while evaluating six categories: setup, unlocking, locking, interior design, exterior design, and software. Setup (C+): There wasn’t a walkthrough tutorial in the app, but the paper instructions were fine. For installation, you need to remove the existing deadbolt. Then, […]

Sonos Beam vs. Playbar: First Impressions & Sound Comparison

Updated 01/02/2019

I had Sonos Playbar in my living room for four years. It was a staple in my house, and that’s saying a lot considering how often tech products get filtered out of my house. My friends and I love to load the queue with music and yell at each other when someone puts a bad […]

Shark ION F80 vs. Dyson V10 (Motorhead, Animal & Absolute)

Updated 12/03/2018

After a month of testing, I determined Dyson V10 is the best cordless stick vacuum because it’s light, quiet and versatile, with different heads for different floor types. Shark ION F80 has great suction and comes with two batteries, but there are design deficiencies. I’ll compare and contrast these two stick vacuums (Shark Ion F80 […]

Emerson Sensi vs. Nest Gen 3: Only One Is HomeKit Compatible

Updated 07/18/2018

After a month of testing, I determined Nest Gen 3 is the best smart thermostat because of its brilliant design and ability to save you money effortlessly. Emerson Sensi is a solid option if you want control via HomeKit, but you’ll need to manually set up geofencing and Home app automation to save money on […]

Aukey vs. Anker: Which is The Best Portable Power Bank?

Updated 07/14/2018

After a month of testing, I determined Aukey 20000mAh is the best portable power bank because of its versatility and Apple Lightning port. Anker has a stellar reputation and the same battery power, but only two USB ports. However, you can’t go wrong with either. I’ll compare and contrast two power banks (Aukey vs. Anker) […]

Kwikset Premis vs. Schlage Sense: Which Is The Best For HomeKit?

Updated 04/29/2018

After a month of testing, I determined Schlage Sense is the best option for people looking for an affordable HomeKit lock. Schlage works well with Apple products, but the app is subpar and the lock’s physical design leaves much to be desired. Kwikset Premis has a sleek design, but the keypad doesn’t work well in […]

Canon G7X vs. Sony WX500: Best Vlogging Camera w/ Flip Screen

Updated 02/04/2018

After a month of testing, I determined that the Canon G7X Mark II is the best vlogging camera with a flip screen because of its incredible video quality. However, Sony WX500 is a solid budget option and an upgrade over a smartphone because of the flip screen. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by […]

Philips Hue vs. LIFX: Which is the Best Smart Light Bulb In 2019?

Updated 01/20/2018

After testing Philips Hue lights for three years and LIFX lights for a couple of months, I determined Hue are the best smart lights because they work better with other smart platforms and have a trustworthy brand name. However, LIFX is a great option if you only need a couple of smart lights because you […]