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Oct

Leaked Costco Black Friday ad reveals crazy savings on the Dell XPS 13, more


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Black Friday is still several weeks away, but Costco’s holiday shopping season deals have already leaked online on Best Black Friday. The deals include big savings on all sorts of electronics, including the Dell XPS 13, HP Chromebooks, iPads, and even a Dell monitor.

Costco might be closed for Thanksgiving but the leaked ad hints at several online-only savings for November 22 only. Those savings include $500 off the Dell XPS 13 with 16 GB Memory and a 1 TB SSD, bringing the overall price down from $2,000 to $1,500. That is a significant value, considering that it is currently rare to see a slim and light laptop with a 4K touch display and fast and spacious SSD storage for such a good price online.

Also included in the one-day-only online sale is a $70 savings on an iPad model which brings its price down from $320 to $250. Additionally, Costco also is offering $100 off the HP 14 Chromebook with 4 GB of RAM and a 32 GB SSD, bringing the price down from $300 to $200.

Elsewhere, the online-only deals include $100 off a Lenovo Ideapad 330 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop with 12 GB memory plus a 1 TB HDD. Also included is $70 off a Dell Ultrasharp 27 InfinityEdge monitor. In this case, the HDD might slow down the Lenovo, but the added touchscreen is still a big plus, cutting the price down from $550 and making for a nice chance to bundle and save with the Dell monitor.

There are some limits on these purchases to keep in mind. You only can buy 5 of the XPS 13 or Lenovo laptops, and also of the HP Chromebook. As for iPad and the Dell Monitor, those come with purchase limits of 2. You’ll also need to pay Costco’s membership fee to enjoy these discounts, but it may very well be worth investing to enjoy these prices.

Costco’s other sales are set to kick off on Sunday, November 18, and will go on through November 26, or while supplies last. Most of the big in-store sales include cutbacks on clothing, jewelry, appliances, digital cameras, and furniture.

Other retailers also have similar sales planned for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including Macy’s and Best Buy. Looking for more information about the best deals? Find more from our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals pages.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at dealsteam@digitaltrends.com.Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

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31
Oct

The Nubia X is a new Android phone with two displays and no notch


Another fascinating phone that’ll never come to North America.

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It can be easy to say that smartphones have become boring and are no longer interesting, but a quick look at devices being released in other parts of the world will quickly prove you wrong. Most recently, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia released a new phone that has not one, but two full-sized displays.

The phone in question is the Nubia X, and in addition to a 6.26-inch LCD 2,280 x 1080 display around front with extremely tiny bezels and no notch, there’s also a second screen on the back that’s an OLED panel with a resolution of 1520 x 720.

You’ll notice that the front of the Nubia X doesn’t have a front-facing camera — one of the reasons Nubia was able to cram in such a large screen-to-body ratio without succumbing to the notch trend. Instead, your selfies are taken with the dual 16MP + 24MP rear cameras with the secondary display acting as your viewfinder.

This is the Nubia X, a dual-screen phone with a very high screen ratio.Source: Weibo 字幕 GOUBA pic.twitter.com/L2So4FdzNU

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 31, 2018

That’s not all the second display can do, however. It can also be used to showcase animated wallpapers, add additional controls for certain games, and allows you to do pretty much anything you’d do with the main screen.

Other specs for the Nubia X include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, a 3,800 mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Nubia X is available in China for ¥3299, and as we see with a lot of these unique phones that are launched in the East, it likely won’t ever see a proper release in North America.

RED Hydrogen One review: The cinephile’s dream phone … some day

31
Oct

Mate 20 Pro breaks Huawei’s pre-order record in Western Europe by 40%


Huawei’s Mate family is bigger than ever this year.

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Following up on last year’s Mate 10 series, Huawei’s cranking things up to, well, 20, with its all-new Huawei Mate 20 family. There are a total of four phones in this year’s lineup, but the two you’ll care about the most are the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.

We’ve got a lot to dive into with this guide, so without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the Huawei Mate 20 series!

The Latest Mate 20 News

October 31, 2018 — Mate 20 Pro breaks Huawei’s pre-order record in Western Europe by 40%

Although the Mate 20 Pro won’t be sold in the United States, it’s been extremely popular in other parts of the world even during its initial pre-order state. In fact, Huawei recently confirmed that the phone topped its previous pre-order sales numbers by 40% over in Western Europe.

The P20 Pro was previously Huawei’s most pre-ordered phone for its first 10 days of availability, but the Mate 20 Pro has already overtaken it. It’s unclear exactly how many units have been sold, but a 40% increase certainly isn’t anything to scoff at.

Have you picked up a Mate 20 Pro for yourself yet?

October 22, 2018 — None of Huawei’s Mate 20 phones will be sold in the U.S.

We weren’t expecting Huawei to launch any of its Mate 20 smartphones on U.S. carriers, but similar to the Mate 9 and Mate 10 Pro, we were looking forward to at least one model making its way to the States in the form of an unlocked variant.

According to a new report from Business Insider, that won’t be happening this year.

Speaking to the publication, a spokesperson for Huawei said:

We are not planning to sell the Mate 20 series in the U.S. While international variants of the Mate 20 series may be available on some U.S. online retail sites, we encourage individuals to carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing.

In other words, while you’ll probably be able to find the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro somewhere on Amazon, they won’t be covered by a warranty and might not have the proper bands to take full advantage of your carrier’s network.

All the big details

Check out our hands-on coverage

As mentioned above, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the biggest and most impressive handsets of this entire lineup. As such, we spent a good deal of time with both phones to get an idea for how they work and feel ahead of our full review.

The Mate 20 features an extremely small waterdrop-style notch with great specs across the board, but the real star of the show is the Mate 20 Pro. Its triple rear camera package is one of the most capable we’ve ever seen, it’s using Huawei’s own take on Face ID, and the display glass is curved over the sides to mimic something you’d find on a Samsung Galaxy or Note phone.

We need to reserve any final judgment for the final review, but right now, things are looking mighty good for Huawei.

Huawei Mate 20 + Mate 20 Pro hands-on preview: The phones that do everything

Here are the Mate 20 + Mate 20 Pro specs

Speaking of specs, both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have plenty of these to dive into.

Want a fast processor? The Kirin 980 is a best. Need lots of RAM? How’s 6GB sound?

Check out the full rundown here 👇

Huawei Mate 20 + Mate 20 Pro specifications

The Mate 20 Lite is the most affordable of the bunch

If you don’t want to spend a ton of cash on a new phone but still want the Huawei experience, the Mate 20 Lite should be at the very top of your radar.

Announced in late August during IFA 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite comes equipped with a 6.3-inch Full HD display, Kirin 710 processor, dual 20MP + 2MP rear cameras, and a pretty solid 3,750 mAh battery.

The phone isn’t quite as impressive as what you’ll find with the Mate 20 Pro, but with a starting price of just £379, it offers a tremendous amount of value.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite launches in the UK: Kirin 710, quad cameras, big battery

And then there’s the ginormous Mate 20 X

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Among all of the Mate 20 phones, perhaps the most eye-catching is the Mate 20 X.

This phone came as a complete surprise during Huawei’s announcement event for the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, and its biggest standout feature is easily its ginormous 7.2-inch display.

The Mate 20 X also has the powerful Kirin 980 CPU, a ridiculous 5,000 mAh battery (the Note 9 has a 4,000 mAh pack, for comparison), and can be used with an optional gaming grip to essentially turn it into an Android-powered Nintendo Switch. This thing’s crazy.

Huawei announces the Mate 20 X — a phone with a 7.2-inch OLED display

The Mate 20 Pro’s camera package is insane

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A big focus for the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the cameras, and for good reason. Both handsets have three rear cameras, but the combo on the Mate 20 Pro is what really has our attention.

The main camera is a wide-angle 40MP sensor with an 1/1.8 aperture. This is joined by a 3x telephoto 8MP camera, and unlike the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro ditches a monochrome third sensor in favor of an ultra-wide 20MP one.

This combination of sensors should allow for some truly incredible photographs, potentially going on par or besting what you’ll find on the Google Pixel 3.

Huawei’s got two different notch styles

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Although the Mate 20 Pro is the most powerful of all these phones, it actually has the biggest notch. Inside that notch is not only the front-facing camera, but also the earpiece and helpful sensors that allow Huawei’s take on Face ID to work.

The regular Mate 20 lacks those additional sensors, but as such, has a much smaller notch in the waterdrop style we’ve been seeing from some other OEMs.

The new colors are simply gorgeous

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Huawei’s been dabbling with new and exciting colors for its past few smartphones, and with the Mate 20, that’s no different.

The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are available in a total of four colors, including Black, Twilight, Midnight Blue, and Emerald. The Twilight color is the same one that was introduced on the P20 series earlier this year, but Midnight Blue and Emerald are brand-new and feature a subtle texture underneath the glass that helps reduce fingerprints and add a big of welcome grip.

A note on U.S. availability

If you follow the tech world, you’ll know that the U.S. government and Huawei aren’t on the best of terms. As such, you won’t see any of these phones sold on wireless carriers here in the States.

Huawei previously sold official unlocked variants of the Mate 9 and Mate 10 Pro here in the United States, but that’s changing this year with the Mate 20 series.

On October 22, Business Insider spoke with a Huawei spokesperson that said:

We are not planning to sell the Mate 20 series in the U.S. While international variants of the Mate 20 series may be available on some U.S. online retail sites, we encourage individuals to carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing.

Here’s when and where you can buy the phones

Interested in buying any of the new Mate 20 phones? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Mate 20 Lite: Available for purchase now from Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, and EE for £379.
  • Mate 20 X: Available October 26 for €899.
  • Mate 20: Pre-orders likely opening soon; starts at €899.
  • Mate 20 Pro: Pre-orders likely opening soon; starts at €1049.

Updated October 17, 2018: Refreshed this guide now that all of the Mate 20 series has been revealed.

31
Oct

Google Home Max vs. Sonos Play:5: Which should you buy?


I have years of experience with Sonos and other connected speakers — I’ve said Hey Google almost more than my own kids’ names — so I know a thing or two when it comes to in-home audio.

Sonos Play:5

Stellar sound

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$499 at Amazon

Pros

  • Top-quality sound
  • Stream from over 55 music services
  • Easy multi-room streaming

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No Bluetooth
  • No voice control or smart features

The Sonos Play:5 is an amazing speaker with amazing sound that is hard to beat. While it lacks smart features or voice control, it still sounds the best.

Google Home Max

Smart and powerful

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$399 at Google

Pros

  • Google Assistant & smart home controls built-in
  • Bluetooth support
  • Deep bass

Cons

  • Can’t stream from all music services
  • Multi-room audio is limited and tricky
  • Design is uninspired

With its combination of great sound, smart home features, and built-in Google Assistant, there isn’t much to not like about the Google Home Max.

Music To My Ears

The Google Home Max is a full-featured smart speaker that will fit right into nearly any smart home. While it’s hard to knock the Sonos Play:5 for anything with its stellar sound quality, it does lose some ground with its lack of any voice control or smart home features — but not enough to keep it from winning this battle.

Multi-room Audio Yes Yes
Line-in Yes Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
Google Assistant No Yes
Smarthome Control When connected to Alexa device Yes

These two speakers are on an even playing field in many areas. While the Play:5 edges out the Home Max in quality of sound (by quite a bit), both speakers offer multi-room audio, both have a line-in, both be used horizontally or vertically, and both put out great sound.

The glaring difference here is that the Google Home Max is a connected speaker with Google Assistant and smart home control built-in, while the Play:5 isn’t very smart at all. The benefit is that by adding a simple Amazon Echo device (even the inexpensive Echo Dot) to your home, you can easily add smart features to the Play:5.

Play Together

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Where the Play:5 easily connects with other Sonos speakers in your home, the Google Home Max works with other Google Home devices like the Home Mini or Home Hub, as well as Chomecast Audio devices. Google’s multiroom setup is a bit finicky, however, giving Sonos the edge here in the ease of setup and use when it comes to using multiple speakers.

Everything you do with Sonos takes place in the Sonos app. From setup to adding more speakers to grouping to adding music services to playing music — it’s all there. Conversely, using the Home Max requires you to first set up the device using the Google Home app, then to stream you’ll have to use the actual music apps — Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, etc. Rather than accessing your services in the app itself and streaming away like Sonos, the Home Max requires you to “cast” from the music apps to the speaker itself.

The Home Max also has Bluetooth support — something you won’t find on any Sonos speaker. This gives you yet another option beyond streaming or using the line-in.

Take it to the Max

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Both the Home Max and Play:5 also carry the option to customize their sound as well. The Home Max uses Smart Sound to adjust to its placement in the room, while the Play:5 uses the TrueSound app through your phone to tweak up the EQ and put out the best possible sound.

It’s a super-close battle that comes down to the wire, but in the end — even without voice control or smart home features — the Sonos Play:5 wins the race. When you buy a speaker in this price range you want the best possible sound, and for that reason, the Sonos Play:5 is the winner. If you’re looking for the added bonus of smart features, adding an inexpensive Alexa device to the mix will help get you there.

Sonos Play:5

Stellar Sound

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Premium sound at a premium price.

$499 at Amazon

Although it lacks any native voice assistant or smart home controls, the Play:5 is an amazing speaker with stellar sound.

Google Home Max

Smart and powerful

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$399 at Google

Smart features can’t save it.

With big sound, Google Assistant and smart home controls, the Home Max is a true powerhouse, but the sound quality just doesn’t match that of the Play:5.

31
Oct

New Borderlands 2 VR gameplay shown off at TwitchCon


Handsome Jack awaits you in glorious cel-shaded madness

The Borderlands series by Gearbox has been a fan favorite for years and with the 2-year anniversary of the PlayStation VR, Gearbox and Sony have just announced a VR version of the acclaimed Borderlands 2.

Update October 31, 2018: New Borderlands 2 VR gameplay shown off at TwitchCon

The Borderlands Instagram account gave us our first look at the gameplay from Borderlands VR at TwichCon 2018 and from what we can see from the short clip it looks like a lot of fun.

The gameplay shows a small sequence of combat as well as showing off the smooth motion. I’m one of those people who gets a little sick from smooth motion but they have said that teleport mode will be available.

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Feeling virtually handsome? Come down to the @playstation truck at @twitchcon to kick some ass in Borderlands 2 VR! … #twitchcon #twitchcon2018 #borderlands #borderlands2 #ps4 #psvr

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Update October 25, 2018: No DLC

It looks like Borderlands 2 VR won’t ship with the 10 DLC that the original game has now. The Borderlands twitter account tweeted that only the core game will be available for VR.

This is a big blow to those who were hoping for the full Borderlands 2 experience in VR as a lot of the best content came from those 10 DLCs. Will we see these DLCs come to Borderlands 2 VR at a later date? Only time will tell.

Borderlands 2 VR launches with the full core game of Borderlands 2 and the original four Vault Hunters, with the complete experience re-imagined for VR!

— Borderlands (@Borderlands) October 23, 2018

While information is still a little sketchy, here is everything we know right now.

  • What is Borderlands 2?
  • What is the control system?
  • Is it still multiplayer?
  • What on earth is BadAss Mega Fun Time?
  • What other VR goodness is there?

What is Borderlands 2?

Borderlands 2, which came out in 2012, is a unique take on the first person shooter (FPS). With a funny and crazy story, Borderlands 2 never took itself too seriously, giving you the chance to enjoy the cel-shaded visuals spraying blood all over you and the literal millions of weapon combinations the game could spit out at you. If you don’t own it already in non-VR form, it’s still worth picking up and playing through, especially since it’s available on just about every platform and console. Even now it holds up as one of the most fun FPS I’ve ever played.

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What is the control system?

Borderlands 2 VR is controlled primarily with the DualShock 4 controller but is said to be “Enhanced by the Move Controllers.” The team at Sony have mentioned that the game will include teleporting as your means of locomotion, which has been utilized in a lot of VR games since teleporting helps to reduce the motion sickness that can occur in VR. However, using the DualShock controller will allow you to move around at a walking and running pace.

Using the Move Controllers should allow us to use the melee and gun powers separately for some pretty sweet combos and it will definitely make dual wielding heaps of fun, while the teleporting mechanic will hopefully make boss fights a little easier, or crazier. At least, it’ll put a new spin on the game if you’ve played it already.

Is it still multiplayer?

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Unfortunately no, Gearbox made Borderlands VR a single-player experience. That means it edited some of the hunter skills to better reflect that single-player feeling. One example is for Maya, who’s going to see the following change:

We updated previous skills that relied on a co-op partner, such as Maya’s “Res” ability, which now is called “Empathy” – causing Phaselock to deplete half your current health, damaging enemies based on how much health you lost.

While it’s a shame we won’t be able to play on Pandora with our friends, it’s good to know that Gearbox has reworked the game instead of just doing a straight port, which given the crazy nature of the gameplay would have probably made for a poor port.

What on earth is BadAss Mega Fun Time?

BadAss Mega Fun Time — or BAMF Time — is a new mechanic especially developed by Gearbox to help you cope with the frantic nature of the game in VR.

Essentially, it’s a bullet-time mode that allows you to move around in real-time while everyone else is going as slow as molasses. This kind of slow-motion is exceedingly helpful in VR as a way to gather your thoughts and take specific aim at something rather than just raining a hail of bullets on everything.

It’ll also allow you to use your skills while in BAMF Time, making kills even easier, or crazier, depending on your tastes. For me, crazier is always better.

What other VR goodness is there?

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Borderlands 2 VR will let you play with all the original hunter classes but with their skill list updated to use the VR view and the BAMF Time mechanic. This is another welcome change from Gearbox, showing they have put thought and effort into the VR version of the game.

The other big VR experience is going to be the driving. Taking the unique way VR handles visuals, Gearbox is trying a different approach to the vehicular mayhem from the original game. You’ll use the Move Controllers to steer the vehicle while your headset acts as your target reticule. All you need to do is look in the direction you want and your gun will shoot that way. This could, of course, be a recipe for disaster and make you feel sick but I think Gearbox is aware of this and is just trying to have some fun with us.

When and where can I get it?

Borderlands 2 will be available on December 14 but is available now to pre-order through the PlayStation Store. If you do pre-order, you get a PS4 theme for your troubles.

The Pre-order price is $50, which makes sense since it’s a full-length game.

Pre-order at PlayStation Store

PlayStation 4

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  • PS4 vs. PS4 Slim vs. PS4 Pro: Which should you buy?
  • PlayStation VR Review
  • Playing PS4 games through your phone is awesome

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31
Oct

Start jamming with the compact Aukey Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $6


Stream music wirelessly from up to 33 feet away.

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Aukey’s Portable Bluetooth Speaker is available for just $5.89 at Amazon when you enter the code 7AGY49ED during checkout, saving you $13 off its usual price there.

This speaker can wirelessly stream music from up to 33 feet away using Bluetooth, or you can connect a device using the included 3.5mm audio cable. It features a block-effect rubberized finish with gently ridged grills giving it a rock-solid form and surprising durability. It’s also water-resistant, so is perfect for taking on your next hiking trip.

It currently has over 50 reviews on Amazon with a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Aukey backs it up with a 24-month warranty.

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31
Oct

This $9 iClever wireless FM transmitter adds Bluetooth to your car


Do a little bit of everything.

The iClever wireless Bluetooth FM transmitter radio adapter is down to $9.10 with code F55CARKIT. This car kit sells for $26 usually, and the lowest we’ve ever seen it drop to directly was $18.

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Use this one device to add an FM transmitter, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a micro SD card reader for playing music that way. Plug in and charge two devices in the USB ports or use them to play music off a flash drive. The design is meant to be compact and ergonomic with a little radio knob and digital screen display. It also has a built-in microphone for hands-free calls. The device supports micro SD cards up to 32GB, and the Samsung Evo Select 32GB card is only $6.99 on Amazon.

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31
Oct

Best Rugged Cases for the Google Pixel 3 XL


Despite its notch, the Pixel 3 XL is one of the best large Android phones you can buy right now. It has a gorgeous OLED display, fantastic software, and the very best smartphone camera around. Its glass back finally brings wireless charging support, but this also makes it prone to scratches and cracks. Keep your Pixel 3 XL out of harm’s way with one of these rugged cases.

One of the greatest

Spigen Rugged Armor

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If you want an affordable case that’s rugged without being too bulky, the Spigen Rugged Armor is a really fantastic choice. Its flexible TPU material is military-grade certified, Spigen’s Air Cushion Technology protects against hard impacts, and the carbon fiber accents look great.

$13 at Amazon

Budget pick

Ringke Onyx

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Need to go even cheaper? Ringke’s Onyx case is another solid option. It wraps around the Pixel 3 XL with ease and comes in two gorgeous colors (Lilac Purple and Black). It’s shock-absorbent, has precise button covers, and provides full 360-degree protection.

$10 at Amazon

Maximum protection

Poetic Revolution

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Ready to go all-in with the rugged case lifestyle? The Poetic Revolution is for you. This thing really has it all. 360-degree protection, dust flaps, shock absorbing TPU bumper, and even a built-in screen protector.

$17 at Amazon

Built-in kickstand

Spigen Tough Armor

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Another great case from Spigen is the Tough Armor. It has a dual-layer design for maximum durability, tactile buttons, Air Cushion Technology to protect against hard impacts, and there’s also a built-in kickstand on the back. Neat!

$17 at Amazon

A unique hybrid

Ringke Fusion-X

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Ringke’s Fusion-X case gives you the transparency of a clear case and the safety of a rugged case all wrapped up in one excellent package. The TPU bumpers all around the case provide for enhanced grip, drop protection, and just makes the Pixel 3 XL look darn cool.

$10 at Amazon

It’s an OtterBox

OtterBox Defender Series

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Last but certainly not least, the OtterBox Defender Series is one of the most durable cases you can find for the Pixel 3 XL. It has a tried and true multi-layer design, belt clip holster, and port covers so you don’t have to worry about unwanted debris.

$60 at Amazon

For a phone as large, slippery, and fragile as the Pixel 3 XL, you can’t go wrong with a rugged case for it. This is a phone that needs extra protection out of the box, and if you want to keep it safe without adding too much bulk, the Spigen Rugged Armor is one of the best options out there. Alternatively, if you’re fine with some added heft, the Poetic Revolution is a force to be reckoned with.

31
Oct

LG might announce a foldable smartphone at CES 2019


This won’t be LG’s first foray into foldable phones.

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Even though we’re just about to start November, CES 2019 will be here before you know it. That means a ton of announcements for new phones, smart home gadgets, and plenty more. Among all of the big reveals, it’s now reported that LG will use the show to unveil its latest foldable smartphone.

Reliable tipster Evan Blass recently shared the following on Twitter:

I can’t speak for Samsung……but I do know that LG plans to unveil a foldable phone at its 2019 CES keynote.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 31, 2018

We don’t have any further details on what the foldable phone will look like, cost, or where it’ll be released, but at the very least, we have something already to look forward to.

Foldable phones are likely going to be one of the bigger trends next year, but don’t forget that this won’t be LG’s first foray into this tech. The company’s first folding phone, the G Flex, announced in 2013 with a curved body that could be bent without breaking. That was later followed up in 2015 with the G Flex 2, but that was the last time LG messed with its foldable/bendable design.

What are you hoping to see from LG’s next foldable phone?

LG V40 ThinQ review: Five cameras aimed straight at Samsung

31
Oct

This $389 Wen 2000-watt inverter generator produces power without the noise


Includes a USB port for staying charged in the wild.

The Wen 56200i 2000-Watt 79.7cc Inverter Generator is down to $389.18 on Amazon. This generator has been selling for around $445 over the last couple months. The price drop today is a match for the best we’ve seen on Amazon, although there was a deal dropping it to $380 on Newegg back in August. It is currently around $445 or higher at Newegg and Home Depot.

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The generator uses fuel in its 79.7cc 4-stroke engine to create clean, efficient, portable power. It only generates 51 decibels of noise, which is relatively quiet compared to a more traditional generator. That’s important if you want to use this around other people like at campgrounds or tailgates. There are two three-pong 120V outlets, one 12V DC receptable, and one 5V USB port so you can charge your phone, computer, or other electronics. It has 4.5 stars based on 535 reviews at Amazon. You’ll also receive a two-year warranty with its purchase.

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