When it comes to buying a smartphone, there's a huge list of devices to choose from. Today's market is flooded with handsets spread across different price tiers and niche sectors. Then, we have mobile carriers offering various discounts, deals, or monthly payment plans to make the purchase of that one expensive handset that much easier for the customer.One of these carriers Verizon Wireless... you know — only the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the US currently. Chances are, you may be looking to sign a new contract with Verizon and may be wondering which of their phones would make for a good purchase.Well, no worries, we're here with a buying guide for you! Just decide how much you are willing to spend on that new handset and then click on the appropriate category below:$0 - $10 per month (up to $250 retail)($0 per month or $168 retail) Pros Cheapest Verizon smartphone you can get right nowHas fingerprint scanner and metal build Cons Not much in terms of … [Read more...] about Wondering which phone to get from Verizon? Here’s our buying guide!
The deadbolt installed on your front door right now likely serves its purpose. It locks, it unlocks -- and it does what it can to keep out any unwanted guests. That's probably enough.Smart locks won't necessarily make your home any safer, but they will allow for more control -- so that you can lock and unlock your door remotely (whether you're home or away) and even extend "digital keys" to friends, family, caregivers and anyone else you regularly admit into your home. Sure, you can still use a regular ol' key to open a smart-lock-equipped door (or most of them, anyhow), but don't be too quick to discount the convenience of connectivity -- especially when your hands are full of grocery bags, a stroller or anything else that makes it tough to rummage around for your keys. And when you crawl into bed, wondering if you remembered to lock the door, you won't need to throw a bathrobe on and stumble out to the front door -- you can just check the lock status -- and lock it -- all via your … [Read more...] about Smart lock buying guide
August 4, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham Staying active while going to school can be a bit difficult, and it can lead to students becoming a bit lazier, and/or putting on some more weight. Many may think that they don’t have time to head to the gym and get a good run in. But that’s not necessarily true. Walking to class everyday, or going for a quick run in the morning is all you need. And fitness trackers (also smartwatches) will help you be more accountable to staying active. It’s basically like motivation to go for a walk, or a run, or a workout.In this buying guide, we have listed some of the best smartwatches and fitness trackers for going back to school. These range greatly in prices as well as features. There are a ton of different smartwatches and fitness trackers available out there, all of which serve different purposes. Some of the models listed below might be from Fitbit, or Samsung, or LG, or even Fossil. They are all great choices and will work … [Read more...] about Back To School Buying Guide 2017: Best Smartwatches & Fitness Trackers
August 3, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham Going back to school can be pretty expensive, especially if you’re heading off to college and leaving home for the first time. There are some things you’ll need to get, like a laptop, or a portable hard drive, and then of course there are things you want to get like a TV or a PlayStation 4. There are some great pieces of tech that you can pick up for your dorm room or your first apartment that will be under $250, which doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but it can still bring you plenty of fun.Included on this back to school buying guide, we have things like cheaper TV’s, a PlayStation 4 Slim, a Xbox One S, portable hard drives and even a Chromebook. So there are items here that will fit just about anyone’s tastes, even though these are all under $250. Now depending on where and when you buy these items, the prices may have changed and be over $250, obviously that is something that is out of our control, but … [Read more...] about Back To School Buying Guide 2017: Best Tech Under $250
iPods have come a long way since the initial music-only device that magically appeared from Steve Jobs' jeans pocket in October 2001. There are models that have full access to the internet, play movies, and even make video calls using FaceTime. All iPods are not created equal, though, so here we round up the various features of each model, and explain where you can buy the models that have now been discontinued by Apple. At a glance: iPod Shuffle - Discontinued, small, compact size, no display, inexpensive iPod nano - Discontinued, small, slightly more pricey, touchscreen iPod Classic - Discontinued, large capacity iPod Touch - Larger screen, great for gaming, connectivity options, expensive If you're looking to buy an iPod, the question of which one should you choose has become a little easier to answer. Apple has discontinued all but the iPod touch, so if you would prefer one of the smaller, cheaper options getting your hands on one won't be as easy as it used to … [Read more...] about Thinking of buying an iPod? Here’s our comprehensive buying guide