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Photo Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Bad news: flagship phones cost a small fortune these days. Good news: we can help you pick the right one and get the most for your money. Modern flagship smartphones are little engineering marvels. And they should be, since they start around $800 and can cost well over $1,000. They tend to last upwards of four or five years, so the high cost is a little easier to swallow, but it’s still a major purchase for most of us. To make sure you get the most for your investment, we’ve picked out the best of the best. The phones highlighted below may be pricey, but they deliver excellent daily performance and great…
Photo Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Bad news: flagship phones cost a small fortune these days. Good news: we can help you pick the right one and get the most for your money. Modern flagship smartphones are little engineering marvels. And they should be, since they start around $800 and can cost well over $1,000. They tend to last upwards of four or five years, so the high cost is a little easier to swallow, but it’s still a major purchase for most of us. To make sure you get the most for your investment, we’ve picked out the best of the best. The phones highlighted below may be pricey, but they deliver excellent daily performance and great…
You can get a great device for less than $500 these days if you know how to pick your priorities. | Image: The Verge You can’t have absolutely everything at this price, but you can get a great smartphone. Whether you want an iPhone, a 120Hz screen, or water resistance, you’ve got options. You can’t set foot in a wireless retail store without being bombarded by “free phone” offers. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with taking a free phone deal, there are almost always lots of strings attached. Paying out of pocket means you’ll have much more freedom, but the sky-high prices on flagship phones mean that’s not an option for everyone. Budget phones to the rescue. These devices…
Macworld We may not know much about what it is or what it’s good for, but it is apparently going to have you wishing you hadn’t wasted that $3,000 on your kids’ college fund. The Macalope is, of course, talking about Apple’s headset, the device that will have its grand unveiling at next month’s World Wide Developers Conference, if literally everyone is to be believed. “Oculus founder cryptically says Apple headset is ‘so good’ ahead of expected WWDC unveil” In a cryptic post on Twitter on Sunday night, [Palmer] Luckey simply tweeted: “The Apple headset is so good.” Did he… eat one? No, no, it seems he’s talking about the device’s user experience. And if you can’t trust the kind…
Macworld The monitor might be the most important part of your Mac’s setup–after all, you can’t use any computer without one. Because you’ll spend a lot of time looking at it, you’ll want to invest wisely. Not only will you want a monitor that provides a pleasing experience, but the quality of the images on the screen can also affect your work. However, picking a new monitor can be daunting. Not only are there lots of manufacturers to choose from, but there are also lots of sizes, resolutions, and features to consider–and when we say lots, we mean lots. We’re here to help guide you while you shop, and we have some tips on what to look for in a…
Macworld At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsAttached rotatable second screenFolds to back of MacBookConsBulky and heavyNiche use casesOur VerdictIf you don’t mind bulking up and weighing down your MacBook, and you have a real need for a foldable, portable second screen, the Dual Laptop Screen Extender may well be your solution. But most people would do better with a separate external display. Best Prices Today: CopGain Dual Laptop Screen Extender Retailer Price $299.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide MacBooks can quickly and easily hook up to external displays for greater desk-based screen space. While the plain M1/M2 MacBooks support just one extra screen, the 16-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Max) supports up to four monitors. On its own,…
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