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The best phone to buy right now

Buying a new phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you

The best laptop you can buy in 2021

The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

Amazon Echo Buds review: very hard to beat for the price

Asus ZenFone 8 review: an Android iPhone mini

The ZenFone 8 delivers flagship-level build quality and performance in a small package

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook review: a Chromebook for grown-ups

Practical and pricey

The Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel is the dream computer I’ll never own

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: the Chinese phone to beat

A legit flagship from one of China’s biggest brands

ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

Corsair K70 RGB TKL mechanical keyboard review: great gaming, good typing

Moment’s accessory mounts are the best use for the iPhone’s MagSafe yet

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

You can get a great smartphone at this price, whether you want an iPhone, a big screen, or a great camera

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 review: a chip off a new block

Sony’s new prime lenses are the small saviors I’ve been looking for

Motorola Moto G Play (2021) review: a fairly good phone for a very good price

A good phone for the price, but if you can spend a bit more you’ll get some worthwhile upgrades

The Backbone One is a stunning controller that turns your iPhone into a more capable gaming device

The best gaming TV to buy for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

The latest TVs can really showcase what these consoles are capable of

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: a midrange phone that will last

It’s not the cheapest budget phone, but it will go the distance

Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook review: good price, bad screen

Good if you squint

Keychron K3 wireless keyboard review: compact with compromises

The K3 is remarkably thin, but at the cost of versatility

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Sony’s excellent 1000XM4 headphones are cheaper than ever during The Strategist’s two-day sale

These wireless gaming earbuds deliver less lag but not much more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch review: redemption

EPOS’ new $119 H3 wired gaming headset is basic, but comfortable

VanMoof’s PowerBank is a range extender and problem solver

We put a new 2021 S3 model to the test on a three-hour ride

Roku Voice Remote Pro review: a nice upgrade

Roku’s new $30 remote has upgrades like a rechargeable battery and hands-free voice commands

Six months later, there still isn’t a MagSafe car charger

MSI Stealth 15M review: thin doesn’t always win

A supremely lightweight 15.6-inch gaming laptop that puts form slightly too far ahead of function

Stromer ST2 e-bike review: too hot for Europe

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DJI’s new Mavic Air 2S comes with one big upgrade

A much better camera in a familiar body

The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is Lenovo’s latest take on the Surface Pro

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OnePlus Watch review: big, basic, and boring

Time’s up

Realme 8 Pro review: a peek at what’s next in midrange smartphone imaging

The 8 Pro uses a new 108-megapixel image sensor that could bring better photo capabilities to the midrange class

Google’s Stack is a clever, if incomplete, way to digitize and organize documents

MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: fast but flawed

Good isn’t quite good enough

Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 40 is a $100 vintage-looking toy

Sonos Roam review: portable potential

The tiny, lightweight speaker has a ton of functionality, but don’t expect sound quality miracles

The best Chromebook for 2021

The best Chromebooks for every type of user

8BitDo now makes the best Switch pro controller

LG’s latest Gram 17 makes a stellar case for 17-inch laptops