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ZTE ZMax Pro review: A budget-friendly behemoth of a smartphone

While budget-conscious phones are getting better, the ZMax Pro feels stuck in the past.

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Le Pro3 review: Flagship specs, low cost, and a horrible user experience

The Le Pro3 looks and feels like a winner, and then you begin using it and everything starts to fall apart.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini review: Not quite as good as its bigger brother

It's $100 less than the Axon 7, but you’re giving up a lot more than screen size with the smaller device.

10 tablets for under $500

With the holidays nearing, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White counts down 10 tablets that offer the most bang for your buck. Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or a tablet-toting movie fan, there's a tablet on the list for you.

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Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. Now it just needs apps.

LG V20 camera shootout: Audio recording in the video app

Which phone's camera has the best audio quality and recording controls? We pit the V20 against handsets from Google, Apple and Samsung.

LG V20 camera shootout: still images and video stabilization

LG positions the V20 as the ultimate phone for content creators, but how does it really stack up? We compare its photos and video to content shot by the Pixel XL, Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Mos Go review: A flawed battery pack

For the time being, we can’t recommend buying the Mos Go. The company is working on updated firmware to fix critical issues.

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Aukey 30000 PowerBank review: Don’t let its price or looks fool you, this battery pack does it all

It looks more like a brick, but Aukey 30000 PowerBank has QuickCharge 3.0, USB-C, and a flashlight.

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iVoler Type C Power Bank 10000 review: A sleek and portable pack for quick trips

A battery pack you can easily slip into a purse or backpack and not have to worry about extra bulk.

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ZeroLemon TouchJuice 30000 review: A rugged, ugly, yet fully capable battery pack

It’s not going to appeal to everyone, but for someone who needs something that can take a beating, the ToughJuice is willing and able.

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RAVPower 26800 review: A plentiful USB-C equipped pack with a number of ports

Using the USB-C port, you can recharge this pack in just a few hours.

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Tronsmart Presto 12000 review: Its small size doesn’t offer the same performance as similar models

The Tronsmart Presto will get the job done, and recharges in little time, but there are better packs available.

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Kanex GoPower USB-C review: A battery pack that looks like Apple designed it

With that design, comes an Apple-like price. But don’t let that scare you away.

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Google Pixel review: Every bit as good as the XL, only smaller

Google sacrifices very little in the smaller, less expensive version of its hot new phone.

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Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose's Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

Fitbit Flex 2 review

Fitbit's newest wearable is ideal for fashionistas and swimmers.

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Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

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iPhone 7 Plus review: The dual-lens camera makes it a winner

Previously, a Plus-sized iPhone meant a bigger screen and that was about it. With the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual-lens camera is a major selling point.