About Alan Bradley
Alan is an experienced culture, commerce, and tech writer with a background in newspaper reporting. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, The Escapist, ESPN, PC Gamer, and a multitude of other outlets. He has over twenty years of experience writing reviews, deals posts, and roundups of the best tech and his debut novel, The Sixth Borough, is coming soon.
Shout "don't die on me now!" dramatically at your Tab S9 FE while you top it up with the best chargers
Samsung has officially dropped the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+, and they're both exactly what you'd expect from Fan Edition versions of two of the best Android tablets. Samsung's liberal interpretation of the phrase "fan edition" apparently boils down to pared-down, less expensive versions of some of its flagship devices, and that's exactly what you're getting with the S9 FE, a more wallet-friendly but less capable version of the vanilla Tab S9.
Android phones that are built to take a beating
It's no secret that inflation is real, and it's reflected in the steep prices of modern smartphones. With some of the best Android phones costing upwards of $1,500, it's more important than ever to protect your investment. Investing in a good phone case is a start, but it's also wise to choose a phone that's capable of withstanding falls and other accidents, especially when you're spending a significant amount of money.
Keep your sleek new S23 FE scuff and scratch-free
The Galaxy FE series from Samsung has been a mixed bag since its inception. While the original wowed us by offering incredible value with relatively few compromises, the Galaxy S21 FE was buried by the strong competition, including the Google Pixel 6. It's clear that Samsung has heard these criticisms and addressed them with the S23 FE, which is good enough to compete with some of the best Android phones.
Gleefully slash another cord with a great Pixel 8 wireless charger
The Google Pixel 8 improves upon one of the best Android phones from the tech giant with a suite of welcome new features and upgrades, including the lauded Tensor G3 chipset, a brilliant, crisp display, and some great new features like Audio Magic Eraser and Best Take that range from playful to genuinely useful.
Shield your shiny new smartwatch from scuffs, scrapes, and scratches
The Google Pixel Watch 2 has arrived, and it's...well, it's a lot like the Pixel Watch, at least at first glance. It boasts the same dimensions of the original, but the internals have been significantly improved, with some welcome new hardware under the hood (face?).
Keep your fan edition looking shiny and new with a top-tier screen protector
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+ have arrived, and as you'd probably expect, they're not exactly chock-full of shocking innovations. What they are is significantly less expensive than their more full-featured brethren, which is a pretty big selling point as Samsung's flagship tablets edge up to (or exceed) a $1,000 price tag.
Waiting sucks—top off your S23 FE quickly with one of these excellent chargers
It's not entirely clear why the budget/mid-range S series phone is referred to as the "Fan Edition," except perhaps that everyone's a fan of not needing a second mortgage to afford a smartphone. Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is looking like a strong return to form after the company skipped production of an S22 FE, making this the first FE phone in a little over two years. Though it's significantly less expensive than any of the main S23 options, it doesn't sacrifice a ton to get down to that price point.
Defend your gorgeous Galaxy S23+ screen against scratches and scuffs
The Samsung Galaxy S23+ fills the Goldilocks role within the S23 family, with more screen space than the compact Galaxy S23 and a much more palatable price than the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Upgrades like a vastly more efficient SoC and slightly bigger battery significantly improve on its predecessor's few flaws, making it one of the top Android phones of 2023.
Fold without fear with an extra layer of protection
The Motorola Razr 2023 is finally here, and it's positioned to be the US market's cheapest foldable. While it's not quite as fully featured as the Razr+, the sacrifices it makes seem pretty reasonable. Most notably, the 3.6-inch outer display has been replaced with a thinner "ticker display." On the upside, that means that the vanilla Razr can include a larger battery that should last significantly longer than its counterpart in the Razr+.
Shield your expensive new tablet from the sharp edges of our cruel world
Part of the latest line of flagship Samsung tablets, the Galaxy Tab S9 features a gorgeous new AMOLED display and a snappier new processor, immediately putting it in the running for the best Android tablet crown.
All the best Tab S9+ cases, all in one handy spot
Samsung may have played it a little safe with the Galaxy Tab S9+, but thanks to a few considered upgrades, it's an excellent option if you're committed to the Android ecosystem and want a great tablet for productivity or pleasure. It's the best of the Tab S9 series and currently sits at the top of our ranking of the best Android tablets.
Drown out the outside world with the best noise-cancelling headphones available
We live in a hectic, bustling world, and sometimes all the chaotic noise can be overwhelming. That's where the best noise-cancelling headphones come in, blocking out all the unwelcome background sound and stress, so you can get lost in a world of music or your favorite soothing podcast. Noise-cancelling is an impressive technology that works by listening to the environment around you and then creating anti-noise to counteract it.
Be as pro as your phone and keep it safe with one of the best screen protectors
A strong contender for smartphone of the year, the Google Pixel 8 Pro makes some key upgrades over its predecessor in both hardware and software. It's also more expensive than ever, making a dependable case and durable screen protector two important investments.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds still some of the best, so keep them safe and fully charged with these top cases
Sony's WF-1000XM4 aren't the company's newest earbuds anymore — that's the WF-1000XM5 — but the previous-generation XM4s once topped the list as AP's favorite wireless earbuds, and they're still very good to this day. They pack tons of features, from very thorough active noise cancellation (ANC) and LDAC codec support to best-in-class audio quality, and they're as great today as they were when they launched back in 2021.
It's only one of the best foldables when it's powered up
OnePlus has managed something of a coup with the Open, with a first time entry to the foldable market immediately being lauded as one of the best foldable phones available. Of course, the "first time" bit is slightly deceptive, as OnePlus's parent company, Oppo, has released foldables before in other markets, but the Open is not only OnePlus's first foldable but the broader company's first foldable foray in North America.
You need protection for when your Flip 5 flops
In a year of fairly underwhelming upgrades and announcements, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 stands out by demonstrating some genuine progress. Finally outshining its phablet sibling, the Z Flip 5 has a much improved, much larger cover screen and shows welcome refinement in fold-flat design.
Don’t let your Pixel Tablet get scratched or cracked
You've finally bought yourself a Google Pixel Tablet to take advantage of its Tensor G2 CPU and the two-in-one charging speaker dock. So, what's the first thing you plan on doing with your new tablet? There's only one right answer to that question: "Go shopping for a case."
Take care of your S23 Ultra's display with one of these great screen protectors
When you own a beauty like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, keeping it safe in one of these best cases seems like a no-brainer. But, come on, its sleek look with that frosted glass black and those smooth sides practically screams, "Show me off." While it's tempting to leave it uncovered, a high-quality screen protector offers the perfect compromise, keeping your device safe from life's mishaps.
Pixel Watch Bands to suit any style
It's undeniable: the Pixel Watch is one of the best Android smartwatches currently available in what is a fairly competitive market. Aside from being one of the most stylish and premium-looking smartwatches, it also packs some serious hardware, all backed by Google's best-in-class exclusive watch faces. The single hardware button also gives it a classic, elegant feel that's rare among smartwatches, and while the Pixel Watch may not boast the greatest battery life, it's a remarkable first effort.
Blend protection and convenience with these MagSafe cases
The Google Pixel 8 Pro is a truly premium smartphone, boasting a number of improvements over the previous model and justifiably holding the crown of best Android phone. Headlining the upgrades in this latest iteration is the Tensor G3, an impressive chip that powers the Pixel 8 Pro's awesome suite of photo enhancement and editing tools. There's also a novel object temperature sensor and a handful of other flashy new features Google hopes will justify the 8 Pro's lofty price tag.