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John Velasco

Storyteller, ongoing health nut, persistent complainer of running, & religious flosser.

John's Posts

The $550 mirrorless camera versus the flagships: Is it a waste of money?

The Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10 are some of the best camera phones on the market. How do they compare to a $550 mirrorless camera?
by John Velasco19 hours ago30

HTC U 11 hands-on: HTC’s true 2017 flagship

HTC's "true" flagship has arrived in the form of the HTC U 11. We go hands on to see if it has what it takes to stack up to the best of 2017.
by John Velasco1 week ago114

Verizon Wear24 hands-on

We managed to get our first Verizon Wear24 hands-on look, so read on to find out what this smartwatch is all about exactly.
by John Velasco2 weeks ago11

Samsung Gear VR (2017) review

The Samsung Gear VR (2017) is almost here, with motion controller in tow. Is it worth picking up? Read on to find out!
by John VelascoApril 18, 20173
 
 

ZTE Quartz hands on

ZTE's new Quartz smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 and costs less than $200. Join us as we take a first look at the new smartwatch!
by John VelascoApril 10, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus quick look

The best from Samsung versus the best from Apple - Join us as we take a first look at how the Galaxy S8 Plus compares with the iPhone 7 Plus!
by John VelascoMarch 30, 201734

Samsung Gear VR (2017) and motion controller hands-on

The Samsung Gear VR brings a tweaked design alongside a motion controller that aims to change the way we interact with VR. Is it any good? Let's find out.
by John VelascoMarch 29, 20171

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands on: Shoot 360 in real 4K!

Samsung has released an updated Gear 360 for 2017 but what's new, other than the ability to shoot real 4K video? Let's find out as we go hands on.
by John VelascoMarch 29, 20172

Why you don’t need the Nokia 3310

The Nokia 3310 hype is real, but that doesn't mean any of us should actually buy one. Here are five reasons you don't need a Nokia 3310.
by John VelascoMarch 25, 201755

The not-so-secret weapon in Samsung flagships

There's one not-so-secret weapon that the Galaxy S8 will surely have that no other phones can come close to offering. And that's none other than Samsung Pay.
by John VelascoMarch 23, 201766
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