Reviews
ZTE Vital

$99
PROS
  • Good performance
  • High quality screen
  • Well built
  • Stock Android
CONS
  • Thick and heavy
  • Battery life could be better
  • Uses Sprint's network
SUMMARY

If you're looking for an affordable, well performing Sprint device, the Vital is definitely the one to get.

BlackBerry Q10

$199
PROS
  • Good keyboard
  • Well designed
  • Excellent battery life
CONS
  • Display could be better
  • Expensive for what it is
  • Some software quirks
SUMMARY

In the end, if you still have to have a keyboard, then the BlackBerry Q10 is the device for you. Nothing comes close to the keyboard.

JayBirds BlueBuds X

$169.99
PROS
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good fit
  • Long battery life
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Sound quality depends on the fit
SUMMARY

If you are looking for Bluetooth earbuds, the JayBird BlueBuds X are the ones to get. Nothing comes close.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

$920 (As reviewed)
PROS
  • Nice display
  • Good keyboard
  • Decent trackpad
CONS
  • Performance could be quite a bit better
  • Poor battery life
  • Yoga concept is not for everyone
SUMMARY

Though pricey, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a decent Windows 8 convertible, but with Haswell powered machines around the corner, it may be best to hold off.

Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N Range Extender RE2000

$79.99
PROS
  • Inexpensive way to extend wireless network
  • Easy setup
  • Built-in Ethernet port for wired devices
CONS
  • Lack of simultaneous dual-channel support
  • Seems to go to sleep resulting in slower device connection times sometimes
  • Limited software to support help positition extender
SUMMARY

An inexpensive way to extend your network but limited to supporting a single band rather than two simultaneously

Samsung Galaxy S4

$199
PROS
  • Stunning Display
  • Some Cool Software Enhancements
  • Packs Solid Specs
  • Good Camera
CONS
  • Design Is Not For Everyone
  • Low-light Camera Performance Could Be Better
  • Battery Life Is Questionable
SUMMARY

The Galaxy S4 is a very solid offering from Samsung. It's not a huge upgrade over the Galaxy S3, but is still one of the top phones available today.

LG Lucid 2

Free
PROS
  • Well designed
  • Good performance
  • Affordable
  • Good battery life
CONS
  • Clunky software
  • Poor camera
  • Screen could be better
SUMMARY

For $0 on contract, it doesn't get much better than the Lucid 2. It's a budget device with powerful internals. The off-contract price of $350 is also really great.

FAVI SmartStick

$50
PROS
  • Affordable
  • Great Idea
  • Easy Setup
CONS
  • Laggy
  • Grainy Pictures
  • Constant Buffering
SUMMARY

The concept of SmartStick is a great idea, but in its current rendition, I would have to say to pass on it.

Sprint Force

$49
PROS
  • Long battery life
  • Speedy performance for most tasks
  • Cheap on-contract price
  • High-quality design, materials
CONS
  • Washed out screen
  • Android 4.0
  • Skin has grammatical errors
  • Sprint's network can be terrible
SUMMARY

If you're looking to buy a high-quality phone that doesn't have a high price tag, the Sprint Force by ZTE is definitely worth a look - provided the network problems don't bother you.

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