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LG G Pro 2 hands-on

The LG G Pro 2 was unveiled earlier in the month. That initial unveil was only for one market, Korea, however LG is showing the handset here at Mobile World Congress. As a refresher, LG has this one loaded with a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display. And for those wondering, the display appears to be bright and clear. LG also brought over those rear-facing buttons.

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive review

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive has been announced this morning. Essentially, this is a flash drive with a microUSB port on one end, and a regular sized USB port on the other. The drive works in connection with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, and is touted as being "the easiest way to free up space on your phone or tablet." With that in mind, the folks at SanDisk sent a unit over in advance, which means we have already had a bit of hands-on time.

LG G Flex: going one-handed with the 6-inch display

We've spent a fair bit of time with the LG G Flex during the initial hands-on. We also shared our full review shortly after. But with that being said, the LG G Flex is a unique phone, and to be honest, it has been sort of hard to put down since the review has wrapped. To that point, there are some solid features, one of which is how LG is trying to make things a bit easier for one-handed use. Because, as many will realize, a phone with a 6-inch display cannot be described as small.

Pebble: one-year in and still a daily wear

To be honest here, technically speaking, I've been wearing the Pebble for closer to 10 months now. But still, given the recent news coming from Pebble, it seemed a fitting time for a quick look back (as I battle the temptation to get a Pebble Steel). As I mentioned, my Pebble has remained a daily wear. Perhaps more interesting though, it has altered the way I use my smartphone.

Boost MAX hands-on and first impressions

ZTE announced the Iconic Phablet during CES, and more recently, the handset has been announced for Boost Mobile. The name has been changed to the Boost MAX, however the specs are the same as we saw back in early-January. Basically, we are looking at a device with a 5.7-inch HD IPS display and powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Anyway, ZTE has been kind enough to send over a review unit, and what follows is our initial hands-on and first impressions.

LG G Flex review

The LG G Flex is officially stateside. Via AT&T, you can now pick one up, and enjoy the 6-inch curved OLED screen for yourself. If you’re curious about the curved device, you’re reading this review as a means to decide if it’s the right one for you. Certainly polarizing, the G Flex stands out in a crowd, but does it do so in the right way? We find out.

LG G-Flex hands-on and first impressions

The LG G Flex has arrived domestically, and we have our hands-on of the newest from LG. Curved, big, and oddly comfortable, the G Flex brings a new thinking to mobile. Our initial reaction is one of curiosity, but will the curve make a difference in how we use a smartphone?

Hisense X1 hands-on with a tablet-sized smartphone

Smartphones seem to be growing in size, but there is a point where a device should be considered a phablet, or in the case with the recently unveiled Hisense X1 -- a tablet. Coming out of CES 2014, Hisense has unveiled the 6.8-inch X1 smartphone. Naturally, we were a bit curious about this oversized smartphone so we made sure to spend a bit of hands-on time checking it out.

ZTE BlueWatch hands-on

ZTE did a bit of pre-CES teasing so we knew some of what they were planning to unveil. They had a new smartphone, and phablet as well as their entry into the wearable space. The ZTE wearable is a smartwatch and it is called the BlueWatch. We made sure to head over to the ZTE booth to spend a few minutes playing and were greeted with somewhat of a clunky and Pebble-like design.