Beats and Kim Kardashian just teamed up for new Beats Fit Pro colors — here’s your first look | CNN Underscored

By now, it’s no secret that Beats made an excellent pair of wireless earbuds in the Beats Fit Pro. With great sound quality, reliable battery life, excellent active noise cancellation and smart features reminiscent of the high-end Apple AirPods, there’s very little to dislike about these headphones. We even named them our favorite wireless earbuds … Read more

50+ best back-to-school sales for the whole family | CNN Underscored

Whether you’re dreading the return to the classroom or counting down the days until September, there’s no denying it — summer is coming to a close, and students everywhere need to gear up for the new school year. Thankfully, you can save on back-to-school shopping now, thanks to tons of sales for everyone from kindergartners … Read more

Best smartphones of 2022 | CNN Underscored

Smartphones are at the center of our digital lives — they’re what we use to communicate with loved ones, handle important business, binge on TikToks and everything in between. And since you’ll likely use your phone more than any other gadget you own, picking the right one to last you through years of use is … Read more

Circle Home Plus is a good way to manage your kids’ screen time — but is it right for you? | CNN Underscored

There’s no shortage of hand-wringing over the amount of time kids (these days!) spend on their phones. Indeed, in my household, the youngest tech reviewer practically has her phone fused to her hand. She regularly stays up late chatting with friends, and she’s always got one eye on the screen. If her phone dies, she … Read more

I built a gaming PC with my kid — and you should too | CNN Underscored

Being a parent is an experience I’ll never take for granted. I have three kids — two boys, 10 and 12, and a daughter, 14 — I’ve been fortunate enough to watch them grow up, and form their own interests and beliefs. My boys are avid gamers. They play a myriad of games daily and … Read more

The best VR headsets of 2022 | CNN Underscored

There’s no better way to stretch the imagination than by immersing yourself in alternate universes with a great virtual reality headset. Between gaming, simulations and even fitness, VR has cemented itself as the future of digital interaction. Add the promise of the metaverse to the equation and VR will likely change how we interact with … Read more

The Meta Quest 2 headset is getting a $100 price bump — here’s how to get it for less | CNN Underscored

Tech products typically get cheaper the longer they stay on shelves. So it’s a bit perplexing to see that the Meta Quest 2 — our favorite virtual reality headset — is getting a whopping $100 price increase nearly two years after it first launched. Yes, you read that right. According to a blog post, the … Read more

The Samsung Galaxy S22 just got a slick purple variant — here’s how to get it | CNN Underscored

Samsung is gearing up for its next Unpacked event where we expect the company to announce the Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4. It’s possible we’ll even see new Galaxy Buds and a new Galaxy Watch or two. That said, there’s no stopping the smartphone maker from announcing new products ahead of time. For … Read more

MacBook Air M2 vs M1: Which MacBook is for you? | CNN Underscored

The new $1,199 MacBook Air M2 is a near-perfect MacBook. It delivers record-breaking power and a wealth of smart quality-of-life upgrades, all packed into a completely new (and gorgeous) design that’s somehow lighter than before. There’s a reason it’s our new best laptop pick for Apple users. That said, it also doesn’t render the older … Read more

Anker’s new GaNPrime chargers promise to juice up your devices faster than ever | CNN Underscored

Charging up your power-hungry devices is about to get faster and more convenient. Anker, manufacturer of our best portable charger pick, has announced a new, third generation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers that promise a smarter and more efficient charging experience in an even smaller form factor. Until recently, silicon was the preferred charging technology … Read more