The mid-range Chromebook 2 certainly isn’t the most powerful Chromebook you can get – blame it on the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor – but it should suffice for everyday use and multitasking, especially with the machine’s 8 GB of RAM. Plus, it touts decent battery life (compared to the original 2020 model) and a gorgeous QLED panel that uses Samsung’s quantum dot technology, which results in better contrast and more accurate colors, whatever whatever you are looking at. Read our review.
The hybrid robot vacuum/mop doesn’t feature AI obstacle avoidance like our top robovac pick, the Roomba j7, but it’s good at cleaning both hardwood floors and carpets. It also offers support for all major voice assistants – especially Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri – and comes with a handy “VibraRise” feature that raises the mop when it detects carpet, preventing you from over-hosing your carpet. and make a mess when you try to do the exact opposite. Read our Roborock S7 Plus review.
Apple’s second-generation HomePod has arrived, and while we probably won’t see discounts on the new model anytime soon, there’s a lot to be said for its sleek counterpart, the HomePod Mini. The Siri-equipped compact smart speaker — which is currently at a rare $15 discount at Verizon — comes in an assortment of colors, from bright yellow to bright orange that can add a pop of color to any room. any room.
The Mini won’t pump out the kind of sound associated with the larger, more expensive model, but it does offer all the same smart home features, allowing it to act as a hub for HomeKit and Matter-enabled accessories. It also sounds surprisingly good for its size, so if its new temperature and humidity sensing tricks don’t excite you, you can at least rest assured that you’re getting a well-balanced speaker that’s just as good for podcasts as it is. Britpop. Read our review.