About Rahul Srinivas
Rahul’s earliest tryst with technology dates back to the mid-90s when as a child, he would fearlessly dismantle electronic gadgets despite never quite mastering the art of putting them back together. While this (expensive) hobby caused him much trouble at home, he was able to turn things around following his decision to turn his unmatched gadget disassembly skills into a full-time career. Rahul’s obsession with tech and his penchant for writing would later earn him the position of Senior Editor at MySmartPrice and NextPit. Today, with 15 years of experience behind him, Rahul freelances for several global publications, including SlashGear and Digital Trends. At Android Police, you will mostly see him dabble with buying guides and comparisons
You want to wirelessly charge the Google Pixel 8 Pro, but is it possible?
Google's 2023 flagship smartphones have burst onto the scene. The more expensive of the two — the Google Pixel 8 Pro — brings in several improvements over last year's Pixel 7 lineup, including better cameras, a brighter display, and a bucket load of AI-powered features, including Best Take and Audio Magic Eraser.
Get serious protection for Google's latest budget smartphone
Google's 2023 mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 7a, is a tempting choice for those chasing after the Pixel experience without breaking the bank. Boasting specs that come close to its flagship sibling, the Pixel 7, the 7a rightfully earns its place among the best budget Android phones you can get your hands on. But let's get real — no matter how pocket-friendly this phone or its price tag might be, it still needs protection.
Got yourself the OnePlus Open foldable? Here are the best cases to protect your new acquisition
OnePlus's first attempt at a foldable smartphone has resulted in the OnePlus Open. The feature-loaded device earned a rave review from us for its design, excellent displays, high-end specs, and capable cameras. And while it does have a couple of shortcomings — like the exclusion of wireless charging support, and the slightly buggy OxygenOS software — the phone is already being touted as one of the best foldables around.
Fitbit's built in, but Premium is optional
Google's second-generation smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, is here, and it's one of our favorite smartwatches. Google's latest wearable brings a slew of updates over its predecessor that range from a newer, faster processor to new and updated sensors for gathering deeper insights into your health. The Pixel Watch 2 also borrows features once exclusive to Fitbit smartwatches, like the ability to detect stress levels, a feature enabled by a new continuous electrodermal activity (cEDA) sensor. With deeper, closer integration with Fitbit products and plenty of Fitbit branding on its box and in its software, you may be wondering whether a Fitbit Premium subscription is needed to use the Google Pixel Watch 2. Let's talk about it.
A rugged case is the best way to protect your Galaxy S22
It might not be as new and shiny as the Samsung Galaxy S23, but the Galaxy S22 series still offers some of our favorite Android phones. It’s also extremely easy to find the smallest version on sale, making the S22 a good go-to for people who want a tough flagship device with a lot of oomph.
All the best Tab S9+ cases, all in one handy spot
Samsung may have played it a little safe with the Galaxy Tab S9+, but thanks to a few considered upgrades, it's an excellent option if you're committed to the Android ecosystem and want a great tablet for productivity or pleasure. It's the best of the Tab S9 series and currently sits at the top of our ranking of the best Android tablets.
Got yourself the Sony WF-1000XM5 TWS earbuds? Safeguard your newest acquisition with these excellent protective cases
Sony, which has been producing high-end TWS earbuds for a while, recently updated its earbud lineup with the WF-1000XM5. The company's fifth-generation TWS earbuds replace the Sony WF-1000XM4, their much-acclaimed predecessors, and pack in many improvements, including an overall size reduction and a sleeker, more ergonomic design.
Safeguard your Google Pixel 8 from drops and dents using these excellent tough cases
Whether the Google Pixel 8 is a worthy competitor to the Galaxy S23 and iPhone 15, or if it is indeed one of the best Android phones out there, may still be up for debate. What isn't up for debate, however, is the fact that Google's newest affordable flagship remains as slippery as its predecessors.
Your Razr+ deserves the best
The Motorola Razr+ has reinvigorated the company's foldable lineup. If you find the Razr+ enticing and have decided to buy it, it's time to start thinking about its protection. One of our handpicked Motorola Razr+ case recommendations will certainly help, but you'll also need protection for the phone's two displays.
What will happen if you drop your expensive Sony WF-1000XM5 true wireless earbuds in water?
The Sony WF-1000XM5, the latest true wireless earbuds from Sony, succeed the successful, critically acclaimed WF-1000XM4. Aside from being Sony's flagship offering in the true wireless segment, the XM5 also have big shoes to fill thanks to the sheer popularity of their predecessor.
You have a new Glowlight 4, now its time to protect your e-reader with one of these quality cases
E-readers have been around for a while now, and are still the second-best way to read books. (Nothing beats a paperback, right?) And while it’s true that the Amazon Kindle is often the first choice for those getting into the big, (but not necessarily bad) world of e-book readers, a sizable number of users also buck the trend to choose alternatives like the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 4 and its less expensive sibling the GlowLight 4e. Since their release, these affordable Nook e-readers have largely received positive reviews from critics.
In the market for a smart doorbell with Google Assistant support? Here are the best of the lot!
In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in the popularity of smart doorbells. These compact devices -- the digital successors to traditional doorbells -- have transcended their humble origins and evolved into comprehensive security instruments. While these devices have many features, even some of the best smart doorbell cameras lack Google Assistant support. If this specific feature is an important factor, the following smart doorbells deserve your attention.
Will these earbuds survive an unintended trip to the pool?
If you're in the market for premium true wireless earbuds, chances are high that you've considered Sennheiser's flagship offering, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3. Released in 2022, these earbuds have earned widespread acclaim from tech experts and consumers thanks to their top-notch audio quality, excellent noise-canceling capabilities, and hard-to-beat battery life. So, it's no surprise that the product is a regular feature in many best true wireless earbuds articles. Unfortunately, while everything you read until now calls for an immediate recommendation, these Sennheisers have a major Achilles’ heel regarding water resistance.