Meet Expese, the company helping you test tech before you buy it

I love new consumer tech. I love learning about it, reading reviews on it, and of course, peeling the plastic off. The one thing I don’t love? The prices. I always want to run to the store (or Amazon) to get my hands on whatever shiny new thing was just released, but one look at my bank account stops me.Read More »

BlackBerry KEYone Review

Now that I’ve owned the BlackBerry KEYone for two months, I thought it was time to write a complete review of it. I think the fact that I haven’t switched to a new phone yet is a very good sign! Read More »

Pixel 2: Great Camera, Not So Great Phone

Now that I’ve had the Pixel 2 for a month, it’s time for a review, and honestly, I’m disappointed. When I first got the phone, I fell in love with the camera and the fantastic pictures it takes. Now, I realize that I may have had blinders on.Read More »

Camera Challenge: Pixel 2 vs iPhone 6S

Since the main reason I bought the Pixel 2 was for the camera, I decided to put photos side-by-side to show the difference in camera quality. These pictures were all taken with automatic settings, flash turned off, and the camera focused itself. Read More »

Instagram Photo Tips (Plus My Best Kept Secret!)

As someone who absolutely loves Instagram, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. I’m not an expert at Instagram, but I don’t think anyone really is. Social media is constantly changing, as is the way people use and relate to social media. Some people love looking at pictures of carefully organized flat lays, while others only want to see pictures of mountains and wilderness. But whatever Instagram is to you, everyone can benefit from a few tips and tricks to make the best of their Insta-experience! So take one tip or take them all, and let me know what helped you most!Read More »

Two Times the Tech

It’s finally the week of Christmas, which means gifts have been advertised for weeks, if not months already. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve seen “for her” and “for him” sections on stores websites. But what about the most important section…”For you”?? They say it’s better to give than to receive, and I agree! Seeing someone’s eyes light up when they open a gift you’ve given them is a fantastic feeling. But it’s also a great feeling to open a gift you’ve given yourself…and knowing what’s inside is exactly what you want. So now that you’ve finished shopping for others (maybe), it’s time to shop for yourself. And what better than some fresh new tech?!

Enter the Droid Turbo 2, the new shatterproof phone from Motorola. I see a ridiculous number of shattered screens on a daily basis, and for those people, this is the perfect phone for you. I’ve tested many an Android, and there is always one or two features on each phone that makes it stand apart from the rest. Besides having a screen that won’t shatter into a million pieces, (don’t worry Verizon, I didn’t test this) the camera is absolutely incredible. If you follow me on instagram, you know just how many pictures I take of all kinds of things. I love my iPhone camera, but one thing it struggles with is taking close-ups without getting blurry. The Turbo 2 does a fantastic job of getting just the right picture every time. I’m just a girl with a cell phone camera, but look at how cool these pictures are:    

Now you’re probably wondering about those beautiful red headphones. No? Well I’m going to tell you about them anyway because it’s Christmas and I’m in the sharing mood. Those little babies are the Beats Solo 2 headphones, obviously in the product Red version. They allow you to hear all the goodness in your music…unless you’re listening to country, then you’re on your own. The cool thing about these is they have a microphone and volume adjustment buttons, so you don’t have to take the headphones off when a call comes in, or take your phone out to turn it up when your jam comes on!

If there is ever a good excuse to get yourself some new technology, the holidays are perfect. Stop into a Verizon store to test out the Droid Turbo 2 and Beats Solo 2 headphones, and remember to check “me” off your “to shop for” list.