This week in Totally Rated, Tom’s Guide and T3 both put the #SonosRoam portable smart speaker through its paces, Gamesradar gave us their first thoughts on the new #Oddworld : Soulstorm game, and Techradar and Tom’s Guide put the budget-friendly gaming phone Nubia #RedMagic 6 to the test.
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In this week’s episode, Kate Kozuch from Tom’s Guide and Matthew Bolton from T3 were both putting the Sonos Roam portable smart speaker through its paces. The smallest and cheapest speaker that Sonos have produced, the Roam’s ability to adapt its sound to its surroundings impressed both of them, even if they were less taken with its 10 hour battery life.
Despite this, Kate concluded, “The Sonos Roam really could be the best portable smart speaker yet.”
In gaming, Gamesradar got their hands on Oddworld: Soulstorm, with Josh West hailing the return of Abe, “an early icon of the Playstation era” whose last appearance was in 2014.
Josh continued, “Oddworld: Soulstorm is a fun – if not a little dated – 2.5D platformer. If you find yourself yearning for modern games with that really cool ‘90s aesthetic, this will absolutely be your jam.”
And for those of you who like to game on their phones, Techradar and Tom’s Guide went through the pros and cons of the brand new budget-friendly Nubia RedMagic 6, praising its gaming performance, but noting where the corners had been cut to keep the price tag down.
Techradar’s Tom Bedford liked the “top specs, high screen refresh rate and easy-to-use haptic triggers” while admitting the handset was “ a little rough around the edges”.
Tom’s Guide’s Jordan Palmer continued, “The RedMagic 6 is actually quite good, once you set aside its camera performance. It packs in a lot of hardware and software features for the low price of $599, which is well below rival gaming phones.”
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