Stories by JR Raphael

4 top Android Wear watches: A hands-on guide

Thinking about picking up a new smartwatch for the new year? iOS users have to wait a while before the Apple Watch hits store shelves, but owners of Android phones already have some compelling choices available.

Yoga Tablet 2 and Tablet 2 Pro review: Innovative but imperfect

You have to hand it to Lenovo: The company isn't afraid to do something different.

Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Its name may be filled with child-like whimsy, but don't be fooled: Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release is all about the platform's move into maturity.

Nexus 6 deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone that shines

The line between smartphones and tablets is officially gone.

Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

I thought reviewing the Nexus 9 was going to be easy.

Droid Turbo review: A sturdy phone with serious stamina

I'll never forget my first Droid device.

In Pictures: 20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

At first, if you wanted a Chrome OS laptop, your choices were to either pay $1,300 for a top-of-the-line experience or to suffer with a poky and poorly built product in the $200 to $400 range.

Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right -- again

Sometimes, a phone can really surprise you.

Moto 360 review: An elegant smartwatch with exceptional features

My wrist has been attracting an inordinate amount of attention lately.

Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

When you stop and think about it, it's kind of astonishing how far Chromebooks have come.

Android Power's 3 favorite things for August 2014

This summer's been a wild one for mobile tech launches, and that means it's been a while since I've had a chance to take a deep breath and think about all the interesting little treasures that round out the Android experience.

ThinkPad Yoga 11e review: A hidden Chromebook gem

With its exceptional build quality and outstanding (and flexible) display, Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook is a meaningful notch above the rest.

Lenovo N20p Chromebook: An affordable dual-mode device

When you think of a Chromebook, you typically think of a keyboard-centric laptop -- but Lenovo's hoping to shake up that mindset with some versatile new devices.

Kyocera Brigadier: An Android phone built for abuse

Do you want a phone that's sleek, svelte and sexy? Or do you want a phone that's able to withstand almost any type of abuse?