Samuel Polay

Samuel is a freelance reviewer for Input and proud cat-dad. He covers gaming and consumer technology and loves going in deep on emerging technologies.

Can Snapdragon Sound make wireless audio on Android as good as AirPods?

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound platform promises huge leaps in Android audio quality but also new levels of lock-in.


The $130 Sennheiser Sport wireless earbuds are gym bag champs

The Sennheiser Sport wireless earbuds make for weak daily drivers, but their fitness-focused design is perfect for workouts.


Why LED light bulbs are the secret to a happier home

Swapping the bulbs in my home with LEDs made my work from home life better. Here’s what to keep in mind when upgrading your lighting.

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How Dolby Atmos is revolutionizing everything we listen to

Streaming made Dolby Atmos the standard for TV and movies, now Dolby wants the 3D audio to be a part of everything we listen to including games and live music.


How bad can $15 wireless earbuds from the gas station really be?

We tested six pairs of dirt-cheap wireless earbuds that cost between $15 to $30 to see just how much you actually get. Shockingly, they were not all garbage.


How to organize and tidy up every loose charging cable in your home

Is your home plagued by messy wires? Here’s how to keep the charging chaos wrangled with wireless chargers, cable organizers, and velcro ties.

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VR needs to address the huge motion sick elephant in the room

My severe motion sickness prevents me from playing tons of games, I don’t want to be left out of mainstream VR, too, especially if the metaverse pans out.

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The 7 best over-ear ANC headphones that aren’t Beats

Nobody can dispute that Beats headphones are stylish. But if you're looking to make your fit stand out or just want superior sound or features, these are the ANC headphones you want.


Wyze Buds Pro review: $90 wireless earbuds that have it all?

With ANC, wireless charging, and a comfortable fit, the Wyze Buds Pro sounded too good to be true for $90 wireless earbuds. But they're surprisingly impressive.


6 lessons from Arceus Game Freak should take into Scarlet and Violet

"Pokémon Legends: Arceus" saved Pokémon for me. Now, with the next installment announced, Game Freak needs to deliver on its promises.


Bluetooth LE Audio is going to change the entire wireless audio game

Bluetooth LE Audio promises to bring AirPods’ best features like multi-device syncing and audio sharing to every earbud and headphone, in addition to better sound quality, lower latency, and that's just scratching the surface.


The 10 best TVs under $800 to get for a last-minute Super Bowl party

From 55” to massive 75” screen sizes, these TVs manage to stay affordable while still providing some pretty good performance for Super Bowl LVI.

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Shure Aonic 40 review: Impressive ANC sound with tons of cut features

These $250 wireless active noise cancellation headphones sound great for their price, but tradeoffs on comfort and mic quality may be too much for some.


The shady world of AirTag wallets

Want a good wallet? To pair with your AirTag? We investigated why reputable brands aren't making AirTag wallets and why the few that exist all suck.


Jabra Elite 7 Pro review: Incredible ANC earbuds after you update them

After a critical firmware update, Jabra's Elite 7 Pro are now one of the best wireless earbuds around (as long as they fit you right).


Jabra Elite 4 Active review: A huge comfort upgrade

For $120, the Jabra Elite 4 Active have great sound quality and long battery life. But the fit is the real winner here.


Vizio M-Series soundbar review: Solid Dolby Atmos on a budget

For $330, the Vizio M series 5.1 soundbar is a total home audio system that kicks out decent Atmos, but you still get what you pay for.


The 14 smart home devices we want badly from CES 2022

Whether you’re growing or just starting your smart home, CES 2022 previewed the future with several high-tech ways to improve your life at home.

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The 7 most important TVs from CES 2022

From new QD-OLED, to the growth of Mini LED, here are the 2022 TVs you’ll actually want to buy from CES 2022.

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Is 'Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut' worth your money?

Sony's pricing scheme for PS4 to PS5 upgrades is really bad. Should you take the plunge anyway?