Second Opinion

Second Opinion is a reviews show about anything and everything under the sun. If we can experience it, we can review it.

Fire TV Stick Review

Episode #39The Fringe #467

Amazon takes a very different approach from Google's for their streaming stick: it has a remote, it is heavily focused on mainstream video providers, and it's actually a stick! Ryan Rampersad joins Ian R Buck to tell us all about it.

Chromecast 2nd Generation Review

Episode #38The Fringe #462

The Chromecast was our first glimpse into a world of watching TV without a remote. Ian R Buck and Ryan Rampersad both use it heavily, but have different views on a few critical aspects of it.

Chromecast Audio Review

Episode #37The Fringe #462

The Chromecast Audio is a unicorn: really cheap, useful on a daily basis, and integrates so seamlessly into your life that you forget it's there. Come hear Ian R Buck tell Ryan Rampersad why this is his smart speaker of choice!

Google Home Mini Review

Episode #36The Fringe #462

Smart speakers are here to stay, and Google's second iteration is smaller and cheaper. Ian and Ryan talk about how the ecosystem has changed since last year, as well as comparing the capabilities of the Mini to the Original.

Concussion Review

Episode #35

Just a quick placeholder explaining why we don't have a proper review up this weekend.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Episode #34The Fringe #457

Time for our annual Star Wars review! Ian R Buck and first-time guest Mike Sandberg sit down to talk about The Last Jedi, a very unusual Star Wars film in many ways.

iPhone X Review

Episode #33The Fringe #455

First-time guest Aron Braggans joins Ian R Buck to review the iPhone X, Apple's biggest step forward since changing the body size with the iPhone 6.

iOS 11 Review

Episode #32The Fringe #454

Brian Mitchell has been using iOS 11 since it was in beta, so Ian brings him on to discuss the latest changes to Apple's mobile operating system.

Pixel 2 Review

Episode #31The Fringe #451

Ian R Buck is joined by his tech twin, Betsy Dadabo to talk about the phone they both just bought, the Pixel 2! Is this a phone that will stand the test of time?

Android 8.0 Oreo Review

Episode #30The Fringe #450

This year Ian R Buck finds himself all alone for the review of the latest version of Android. Highlights include a reorganized notifications tray, a fully redesigned emoji set, system-wide password manager, and picture-in-picture mode!