Second Opinion

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

iPhone 8 Plus Review

Episode #29The Fringe #446

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Ian is joined by Evan Haldeman, who recently upgraded from an iPhone 7 Plus to an iPhone 8 Plus. Come hear about all the notable new features, as well as the things that stayed the same!

Apple Watch Series 3 Review

Episode #28The Fringe #443

In our timeliest review yet, Brian Mitchell joins Ian R Buck to review the brand-new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE! Spoiler alert: it's pretty darn good!

Nintendo Switch Review

Episode #27The Fringe #441

Ian is joined by Geoff Schumacher, who has had his Switch for about five months. There's a lot to unpack here, from specs to controllers to the games themselves. So settle in and enjoy!

Nexus Player Post-Mortem

Episode #26The Fringe #434

The Nexus Player is no longer being made or sold, but it provides some valuable insights into how the Android TV ecosystem is doing and what to look for in a set-top box. Join Ian and Ryan to hear about their experiences with it.

Google Wifi Review

Episode #25The Fringe #434

The Google Wifi does things a little different than most routers. Ian sits down with Ryan to talk about which things it does well, and which things it falls flat on.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review

Episode #24The Fringe #434

Surprising no one, Ryan Rampersad has bought another phone! He comes on the show to tell Ian R Buck all about the Galaxy S8 Plus and whether the infinity display really is amazing or just a gimmick.

Tales from the Borderlands Review

Episode #23

After spending five weeks livestreaming Tales from the Borderlands, Ian R Buck and Stella Cannon sit down to talk about the favorite (and least favorite) parts of the game.

Google Trips Review

Episode #22

Ian and his mom Amy enjoy traveling together, but usually Amy relies on travel books to find attractions. On a recent trip to Chicago, Ian planned everything out using the Google Trips app; can it completely replace an expert travel guide?

Monument Valley 2 Review

Episode #21The Fringe #432

The original Monument Valley is one of our favorite mobile games, so we were very excited when a sequel was announced at WWDC! Brian Mitchell has played it, and he gives us his thoughts on how it compares to its predecessor.

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Post-Mortem

Episode #20The Fringe #430

Ian has had the Nvidia SHIELD tablet for over 2 years now, and he's learned a few lessons along the way that can be applied to other purchasing decisions. Join us as Ryan helps Ian get to the bottom of everything.