Second Opinion

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

Pixel 2 Review

Episode #31The Fringe #451

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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!

iPhone 8 Plus Review

Episode #29The Fringe #446

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?