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New or old, loved or hated — The Test Drivers put tech through its paces; no matter if it’s the absolute cutting edge or collecting dust in the bargain bin. From smartphones to laptops, software to gaming consoles — anything could be a daily driver.



Latest Episodes

#19: Goodbye Z Flip..?

October 20th, 2020 · 93 minutes

Techtober won’t stop! iPhone 12, Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T. One of them is threatening the Z Flip Gang... but which?

#18: Is the Pixel REALLY a Flagship?

October 6th, 2020 · 70 minutes

Techtober is truly upon us. New phones from Samsung, Google, OnePlus and more!

#17: Next Gen is Here

September 24th, 2020 · 73 minutes

Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 – we have the details, who's going to win the war?

#16: Microsoft’s Fliptastic Adventure

September 10th, 2020 · 70 minutes

Austin has spent a ton of time with the Surface Duo – how does it stack up against the competition. Also, what are NVIDIA cooking up?!

#15: The Folding Future

August 25th, 2020 · 83 minutes

Surprise! Microsoft are releasing the Surface Duo! How will it stack up against the Z Fold 2? There's also a lot of upheaval in the world of video games, and your hosts are starting to dabble in mechanical keyboards...

#14: The Samsung that Shouldn’t Exist

August 11th, 2020 · 66 minutes

What's the deal with the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra? What are you really getting for the four-figure price tag? Also, Google finally released the Pixel 4a – was it worth the wait?

#13: The OnePlus Nord vs ROG Phone 3

July 28th, 2020 · 66 minutes

A tale of two very different phones – but how do they meet our expectations? Also, how do we feel about the Xbox Games Showcase.

#12: Myke's Windows Adventure

July 14th, 2020 · 71 minutes

Myke has a secret Windows laptop, Austin tries iOS 14 on the oldest iPhone he can, and we discuss what Samsung may be up to next.

#11: Can macOS Tempt Us Away From The iPad?

June 30th, 2020 · 64 minutes

At WWDC20 Apple announced a lot of changes coming to the Mac. Can these enhancements make us reconsider our iPad usage?

#10: Why the PS5 is Winning (so far)

June 16th, 2020 · 57 minutes

Austin and Myke give their first thoughts on the PS5 hardware and launch lineup.