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The Test Drivers

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. Hosted by Austin Evans and Myke Hurley.

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2: Choosing an Android Phone, and the Galaxy Z Flip

Myke wants Austin to help him decide which Android phone to buy, but all Austin wants to do is talk about his beloved Galaxy Z Flip. This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Hullo: A simple, natural pillow designed for comfort. Try it for 60 days. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for Macs and PCs for just $6/month. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops - The Verge OnePlus 7T Review - Shut up and take my MONEY - Austin Evans - YouTube OnePlus 7T Pro: Tiny Tweaks to Excellence! - MKBHD - YouTube Smartphone Awards 2019! - MKBHD - YouTube OnePlus confirms its next phone will jump to a 120Hz screen - The Verge Austin's Z Flip Image for Myke Sara Dietschy on Twitter: "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - First Hands On Video" Austin Evans on Twitter: "I knew the Z Flip seemed familiar..." Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Durability Test – Fake Folding Glass?! - JerryRigEverything - YouTube Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Teardown! - Where is the Glass?! - JerryRigEverything - YouTube Austin's Z Flip Selfie

59mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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23: The Test Drivers Holiday Special

This year, Austin and Myke have gone DEEP in to some new hobbies. For this year-end special they'll share what they love about them, and also discuss some of their favourite products of 2020. This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast: Takes you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code TESTDRIVERS to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021, and can be used only once. Mailroute: Protect your email today. Get 10% off the lifetime of your account. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Streamcaps: Keycaps for Charity | Price & Reviews | Drop AirPods Max - Apple Lian-Li O11 Dynamic Mini Midi-Tower Case Austin Pokémon Cards Collection Austin’s video on Pokémon Cards I Spent $150,000 On This Pokémon Card - YouTube Ungeniused #100: Beanie Babies - Relay FM Leonhart - YouTube The Test Drivers #15: The Folding Future - Relay FM Apple Preps Next Mac Chips With Aim to Outclass Highest-End PCs - Bloomberg

1hr 25mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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21: PS5 & Xbox Series X: They’re Here

After months of embargoes, the time has finally arrived. The next generation of consoles is upon us. But that's not all; we have new iPhones in hand, and new Macs on the way. This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast: Takes you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code TESTDRIVERS to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021, and can be used only once. Mailroute: Protect your email today. Get 10% off the lifetime of your account. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Razer’s new Razer Book 13 is a productivity laptop with a 16:10 screen - The Verge The Razer Book Is(n't) a Gaming Laptop - This Is - YouTube Xbox Series S vs Xbox Series X - Austin Evans - YouTube PS5 Teardown Surprise! - Austin Evans - YouTube Apple Announces The Apple Silicon M1: Ditching x86 - What to Expect, Based on A14 Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro - MacRumors Upgrade - Relay FM

1hr 30mins

17 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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19: Goodbye Z Flip..?

Techtober won’t stop! iPhone 12, Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T. One of them is threatening the Z Flip Gang... but which? This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Hover: Make a name for yourself. Get 10% off any domain name. Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast: Takes you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Mailroute: Protect your email today. Get 10% off the lifetime of your account. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Intel lost the game - AMD Ryzen 5000 Reveal - LTT - YouTube PS5 Teardown: An up-close and personal look at the console hardware - YouTube First Look at the PlayStation 5 User Experience - YouTube Do(n't) Buy the Surface Laptop Go - YouTube Upgrade #320: Apple Silicon and the 2020 October Event Draft - Relay FM OnePlus 8T Review: The Awkward Middle Child! - YouTube Pixel 5 and 4A 5G review: classic Google - YouTube

1hr 33mins

20 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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8: Switching to iPad vs. Surface

Austin is replacing his laptop with an iPad Pro, but Myke wants to know if the Surface Go 2 could do the job. This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Modern Workplace, from Microsoft: A podcast about digital transformation and the future of productivity. Links and Show Notes: Support this show with a Relay FM Membership and join the Relay FM Members Discord. iPad Keyboards - Apple Dang, The iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Looks Cool in X-Rays - iFixit Episode 162: iPadOS and Pointer Support with Craig Federighi – AppStories Surface Go 2 Feast Your Eyes on The New Microsoft iPad Fighter - Unbox Therapy - YouTube Surface Go 2 review: don't push it - The Verge - YouTube Surface Book 3

53mins

18 May 2020

Rank #5

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7: Austin’s Unorganized Life and iPhone SE

Myke helps Austin get some organisation back in to his life, before they talk about the highest-profile entrant in the low-cost phone market. This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Modern Workplace, from Microsoft: A podcast about digital transformation and the future of productivity Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Cortex - Relay FM Trello Todoist ‎Clear Todos on the App Store ‎Clear Todos on the App Store Spark Outlook Microsoft shifts Windows 10X towards more of a Chrome OS competitor - The Verge Fantastical Dear Android Users... (iPhone SE 2020) - Austin Evans - YouTube iOS 13.5 beta makes it easier to skip Face ID if you're wearing a mask - 9to5Mac

1hr 1min

6 May 2020

Rank #6

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6: OnePlus 8 Pro and Switching to Android

Austin wants to use Android full-time, but was it the OnePlus 8 Pro that convinced him to switch? This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy. SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba: A superior sound control. Get 20% off. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Dear iPhone Users... - Austin Evans - YouTube OnePlus 8 Pro | Lead with Speed - OnePlus The Test Drivers #2: Choosing an Android Phone, and the Galaxy Z Flip - Relay FM OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger This is the PS5 Controller... - YouTube Flighty — A new way to track flights

52mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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5: What is a Laptop in 2020?

What portable computers do we use every day, and what is the landscape looking like right now? This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy. Sanebox: Clean up your inbox in minutes. Sign up for a two-week free trial and a $25 credit. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership iPad Pro — What’s a computer - YouTube iPad Pro — Your next computer is not a computer — Apple - YouTube iPad Pro — How to correctly use a computer — Apple - YouTube iPad Pro - Apple iPad Keyboards - Apple Connected #288: The God of Beginnings, Gates, Transitions and Duality - Relay FM Klearlook Tablet Stand Holder – Amazon Dygma Raise Dell XPS 13 Laptop 2020 | Dell MacBook Pro 16-inch - Apple A week of podcasting with only an iPad Pro - Six Colors AMD just won laptops. - Austin Evans - YouTube AMD's most important product ever - Ryzen 9 4900HS - Linus Tech Tips - YouTube New References to AMD Processors Discovered in macOS 10.15.4 Beta - MacRumors Flashback - Relay FM AMD HACK MAC KILLS THE NEW MAC PRO! - Snazzy Labs - YouTube Intel’s new 10th Gen chips bring 5.0GHz clock speeds to gaming laptops - The Verge Roon Labs

58mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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4: The Essential Phone

What's the history of Essential PH-1, and what is it like to use this 2017 device today? This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Sanebox: Clean up your inbox in minutes. Sign up for a two-week free trial and a $25 credit. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for Macs and PCs for just $6/month. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Essential Phone - Wikipedia Essential Products - Wikipedia Flashback - Relay FM The Essential Phone Review: Save Your Money! - MKBHD - YouTube Essential Phone review - The Verge Essential Phone review - The Verge - YouTube Essential phone set to get Android 11 Dev Preview support - 9to5Google The Essential Phone is Seriously Underrated - Austin Evans - YouTube Former Essential employee reveals designs for unreleased PH-2 and PH-3 phones Essential reveals Project Gem smartphone with very long, unusual design - The Verge An Update from Essential Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! - Austin Evans - YouTube Austin's Stealth Instagram Picture Essential 360˚ Camera: Hands-On First Impressions | WIRED Austin's 360 Camera 'Installing Update' dbrand » Official Shop Austin's Skinned Z-Flip

53mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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3: Xbox Series X Exclusive, and the Z Flip Gang

Austin got to spend some time getting an exclusive look at the new Xbox Series X, so you'll learn what you can expect from this console when it arrives later this year. Also, will Myke join the #ZFlipGang? This episode of The Test Drivers is sponsored by: Sanebox: Clean up your inbox in minutes. Sign up for a two-week free trial and a $25 credit. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for Macs and PCs for just $6/month. Links and Show Notes: Support The Test Drivers with a Relay FM Membership Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! - Austin Evans - YouTube The New Xbox Series X Console | Xbox Join Xbox Game Pass: Discover Your Next Favourite Game | Xbox The Test Drivers on Instagram: Myke's Z Flip Myke's IG unboxing of the Z Flip Daring Fireball: Let’s Get Real About How Important Our Phones Are SuperSaf on Twitter: "People always ask me if it's worth spending £1000+ on a smartphone?" Galaxy Z Flip Doesn't Suck... YOU DO! - Quinn Nelson - YouTube Essential Phone

1hr 2mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #10