Bill Henderson

A couple of years ago, I bought the Adonit Jot Touch stylus to go with my (then) new iPad Air 2. It was easy to use, came with over 2,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, had a fine point tip, and had great build quality. I tried it out with some note taking and a few… Read More

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I have a warm spot in my heart for Torque Audio. In an industry full of “me too” products, this small headphone company has managed to be different with their customizable t096z earphones and t402v headphones. A couple of months ago, they sent me a pair of the new AMHE303 Mercedes-Benz Limited Edition X Torque… Read More

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I previously reviewed a portable battery charger that sports 20,400mAh of power, which will charge my iPhone about 4-5 times before running out of juice. Not bad, but what if you need something much bigger yet (sorta) portable? Anker has answered with the PowerHouse—a monstrous power supply that packs a whopping 434Wh (appx.120,000mAh!) of power… Read More

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You can’t exactly call Pyle’s new Sing and Groove speaker portable, but since it comes with wheels and a retractable handle, you can call it transportable. The Sing and Groove looks like any suitcase you might see rolling all through airports. But this ain’t no suitcase. The Sing and Groove is a 300 watt speaker powerhouse with… Read More

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When I reviewed the Thinksound On1 headphone, I came away impressed with their good build quality and warm, inviting sound which belied their monitor name. To my ears, monitors are all about accuracy—even at the expense of fun and engaging. That’s where the On1 headphone failed and succeeded. Now, Thinksound has replaced the On1 with… Read More

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It could be argued that the Jawbone Jambox started the portable speaker craze. But did you know that the science and engineering behind Jambox’s success came from Soundmatters—a small audio company begun by a NASA engineer? It’s true. The late Dr. Godehard Guenther developed the Soundmatters FoxL speaker, the predecessor to so many speakers we… Read More

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When it comes to backpacks and luggage, ecbc is a name that people trust because of their quality and airport/TSA friendly design. Even though the ecbc Sparrow Garment bag has been a favorite among travelers, ecbc has decided to improve it by introducing the Sparrow II. The Sparrow II kicks off ecbc’s next generation of stylish… Read More

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If you’ve owned any of Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speakers, you know that they put out amazing sound for their size and their price. However, the latest iRoar version is not the bargain the earlier Roar speakers are. It’s use of premium materials and upgraded audio has placed it on another level—right up there… Read More

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After watching others make waterproof portable speakers, a company known for making speakers and electronics for boats and other extreme outdoor uses has decided to make their own portable stereo speaker themselves—that also streams Bluetooth. New Zealand company Fusion (a Garmin company) has developed and released the StereoActive speaker, the world’s first purpose-built watersport stereo… Read More

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Roav may be a weird name, but it could become a household word if accessory maker Anker has its way. Anker’s goal for the Roav smart driving system is to help you drive smarter while keeping you safe using connected devices made for any car. The Dashtop computer, Roav Cam, and Roav Guard monitors the… Read More

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It’s easy to make great speakers—at a cost. And it’s easy to make affordable speakers—at the expense of audio quality. Yet, Audioengine manages to achieve both of these objectives repeatedly. And they’ve done it again with the new HD3 Wireless Music System. “Classic speaker design with no plastic, full stereo sound, whole-house wireless and no… Read More

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I stopped trying to keep up with Braven ages ago. Just when you think this prolific portable speaker company couldn’t come up with any more speakers—Wham! They deliver a completely new line of speakers. I’m surprised, but I shouldn’t be. Lately, Braven has been concentrating on the outdoor market by offering tough and waterproof, yet… Read More

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When it comes to protecting electronic gadgets, I can be one slightly paranoid customer. And when it comes to protecting smartphones, I become very  paranoid. After my iPhone was delivered, it stayed in its box until I could get to my local ATT store and choose a case. I was happy to see that the… Read More

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Let’s talk blowers. I know what you might be thinking—why would anyone bother reviewing a blower? They either work or not. That’s what I initially thought. EGO, a cordless outdoor power equipment maker, offered one of their products for review and I left it up to them to choose. Imagine my surprise—and disappointment—when I opened… Read More

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Everyone seems to be jumping on the wireless headphone bandwagon, including premium audio company, Master & Dynamic. Their new MW50 Wireless on-ear headphone is their second wireless model, closely following the successful over-ear MW60. The MW50 Wireless on-ear headphones use some of the same materials as other Master & Dynamic headphones: Stainless steel, leather and… Read More

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