Content Nav Menu 
Creative_Sound Blaster_Roar_11

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker review

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

I’ve been reviewing a few Bluetooth speakers lately and while some are copy-cat versions that show little imagination in design or audio quality, others are unique enough to garner attention. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker falls into that unique category. In some ways, maybe it’s too unique (more on that later). If you areRead More…

Fit 18

Plantronics BackBeat FIT headphones review

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

With so many headphones nowadays, I’m really surprised that wireless Bluetooth doesn’t come standard in every pair of headphones. When I moved away from the typical corded headphones I never looked back. If I had it my way, it would be wireless or nothing. 

Fugoo_Square

Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers review

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

There are now so many portable speakers available that have Bluetooth, speakerphone capabilities, really good sound for their size, and decent battery life, that choosing one is getting harder and harder. But really, who cares? Just a few short years ago, these technological perks we take for granted were mind-blowing. This really is the startRead More…

swivl

Swivl makes your smartphone or tablet follow you around like a puppy

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Swivl is a robotic accessory for your Android, iOS or DSLR that’s been designed to make lectures and presentations more dynamic. It’s actually a special base that holds your mobile device (phone, tablet or camera) that can pan 360 degrees or tilt 20 degrees as you walk around the room. A small handheld dongle linksRead More…

ik-irigmicfield-2

IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Field for iOS devices

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Now you can capture high quality audio for video and audio projects anywhere with IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic Field microphone. This new microphone has been designed especially for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices and features two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximumRead More…

B_W_Headphpones_P5_C5

Bowers & Wilkins debut significant improvements to two headphones

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

The cool thing about top-of-the-line products and patience is that one benefits the other. Case in point: The new Bowers & Wilkins Series 2 P5 headphone and C5 earphone. Patience is rewarded because B&W has incorporated elements from their P7 headphone into the less expensive P5, improving just about every internal component. The P7’s successRead More…

UnoTelly-DNS-Review-01

UnoTelly SmartDNS and VPN review

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

I am what many people would call, a “cord-cutter”.  In my living space I don’t subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube.  A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, IRead More…

rocki1

Rocki Play WiFi streaming audio adapter review

on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Many people would agree with me if I said that the Sonos wireless speaker system is the gold standard if you want to play music wirelessly in your home or business.  The feature set and options for Sonos are pretty extensive and performance is great. But it comes at a ‘gold standard’ price in myRead More…

swagu-1

Rokit Boost SwageU Bluetooth headphones review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, September 1st, 2014

When I go out for a walk around the neighborhood, I always have to have music to listen to. Normally, plugging in my headphones and dropping my iPhone in my pocket works well, but lately I’ve been using an arm strap instead of my pockets. While it feels better for walking, the cord is startingRead More…

Focal_Spirit_One_S

Get in the Spirit with Focal

on Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A few months ago, I reviewed the very good Focal Spirit Classic and even better Spirit Pro headphones. Focal he now released a newer – and less expensive – version of the original portable Spirit One headphone, the Spirit One S. The Spirit One S – which will replace the Spirit One –  is moreRead More…

Pivos Xios XS 1

Pivos Xios XS Media Center review

on Monday, August 25th, 2014

There are a lot of TV set top boxes out there. The closest I’ve come to using one is using Chromecast or our Xbox for streaming various forms of media. That’s not to say that I haven’t been interested, so when The Gadgeteer was offered the Pivos Xios XS Media Center for review (an Android/XBMCRead More…

UE Boom Jettison Edition 01

Logitech Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker Jettison Edition review

on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Yes, another Bluetooth speaker.  Maybe I’m a grouch, or old fashioned, or something else, but I see very little use or need for Bluetooth speakers.  The only one I own is the a secondhand Jawbone Jambox, and I never use THAT.  Then I found out the Logitech Ultimate Ears UE Boom model was highly rated, so I thoughtRead More…

02) The Papgo Unit

Papago GoSafe 200 dashcam review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

I loved watching that footage of the giant meteor that broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia.  It was caught by dozens of people, from every conceivable angle.  Were they waiting for it to show up?  Heck, no, no one knew it was on its way.  The Russians are big fans of car dash cams to protectRead More…

Forte-Impact-Review-01a

Forte Impact Rose Gold Earbuds review

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Headphones are the type of thing that are very hard to shop for, since there’s so much to look into – sound quality, comfort, and price.  I love a bit of bling in my technology and gadgets, so when I saw these Forte Impact earbuds in rose gold, I couldn’t resist to review them! Let’s take a look.

Om One

Make a statement with the OM/ONE levitating Bluetooth speaker

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

One thing I used to daydream about as a child is having the power of levitation/telekinesis. To this day, that would be my super power if I could have one. And guess what? Now there’s a LEVITATING Bluetooth speaker in the works! The OM/ONE is a small orb speaker that measures 3.6 inches in diameterRead More…

Elgato Game Capture HD60

Record your next epic gaming session with the Game Capture HD60

on Friday, August 15th, 2014

You are a gaming god. You have sliced, slashed, driven and shot through all your foes. But how do you share these epic exploits with your friends and millions of potential worshippers? The Game Capture HD60 from Elgato is one way to do it. The Game Capture HD60 is a device designed to help youRead More…

Iogear wireless matrix 1

IOGEAR Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix review

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

We love our family room/den. It’s the place to be in our house probably because it’s a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play ourRead More…

The Loop-2

The Loop earbud anti-tangling device review

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Stop me if you have heard this one before. You reach into your pocket, bag, or purse to pull out your earbuds and you come out with a wad of tangled and knotted up cable. Sound familiar? That’s how the idea for The Loop (earbud anti-tangling device) came about.

vizio-2.1-soundbar

VIZIO introduces a sound bar for rooms without a lot of table space

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Today’s big screen TVs have great images, but they often have wimpy sound because their cabinets don’t leave much room for speakers.  You can add on a sound bar, but those usually require quite a bit of table space to stretch out on.  We have a VIZIO TV in our bedroom, and it could useRead More…

Samson CO1U Pro mic 05

Samson C01U Pro USB Microphone review

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

So you want to record your next podcast, voiceover demo, or narrate a video?  Ready to step up from your laptop or tablet’s built in mic but don’t want to destroy your bank account?  Let’s see what the Samson CO1U Pro USB Microphone has to offer.

Audioengine_B1

Audioengine uses the words premium and Bluetooth in same sentence

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Will Bluetooth ever get any respect? It will if Audioengine has anything to say about it. Audioengine – known for dynamite speakers and DACs – have released their first Bluetooth product, the Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver. The B1 streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.) and connects to any musicRead More…

Edifier_Luna_Eclipse_5

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse speaker review

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Among all the Bluetooth and desktop speakers I’ve reviewed, I’ve never tested both form factors in one speaker system. The Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse speakers combine the look and stereo separation of a dedicated desktop speaker with the convenience of Bluetooth. Not only that, they look like nothing else either. They even won the 2014 iFRead More…

irig-mic-hd-1

iRig Mic HD is the first handheld digital microphone priced for everyone

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Mic HD, which they say is the first first affordable high-quality handheld digital condenser microphone for singers, podcasters, and home studio enthusiasts – “anyone who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go”.  The iRig Mic HD comes with two cables, one with a Lightning connector to plug directly intoRead More…

Nyne_Bass_4

Nyne Bass wireless Bluetooth speaker review

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Despite the wonderful – and sometimes jawdropping – audio that manufacturers have been able to extract from small, portable Bluetooth speakers, there is still no substitution for size. Physics rules and if you’re going to get a decent amount of bass from any speaker, you need air movement. The more air, the better bass. Yes,Read More…

ECOXGEAR_ECOSTONE_2

ECOXGEAR gets tough and loud with the new ECOSTONE Bluetooth speaker

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

ECOXGEAR is well known for their rugged waterproof speakers and gear, have just released their biggest speaker yet, the ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker. ECOXGEAR states that it is answering a demand for a tough speaker that can deliver a bigger sound. The rubberized shockproof casing protects the speaker if accidentally knocked into a pool or overboardRead More…