Audio, Video, TV Gear

Pendulumic_Stance_S1_3

With all the headphones I review, there’s only been one or two that were wireless. While I appreciate the convenience of Bluetooth, it’s not something I look forward to regarding headphones. Headphones are capable of revealing too much information in music and all the minuses of Bluetooth seem to be magnified when they are wireless. [...]

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bluetooth-speaker-ottoman

I don't normally think of Bluetooth speakers as being big enough to use as a footstool, but this one is.  The Bluetooth Speaker Ottoman has a quilted faux leather exterior, so it blends in with your decor.  It's available in black only, and it measures 18" tall X 17.5" wide X 18" deep.  It has [...]

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Axel_Soundscape_1

There are many factors that go into why one headphone is chosen over another: sound quality, comfort, looks or fashion—whatever. There are as many reasons as headphones to choose from. Recently, one company has designed a headphone that can be customized to a particular sound preference. Axel Audio has developed a system of taking a [...]

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onandoff-sound-cover-ipad-air-2

Even though my iPad Air 2 has louder speakers than any other iPad I've owned, it's still not capable of room-filling sound.  The Sound Cover from onandoff promises to increase the sound of an iPad Air or Air 2 by up to 400%.  The Sound Cover snaps on over the front of the iPad to protect the [...]

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iClever-Bluetooth-Transmitter-and-Receiver-1

We have an old Yamaha receiver/amplifier that has 5.1 Pioneer surround sound speakers connected to it. I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to be able to stream music through these speakers. There a several devices out there that will turn your non Bluetooth speakers into Bluetooth speakers to stream music to and [...]

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marshall-kilburn-portable-speaker

Marshall Headphones has produced some home speakers in the past, but their newly announced Kilburn is their first portable speaker.  Of course, it wouldn't be a Marshall without that iconic Marshall amp style, grid, and classic logo.  It connects via Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR or a audio cable.  It has a 4" woofer and 2 [...]

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vinylplay-record-turntable

The Flexson VinylPlay Digital Turntable has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store to appear in its NYCxDesign 2015 London Tech City collection, celebrating the best and brightest in British technology.  Flexson designed the VinylPlay turntable to "bridge the gap between complex, audiophile turntables and poor-quality digital decks", and it is designed to stream [...]

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dropcam-alarmclock

WiFi cameras like the Dropcam, Spotcam and others are great gadgets that let you keep an eye on your property when you're not able to be there. But what if you want to keep an eye on things without people knowing that you're keeping an eye on things? One way is to turn your Dropcam Pro into [...]

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sol-replublic-shadow-6

Although I'm not the resident audiophile on the team, that role goes to Bill Henderson, I do love listening to music and am always looking for headphones that sound great and are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I don't think that shouldn't too be much to ask for, but it really [...]

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RHA_T10i_2

Every time I write about Reid Heath Acoustic’s (RHA) in-ear headphones, it’s always about their “next big thing.” Each model seems to trump the previous one in interesting ways. Nice to see that nothing’s changed with RHA. Their new flagship earphone, the T10i (the i denotes a mic) certainly trumps everything before it. But this [...]

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sms-starwars

To celebrate May the Fourth be With You Day (5/4) comes an announcement about the second edition Star Wars inspired headphone collection from SMS Audio. This collection includes four different pairs of headphones designed after popular Star Wars characters and icons. You can choose from R2-D2, Chewbacca, Tie Fighter or Darth Vader. These are on-ear [...]

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Aiaiai_TMA2_2

Have you ever looked at a headphone website and thought, “I like the looks of this headphone, but the ear pads of this one are more comfortable and yet this one sounds better. If I could just mix and match…” Well, now you can—sort of. Aiaiai is known for their minimalist styling with choices of [...]

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MPOW-Bluetooth-Swift-Headphone-1

I only use in-ear headphones when exercising and have used a cheap wired Philips set (SHQ3200) for years, but now I think it's time for a Bluetooth set. I recently reviewed an iClever IC-BTH01 Bluetooth Stereo Headset and thought it was a decent pair but lacked the strong bass I like when working out. Since I [...]

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Frends_2

Everyone knows what headphones are and that they are usually not the most fashionable things  you can wear. As headphones become an everyday accessory for many, the company Frends decided to cater to the female half of society with headphones that pay as much attention to fashion as they do to audio. Frends has a [...]

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comply-foamtips

I'm locked in a constant struggle with my earbuds--they just fall out of my ears. I've lost count of how many aftermarket earbuds with all sorts of tips I've tried out over the years. Evidently there are others who struggle with similar issues, because Comply Foam Tips makes a variety of earphone tips for people [...]

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withings-home-2

Julie and I have reviewed many Withings living-well products over the years, primarily smart-scales and activity trackers up to this point. Though in the past year, they have expanded their line-up to include baby, sleep, heart, and home products as well. In this case, Withings sent us several of their new high definition surveillance cameras to [...]

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ironman-speaker

Why buy an ordinary Bluetooth speaker when you can buy one that is a life sized replica of Iron Man's head. The MARVEL Iron Man Mark XLIII 1:1 Scale Bluetooth Speaker from Brando plays all your favorite tunes via Bluetooth, USB flash drive or 3.5mm audio cable. Pair it with your Bluetooth enabled mobile device, [...]

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Auris_zwing_2

Up until now, any Bluetooth or Airplay speakers were dependent on the device that was doing the streaming, whether it be a laptop, smartphone or desktop computer. It’s no big deal that the new, portable auris zwing portable speaker/boombox does that, but it will also do it independently of any device—as in all by itself. [...]

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sideclick-remote-control-2

The TV in my bedroom has what has to be the worst remote ever created.  It seems to be underpowered, and there's an opaque cover over the wimpy IR sender that means it sometimes takes what seems like a dozen tries to get the TV to simply turn on or off.  I need to get [...]

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Thinksound_Rain2_2

“If the rain comes comes, they run and hide their heads.” When I think of thinksound’s new Rain2 earphones, I always think of the iconic Beatles’ song, “Rain”. I don’t know why, except that the Rain2 earphones serve as a counterpoint to the song—in my head, at least. It means that while the song, “Rain,” [...]

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