Audio, Video, TV

808-hextl-5

A few years ago, I entered a drawing to win a pair of 808 Audio headphones. Since then, I've yet to replace them as my go-to cans, simply because their audio, and more specifically, their bass, was so great. When 808 offered one of their Bluetooth speakers to review, I was eager to see if [...]

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Klipsch_X20i_3

For 7 years, I've owned—and still use—the Klipsch X10i in-ear headphone (earphone). It quickly became one of my all-time favorite earphones for a couple of important reasons. The X10i sounds fantastic and they are the most comfortable pair of earphones I have ever used, period. They're even more comfortable than my custom in-ear monitors that [...]

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Braven_BRV_Blade_3

I've written about Braven so much over the past few years that it's no surprise when they continue to release new speaker after new speaker. Do these people ever sleep? One look at their website and you begin to realize that Braven means Bluetooth. I will soon be reviewing their new small and chunky BRV-1M, [...]

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Phiaton-MS300BA-2

It seems that most gadgets, in general, are available at different price tiers. Speakers, quad-copters, cameras, pens, and tablets are all available from tens to thousands of dollars. The more costly versions of each will have better quality, provide more features, and perhaps provide the brand recognition that the consumer desires.  The characteristic quality, features and [...]

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ik-iklip

IK Multimedia's new iKlip A/V has been designed for people who do mobile broadcasting. It has an expandable holding bracket that can hold most smartphones with a screen size of 3.5" to 6". It also has a steady-shot hand grip so you can record wobble-free video on the go. If you'd rather use a tripod [...]

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anymote-2

If you are reading this review, that probably means you have more than one remote that you use to control your home entertainment equipment. I have four physical remotes that I use when I want to watch shows on my TV. There's the DirecTV remote, my Onkyo AV receiver remote, the Roku remote and a [...]

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AKG_N60NC_1

I've reviewed a few noise canceling headphones over the years and one constant in all those reviews is that noise canceling alters the sound of whatever music you're playing—and not in a good way. It seems to be the nature of the beast—if you want to block out distracting noise, be prepared to pay the [...]

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Monster_Blaster_2

When is a monster really a monster? The cable/speaker company Monster (of course) may have just answered that question with the new Monster Blaster BoomBox. The Monster Blaster recalls the glory years of the classic 80s BoomBox, but with a modern design and the latest in Bluetooth technology. With deep bass, the Monster Blaster has [...]

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roku-stick-5

I've been using a Roku device for several years to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu content to my non-smart 55" Samsung TV in my living room. We use the Roku pretty much every weekend to watch movies or binge watch various shows like Friends, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, and others. [...]

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Maqe_SoundJump_8

In an increasingly crowded world of portable Bluetooth devices, a few speakers manage to stand apart from the crowd—some for good reasons and some for bad. A company called Maqe (pronounced make) has come up with a unique way to set its new SoundJump speaker apart from the me-too crowd. Sure, it’s a gimmick, but [...]

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Focal_Utopia_1

After reviewing their entire line of headphones, I always wondered why a renowned French speaker company such as Focal  would make home speakers costing almost $200,000 (!) and yet make their headphones reasonably priced. Granted, the Focal Spirit Classic headphones are not cheap at $400, but comparatively speaking, that’s downright affordable. So it’s no surprise [...]

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ReoLink_2

The ReoLink PoE IP RLC-410 Security Camera is a reasonably priced security camera with good quality day and night video capabilities, with a few caveats.  It’s marketed as "DIY zero-configuration", and it will work fine like that, but if you want to use the “advanced” features, or just like to explore, there are lots of [...]

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jabra-halo

Jabra who are well known for their Bluetooth headsets has recently announced an addition to their Halo family of wireless headphones. The Halo Smart wireless headphone have been optimized for both calls and music. They feature high-quality microphones with integrated wind noise protection for enhanced in-call quality. The headset vibrates when calls come in so [...]

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Master_Dynamic_MW60_1

Okay, let’s state an obvious fact: Father’s Day is around the corner and dads like stuff. And many dads (like me) like electronic stuff. If your dad—or husband who is also a dad—enjoys music, maybe this is the year to consider headphones for that Father’s Day gift. Headphones come in all varieties of type, looks, [...]

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Arina - 5

Bluetooth speakers are all over the map, it seems. You can get small ones that recharge, large ones that have battery or plugin power options, weatherproof, multi-speaker, and ornate ones that try to blend in to your more formal living areas. Firmly in that latter category, the Arina, from Muemma, is both a Bluetooth speaker [...]

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