Audio, Video, TV

Why is it that a lot of monitors have crummy stands that are barely useable. Case in point, the stand on the LG 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED monitor (29EA73) that I reviewed 2.5 years ago. Great monitor, not so great stand. It that only allows for the screen to pivot forwards and backward, but does not [...]

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In midst of my last headphone review, I upgraded to the iPhone 7, which removed the 3.5 mm port. Sure, they sent an adapter to use and it worked great for finishing the review, but I realized pretty quickly that I needed to start looking into the wireless direction. Thankfully, JLab must have heard my [...]

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Two years ago, I was sent the Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse HDTV Amplified Indoor Antenna (35 mile range) to review. It worked well in my living room where it still resides, but I did struggle to get it to tune in all our channels in the den. The Gadgeteer was contacted by Antennas Direct about [...]

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Now that the smartphone has pretty much conquered the world, I guess it's time that we upgrade everything else to "smart" status: our homes, appliances, cars, and our headphones. Yep. It's time for smart headphones. Muzik One is the "smartphone of headphones" according to the Muzik website. It has a touch control panel to pause, [...]

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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 [...]

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Has remote control overload got you down? Would you trade a handful of remotes for your TV, cable box, satellite box, Roku, AV receiver, DVD and more for one universal remote that you can control just by raising your finger? The Singlecue is the touchless remote control of the future. But does it work better [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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I'm on a quest to find a great sounding comfortable pair of truly wireless earbuds that I can wear for more than a few minutes without discomfort and the Syllable D900 Mini wireless earbuds that I'm currently testing show real promise for earning a spot on my favorite gear list. Syllable D900 Mini wireless earbuds are [...]

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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 [...]

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I've been on the hunt for a set of wireless headphones for quite a while, even before Apple declared is "war on wires" (my words, not theirs) with their latest iPhone 7 models. My main criterion for wireless headphones was that I could wear them while working out, meaning that they wouldn't be negatively affected by [...]

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The Sugr Cube is a 4 inch portable speaker with Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Amazon's Alexa services built into an attractive WiFi wood speaker that can play music for up to 24 hours with its built-in 6000 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery. The Sugr Cube has 4GB of storage for hundreds of songs and has been [...]

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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 [...]

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While I've tried out many types of headphones in my life, I never felt the need for noise canceling headphones. First, it was due to the battery, and second, I thought they were really pricey. When I heard about the Creative Aurvana ANC headphones, I had to give them a try. Not only were they [...]

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Anything that the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot can do, FABRIQ can do too. FABRIQ is a standalone Bluetooth speaker that comes in three eye-catching colors. The speaker is Wifi enabled for multi-room streaming, offers 5 hours of play time per charge and has Alexa-enabled features. When you tap the mic button, you can ask [...]

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