Audio, Video, TV

Grado_GR10e_4

It's almost comical. One of the best in-ear headphones (earphones) available at any price comes in a package that isn't nearly as nice as some of the cheapest headphones available. Not only that, there's an embarrassing selection of only three pairs of tips, no mic and ... no case? Are you kidding me? Okay, they [...]

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glyph

The Avegant Glyph is a portable and lightweight theater that can go with you on all of your adventures. You might look like Geordi La Forge while you're wearing the Glyph, but you won't care because you'll feel like you're watching a 60-inch TV and will be enjoying hi-definition digital audio. It connects to your [...]

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Braven_Active_105_4

Just when I finished reviewing the huge Braven BRV-XXL, they released the smallest of the Braven family; the Braven 105 Active. The 105 is made for just that—an active lifestyle. While you could conceivably get more exercise jogging while carrying  the 18 lb. BRV-XXL, it’s obviously not practical—and just plain weird. The Braven 105, however, [...]

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Alpha-Skybuds-1

The notion of only having small earbuds in each ear, without cords of any kind, should make many activities where cord management and cord noise are problematic, such as running or exercising, more enjoyable and immersive.  There are a few players in this relatively new field of gadget, notably: Bragi, Earin, Motorola, and BÖHM. Skybuds, manufactured by Alpha Audiotronics, Inc., [...]

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Meze_99Classics_5

In 2013, I reviewed the Meze 73 Classics headphones. I liked the sound and the use of wood for the ear cups. It helped project a warm and friendly audio quality that was easy to listen to for hours. All this holds true for the new 99 Classics headphone. Meze has trimmed their entire headphone [...]

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ideaplay-4

Every so often a product comes out that sounds in theory like a great idea but in practice it unfortunately falls short. Soundbars have been a staple ever since LCD TV's replaced plasma TV's. Why? The sound quality on LCD TV's are terrible due to their ultra thin design. When I first read the details of the [...]

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sideclick-roku

Last year Janet told us about the Sideclick crowdfunding campaign for the snap-on universal remote sidecar for several streaming media devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus Player and Roku. As a reminder, Sideclick is a slim universal remote attachment that snaps onto existing media streaming device remotes and adds programmable IR buttons, giving [...]

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jesbod-earphones-5

I'm still looking for my favorite pair of wireless headphones and the newest pair that I'm testing are the Jesbod QY13 Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones. They sound great when paired to my Nexus 6P, have a unique power on/off switch and great battery life. But there's always one thing that you wish you could improve... keep reading to [...]

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Braven_BRV_XXL_6b

I’m getting tired of repeating myself, but here goes: Braven speakers make some of the best speakers I’ve reviewed, blah, blah, blah. With all the Braven reviews I’ve written, it’s beginning to sound trite, but it is true. Over the past few years, I’ve watched Braven evolve from a maker of the really good small, [...]

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mpow-cheetah-1

I'm trying to make running an integral part of my daily routine. For many people, a good pair of shoes is the most important tool when running; however, I won't even consider putting foot to pavement without having music to listen to, so I need a great set of headphones. Originally, I tried running with a [...]

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muzo-cobblestone-wifi-audio-receiver-1

The market for wi-fi enabled audio receivers to stream your music around your house is getting a little more crowded.  Of course, there are market-leading products (in my opinion) like the Sonos System and the Bose SoundTouch® System.  But those are pretty pricey, so there are some cheaper solutions like I the one I reviewed [...]

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ring-doorbell-3

The home appliances that we use every day continue to evolve as technology is improved. We have washers and dryers that can automatically contact the vendor when there is a hardware issue, refrigerators that are connected to the internet and thermostats that we can program with our phones. But the doorbell hasn't evolved with the rest [...]

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jbl charge 3_03

In the world of cylindrical bluetooth speakers, the Logitech UE Boom I reviewed is the first that usually comes to my mind.  It had great 360 degree sound plus a waterproof design.  Today I look at the JBL Charge 3 waterproof portable bluetooth speaker to see how it holds up in the crowded world of [...]

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jaybird_freedom-boxopenb

I've had the opportunity to review JayBird's BlueBud X and X2 sport-centric wireless earbuds, both engineered to survive a rainy run or extra sweaty workout. Their minimalistic design, comfortable/secure fit, and solid sound made for an excellent workout companion. Jaybird has taken minimalism to a whole new level with their new Freedom wireless earbuds. They have slimmed down [...]

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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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