Audio, Video, TV Gear

samson-SR550-01

Aside from my car, I generally don't listen to music unless I have headphones on.  I don't know why this is.  I think I'm embarrassed by my strange taste in music.  Since earbuds are uncomfortable to me, I decided to take a look at the Samson SR550 Over-Ear Studio Headphones. Over-ear studio headphones Dynamic, detailed [...]

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Focal_Sphear_3

French company Focal makes some stunning, but outrageously expensive speakers, but they also make way less expensive headphones that not only sound great, but are well built and extremely comfortable. Now Focal has focused on the in-ear market with the new Sphear. Sphear was designed to have Focal’s “Spirit of Sound” signature that’s incorporated into [...]

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iclever-icf33-1

As a police officer, I spend a significant portion of my day in a vehicle, patrolling. While on patrol, I enjoy having something to listen to in the background. In the past I was satisfied listening to terrestrial radio, but more and more I find I'd rather listen to streaming radio or podcasts. None of our [...]

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Slide-earbuds

Years ago Janet wrote about Zipbuds tangle-free zipper earbuds (they literally looked like a zipper). Now Zipbuds has introduced their Slide tangle-free earbuds in addition to their zipper style earphones. They have a "friction-free" slider that seals the cables together making them tangle-proof and they have ZBXi Ultimate Drivers which "have been precision-tuned to deliver an [...]

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pronto-smart-remote

With a home theater, you can find yourself swimming in what seems like dozens of remotes.  They are a pain to keep up with, especially when you know you can control everything with a single remote, but those universal remotes can cost a small fortune.  The Pronto Smart Remote can control all your equipment without [...]

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Dlink-Wifi-Camera-1

I have never had a WiFi security camera, but it has been on my list of things to try. I've read Julie's review of the FLIR FX Security camera and DropCam Pro and came to the conclusion that those seem to be the security cameras to beat. When the D-link HD WiFi Camera was offered [...]

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Celsus_Gramo One_11

I can almost guarantee you have never heard of Celsus Sound or its CEO, Jason Lim. Mr. Lim is the person behind NuForce, whose excellent—and affordable—earphones and digital audio converters have been reviewed by The Gadgeteer over the past few years. Last year, NuForce merged with Optoma freeing up Lim to start Celsus, which is [...]

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B_W_P5_Wireless_2

Some say that true genius is making something difficult look easy. Bowers &Wilkins' repeatedly prove that point. They may not be the first high-end speaker company out of the gate with products such as bluetooth speakers (T7) or headphones (P3,P5,P7), but when they decide to tackle something, people notice. Case in point: the new B&W [...]

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Phiaton_Chor_MS530_5

Last year, I reviewed the Phiaton Bridge MS 500 headphones and found them to be stylish (if you like red), well-made, comfortable, and sound quite good for the price. At a slightly higher price, Phiaton offers a wireless Bluetooth headphone with active noise canceling. The Chord MS 530 is more comfortable, lighter and yet still [...]

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Marley Get Together-01b

I've been on a personal quest to find the "perfect" Bluetooth speaker.  This time, I get to check out one unit that struck me with handsome good looks from The House of Marley called the Get Together.  Do sound and function match outward appearances? According to their website, The House of Marley "is built on [...]

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SamsonGoMicDirect - 2

If you’re using your computer for any sort of sound input, you’ve probably already decided the built-in microphone is useless after more than the occasional snippet. If you’re doing voiceover for video or Skyping/FaceTiming for any kind of podcast or hangout, you need a better mic. Samson Electronics makes a full range of audio products, [...]

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jamspot-tablet-stand

The JamSpot Tablet Stand holds your tablet or phone while you use it or while you watch videos.  Lots of stands do that, but not many add Bluetooth speakers so that you can actually hear the video you're watching.  The JamSpot folds up to fit in your gear bag for travel, and its multi-angle and [...]

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case logic kontrast-06

On the heels of my recent review of the GOcase Compact GoPro Case, we have the Case Logic Kontrast action camera case.  Yes, THAT Case Logic.  The very name conjures up memories of cassette and CD organizers of my youth.  Let's see what today's Case Logic comes up with. Compatible with up to 2 action cameras, [...]

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omaker-m4-1

About two years ago I bought a fixer upper for my family and I. Unfortunately, I can't afford to hire contractors; therefore, the bulk of the "fixer upping" is left to me. I rarely mind doing the work so long as I can listen to music at the same time. In the past,  I would [...]

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ONANOFF-Sound-Cover-6.jpg

I was excited to receive this sample to review from ONANOFF. Being a music aficionado and an avid iPad Air 1 user, I was stoked when I read the company’s description and claim that this flat panel speaker/case, would improve the sound of my iPad Air by 400%. As you can imagine, I was a [...]

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Torque_t096z_t402v_1

When a company has a successful product launch and needs funding for follow-up products, more and more of them are turning to funding sites like Kickstarter. Kickstarter has been responsible for many successful product launches; the most famous probably being Neil Young’s PONO music player. In 2013, I reviewed the Torque t103z in-ear-headphones and was [...]

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Phiaton_MS100BA_12

As earphones become ubiquitous in our daily lives for music on the go, it becomes more important than ever to consider sound quality. Are we getting the best sound for our money? Probably not. Is there better audio available than what we get from our stock ear buds that came free with our smartphones? You [...]

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Pump Audio-1

In today's high-end earphone market everyone tries to have a hook or a gimmick to compete against the perceived king of the hill in headphones and earphones. Pump Audio, a UK company and a fairly new comer to the high-end earphone market, decided to take the market's front-runner head on by comparing their earphones to [...]

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urge-basics-cuatro-bluetooth-speaker-2

Anyone who uses a smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop knows at some point you're going to wish you had a speaker that sounds better than the wimpy little speakers that are built in to these portable devices.  There's a plethora of portable speaker options on the market, ranging from really cheap to very expensive. [...]

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smsaudio-in-ear-sport-bluetooth-5

I have owned many Bluetooth headphones and earbuds because I just hate wires.  Some of them have been pretty nice, and some of them have been a bust.  My favorite up until now has been the Arriva Leo, which I reviewed way back in 2011.   But in general, Bluetooth headphones suffer from two problems in [...]

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