Audio, Video, TV

iFi_Nano_iDSD-11

I’ve always been a fan of digital audio converters (DAC). They can make good headphones and earphones sound better by bringing out the best they have to offer. Audio listening is only as good as the weakest link, so if you’re wondering whether those expensive headphones can sound as good as advertised, upgrading the DAC [...]

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mpow-antelope-bluetooth-headphones-1

Last year I reviewed the MPOW Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones and absolutely loved them. However, I still wonder whether or not there are other affordable Bluetooth in-ear headphones out there that I might like even more. This year the Gadgeteer was offered the MPOW Antelope Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sports In-Ear Headphones to review and I [...]

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ToTu 01

The BT-2 Sport from TOTU are wireless in-ear Bluetooth 4.1 headphones with built-in hands-free capability. But a great feature about these headphones is that they are waterproof so heavy sweating from a hard workout, biking, or vigorous running is certainly no problem with these headphones. The BT-2 headphones are lightweight at only 18 grams, or [...]

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Campfire_Audio_2

Is it me or does the name “Campfire Audio” sound a like bit like an oxymoron? High-end audio and the natural world of a camp fires don’t seem to go together—or do they? When you consider that nothing is more organic or natural as sound, then maybe comparing sound to fire isn’t much of a [...]

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triby-8

The Invoxia Triby is a connected speaker for the kitchen that can respond to voice commands like Amazon Echo devices by using Amazon's Alexa voice service. It's the first non-Amazon device that has this capability. On paper, Triby looks like a portable version of the Amazon Echo Dot but with more features. But how well [...]

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Braven_BRV_1M_3

I've reviewed my share of Braven speakers and have liked—or really liked—them all. I will soon review the MONSTER (caps mine) Braven BRV-XXL. That’s going to be fun. However, it’s 20 lbs! Not exactly sized for lugging around even though it’s made for outdoor use. Enter the much smaller (and lighter) Braven BRV-1M. At first [...]

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Audioengine_HD6_6

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Audioengine. Their products—from the small A2+ to the larger A5+ speakers— are solidly built, affordable without being cheap, and sound terrific. What’s not to like? When I reviewed the A5+ speakers, I talked about how massive they were in both weight and sound. I used to think [...]

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amazon-echo-dot-6

When the Amazon Echo was released last year, I was mildly interested but not enough to actually order one.  Then when it seemed like everyone was singing the Echo's praises, I became even more interested. But still not enough to buy one. Now it's a year later and Amazon has introduced the Echo Dot, a [...]

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anymote

How many remotes do you use for your TV and other home theater devices? I am currently using three. I have a remote for my DirecTV, one for my A/V receiver and one for my Roku. In the early days of PDAs and smartphones, most devices included a built-in IR transmitter so the device could [...]

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Paww_WaveSound_7

Most travelers who are familiar with noise-canceling headphones usually think of Bose first because Bose is considered one of the best noise-canceling headphones available. However, there are many other players in this market with more coming every year. Paww is a new challenger with the Paww WaveSound 2 headphone. When looking at the box of the WaveSound 2, [...]

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filmora-logo

Even after all these years, I'm still a novice when it comes to video editing. I know just enough to be able to create small videos when I need them for the reviews I write, but my skills are limited to joining and trimming multiple clips, inserting basic transitions and adding very simple titles. I'm [...]

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amazon-firetv

Today's deal of the day will help you save $15 on three different Amazon Fire TV bundles. If you're not familiar with the Amazon Fire TV, it's a small box that connects to your TV that allows you to watch movies from Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more on your big screen. The Fire TV [...]

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Phiaton_PS202NC_1

Phiaton is one of those audio companies that constantly and consistently releases new models of interesting earphones and headphones. Just when you’ve gotten used to one headphone, it’s been discontinued and another has taken its place. Their headphones and earphones are also some of the prettiest designs available, although the earphone’s beauty is mostly hidden [...]

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firetvstick

For today only you can save $5 off Amazon's Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick is a small module that plugs directly into a HDMI port on your TV to let you "cut the cord" with expensive cable and satellite providers by giving you access to over 4,000 channels of entertaining content. Some of [...]

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iRig Mic Lav2-02

If I've said once, I've said it a hundred times:  One of the first rules in audio is to put the sound where the people are.  The same goes for microphone placement.  Sometimes, the microphone built in to your smartphone just won't cut it.  The iRig Mic Lav microphone kit allows daisy-chaining two lavaliere microphones [...]

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