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H2O Audio Surge Waterproof Sport Headphones Review

on Saturday, January 1st, 2011

What keeps you entertained when you hit the gym?  I’m sure most of your answers would be a mp3 player or flirting with that gorgeous guy/girl next to you.  But let’s stick with audio for this review.  Wearing headphones when working out is very common these days.  But the main problem is that most headphonesRead More…


Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones Review

on Saturday, September 25th, 2010

How do you judge a pair of headphones in this pristine, digital age when you’re listening to a new track from Jónsi and Alex that has analog noise added for effect? I have no idea, but boy, does it sound ethereal and haunting. The track is “Daníell In The Sea”, which may not be yourRead More…


Starkey Labs Tunz Duo In-Ear Monitor Review

on Monday, September 20th, 2010

While some earphones/headphones available for the iPhone/iPod/iPad are great, most fall into the pretty good category.  But all of them are light years better than the earbuds that come standard with your device. The difference is that noticeable. This is not a review for you who are still using earbuds, unless you KNOW how awfulRead More…


iHome iP49 portable iPhone/iPod speaker dock

on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The iP49 Portable Rechargeable Audio System for iPhone/iPod is iHome’s first portable alarm clock radio with a rechargeable battery that lets users enjoy hours of music anywhere, any time.  It delivers 20 watts of power and has a compact folding design. Docking station allows owners to charge their iPhone/iPod, listen to music, and wake toRead More…


Sony Ericsson MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless Headset Review

on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

It seems that if you have a bluetooth headset hanging out your ear you risk be labeled a “blue-tool”, but if you have your headphones on, that’s OK. If you worry about such things, I recently received a solution in the Sony Ericsson MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless Headset. While designed to work with Sony Ericsson phones, theRead More…

Touch DJ for the iPhone and iPod touch

on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Have an iPhone or iPod touch?  Want to become a DJ?  If so then Touch DJ is the app for you!  This app is the first and only DJ app for the iPhone and iPod touch.  Now you can DJ anywhere with real time independent manipulation of 2 MP3/M4A files.  It also supports the commonRead More…


Vestalife unveils three new iPod speaker docks

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Vestalife recently revealed three new models of their line of insect-inspired iPod and iPhone-compatible speaker docks.  The Ladybug II ($100) is larger than the previous Ladybug model, and claims enhanced sound over its predecessor, while the Firefly (pictured) promises a wider soundstage and features a very appealing organic design for $130.  The top end isRead More…


Diamond Mini-Rockers Review

By: Adam Scinto
on Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Let me start by saying that these Diamond Mini-Rockers are probably the best sounding small speakers I’ve ever heard. I kept asking people to listen to them, to see if I was imagining it, but everyone who listened to these speakers was impressed. The Mini-Rockers are rated at 4 watts, they’re only 4×2 inches, theRead More…

Jabra Halo

Jabra Halo stereo Bluetooth headset now available

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Though announced and shown to the public back in April, Jabra‘s HALO headphones finally began making their way to stores on Monday.  These low-profile, foldable headphones support the A2DP Bluetooth profile so that they can be used as wireless stereo headphones, and they also utilize Jabra’s Noise Blackout™ technology to minimize background noise when youRead More…

Total Bithead Box

HeadRoom Total BitHead Review

By: Andrew Morrow
on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Have you ever really listened to your favorite music?  Most of you either answered yes or know where I’m going and are rolling your eyes.  To those of you in the latter group, I know you’ve been here before so I’ll make my intro nice and short.   If you do not have a goodRead More…


Sennheiser announces apt-X Bluetooth headphones

By: Andy Simmons
on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Sennheiser, maker of high-end consumer and professional audio gear, announced yesterday the addition of two Bluetooth headsets to their lineup, the PXC 310 BT and PX 210 BT.  Both models have onboard media controls, a folding design for travel, rechargeable lithium polymer batteries, and include an adapter and cable for listening to devices that doRead More…


Cirago Multimedia Center Review

on Friday, June 12th, 2009

The Cirago CMC1000 Multimedia Center is an enigma. I’ve never heard of the company, or the product. Google found a few online sites that carry it, so I can tell you the 500GB model I am reviewing sells for under $190 online, and its 1TB version goes for about $60 more. It sure seems likeRead More…


XGear iPod Touch (mostly) Accessories – Review

on Monday, June 8th, 2009

Three products you might need for your second (or with a bit of a squeeze first) generation iPod Touch from XGear: the Mirage Touch mirrored screen protector, Nitrous Oxide case, and the Spring Base speaker. Let’s start with the ones I didn’t like so we can end with a big happy finish.


SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player Review

on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I have been using my second generation iPod Shuffle for years now. I primarily use it running and during tasks that would put my Touch in harms way. My Shuffle has truly been a trooper… I have dropped it, washed it, sweat on it, etc. It continues to keep putting along. That said, I triedRead More…

WD TV HD Media Player Review

on Monday, December 8th, 2008

Over the years, I’ve tried quite a few devices that allow you to watch and listen to your digital media through your television set. Some of these devices have included WiFi, some included hard drives, some required that you stream the content from a computer to the player and some required that you convert the content to a format that the player could handle. For one reason or another, I stopped using all of those devices except for the AppleTV. I really like the AppleTV’s user interface, but have never really liked the fact that I have to convert the files and then ‘send’ them from my desktop computer to the AppleTV in the living room. I’m all about simplicity, and while the AppleTV comes close, it doesn’t quite get there. I think I’ve found a device that does get there tho. It’s the WD TV HD Media Player from Western Digital.

Sansa slotMusic Player Review

on Monday, November 24th, 2008

Is there a place in the market for another MP3 player? What if this one doesn’t require a computer in order to copy music, buy music, etc? Sansa is willing to gamble that the answer to both of those questions is yes, with their new slotMusic player. Keep reading to learn more…

D-Link DSM-330 DivX-Connected HD Media Player Review

on Saturday, November 15th, 2008

With the massive influx of digital media in the past decade or so, consumers have become aware of the need for some way to use
their media somewhere other than a computer. More specifically, we want to be able to play our music and movies and view our
digital pictures from the comfort of the couch, and with the high definition glory of a 72″ plasma television. Apple, of course,
released the Apple TV. However, other electronics companies have tried to come up with good home media center solutions that
don’t require a full computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition, or Windows Vista Premium or Ultimate.

Slacker G2 Personal Radio Review

on Thursday, November 13th, 2008

It’s only been four months since I reviewed Slacker’s first generation Slacker Personal Radio Player, and now they have a new model available called the G2. I’ve loved using their first player, so I was super excited to be able to get my hands on a second generation unit. Second generation units are always better than their predecessors right? Let’s find out…

BlueMic Snowflake USB Microphone Review

on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

You’ve no doubt heard of, or have seen the Snowball microphone from BlueMic.
It’s a very popular microphone for podcasters and anyone that wants to record audio. BlueMic have a new microphone
to add to their product line – the Snowflake USB mic. This is their first professional portable USB microphone, and I
think they have another winner on their hands.

iRiver Disney Mplayer Review

on Monday, October 13th, 2008

MP3 players come in 100’s of different shapes, sizes, colors and capacities. The player I want to show you today is unique because it’s shaped like a Mickey Mouse head. It’s the iRiver Mplayer Disney. The fine folks at Advanced MP3 Players in the UK sent one to me to review.

Apple iPod nano (4G) Review

on Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Autumn is my favorite time of year for a couple different reasons. I love the cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves and … new Apple iPods! For the last 4 years around this time, we’ve been introduced to a new iPod nano and this year is no different…

iBluon TD02 (INFINXX AP23) Bluetooth Audio Transmitter for iPods Review

on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

One of the few features Apple has yet to integrate into its iPods is the ability
to stream audio wirelessly via bluetooth. With the large number of electronic
devices and accessories either already available or coming on the market with
built-in bluetooth, it seems like Apple should finally make it a reality. But until
that magic moment, iBluon has created the TD02 (available through Brando), a small, lightweight Bluetooth audio transmitter
engineered to connect to the iPod’s connector/sync port.

Gakken Premium Gramophone Kit Review

By: Jeffrey Friedman
on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Since my first experience with digital audio recording with a Sony M1 DAT more than ten years ago I have been an avid fan of new digital audio gadgets. I even got myself a (volunteer, non-paying) gig recording a weekly chamber music series locally, which is an opportunity to spend even bigger bucks on fancy microphones and preamps. But when last year a friend gave me a 1905 Edison Standard Phonograph cylinder player, I really was in gadget heaven…

Vuzix iWear AV920 Video Eyewear Review

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I love my 65 inch TV. Even though it’s a rear projection TV and not a flat screen, which means it takes up a lot of space in my basement. I went from a 27 inch TV straight up to 65. I can’t go back now… no way. What do you do if you don’t have room for a giant TV, but still want that big screen experience? Vuzix thinks they have a solution with their iWear AV490 Video Eyewear. These glasses claim to give you a 62 inch screen experience. Let’s just see about that…

Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e) USB TV Tuner Review

on Monday, August 18th, 2008

I’m a minimalist. The problem is that I’m a minimalist that has too much stuff. ;o) For those of you that might be true minimalists, I have a nifty USB doo-dad to show you, that has the potential to allow you to ditch your High Def TV and DVR. It’s the PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e) from Pinnacle Systems. With it, you can use your Windows laptop or desktop computer as your TV and DVR. Let’s take a look…