Andy Simmons

iHome iP88 Dual Dock Clock Radio Review

It’s strange to think that it was only four years ago that iHome released the iH5, the first clock radio ever to feature an iPod dock, because these days iPod/iPhone-compatible clock radios are everywhere. Name a company that makes clock radios, home theater speakers, or other home audio equipment, and odds are that they’ve tried …

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Nikon introduces AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens

Nikon has just announced the next lens to add to their already impressive line of DSLR accessories, the AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR (whew!) lens. For those who don’t speak photo geek, this is a macro (close-up) lens that is capable of focusing from infinity to life-size, provides auto-focus within the lens, utilizes …

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DoubleSight Flex Stands let you use multiple monitors with style

After writing up the article on DoubleSight Displays‘ new USB displays, I did a little exploring of the rest of their website, and it appears that they specialize in multi-monitor setups. I’ve never really given much thought to a multi-monitor stand, as I’ve never had more than two monitors at once, but after looking at …

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DoubleSight ups the USB display ante

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to physically expand your computer desktop, you now have a few more options.  DoubleSight Displays has announced the release of their Smart USB line of USB LCD displays, ranging in price from $120 for a 7-inch display to $160 for a 9-inch display with a built-in webcam.  …

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Wacom releases multitouch Bamboo tablet

The rumors had been circulating for weeks, but yesterday Wacom officially announced the addition of multitouch features to their Bamboo line of products: The Bamboo Touch ($69) provides multitouch functionality in a 5.4″ x 8.2″ tablet The Bamboo Pen & Touch ($99) allows both multitouch and pen input, is a slightly larger 9.8″ x 6.9″, …

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Jaguar plans to include HD radio as standard in future models

Today Jaguar announced that HD radio will become a standard feature in their existing XKR and XFR models, and in their upcoming flagship model, the XJ.  HD radio will remain an option in the XK and XF models. While it might be easy to dismiss this as news that is only relevant for the filthy …

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Griffin Technology PowerDuo Reserve Review

Anyone who has owned an iPhone for even a short period of time can tell you that its biggest flaw — or at least, the biggest flaw that isn’t directly related to the carrier — is its frustratingly insufficient battery life, especially compared to standard mobile phones.  The typical solution for most users is to …

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Jabra Halo stereo Bluetooth headset now available

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 you …

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Verbatim announces InSight external HDD

Verbatim has just announced their upcoming line of InSight external USB hard drives, which are unique in that they continuously display their name and available capacity on an LCD display even without power.  As one would expect from a USB HDD, they are Windows and OS X compatible, but the included Nero BackItUp software is …

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WiSpy 2.4i Spectrum Analyzer analyzes your spectrums

When I bought my first wireless router, I was a pioneer in a the vast and largely-empty 2.4GHz radio band.  Times have changed though, and my neighborhood is now a war zone of wireless access points battling for control of their chosen channel.  It’s become so crowded that I occasionally have to revisit and tweak …

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Gerber announces Crucial multi-tool

If your gadget tastes lean more toward the utilitarian, you may be happy to learn that Gerber, famous for their knives and multi-tools (and not baby food), have added a number of new items to their multi-tool family, including the Crucial multi-tool and the Curve keychain tool.  The Crucial (pictured) is a butterfly-opening pocketable tool …

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Sennheiser announces apt-X Bluetooth headphones

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 do …

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