Bill Henderson

Creative Director for a large Children's publisher. I play all day and they pay me for it.

Take videography to the next level with the Shure MV88+ video kit

NEWS – Since most smartphones now record 4K video, why not equip them with some pro-level accessories and make your videos the best you can? Shure, a global manufacturer of audio equipment, has launched the MV88+ video kit featuring a digital stereo condenser microphone that provides videographers with an all-in-one solution for capturing recordings on-the-go. …

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The Wacom Cintiq 16 drawing tablet removes a few pro features and cuts the price by more than half

NEWS – As a professional art director, I depend on Wacom graphics tablets for much of my photoshop work, whether it’s retouching or photo manipulation. It’s not natural doing computer art with a mouse or trackpad. Through the years Wacom has upgraded their line of Intuos and Cintique tablets for the Pro market—at pro prices. …

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Focal says, “One more thing” and announces a wireless Sphear in-ear headphone

NEWS – French high fidelity audio company Focal is still releasing products in February—except this one is on the other end of the affordability scale. They’ve released Sphear Wireless, for those who want freedom of movement. As the wireless evolution of Sphear, these new in-ear headphones provide tonal balance with plenty of dynamics. The bass-reflex system reproduces a …

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Focal focuses on 2019 with two new high-end audio products

NEWS – Things are not slowing down for Focal, the French high fidelity audio company. They’ve just released two new products for 2019—and it’s only February! Stellia is a high-end, closed-back headphone that can compete with the best loudspeakers. Stellia integrates a new generation of speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while …

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Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – Last year, I reviewed the Aiwa Arc-1 headphones and liked them. They’re comfortable and easy to listen to for hours. However, before the Arc-1, Aiwa made a wireless speaker that helped raise them from the ashes of forgotten electronic companies. Since its release, the powerful Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker has garnered a …

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Klipsch The Three wireless speaker review

REVIEW – Klipsch is a maker of highly regarded speaker systems, yet I’ve only been acquainted with their high-end earphones—the 10Xi and the fantastic X20i. Until now, that is. Klipsch has a line of speakers, amps and headphones under the Klipsch Heritage banner. Their speaker called The Three (is it the The Three?) is Klipsch’s …

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FiiO M7 High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player review

REVIEW – I’m not sure anyone has come out with as many different digital audio players (DAP) as FiiO has. In an age where almost everyone (at least here in the US) uses their smartphones for music listening, FiiO has stubbornly stuck to making DAPs in every price range and feature set. What began as …

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Grado GW100 Wireless Bluetooth open-back headphones review

REVIEW – Let’s be transparent— I’m a big fan of Grado headphones and earphones. Their 325e headphones are one of my favorite open-backed headphones and the GR10 earphones are a go-to pair I still love and use. However, it’s becoming a wireless world and it appeared that Grado was being left behind—until now, that is. …

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Grace Digital looks back to move forward with the new Mondo+ Classic internet radio

NEWS – Back in 2012, I reviewed the Grace Digital Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio and liked it a lot. Say what you will about the viability of internet radios in today’s world of smartphone radio apps, the still popular Mondo is available from Grace Digital as the improved Mondo+. Grace has now …

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Shure RMCE-BT2 High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable review

REVIEW – Recently, I was invited to Chicago—a trip that allowed me and other tech writers/reviewers a chance to be the first to try out a new and updated Bluetooth cable from Shure—the RMCE-BT2 High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable. What is it? This mouthful of a named cable is a simple device that can …

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Focal Elegia Headphone review

REVIEW – When I was given the chance to review Focal’s new Elegia headphone, my first thought was to compare it to the slightly more expensive Elear headphone I reviewed earlier this year. The reason was simple: The Elegia is a closed-back design—good for personal listening in public places. The open-back Elear is best for …

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Watch out, Anki’s cheeky little robot Cozmo now has a brother and he speaks Alexa!

NEWS – The loveable, cheeky, teachable (sort of) and attitudinally challenged robot Cozmo now has a brother—a smarter, more engaging and even more teachable sibling. Anki has upped the AI bar with the new small personal robot, Vector. Vector’s name may not be as funny as his older brother’s, but Vector has two years worth …

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Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones review

REVIEW – When I review many products from one company, it can be hard to differentiate similar efforts. Such has been the case with Master & Dynamic’s various headphones. They are all based on a similar (but beautiful) design esthetic. And they are all excellent headphones—if a bit expensive. This is—and isn’t—different. Master & Dynamic …

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