Bill Henderson

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

Master & Dynamic MW08 True Wireless Earphones review – Better in every way

REVIEW – Just before the pandemic hit in 2020, I reviewed the wonderful (but flawed) Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus earphones—easily one of the best sounding wireless earphones at any price. The one weakness was too subtle (for me) active noise canceling (ANC). It just wasn’t very effective. As the old saying goes, time marches …

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QuietOn 3 Active Noise Cancelling earbuds review – No music, just quiet

REVIEW – Are you a light sleeper? Do noises in the night wake you up? Does your partner snore? Do you wear earplugs when you sleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, active noise canceling (ANC) may help. In today’s stress-filled world of constant interruptions and 24/7 communication, a good night’s sleep …

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The Melomania Touch and 1+ in-ear monitors review – Can you have your audio cake and hear it too?

REVIEW – A couple of years ago, I reviewed the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 earphones. In that review, I said, “If the fit and call quality issues can be worked out, these earbuds should be at or near the top of any list”. Well, Cambridge Audio did work out the fit issues—sort of. They took …

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Dreametech T30 cordless stick vacuum cleaner review – a worthy successor to the T20?

REVIEW – Wow, no sooner had I reviewed the Dyson clone Dreametech T20 cordless stick vacuum cleaner when they release the updated (and upgraded) T30. The T30 has a few new features along with increased suction power, but otherwise, it’s almost identical to the T20. I’m not sure if the T30 will replace or be …

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Tribit StormBox Pro portable Bluetooth speaker – a bigger and badder Stormbox

REVIEW – If the name Tribit doesn’t come to mind when considering a portable Bluetooth speaker, it should. Consumers are catching on to what Tribit’s been doing. Their StormBox line of speakers is stylish, affordable, and sounds really good. No matter who their competition is, Tribit always manages to offer more bang for your hard-earned …

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Soundboks (gen 3) Bluetooth speaker review – You’ll love how loud it is but your neighbors won’t

REVIEW – Let’s talk physics—or more specifically the physics of sound. Everyone knows from their early science classes that sound waves are measured in decibels (dB). The higher the decibels, the louder the volume. For instance, normal conversation is measured at 60 dB. A lawnmower is about 90 dB, and a rock concert is about …

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Pen Display review – It’s not called “Pro” for nothing

REVIEW – Anyone who does art, design, or photo retouching on a computer knows the name Wacom. Wacom has made graphics tablets for years. I’ve used them for at least 20 years starting with the Intuos 2 tablet. Eventually, I upgraded to the Intuos Pro, which I still use occasionally. However, many artists and designers …

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Treblab HD Max portable Bluetooth speaker review – big sound for little bucks

REVIEW – So many speakers—so little time. That’s how I’ve been feeling lately because a LOT of portable Bluetooth speakers have come out in 2020 and now 2021. Yeah, I know—first-world problem. But as I look at what speakers there are to choose from, a few stand out and demand to be reviewed because frankly, …

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Dreametech dreams big with the Dreame Bot L10 Pro robot vacuum

NEWS – If you own a newer iPhone, chances are it has LiDAR. LiDAR is like radar but uses lasers instead of sound waves. It’s far more accurate and way faster than radar ever can be. LiDAR is used in mapping and navigation, but can also be used on a much smaller scale—like a vacuum …

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JBL Clip 4 ultra-portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker review – Is it good or is it great?

REVIEW – There are so many small Bluetooth speakers available, it’s hard to not say to yourself, “Oh, screw it!”, and buy the first one that sells for what you want to spend. That kind of thinking could be a mistake because there is a lot of good to great speakers selling at good to …

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Jackery jacks up the power with new solar generators

NEWS – Over the years, Apple has made product presentations a “thing”. Now, it seems that when a tech company comes out with a new and improved product, they need to make a presentation to the world. Jackery—a power backup battery maker—has now jumped on the presentation train. On March 17, Jackery introduced two much …

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Master & Dynamic shows off their new MW08 Active Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Earphones

I NEWS – Master & Dynamics has updated their wonderful MW07 truely wireless earphones by adding a number and keeping the price the same. The MW08 is the latest in M&D’s line of true wireless earphones. It features upgraded and enlarged 11mm Beryllium drivers with hybrid active noise canceling. The MW08’s iconic “D”-shaped design is …

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Audioengine HD4 Home Music System speakers review – just right in both size and sound

REVIEW – Four years ago (has it been 4 years?), I reviewed the Audioengine HD3 speakers. In that review, I said that the HD3 speakers were better than Audioengine’s much more expensive HD6 speakers when placed on a computer desk. I noted that the Audioengie HD6 speakers were overkill for what is termed “near-field listening”. …

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Brennan BB1 Internet Radio review – an iPod on steroids?

REVIEW – You’re excused if you’ve never heard of the UK audio company Brennan. I hadn’t either until recently. It’s a small company with only a couple of products—the B2 CD ripper and my review, the BB1 Internet radio. Brennan’s namesake, Martin Brennan likens the BB1 to an “iPod on steroids”. That may be, but …

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RHA TrueControl Active Noise Canceling Earbuds review – Great sound, not comfortable, and comfortable

REVIEW – I’ve been a fan of RHA for many years. This 10-year old Scottish company has seldom disappointed with whatever they’ve produced—from affordable to quite expensive (and quite good) earphones, as well as a headphone DAC/amp (discontinued). RHA also does not rest on its success. They continually innovate and upgrade their line. Case in …

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