Bill Henderson

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

Fluance raises the affordable bar with their new Ai40 speakers

NEWS – Here’s a question for you: At what point does the price of a set of speakers matter less and less? In other words, at what price do you stop hearing major differences in audio quality as the cost creeps up? It’s an interesting question that I’ve grappled with for years. Here’s my take: …

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Watch out, Anki’s cheeky little robot Cozmo now has a brother

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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Shinola gets into your head with the Canfield Pro In-Ear Monitors

NEWS – Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for in-ear headphones—or as I like to call them, plain ole’ earphones. It started with a pair of Future Sonics Atrio earphones I won in a contest. Not only did those earphones introduce me to the joys of personal audio, they also sparked my entry …

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AlphaCool instant cooling towels review

REVIEW – As an avid fan and reviewer of audio products, I got the opportunity to review … towels. Yes, towels. Unexciting, right? Well, it depends on how you look at it. What is it? AlphaCool instant cooling towels are a series of absorbent towels made of different materials that provide extra cooling during hot …

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Shinola goes Barefoot and produces a new speaker

NEWS – Shinola as an unapologetic Detroit based lifestyle company. Their American made products are considered some of the highest quality products available and their audio line has garnered praise from the press and customers alike. For the first time, Shinola has partnered with Barefoot Sound to offer the new wireless Shinola Bookshelf Speakers.  Barefoot …

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RHA triples their wireless options

NEWS – In my 2014 review of the Read Heath Audio’s MA750i in-ear headphone, I stated, “With all the innovations and improvements resulting in the MA750, where do they go from here? Stay tuned.” Well, it’s 2018 and RHA’s innovations have led us to this: Three wireless versions of RHA’s most popular models. RHA has …

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Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds with BOOST review

Six months ago, I reviewed some wireless earbuds that are one of the more unique available—the Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds. With simple smartphone app adjustments, you can control how much outside noise you want to hear—a safer choice when walking on a city street—or how much of the outside world you want to …

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Brydge bridges the gap between the iPad and MacBook with the new 12.9 Series II Bluetooth keyboard

Have you found yourself wanting to ditch your Macbook for the convenience of an iPad Pro but dread typing on a screen? Brydge might help you decide with their new 12.9 Series II Bluetooth keyboard. This keyboard gives you a MacBook-like experience you can’t get from any other iPad keyboard. When combined with the 12.9” …

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Audioengine A5+ Wireless speaker review

I’m fortunate to have been able to review each version of Audioengine’s A5 speaker series. The original was (and still is) a powerhouse of a speaker that sounds much better than its cost. Heck, all of Audioengine’s speakers fall into that category. Later, their A5+ speaker improved on a good thing—a larger, more efficient heat …

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The new EGO Power+ 15” POWERLOAD String Trimmer comes with strings attached

Are you a fan of cordless yard tools? I hadn’t thought much about it until I reviewed the EGO Power+ 530 CFM Blower. After that, I was a convert. Granted, the battery life is limited and extra batteries can be expensive, but my driveway and walkways are cleaned more often simply because I can just …

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1More goes Quad by adding 1 more to their Triple Driver earphone

I’ve reviewed my share of earphones with dynamic and armature speakers as well as a combination of both technologies, known as hybrids. What’s interesting is that hybrids are becoming more and more popular, especially within the last year or so. The thinking is that hybrid earphones offer the best of both worlds—the warm bass of …

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute stick vacuum cleaner review

Through the years, I’ve reviewed products I liked and products I really liked. Then along comes a product that just suc… okay, sorry—I just couldn’t resist. I’m reviewing a vacuum cleaner, get it? But this is not just any vacuum cleaner—it’s a Dyson, and it’s one powerful vacuum—a stick vacuum no less. But is it …

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Master & Dynamic pad the MW50 wireless headphone and charge less for it

In a review of the Master & Dynamic MW50 (and MW60) wireless headphones, I stated that surprisingly, I slightly preferred the sound and comfort of the “on-ear” MW50s over the more expensive “over-ear” MW60s. However, some people simply prefer over-ear pads on their headphones. Well, what if you could have your cake and eat it …

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