Bill Henderson

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

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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Ditch the headphone dongle with Master & Dynamic’s new cable

Even though many headphone companies now offer wireless versions, people concerned about audio quality still prefer the wired versions simply because they sound better, despite any recent improvements in Bluetooth. So what do you do when you have a sizable investment in a headphone only to find that your favorite smartphone maker has ditched the …

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Nuheara boosts its IQBuds truly wireless earbuds to a personal level

When I reviewed the Nuheara IQbuds earbuds, I said that they sound better than many wireless ear buds and can help make speech more intelligible. While that’s still true, Nuheara has gone a step further and introduced IQbuds Boost adding what Nuheara calls “Ear ID,” a self-fit system with smartphone app that will clinically validate …

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Grace Digital Encore+ Wi-Fi speaker and internet radio review

Five years ago, I said this about the Grace Mondo portable internet radio, “After using the Grace Digital Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio for a few months, I have come to one conclusion: Anyone looking for a portable radio today that does not choose an internet radio is wasting money.” That statement might …

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Focal focuses on color with new Listen Wireless Chic headphones

Focal is a French audio company who is becoming more famous for their super-expensive headphones than their even more super-expensive speakers. But, did you know that they make darn good affordable headphones, also? They do and now they do in color. Focal has just released the new Listen Wireless Chic fashionable headphones. The new Chic …

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Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker review

It’s no secret that Master & Dynamic make some of my favorite headphones. Not only do the MH40, MW50 and MW60 sound great, they are also quite comfortable and have a retro look that’s simply stunning. Even so, M&D continue to innovate, both aesthetically and sonically with earphones and now a desktop speaker. I use …

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Master & Dynamic create a soundtrack for the iconic Leica Brand

Headphone maker Master & Dynamic is becoming as well known for their collaborations as their wonderful headphones. Their latest partnering is with the iconic Leica camera—paying homage to the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. aspherical camera lens. M&D has merged the fine art of precision engineering, sophisticated design and valuable materials into what they …

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