Bill Henderson

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

Fugoo 2.0 portable Bluetooth speaker review – a less expensive improvement over the original

REVIEW – Way back in 2014, I was introduced to Fugoo, a new Bluetooth speaker maker named after a Japanese blowfish. The portable Bluetooth speaker market was smaller than it is today—and with a few exceptions, the audio quality was not as good. It’s now 2021 and boy, have things changed. Speakers have gotten cheaper, …

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Sonarworks SoundID Personalized Sound Profile Review – your music, your sound, your way

REVIEW – Let’s talk audio. Not the hardware kind (I do many reviews of headphones and speakers), but software. A lot of speakers use what’s called built-in digital signal processing (DSP) to tweak the audio for that particular speaker. Stand-alone software can be used to tweak almost any speaker to the listener’s tastes—that’s the theory, …

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Generark HomePower One and SolarPower One review – 1000 watts of worry-free power

REVIEW – In 2019, I reviewed the Jackery 240 Portable Power Station. This incredibly useful power backup has provided our family with multiple recharges for smartphones, tablets, and laptops—especially during frequent and sometimes violent summer storms in Central Florida where we live. However, 240 watts of backup power only gets you so far. Recently, portable …

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XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro Drawing Pen Display review – A dream monitor you can draw on

REVIEW – As an art director who lives and breathes Adobe art apps, I’ve come to depend on graphics tablets to get work done. My livelihood depends on them—period. After years of using various Wacom Intuos tablets, I’ve only recently moved to display tablets—starting with the Wacom Cintiq 16 and then the Cintiq 22. For …

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Gift idea: XP Pen 13.3 Artist Pro Holiday Edition graphics tablet

NEWS – If you’re thinking about getting a graphics drawing tablet for a loved one or for yourself this holiday season, you might want to try the XP Pen Artist 13.3 Pro tablet. This laptop-sized tablet has a built-in color monitor that you can draw on when connected to either a laptop or desktop computer.  …

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Pictar Home Studio Pro Kit review – iPhone photography as simple or as complicated as you want it to be

REVIEW – It’s no secret that smartphone photography is killing the camera business—at least the point-and-shoot cameras. DSLR cameras used by professional and serious amateur photographers will never go away, but companies like Pictar are trying to lure the DSLR fan into smartphone photography by providing apps and gadgets to make the smartphone (in this …

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Tribit QuietPlus 50 ANC wireless headphone review – You get what you don’t pay for

  REVIEW – Earlier this year I said that the Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth speaker was the audio bargain of the year. Now I get to review a new headphone from Tribit, the affordable QuietPlus 50. Is this Bluetooth wireless headphone with active noise canceling another bargain of the year like the Stormbox Micro? Not …

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EPOS Adapt 460 Bluetooth in-ear neckband headset review – Come for the talk, stay for the music

REVIEW – It’s always fun to discover that a product you’re reviewing works as well – or even better – at something that is not its intended use. Let me explain: Last year, Demant A/S, a large Danish hearing company, ended a business relationship with the even larger German Sennheiser Communications company—maker of countless audio …

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Audioengine A1 Home Music System Review – Small speakers equals big sound

REVIEW – I’ve said it before that one of the more fun pleasures in reviewing products is finding that true bargain—something that is way better than the price would indicate. This time around, it’s the Audioengine A1 Home Music System. Along with the Tribit Stormbox micro speaker, the A1 speaker could be another bargain of …

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Greenworks Pro 60V Cordless 21″ Self-Propelled Brushless Lawn Mower W/ 5.0 AH Battery review – Say goodbye to gas

REVIEW – One of the newest innovations in yard work is the switch from gas-powered tools to battery-powered. The benefits are numerous: No fumes, no maintenance, no gas, no power. Wait, scratch that last item—battery-powered tools finally have all the power of gas making them a viable replacement to those smelly gas monsters in your …

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Edifier TWS NB2 true wireless earbuds review – like AirPods, but prettier

REVIEW – Jewelry. That’s the first impression one gets when unboxing the new white Edifier TWS NB2 true wireless earbuds. When opened, the box looks like it might contain nice earrings or even a necklace. However, while the packaging is noteworthy, does this attention to detail carry over to the product itself?  What is it? …

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Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080P webcam review – you, too can look better!

REVIEW – Of all the things that have become the “new normal” when working from home, attending meetings has probably undergone the biggest change. No longer do we sit in an over-crowded conference room face-to-face munching on donuts and downing coffee. Now, we sit at home staring at a computer screen full of co-workers faces …

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Grado downsizes – in a good way – with the new totally wireless GT220 earphone

NEWS – Grado is back, and it’s not a new pair of open-backed wireless headphones. The Brooklyn-based headphone and phono cartridge maker has just released the Grado GT220—a pair of totally wireless earphones—a first for Grado. Grado’s GT220 features 8mm dynamic drivers that deliver that famous Grado sound with accurate bass, detailed midrange, and precise …

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X-Chair will spoil you with heat AND a massage — all from a work chair!

NEWS – If you are interested in an X-Chair with DVL (Dynamic Variable Lumbar) support, get ready for a few more letters to think about: X-HMT. X-HMT is what X-Chair calls their new heat and massage chair.  This chair is the first office chair with both heat and massage technology targeted at the body’s core. Users can …

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Shure Aonic 50 wireless noise cancelling headphones review – an audio trifecta

In late 2018, I was invited to the Shure headquarters for a demonstration of a new Bluetooth product (link here). Last month, Shure sent me the new Aonic 50 wireless to review. This headphone is geared for premium audio quality followed by the convenience—now almost requirement—of wireless along with active noise canceling (ANC). While not …

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