Bill Henderson

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

Franklin Explorer Roadie Amp’d Speaker System Review

It’s not everyday that I come across something that is as impressive looking as the Franklin Roadie Portable Speaker System. In photos, this thing looks really cool with its red, green and blue lighted buttons and brushed aluminum shell. Without any size reference, it looks big and powerful. Even the pricing concept looks appealing as …

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Audioengine P4 Speakers and N22 Amp Review

For awhile now, I have been using (and loving) the Audioengine A5 speakers. They are a pair of self-powered monsters. There is really no other way to describe them. Big and with killer volume, the A5s are one of the best bargains out there for computer speakers… for home use. I tried them out in …

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Ultrasone Zino Headphones Review

It’s always fun to sample a “budget” product from a high-end company. Ultrasone is a famous maker of very good headphones and one unbelievably priced and sounding model, the Edition 8. It is considered one of the very best headphones available at any price. But I’m not testing that one (darn!). Instead, I have been …

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Urbanears Plattan Headphones Review

Urbanears is a company known for highly fashionable, yet affordable headphones and earphones geared for a younger, more tech-fashion crowd. One look at their products and you can tell these guys have a design esthetic that exhibits clean, almost austere lines. The Urbanears catalog photos are practically art pieces unto themselves. I think they’re beautiful. …

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Just Mobile AluPen iPad Stylus Review

Back when Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone, he went on and on about how Apple decided to use the most natural stylus, your finger, for navigating the newly designed touchscreen. The advantages were obvious: You already know how to use your finger (no, not THAT finger), you can’t misplace it and it’s always there, …

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Koss PortaPro 25th Anniversary Edition Headphones Review

In a perfect world, things come full-circle. From the redesigned, retro-styled Mustang and Camaro to vinyl albums, products can go out of style only to come roaring back. Such is the case with the Koss Porta Pro headphones. Well, sorta the case, anyway. See, Koss first produced the Porta Pros in 1984… and never changed …

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Marshall turns it up to 11 in a Major and Minor way

For years, the name Marshall has been synonymous with sound – and lots of it. Now they are moving into the crowded consumer headphone market in a Major, and a Minor, way. This month, Marshall has introduced their first headphone model, the Major in time for holiday buying. It’s design mimics the look of the …

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Wicked Little Buds Earphones Review

Lately, I have been reviewing some really, really expensive earphones and will continue to do so. I do it mainly because I want to educate people about how much more enjoyment can be had from their music with an investment in quality earphones or headphones. That said, there is a huge market for less expensive …

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Otterbox Defender and Commuter Series iPhone 4 Cases Review

Earlier this year, I reviewed the Otterbox Commuter and Commuter TL cases from Otterbox for another website. And interestingly, I came to the realization that I liked the less expensive Commuter TL case over the regular Commuter case. Well, spring forward in time and we have a totally new iPhone, and I have two totally new …

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Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Review

There are a lot of things to like about the new MM1 computer speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, the makers of the famous Zeppelin iPod dock/speaker. And while these don’t have the audacious design philosophy of the Zeppelin or even B&W’s legendary floor standing speakers, the MM1s stand-out on their own merits. They are clean, …

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CableJive dockStubz Charging Adapter Review

One of the fun perks of reviewing all kinds of gadgets is finding that diamond in the rough: a product that exceeds your idea of what it should do or how indispensable it becomes once you’ve had it for awhile. That’s where the CableJive dockStubz charging adapter comes in. Frankly, I was really getting tired …

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