Audio

IOGear Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UHD Video Extender review

REVIEW – My wife constantly complains about the number of wires I have running in our home. From her perspective, they seem to be everywhere. I have about 7 network switches and connected CAT5 cables running everywhere. I recently decided that I wanted to add projectors to a couple of rooms and she cringed at …

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Polk Audio Commander Soundbar review

REVIEW – I’ve owned or reviewed several soundbars, hoping to more closely approximate my beloved cinema experience. Looking to upgrade, Polk Audio’s Commander Soundbar has entered my living room to tantalize my eardrums. What is it? The Polk Audio Commander Soundbar is a self-contained, wall mountable speaker system with an integrated amplifier, Bluetooth receiver, built-in …

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ScreenBeam Mini2 wireless display adapter review

REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to display content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop wirelessly to a TV or monitor without bringing your home’s WiFi to its knees? Actiontec has a solution for Windows and Android devices called the ScreenBeam Mini2. Let’s take a look. What is it? The ScreenBeam Mini2 is a wireless display …

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Caavo Control Center universal TV remote & home theater hub review

NEWS – The combination of me being a gadget nerd and a TV junkie means that I have multiple streaming boxes and other such devices all connected in some form or fashion. My main TV only has 2 HDMI inputs, but I have been getting along because my Tablo and AirTV boxes are connected via …

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Nyrius ORION streaming device review

REVIEW – Devices with wireless capability have become an assumed feature in today’s technology word. However, some wireless capabilities present more challenges than others. The ability to transmit audio and video wirelessly from source to a display has usually been offered with a large price tag attached to it. The Nyrius ORION streaming device promises the same capability …

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Vizio debuts three new Dolby Atmos soundbars starting at $499

NEWS – On Tuesday Vizio announced pricing and availability on its 2018 Dolby Atmos soundbars. The 36-inch 5.1.2 model is the first to hit the market with a price tag of $499.99. The sound system features a total of eight speakers. Five in the soundbar itself (3-front firing and 2-up-firing), two rear satellite speakers, and a wireless …

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Bowers & Wilkins introduces an improved line of affordable speakers

ARTICLE – In June, I was invited to Boston for a press introduction of the new Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series of speakers. The June weather was unusually cool with nights in the mid-60s—a welcome change from the humid 90s of my home in Central Florida.  For those who aren’t familiar with B&W, they are …

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BDI’s Olis media cabinet allows your soundbar be heard, not seen

  When purchasing Audio Video equipment, almost as important as the gear you buy is the cabinet you store it in. BDI has come up with the perfect solution to hide your AV gear away in style. Heard, not seen The Olis 9650 is an AV cabinet with louvered doors that conceal both component compartments and …

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Jaybird X3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones review

I love my MPOW Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones and because of them, Bluetooth earbuds are all I use. I no longer wish to deal with wired earphones. And I’ve found that I like having earbuds over other types of headphones (on-ear or over-the-ear) because they are small and portable, don’t leak sound so as to …

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BeatsX Wireless Earphones review

It feels like ages ago when the iPhone 7 was officially announced, putting to rest the rumors on whether or not it would do away with that ubiquitous feature that graces almost every mobile device… the headphone jack. In classic Apple fashion, their self-described bold move was backed by a new wireless audio technology that …

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QCY Q29 Wireless Bluetooth headphones review

Welcome to the next chapter in my ongoing quest to find a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I can use while working out. I’ve tried a few pairs of wired Bluetooth earbuds with limited success, but for a while now, I’ve had my eye on the latest version, the completely wireless style. The QCY Q29 …

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Jabra Elite Sport earbuds review

2016 marked the beginning of the end for many electronic ports that we have all come to know and love. Change is difficult but this consolidation and optimization of ports will ultimately mean thinner, lighter devices. The most controversial loss was Apple’s “brave” iPhone 7/7+ decision to ditch the headphone port that has been with …

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