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    Sonos Playbase Review

    The Playbase is not Sonos’ first home theater product, but it definitely shows that the company’s design and engineering prowess has jumped up to a whole new level. The Playbase is exactly what we (or at least many of us) want in a home audio system — and that is plenty of audio power without the clutter […]

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review

    With tablet sales plateauing and lots of decent low-cost options to choose from, premium tablets have become tough sells. Increasingly, we’ve seen tablets billed as creative tools, combined with styluses and keyboards to become good sketchpads in addition to being solid home entertainment devices. Some even go as far as to call themselves PC replacements — what […]

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    Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote Review

    Whether you are giving a presentation in front of a large or small audience, you want it to go smoothly and for all in attendance to understand your message clearly. Although good preparation is important, having an easy way to control the presentation is key. Logitech has come up with the Spotlight Presentation Remote, and […]

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    ZTE Quartz Review

    The excitement surrounding smart watches has drastically died off, with many companies throwing in the towel altogether on their wearables. Yet, ZTE has finally come out with their first smartwatch – the Android Wear 2.0 powered ZTE Quartz. The company has purposely waited to enter the smartwatch market late in the game, so that much […]

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    HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset Review

    BANG BANG! Say hello to my HyperX Cloud Revolver S. Coming in at $150, the Cloud Revolver S is HyperX’s premier high-end gaming headset, and is ready for anything you can game on — PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. This headset still features HyperX’s signature memory foam cushions with leatherette and looks almost identical to its […]

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    V-Moda Crossfade Wireless 2 Over-Ear Headphone Review

    Crossfades have been V-Moda’s iconic over-ear headphones and it wasn’t until last year that they released a wireless model. Going wireless was an instant win, delivering high fidelity freedom with a lot of comfort and a lot of battery. Now, the new Crossfade 2s deliver an even more impressive 14+ hour battery, even comfier cushions, […]

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    The Fate of the Furious Movie Review: The Ultimate Carpocalypse

    Flaming cars, high speed chases, completely impossible maneuvers in tightly packed New York City, does that sound like the latest installment of The Fast and The Furious? Yes, you can already hear the engines revving up. With it’s eighth film in the series, you would figure there’s little that can be explored with this franchise […]

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    LG G6 Review: Insanely Great

    LG has a problem. Despite some great products, it continues to play second fiddle to fellow Korean giant Samsung. This is particularly true with phones. Last year’s G5 wasn’t a bad flagship, but LG’s modular approach made too many compromises in areas that really mattered, like materials and build quality. The result was a gimmicky […]

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    Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Sound Bar Review

    You buy a big new TV, the picture quality blew you away in the store, and you’re super excited to watch TV and movies on it. Then, disappointment hits — it turns out that that expensive state-of-the-art TV has horrible audio, and it’s really difficult to make out dialogue. That means it’s time to buy a […]

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    Beauty and the Beast IMAX (2017 Film) Review

    It’s a tale as old as time, but still so true to our hearts. Normally, I don’t write from a personal perspective, but I cannot resist with this film. Beauty and the Beast was MY movie growing up. In a family of five children, living just three and half hours away from Walt Disney World, […]

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    Nintendo Switch Review

    It’s been about a week since Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/home console, the Switch, shipped out. One of many units came to my doorstep, and since then, I’ve been playing it as much as this job allows me to (so, more than I should, but let’s keep that between us). The pressure was on for Nintendo coming […]

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    ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: Beyond Mid-Range

    ZTE’s best known in the US for making budget phones for budget carriers. But over the past couple years, the Chinese manufacturer’s built a solid reputation for making quality, affordable pseudo-flagships with its line of Axon unlocked handsets. With the Blade V8 Pro (a mouthful, indeed), ZTE is aiming squarely for the mid-range Android market, […]

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    aiFi Ai-1 Review: The Modular Stackable Bluetooth Speaker

    After witnessing the aiFi Speaker Tower, hands on and ears on, we knew that the aiFi Ai-1 Speaker was a serious feat of engineering. By most standards, it’s an everyday portable bluetooth speaker. It connects to most every device via bluetooth or auxiliary cable, has a large rechargeable 8 hour battery, plays loud music, and […]

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    BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

    Beats has been killing it lately. Their Powerbeats3 and Solo3 wireless headphones both earned Chip Chick Picks for being top notch wireless headphones in their respective categories. After a delay, their lightweight BeatsX in-ear headphones are finally here, and we consider them to be a superior alternative to Apple’s AirPods. First of all, kudos to […]

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    Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch Review

    We’ve talked a fair bit about Fossil’s hybrid smartwatches lately, but it was Withings that got the ball rolling in 2014 with the Activité, an analog watch with fitness tracking sensors and a Bluetooth module hidden inside. That watch demonstrated the value of hybrid smartwatches — smart features combined with months-long battery life. But, even with the […]

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    Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 512 GB SSD Review

    So…dehydrated…quick run to get water during a loading screen? Not anymore. Exaggeration aside, with Seagate’s new Game Drive for Xbox 512 GB SSD, it’s not far-fetched. Once plugged in, the Xbox One will prompt the user to select whether the drive will be used for media (music, videos, etc.) or for games. Media mode will allow […]

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    Mophie Juice Pack Air (iPhone 7 Plus) Review

    Do you find yourself constantly looking for a place to charge your phone during the day? Until iPhones come with longer lasting batteries, this is a frustration that we all have to cope with. Fortunately there is a simple solution, battery cases! While there a number to choose from, Mophie has been leading the pack […]