Category: Review

[Review] Urbanears Bagis and Plattan

To say I review a lot of headphones would be a grave understatement. Like I have said countless times before, audio is key to any experience so it’s only natural that I would gravitate more towards trying out various headsets. Today, I introduce you, once again, to Urbanears; a line of headphones that are not only stylish but highly affordable. Today we take a deeper look into the Bagis and Plattan Headsets.

[CES 2013] MUNITIO NINES and SV Review

Company and product information were provided by MUNITIO’s official website, as well as images. Products were provided by MUNITIO for review consideration.   Back in January, merely minutes before we would be ushered out of a Las Vegas venue hall I spotted the MUNITIO booth. Usually during CES, if it’s anything audio related, I’m instantly drawn to it. It might be solely because I can’t let a day go by without music. Music drives my...

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CES 2013: Samsung TecTile Programmable NFC Tags Review

In anticipation of tonight’s Samsung announcement, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my thoughts on the TecTile® Programmable NFC Tags which are now available. For those who might be unfamiliar with what NFC technology, NFC stands for “Near Field Communication” and it’s technology that is akin to bar or QR code scanning. Both can be programmed to do pretty basic tasks like sharing contact or product information while they can also...

Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro(s)…and Cons

Well, here it is. On Feb. 9th, Microsoft unleashed the Surface RT’s younger, fatter, heavier and faster brother for public consumption: The Surface Pro. I managed to snag one on release day because I’m kind of a crazy person when it comes to the gadgets that speak to my heart. When Microsoft announced the coming of the Surface Pro, it was a love connection. Now that I’ve had this device for a few weeks, I thought the...

iFrogz Demos Their Gaming Caliber: Caliber Vanguard Headset Review

When iFrogz announced to us at CES 2013 that they were entering the gaming arena, we were sure to take them up on their offer to review their flagship PC gaming headset, the Caliber Vanguard. Lets start off with the main selling points of the closed-ear headset. It has 40 mm neodymium drivers for the speakers. Diving deeper into the technical specs, it sports an impedance of 32 ohms, sensitivity of 95 dB +/- 3...

Initial Reactions on The HTC One

Today, HTC unveiled it’s worst kept secret: The HTC One® or the M7 as it was referred to prior to it’s launch. I know, I know. Aren’t there other HTC phones with the One name? There sure are but we’ll have to get past the semantics to check out how this phone is poised to be the only device you’ll need in 2013. And why some of you might just dismiss it entirely.

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CES 2013: Samsung GALAXY Camera Review

Today, I continue the CES 2013 coverage with a review of the Samsung GALAXY Camera.  Hybrid cameras or even WiFi enabled cameras are the latest craze. Tablets and smartphones are becoming the primary photography device for most consumers, possibly thanks to apps like Instagram and Twitter. During CES, it was interesting to see Samsung come out with a high-end device that might be perfect for the most avid mobile photographer or videographer. If you’re curious to see...

CES 2013: Beats Executive Over Ear Headphone and Beats Pill Review

For the longest I have been wondering what the hell is up with the Beats by Dr. Dre™ headphones. I didn’t even realize that they made speakers too. I see the commercials. I see celebrities sporting them. I see them on the train. I even see the Beats logo on my phone. It’s freaking everywhere! So, what’s the deal? Are they really this amazing pair of headphones that would ultimately change my life? Is there...

Razer’s Newest Snake-Mouse

Razer’s newest entry into the gaming peripherals market is the Ouroboros. Like the Mamba before it, it is a wireless gaming mouse with an insanely high DPI capability and a fancy charging base that doubles as the receiver.

I Want My SSD…NOW! (SSDNow Review)

Just a few years ago, I couldn’t imagine being able to afford a SSD. Sure, they were fast but their high price tag kept a bulk of potential customers at bay. In the last year, and especially in the last six months, the industry has seen a number of price cuts. This is largely due to the fact that NAND flash producers dropped their prices. Well…that’s great! The question now is not one of affordability...

Product Review: Technics RP-DH1250 Headphones from Panasonic

This past September Panasonic commemorated the 40th anniversary of their launch of the Technics SL-1200 turntable system with the reintroduction of their Technics Pro DJ Headphones. The Technics name has always been a popular choice for professional DJ’s, producers and musicians. I recently got the chance to take these bad boys for a spin to see if the latest is still the greatest the industry has to offer.

NYCC 2012: Animation Made Easy (Anime Studio Review)

Wandering through the floor of every New York Comic Con, I’m always in awe of the talented artists and illustrators. Since I have a weird menagerie of skills and interests, I’ve always wondered how differently my life could have been if I took a more creative path. Sketching for hours instead of coding JavaScript for hours always seems like it would be a welcomed change of pace. Each and every year, there are tons of...