Gift Guide – Home Audio/Video

 
  • Review: EOS wireless audio system

    Review: EOS wireless audio system

    Short Version: The EOS wireless audio system is dead simple to set up and use, although a high price tag and so-so sound quality might keep some people away. Read More

  • Review: Griffin PowerDock 4

    Review: Griffin PowerDock 4

    Short Version: Are you an iFamily? Got lots of iDevices between you, your iDo, and maybe some iKids? Is your house sooooo big that it’s just too much trouble to walk to where your computer is to charge said iGadgets? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Griffin PowerDock 4 is 4U. If you are Brady-sized, you will need two of these. Read More

  • Review: Hitachi P50X902 Director Series 50-inch Plasma

    Review: Hitachi P50X902 Director Series 50-inch Plasma

    To the point: A nice plasma that offers a quality image, good colors, and a great scaler. Too bad it’s overpriced. Read More

  • Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Short Version: A full-featured 22-inch HDTV with a built-in DVD player for under $400, the N2201w from ViewSonic is a great option as a bedroom TV, office TV, or dedicated gaming TV. Read More

  • Review: Belkin GoStudio

    Review: Belkin GoStudio

    As a dilettante musician I enjoy the concept – if not the process – of recording my reedy, whiny voice to digital files. Until recently, that process was fraught with trouble and high quality recording equipment was difficult to obtain and expensive. Now anyone with a six-string and a dream can record fairly acceptable audio with something like the Belkin GoStudio. Read More

  • Review: Amethyst AIP aka the iPig

    Why do you need a pig-shaped iPod dock? I don’t know, but it exists and it’s a sensible little device. The pig blows out some thin music but it’s nice and heavy on the bass and it looks great in a kids room. It is audiophile quality? Absolutely not, but it comes with a mini-remote that controls most iPod features and it costs about $150 – probably less when it comes to… Read More

  • Review: Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime for iPhone/iPod

    Review: Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime for iPhone/iPod

    Quick Version: The $99.99 Pure-Fi Anytime is a good choice as an alarm clock and single-room speaker system. If you’ve got your life on your iPhone, you’ll appreciate this gadget as it pulls double duty as a bedside phone charger and music player. Read More

  • Review: Pinnacle Video Transfer system

    Review: Pinnacle Video Transfer system

    The Pinnacle Video Transfer is a $99 device that promises easy one-touch recording to a myriad of devices including USB memory sticks and external hard drives as well as direct recording to the Sony PSP and iPod Video, Nano, and Classic devices. In short, it’s super easy and it works well. Read More

  • Review: Zv-100 ZvBox

    Review: Zv-100 ZvBox

    There hasn’t been a gadget that I was initially interested about more than the ZvBox. In my world of 250 press releases a week and thousands of random gadgets, that’s something. The device hijacks a QAM channel over your home’s coax network and streams digital media through it. Since most people already have coax ran, at lease close to their HDTVs, the concept is solid. With… Read More

  • Review: Aluratek Internet Radio Alarm Clock

    Review: Aluratek Internet Radio Alarm Clock

    These Wi-Fi radios have come a long, long way. Case in point, I have an old Linksys WMLS-11B from almost five years ago that requires me to spin around in a circle two times, add a single drop of blood to exactly 6.3 ounces of room-temperature tap water, and paint the Toyota Camry logo on my chest backwards before I can get the thing to reliably stream music wirelessly. Fast forward to the present… Read More