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  • The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader’s Dream

    The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader’s Dream

    The e-reader arms race moves at a glacial pace. Barnes & Noble does one thing, Amazon follows. Amazon adds a feature and, slowly but surely, B&N adds the same thing. While the Kindle itself has been updated five times since 2008, it seems like it’s been around for decades and has only just now gotten much, much better. The latest e-ink Kindle, the Paperwhite, is a beautiful… Read More

  • Beats Targets The Business Traveler With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

    Beats Targets The Business Traveler With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

    Since launching its first product in 2008, Beats has gone from an obscure niche headphone brand to a multi-million dollar business with plenty of star power (Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, etc.) catapulting the brand into the mainstream spawning several celebrity and musician endorsed rival brands. Now it’s going after an older crowd with the Executive over-the-ear headphones… Read More

  • Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review: An Expensive Drive That Makes Good Use Of Thunderbolt

    Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review: An Expensive Drive That Makes Good Use Of Thunderbolt

    Short version: Western Digital has finally released a Thunderbolt external hard drive to justify the existence of the Thunderbolt port on your laptop. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a desktop external hard drive, which uses two 3.5-inch 1 TB VelociRaptor. Those drives are high-end 10,000 RPM and are a good compromise between speed and storage for a desktop computer. Yet, using them in an… Read More

  • Audyssey’s Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Bring The Ruckus In A Tiny Package

    Audyssey’s Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Bring The Ruckus In A Tiny Package

    The market for high quality wireless speakers is relatively small. Consider the fact that Sonos and Jawbone have grabbed most of the headlines and buzz over the last few years with creative and attractive hardware design. Relative newcomer Audyssey has made waves since last year with a uniquely designed set of speakers and an AirPlay dock. Their latest, simply dubbed Wireless Speakers… Read More

  • Review: The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3

    Review: The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3

    Reviewing a drive isn’t very exciting. What can you say? “It contains a storage medium, is small, and surprisingly light.” Thankfully, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt can add one important point to that litany of mundanity – a Thunderbolt port and cable that jacks the read and write speed up to amazing levels – thereby turning a ho-hum review into a real… Read More

  • Review: The Telikin PC For Older Folks

    Review: The Telikin PC For Older Folks

    I’ve been putting off writing about the Telikin because, arguably, any PC is suitable the older audience that the Telikin is aimed. I set my Dad up with a Linux machine and then a Mac Mini and he’s been surfing Drudge and listening to Polka like a champ for almost a decade now. Why spend $699 when you can feasibly hook Grandma up with a PC for $400 or so at Best Buy? Well the… Read More

  • Up Close With The Xetum Stinson

    Up Close With The Xetum Stinson

    You no doubt are familiar with the Xetum brand, based out of California.  If not, just have a look over at to the side of the page. In the past, we’ve reviewed their Tyndall model; today, we’ll be taking a look at the Stinson. The Stinson presents as a very minimalistic three-hander, and it does it with style.  I say that for two reasons – first, it’s an extremely… Read More

  • Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer

    Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer

    We’ve covered quite a bit of the Epson line and usually found the printers to be solid, respectable, and inexpensive. This latest addition to the WorkForce family, the WP-4540 is arguably all of those with a few caveats. This is a workhorse printer, designed solely to pump out as much paper as possible in an office setting. It’s quite large and heavy, and adding on the extra… Read More

  • Review: The Playstation 3D Display Lets You Bring All Of Your Friends

    Review: The Playstation 3D Display Lets You Bring All Of Your Friends

    Back at E3, the gaming world let out a collective groan when Sony announced they were making a special 3D TV for the PS3. However, that groan swiftly turned into a clamor of adoration once it was explained that the TV, in addition to displaying 3D content, would also allow two players to play side by side, seeing different displays through two pairs of 3D glasses. Called SimulView, it was… Read More

  • Review: Orb Audio Booster With Super Eight Subwoofer

    Review: Orb Audio Booster With Super Eight Subwoofer

    Orb Audio is roundly seen as being a company that produces decent to excellent mini speakers at a price that is, at the very least, acceptable to a wide strata of the speaker-buying public. We reviewed a set of Orb home theater speakers and our reviewer found them excellent for cinema playback. The company, seeing a niche, has just released the Orb Audio Booster kit, a $356 package with two… Read More