reviews

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin Watch Hands-On

    Jaeger-LeCoultre’s answer to the thin watch in 2011 was with their Reverso. Many of the Richemont brands were releasing their own slim watches, and I think the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin is one of the sleeker models. As of now it will come in at least four versions. Some unlimited models including one with a more typical Reverso face guilloche engraved silvered dial with Arabic numerals… Read More

  • A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite” Watch Hands-On

    One of the best surprises at SIHH 2011 was how much I enjoyed the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite.” The regulator style watch took influence from a pocket watch made in the Dresden area a while back. It had three overlapping subdials, with one for the hours, minutes, and seconds. Lange took the concept and added to it some very complex mechanical… Read More

  • Review: ONA Union Street Camera/Laptop Bag


    Short version: A good-looking and fairly durable alternative to your usual black-nylon camera bag. Not an all-purpose bag, though — definitely for the photographer who loves waxed canvas, not the gadget guy or world traveler, despite its Indiana Jones looks. Read More

  • New Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Watch

    Wow, this is the Omega Speedmaster watch that I want… really want. For 2011 Omega has created the perfect Speedmaster for me. Did they have me in mind when making it? Not likely, but let me tell you what I personally like about it and why I think this is one of the most compelling new Omega sport watches to be released in a while. In short, you get size, function, and a great movement. Read More

  • Roundup: Rugged Flash Drives From Corsair, Imation, Kingston, And LaCie


    Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days, so if you’re going to actually spend money on one, it may as well be one that can take a little abuse. After all, if you plan on having it with you everywhere you go, there’s a good chance this thing is going to get dropped, sat on, spilled on, and otherwise beaten up. The big flash drive sellers all have entries in this category, some… Read More

  • Casio Edifice EQWM1100DC-1A2 Watch Review

    While this watch dial in action looks like a miniature aerial view of an amusement park, something is actually going on – this isn’t all for show. With the reference EQWM1100DC-1A2 Edifice “Black Label” watch, Casio wanted to turn all of the functions present in most of its better digital watches in a analog stage show. To be honest I never thought such a thing could… Read More

  • Review: The Nintendo 3DS, The Next Step In Portable Gaming Evolution


    Nintendo has long defined the rules of childhood. In Nintendo’s world, logic and whimsy are intermixed and there is always a bigger boss and another castle. We learned from Nintendo that you can always turn your enemy’s weapons against them and that evolution is a fact. We learned that the best stories are played out in your head and even when you don’t have a lot of friends… Read More

  • Review: Olympus E-PL2 Micro 4/3s Camera

    Short Version To be sure, Olympus’ micro 4/3s cameras, the E-PL1 and the E-PL2, are changing the way we think about removable lens cameras. However, I worry that high price coupled with potentially limiting features will cause some shooters to shy away from this line. While that may be the case, I encourage anyone thinking about a point and shoot or ultrazoom camera to look into these… Read More

  • Review: Dragon Age II

    Short version: Dragon Age II is a simplified sequel to probably the best RPG that can be played today, on consoles. Yet it feels like playing an MMORPG without the MMO part. RPG fans, this one is easy to skip. Go back to Dragon Age: Origins. It’s cheaper and better. Read More

  • Yema YMHF0310 Digital Diver Watch Review

    Yema is a French brand that has been around for a while. Their contemporary pieces are masculine and affordable. They all feel like cartoon versions of activity watches given their size and friendly demeanor. I wanted to review this Ref. YMHF0310 Dive watch because it is a funny piece that I think will bring a lot of people joy. It isn’t perfect and has a few quirks, but is loveable… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrograph Precision Mechanical Chronograph Watch Hands-On

    Tag Heuer was nice enough to share the new Carerra Mikograph 1/100th of a second chronograph watch with me, but the room we were in was too dark to take video! So forgive me for having just the CG movie to show you what the watch looks like while the chrono is working. Though the Mikograph is much faster than a foudroyante watch, if you know what those look like to operate you get the basic idea. Read More

  • Review: Klipsch Image One Headphones


    Short version: Klipsch’s first on-ear headphones aren’t much to look at, but they’re surprisingly powerful, almost too much so. If you like booming bass and don’t care for surround sound and all that jazz, these could be good for you. Read More

  • Gustafsson & Sjogren Lapland Sky Damascus Steel Watch Review

    There are few designs less polarizing in the “I would wear this department” than a watch like the Lapland Sky” from Sweden-based Gustaffson & Sjogren (hereinafter known as “GoS”). While many people can appreciate the beauty of their in-house made Damascus folded steel metal, this is a watch to be worn on the right type of wrist only. I feel confident that I… Read More

  • The iPad 2: Yeah, You're Gonna Want One.

    In January 2010, shortly after its unveiling, I first got my hands on an iPad. My initial reaction? “The iPad is like holding the future.” And that’s funny because here we are, just a little over a year into that future, and something new has come along that makes holding the iPad 1 feel like holding the past: the iPad 2. A week ago, after its unveiling, I got some hands on… Read More

  • Review: Epson 635 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

    Short Version: All-in-Ones are the merkins of the tech world: everyone needs one but no one wants to talk about them. That’s why I’m proud to lift my head high and say, unequivocally, that Epson has ironed out all of the kinks that come with this kind of printer and, in the process, built a handsome and usable device for home, office, or home office. Add in two-sided printing… Read More

  • Review: Razer Ferox Portable Speakers


    Short version: These tiny speakers are more powerful than you’d think, but still not quite capable enough for anything but casual use around the house. Gamers at the very least will be disappointed, though they’re handy for the occasional TV show or spontaneous music-sharing moment. Read More

  • Review: The Lorex LIVE Snap Baby Video Monitor

    The Lorex LIVE Snap is amazing. It’s the gadget equivalent of spotting a narwhal dancing under a double rainbow. It’s without a doubt the most satisfying electronic device I’ve used in ages. It just works. Read More

  • Review: AKG K840 And K830 Wireless Headphones


    Short version: These headphones are expensive, but they’re also light, compact, and sound great. Pro tip: opt for the Kleer version, as it adds both range and fidelity for a pretty reasonable increase in price. Read More

  • Review: Booq Cobra Courier M And XS Bags


    Short version: Beautiful and well-made, but somewhat restrictive space-wise (especially the twee XS), these premium bags are great for the pro on the go, but not really for any kind of travel. Do you like the slick black style for your laptop bags? This one is probably the sexiest out there right now. Read More

  • First Hands-On With The Phosphor Reveal Crystal Watch

    The Phosphor Reveal is one of the coolest timepieces I’ve seen in a long time. This is an extremely simple digital watch with a surprising trick: it shows the time by “flipping” little jewels from dark to light. The face is actually covered in little crystal nubs but some of the nubs can retract into the body of the watch and, in essence, disappear. The watch contains a… Read More

  1. ...
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. ...