Reviews

 
  • Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    NAS drives are getting smarter and smarter, and the Iomega ix2 is no exception. Priced at $400 for 1TB, this compact drive is actually more of a mini-computer and features "apps" that allow it to become more than just a storage dump. I installed the drive on my home network and found it obviously quite easy to install and run. The version I test, a disk-less case that costs about $185, had… Read More

  • Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar

    Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar

    As a big watch nerd, I love sharing cool watches with you guys in hopes that my obsession, as unseemly as it is, will be passed from writer to reader like an STD. This time I was lucky enough to be able to handle the new Ernst Benz Officer ChronoLunar, a huge "officer-style" chronograph with day-date-lunar cycle registers and a 24-hour dial. To be clear, this watch uses the Valjoux 7751… Read More

  • Review: The Playstation Vita, Sony’s Portable Powerhouse

    Review: The Playstation Vita, Sony’s Portable Powerhouse

    Like a line of hard-marching Lemmings (or a swarm of Patapons), Sony's countless, niggling enemies would like nothing better than to distract and steal the company's hard-won fan base. The Playstation has long been the gold standard in console gaming, despite the Xbox's recent challenges to the throne. And Sony does a good job. Graphics are better, gameplay is or can be more immersive, and in the… Read More

  • With Localmind 2.0, It’s About Expert Local Answers, Not Just Immediate Ones

    With Localmind 2.0, It’s About Expert Local Answers, Not Just Immediate Ones

    Following five months of work, location-based Q&A platform Localmind is launching its biggest release today since its original debut with the arrival of Localmind 2.0. The newly revamped platform represents a shift for the company, which, as you may remember, sits on top of Foursquare, allowing you to pose questions in real-time to those checked in at local venues. Today, the company is… Read More

  • Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch

    Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch

    I rarely like to put my own little fetishistic watch reviews up here unless the watch is something amazingly unique or unless I think you, dear reader, will get a kick out of the quality or styling of a particular piece. That's why I chose to write up this Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch, a huge monster of a timepiece that is water resistant to 2,500 meters or about 8,000 feet. Considering the… Read More

  • Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector

    Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector

    Short version: A powerful little device, significantly brighter than others of its size, with decent battery life and a good picture. Too bad it's so damn loud, and not the most user-friendly thing of all time either. Read More

  • Review: Fujifilm X10

    Review: Fujifilm X10

    Short version: A stylish and fun alternative to the likes of the Canon G12 and Nikon P7000. It's not the quickest on the draw, and the build quality is obviously a step down from its elder brother, the X100, but image quality is good and operation is straightforward. It's got a great lens and after a little familiarization could be quite versatile. While it compares decently with the competition… Read More

  • Review: Iomega 2TB Mac Companion Hard Drive

    Review: Iomega 2TB Mac Companion Hard Drive

    Iomega's Mac Companion hard drive is a 2TB ($349, 3TB model is $449) desktop drive with a few features that make it interesting to the average Mac (or PC) owner. While it doesn't have the bells, whistles, and network access of many NAS and home storage devices, it does look good next to your iMac. The drive is clad in brushed aluminum with a black glossy top panel and a two-port USB hub in… Read More

  • Review: Skyrim

    Review: Skyrim

    Short version: While Skyrim does almost nothing to address the weaknesses of its predecessors, it expands on the strengths to such an extent that even its most substantial flaws seem microscopic. You may not lose yourself in the unimaginative combat and story, but the world Bethesda has created is so huge and so beautifully realized that you won't care. An enormous game like this demands an… Read More

  • Review: Motorola Atrix 2

    Review: Motorola Atrix 2

    An attractive and comfortable phone with a nice camera and enough speed for most users. The qHD screen is sharp and the design is understated. It's just too bad Motorola had to ruin the UI with a few ugly effects. It's not a major update to the original Atrix, but it has some welcome changes and stands on its own as a good choice for non-iPhone AT&T users. Read on for the full review. Read More