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Moshi Avanti On-Ear Headphones

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:00:00 GMT

(image) We've reviewed several things by Moshi over time, and they ar ......



Brother MFC-J985DW XL All-In-One Printer

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMT

(image) We've talked about the issue with printer ink before, about how many people tend to buy a brand new, cheap printer on sale every time they run out of ink, as it is often cheaper to do so than buy a full set of ink refills. If you have a home office or a small business, a decent quality printer isn't as disposable. Brother has a solution, though; the ......



Origin Chronos gaming PC (2016)

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMT

(image) While perhaps better known for it's full-size gaming behemoths, Origin PC is far from a one trick pony. Dig into their website, and you will come across a range of options, including an attractive small-form factor build known as the Chronos. Don't let its small size fool you however, as this computer has been designed to pack some serious power into a tight space. Offering builds based around b ......



Turcom AcoustoShock Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:00 GMT

(image) We're barreling down toward summer, and you're probably preparing all sorts of fun, outdoor activities with your friends and family right now. You've got the pool toys inflated, the barbecue oiled up, and your most comfortable pair of hiking shoes reside in the spot where your snow boots once were. Now all that's left is to secure yourself some outdoor music for every occasion, and you'll be ......



Tenda AC9 AC1200 Smart Dual-Band Router

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:00:00 GMT

(image) Last October, we had been given a chance to review the Tenda AC15 AC1900 Smart Dual-Band Router, a device that we've been using ever since. It's a good router, and we still stand behind our review. Recently, Tenda reached out to us and offered to let us try out their new ......



Braven Balance Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Tue, 31 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT

(image) We've tested our fair share of outdoor speakers here, ranging from small shower-friendly models to more robust, outdoors-proof models. Today we're going to check out another one, one that is designed to be your camping companion, your poolside pal, or just a bedside listening station: the Braven Balance. ......



Urbana Mini Bag by Moshi

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:00:00 GMT

(image) Tech bags are great, but often tend to err on the large side. Sometimes, if you're just looking to make it through your day with an iPad and your iPhone, you want a bag that isn't going to weigh you down or require special seating accommodations when you stop at your favorite cafe for lunch. Sometimes, you just want a small bag. Moshi reached out to us and asked if we'd check out a bag that fit ......



Scosche GoBat 12,000mAh Powerbank

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:00:00 GMT

(image) We've covered a few outdoor lifestyle devices before, including speakers, phone cases, and more. We're back with another one, but this time we think this is a product that offers a bit more utility than those we've checked out before. Join us as we examine Scosche's GoBat 12000, a 12,000mAh portable pow ......



Cling 2.0 Universal Tablet Security Stand

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:00:00 GMT

(image) Your iPad is capable of doing so much more than browsing Facebook and playing cat videos on YouTube and chances are you already know that. The problem, though, is that your iPad is also fairly defenseless and might need a little help in situations where it's expected to transcend its role of humble social media companion. That's where the ......



ViewSonic XG2401 24-inch monitor

Wed, 11 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

(image) When you think of gaming monitors, your first thought is probably not ViewSonic. While they have long been in the display market, gaming-oriented products have never been a big part of the company's lineup. This changed recently, with the launch of the new XG product lineup, featuring three individual displays designed with gamers in mind. We recently got our hands on the entry-level option, the ......



Retina 12-inch MacBook (Early 2016)

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMT

(image) Apple has given us its first Mac hardware update for the year, and it has come in the form of a refreshed Retina 12-inch MacBook. First introduced around this time last year, the 12-inch MacBook has certainly not been without controversy since its introduction with Apple her ......



HP M277dw all-in-one color laser printer

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMT

(image) As much as the tech journalism scene likes to think otherwise, there are certain classes of products that don't review well in a week. Sure, you can get a handle on an iPhone case, or Bluetooth speaker in a very short period of time, but laser printers defy quick reviews. Earlier this year, HP released a new family of laser printers, including the M277dw wireless all-in-one color laser printer. W ......



Apple's four-inch iPhone SE

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

(image) The iPhone SE has landed, and it has caused something of a stir. Sure, new iPhone launches often cause a stir, but the iPhone SE is something a little out of the ordinary. It is an iPhone model that sits at the bottom end of Apple's range (the mid-tier of the overall smartphone market), yet it is powered by the latest custom A9 processor found at the heart of the top-of-the-line iPhone 6s. Not on ......



Apple's 2016 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMT

(image) The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is an interesting device, and perhaps one which reflects a new reality for Apple. Sales of the iPad have been slowing for a few quarters in a row now, while companies like Microsoft have also started making inroads with competing devices like the Surface Pro range. Before the larger iPad Pro, Apple resisted introducing a first-party stylus for its own iPad range, and even ......



Chroma Blade 4K-equipped drone

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 22:00:00 GMT

(image) Over the last few years, consumer drones have slowly started to grow in popularity. What started as a fairly expensive hobby, has grown into a much more competitive market. So much so, that the US government recently began imposing a new law that requi ......



Urbanears Hellas Bluetooth Headphones

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Working out without music isn't fun, but working out with earbuds or headphones that are plugged into your phone can be a complete nightmare. That's where the Urbanears' Hellas come in: they're Bluetooth headphones, so there's no wires to get tangled up in, and they rest gently on your ears, so those of you who don't like e ......



Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:00 GMT

(image) Tablets and smartphones are great. They let us do a lot of the things our larger computers do but in a smaller package, and as long as you're willing to root around the App Store, you can manage to find all sorts of apps that help you do whatever task it is that needs done. But what if you want a computer that runs a full-fledged operating system and not a mobile one? What if you need to run actu ......



B&O BeoPlay H8 Wireless Headphones

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:00:00 GMT

(image) A pair of headphones that costs $500 through the Apple Store or Amazon isn't exactly something that most people would even consider. However, if you are a music lover who is searching for the perfect pair of headphones for when you are on the go, spending a chunk of coin on a high-end set of cans could be a much better solution that buying multiple pairs of headphones at lower price points, but n ......



Apple's 21.5-inch 4K P3 iMac

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

(image) Apple continues to focus its consumer desktop efforts around all-in-one iMac designs, for better or worse, with its most recent upgrade efforts centered on bringing Retina displays to them. The latest refresh to the 21.5-inch iMac brings with it a 4K Ultra HD panel ......



Brother HL-L6200DW Monochrome Wireless Laser

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:00:00 GMT

(image) We're back at it again, testing another printer to see how it stacks up against our expectations. Today, we're focusing on the small business or home office printing scene, by testing out a small but mighty printer that hopes to save users money without sacrificing performance: The ......



KoalaSafe Family Friendly Wi-Fi Access Point

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:00:00 GMT

(image) Parenting and the Internet: is there anything more difficult to try to balance? On one hand, you realize it's important for your kids to grow up using the Internet, but you also want to foster a healthy relationship with technology. Between video games, social media, forums, email, and more, there's a lot to be concerned about. Fortunately, we ran across a device that takes a lot of the effort o ......



Braven Fuse Bluetooth Audio Mixer

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:00:00 GMT

(image) Debuting at CES 2015, the Braven Fuse was claimed to be a portable, party-starting music mixer. As an entry-level product, just about anyone can pick it up and use it. Add a rechargeable battery to the mix as well as both Bluetooth inputs and outputs, and it looks on paper to be a pretty solid product. We got our hands on the Braven ......



Foscam C2 Indoor HD Wireless Camera

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT

(image) If you're not sold on whole-home security systems, but you're looking for a good way to help protect your home when you can't be there to do it, you've got an array of choices to pick from. Today, we add another WiFi security camera to our collection that we've reviewed, the Foscam C2 Indoor HD Wireless C ......



Lola headphones by Blue

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:00:00 GMT

(image) A little over a year ago, I wrote a rave review of Blue Microphones' first-ever headphones, called the Mo-Fi. A year later, I am still loving them. They are amplified headphones of the sort that has since become very popular with music lovers, and what I liked best about t ......



Booq Boa Saddle bag

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMT

(image) As the Traveler-in-Chief of the MacNN staff, I spend a ridiculous amount of time on ferries, busses, trains, airplanes, taxis and Uber vehicles, and my own car. From thrice-weekly lunch meetings to month-long Fringe tours, not only do I log tens of thousands of miles every year, but my notebook computer comes with me nearly all the time. It has to be a bag that can withstand the rigors of ......



KitSound Hive 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:00:00 GMT

(image) The Bluetooth speaker market is heavily saturated at the moment. Considered by many to be an ideal accessory to gift someone, high sales of the popular audio devices have prompted manufacturers to come out with cheaper, smaller models to try and take the sale away from a more-expensive, higher-quality device. The KitSound Hive 2 appears at first glance to be a middle-of-the-road option, promising ......



Penclic Mk1 Mechanical Keyboard

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMT

(image) If you're an extremely fast typist, chances are your keyboard can't keep up with you. It's a fact that most keyboards aren't engineered for especially fast typists and those of us who type particularly fast run into a battery of problems. These can include missing letters or duplicating letters due to lack of tactile feedback from keyboards that aren't used to receiving as many signals as fas ......



Electrohome Archer Classic Turntable

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT

(image) Vinyl is big again, with many bands now releasing their music to vinyl and digital instead of CD and digital. Because of this, tons of people are looking for the perfect beginner record player, and as people with a sizable record collection, we don't blame them. Today, we're here to show you a nice portable turntable, Electrohome's ......



Apple's iPad Pro

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The iPad Pro, long rumored, is finally here. As can sometimes be the case with Apple's products, it has sparked strong debate and discussion about who it is for, and whether or not it can replace your notebook. Not in a vacuum ourselves, we felt obliged to set straight at least some of the ......



iHome Split iBT11 Bluetooth Speakers

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT

(image) We love Bluetooth speakers, but there's generally a problem we have with them. Either they're a solo speaker, or you're expected to buy a second, usually rather expensive speaker and go through the arduous task of pairing them together for great stereo sound. But what if there was a better way to go about it? What if there was a set of Bluetooth speakers that worked in tandem without being expe ......



Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Bluetooth Speaker

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:00:00 GMT

(image) If you've been with us for a while, you're probably used to reading about all sorts of Bluetooth speakers we've checked out, and for good reason: they're an item that most of us want to have. Most of the speakers we check out tend to be similar, designed to be portable and sound great, but generally still used indoors, or outdoors under decent conditions -- but what if you want to take your mu ......



Acer P1173 Projector

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT

(image) Everyone loves big-screen TVs, right? But what if you're not willing to drop a couple grand on the latest flat-screen TV? What if you're feeling a little dubious about taking the time to mount such a monstrosity on your pristine, unmarred walls? We don't blame you. If you're looking for a cheap, cheerful, and awesome alternative, we suggest you check out projectors. We're here to show you the ......



Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

(image) Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a modest tube about the size of your typical energy-drink can, that puts out sufficient volume to provide a wireless soundtrack of music for an intimate gathering, or double as an on-the-fly conference call spe ......



Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 21:00:00 GMT

(image) We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing headphones. Ideally, your headphones should be every bit as fashionable as you are, right? That's why we're excited to talk about Kinivo's ultra-fashionable URBN Wireless ......



Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:00:00 GMT

(image) For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly starting to see MIDI hardware builders explore new possibilities. Enter Zivix and the Jamstik+, the second generation of a guitar-concept MIDI controller that found a large support base through Kickstarter.Encased in a black pl ......



D-Link Full HD 2630L Wi-Fi Camera

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:00:00 GMT

(image) We've talked about this before, but home security is a growing industry, with millions people dumping thousands upon thousands of dollars into it every year. This is largely because technology has finally made it that people can get their hands on a home security system, though for a lot of people it's just not worth having their whole home hardwired into a Fort Knox-like vault. If you're just ......



Booq Shadow

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:07:29 GMT

(image) Ah, the humble messenger bag. The preferred method of tech-transportation of students and working professionals alike. So sturdy. So reliable. And frequently, they're pretty downright boring to look at. That's where Booq comes in, with the ultra-stylish Shadow, a bag that is designed to carry all your stuff, and look good while doin ......



Apple iPad mini 4

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:00 GMT

(image) Apple's iPad remains one of the most accessible personal computing devices ever made. Young, or old, there has never been a more intuitive way for people to engage with technology. When it was first revealed, the naysayers dismissed it as just a "big iPhone," which it is in some ways. However, what they failed to appreciate was that the larger screen real estate, combined with Apple's chip mak ......



Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:00:00 GMT

(image) Printers are funny devices when you think about it. The cost of printer ink has become the punchline to many a joke, and it's not uncommon for people to just buy a new, cheap printer when they run out of ink as it's cheaper to buy a whole new one, rather than pay up to $120 to get a full set of ink. Fortunately, Epson's come up with an ingenious, and perhaps retro, way to solve that problem: th ......



iShowFast iPhone Flash Drive

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:00:00 GMT

(image) So, you want to share files from your work computer to your home computer. Easy enough, right? Just grab a flash drive and off you go. What about if you want to transfer files from your computer to someone else's iPhone? What if you want to transfer things between your computer and your iPhone without wrestling with iTunes? That's where it gets tricky -- but it doesn't have to. Today, we check ......



Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, part 2

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT

(image) In the previous part of this comprehensive review of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, we took a look at the two devices' design and build quality, the stunning new 3D Touch display technology, the complementing Taptic Engine, and overall performance compared to the previous y ......



iHealth Core Wireless Scale

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMT

(image) One of the biggest struggles with staying in shape is setting goals that we can obtain. For us, we find that we're far more likely to achieve even our loftiest goals when we can monitor our progress in some sort of data-centric way. That's why we're taking a look at the iHealth Core, a wireless body composition scale that ......



Tenda AC15 AC1900 Smart Dual-band Router

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT

(image) Routers, right? If there's a single piece of home networking equipment that has caused us more toil, more frustration, more moments of getting ready to give up and move into a cave in the middle of the desert than anything else, it's the humble router. How do you know if you're getting a good one? How do you go about setting one up once you get it? Where do you put it so you can have the maximu ......



Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, part 1

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT

(image) Since its introduction in 2007, the iPhone has always been considered the benchmark by which all other smartphones are judged. It provided the clearest and most visionary articulation of where mobile technology was headed, but in a shipping product years ahead of its time. It achieved this by a marriage of hardware, software and ecosystem, that has evolved beyond imagination over the past several ......



Creative Kit 2016 by Macphun

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT

(image) The short version: photography semi-pros and pros alike should grab this set of apps that double as plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. The reason we'e cutting to the chase here is that today is the last day you can pre-order the set at a hefty discount: updated Pro versions of the company's five key image-editing apps, plus two other p ......



Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT

(image) Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hinge Wireless on-ear Bluetooth headphones look to evolve the company's idea of delivering high-quality sound in an attractive package. T ......



Blue Yeti Studio

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:00:00 GMT

(image) Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics for beginning podcasters or vocalists, and we were very impressed with Blue's ......



ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:00:00 GMT

(image) Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And honestly, we don't blame you. Until recently, your options for home projectors have been slim, all with obvious downfalls. Most home projectors weren't affordable or user friendly, or if they were, they simply weren't bright enough or designed to work with your el ......



MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:00:00 GMT

(image) When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual in the technology landscape. However, the company threw a curveball when it revealed that the second generation of Maxwell ......



Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:00:00 GMT

(image) If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like us, you prefer high-quality, balanced headphones. But what about speakers? Sure, you could spend thousands of dollars on a giant speaker system, but most of us don't have the stereos to go with them. Maybe what you need is a sound system in a more compact package. ......