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Last Updated: 01/18/2017 03:12:28 PM EST

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Throw Me a (Dog &) Bone: Hands-On With the LockSmart Travel

Throw Me a (Dog &) Bone: Hands-On With the LockSmart Travel

Amidst the various phone cases on display at the Dog & Bone booth at CES a few years ago was a Bluetooth-enabled padlock. That's nothing new, but the weatherproof design caught my attention. And this year, so did the LockSmart Travel travel-friendly version.

David Susilo Published: 01/18/2017 03:12:28 PM EST

 

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Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

 Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

I have to admit, as someone from the Walkman generation, I can't fathom the idea of spending megabucks for today's equivalent to the device: a Digital Audio Player.

David Susilo Published: 01/17/2017 07:50:02 AM EST

Polaroid Zip Portable Printer: What a Wonderful Gadget!

Polaroid Zip Portable Printer: What a Wonderful Gadget!

At CES 2017, I was invited by Polaroid to "experience" the company's instant photo product line, which includes three digital cameras with built-in photo printer and a pocket-sized photo printer. All share the same printing technology, which uses ZINK (Zero-INK) photo paper.

David Susilo Published: 01/12/2017 08:38:27 AM EST

DBZdress Extended Battery iPhone Case - Perhaps The Slimmest and Smartest of Them All

DBZdress Extended Battery iPhone Case - Perhaps The Slimmest and Smartest of Them All

Remember when mobile phones were marketed based on their battery life? That was more than a decade ago. Now, the marketing is based on how thin they are. That's foolish, I feel, as we are becoming more and more dependent on our phones, yet, in some cases, the battery life gets shorter by each generation.

David Susilo Published: 01/05/2017 06:00:01 AM EST

Exclusive! First Canadian Hands-on Review of the Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray Player

Exclusive! First Canadian Hands-on Review of the Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray Player

There's a crowd that is waiting to satiate their hunger for a dream UHD Blu-ray player. Enter Oppo Digital's UDP-203. Jason Liao, CTO of Oppo Digital offered me a unit for review - reportedly the first to make its way to Canada. That's a good sign. In my years of doing reviews, the companies that actively want their products to be reviewed are usually pretty confident in the products' performance. Would this theory hold true with the UDP-203?

David Susilo Published: 12/21/2016 08:54:31 AM EST

Hands-On: Linksys EA9500 MU-MIMO Router

Hands-On: Linksys EA9500 MU-MIMO Router

Belkin’s Linksys EA9500 is a solid new addition in the high-end home and SMB router market. It offers tri-band wireless, plus more wired ports than most routers in its class. Not to mention top Internet performance and full support of the emerging MU-MIMO wireless standard.

Frank Lenk Published: 12/15/2016 04:12:19 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Bryston BDP-π Digital Music Player

Hands-on Review: Bryston BDP-π Digital Music Player

This compact digital music player from Bryston delivers excellent sound, fully comparable with a carefully tuned Mac. But compared to a general-purpose computer, software glitches are much less likely with dedicated component like the BDP- π.


Gordon Brockhouse Published: 12/14/2016 09:59:05 AM EST

Hands-on With Mass Fidelity's raD Portable Wireless Speaker

Hands-on With Mass Fidelity's raD Portable Wireless Speaker

Toronto-based Mass Fidelity is set to release its latest audio product in Q2 2017. The raD is a portable and rugged Bluetooth speaker aimed to compete and differentiate from a crowded market.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 12/14/2016 08:22:35 AM EST

My Life With A (Blue) Parrott- A Look at BlueParrot's X450-XT Hands-free Unit

My Life With A (Blue) Parrott- A Look at BlueParrot's X450-XT Hands-free Unit

For 23 years, the author has been on a quest to find the perfect hands-free communications solution that can meet his demanding, on-the-go needs. Did he find it in the BlueParrot X450-XT?

David Susilo Published: 11/23/2016 08:30:01 AM EST

Hands-on: Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Charges Your Workout, Sleep & Hydration Forward

Hands-on: Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Charges Your Workout, Sleep & Hydration Forward

This summer, I made a commitment to focus more on health and fitness. And I'm not alone. Many people are working on exercising more, eating healthier, and getting more sleep. While fitness trackers haven't become mainstream just yet, one brand stands out as a leader: Fitbit.

Christine Persaud Published: 11/11/2016 10:30:40 AM EST

Vivitek's Qumi 3 Portable Projo Brings Back the Good Ol' Days Of Movie-Watching

Vivitek's Qumi 3 Portable Projo Brings Back the Good Ol' Days Of Movie-Watching

BT2020, 4K, HDR, WCG, REC709, 25 Mbps AVC, 16:9, ISF, THX, yada yada yada. Dealing with bleeding edge technologies, both professionally and as a hobbyist for essentially all my life, I'm beginning to feel weary about my home theatre. I feel the magic starting to vanish.

David Susilo Published: 11/02/2016 09:00:01 AM EST


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