Now that Sony is deep into the UHD TV space, how do its latest models stack up? I took an in-depth look at the 65X930D XBR-series UHD TV to gauge.
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Chances are that if you have a serious vinyl collection, you've thought about getting a record cleaning machine at some point. However, once you begin checking out the prices of machines from companies like Nitty Gritty ($900) or VPI ($550-$4,000), you start to think twice.
I don't care what people claim, not all HDMI cables are created equal. Years of my installation experience is all the proof I need. And now with UHD resolution, Wide Colour Gamut, and High Dynamic Range, the quality of HDMI cables has become even more important.
For a very long time, I've been using various phono pre-amps for my main turntable set up. Some of them sound decent, but too many of them carry a "signature sound" of the item's engineer. I don't like that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.