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Last Updated: 11/22/2018 12:41:27 PM EST

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David's Take: You're COVR-ed - Hands-on the D-Link COVR Mesh Networking Solution

David's Take: You're COVR-ed - Hands-on the D-Link COVR Mesh Networking Solution

Mesh networking is all about spreading high-speed wireless networking across your home and doing it as easily as possible. The idea is to connect the modem-equipped router and place secondary (and tertiary, and so on) modules or nodes in locations to help extend coverage and make it more reliable.

David Susilo Published: 11/22/2018 12:41:27 PM EST

 

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HANDS-ON: Google Pixel Night Sight for Shooting Dark Scenes

HANDS-ON: Google Pixel Night Sight for Shooting Dark Scenes

Yesterday, Google launched its new Night Sight feature for owners of the Pixel 3 smartphones, allowing for capturing great images in the darkest of scenes. So naturally, we wanted to put it to the test.

Steve Makris Published: 11/15/2018 11:38:30 AM EST

ANALYSIS: Huawei Mate 20 Pro is in Canada Today - Can It Shake Up the Market?

ANALYSIS: Huawei Mate 20 Pro is in Canada Today - Can It Shake Up the Market?

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro arrives in Canadian stores today, fueled by positive reviews from industry observers. Priced at tier-one levels, the $1,200 phone, loaded with a bagful of camera features and artificial intelligence to boot, is hoping to disrupt the market, which is dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.

Steve Makris Published: 11/08/2018 01:23:47 PM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

Pioneer's mid-level Elite VSX-LX503, priced at $1,450, brings all of the great features that were found in the SC-05 mid-level receiver introduced a decade ago back to the fold, along with a better DAC.

David Susilo Published: 10/22/2018 07:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

When Edifier sent me an e-mail with the title "$100 speakers that don't suck," my first thought was: challenge accepted! They're about $130/pr. in Canada with a straight price conversion, so they still fall into the sub-$150 category. What could I expect? A lot, apparently.

David Susilo Published: 10/18/2018 10:23:44 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

I heard the name Roksan when I was growing up in Australia. Some of my friends' parents owned the company's CD player and integrated amps, usually coupled with the Dual turntable, wired with Monster Cables, and set up with Monitor Audio speakers. I never really had the chance to carefully listen to the systems, but I remember wondering why so many people were buying that combination.


David Susilo Published: 10/17/2018 10:41:44 AM EST

David's Take: These Cables Improve The Original Signal

David's Take: These Cables Improve The Original Signal

I've said in the past that it is impossible for a cable to improve the input signal. But I've also noted a caveat, that this is unless the cable applies some kind of processing. Well, I've found such cable. The Marseille internal chip in this cable, marketed under several brands, including Marseille's own mCable, Philips, and Seiki, is certified by the Technicolor 4K Image Certification program.

David Susilo Published: 10/10/2018 02:16:59 PM EST

David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

I don't like driving. I find it to be a chore. So the only way for me to cope with the stress of driving is to have a good audio system. Factory basic audio systems are often not ideal, so I usually upgrade my cars' system using gear from companies like Clarion ProAudio, Alpine, and Pioneer.

David Susilo Published: 09/05/2018 08:50:02 AM EST

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Samsung's early launch yesterday of the flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone is welcome news to fans of the Korean phone maker.

Christine Persaud Published: 08/10/2018 10:34:14 AM EST

Hands-on with the Anki Vector Consumer Robot

Hands-on with the Anki Vector Consumer Robot

Pop culture has made robots fun and interactive companions, be they virtual pets or helpful assistants. And Anki is hoping its upcoming Vector smart robot will fall right in.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 08/08/2018 08:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

Looking for a great subwoofer is actually pretty easy. You want lots of boom? Get front-ported ones. Tight bass? Get one with sealed enclosures, or one with a down-firing port. Sprinkle $1,200 worth of loonies, and it's actually difficult to get a bad one.

David Susilo Published: 08/06/2018 06:20:01 AM EST


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