I finally caved. I have been avoiding signing my 8-year-old son up for Facebook Messenger for Kids since the invites started rolling in ages ago. As much as I use and advocate for the benefits of social media, I don't think an 8-year-old needs to be on a Messenger service.
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Six months after its Fall launch and mysterious disappearance from the free world, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone has re-emerged in a global marketing campaign, including Canada. It finally arrives here late May. No pricing details are available yet.
I'm a simple person. When I bought the AudioQuest DragonFly Red for $249, I bought it not because of the specifications but because of the colour. It turns out among the three options, Black, Red, and Cobalt, the Red is the mid-level, perfect choice.
Recently, Creative Labs has been turning heads again with its Super X-Fi (SXFI - pronounced "sex-fy") headphone technology. At CES 2020, I was handed the SXFI Amp, a tiny dongle touted to recreate a surround-sound holographic environment with headphones.
It has been more than a year since the last time I looked at a new LG LCD TV. The last time I checked, the NanoCell TVs are pretty good for the money. But as you know me, I'm looking for a product that's a true performer.
This Saturday, Canadians will be able to purchase the newest Samsung flagship Galaxy S20 series smartphones online or in stores. On pre-order until March 5, they will come with a free set of Samsung Buds+ for the S20+ and S20 Ultra.
Austere, a home theatre accessories company from Portland, OR, sent me a 2.5-metre Austere V (MSRP $130) 4K-rated HDMI cable to play with after I expressed my excitement at the designs when meeting with them in a private suite at CES 2020.
I was recently offered a Hyundai Palisade for a week in order to review the upgraded sound system in the top-line seven-seater vehicle. So I took it out on the open road, tweaked settings, cranked up the volume, played some of my favourite tunes, and here's my report.
As I was browsing online for another fully automatic turntable and speakers to replace the ones in my bedroom, I came across the MSRP $1,499 German-made Thorens TD240-2. Meanwhile, the Totem KIN Play speakers ($1,250), which were first shown at CEDIA 2018 in early September, also sounded intriguing. The combination of the two? I was eager to try it out.
Not long ago, I was loaned a Hyundai Palisade SUV by Hyundai Canada so I could write a review of the vehicle's factory sound system. During the week-long review process, I also used the time to review the Nextbase 222 dash cam, which I first saw at CES 2020.
At first glance, the new Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series looks like last year's GT model. But it offers much more, like slick-looking 3D glass with a smaller bezel, faster speed, longer battery life measured in weeks not days, more indoor and outdoor activities, a new 4GB music player, Bluetooth phone calling, and copious amounts of health and activity readings.