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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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FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.

Gordon Brockhouse and David Susilo Published: 08/01/2018 10:19:01 AM EST

FEATURE: Video Streaming Services Compared

FEATURE: Video Streaming Services Compared

Streaming TV is the future. Whether you're looking to subscribe to a service alongside traditional satellite/cable TV, or have officially cut the cord, there are three notable service providers in Canada: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Bell CraveTV, all of which are accessible in a variety of ways and on different devices.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/29/2018 10:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

Kanto recently released the SYD powered speaker, with stereo-in-a-box configuration, for a MAP of $430, which fit right into my budget. So I decided to try it out.

David Susilo Published: 06/27/2018 03:02:05 PM EST

What I've Learned After a Week With the Apple HomePod

What I've Learned After a Week With the Apple HomePod

The Apple HomePod officially went on sale in Canada today, representing the latest in a series of smart speaker choices for consumers. What makes it stand out?

Christine Persaud Published: 06/18/2018 02:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

I'm always on the hunt for a good pair of earphones that can easily fit into my jeans pocket, and are easy of use, but also boast good sound quality.

David Susilo Published: 06/13/2018 09:55:47 AM EST

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

There's no better place to try out noise cancelling/isolating headphones than on a plane. And I had a couple of great opportunities to test several active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones and noise isolating earphones earlier this year during travels to CES 2018 in Las Vegas followed by a trip to Indonesia.

David Susilo Published: 05/18/2018 03:00:02 PM EST

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

It's been nearly a full decade since I built my dedicated home theatre. Since that day, it keeps evolving. It was first an LCD HD theatre, than 3D, then I added some upgrades to the subwoofer, including added DSPeaker Antimode 8033s, speakers, projection screen, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The latest upgrade is full-spec UHD with Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range. That's when I procured a JVC X750R projector.

David Susilo Published: 05/16/2018 01:46:42 PM EST

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

During my visit to Indonesia back in February, I ended up reviewing two speaker systems handcrafted there, with pricing at either end of the spectrum. On the starting end, I tested Aurel Bryan speakers, which I will report on in a different article. And on the top end, I tested the Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII Limited Edition Upgrade 2. Both speakers are famous beyond Indonesia, in places like Australia and European countries.

David Susilo Published: 05/02/2018 10:35:15 AM EST

Hands-on Review: MyPhonePouch

Hands-on Review: MyPhonePouch

Sometimes the mobile accessories that garner the most attention are the simplest, whether it's a ring you can affix to the back of a phone case, a remote button-operated selfie capturing device, or some other cute trinket. These types of gadgets shouldn't be discounted for a number of key reasons.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/27/2018 11:00:01 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Samsung Frame TV

Hands-on Review: Samsung Frame TV

While The Frame from Samsung isn't quite state-of-the-art, it's a very good TV. Its signature feature - the ability to display static art when it's not being used for video - makes it the coolest TV on the planet right now.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/12/2018 05:42:45 PM EST


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