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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When I think Monitor Audio, the first thing that comes to mind is the company's infamous Platinum series and, of course, the gorgeous monolithic towers. However, thus far, even the "tiniest" offerings have stuck to a rather rectilinear form factor, kind of like the Volvo design of old. You can choose whatever size you want, but you'll get a boxy design.
A hands-on review of the Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver, which boasts plenty of connectivty options, including wireless, onboard apps, IMAX Enhanced sound decoding, and more.
Smartphone cases are dime a dozen, right? Well, not necessarily. While there are hundreds of options from which to choose for the most popular devices, they range from sleek and stylish to uber-functional, and from cheap and flimsy to properly designed and impact resistant. Some have features that are especially convenient, while others boast designs that fit your personal style.
If you're looking for super lightweight earbuds (in my case, I always am), Cleer Ally wireless earbuds weigh just 6 grams and they're comfortable enough to wear all day. They have a sleek design that fits in your pocket. But most importantly, they deliver a flat sonic signature that's unlike most earbuds in the sub-$150 price range without being outrageously expensive.
A hands-on review of the Kanto TUK active speakers, which are great in a number of scenarios, including background, casual, serious listening and monitoring.
When I received the 55" LG C9 OLED TV, a couple of online media outlets had just claimed it to be the best TV of 2019. That made me even more intrigued to set it up and see for myself. So I got it ready in my theatre room, and spent the last month testing it out.
Let me preface this article by stating that I love my Sonos ecosystem. I have eight Sonos Play:1 and One speakers, a Connect Amp, and a Connect in my house. That's literally a Sonos for every room.
I always seem to find limitations with wireless earphones that prevent me from using them daily, be it fit, battery life, or simple functionality. Back in July, I received a set of HELM Audio True Wireless 5 earphones to try out. I have been wearing them for two months and, to my surprise, the fit and weight are just right for me.
A few months ago, I made a commitment to get back in shape. While ambitious self-promises are common around New Year's, I didn't bother fooling myself with that seemingly unattainable fantasy goal back then. Combine work and home obligations with my son's extracurricular activities, not to mention one turkey, chocolate, and wine-filled holiday after another, and who has time, much less motivation and energy, to work out?
Just one day before the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones were released, I received my review unit. Here are my first impressions.