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Last Updated: 09/18/2019 10:03:32 AM EST

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David's Take: CEDIA 2019 Top 5 AV Products & Innovations From the Show

David's Take: CEDIA 2019 Top 5 AV Products & Innovations From the Show

CEDIA Expo 2019 just wrapped up last week, and while there was nothing revolutionary introduced at the show, here are the top 5 evolutionary products I found to be the most interesting.

By David Susilo Published: 09/18/2019 10:03:32 AM EST

 

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David's Take: Oh Canada! The Mapletech Audio PS-1.65C Speaker Review

David's Take: Oh Canada! The Mapletech Audio PS-1.65C Speaker Review

After reviewing a Pioneer car audio system as an upgrade to my 2018 MK7 Golf R, I received an invitation from Mapletech Audio, a BC-based Canadian car speaker company that does its design and engineering here in Canada.

David Susilo Published: 07/04/2019 08:30:01 AM EST

6 Tech Products to Complement Your Canada Day Celebrations

6 Tech Products to Complement Your Canada Day Celebrations

As you gear up to celebrate Canada's birthday this coming Monday, July 1, here are some great products that can complement what you might be planning to do with the time off, both this long weekend and through the summer.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/28/2019 10:30:01 AM EST

Erikson Consumer Shows Off AV, Mobile Tech, and More at Toronto Dealer Show

Erikson Consumer Shows Off AV, Mobile Tech, and More at Toronto Dealer Show

Over the course of two days, from June 18-19, 2019, Erikson Consumer welcomed dealers and WiFi HiFi to a showcase of new products in audio, mobile, and toys that will be coming this year.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/26/2019 08:20:02 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-On Review of the RSC Ichigo Dashcam

David's Take: Hands-On Review of the RSC Ichigo Dashcam

There's a bucketful of dashcam brands out there. Unfortunately, most of them are of questionable quality. That includes major brand dashcams that are no more than mediocre (or worse) quality units being slapped with big brand logos.

David Susilo Published: 06/26/2019 07:50:01 AM EST

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of a Fitness Tracker

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of a Fitness Tracker

I've been using both the Fitbit Versa and Apple Watch for a few months now as I work out and strive to be more active overall. And I've discovered a few ways that you can get the most out of such devices, maximizing their effectiveness.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/24/2019 07:30:02 AM EST

FEATURE: RETAIL - Red Flag: You've Been Scammed!

FEATURE: RETAIL - Red Flag: You've Been Scammed!

You're sitting in your shop on a quiet Tuesday afternoon, when a phone call comes through. It's a seemingly well-heeled businessman who's looking to buy a number of expensive speakers to outfit his new condominium project.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/21/2019 07:50:01 AM EST

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 4 of 4 - Acoustically Transparent Screens

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 4 of 4 - Acoustically Transparent Screens

In the first three parts of this series, I discussed three critical factors to consider when choosing a screen for your home entertainment room: size and viewing distancescreen gain, and aspect ratio. In this, the final instalment of the series, I'll finish the discussion off with details on acoustically transparent screens, using specialty paint for your screening wall, and other alternatives worth considering.

David Susilo Published: 06/19/2019 09:30:01 AM EST

WOMEN IN TECH: Q&A WITH Lisa McManus, Retail Marketing and Sales Account Manager, Intel Canada

WOMEN IN TECH: Q&A WITH Lisa McManus, Retail Marketing and Sales Account Manager, Intel Canada

As part of an ongoing series highlighting influential women in Canadian tech, this week, we talk in-depth with Lisa McManus, Retail Marketing and Sales Account Manager, Intel Canada, to get her perspective on working in a male-dominated industry.

WiFi HiFi Published: 06/19/2019 07:20:01 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer Car Audio Featuring the DEQ-S1000A DSP & Z Series Speaker System

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer Car Audio Featuring the DEQ-S1000A DSP & Z Series Speaker System

When I bought my 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, I was disappointed that VW no longer offers Dynaudio audio as a factory upgrade option in Canada. It was offered for my 2010 Golf GTI, but now, Fender Premium Audio is the upgrade option for the GTI line.

David Susilo Published: 06/14/2019 07:50:01 AM EST

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 3 of 4 - Aspect Ratio

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 3 of 4 - Aspect Ratio

In the first two parts of this series, I discussed two critical factors to consider when choosing a screen for your home entertainment room: size and viewing distance and screen gain. In this, the third part of the series, I'll continue the discussion further, this time tackling screen aspect ratio and screen installation types.

David Susilo Published: 06/12/2019 01:05:24 PM EST


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