With the number of insane drivers in the city who have seemingly obtained their drivers' licenses from Cracker Jack boxes, driving have become a frustrating ordeal. After years of witnessing a countless number of illegal stops, U-turns, and instances of texting while driving, I started to install dash cams in my car.
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After spending two days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, my third day was spent at the Sands and Venetian suites. There, another five items caught my eye.
Amongst the barrage of excitement and the tsunami of new products on display at CES 2018, here are five AV products I've come across thus far that show great promise.
After walking the show floor on the first day of CES, I've selected five AV products that stood out.
You've already read about 5 cool products that caught my eye at CES Unveiled. Now, here are five more that made a splash at the pre-show press event.
For us Canadians, CES 2018 provided a great moment to escape the -30 weather in some provinces and cities. And to kick off the press events prior to the show was CES Unveiled, which showcased more than 100 tech items.
I've been going to CES for many years. This year, the trip will be my 15th consecutive one, and possibly my last. Just like last year, I've been inundated with e-mails from CES first-timers asking what should they bring. Whether I'm traveling to CES, CEDIA, or another trade event, there are always a few essentials.
I've never been a fan of powered speakers, other than ones from Mackie and Genelec. I find that too many powered speakers don't sound natural, but rather have boomy bass and shrill treble. Mackie and Genelec speakers, on the other hand, sound extremely accurate without unnecessary "spices." But there's one problem: they are very expensive, running around $2,000 to $3,000 per pair.
Many people have asked me over the last a couple decades how to improve the centre channel of a system that tends to be too soft for dialogue. The following is the elaborated version of my usual answer.
I get annoyed when people ask me, be it as a calibrator or as a photographer, what equipment I use or comment about a nice photo I snapped, suggesting that I must be using a professional camera. These types of comments frustrate me because it's as if the person is implying that the equipment used is the reason someone can do a good job.
Imagine my surprise when the Lenco brand was revived back in 2014. After a very long wait, I purchased the new L-175 turntable, which has a glass top, built in phono pre-amp, and USB output, along with a very good tone arm.