It never ceases to amaze me how we depend on our mobile devices to do so much. After all, about only 15-20 years ago pagers were still common. Now not only do we have cell phones, but the common thing now is to play games, listen to music, and even watch movies on our cell phone or tablet. The problem is all this content takes up A LOT of space. The problem is many products (such as the iPhone) don’t have memory card slots. Enter the Kingston MobileLite Wireless drive.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
When it comes to tablets, you will want to get the most out of it. You will also want to protect it. After all just one accidental drop could damage it. For accessories, a great option is OtterBox. Not only do they make great cases like the Defender Series, they also make great accessories like The Latch. Both of them are up for review today.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sound comes in all shapes and sizes. If the sound from the speakers in your TV isn't good enough, the simplest option is to get a soundbar. Soundbars also come in different shapes and sizes. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Cheap is usually just that...cheap. But if you are looking for a good quality soundbar, the Onkyo LS-B50 could be for you.
Onkyo makes some nice sounding surround sound speaker systems. With those systems cost being less than the $699 MSRP for the LS-B50 sound bar system, I had high expectations. I am hoping to see there is a nice synergy of design and components. This system is designed for someone who wants better sound than the speakers built into the flatscreens, but without all of the wires that you find with full surround sound systems. The design is of a 3-way system, with separate tweeters and mids in the actual soundbar, and then the separate wireless subwoofer. I liked the fact that it had multiple digital as well as analog inputs. It also had a USB input as well. So not only does it handle the sound for you TV, it also does double duty as a music system for a portable device like your MP3 player, or play music you have stored on a flash drive. Now it is time to see if the truth is in the pudding.
As stated previously, Onkyo delivered a very musical product here. Kudos to Onkyo. And elegant design would fit in with any décor. At an MSRP of $699, they are not cheap. However the Onkyo LS-B50 is further evidence that you do tend to get what you pay for. If you are in the market for a premium soundbar, this Onkyo deserves to be on your short list. Based on it's design, features, quality and performance, the Onkyo LS-B50 has earned our Editor's Choice Award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=LS-B50&class=EnvisionCinema&so.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sigma makes some innovative products. Here in Arizona, the heat in the summer takes some adaptation. To those that like to hit the trails this is often done at night. Doing so means that a bright light is required. Enter the Speedster LED Light and the Stereo Loop Light System. Whether your riding is done on the trail or street, these two products will have you covered.
Features and specs:
|Extremely high light output: 230 lumens|
|Outstanding core visibility with additional peripheral light for increased safety|
|3 Modes: power-, standard- and energy-saving mode|
|Burn time: 2.5 h (Power-), 4.5 h (Standard-), 9.5 h (Energy-saving mode)|
|6-stage battery indicator|
|Integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
|Integrated USB port|
|Quick release bracket with horizontal adjustment|
|Tool free click mount compatible with oversized bars|
|Click switch with tactile ON/OFF response and switch on protection (double click)|
|Weight: 180 g|
|Two 1/2 Watt high power LEDs|
|Excellent visibility thanks to the new SIGMA LOOP-LIGHT-SYSTEM|
|Burn time permanent: approx. 20 h, |
flashing: approx. 40 h
|Two-stage battery indicator|
|Tool-free, easy to change batteries |
(incl. 2 x AAA RTU NiMH rechargeable batteries)
|Quick release bracket with vertical adjustment|
|Tool free installation with either o-rings |
or zip ties
|Click switch with tactile ON/OFF response|
|Weight: 70 g|
Using the Speedster and Stereo was very easy. Two quick presses of the power button on the Speedster turns it on. Additional presses cycles it through the brightness levels of low, medium and high. Holding the button turns it off. On the Stereo, just a simple press of the power button cycles it through constant on, fast flashing, slow flashing, and off. Mounting with the included brackets was also easy.