20090731

LaCie d2 Blu-ray Professional Review

The LaCie d2 Blu-ray Professional is an external Blu-ray DVD Rewriter capable of playing back up to four hours of HD video and storing up to 50GB of data per disc. This, LaCie's only current Blu-ray offering, connects via USB 2.0 and Firewire and comes bundled with software for both Windows and Mac. The drive itself is actually made by Panasonic and housed in a matte silver shell, designed by Neil Poulton for LaCie(French company). The main use of this drive is to back up and play large video files as well as Blu-ray DVD's.

Acer Aspire X3200 Review

The Acer Aspire X3200 is a small form factor desktop PC released in late 2008. Its small size makes it capable of being used in a home theater setup as an HTPC. Numerous variations are available, ranging from dual core to quad core models. At the top of the line is the AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core Processor 9100e based version, which comes with 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 640GB hard drive and Nvidia GeForce 9300e graphics. At the entry-level, users will find the Aspire X3200 with an AMD Althlon X2 Dual Core Processor 4850e, which comes with 4GB of DDR2.

20090730

Sony VAIO AW Series Review

The Sony VAIO AW Series is a PC designed for high quality entertainment. It comes loaded with Windows 7 and runs off of a NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series graphics card, higher quality than what is normally found in laptops of this price. The 1080p HD screen uses Sony's XBRITE-FullHD technology to enhance the picture and work together with the graphics card for a better viewing experience. A camera and a microphone are built in, as is a fingerprint security sensor, and a set of A/V control buttons to make movie watching easy without the use of a mouse.

HTC Touch Pro Review

The Touch Pro is HTC's flagship phone for 2008 and expands on the premium Touch Diamond with a full QWERTY keyboard and expandable microSD storage. It makes full use of its 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with the HTC's TouchFLO 3D, an interface designed to make navigation simple and intuitive. The 5-row QWERTY keyboard is great for typing up emails or making full use of the include Microsoft Office system. The HTC Touch Pro comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera which is standard for phones of its price range, though the auto-focus feature of the camera is more unique.

Lexmark X544n Review

The Lexmark X544n is an all-in-one color laser printer from Lexmark's Multifunction Laser series. The printer offers color print, scan, and copy functionality with a print speed of 25ppm in black or color at a resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi.   It has a 250-sheet input tray with the option of adding a Duo Drawer for a second 550-sheet tray and a 100-sheet document feeder.  The printer differs with the X543dn since it includes a Super 3G fax modem but lacks the built-in duplex printing that comes with the X543dn.  The Lexmark X544n is designed with a 2-line LCD display, 500MHz processor, and 128MB of internal memory.  It is Energy Star qualified.

20090728

Sony VAIO TT Series Review

The Sony VAIO TT Series is a business oriented laptop that is designed for travel. It weighs only 2.9 pounds, making it light and easy to carry, and comes with a standard battery that can last from 4.5 to 7.5 hours, way more than other laptops in the VAIO line. At production, it was the smallest Blue-ray Disc notebook, with the 11.1" frame incorporating the high definition quality of the usually immobile technology. The Sony VAIO TT Series comes with an optional downgrade for Windows XP Professional, so the consumer does not have to get the newest Microsoft operating system.

Samsung LN52B540 Review

The Samsung LN52B540 is a 52" high definition LCD TV from Samsung's mid-range 5 Series. The TV features a native resolution of 1080p, dynamic contrast ratio of 60,000:1, and a 6ms response time. It includes built-in 10-watt stereo speakers, 3 HDMI inputs, and a USB input. For more information see the full Samsung 5 Series report. Features/Specs 52" LCD Display 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio 1920 x 1080 Resolution 6ms Response Time 60,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio Wide Color Enhancer Technology SRS TruSurround HD Built-in 10-watt Stereo Speakers Built-in ATSC, NTSC, and QAM Tuners Glossy Black Bezel /w Touch of Color Red-Tint Energy Star.

JVC KD-AVX77 Review

The JVC KD-AVX77 is an in-dash CD/DVD/USB car-multimedia receiver outfitted with a 5.4” ultra-wide monitor constructed from a high-resolution 192,000 pixel TFT panel cited as being capable of producing thousands of display colors. The second of two KD-AVX models, the KD-AVX77’s ultra-powerful display can display aspect ratios of up to 3:32:1 for a super-wide Cinemascope viewing experience. The monitor can also display multimedia video and AV input content at the same time in split screen mode. Plus, the KD-AVX77’s monitor functions as a full touch-screen, thereby allowing the entire TFT panel to dual-task as the receiver’s control panel.

20090727

Sony Ericsson K660 Review

The Sony Ericsson K660 is a mid-range candybar-style quadband mobile phone from Sony Ericsson's K Series. The phone features 3G technology with HSDPA for fast download speeds and has Bluetooth wireless technology for pairing with a headset or other Bluetooth device. It has an integrated media player with FM radio and a built-in 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom for taking photos and recording videos. It also includes video and picture blogging, RSS feeds, an Access Netfront browser, and has a landscape mode for horizontal web browsing. The K660 is designed with a large 240 x 320 pixel screen and comes with 32MB of internal memory as well as a memory stick.

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65V10 Review

The VIERA V10 Series is Panasonic's line of high-end plasmas that contain all the high-end technologies introduced in 2009. For more information refer to the full VIERA V10 Series report. Specifications 1080p native resolution 2" thick NeoPDP technology 40,000:1 static contrast ratio 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio 1080 lines of motion resolution 600Hz sub drive THX Certification, and video mode VIERA Image Viewer with AVCHD support VIERACast VIERA Link Inputs 4xHDMI Component VGA.

Asus Eee PC 904HA Review

The Eee PC 904HA is a netbook PC that offers a blend of entertainment and business features from Asus' 2008 lineup. The netbook features an 8.9" LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and Asus' Super Hybrid Engine for improved performance. It offers up to 1GB of DDR2 memory and differs from the 900 model since it has an Intel Atom processor with a 160GB HDD. At 1.4kg, the Eee PC 904HA is heavier than the 900 due to the hard drive and also lacks the SD card reader that comes with the 900. It includes a 1.3-megapixel webcam, digital array microphone, and built-in stereo speakers. The netbook also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and has a VGA port and 3 USB ports.

HTC Touch Cruise Review

The HTC Touch Cruise is designed for consumers who like to travel and want a phone that can help them along the way. It is able to network in Europe and Asia using the HSDPA/WCDMA network as well as other places using Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. It makes use of Bluetooth 2.0 with enhanced data rate and A2DP for stero wireless headsets, and can connect to Wi-Fi with IEE 802.11 b/g. The HTC Touch Cruise's camera is only a 3.2 megapizel color camera with a fixed focus, not exciting when compared to cameras that other phones have installed.

Epson Stylus Photo R320 Review

The Epson Stylus Photo R320 is a color inkjet printer that is specially designed for printing photos in a personal home setting. The printer is an upgrade to the R300 since it features a built-in color preview monitor for adjusting photos before printing. It offers a print speed of 15ppm in black and color with a print resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 pixels. The printer utilizes a 6-Color photo ink system and is capable of printing a 4" x 6" borderless photo in approximately 37 seconds. The Stylus Photo R320 is designed with a grey and silver finish and a 120-sheet paper input tray. It includes two USB ports and a memory card reader.

Antec Twelve Hundred Review

The Twelve Hundred is a gaming case from Antec. Created with hot components in mind the Twelve Hundred focuses on the basics: cooling those components, and showing them off at the same time. The largest gaming enclosure from Antec, the Twelve Hundred has tons of room for multiple over-sized graphics cards, and a great deal of cooling capacity with tripple 120mm intake fans, dual 120mm exhaust fans, and an oversized 200mm top exhaust, as well as two other fan mounts for additional cooling if necessary.

Yamaha YST-SW216 Review

The Yamaha YST-SW216 is an entry-level front-firing subwoofer that provides up to 100 watts of dynamic power. The subwoofer features Yamaha's advanced YST II technology in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel impedence and provide a high level of performance. It is designed with a 10" long-stroke cone driver and a high-density MDF cabinet for reduced vibration and resonance. The YST-SW216 offers a frequency response of 25 to 180 Hz and includes a selectable high cut filter of 40 to 140 Hz. It also features a linear port for reducing extraneous noise and is magnetically shielded.

Yamaha YMC-700 Review

The Yamaha YMC-700 is the upper model of two neoHD media controllers offered by Yamaha which features WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. The YMC-700 not only allows you to enjoy all your AV sources with high quality but also features an easy on screen operation GUI (graphical user interface) and simplified remote control that allows you to control all your AV devices. It has 3 HDMI inputs and 1 output with HDMI video upconversion from other inputs, including component and composite inputs and has outputs for a 5.1 speaker system. The built in Rhapsody Technology gives you access to the Rhapsody digital.

Pioneer HDJ-1000 Review

Pioneer's HDJ-1000 is a higher-end set of headphones, designed mainly for professional DJ usage. The speakers are high-powered, with a max 3500mW power input and 50mm dome drivers, and they have a high degree of sound insulation. The headset has a folding housing with swivel joints, and the housing is padded so that it can rest against your shoulders. They come with a stereo/mono switch that allows left and right channel sound monitoring in a single ear. These headphones also have a very wide range of frequency responses, between 5Hz and 30kHz. They use a coiled cable, approximately 4 feet long

Panasonic SDR-H79 Review

The Panasonic SDR-H79 is a relatively inexpensive camcorder that delivers more bang for the buck than more expensive Panasonic cameras such as the SDR-H200. It has a larger hard drive than other camcorders; the 60 GB of space can hold over two days work of continuous video recording. It has a great 70x optical zoom which makes it much better at grabbing the far away details. The 2.7 inch LCD viewing screen is a standard size for Panasonic camcorders, as is the Optical Image Stabilization and the SDHC memory card slot. The Panasonic SDR-H79 is mac compatible.

20090722

Sony SRS-DB500 Review

The SRS-DB500 is a powerful 3-piece multimedia speaker system from Sony's PC & Portable Speaker lineup.  The system comprises two satellite speakers and a subwoofer for bass-driven stereo sound that is recommended for playing music, movies, or PC gaming.  The satellite speakers provide a power output of 75 watts each while the subwoofer offers a power output of 150 watts, for a total system power of 300 watts.  The SRS-DB500 is designed with a black finish and includes convenient volume, power, bass, and treble controls.  It also offers a headphone jack for private listening and is magnetically shielded to avoid interference with the monitor.  The speakers include both stereo-mini and RCA inputs for connecting to portable electronics.

Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW Review

The Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW is a 22" widescreen LCD monitor that is designed for home and entertainment use.  The monitor features a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels with a 5ms response time and a dynamic contrast ratio of 8000:1.  It is designed with a glossy black cabinet and has integrated 1.5-watt speakers for accompanying stereo sound.  The 2263UW features Samsung's MagicBright technology which optimizes the display settings based on the task.  The monitor also has an integrated 3-megapixel webcam and microphone and offers a variety of connectivity including headphone, USB, D-Sub, and DVI /w HDCP support.  It comes with a swivel and tiltable stand and is wall-mount compatible.

eMachines EZ1601-01 Review

The eMachines EZ1601-01 is an all-in-one desktop featuring a PC, an 18.5” widescreen monitor, a keyboard, and an optical mouse. The PC uses an Intel Atom N270 processor (1.6GHz) with 1 Gig of DDR2 memory to fuel high-performance applications, games, and content-streaming. Plus, it comes equipped with Windows XP Home Edition and a plethora of basic-level software for a quick and easy startup. Once powered, users can immediately connect the desktop to the Internet via Gigabit LAN or an integrated 802.11b/g wireless modem and start surfing the web, checking email, or downloading content.

Yamaha DVX-700 Review

The Yamaha DVX-700 is a digital integrated front surround system that falls at the top of Yamaha's line of Air Surround home theatre systems. The Air Surround system system is derived from Yamaha's expertise in Digital Sound field Processing (DSP) and the use of sound reflections to create a surround listening experience using only 2 front speakers and a subwoofer.  There are several connections including HDMI for HD sources, a USB port and an optional iPod dock for full iPod connectivity. It is also Bluetooth compabtible with optional dock and is XM or Sirius radio ready with optional tuner kits.

Yamaha HTR-5960 Review

The Yamaha HTR5960 is a full-featured digital home theater receiver ready for all formats. It sports a couple of features that not only improve the sound quality of your system, they also make your life a little easier. Component Video Up Conversion takes S-Video and composite signals and converts them into a component signal. This not only ensures the highest quality video from any source, it means you only need one connection to your HDTV monitor. No more switching inputs according to your source, it can all go through the component video connection. The HTR5960 also has YPAO

LG EnV2 VX9100 Review

One of two successors in the V-Series [It succeeded both the LG enV (VX9900) and the original LG The V (VX9800)] along with the LG Voyager (VX10000). Small and sleek, the LG enV²makes calling and texting a breeze. Taking pics and flicks is super-easy with the neatly integrated 2.0 megapixel camera. And, last but not least, its got a built-in music player, so even if you’re on-the-go, you’ll never be at a loss for entertainment.

20090716

Yamaha NS-SP7800PN Review

The Yamaha NS-SP7800PN is a 5.1 channel speaker package from Yamaha that delivers high quality sound and a stylish design to fit any decor. The system comprises of 2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers, a center speaker and subwoofer. There are 2 shelf speakers and 2 floor standing speakers which can both be used as front or rear speakers, depending on your room layout. The center, 2 front and 2 rear speakers all have dual 2.25" woofers and a 3/4" tweeter. The subwoofer is has a super slim 6-3/16" deep design to match flat screen TVs and puts out 130 watts...more

20090618

TiVo TCD658000 Review

The TiVo TCD658000 is the top model HD DVR offered by TiVo, known as the "TiVo HD XL DVR" with several upgrades from the TiVo HD DVR. Most notably, this unit has a much larger 1 Terabyte hard drive and upgraded THX sound, which was seen in the previous Series3 model. It is capable of storing and impressive 150 hours of HD programming or 1350 hours of SD programming from analog cable, digital cable or analog antenna, has the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and a dual tuner allows you to record two shows at once in HD. Online...more

Canon PIXMA MP180 Review

The Canon PIXMA MP180 is a multifunction photo inkjet printer from Canon's Photo All-in-One Inkjet series.  The printer offers print, copy, and scan functionality, making it suitable for basic home use.  It features print speeds of 22ppm black, 17ppm color, and is a step up from the MP170 since it can print a 4" x 6" borderless photo faster than the MP170, in only 52 seconds.  The PIXMA MP180 prints with a color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and produces 1200 dpi scans with 48-bit color depth.  It includes a direct print port for printing photos straight from a memory card and also offers PictBridge connectivity.  The PIXMA MP180 is Energy Star qualified...more

20090617

Samsung PN50B860 Review

The PN50B860 is the smaller of Samsung's two top-of-the-line Series 8 plasma HDTVs, and has a 50" display, 3 000 000:1 contrast ratio and 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has a very thin, 1.2"-deep frame with numerous inputs and colored translucent bezel. It can also access the Internet to view online content, and DLNA wireless access allows the TV to access personal media stored on other computers. The PN50B860 also has several of Samsung's high-end features, including e-panel glare reduction, an HD engine that imitates cinema quality, very high contrast ratio, and universal remote control which is compatible with other Samsung...more

20090616

Nokia E63 Review

The Nokia E63 is a quadband GSM mobile smartphone from Nokia's business-oriented E Series. The phone is designed with a 2.4" landscape color screen, 5-way scroll key, and a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging and email functionality. It runs on Symbian OS 9.2 and is an upgrade to the E62 since it features 3G broadband internet, Bluetooth technology, and Wi-Fi connectivity with VoIP support. The phone also comes with Nokia maps, office document editors, and supports push email for receiving emails instantly. The E63 includes an integrated media player, FM radio, Java support, and a built-in speakerphone. The phone also features a 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus technology and an LED flash. It provides up...more

Coby CVE91 Review

The Coby CVE91 are intra-aural earphones that are suitable for use with an MP3 player or other portable device. The earphones are designed to fit inside the ear canal to provide isolation of external noise. They are lightweight and feature 9mm neodymium drivers for deep bass response. Although they are not available in as many colours as the CVE52, the CVE91 also include an in-line volume control which the CVE52 lacks. The earphones are available in a black or white finish and come with a 1 year limited warranty. Features/Specs Sound-isolating earcanal design 9mm Neodymium drivers In-line volume control 3.5mm L-shaped jack Lightweight Available Colours: Black, White 1 year limited warranty...more

Netgear WNR854T Review

The Netgear WNR854T is a wireless-N router that was released in 2006. This router operates at the 2.4GHz frequency, supporting IEEE 802.11n (draft) as well as the wireless-b/g standards. The WNR854T sports a sleek square design that hides the router’s antennas, which are located inside the unit’s plastic case. For users within close proximity to the router, one will find four gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, plus one gigabit WAN port. In terms of security, this router supports high-level WPA-PSK encryption, NAT, MAC address filtering and features a SPI firewall to moderate users and keep unwanted traffic outside the WNR854T network. While...more

20090612

Philips SRU5108 Review

The Philips SRU5108 is a universal remote control from Philips' 5000 Series that can control up to 8 types of AV devices.  The remote is compatible with TV, DVD, DVR, SAT, VCR, Cable, Audio, and AUX and can work with any brand of device since 1990.  It differs with the SRU5107 since it is specially designed for use with Home Theater setups and features standard HT buttons including +/-, AM/FM, CD, DVD, DVR, and Mode keys.  The remote also has LED illumination of the primary keys making it easy to control in the dark.  The SRU5108 is easy to setup and automatically memorizes the setup codes entered so that they will...more

20090611

Motorola Surf A3100 Review

The Motorola Surf A3100 is a touch tablet cell phone designed to provide the ultimate work/life balance. The high-speed 3G device gives instant access to information you need to keep connected. It runs Window Mobile 6.1 Professional, which is an icon based operating system that is controlled by touching the screen with a finger or included stylus, or by using the omni-direction trackball. A built in GPS lets you easily search google maps and forward facing camera lets you partake in video conferences. There is also a higher quality 3 megapixel camera with auto focus. Windows Media Player lets you enjoy...more

Vizio VP504F Review

The Vizio VP504F is a 50" Plasma HDTV from Vizio's VP Series for 2008. The unit is a step up from the VP503 since it features a native resolution of 1080p and a 30,000:1 contrast ratio to provide full high definition graphics with vibrant color reproduction. It also utilizes a Silicon Optix REON HQV chip to upscale the quality of standard definition closer to HD. The VP504F has dual built-in 10-watt speakers to provide accompanying stereo sound. It comes equipped with a variety of inputs including composite, component, S-Video, VGA, and four HDMI inputs. The VP504F has a suggested retail price of $1500 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Features/Specs 50" Plasma HDTV Silicon Optix REON HQV...more

Netgear WGR614L Review

The Netgear WGR614L is a wireless-G network router aimed at advanced users looking to run alternative, open source firmware on their router. The WGR614L supports popular open source firmware choices such as DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Tomato. Developers have access to an extensive user guide for programming their own router features, along with support from Netgear’s myopenrouter.com community. The Netgear WGR614L runs on a Broadcom 5354 running at 240 MHz with 4 MB flash and 16 MB of RAM. This router includes two antennas, one internal and one external. Netgear’s WGR614 is rated for wireless connections up to 54 Mbps, and has...more

Apple iPhone 3G S Review

The iPhone 3G S is the successor to the iPhone 3G that features the same outer design but offers redesigned and upgraded internals. Apple claims the "S" stands for Speed (iPhone 3G Speed) and sees more powerful internal processing to offer a faster experience. According to Apple the apps open twice as fast as regular 3G, and web browsing is up to 3 times as fast. The other aspects of the iPhone that have undergone upgrades are the camera, internal battery and more built-in features such as Nike+. Differences between iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S upgrade to 3MP camera with...more

20090605

Kodak EasyShare M340 Review

The Kodak EasyShare M340 is a mid-grade compact digital camera with a 10.2 MP resolution for high-quality prints up to 30” x 40”. It features a 3X optical zoom Aspheric Lens that also allows for 5x digital zoom for even larger pictures. Most notable about the M340 is its inclusion of Smart Capture technology, which uses Intelligent Scene Detection, Intelligent Capture Control, and Intelligent Image Processing to automatically adjust camera settings for the best quality-pictures. Additional features of the Kodak EasyShare M340 digital camera include HD-image capture in 16:9 format, QuickTime motion JPEG video capture up to a QVGA resolution, and...more

20090604

Thermaltake Mozart iP Review

The Thermaltake Mozart iP is a home theater desktop PC case that supports ATX and Micro ATX compatibility from Thermaltake's Mozart series.  The case is designed with a black aluminum chassis with two bridges that strengthen the case structure.  It is unique in the series since it has a front panel hinge with an iPod dock and built-in iPod remote control allowing the user to insert their iPod and play music directly from the case.   The Mozart iP includes an 80mm intake fan on the front with a front panel air vent, dual 60mm exhaust fans at the back, and a top vent which provide good air flow to keep the case cool.  It can...more

LG LHT888 Review

The LG LHT888 is a home theater system offered by LG whose elegent design will add a touch of class to any room.  The front and rear speakers are inspired by the slim and elegant shape of a champagne glass making these speakers a piece of home decor as much as a part of your sound system. The LG LHT854 comprises of a DVD player,  200W subwoofer, 100W table top center channel and four 100W "champagne" floor-standing satellite speakers. It has superior audio performance tuned by Mr. Mark Levinson and has 1080p up-scaling video via HDMI for visuals to match.  It...more

20090603

SageTV HD 200 Review

Launched December 1st, 2008 - nearly a year after the HD100 - the SageTV HD200 is a 1080p capable compact network media streamer. Unlike some complex streamers which include built in hard disks, the HD200 follows the miniature Western Digital TV HD, using only external sources for media. Unlike the WD TV however, the Sage primarily uses a network connection - utilizing networked computers to stream from and store recorded TV. Features digital I/O: 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 1.3, optical audio, 2 x USB analog I/O: component, composite, s-video Video format supported: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264 up to 1080p, AVI, MKV, MOV,...more

Nikon Coolpix S630 Review

The Nikon Coolpix S630 is the top model in Nikon's Coolpix Style series, which is a line of sophisticated and stylish digital cameras. This camera blends an ultra-compact form with advanced 7x zoom NIKKOR lens allowing it to capture near and far images, while still being able to fit in your pocket or purse. The 12 megapixel resolution, quick start up time, short shutter-release time lag and all around optimized performance makes it easy to capture any moment with exceptional image quality. The Sport Continuous Mode offers the added benefit of shooting as many as 20 consecutive pictures at a rapid...more

Toshiba TDP-XP2U Review

The Toshiba TDP-XP2U is a digital multimedia projector designed for portability and professional use in educational and business settings. The projector features DLP BrightColor technology and is a step up from the TDP-XP1U since it produces a higher brightness output of 2500 lumens for projection in al types of lighting. It has a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1.1x optical zoom and XGA native resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The TDP-XP2U is designed with a built-in 2-watt speaker and is compact and portable, weighing only 4.8 lbs. It offers a variety of connectivity options including RGB, composite, and S-Video and is HDTV compatible, projecting HDTV signals up to 1080i. The projector...more

LG LFD850 Review

The LG LFD850 is a micro sized DVD home theater system that gives a macro sized experience. This system comprises of a DVD player/receiver and two 3-way 80W speakers. The system is only 6.7" x 10.2" x 8.9" and each speaker measures 5.1" x 9.5" x 11.6" making this an extremely compact system. The DVD player has progessive-scan output for a high resolution playback through either a composite or component video output. It is capable of playing most DVD and CD disc formats and is capable of reading MP3, WMA and JPEG file formats. It is designed to be used with...more

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx Review

The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx is a handheld GPS device designed for the outdoor enthusiast and falls at the top of the GPS 60 series offered by Garmin. Like the 60Cx model, this model features a color TFT monitor, high-sensitivity GPS receiver and a removable microSD card
but also features a barometric altimeter and electronic compass. The IPX7 waterproof case can withstand an accidental dunk under water and still perform.  There is a built-in Americas autoroute basemap which includes highways, exits and tide data and has the ability to give turn-by-turn directions do your destination. The 256 level color, 1.5" x 2.2"...more

20090528

Philips DVDR3576H/37 Review

The DVDR3576H/37 is the high-end successor to Philip’s 2007’s DVDR3575H/37 DVD/hard drive recorder. The only known difference between the two models is a black enclosure and modified user interface, specifically regarding the digital tuner feature. This device allows you to record up to 198 hours (SLP setting) of standard definition television to its 160GB hard drive, edit out commercials, and then optionally burn it to a DVD for permanent storage. While this device only records standard definition television, it can be used with high definition broadcast signals and upconverts all recorded content to 720p/1080i/1080p. The DVDR3576 includes common DVR features, such...more

20090526

Lenovo S12 Review

Introduced in late May 2009 the S12 is a 12" netbook from Lenovo. Further bluring the lines between full out notebook and handicapped netbook, the S12 features a 12" screen with 720p capable 1280 x 800px resolution. Similar to the Asus N10, higher priced configurations of the device will also see a more powerful Nvidia graphics chip - part of Nvidia's latest ION chipset - the 9400m, capable of outputting 720p high definition through the units display, or full 1080p high definition through an HDMI port. Shipping later in July, the S12 is priced from $449 with Intel graphics alone. The...more

Samsung HZ15W Review

The Samsung HZ15W is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera that can record advanced high-definition video. A step up from the Samsung HZ10W, the Samsung HZ15W digital camera records high-definition H.264 videos at a resolution of 720p. In fact, the HZ15W camera also features HDMI connectivity through the use of a cradle so that users can view their video and photos in HD clarity on an HDTV. In addition, the HZ15W digital camera features a 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens with a 10x optical zoom, not to mention an ultra-clear 3” LCD screen. The HZ15W camera also boasts Optical/Digital Image Stabilization, full...more

20090522

Energy CF-70 Review

The Energy CF-70 is the largest 3-way floorstanding speaker from Energy's high-end Connoisseur Series and is suitable for medium-sized rooms. The speaker is designed with a 1" hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeter and a 5.5" midrange for accurate sound reproduction. It is a step up from the CF-30 since it has larger 6.5" fiberglass woofers with ribber elliptical surrounds and front venting for powerful bass response. It offers an RMS power handling of up to 300 watts and a frequency response of 34Hz to 20kHz. The CF-70 utilizes advanced sound engineering to ensure that the entire frequency range is uniform in sound and is of an even pattern. It also has dual gold plated...more

HP Officejet J6480 Wireless Review

The HP Officejet J6480 wireless is an inexpensive multifunction inkjet printer. It is fairly heavy for a printer in its price range, weighing in at 17 lbs, but it has a decent sized memory of 64 MB and supports a variety of different flash based memories. The fax machine part of the printer is fairly basic with a total memory capacity of 100 pages and a maximum transmission speed of 33.6 Kbps.The fax element can handle color faxing, automatic redialing, distinctive ring pattern detection and fax forwarding. The scanning element of the HP Officejet J6480 is above average, with an optical...more

20090521

Thermaltake Mozart TX Review

The Thermaltake Mozart TX is a home entertainment cube tower PC case from Thermaltake's Mozart series.  At 28" tall, the case provides plenty of vertical space allowing it to hold two systems, five 5.25" drives, seven 3.5" drives, and a 7" drive for installing a 7" LCD VGA monitor.  It is available in either a silver aluminum or black steel chassis with an aluminum front panel and transparent side window.  The case features independant thermal chamber technology which divides the case into separate sections for the primary system, secondary system, 5.25" bays, and 3.5" bays and regulates the temperature in each section separately.   The Mozart TX includes two 12cm intake...more