20090430

Epson PowerLite 1725 Review

The Epson PowerLite 1725 is lightweight and ultra-portable multimedia projector

designed to serve as the perfect choice, no matter where your presentations take you. A step up from the PowerLite 1720, the Epson PowerLite 1725 adds along a wireless 802.11a/b/g LAN module and a plethora of other interfaces, including component, composite, and s-video. Like its predecessor, the PowerLite 1725 features an energy-efficient E-TORL lamp that produces 3000 Lumens and can last up to 4000 hours. Additional features of the Epson PowerLite 1725 projector include Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology for quality & color that’s beyond amazing, XGA (1024x768) resolution for vibrant images...more

Asus VW224U Review

The Asus VW224U is a 22" widescreen LCD monitor from Asus' entry level VW Series. The monitor features a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels with an image aspect ratio of 16:10 to provide a large viewing area. It offers a high contrast ratio of 5000:1 and includes Trace Free technology which delivers a 2ms response time for blur-free motion graphics. The VW224U utilizes ASCR and Splended Video Intelligence technologies for automatic color and contrast adjustment to provide optimal image quality. The monitor is designed with a tilting screen and includes VGA, D-Sub, and DVI-D video connectors. It also has built-in 1-watt stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack for accompanying sound. The VW224U...more

Canon ZR950 Review

The Canon ZR950 is an entry-level miniDV-based ultra compact camcorder. Retailing at just $279, this piece is very cheap if compared to the other ultra-compact camcorders in the market. It has a good 37x zoom (its advanced zoom goes up to 48x), which is above average, has manual focus with impressive quality, and weights just 13.4 ounces. It must be noted that this piece has a 1.07 CCD image sensor and has the interesting feature of multi-angle remote: which means it can be controlled by the remote from any angle. The primary difference between this one and the $10 cheaper Canon ZR930 is...more

Philips Prestigo SRT9320 Review

Announced in mid December 2008 for release in early 2009, the Philips Prestigo SRT9320 is a high end universal remote. Featuring a 2.8" colour touch screen with a minimal amount of buttons on the lower half, the SRT9320 can control up to 20 devices, and is programmable without the need to connect it to a PC. With learning modes and multidevice macros, the SRT9320 doesn't have everything - the device lacks the ability to control through RF, and it does not come with a charging cradle. It does, however, come with a USB port for software and icon updates - making...more

AMD Athlon X2 7850 BE Review

Introduced in late April 2009, the AMD Athlon X2 7850 BE is an updated version of the 7750 BE that operates at 100MHz faster at 2.8GHz. Built on a K10 quad-core design with two disabled cores, the X2 7850 BE enjoys a considerable performance advantage over the older X2 series, and can be further overclocked through use of it's unlocked multiplier - making it ideal for gaming enthusiasts on a budget. This is also due to the fact that the vast majority of games remain limited when it comes to the use of multiple threads, relying on individual core speed rather...more

HTC Magic Review

The HTC Magic is an Android powered mobile phone and is also known as the Android G2. Hooked directly into Google's services such as mail, maps, search and other features, the phone has access to the Android market of applications. This market is stocked with applications and games, and Google fanatics who will continue to make more as time goes on. The HTC Magic offers a video recording capability and makes it easy to publish the video directly to YouTube right from the phone. It incorporates a high speed 3.5G network connection with a Wi-Fi connection. The 3.2 inch HVGA screen...more

20090429

AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4770 Review

Introduced in mid April 2009 and release only weeks later, the Radeon HD 4770 is a middle-of-the-road graphics card by AMD/ATI. The first graphics card to be built on a 40nm process, the HD 4770 reaches new performance levels for its price point, keeping heat, and power consumption at acceptable levels. While maintaining the 128bit memory bus found on the previous generation 4670, the card's performance improvements are due to an increased GPU speed - through use of a more energy efficient fabrication - as well as improving the overall memory bandwidth through use of faster DDR5 chips first used on...more

Panasonic U1 Series Plasma Review

The Panasonic U1 Series of Plasma HDTVs is a part of Panasonics 2009 VIERA line of sets. This series is ideal for sport or movies with the ability to provide crisp images during fast-moving scenes thanks to their 600Hz sub-field drive. These sets are have full-HD 1080p resolution with a 30,000:1 native contrast ratio. The VIERA link allows them to be connected to a compatible Panasonic DVD or blue-ray player, home theater sound system or HD camcorder allowing them to be controlled with one remote. The VIERA image viewer provides a convenient way to share photos from an SD card reader...more

HP LaserJet CM3530 MFP Review

The HP LaserJet CM3530 MFP is a high-end color laser multifunction printer with the ability to color print, color scan or color copy, and is designed to be used by a large enterprise business. It can print 31 pages per minute at its best quality (1200 x 600 dpi) and has a recommended monthly print volume of 2000 to 6000 pages. There are two paper trays standard which can handle 100/250 sheets each, with an optional third tray that can handle an additional 500 sheets. The scanner is a 8.5" x 14" flatbed ADF with an optical resolution of 600 x...more

Samsung DVD-1080P9 Review

The Samsung DVD-1080P9 is a progressive scan DVD player with multi-codec support for playing MP3/WMA audio, DivX/MPEG-4 video, and JPEG images. It features an HDMI output with 720p, 1080i, and 1080p upscaling for sharper & clearer pictures from your DVDs. In addition, the Samsung DVD-1080P9 includes a USB interface for accessing content from a flash memory drive, a Digital-to-Analog Converter for accessing CD-audio, and CD-ripping for converting CD-audio into MP3-audio for storage on a USB drive. Additional features of the Samsung DVD-1080P9 player include HDMI CEC, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, and DTS Decoding. The Samsung DVD-1080P9 maintains an RRP of $149.99,...more

20090428

Averatec N2700 Review

Introduced in late April 2009, the N2700 is an 12" ultraportable laptop from Averatec. Featuring a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, 4GB of DDR2 800MHz memory and a 250GB SATA disk drive, the N2700 includes all of the amenities of a capable laptop in a small and affordable package. Available immediately, the device retails for $699. Features CPU / RAM: 2GHz Intel C2D T6400, 4GB DDR2 800MHz Display: 12" 1280 x 720px LCD screen powered by the Intel GMA X4500HD Storage: 250GB SATA hard disk drive Optical: 8x DVD writer Connectivity: 802.11b/g, Gigabit Ethernet Ports & Expansion: 3 x USB...more

Genius G-Shot HD520 Review

Introduced on April 27th 2009, the G-Shot HD520 is a high definition, flash based camcorder from Genius. Intended for those interested in an affordable high definition pocket-sized camcorder, the HD520 provides the ability to record and store 720p footage on SDHC cards up to 8gb in size. Weighing only 6-ounces, the HD520 includes a 2.5" LCD screen, 5x digital zoom, rechargeable Li-ion battery, HDMI output (with included cable), 32mb of internal storage as well as the ability to shoot 11mp still photos. Available immediately at select etailers, the device will cost $149. Features records in 720p high definition takes large 11mp...more

Sony CDX-GT930UI Review

 The Sony CDX GT930UI head unit is similar to its sister product, the CDX GT730UI head unit, except for the fact that it is designed for newer model cards and has a rear USB and AUX port instead of front ones. It has a flip down full motion detachable faceplate to assist in reducing the chances of a quick snatch and grab theft. It uses the Sony ZAPPIN function that allows the consumer to find the tune they're looking for just by playing a clip of each track in the collection, so that the driver can search for music using their...more

20090426

Toshiba SD-590KA Review

The Toshiba SD-590KA is an all region hi-resolution progressive scan DVD/CD player offered by Toshiba that can be used worldwide. It features digital cinema

progressive scan (PAL/NTSC) and can support many formats, including DVD-Video,DVD-R/RW,CD,CD-R/RW,VCD and SVCD. It is also capable of playing MP3s or viewing JPEG files with audio capabilities for linear PCM, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital/DTS. For video connectivity, there are component and composite outputs, which can be used with with digital coaxial and analog audio outputs. For international use, it features 5 language options; English / Persian Arabic / Russian / Indonesian / French. The device itself measures...more

Nikon D5000 Review

Made available for pre-order on April 24th 2009 for release shorly thereafter, the D5000 is a DSLR camera from Nikon. Featuring the D90's 12.3MP sensor, HD video capabilities and a new swiveling 2.7" LCD screen, the D5000 is built on a smaller frame. Designed to sit between the D90 and D60 in the Nikon lineup, the D5000 will cost $850 with a 8-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens or $730 for the body only...more

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Review

The Maxtor OneTouch 4 is a sleek and compact external HDD designed for PC & Macintosh computers. It features a 7200RPM drive speed and a 16MB cache buffer for fast and seamless data exchange, not to mention an easy-to-use USB 2.0 plug-and-play interface that simplifies drive management & backup scheduling. In fact, the OneTouch 4 needs only to be plugged into a PC and it will automatically appear on the desktop. Most notable about the Maxtor OneTouch 4 external hard drive is its automated OneTouch backup that backs up all your files with the push of one simple button. The Maxtor...more

Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP Review

The Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP is a 24" Widescreen flat panel monitor, with a 1920x1200 resolution. With the same design as its predecessor, the UltraSharp 2407WFP, this machine is very highly praised by respectable review sites such as CNET as well as users across the board. It past all the critics tests of color, display, DVD playback with flying colors. Special note goes to the wide array of connections, which basically means that users will not have to worry about any kind of adapter when it comes to connecting anything to this machine. This machine is ideal for every day work, video gamers and makes...more

20090424

Wadia 170iTransport Review

The Wadia 170iTransport is an iPod dock cited as being the first to bypass the iPod’s built-in digital-to-analog (DAC) converter. This allows users to pass music signals digitally to an audio/video receiver, outboard DAC, or other high-quality components for richer & enhanced sound quality. Plus, the 170iTranposrt is compatible with nearly every recent type of docking iPod, including the iPod classic, the iPod Nano, and the second-generation of the iPod Touch. Additional features of the Wadia 170iTranport include a powder-coated cast aluminum chassis, an infrared remote control, and a plethora of outputs, including high-resolution component video, S-Video, coaxial digital, and analog...more

Nikon D3X Review

Released on December 1st 2008 the D3X is the latest flagship digital SLR from Nikon. Featuring a massive 24.5MP CMOS sensor the camera creates 138MB 14bit RAW images. With the latest in Nikon camera technology, images aren't just big, but beautiful. Arguably the best camera Nikon has ever produced, most reviewers are quite positive about the camera, however those such as Ken Rockwell point out the shortfalls of the camera and the fact that it offers very little over the original D3 for a much higher price. Features 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor 12 or 14bit images, through a...more

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Review

Introduced in April 2009 alongside the Phenom II X4 945, the Phenom II X4 955 is a high end quad-core CPU from AMD. Manufactured on AMDs fairly recent 45nm fabrication process, the X4 955 runs at a speed of 3.2GHz, and features an unlocked CPU multiplier which allows for enthusiasts to more easily overclock. Perfect in this respect for computer enthusiasts and gamers, the chip performs admirably - matching the Intel Q9550 while being priced for slightly less. Available immediately, the X4 955 BE costs $245. Features Speed: 4 x 3.2GHz Cache: 4 x 512kb L2, 6mb L3 Architecture: K10 derivative,...more

Grado SR225i Review

Re-introduced in March 2009 with a slightly tweaked and improved driver, the SR225i is a high end headphone from Grado. With similar features as the SR125i, the SR225i increases air flow by 50% which is achieved through an improved rear metal screen and closer matched drivers. The result is an enlarged soundstage achieved from closer driver tolerances, while the improved rear screen frees the headphone from colorations. The SR225i is a popular middle-of-the-line option between the lower end SR60i/SR80i and the higher end RS2i/RS1i. Features Vented diaphragm Non Resonant air chamber UHPLC copper voice coil wire Standard copper connecting cord Tranducer...more

Thecus N4100Pro Review

Powered by the AMD Geode LX800 processor and 256MB of DDR400 memory, the N4100PRO provides the capacity to transfer files quickly and efficiently. Four 3.5" SATA hard disk bays enable up to 8TB of storage, and users can manage this space with an updated list of RAID mode selections, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. The N4100PRO also offers RAID management features, including RAID expansion and RAID level migration for ultimate flexibility. To top it off, the N4100PRO comes equipped with a decently large, bright LCM module, which displays useful status messages such as IP address, date and time,...more

20090423

Brother MFC-8870DW Review

The Brother MFC-8870DW is an all-in-one black and white laser printer that is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses and is a step up from the MFC-8860DN. The unit includes print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities to provide all-round office printing functionality. It is more advanced than the MFC-8860DN since it includes wireless connectivity which the MFC-8860DN lacks, making it capable of printing, scanning, and sending faxes wirelessly. The MFC-8870DW features high printing and copying speeds at up to 30 pages per minute with a print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. The unit offers a large paper capacity of up to 550 sheets with the optional expandable...more

Acer G24 Review

The Acer G24 is a 24" wide-screen LCD computer monitor that falls at the top of the Acer Premium Home Series. This monitor is designed as a companion for the Aspire Predator GT7700 extreme gaming desktop PC and is available in orange. It has a 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and is the only monitor in the series to feature Acer's CrystalBrite Technology. Specifications Size/Type: 24" wide-screen TFT LCD Panel Technology: TN (twisted nematic) Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Maximum Refresh Rate: 60Hz Horizontal Frequency: 30KHz - 80KHz Vertical Frequency: 55KHz -...more

CyberPower Gamer Dragon 9500 Review

The CyberPower Gamer Dragon 9500 is a high performance gaming desktop system from CyberPower's Athlon 64 series.  The system features an AMD Phenom II 3.6Ghz Quad-Core processor with HyperTransport technology, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 1TB SATA hard drive to provide ample storage and fast processing speeds.  It has integrated 8-channel HD audio and an ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card with 2GB of internal memory for intense graphics.  The Gamer Dragon 9500 includes an Asetek liquid cooling system to cool the overclocked processor and comes with both a 4x Blu-Ray player and 20x DVD-R/RW drive.  It also offers an 802.11g wireless network card,...more

20090422

Hitachi CinemaStar C5K500 Review

The Hitachi CinemaStar C5K500 is a 2.5 inch hard drive that is designed to save money on the power bill. It has an idle power of 1.3 watts and a read/write power of 1.4W, 20% lower than previous models. The hard drive operates with a speed of 5400 RPM and has four different capacities to choose from: 500GB, 320GB, 250GB, and 160GB. The Hitachi CinemaStar C5K500 is designed to be a high capacity digital video hard drive, ideal for survelliance storage or other video projects. It makes use of the included SmoothStream technology that increases the quality of the hard drive's...more

HP ProLiant ML370 G5 Series Review

The HP ProLiant ML370 G5 Series is the flagship series of servers offered by HP. These servers provide industry-leading management, performance and availability in a dual processor expansion server engineered to excel in a variety of environments from corporate work groups in growing businesses to critical remote sites requiring continuous accessibility and uptime. Some new features to this series include availability of the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 Series processor, up to 64GB of memory and support of up to 16 drives with option second 8-bay cage. The HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 allows for industry leading remote management, the scalable system...more

Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK Review

The Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK is a progressive scan DVD player/recorder from Panasonic's 2008 lineup and is an upgrade to the DMR-EZ28K since it includes a built-in VHS VCR.  The device includes a built-in hybrid digital tuner that can receive both analog and digital broadcasts.  It features technology for up-conversion of SD format data to 1920 x 1080p video format to provide HD image quality.  The DVD recorder also offers multi-format recording and playback compatibility including dual layer and rewriteable DVDs and supports Dolby Digital 2-channel audio recording.  The DMR-EZ48VK includes both an SD memory card slot and USB terminal for viewing photos off a camera or streaming...more

20090421

Toshiba Dynabook UX Review

Introduced in late April 2009, the Dynabook UX is a netbook from Toshiba. Featuring the standard 1.66GHz Atom processor, a 10.1" LED backlit screen with 1024 x 600px resolution and a 160gb HDD for storage, the device features a high end construction and chicklet style keyboard. Announced in Japan, it is unknown whether or not the device will be available in North America, however, a price of $600 is expected. Features CPU/Memory: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280, 1GB DDR2 Display/Video: 10.1" LED backlit screen, 1024x600px resolution, powered by the Intel 945GSE Express Storage: 160GB HDD Network connections: Ethernet, 802.11b/g Operating System: Windows...more

MSi AE1900 Wind Top Review

The MSi AE1900 Wind Top is an all-in-one desktop computer and is the smallest size in MSi's Wind Top series for 2009. The system features an 18.5" LCD WXGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and offers an Intel Atom 230 1.6 GHz processor on an Intel 945GC +ICH7 chipset. It is designed with a crystal-like bezel and HiFi speakers with SRS premium sound. The AE1900 Wind Top comes equipped with 1GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and a 4-in-1 card reader. It also includes a slot loading DVD writer as well as a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam and WiFi connectivity. The system comes with Microsoft...more

Audiovox D1988 Review

The Audiovox D1988 is a portable DVD player that supports DVD, CD, MP3, CD-R/RW and picture CD compatibility. The unit is an upgrade to the D1888, featuring a 9" LCD screen with a 16:9 image aspect ratio for widescreen graphics. It includes built-in stereo speakers and a high-capacity rechargeable battery that provides up to 3 hours of running time. The D1988 offers headphone, AV-in/out, and DC connectivity as well as a USB port and built-in 3-way card reader which the D1888 lacks. It also features parental control and anti-skip protection for smooth playback. The DVD player includes a remote control and has a 90-day limited warranty....more

Yamaha RX-397 Review

The RX-397 is an entry-level stereo receiver from Yamaha, released in mid 2006. The RX-397 is capable of outputting 50 watts of power per speaker channel. This receiver also provides an extended frequency response range of 10Hz to 50kHz, enabling the use of high quality sound sources such as SACD and DVD-Audio. Yamaha has integrated “Pure Direct” technology into the RX-397, which has been designed to optionally bypass unwanted treble and base alterations, therefore improving overall sound quality. For users with more than one set of stereo speakers, the A-B switch can be used to produce more sound. This unit also...more

20090420

Universal Remote MX-450 Review

The MX-450 is the latest 'professional' universal remote from Universal Remote Control Inc. Featuring the same 2” (176 x 220px) screen as the MX-880, the MX-450 is fully programmable, allowing the user to create and edit powerful macros directly on the remote control but not through MX-900 files like the more expensive MX-880. Similarly, the MX-450 only transmits on only a narrow band of radio frequencies (418MHz) assures that broadband interference is ignored. Features Size: 8" x 2.25" x 1.25" (H x W x D) Weight: 9 ounces (with battery loaded) Learning Capabilities: Standard frequencies (15kHz to 460kHz) Memory: 32 Megabits...more

Samsung 5 Series (2009) Review

The 5 Series is Samsung's mid-range line of high definition LCD TVs with a native resolution of 1080p. The series includes displays that range from 32" to 52" in size with a 16:9 image aspect ratio for widescreen picture. It features a 6ms response time, high dynamic contrast ratio, and utilizes Wide Color Enhancer technology for vibrant color saturation. The 5 Series includes two submodels, the 530 models and the more advanced 550 models. The 530 models are characterized by a glossy black bezel and 3 HDMI inputs while the 550 models feature a red-tinted bezel, higher contrast ratio, and an additional HDMI input compared to...more

Bose SoundDock Series II Review

Announced on August 21st 2008, the Bose SoundDock Series II is the second iteration of Bose's mobile digital iPod dock/speaker system. Similar in appearance to the original SoundDock, the new version is now compatible with both iPhones (making it now compatible with all dockable Apple devices) and comes shielded from interference that they may produce. Officially available as of September, the device comes in black and silver and costs $299. Features Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 12" x 6 1/2" (H x W x D) Weight: 4.56 lb./2.1 kg Supports all iPod models Comes with a wireless remote control One-year limited warranty...more

Samsung NC10 Review

The latest in a long line of netbooks to hit the market, the Samsung NC10 offers a slightly higher specification than many of its competitors and at a fairly attractive price too at $499 (329.99 GBP / 404.83 Euro) . The first NC10s began appearing in the United States, UK & Ireland, in November 2008. Only time will tell whether the build-quality is as good as its specifications. An enhanced version with larger trackpad an battery was released on March 7th 2009. This version of the netbook takes the Asus Eee PC 1000HE head on with an improved battery life of...more

LG BD370 Review

The BD370 is a Blu-ray Disc player announced by LG at CES 2009. This product is part of a series that builds upon 2008’s LG BD300, which broke new ground by featuring Netflix internet streaming, allowing users to instantly watch movies, TV shows and other video content. Like last year’s model, the BD370 will also offer Netflix access in addition to YouTube videos and CinemaNow’s pay-per-view HD movie content. This Blu-ray player is profile 2.0, meaning it’s compatible with BD-Live and BonusView, which can give users access to additional downloadable movie content through the internet. All internet content is enabled by...more

Dell UltraSharp 2709W Review

The Dell UltraSharp 2709W is a 27" widescreen LCD monitor that is an upgrade in screen size and specifications to the 2009W. The monitor utilizes Dell's TrueColor technology and has a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 to provide crisp images and lifelike color reproduction. It includes extensive connectivity options including VGA, DVI-D, Component, and Composite inputs as well as an HDMI input for full HD image quality. The UltraSharp 2709W also has four USB ports and a DisplayPort for compatibility with advanced video cards and future systems. It is designed with a height adjustable stand and the screen can be tilted or swiveled to achieve the optimum viewing angle. The UltraSharp 2709W is Energy Star qualified and comes with a 3 year limited...more

Samsung HMX-R10 Review

The Samsung HMX-R10 is a high definition camcorder from Samsung's 2009 lineup. The camcorder features a 1/2.33" CMOS sensor with high light sensitivity to provide full 1080p HD video recording and 9-megapixel still images. It is designed ultra-compact and ergonomic with a 2.7" LCD touchscreen and an angled lens making it comfortable to hold the camcorder for long periods of time. The HMX-R10 offers 5x optical and 8x smart zoom for recording closeups and also includes a unique time lapse recording feature. It offers a wide range of interface compatibility including USB, Composite, Component, HDMI, and an SD/SDHC slot. The camcorder is...more

TomTom ONE 140/ ONE 140-S Review

The TomTom ONE 140 and ONE 140-S are similarly featured entry-level GPS devices. The ONE 140 is exactly the same as the ONE 140-S, except for the added text-to-speech functionality, which is used for street names and places. The TomTom ONE 140/140-S sports a black bezel with chrome trim, unlike its predecessor (ONE 130-S), which was outfitted with a gray design. Both models feature a 3.5” LCD screen and a removable suction-cup mounting bracket. Improvements in the ONE 140 include a “Quick Menu,” which allows fast access to up to six common GPS functions. Maps have been improved, including seven million... more

20090417

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i Review

Leaked accidentally on March 24th 2009, and realeased officially a day later, the EOS Digital Rebel T1 - known as the 500D everywhere else in the world - i is a digital SLR camera from Canon. Featuring the same body as the XSi, the T1i includes a sensor that matches that found in the 50D, allowing for 15.1MP images and full 1080p video recording. The device will cost $800 for the body only, or $900 for a kit which includes the default XSi 18-55 IS EF-S lens. Features 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor Digic 4 processor Canon lens mount 3" LCD (920,000... more

Intel Core i7-920 Review

The Intel Core i7-920 is the base model of three high-end x86-64 desktop processors. The i7 moniker refers to Intel’s seventh architectural generation, the Nehalem family of processors. Marketed to those seeking maximum performance, the Core i7-920 features a quad-core chip design with a clock speed frequency of 2.66 GHz with 8MB of L3 cache. One of the largest changes with the Core i7 is what Intel calls Quick Path, an innovation that allows for significantly increased memory bandwidth performance via the triple channel DDR3 memory controller. Intel has also brought back their Hyperthreading technology from the previous single-core Pentium 4... more

Samsung Plasma Series 5 (2009) Review

The Samsung Plasma Series 5 (2009) is a line of widescreen plasma HDTVs with full 1080p high definition capability. This line features Samsung's "Touch of Color" (TOC), which blends a hint of charcoal grey coloring into the piano black frame resulting in a very stylish appearance. The e-panel technology features FilterBright, which minimizes glare and reflections for optimal viewing at any time.  The 600Hz Subfield Motion gives clear picture for fast moving images with a 0.001ms response time for minimal bluring, while the mega-dynamic contrast ratio gives deeper blacks and enhanced color.  The built in digital tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM) accepts any... more

20090416

Koss PortaPro Review

Introduced in 1984 the PortaPro has remained Koss's greatest and most popular headphone. Featuring unparalleled performance within its price segment, the PortaPro is a sure bet for anyone interested in an open mid-fi headphone. Did we mention it has a no-questions asked lifetime warranty? Frequency Response: 15-25,000 Hz Impedance: 60 ohms Sensitivity 101 dB SPL/1mW Distortion: Cord: Straight, Dual Entry... more

Polk Audio Monitor30 Review

The Polk Audio Monitor 30 is a two-way bookshelf loudspeaker that is a member of the special Polk Audio Monitor series. The original series was produced in the mid-1970s and set a high standard for value and performance, making Polk Audio a well known member of the audio community. The Polk Audio Monitor 30 has a variety of features including a 1-inch fabric/polymer composite dynamic balance dome tweeter to add realistic touches to vocals and instruments, a neodymium magnet which is standard in many stereos, a 5 1/4 inch bi-laminate composite dynamic balance driver which is lightweight and stiff for high... more

HP LaserJet P2055dn Review

The HP LaserJet P2055dn is a black and white laser printer from HP's LaserJet series. The printer features a 600MHz processor and 128MB of internal memory for processing complex documents and providing a print speed of up to 35ppm. It has a 250-sheet paper tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and also has the option of a third 500-sheet tray with the P2055x submodel. The LaserJet P2055dn is Energy Star qualified and includes HP's Instant-On technology for fast startup from standby. It is capable of automatic duplex printing and also features an embedded HP JetDirect ethernet print server for networking capabilities. The printer supports USB connectivity and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Features/Specs Black & White Laser Printer Black Print Speed:... more

Dell S1909WX Review

The Dell S1909WX is a 19-inch LCD monitor that comes below a two hundred dollar price tag. The 1440 x 900 resolution is supported by a typical 5 milisecond response time and an 1000:1 contrast ratio. The design is a black bezel making the monitor uniform and able to blend into any workplace with black monitors. The Dell S1909WX has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2 (candelas per square meter) which makes it able to operate in brighter rooms. The monitor comes with a unique feature of being able to access copy-protected media digital content. Dell claims that the DVI-D connection... more

Sony STR-DH700 Review

The Sony STR-DH700 is a 7.1 105 watt/channel home theater/receiver announced by Sony in March 2009, with a $300 price tag. This receiver features 6 HD inputs (3 Active HDMI™ and 3 component). It is compatible with 24p True Cinema video signals and decodes uncompressed audio so users can connect their HD components such as a Blu-ray Disc™ player and PLAYSTATION®3.  Equipped with S-AIR™ technology, users can listen to their favorite songs wirelessly throughout their home via the optional S-AIR transmitter and speaker. Users can quickly set up their speakers while optimizing performance with the push of one button in just 30... more

20090415

Kenwood KDC-HD942U Review

The Kenwood KDC-HD942U is a car audio player released by Kenwood in 2009 retailing at $250. It has a built-in HD Radio tuner giving crystal-clear digital AM/FM broadcasts from participating stations — FM sounds almost like CD quality, and AM sounds like traditional FM. Plus, HD Radio stations can broadcast more than one channel on the same frequency, giving users more listening choices. Built-in iPod controls allow users to connect and control their iPod or iPhone™ from the receiver. No adapter's needed, but there is an optional Kenwood's iPod cable as well. It is also the first Kenwood CD-receiver with built in HD Radio and... more

iRiver P7 Review

The iRiver P7 is a portable MP3 player announced at CES 2009 and released during the latter portion of 2009. Outfitted with a 4.3” (480x272 resolution) LCD touchscreen, the iRiver P7 media player offers 50 hours of audio playback and 7 hours of video playback, as well as access to photo images. In addition, the P7 MP3 player supports a wide array of codecs, including OGG, FLAG, and even XviD. The iRiver P7 player also boasts an FM player, 7 preset EQ settings, a microSD memory card slot for downloading data, and SRS WOW HD capabilities for high definition playback. The... more