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