Like so many other technophiles, I'm eager to embrace wireless for everything in my home. My dream is to cut the cables, but my reality is nowhere close to that. To enjoy music on speakers, I either have to connect my computer or iPhone through an audio-out cable or dock the iPhone into a 30-pin compatible boombox. That's hardly an elegant solution that befits my wireless fantasies. That's where the Sonos Play:3 steps in. It's a speaker that can blast music wirelessly from hundreds of online music services and stations that I can control entirely from any iOS or Android device with an master app. There are plenty of wireless solutions cropping up on the market right now, sure, but Play:3 makes it easy as pie, and doesn't completely drain your piggy bank in the process.
When we first heard about Allsop's Clingo smartphone stands and mounts, we were hesitant to give it an in-depth look. After all, smartphone stands, grips, holders and mounts are about as common as an oxidized penny. What intrigued us the most were not the mounts, per se, but the actual Clingo grip itself. The "patent pending" sticky green goo is supposed to last for practically forever without losing its stickiness. A few hundred sticks later, including tons of smartphones and gadgets, but also including everything a blogger needs such as bananas, bottles of hand lotion (for that Carpal Tunnel) and a plethora of other weird stuff, we finally have a verdict. Is the Clingo as good Allsop says it is? Find out if Clingo is the only grippy mount you'll ever need for the rest of your life.
It's been quite a journey following RIM's PlayBook tablet from announcement to launch. The amount of hype this device has received can't be understated. We've seen plenty of videos and more showing the PlayBook smoke the iPad in web page rendering, showing off its touch-sensitive bezel, confirming that it runs Android smartphone apps and cheering at its iPad-mirroring price points, but that was before we settled in with it. Now that we've welcomed it into our home, is the PlayBook worth going gaga for in the real world? Click on for our full review.
The Looxcie is one of the silliest products we've seen that isn't a mere concept. It's a wearable Bluetooth camera that records everything — it's meant to document your daily life and create movie clips that can be shared to...
Struck by the Chimaera's pro-gramer looks, we took the $130 stereo headset to our Xbox 360 to see whether or not Razer, makers of some of the best gaming gear on the planet, could create an unmatched personal audio gaming experience. Read on to discover if the Chimaera roar is loud and mighty or low and weak.
The purpose of Mophie's Juice Packs are to give your iPhone that extra boost when its battery is running low. The Mophie Juice Pack Air and its beefier cousin, the Juice Pack Plus for the iPhone 4 are no different, each providing over five hours of additional Internet and talk time over 3G. Despite initially feeling bulky, we found plenty of reasons to keep either the Air or Plus attached to our iPhone or stored in our messenger bag for those hard partying nights.
Cute. Huggable. Incredibly tiny! Ghostbusters. These were the words that popped into my noggin the first time I un-boxed the Dyson City DC26 Multi floor vacuum up close. It looks like a little blue space rover with a large alien blaster attached to it. Hell, I'm not embarrassed to say I hugged the little blue dude. It's still a Dyson, with the suction and all that, just adorable.
The new Kinect add-on for the Xbox 360 sounds like the future. It allows you to play video games without a controller, using fancy cameras and sensors to see where you are and what you're doing. It has microphones and voice recognition to hear your commands. It's like virtual reality, from the movies! It's the future! But is it any fun?
When I first learned the price of JH Audio's 16 PRO earphones, it was all I could do to not do a spit take. A THOUSAND DOLLARS? No, actually it was $1,149, but close enough. Could such a obscene price actually be worth it? The company was kind enough to send me a pair to find out.
Archos just released its Archos 7 Home Tablet, an Android-running, low-cost Wi-Fi slab that can put the Internet in your hands for a mere $199. The price seems way too low, especially given the apparent quality of this attractive handheld device. However, it has one fatal flaw, turning our opinion of it from love at first sight to sheer loathing with the mere touch of a finger.