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Hands-on Review: SMS Audio’s Street by 50 Over-Ear ANC Headphones

Hands-on Review: SMS Audio’s Street by 50 Over-Ear ANC Headphones

Recently I was asked to give a look and a listen to one of SMS's latest headphone offerings, the Street by 50 Over-Ear Active Noise Control (50 ANC) set. This product is packed with 40mm drivers, active noise cancellation technology and a look that could reach beyond those who embrace the fashion side of hip-hop.

Adam Grant Published: 10/02/2013 11:36:03 AM EST

 

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LG G2 Smartphone: First Impressions, Key Features

LG G2 Smartphone: First Impressions, Key Features

LG is ramping up its efforts in the high-end smartphone market, with a big to-do about its upcoming G2 smartphone, the new flagship device set to become available this Friday, September 27. How does it measure up? We took the device out for a test drive this past week to find out.

Christine Persaud Published: 09/24/2013 11:50:09 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Otterbox Defender Case with iON Technology

Hands-on Review: Otterbox Defender Case with iON Technology

Battery life is a critical factor when it comes to smartphones these days. More people are using smartphones, and for more tasks; from e-mailing, instant messaging, and phone calls, to battery hogging activities like surfing the Web, gaming, and even watching live TV.

Christine Persaud Published: 09/12/2013 10:26:13 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Griffin PowerDock 5

Hands-on Review: Griffin PowerDock 5

If your household is anything like mine, it's full of portable devices: smartphones, tablets, and iPods, galore. Much like TV remotes, they're also often strewn about: one on a coffee table here, another on the night table, and a third plugged into the only free outlet in the living room to get a re-charge. Given how often we're using them these days, and for how many different tasks, many of these devices need frequent charging. That's where the Griffin PowerDock 5 comes in, aiming to help solve the aforementioned problems: multiple gadgets that need charging, and not enough outlets to do it.

Christine Persaud Published: 08/22/2013 01:46:49 PM EST

In-Shower Review: ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

In-Shower Review: ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Early mornings can turn many of us into creatures of routine: hit the alarm clock a certain way; flop or stretch for "x" number of minutes; and try to not trip over bedside laundry on the way to the bathroom. With the ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (US$129.99 MSRP)...

Adam Grant Published: 06/13/2013 12:13:15 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Sunfire Atmos XT Subwoofer

Hands-on Review: Sunfire Atmos XT Subwoofer

Sunfire's Atmos XT is a very musical sounding subwoofer, and a worthwhile addition to any stereo system that needs support in the bottom octaves. A big part of its appeal is the very small footprint; it's only a little larger than a bookshelf speaker.

 

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 06/05/2013 04:48:42 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 Portable Hotspot

Hands-on Review: Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 Portable Hotspot

We live in an ever-connected society. So it comes as no surprise that there's an abundance of devices that help us stay ‘always on,' no matter where we are. One such device is the MiFi 2 from Novatel Wireless, an easily pocketable mobile hotspot that can be used to get high-speed 4G connectivity virtually anywhere.

Christine Persaud Published: 05/07/2013 04:45:16 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Swann's Crimson Eye Helicopter Takes Flight

Hands-on Review: Swann's Crimson Eye Helicopter Takes Flight

The Marketnews office recently became an airfield with the arrival of the Crimson Eye remote controlled helicopter by Swann. What makes this tiny chopper extra intriguing is its ability to shoot videos and snap photos while in-flight.

Adam Grant Published: 04/11/2013 02:45:07 PM EST

First Impressions of the BlackBerry Z10: Will I Switch From the iPhone?

First Impressions of the BlackBerry Z10: Will I Switch From the iPhone?

I've now had a full 24 hours to play with the BlackBerry Z10, the first smartphone to be released on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Will it convince me to switch over from my current iPhone?

Christine Persaud Published: 01/31/2013 03:01:18 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Samsung EX2F

Hands-on Review: Samsung EX2F

A 12.4-megapixel camera with a magnesium-alloy body, Samsung's EX2F is one of a growing number of cameras with very sophisticated, reliable built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Peter Burian Published: 01/01/2013 08:30:02 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Sennheiser MM 500-X Headphones

Hands-on Review: Sennheiser MM 500-X Headphones

The Sennheiser MM 500-X sounds great; it's comfortable, it's easy to use, it's highly portable, and it's affordably priced at $330.

Brent Butterworth Published: 12/31/2012 08:30:01 AM EST