Sony H.ear Go — A Speaker with Great Connectivity
Apr24

Sony H.ear Go — A Speaker with Great Connectivity

There are many wireless speakers on the market today. In choosing one you must look at the portability, build quality, connectivity, and sound quality. With the Sony H.ear Go SRS-HG1 wireless speaker, you can put a checkmark in all four of those boxes. Design & Build Quality Measuring 2.5 by 8.0 by 2.4 inches (HWD) and weighing in at roughly 1.7 pounds, the H.ear Go has good portability. You can easily throw it into a backpack or...

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Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa
Apr13

Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa

Way back in 1950 Zenith released the first remote control for the television. It was called the Lazy Bone. At that time, it was said that by using remote controls we would all become couch potatoes. Instead devices as well as their remote controls proliferated like rabbits. They now are the cause of much frustration and aggravation. We have not become lazy bones because we often still have to jump up just to find the proper remote or...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut
Mar30

Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut

It’s official, after months of guesses and speculations, the details of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been announced. Many of the revelations about the phones matched what I had predicted, but there were also some pleasant new revelations. Infinity Display The first surprise was what a great job Samsung did on the new screen. It is not only curved like the Galaxy S7 Edge, but there is almost no bezel. Samsung therefore...

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Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button
Mar20

Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is trying to find the easiest way to control internet-connected home devices. Voice activated devices like Google Home and the Amazon Echo are extremely popular, but sometimes we crave something more. That’s where the Flic button comes in. If you would like to control home devices, make calls on your cell phone, and even call an Uber with the press of a button, then the Flic button by Shortcut...

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CES 2017 – Major Companies Dominate the Show
Jan11

CES 2017 – Major Companies Dominate the Show

Every year about this time in Las Vegas, more than 150,000 people gather at CES, the largest technology trade show in the world. This year’s CES 2017 had more than 3,800 exhibiting companies. But this year there is a palatable difference in the exhibitors who are excited about new products. As usual there are start-ups, but there are also more big names with breakout products than I ever expected. One example is Whirlpool who...

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Amazon Echo Dot – A Small Device with a Lot of Punch
Jan02

Amazon Echo Dot – A Small Device with a Lot of Punch

They say that good things come in small packages and the Amazon Echo Dot proves that old adage true.  It is a small device, approximately 3 ¼” around and 1 ½” tall. Dot looks like an over-sized hockey puck. It comes in black or white and you can purchase skins to change its looks. Quite simply, the Dot is a small digital device that packs a lot into its small footprint. If you are aware of the Amazon Echo, which answers to the name...

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Top Tech Devices from 2016
Jan01

Top Tech Devices from 2016

High tech products just keep getting better and better. This year was an especially wonderful year for impressive devices of all different types. So here are just a few of the most popular tech devices from 2016. Smartphones, very popular tech devices, reached a peak this year with three different manufacturer’s offering their best phones ever: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge The Samsung Galaxy S7’s have great OLED screens. The larger...

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Google Chromecast Audio – Inexpensive & Useful
Dec19

Google Chromecast Audio – Inexpensive & Useful

Chromecast Audio is a fairly new offering in the Chromecast device lineup. It lets you stream audio without wires. In fact, it can turn your old speakers, radios, and boom boxes into Wifi enabled speakers. Design The Chromecast Audio is a small black circular device about 2 inches around and approximately ½ inch thick. The fact that it is an audio only device is indicated by the black grooved top that looks similar to a vinyl record...

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Google Home Makes Its Debut
Nov10

Google Home Makes Its Debut

Google is going head-to-head with Amazon. The new Google Home device is pretty much a copy of the Amazon Echo that we reviewed last year. This makes for an interesting battle as these two major companies duke it out in the artificial intelligence home platform. Design While the Amazon Echo is a 9” tall, 3” round black cylinder, the Google Home device is a bit shapelier. It is 5 ½” tall, shaped like a room freshener about 4” round at...

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