SAMSUNG HW-M5650 SOUND+ SOUNDBAR

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For those of you familiar with my reviews, and specifically, my speaker reviews—you may already be aware of my rule of 3 when it comes to speakers: The Budget speaker, the Go-To speaker, and the Beast.  And, while I’m not necessarily a proponent of spoilers, I may have just stumbled across my “Beast” replacement.  But, I’ll Tarantino it back for you and break it down bit by bit. Continue reading

LOGITECH MX MASTER 2S

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As far as I can tell, there are 3 types of mouse buyers out there.  The first, which represents the majority of users, can mouse with just about any piece of crappy plastic that is put in front of them.  They are frugal, they are not picky, and they tend to not see value in paying more for something that has marginally more features than the bargain-basement devices.  They are categorized in this sense as not requiring a ton of precision nor low response times when using input devices, specifically keyboards and mice. Continue reading

MASTER & DYNAMIC MH30 ON-EAR HEADPHONES

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When I write-up any sort of documentation at work—perhaps some technical project documentation or a Powerpoint slide deck—I think often about my boss who insists on a “rule of 3” when it comes to lists.  3 is his go-to number when trying to come up with any sort of explanations or examples of something; a list of 3 is not too long, not too short, and easy to complete (see what I did there)? Continue reading

LIFEPROOF AQUAPHONICS AQ10 BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

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I’ve reviewed a handful of bluetooth speakers and headphones—and I tend to rate them all against one another, as it is difficult to be consistent about audio without some sort of reference point.  For example—if the only audio devices you’ve ever listened to are Bose products, then listening to something of objectively lower quality will tend to disappoint; likewise, if you live in the budget audio market for both speakers and headphones, then with a slight bump to the quality (even if the device you’re listening to is not objectively higher quality), you will think it the best product out there. Continue reading

BRYDGE 12.3 – Keyboard for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 & 4

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I think the tablet market is such an interesting one—and it has come so far since Apple really got people interested back in 2010.  Back then, the idea was that this market for a device that wasn’t a phone, but also wasn’t a computer, was an entirely new one and seemingly distinct from either of the former.  But, as we’ve seen in recent years, the latest push is to unify our devices, and maybe most specifically our laptops and tablets into a single device that can play in both worlds.  And I think this is a noble endeavor, if for no other reason than it gives us one fewer device, one fewer charging brick and cable, and all-in-all slightly less bulk to haul around. Continue reading