It was bound to happen. Focal, known to audiophiles all over the world for its statuesque Utopia series of high-end speakers is readying its first sound bar system. It's the 3-inch deep, "uni-body" aluminum Dimension, which can be placed in front of a display or mounted to a wall and provide a five-channel audio experience. The Dimension sound bar's speakers deliver bass down to 50 Hertz, that's exceptional bass performance for a slender, one-piece sound bar. For tabletop mounting you can add the optional, "zero vibration" low profile subwoofer base that extends the … Read more
I get asked this question a lot: "Does anyone still make great-sounding affordable CD players?" Sure, most of the major brands do, but only NAD currently offers a large slate of players starting with the $300 C 516BEE, and it's a honey.
Before we go any further I want to first clarify why I'm reviewing a CD player in 2013. Despite the naysayers the CD isn't "dead," far from it. Music lovers are still buying hundreds of millions of CDs every year. Download sales just barely surpassed sales of physical music (CDs, LPs, … Read more
That new Retina MacBook Pro is a radical design. Apple's new TV ad doesn't want you to forget that.
The commercial, with a voiceover by Peter Coyote, seems effective in getting across the idea that Apple has fused the eye-popping Retina Display with an "impossibly thin" chassis.
And -- if the ad is indeed an accurate representation -- shows that the 15.4-inch IPS display has pretty decent viewing angles, which is IPS tech's calling card.
It will be interesting to see how many of the $2,200-and-up laptops Apple sells. Will it be just … Read more
Those who once peered into their trusty View-Masters for 3D slideshows will soon get the chance to do the same with their iPhones.
Hasbro is set to pull the curtains on a new gadget today dubbed My3D and designed to bring 3D viewing to the iPhone and iPod Touch, according to the Associated Press. Resembling a classic View-Master from Fisher-Price, the My3D from rival toymaker Hasbro will hook onto Apple devices, promising 3D games, entertainment, and virtual travelogues.
Hasbro is targeting the $30 My3D for adults as well as kids and is working directly with Apple to develop the gadget, … Read more
Today on preGame, we'll take an early look at God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP and sample the many faces of Spider-Man in the web slinger's latest adventure, Shattered Dimensions.
But before we get to the demos, we must take time to talk about one of the biggest game releases of the year, Halo: Reach. We were fortunate enough to get an exclusive advance look at the game back in June, so be sure to check out preGame episode 19 when we had Bungie Community Director Brian Jarrard live in the studio!
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Yes, we're already sick of Valentine's Day talk too, but this is one gift that will put those red Vaios and pink Nanos to shame. We're talking a full-scale "Love Tub" here. The in candy-apple red "Amore Bay" is a limited-edition hot tub that's ready for suburban romance, from its built-in stereo and "hydronomically" designed seats to its mood lighting and landscape etching, according to BornRich.
We don't usually post a computer as a Deal of the day, since packages can vary so much. But if you choose the no-frills, no-extras, no-peripherals bundle from Dell, you can have an entirely decent home system for $499--down from the everyday price of $729. A 19" LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse and 56K PCI modem are included, and for more money you can add speakers, increase memory or bump up other capabilities.
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600+ Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium Monitor: 19" Samsung 920NW widescreen LCD monitor Memory: 1GB dual channel DDR2 … Read more
When new gadgets are announced, it's often weeks if not months before you can see them in person to gauge their size. Sizeasy is a slick and simple piece of Webware that lets you plug in the dimensions of any product and compare it to real-world objects.
What really makes it fun is selecting from a drop-down list of real products to measure your object against, such as a door, a mattress, a box of matches, or a wine bottle. You can include up to five objects for your comparison.
When you're done, you'll receive a link … Read more