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by Jill Waterman · Posted 10/29/2021
The dark days and long nights of winter provide a great opportunity to reassess the safety of your home’s electrical power grid, lest your plans for seasonal lighting become worthy of a parody by National Lampoon, if not worse. To guard against such a dangerous event, we’ve gathered up the handy tips and product recommendations below to help you upgrade your infrastructure with safety and effectiveness in mind. Safety Basics Did you know that although power cords and surge protectors don’t have established expiration dates, they do have a
by Rich R · Posted 10/29/2021
Choosing the right TV size for your living room or bedroom isn’t exactly like determining where to sit in a movie theater, but there are certainly similarities. In movie theaters, people generally prefer to sit centrally, maybe a little front-of-center. Studies have shown that the same is true at home—central, on-axis viewing is preferred. In movie theaters, we generally don’t like to sit in the front third of the theater because often, we’d have to move our head or eyes from side-to-side to follow the action; the angle at which we’re viewing
Today, Sony announced that the XPERIA PRO-I is close to public release, with pre-orders planned to begin shortly. The XPERIA PRO-I continues to leverage Sony’s incredible legacy of professional camera know-how in the mobile space and is targeted at smartphone users who are serious about getting outstanding image quality from their smartphone camera
by Mos Khan · Posted 10/19/2021
Google has announced the all-new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Featuring Google Tensor, a custom-made system on a chip (SoC) that utilizes Google’s advanced AI and machine learning technology, the new Pixel devices promise breakthrough performance and capabilities. The new phones also ship with a completely overhauled camera system that appears to be Google’s most advanced camera setup to date. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Smartphones Google’s First Flagship
by Rich R · Posted 10/13/2021
When I was asked to test the new 2nd Generation Sonos Beam, I was excited to see how much soundbar technology has advanced since my last review. With its short width, I was concerned it wouldn’t offer as broad a soundstage as my soundbar or the soundbar I reviewed a couple of years ago―which was a 5.1-channel soundbar system―but as you’ll read, I had nothing to worry about. Whether through driver design, positioning, or other technology, the
by Atane Ofiaja · Posted 09/17/2021
Nest recently released a brand-new battery-powered video doorbell that can be installed on any door or home. The wireless design lets you easily install it yourself. The doorbell lets you receive motion-activated alerts and can differentiate between people, animals, packages, and vehicles. Available in white, ash,
by Mos Khan · Posted 09/14/2021
September is here, which means it’s once again time for Apple’s annual keynote event. This year, the tech giant made several exciting announcements, including the iPhone 13, an all-new iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, and more. Check out all the products that were announced. 9th Gen iPad with 12MP Ultra-Wide Front Camera Apple kicked things off with the upgraded 9th generation iPad. This latest iPad features a 10.2" Retina display with
by Rich R · Posted 09/14/2021
Sonos is a brand that’s known for breaking the mold, having originally done so by being among the first to offer multi-room speaker interoperability. The company continued to push boundaries when it broke into the home theater realm with its first soundbar products; now, rather than breaking the mold again, it’s taking the design of the original Sonos Beam Soundbar to new dimensions with the new 2nd generation Sonos Beam.
by Mos Khan · Posted 09/13/2021
If you haven’t yet heard about gallium nitride (GaN) charging technology, you soon will. The secret behind a new generation of smaller yet more efficient chargers and power bricks, GaN technology is the obvious successor to today’s ubiquitous silicon chargers, and for good reason. What is GaN technology? GaN is a material that was initially used to manufacture certain types of LEDs and LED screens in the early 1990s. Back then, GaN technology was also used to develop a type of blue laser that was used in certain media consoles. If you’ve ever
by Rich R · Posted 09/08/2021
If you’re looking for immersive sound with voice control and plenty of wireless streaming options, then look no further than the new Bose® Smart Soundbar™ 900. Available in either black or white, it produces a virtual 5.0.2-channel Dolby Atmos soundstage with a dedicated center channel and two up-firing full-range drivers.
by John Foldi · Posted 09/01/2021
The newly announced Bose® QuietComfort™ 45 headphones retain a lot of what QuietComfort™ 35 II fans came to love and adds even more. You get the same great active noise cancellation, ability to convert them for wired use, volume-optimized EQ, and more, but can now enjoy improved battery life, clearer hands-free calls, and a new Aware Mode that lets you interact with others without needing to remove your headphones.
by Rich R · Posted 07/20/2021
Picture a projector. What kinds of images come to mind? School slideshows, a box hanging from the ceiling, and archaic connectivity like VGA? Maybe a rolling cart with a projector on top, loudly blowing air into your face? With its ultra-short-throw design, dual HDMI ports, and Wi-Fi connectivity via the included Android TV adapter, the BenQ V7050i will quickly dispel all of those preconceived notions.
by M. Brett Smith · Posted 07/15/2021
Like many people, music is the lifeblood of my day. Whether I’m waking up, working out, riding the subway to work, or just taking a stroll, everything is better when there’s a soundtrack. To celebrate my love of music, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite portable audio players. With each device, I’ve included a song recommendation, just a handful of personal favorites I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Hope you enjoy. Sonos Move In 2019, Sonos released its very first portable speaker: the
by Rich R · Posted 06/29/2021
NEC has two new series of projectors about to be released that are designed for use in K-12 classrooms. The NP-ME series has wider throw ratio ranges for added versatility over the NP-MC series, so they can be used either closer or farther from the screen, and be more easily moved from one classroom to another that might have different projection requirements. With five total models to choose from, one of these is likely to be a good fit for your classroom. The NP-ME series is made up of the
by Richard Stevens · Posted 06/16/2021
There’s no shortage of smart home tech these days. From light switches to thermostats, we’ve covered a great deal of it here at B&H. In fact, we’ve become spoiled by it. It’s no longer impressive to simply connect to the Internet and offer iPhone or Android control; manufacturers now have to push the envelope to get our attention. That’s the great thing about tech—it drives forward. Brilliant’s line of Smart Home Control