The league added an extra regular season game, but it’s playoff time and the Big Game is fast approaching. It can take weeks or even months to choose the perfect A/V system, but who has that kind of time? To enjoy the Big Game in all its high-definition glory, we just need the right display and audio system to pull us into the action and, thankfully, we can have it for less than the price of game-day tickets. Depending on the size of your viewing space, I’ve suggested three systems that will take your Big Game experience straight into the end
There’s no shortage of surveillance cameras on the market right now and that’s a good thing. Most of these solutions are competent enough and get the job done. For these applications, the cameras capture surveillance footage of incidents as they happen. While valuable, what these solutions offer is passive video surveillance. With the captured footage, you can only react to whatever incident occurred after the fact. As technology marches on, we don’t need to rely on the old way of doing things. Better exists.
Well, it's official: streaming media has officially won the content wars. Physical media fought hard, but in the end, its limited resources could not compete with the ever-expanding, ever-improving technological juggernaut that is online streaming. Please take a moment to honor all the fallen Blu-ray players and cable boxes that served us so well over the years.
All right. Now, that that's done, we can celebrate the winner of the content wars: streaming! Here are the best streaming media devices you can buy in 2022.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
The holidays are upon us and if you need some ideas for what to get dear old Dad, we've got you covered. Our guide includes a wide range of tech gifts from brands like Apple, Sony, DJI, and more. No two dads are alike, so the staff at Explora has put together recommendations for all types of tech-minded fathers.
A New Perspective
If Dad has ever been curious about drone photography, it's a fantastic time to enter the space. Not only did DJI's long-awaited
As temperatures cool down and beautiful fall weather abounds, now is the perfect time to bring out the picnic blankets, charcuterie, and a couple of pals. Of course, you’re going to want music while you’re kicking it, and we have a couple of great portable speaker options to consider while you plan your first fall hang.
Best Overall Speaker: Bose® SoundLink Revolve+™ II
With a built-in handle, the
If your dad is anything like mine, shopping for him can be tricky. After all, what do you get the man who insists that my “success and happiness” is the greatest gift I can give him. While I work towards those lofty goals, there are plenty of other choice Father’s Day gift options from brands like Apple, DJI, and Bose®. Here are some of our top recommendations.
One thing dads appreciate about the Apple Watch Series 7 is how incredibly useful it is. Forget about its stunning looks and brilliant always-on OLED display, the Watch is
From network amplifiers to soundbars to virtual assistant speakers and more, Bluesound has an extensive catalog of products. They’re now available at B&H Photo, and I’ll be walking you through it all to help you find what you need.
The POWERNODE 2i is a 2.1-channel network amplifier that’s available in black matte or
The holiday season has crept up on us once again, and it looks like you're having a hard time figuring out what to get for the tech lover in your life. Fear not! I've compiled a short list of gifts any techie would love.
1. Streaming Media Player
The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Pro is virtually an all-in-one gift. It streams compatible content in 4K UHD with support for the HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR format, enabling crisp,
Smart home products continued to sell at a blistering pace in 2020, surpassing last year’s gross revenue by more than 16 percent and driving household penetration up to 10 percent. Which products helped fuel those skyrocketing sales figures? Here’s a list of some of the most popular smart home products of the year.
Of all the smart home products on our list, the Facebook Portal is arguably the best for video conferencing. It
Pumpkin-flavored hot beverages, a chill in the air, and ads for pending holiday sales mean the end of the year is creeping up on me, so this sounds like a good time for our yearly Best-Of list! I’m taking a slightly different approach this year, focusing on the top TVs in each of the major technology types: traditional LED-backlit LCD, QLED, NanoCell IPS, OLED, and a separate focus on the lifestyle category. So, without further ado, let’s get to the list!
LED: Samsung TU8000 50" Class HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV
Now that the Xbox Series X and Series S are available for preorder, the Great Console War of 2020 can officially begin. On one side you have the aforementioned new Xbox series from Microsoft. On the other side is Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5). Over the next few weeks, you’ll probably hear a lot about which of these is the better console, but not from us. We’re more concerned with which console is better for
A few weeks ago, I made a bold claim that the Arc from Sonos was the most complete soundbar on the market. You can find that review here, and I stand by that opinion. While the Arc isn’t perfect—few tech items are—it checked many boxes, and I am certain it will appeal to most consumers. However, the problem
Deciding what TV to buy can seem like a daunting task. With dozens of brands and sizes to choose from, as well as various technologies available, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by it all. Presuming that you’ve decided on an LED TV (as opposed to an OLED TV, covered here), this guide will help you narrow down your options, bringing you closer to finding the right LED TV for your home.
Wait… Why Not OLED?
Many people would argue
These are strange and confusing times in which we’re living. If you’re lucky enough to be working at all, you’re probably working from home, likely in very close proximity to your family members or roommates. At my place, our living room has been doubling as an office for my wife and me. It is not uncommon for me to be working while my wife is eating her breakfast and watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (or some other quality programming) in a most inconsiderate and distracting fashion. In any case, it became evident to me that these
Here’s the thing: Right now, the world is upside down. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, one that has disrupted and upended our every way of life, including how we work and how we play. At B&H, our goal isn’t to make light of these challenging times, or pretend like they aren’t happening, but rather to help you get through it as best we can. One of the better ways to do that, we think, is by providing you with entertainment options you can take advantage of while under quarantine—specifically,