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
Father’s Day is right around the corner 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
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
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 2021.
Roku Streaming Stick+
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.
Did you know that although power cords and surge protectors don’t have established expiration dates, they do have a
With temperatures rising and restrictions lifting, this summer looks to be one where we can get back together with friends and family. If there is anything more essential to summer parties than people, it's good food, and even better music. To help you get back into the swing of things, we'll look at some of this season's portable water-resistant speaker options and highlight what makes them special. Whether you're staying small or living large, there's a speaker to fit your party planning.
Even a party of one should have the
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
As someone who has been obsessed with all things audio for most of my life, I always find it interesting to hear what people have to say about sound quality. I find it especially fascinating to hear the opinions of people who aren’t in the audio field themselves. A great live sound engineer once said to me, “Most folks know something doesn’t sound right; they may not be able to tell you why, but they know something sounds off the mark.” I think there’s a lot of truth to that statement. Just ask my wife, who’s heard a lot of the songs I’ve
Since many families are forgoing their annual vacations and staying put for the summer, people are looking for creative ways to bring their loved ones together at home. With social distancing still the norm, setting up an outdoor movie theater in your backyard is a great way to get your family and close friends together to have some fun and be entertained in a safe manner. Creating a backyard theater may sound like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you may think.
Choosing when to have your outdoor movie night involves some considerations
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