M. Brett Smith

Brett lives in New York by way of Kansas City. He loves drones, fitness gadgets, and anything that takes him outdoors. No Wizard of Oz jokes, please. 

Latest Articles

4 days ago
Insta360 announced the X4, a versatile 360-degree camera featuring 8K video and AI-powered gesture control. On paper, the new 360 camera appears to be a dramatic upgrade over its predecessor, offering higher video resolution, a larger touchscreen, longer battery life, and a…
1 week ago
When it comes to finding the best drone, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. Different pilots have different needs, different budgets, and different skill levels. Some are photographers, some are racers, and some just like to fly. In other words, what's best for one drone…
2 weeks ago
Cinematographer Oren Soffer sat down with B&H’s “Inside Digital Production” to discuss his work in Gareth Edwards’s sci-fi epic The Creator. Brett Smith: So, one of the things that…
2 weeks ago
Finding the best 3D printer is no easy task. With so many factors to consider and options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin and what to look for. To help make your decision a little easier and your shopping experience a lot less stressful, we’ve put together this primer on 3D printers…
3 weeks ago
Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or deep-space dilletante, finding the best telescope is no easy task. During the ’scope selection process, you’ll need to consider several factors, including telescope type, viewing application, magnification power,…
1 month ago
Tools don’t make the artist, but they certainly do help—especially when those tools come from NVIDIA. Case in point: NVIDIA Studio, a creator-focused platform featuring some of the most powerful creative tools on the planet. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, an industry vet, or just…
2 months ago
The best TVs are more than just a pretty screen. They’re feature rich and fairly priced. They cater to your personal needs and viewing preferences, and they fit comfortably within the confines of your home viewing area. In other words, the best TVs aren’t necessarily…
2 months ago
Music is the great enhancer. No matter where you are or what you're doing, virtually everything is better with a song. With that sentiment in mind, we've put together a list of some of our favorite speakers and portable music players. With each device, we've also included a song recommendation—just a handful of tracks we've been listening to a lot lately. Hope you enjoy! Sonos Move 2 Last fall,…
3 months ago
The Big Game is nearly upon us and if you're planning on hosting your own watch party, you might consider upgrading your current home theater setup to maximize your viewing experience. After all, what better way to celebrate Buffalo finally winning a league championship than in glorious 4K…
3 months ago
Calling all tryhards and sweatlords: the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING OC is here and it’s a certified dream come true for all you hardcore gamers. But what about us filthy casuals? Is the RTX 4090 Gaming OC the right GPU for those of us who don’t take…
3 months ago
Hundreds of new products were announced at CES 2024, including lots of exciting gear for content makers and other creatives. Here are some of the most exciting creator-friendly products. Monitors Big-name monitor manufacturers like…
3 months ago
Belkin brought a slew of new charging accessories to CES 2024, including the Qi2-enabled BoostCharge Pro chargers, which were first announced last August. Belkin confirms that the new chargers are ready to come to…
3 months ago
Protect your data and stay connected to what matters most with APC’s new Back-UPS battery backup series. APC Back-UPS system The Back-UPS battery system provides backup power and…
3 months ago
Finding the best printer for your small business depends on several key factors, such as printer type (inkjet or laser), functionality, print quality, page yield, and more. With so many factors to consider, and so many options to choose from, choosing the right model can be difficult. Fortunately,…
4 months ago
The best color-critical monitors help content creators and creative professionals tackle all of their color-critical tasks, including color grading, color correction, and more. Finding the right color-critical monitor can be difficult, however, since many conventional monitors lack features…