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Road Trip Preparedness

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2014 08:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 11:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief




A well-planned road trip can be lots of fun. The excitement of taking your necessary stuff, favourite snacks and drinks and hitting the road towards a rewarding destination is one of the great pleasures of life. It can also be quite challenging.  Planning is essential for a successful road trip. Planning for the unexpected is critical, especially since we live in these hyper-connected, technology focused times. Not only do we travel with our devices, we also carry a lot of valuable information and because of this, we need to consider various solutions to keep secure, powered up and connected en route and on location.   Here are some picks for road trip preparedness worth considering.


Review: Bose SoundTouch 20” and SoundTouch 30” speakers compared

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2014 06:41 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 11:07 AM by Blog Editor in Chief




Bose has been one of the first companies to embrace new technologies as well as bring their superior sound technology to new form factors and price points to suit a variety of users. They were one of the more successful speaker companies to hone in on the iPod revolution and their Sounddock line remains one of the more iconic companions to that iconic music player. Now we have the opportunity to check out the dynamic duo of 20” and 30” SoundTouch WiFi speakers that take this wireless connectivity to another level.


App Store turns 5: Select apps and games on iOS available for free

by Blogger ‎07-09-2013 08:28 PM - edited ‎07-09-2013 08:30 PM

App Store promotion.jpgApple launched its App Store five years ago on July 10, 2008, and had 500 apps available at launch. Now, there are 900,000. To celebrate the occasion, a select group of apps and games have been made available for free for a limited time. Some of them are a significant savings over the regular cost, too.


Logitech’s trio of Ultimate Ears devices offer solid performance

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2013 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎11-29-2013 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Logitech_UE_Mobile_BoomBox_Bluetooth_Speaker_Black_&_Red__33464_zoom.jpgLogitech is a company with a fairly wide range of products, but much of what they’re known for is sound. The same is true of Ultimate Ears, a brand known for providing audio to touring musicians. The combination is a good one on paper, but how does it come together between your ears? We look at three products that aim to bring out the best in this collaboration.


Review: The Ultimate Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

by Blogger ‎06-16-2013 06:02 AM - edited ‎06-16-2013 05:31 PM


These self-powered precision stereo speakers pack a punch and can connect to a variety of devices such as home theatre systems, HDTVs, iPods and any smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Set up is a breeze, just plug in the speakers and connect them together with the included speaker cable. Audio quality is stunning and can be tweaked via a remote control.


Review: Sony  SRS-BTX300B Wireless Speaker Dock

by Blogger on ‎05-22-2013 06:22 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 11:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Sony SRS-BTX500 represents the largest of Sony's X-Series line of universal Bluetooth Speakers but now featuring the added convenience of pairing by NFC (Near Field Communication) which is compatible with most modern smartphones.


Review: Supertooth Melody headphones

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2013 02:54 PM

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Supertooth is a company known for blending together audio products with Bluetooth functionality, and the Melody on-ear headphones are one of the newest products sticking to that combination. Lightweight, user-friendly and well thought out, the Melody headphones are a decent set, but not quite to the level that they should be.


CES 2013: SMS by 50 Cent to launch new colours for on-ear Street headphones

by Blogger on ‎01-11-2013 05:22 AM - last edited on ‎01-16-2013 02:55 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to talk to 50 Cent himself about the latest SMS Audio headphones bearing his name and likeness, but then again, there wasn’t a whole lot of news to report, either. The one piece of info that might interest you is that new colours for the Street on-ear headphones were presented at CES, and word is they’ll be hitting Canada sometime soon, possibly before the spring. There are no technical differences between these and the original models, so this is purely a cosmetic change. The new colours are navy blue, monster green, metallic orange, metallic pink, metallic red, metallic teal.


Review: SOL Republic Tracks and Tracks HD headphones

by Blogger on ‎08-02-2012 10:31 AM - last edited on ‎01-16-2013 03:03 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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The whole business around headphones these days is just as much about style as it is about substance. What celebrity isn’t endorsing a line of headphones nowadays? You know you’ve hit close to rock bottom when Pauly D from Jersey Shore is primed to get his own branded set. On the outside looking in at this madness is SOL Republic, a new company that’s barely a year old, but a potential rising star in a confusing category. Having met with one of the company’s chief executives and trying out a couple of their headphones, I came away surprised at what I experienced.


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