Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 GDC 2014: Oculus Rift Review Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Hands on at Comic-Con and GDC 2014 Update: Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 is on its way to game makers and it’s being used for by movie studios. We revised our hands-on review and added facts about its Galaxy Note 3 screen and Mac support. As Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 starts shipping to pre-order […]]]> 0 Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 and setup Reviewers of speech recognition software often publish the unedited transcripts of their dictation sessions, with predictably hilarious consequences. Unfortunately for us Dragon 13 doesn’t want to play that game: in normal circumstances with a good quality microphone it performed flawlessly, converting long texts into type without significant errors. The days when voice […]]]> 0 Review: Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 0 Sony SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:05:57 +0000 Sony is launching the Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W), engineered for all levels of tennis players that want to optimize their tennis game and share their performance results. The new sensor takes control to the next level through real-time shot visualizations instantly available on a smartphone or tablet as well as simultaneous displaying of recorded video […]]]> 0 Review: Datacolor Spyder4 Elite Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 0 Datacolor Spyder4 Elite Review Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 The Datacolor Spyder4 Elite is a colour calibration device that can be used to calibrate monitors, projectors, laptops, TVs, iPads and even smartphones using an easy-to-follow step-by-step based process. Like the X-Rite ColorMunki Display, it works by by measuring a series of colours on a screen and creating a "profile" that can be saved and […]]]> 0 Sonus faber Lilium Loudspeakers Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:20:51 +0000 Sonus faber introduced the Lilium full frequency range high end floor standing speaker, built around the knowledge gained through the creation of their flagship Aida loudspeaker. There is one enclosure for the subwoofer, with a “no port noise” passive radiator (heritage of Ex3ma), decoupled from the enclosure of the main spectrum radiators and with the […]]]> 0 Samsung Gear Circle Earbud Necklace Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:36:38 +0000 Samsung just announced a new wearable product that is worn like a necklace, but with attached earbuds, called the Gear Circle. The device is meant to be a companion to your smartphone, and is able to receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands through a Bluetooth connection.  It features a magnetic lock which clasps […]]]> 0 Hands-on review: Olympus Pen E-PL7 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:54:00 +0000 0 Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:54:00 +0000 Review Olympus has received lots of praise for its OM-D series of compact system cameras, such as the OM-D E-M10, OM-D E-M5 and OM-D E-M1, but its Pen series has been a little overlooked in recent times. The new Pen E-PL7 doesn’t introduce anything fundamentally different or novel; there’s a screen that flips down (yes, […]]]> 0