ecoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com everything electronic Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:38:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 HGST Touro S 1TB Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hgst-touro-s-1tb/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hgst-touro-s-1tb/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:50:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/hgst-touro-s-1tb/
WD acquired storage firm HGST a few years ago and although both companies are kept separate, there’s a deliberate strategy to prevent products from both companies from overlapping. So WD ends up selling mostly storage solutions for the consumer, OEM and SMB markets, with HGST focusing on the B2B and enterprise side. Amongst all this […]]]>
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Acer Iconia One 8 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/acer-iconia-8/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/acer-iconia-8/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/acer-iconia-8/
At £139.99 ($149, about AU$190) you wouldn’t expect the One 8 to look like the most premium tablet on the market, but it’s not bad. The bezel is just small enough and the body is only 9.55mm thick, making it comfortable in the hand. Another display feature Acer is singing about is "zero air gap" […]]]>
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Sony STR-DN860 & STR-DN1060 Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network A/V Receivers http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-hi-res-av-receivers-2015/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-hi-res-av-receivers-2015/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:26:11 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-hi-res-av-receivers-2015/
For 2015, Sony is releasing two 7.2-channel hi-res audio network A/V receivers with wi-fi priced at $500 or $600. The expensive model adds more power and has one extra HDMI input and a HDMI output for a second zone. STR-DN860 The STR-DN860 7.2 channel Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver offers 7.2 channels and 150 watts of […]]]>
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Sony HT-ST9, HT-NT3, HT-CT780 & HT-CT380 Sound Bars http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-sound-bars-2015/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-sound-bars-2015/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:40:25 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/sony-sound-bars-2015/
Sony is about to release four sound bars priced from $350 to $1500. The new models include the HT-ST9 ($1500), HT-NT3 ($700), HT-CT780 ($450), and HT-CT380 ($350). The two more expensive models have Google Cast built-in so you can cast your favorite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. You can cast from your Android […]]]>
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LG Music Flow Wireless Speakers & Sound Bars with Google Cast http://www.ecoustics.com/products/lg-music-flow-wireless-speakers/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/lg-music-flow-wireless-speakers/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:19:55 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/lg-music-flow-wireless-speakers/
LG just released four wireless speakers and three sound bars that can work together or separately. The versatile LG Music Flow Wi-Fi audio lineup includes the company’s first battery-powered Portable Wi-Fi streaming speaker (Model H4), three additional Wi-Fi streaming speakers (Model H3, H5, H7), and three new Wi-Fi streaming sound bars (Model LAS751M, LAS851M, LAS950M). […]]]>
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Parrot Bebop Drone Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/parrot-bebop/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/parrot-bebop/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/parrot-bebop/
Portable, durable, and incredibly simple to fly; Parrot’s Bebop drone is probably the best quadcopter you can get for under $500. (7 out of 10) Pros Highly portable Durable design Excellent autonomous features Affordable price Cons Imprecise tablet controls Limited battery life Parrot was one of the first companies to make a splash in […]]]>
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Apple Watch Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:54:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch/
The Apple Watch has been ticking away on my wrist just shy of 24 hours, and while it’s no longer called the iWatch, it really is "my watch" and Apple’s most personal gadget yet. The iPhone-compatible smartwatch comes in 38 flavors, with different case materials, colors, sizes and interchangeable Apple Watch bands. None are inexpensive. […]]]>
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Lenovo ThinkStation E50 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkstation-e50/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkstation-e50/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:50:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkstation-e50/
A long time ago, laptop manufacturers used desktop components to keep costs down. Taiwanese manufacturer ECS, for example, shoved a desktop processor into a laptop form factor without the battery and called it a desknote (desktop and notebook). Now Lenovo has gone the other way, using laptop components in a desktop computer – and it, […]]]>
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Apple Watch Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch-2/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch-2/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:18:27 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/apple-watch-2/
The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch we’ve used, and the first that feels friendly and has character. Try one out. We think you’re going to like it. (8 out of 10) Pros Unique communication methods make it special Attractive design in multiple sizes Setup is a breeze Cons Third-party apps crash Software has a […]]]>
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Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-t450s-2/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-t450s-2/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:00:10 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-t450s-2/
Enthusiasts with a passion for traditional notebooks will fall in love with the T450s. (7 out of 10) Pros Durable Outstanding keyboard and touchpad Strong processor performance Cons Mediocre display contrast Battery life could be better The Lenovo ThinkPad T Series is, alongside the company’s X Series, the oldest line of laptop computers in […]]]>
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