Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 JBL Charge 2 Review Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:00:33 +0000 With more power, a sleeker look, and class-leading bass, JBL’s Charge 2 is one sequel that’s well worth the ‘ticket’ price. (8 out of 10) Pros Class-leading bass response Clear, full midrange Excellent battery life Cons Bass overpowering on occasion Slight bite in the treble In Hollywood, creating a sequel is a notoriously difficult […]]]> 0 iShower2 Bluetooth Water-Resistant Speaker Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:07:56 +0000 iDevices has released a second generation, water-resistant wireless speaker and speakerphone for the bathroom called the iShower2. The new device looks exactly the same as the original model, but the company claims the new one has extended battery life and improved sound quality for the same price. The iShower2 pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth enabled devices […]]]> 0 Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Wireless Gaming Headset Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:10:34 +0000 Turtle Beach has released the first and only wireless gaming headset for the Xbox One that features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 channel surround sound for $230. The new Ear Force Stealth 500X wireless surround sound headset for Xbox One delivers digital surround sound audio from the Xbox One’s optical connection and chat audio through the Xbox […]]]> 0 Jays a-JAYS Five Review Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:00:40 +0000 The a-Jays Five are super stylish and sound great, but achieving a secure fit will be a challenge for many listeners. (7 out of 10) Pros Big, punchy bass Open midrange and revealing treble Three-button mic for all major smartphone platforms Cons Difficult to achieve secure fit for some ears Stiff cable In the […]]]> 0 Bayonetta 2 Review Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:02 +0000 Bayonetta 2 is a game whose gargantuan barrage of sex, violence, and surrealism sets the mind on fire in the best possible way. (9 out of 10) Pros Endless imagination in setting. Silken combat tuned for all skill levels. Cons May be too forgiving for hardcore fans of the original. Excesses (sex, violence, surrealism) may […]]]> 0 Apple iMac with Retina Display Review Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:00:53 +0000 If you want an all-in-one and money’s no object, the beautiful, fast-as-hell iMac with Retina Display should be at the top of your list. (8 out of 10) Pros World’s first 5K display Stunningly sharp and detailed images Super thin and stylish design Cons Games crash or are unstable at 5K resolution – for now […]]]> 0 Brother MFC-J 4420 DW Review Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:00:12 +0000 Don’t let Brother’s advertising deter you. Its MFC-J4420DW multifunction business printer will do well for home users, and it’s a good buy. (8 out of 10) Pros Good value Compact Excellent connectivity options Cons ADF does not duplex Paper tray can’t handle heavy-weight sheets In terms of marketing, Brother makes only business-oriented printers. Even […]]]> 0 Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Smartphone Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:32:15 +0000 If you must have a 6-inch smartphone today and can’t wait for the Nexus 6 or think iPhone 6 Plus is too small, then consider the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 released today at AT&T for $149.99 with two-year contract. The Android 4G LTE smartphone features a quad-core processor for speedy multi-tasking and responsiveness along with the added […]]]> 0 Artison Nano Subwoofer Hits Kickstarter Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:45:25 +0000 Artison is trying to defy the laws of physics in creating the smallest, high-performance subwoofer for home theater. The miniature box measures just 7.5″ x 8″ x 9″ including feet and grilles, which holds a 300-watt amp and dual 6-1/2-inch woofers. Constructed of 6061 T6 Aluminum, the Nano 1′s enclosure is claimed to be both […]]]> 0 CyberPowerPC Fangbook III HX6 Gaming Notebook Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:59:26 +0000 CyberPowerPC today announced the Fangbook III HX6, a 15-inch gaming notebook PC priced from $1100. It features a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics, along with a variety of CPU/GPU upgrade options.  The processor sips power when idle or under general workloads. It cruises at 800MHz, and then kicks up […]]]> 0