Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:27:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Yamaha NX-50 & NX-B55 PC Speakers Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:27:37 +0000 Yamaha just released two nice looking desktop computer speakers, models NX-50 and NX-B55, of which the latter adds Bluetooth wireless capabilities. Both speakers provide a standard stereo mini input for connecting to a PC or Mac plus a second input for connecting a smartphone or tablet. With the NX-B55, the second input is made wirelessly via Bluetooth […]]]> 0 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:04:20 +0000 Canon announced the $1800, 20-megapixel EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera, which offers Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II […]]]> 0 Origin Chronos Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:00:40 +0000 The Origin Chronos is loud, power-hungry, and difficult to upgrade. However, it offers fantastic gaming performance for less than the competition. (8 out of 10) Pros Very compact RAM and hard drives are easy to upgrade 840 EVO 1TB hard drive is lightning quick Less expensive than similarly equipped competitors Cons Looks dull Video card […]]]> 0 Nokia Lumia 530 Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:58:00 +0000 There’s no mistaking Nokia’s aim with the Lumia 530: the budget phone designed to clean up in the entry level market, just as its predecessor did. The Nokia Lumia 520 was the top selling Windows Phone handset ever. The 530 brings a few improvements to bear, but retains the brightly coloured plastic body, solitary […]]]> 0 Misfit Flash Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:19:00 +0000 It’s pretty simple, really: people want wearable tech to be something they want to be seen wearing. And yet if you look a lot of what’s on offer in this burgeoning category right now, you’d think a lot of people skipped that class. Misfit was one of the companies that ‘got it’ with the Shine. […]]]> 0 Motorola Moto G (2014) Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:52:00 +0000 The 2014 version of the Moto G has an imposing task ahead of it. To live up to expectations it needs to better one of the most popular smartphones ever made, not to mention the best-selling phone Motorola has ever produced. I am, of course, talking about the 2013 Moto G. This new version […]]]> 0 iPhone Sales Shatter Record Opening Weekend Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:27:12 +0000 Apple said over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have been sold, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19th. Of those, over four million were pre-ordered online in the first 24 hours. However, demand for the new iPhones has exceeded the initial pre-order supply, which will delay […]]]> 0 DISH Network Wireless Joey Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:01:56 +0000 This little add-on can put content from the Hopper Whole-House DVR into any room in the house. (3.5 out of 4) Look, Ma. No Wires. A few years back, DISH Network introduced the Hopper Whole-House DVR. Since then, the DVR category has never really been the same. Tons of competitors have popped up with similar […]]]> 0 Fugoo Tough Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:13:01 +0000 Virtually everything-proof, and mountable anywhere, the Fugoo is built to be a music-loving outdoorsmen’s best friend. (8 out of 10) Pros Multi-directional output Impressive sound quality with good balance Excellent battery life Cons “Loud” setting not suitable for indoor use Not all connected devices show battery life Go into any big box electronics store, […]]]> 0 2015 Hyundai Genesis Review Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:04 +0000 The Hyundai Genesis is a rare beast in today’s car market: a pure luxury car. And, thanks to the focus on luxury over performance, it can be a bargain, too. (8 out of 10) Pros Incredible value for money Luxurious and comfortable interior Eye catching presence Cons Lack of sporty character Staid interior design […]]]> 0