Many of the speaker reviews for this site have been multimedia speakers meant for a desktop computer. This time, we're going to be looking at a different class of speakers which are meant for a slightly different purpose. The Audioengine 5 is a speaker system meant for listening to music from an iPod music player. In this review, we will examine how well the speakers accommodate the use of the iPod with these speakers. And of course, we will examine the most basic concept in a speaker review...how well they sound.
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The Plane Quiet NC-7 is a pair of noise-canceling headphones that offer the convenience of being able to take them wherever you go. When evaluating noise-canceling headphones, we usually examine two main things: how well the noise-cancellation feature works and whether the headphones have good sound with the noise-cancellation feature on or off. If the product can nail these two down, then we've good a product.
With the abundant number of flashlights available on the market, sometimes randomly grabbing one off the shelf is good enough for most people. On the other hand, there are those that are a bit more picky and want the flashlight that is brighter, lasts longer, and is unique. In this category, we're not talking about the cheap $10-20 dollar ones. Usually the cost for these kinds of flashlights is a bit more expensive...usually $50 and above. Today, I had the chance to look at the Lumaray FL6 flashlight. It is a unique flashlight that does more than just shining light. Let's find out in the review.
Want to be able to type faster than the best secretary? With unerring accuracy? Have a look at the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, arguably the best speech recognition software around. This particular edition that we are reviewing today is called Preferred Mobile and includes a digital Philips VoiceTracer recorder.
Cameras are rapidly increasing in the number of Megapixels these days. In fact, we have just started seeing compact consumer cameras capable of taking pictures of up to 10 Megapixels! Whether those cameras take quality pictures is another story to tell. In general, with an increasing Megapixel count, that means you're working with larger pictures. And with larger pictures, that's definitely going to mean larger file sizes. The moment you press that snapshot button, the camera needs to store that large 10 Megabyte file (just an example) as quickly as possible into its memory. This example leads us into the product we will be taking a look at: the Kingston 133X Compact Flash (CF) memory card.
An interesting form factor is the one that looks like a credit card, only a tad thicker.2010-01-1
The clever thing about this one is that the USB connector is totally flush with the card and makes for a compact unit.
Brando is marketing these 1 GB cards in a variety of prints. This includes even a picture of the Mona Lisa!
Have a look at what this is all about.
Great Battery Life and Super Sensitive
However, the Qstarz BT-Q810 was about as small a GPS receiver as I have ever seen and promised an astonishing 25 hours of autonomy.
Could this little number be as good as the best SiRFstarIII unit out there?
Why would you write a glowing review about a product that you can't even see? That's precisely the point: you can't see it but it does have the very important job of protecting the shiny gadgets that you don't want to get scratched.
And that's why they call it the InvisibleSHIELD.
I have put it to good use on two of my most treasured devices, my Nokia N80 and iPAQ 4700.
Let's see how we went.
Greater Safety in the Skies
One of the greatest safety advances of the last few decades in aviation must be the Collision Avoidance Systems installed in commercial airliners. They enable pilots to see who else is flying in their airspace so that they can avoid running into one another. This safety option is now available to all aircraft, including private airplanes, and today we will be reviewing the smallest and most affordable of these portable units, the Zaon MRX Portable Collision Avoidance System. This is the fourth in a series of reviews we have conducted on SureCheck/Zaon products in the last couple of years.