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    4.5

    Actiontec ScreenBeam Wireless Display Adapter

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 22, 2013 at 09:51AM
    Recently I reviewed an Actiontec device that allowed you to use the wiring in your home to broadcast your network. I found it a very clever solution for getting network access from one area of the house or office to another without running new cables. What if you wanted to show everyone in your...
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    4.5

    Vox Ice 9 Overdrive Pedal

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 11, 2013 at 09:07AM
    I've been using the same Boss overdrive pedal for almost 25 years. When you find something that works for you that's how it goes. I also have an Ibanez distortion pedal on my board that I've had for even longer. While my son was using the Boss overdrive for a performance recently the pedal went...
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    4.5

    D-Link Shareport Go

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:02AM
    In a world where data and media seem to be everywhere you can run into the peculiar problem that you create files on your computer but need to access them on your i or Android device. I've always just emailed these files to myself which could be a little tedious but that also created the problem...
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    4.0

    Hartke A70 Bass Combo

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 25, 2013 at 09:59AM
    Normally the words bass and combo together means a small amplifier used for practice without many of the features professional musicians desire for their needs. Today we are looking at a possible solution from Hartke. Combos offer a lot of convenience - the speakers and amplifier are housed in a...
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    5.0

    Mpowerd Luci Solar Light

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 14, 2013 at 03:16PM
    Guess what the most practical device out of this last CES was? 'The little solar lantern with a big impact.' Think about this. Until millions were left without power after recent disasters how many were aware of the disproportionate amount of electrical power we have available to us? People in...
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    5.0

    Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 7, 2013 at 09:04AM
    Today we have a rare treat for a review product. I've been using the Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones for some time now. These headphones aren't the type you use for unrealistically high bass but rather for natural pure sound. Let me explain:

    Although we interpret sound as merely what we hear...
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    4.5

    Obihai VoIP

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 5, 2013 at 10:15AM
    Obihai Technology just sent in a bunch of neat products to demonstrate their VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. With VoIP a user can make phone calls to other users using data over the internet rather than through a conventional phone line. Why would anyone want to do this? Cost....
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    4.5

    EnerPlex Surfr Solar Phone Chargers

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 3, 2013 at 10:38AM
    This last CES was a boon for us with great products to work with. Today we are going to look at one product that may be the most useful product of the entire show. EnerPlex was kind enough to send both an iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy S III Surfr for review. What's a Surfr? How about an external...
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    5.0

    Blue Mikey Digital Microphone

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 18, 2013 at 10:54AM
    Blue Microphones Tiki really blew me away a couple of weeks ago. Today I bring you the Blue Mikey which promises to make recording with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod a whole new experience. This time Blue sent in the Mikey Digital mic. The Mikey Digital is compatible with iPhones and iPads. For...
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    4.5

    LifeProof iPhone cases

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 17, 2013 at 05:34PM
    LifeProof recently sent in two of their iPhone cases for evaluation. One for iPhone 4S and one for iPhone 5. Previously with my iPhone I've been using an Otter Box case. I liked that it had a rigid case that was surrounded by a soft rubber case. Sadly, after about of a year of use my Otter Box...
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    5.0

    Addonics HDMU3 Mini HDD Duplicator Station

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:06AM
    Oleg came in contact with Addonics at this year's CES. When I Googleed Addonics I got Addonics: Making Data Storage Simple. To me that's a huge claim for any company to make. Why? We've seen so many types of removable media come and go and various formats that OEM manufacturers have adopted and...
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    4.5

    Blue Tiki USB Microphone

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 10, 2013 at 03:14PM
    Blue Microphones just sent their in their Tiki USB microphone for testing. At first look I was kind of wondering what this interesting little mic could be used for. Then I started to read up on it and come to find out this tiny mic has noise cancelling technology, auto mutes for conference...
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    4.0

    Mionix Ensis 320 Mousepad

    By Victor Oshiro, Quincy Oshiro | Posted February 5, 2013 at 08:28AM
    Recently we reviewed the Mionix 8200 Mouse. Mionix was kind enough to also send their Ensis 320 Mousepad at the same time. At first a mouse pad may seem like a throwback but after using this unit I was surprised how well it works with gaming and everyday work.

    Some History

    Lets set the way...
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    5.0

    Mionix Naos 8200

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted January 29, 2013 at 10:55AM
    Gamers are always looking for an advantage. Optical mice were the first products to give us a leg up over the guys with regular mice. Since then more and more improvements have been made to mice. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Mionix Naos 8200!

    First Impressions and Game...
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    5.0

    Actiontec Powerline Network Adapter Kit

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 28, 2013 at 10:47AM

    I just ran into a little situation with my home network. In my older home I can't get good wireless performance throughout the home. Luckily, Actiontec just sent in their Powerline Network Adapter Kit. I know most people are wondering why anyone would need this. I’m going to point out some...

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    3.5

    Peavey Valveking 100 watt Tube Amplifier

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:26AM

    I recently came across this amplifier on a fluke – a Craigslist ad with an unbelievable price. If the price is right I’m always willing to try new guitar gear out even if I already have equipment that fills that role. Enter the Valveking which I found in fantastic condition – one...

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    5.0

    Monoprice 7.1 Gaming Headset

    By Victor Oshiro, Quincy Oshiro | Posted January 5, 2013 at 02:42PM

    Monoprice just sent in their Dolby Digital Amplified Gaming Headset. Wow – that’s a mouthful. Most gamers are using headsets to chat during gaming with their teammates. This headset offers much more than that. Imagine all the sound coming from a headset that also lets you communicate...

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    3.5

    Dayton Audio B652 Bookshelf Speakers

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:03AM
    Recently I tested a small solid state amplifier from Dayton Audio that put out impressive sound for its size. Today we are looking at Dayton Audio's B652 6.5" bookshelf speakers. I set these up in my music room in various locations and had some surprises along the way.

    Construction

    Out of...
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    5.0

    Hauppauge HD PVR2 Gaming Edition

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 1, 2012 at 07:00AM


    The Christmas shopping season always brings on a slew of new games. Halo4 is out an you’ll be sure to see many more games hitting the shelf to be put under Christmas trees. Of course every game has tips and tricks that go with it but how to publish these videos on YouTube?

    Hauppauge’s...

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    4.5

    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Harddrive

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 30, 2012 at 11:13AM

    The biggest bottleneck in any system is the HD. There, I said it. Although CPU manufacturers want you to invest in multi processor setups and memory manufacturers want you to buy the latest memory product, often the biggest improvement in every day system performance can be had by installing a...

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    4.0

    Dayton Audio DTA-1 30 watt Amplifier

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:14PM

    Dayton Audio was kind enough to provide us with this test unit just as I had a need for it. I recently upgraded my guitar amplifier to a 33 watt tube amplifier that has several modifications to it. Previously I had used a Line 6 amp with a 1/8 plug in to hook up my IPod. I could play music...

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    4.5

    New Studio delivers Halo 4 impressively

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:26AM

    There were mixed feelings when Bungie sold the Halo franchise to Microsoft’s 343 Studio. Master Chief and the Halo series have been staples of the Xbox system since the beginning. Imagine Nintendo selling off Mario and Luigi and you can see why so many gamers were surprised with this sale....

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    4.0

    Vox AC30 Hand Wired Head

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 25, 2012 at 10:24AM
    We're always trying to expand our coverage and it goes with audio we like to do more than computer audio. Home audio as well as audio reproduction have been added along our way. In that vein, here is our first guitar amplifier review. Vox is a company famous for its roots in the '60's with bands...
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    4.0

    Azza Genesis 9000 Series Case

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 20, 2012 at 05:48PM
    Azza doesn't build ordinary. How unordinary are some of their products? Today we have the pleasure of looking at a serious case. Would a case able to hold two power supplies or have nine full size bays interest you? What if you could mount your motherboard upside down to best take advantage of a...
  • Switching power supplies, or i'm never turning my PC again

    By William "Bill" Yaple | Posted October 13, 2012 at 10:19AM

    Remember the TV ad that went something like, "The worst thing you can do is start your car"? Every time you push your computer's power button, something akin to starting your car takes place. In the case of the combustion engine, cold, thick oil sitting at the bottom of the drain pan can't...

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