If you have a new laptop with USB-C ports, and especially if your laptop has only USB-C ports, you probably need an adapter or dock to provide connections to your non-USB-C devices. Today we’re taking a look at a functional and affordable USB-C hub that offers good port selection and the option to charge your laptop.
Looking for a compact stand to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch? There are plenty of options, but many of them are quite expensive. Here’s a look at a hefty, attractive charging stand that costs just $17.
Oppo is known for its high quality DVD and Blu-ray players, and now the company has finally brought its first 4K UHD player to the market. Read on to see our impressions of the new Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray player, and how it performs with both native 4K and upscaled content.
Looking for an affordable way to enjoy family movie night in the great outdoors? The ViewSonic PJD5255 is an affordable general purpose projector that’s great for backyard movies and events. Check out the HT Guys review.
There are several products on the market aimed at improving the performance of your home theater’s subwoofer and, until now, our favorite has been the Auralex SubDude. But while the SubDude remains a worthy solution, the SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System from SVS promises to perform even better with good looks to boot. Check out our initial impression of the SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System to find out if it’s just the product you need to make your home theater sub sound its best.
The practice of cord-cutting — canceling traditional television services like cable and satellite — isn’t ideal for everyone, but most can agree that we’re all paying too much on our monthly cable bill for too little. An alternative solution to cord-cutting is “cord-slimming:” reducing the cost and options from your TV provider and supplementing with online content, and TiVo’s new Bolt DVR is aimed directly at this market. Check out the full review for our experience getting set up with the TiVo Bolt.
Yamaha’s Aventage line of A/V Receivers touts high-end features, quality, and design, but with some models hitting the street at prices well under $1,000, the Aventage line could also offer a great value for many mid-range home theater setups. We check out the $900 RX-A850 to see how it performs when powering a 4K-equipped family room.
Apple’s official cases for the iPad Pro aren’t “insanely great,” they’re insanely expensive. But with tons of junk occupying the bargain case market, how can you find an iPad Pro case that is both well designed and affordable? Well, we found an iPad Pro case that arguably matches Apple on design and function, but costs just $16. Read on for our review.
There’s a growing trend in using “realistic” ambient sounds to improve productivity and focus. Check out our new favorite ambient sound generator, Hipster Sound, which can make your home office sound like a custom coffee shop.
Nest Labs offers relatively good mobile and Web interfaces for controlling your Nest thermostat, but an app called Thessa promises to make Nest control even easier via a simple Notification Center widget. Check out our review to see if Thessa should become your preferred way of making Nest temperature adjustments from your Mac.