hardware review

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Secretlab Omega 2020 Gaming Chair: Dark Knight Edition

    A look at my new gaming chair from SECRET LAB This is a non-compensated review. I actually bought this chair after doing a lot of research on office seating. You can view my video below...
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Brother MFC-L8900CDW Business Color Laser All-in-One Printer Review

    This is not a paid review. My Epson printer died (do not buy an Epson) and I had to make a quick replacement purchase this past week. Brother MFC-L8900CDW Business Color Laser All-in-One Printer Truth is, it's been only 4 hours since I unpacked this printer and had the chance to...
  3. Dave Upton

    PureAudioProject Trio15TB Speaker Review

    Dave Upton PureAudioProject Trio15TB Speaker Review The PureAudioProject Trio15TB is not your typical speaker. The audio world is full of trendy products, all claiming to be the one true answer to all our sonic woes. Among speaker manufacturers, advances in materials science have enabled...
  4. Dave Upton

    Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse & Invicta Mousepad Review

    Dave Upton Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse & Invicta Mousepad Review For as long as I can recall, I’ve been into PC gaming. Starting nearly two decades ago with Counterstrike, competitive first-person-shooter (FPS) gaming has been one of my favorites. When Blizzard Entertainment...
  5. Dave Upton

    SurgeX XR-315 Surge Protector Review

    Dave Upton SurgeX XR-315 Surge Protector Review Power treatment and surge protectors are usually one of the last places where most enthusiasts spend their hard-earned money. Speakers and displays offer immediate and tangible improvements in sound or video quality. All too often, enthusiasts...
  6. Dave Upton

    Oppo UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray Player Review

    Dave Upton Oppo UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray Player Review Flagship products are generally harder to evaluate for reviewers like me, since they cost a lot more than their capable siblings and generally offer only incremental improvements. Thankfully, in Oppo’s case it’s not nearly so hard, because...
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Eero 2nd Generation Review: Now Twice As Powerful! On Top Of The Connectivity Revolution

    2nd-Generation Reviewed by Ronald Epstein August, 2017 Though it may not be the fastest device I have tested, its overall reliability and improvement in speed should make this your first choice when considering a WiFi mesh network. There's also a bigger story here. It's about how though...
  8. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Caldigit TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 Review

    CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Review by Ronald Epstein July 2017 To understand why the Caldigit TS3 has become an essential part of my portable office, I need to show you how inconvenient my computing experience was before discovering their docking stations. (Click on above...
  9. Dave Upton

    Vizio 65” E Series E65u-D3 Review

    Dave Upton Vizio 65” E Series E65u-D3 4K UHD TV Review With the 65” model currently on sale for $899, Vizio’s E series TV’s represent their value play – a TV that while affordable tries not to compromise too much on picture quality. In this case, Vizio has stripped down the built-in apps...
  10. Dave Upton

    Razer BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard Review

    Dave Upton Razer BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard Review Last month I had the chance to review Razer's BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, a mechanical gaming keyboard with some very powerful color tweaking and lighting capabilities. Razer’s PC peripherals have been a longstanding mainstay of the...
  11. Ronald Epstein

    Review: Logitech Create for the iPad Pro 9.7"

    CREATE for the iPad Pro 9.7 inch Review by Ronald Epstein August 2016 The Logitech Create for the 9'7" iPad Pro brings more functionality to the table over the Apple Smart Keyboard at a lower price point. March 31st of this year was a very exciting date for me. I had just received my...
  12. Todd Erwin

    Hardware Review SVS Prime Tower Speakers Review

    todd-erwin SVS Prime Tower Speakers Review When it comes to home theater, I'm probably one of the more budget-conscious people you'd ever meet. I've been involved in home theater since 1985, before there really was such a thing, connecting my Beta HiFi VCR to my bookshelf system, and adding...
  13. Doug Hess

    Hardware Review RSL C34E In-Ceiling Speakers: Are they good at least or great Atmos?

    You have to feel a little bad for in-wall speakers. They can be made with the highest-quality components and yet will never sound as good as their boxed brethren for two reasons: Almost nothing about the “speaker cabinet” they’ll be put into is known when the speaker is being designed. The...
  14. Sam Posten

    Hardware Review Yamaha YSP-5600 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar - Official HTF Review

    Yamana YSP-5600 MusicCast Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, paired with Yamaha NS-SW300 Subwoofer HTF Review http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/digital-sound-projector/ysp-5600_u/ http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/subwoofers/ns-sw300_w/?mode=model With...
  15. Ronald Epstein

    Dolby Atmos: Determined At All Costs

    (Click on above photo for larger image) ATMOS: Determined At All Costs by Ronald Epstein April 2016 (Click on above photo for larger image) The first time I had the opportunity to hear Atmos was at a New York City press event hosted by Dolby. Seated in their state-of-the-art...
  16. Ronald Epstein

    Ultimate Ears BOOM 2: LOST TIME EDTION: REVIEWED

    BOOM 2 LOST TIME LIMITED EDITION Reviewed By Ronald Epstein April, 2016 Ultimate Ears Boom 2 creates an instant portable party wherever you may be, on land or in water! I have always been fascinated by Ultimate Ears speakers since I first saw them at one of Logitech's trade shows a few years...
  17. Ronald Epstein

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Reviewed by Ronald Epstein April, 2016 eero has been the most revolutionary product that I have had the opportunity to review over the years. Due to the amount of raves I am going to put forward for this eero product, I feel the need to say the following.... I have always approached my...
  18. Ronald Epstein

    I am doing a rather special hardware review. Take a guess!

    I am very, very excited about this product I am now writing a review for. The entire system is costly. However, I have seen dramatic improvement over what I used to have. It is probably the most exciting product, for me, that I have ever reviewed. I paid for it out of pocket, too. So this...
  19. Sam Posten

    BenQ HT4050 DLP Home Theater Projector Review

    Official1 by Sam Posten posted Mar 17, 2016 at 9:41 PM http://www.benq.us/product/projector/HT4050 Honestly, it’s kind of a weird time to buy a projector. :wacko: Oh sure, if you have $20k to spend you can find a monstrous 4K projector in your budget that will most meet your needs for the...
  20. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Tivo Bolt: Still The Best DVR Brand That You Should Own (Review)

    Tivo BOLT Reviewed by Ronald Epstein January, 2016 When Tivo announced the introduction of their Bolt last September, I had my reservations about how revolutionary their new DVR would be over their current offerings. After all, Tivo was just coming off the introduction of their Roamio...
  21. Sam Posten

    Hardware Review Official HTF Review: Logitech Create Keyboard Case for iPad Pro (Very Highly Recommended)

    Logitech Create Keyboard Case for iPad Pro Review There seems to be a lot of confusion about what, exactly, the appeal of the iPad Pro is supposed to be. If it's designed to be used as a 'lean back' content consumption device then its huge 12.9" size and awkward hand-holdability seem to hold...
  22. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Pro Control Pro24.z and ProLink.z Review

    Anyone who shares this hobby can smile knowingly and nod when asked about control frustrations. Whether it’s the IR universal remote that doesn’t remember if a device is on or off, running out of batteries, or never being able to get the macro quite right on your Harmony remote, you’ve been...
  23. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Logitech Harmony Elite: Home Theater Forum Review

    Harmony Elite Advanced Universal Remote Control, Hub, and App "There can be little argument that Logitech's Harmony Elite is the brand's best and most elaborate remote to date" ​I usually begin these reviews by talking a bit about my love for Logitech remotes. I have been reviewing...
  24. Ronald Epstein

    Hardware Review Epson LW-600P: How To Better Organize Your Entire Blu-ray and DVD Collection

    EPSON LW-600P App-Enabled Portable Label Printer By Ronald Epstein September 2015 When Epson asked me if I was interested in reviewing their latest label printer, I felt a light bulb go off in my head. I have had a project in mind for quite some time, had put it put it on the back burner...
  25. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Samsung UN65JU7500 Curved 4K LED TV Review

    Since last year, display manufacturers have been doing their best to convince the consumer that Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K is the future. The plethora of technological advancements behind these ultra-high resolution displays give manufacturers an excuse to sell a large and avid market of...
  26. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review QNAP TS-853 Pro NAS & Media Player Review

    QNAP TS-853 Pro Review Hi, my name is Dave and I’m a dataholic. I’ve had this problem for several years now, and it seems like no matter how many hard drives I buy to store my Blu-ray collection, enough is never enough. I can’t browse past the hard drive sales on Amazon without getting the...
  27. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Elite Prime Vision DarkStar 9 Projection Screen Review

    Most enthusiasts have heard of Elite Screens, well known for their tremendous bang for the buck projector screens. Those same enthusiasts may not have heard of Elite Prime Vision, a divison of Elite Screens dedicated to the custom install and system integrator markets. Basically, you can’t buy...
  28. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Legacy Audio Metro Subwoofer Review

    It’s difficult to explain exactly why I am obsessed with subwoofers. It’s not necessarily the sound that interests me; it’s the tactile aspect of accurate and powerful bass reproduction that truly engages my interest. Anyone who has attended a live concert or played on stage in a large band...
  29. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Power Sound Audio T-18 Subwoofer Review

    Power Sound Audio (abbreviated to PSA for the rest of the review) started small, manufacturing a couple of solid 15” subwoofer models in their Mineral Ridge, Ohio facility. Despite just launching it didn’t take long for co-founders Tom Vodhanel and Jim Farina to begin working on bigger things...
  30. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review SurgeX SA-1810 Standalone Surge Eliminator Review

    Surge protectors fall squarely in the list of most important yet least sexy products we purchase. An investment of hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars in AV equipment should be well protected, yet often isn’t. In most cases we buy a generic surge strip or maybe splurge on a higher end home...