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Review – Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX 7-Inch AV Receiver w/CarPlay & Android Auto In-Dash Receiver

Not that long ago, a full-featured audio system in your automobile meant AM/FM radio with a CD player, or heck, maybe even an 8-track player. Nowadays, new cars ship with built-in GPS, digital tuners, USB interconnectivity, sophisticated displays, mobile phone connectivity, and a multitude of features. However, as the quality of cars increases, Americans are holding on to their autos longer and longer, so upgrading to an audio system like the flagship Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX makes a lot of sense. Read on for our full review.

Harris Fogel and Nancy Burlan, posted 5/30/2019

Review – The 4th Annual American Whiskey Convention at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology – Spring 2019

The elegant and historically rich Museum of Archeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania was a fitting backdrop for the 4th Annual American Whiskey Convention. History and whiskey have a long history in Pennsylvania. The infamous Whiskey Rebellion took place in the western end of Pennsylvania in 1794, when the young U.S. government began taxing whiskey to pay for the Revolutionary War, so it’s only fitting to set this premier whiskey event in the Keystone State. Now in its fourth year, the convention showcases premium whiskeys from throughout the country, as well as local vendors and craftspeople.

Harris Fogel and Thomas Fogel, posted 4/10/2019

Review – Huawei Band 2 Pro All-in-One Fitness Activity Tracker

The Huawei Band 2 Pro All-in-One Fitness Activity Tracker can help you get moving and in shape for Spring! After the festivities and relaxation of the winter holidays had passed, we were looking for a little extra help to reach and measure daily fitness goals. The Huawei Band Pro 2 proved to be a simple, elegant solution, at a great entry-level price point. Keep reading to learn more about how the Band can help you boost your fitness and keep track of your progress.

Nancy Burlan, Posted 4/6/2019

Review – Using People Treads & Handi Treads to Stop the Slip: Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Most Emergency Room visits have one thing in common. It's not lightning strikes, shark bites, zombies, or national emergencies. Thom Disch's book, Stop the Slip: Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls makes clear that E.R. visits are caused by common incidents that occur in your own home and workplace. We install two of their products, People Treads, the self-adhesive clear stair treads for inside the home, and Handi Treads to keep you safe outdoors. Read this before you or the people you love become a statistic.

Harris Fogel, Thomas Fogel, and Nancy Burlan, Posted 2/25/2019

Five Trends and Observations From CES 2019

Every CES has its particular flavor, and the 2019 edition was no different. With that in mind, John Mulhern III has five trends and observations from January's huge show—after a few weeks to think this through.

John Mulhern III, Posted 2/4/2019

One Week out from CES: Nine Things to Look For

With only a week to go until it begins, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2019 in early/mid January, and he writes about nine areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's massive annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/30/2018

Review – 1MORE Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones

1MORE shook up the audio market with meticulously designed, high-quality, beautifully packaged earphones at a price that shocked consumers. Soon, they were available everywhere from the Internet to Costco. And the buzz was consistently high, from their original models to their latest. New from 1MORE is their Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones. They received the prestigious reddot Award 2018 Winner honor for their stylish design and feature set. Read on for our review.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Frank Schramm, posted 11/26/2018

Review – Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker

Audioengine has built an enviable reputation for their high quality yet reasonably priced audio components, from their DACs to powered speakers. The recently released Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker proves that it's easy to have great sound without cables, at an affordable price. Are the A5+ the right speakers for you? Read on for our full review. Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials alert!

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, posted 11/20/2018

Review – Dekoni Audio Blue – Fostex/Dekoni HiFi Audiophile Planar Magnetic Headphone

Dekoni Audio quickly gained a reputation among headphone aficionados for their high-quality replacement ear pads that fit a wide-range of headphones. When were offered the chance to review their first pair of headphones, we jumped at the chance. Dekoni Audio and Fostex teamed up to create a custom variant of the world renowned Fostex T50RP MKIII Headphone. Utilizing the Fostex Planar Magnetic Drivers and Dekoni tweaks, the new Dekoni Audio Blue – Fostex/Dekoni HiFi Audiophile Planar Magnetic Headphone might be one of audio's best kept bargains.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Thomas Fogel posted 11/20/2018

Review – 2018 MacBook Pro 13-Inch

Apple's July 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch release is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but does some bring some relevant changes. John Mulhern III discusses the improvements and posits what we can expect in the future from Cupertino.

John Mulhern III, Posted 8/25/2018

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