First Look: iHome’s HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug

Jul 22, 2015 by

We review iHome's new HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug, which is now shipping, and it may be the best designed plug-in module available. But it suffers from HomeKit's achilles heel: software and integration problems.

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Polk Audio Striker Zx Review

Apr 20, 2015 by

Polk’s first entry into the Xbox One headset space blew us away. Now they’re back with the Striker Zx, and we put it through its paces.

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Three More Connected Bulbs: Another Comparison

Feb 17, 2015 by

Looking for the best connected bulbs? We examine the latest offerings and share our thoughts on each, considering price, quality, and more (Hint: Cree wins)

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Three Connected Bulbs: A Quick Comparison

Sep 3, 2014 by

Major lighting manufacturers GE, Philips, and TCP have all come out with their own connected household bulbs. We round them up for a quick comparison of their features and benefits.

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Review: Revolv Hub (Part 1)

Aug 1, 2014 by

The Revolv hub is certainly a powerful option for controlling your connected home, but can it pass the family acceptance test? Our first review of the product puts it to that very test.

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Polk Audio 4 Shot Review

May 16, 2014 by

The gaming headset market has been long dominated by Turtle Beach, but Polk Audio has been producing audio gear for over 40 years. Can the new player dethrone the reigning champion?

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XO SEVEN Review

May 6, 2014 by

Turtle Beach enters the Xbox One headset arena with the high-end Ear Force XO SEVEN. We put it through its paces for gaming and music. Find out what we think about it!

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First Look: Roku Streaming Stick

Apr 19, 2014 by

At $50, the new Roku Streaming Stick is hard to resist, but it comes with a fair share of usability annoyances.

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TiVo Roamio Pro: Will it hold our love in an online world?

Apr 10, 2014 by

In part two of our TiVo Roamio Pro review, we look at its streaming capabilities as well as all the other online features and mobile/tablet apps.

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Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset Review

Mar 13, 2014 by

Microsoft was the first to release a stereo headset for the Xbox One. We've put it through its paces. Is it the right headset for you?

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TiVo Roamio Pro: Is it your DVR Soul Mate?

Feb 17, 2014 by

Our TiVo friends--who noticed our pining--set us up on a blind date with a Roamio Pro. After a few days together, we give our first thoughts and tell you if the sparks are flying.

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Review: miniStack MAX Completes Our Mac mini HTPC

Jan 5, 2014 by

NewerTech's miniStack MAX adds missing external media and storage capabilities to your Mac mini or any computer and is the perfect companion for a Mac mini-based home theater PC.

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