Recent Blog Posts

  • What to look for in a Soundbar?

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    Most HDTVs feature ample sound by way of built-in speakers but ideal home theater setups often require a larger soundstage and good sound separation. Home theater sound systems range in price and capacity from stereo speakers to amplified 5.1 or up to 7.1 surround sound speakers that interface directly with the source of the video or through an amplifier or tuner.

     

    The challenge with multiple-speaker systems is that you need space for placement and also costly wired or wireless installation and once this is set up, it becomes difficult to move either the speakers or the TV.

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  • Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 35x Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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    You’re in a weird place: your smartphone takes snaps that can only be described as “alright” and your point and shoot isn’t really fitting the bill. You want something easy – easy to handle, easy to use. You’re not keen on a DSLR because they’re a little more complex than you want (and you don’t feel like carrying extra lenses with you) and you’re looking for solid value for your dollar. 

     

    In short: you’re looking for something like the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300. Let’s take a look at it together.

     

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  • Beautiful Diamonds Are Now Available at Future Shop!

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    Exciting news from Future Shop! A hand picked selection of beautiful diamonds (including infinity diamond necklaces, stud earrings, and 11 different styles of rings) is now available exclusively online at the Future Shop website. There are some truly stunning pieces available, and all of them at a great value! I was really surprised when I first heard the news of Future Shop carrying diamonds (and other gemstones), but for anyone who loves jewelry—or simply appreciates beautiful things—this is great news! If you'd like to see some of the great stones, styles, and designs that are now available, just click on through.

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  • How to Connect Stereo Speakers to Your TV

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    So you bought a great new TV.  Congratulations! When the salesperson asked you about speakers, did you think, “I’ve spent enough money today, no thanks! And besides, TVs COME WITH speakers built right in!” The thing is, factory speakers on many TVs are ok for watching Jeopardy! but if you’re going to put on a movie, or even check out some of the cool new TV shows that are putting movies to shame you need good speakers to give you good sound

     

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  • Preview: Sony Xperia Z2 looks to fill in old gaps

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    Sony may have finally gotten it right, or at least finally achieved what it had originally set out to do with the Xperia Z1 only six months ago. The Xperia Z2 is probably the most complete smartphone Sony has ever brought to market, offering the same waterproofing of its predecessor, while also taking significant strides in key areas like the screen, camera and power under the hood. I got some hands-on time with the device and here are my first impressions.

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