You can add one more to crowded field of media streaming set-top boxes, with online retailer Amazon jumping into the fray with the new Amazon Fire TV. The battle for the living room continues to heat up with incredibly capable sub-$100 boxes that combine support for a large number of content channels, promising an easy-to-use device coupled with simple remotes and in some cases, gaming. Beyond the boxes, all of the major players have either their own stores or partner with providers, hoping you’ll spend money renting or purchasing movies or TV shows. In the case of purchases, it’s a lock-in to their platform, since content cannot be transferred between platforms. Amazon being one of the largest online retail stores, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve decided to sell their own box. Have they created a media streaming device worth displacing the Apple TV, ROKU or Chromecast? Read on for our full Amazon Fire TV review.
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Philips Hue Starter Kit Review: Light up your life
The Philips Hue lighting system has been around for over a year. First introduced in late 2012, the lighting option were A19 light bulbs, the standard size you’d find in most lamps and fixtures. They have since expanded their product offering, offering customers an option as to their preferred ‘starter kit’, an option for those looking to either get started or expand their home automation. The Philips Hue BR30 starter pack targets consumers looking for energy efficient, wireless lighting to replace their BR30 incandescent bulbs, typically used in recessed lighting. Our Philips Hue Starter Kit review will provide every detail you need to make an informed decision on whether it’s the best smart lighting option for you.
iPad Air 1st Generation Review: Apple’s New Tablet Is Better In Every Imaginable Way
Apple’s full-sized iPad is back in a big way, with a major reduction in size, and a new name. To help drive home the drop in weight, the 5th generation is being marketed as the iPad Air, all part of a reboot of their 9.7-inch tablet. When the third and fourth generation iPads were released in 2012, they were the only retina models available, providing them with a definitive advantage when compared to the iPad and later in the year, the iPad mini. Is it worth upgrading. Read our iPad Air 1st Generation review for that answer and more.
Spigen iPhone Case Review: Making the case for double protection
When you think of Spigen SGP, the products that usually come to mind are ultra thin cases or their excellent line of screen protectors led by the Glas.t premium protector. That’s why we were excited for Spigen iPhone case review. The trouble with those cases is that they cater to only a certain part of the market, those looking for a high quality minimalist case. With their new line of cases, the company is looking to branch out, offering a higher level protection. Will the Tough Armor give Otterbox, among others, a run for their money.
Spigen Saturn Case Review: Toast to the champagne gold
The introduction and subsequent release of the iPhone 5s has seen a renewed interest in all things gold, including cases and accessories. If you managed to secure a gold iPhone 5s, the natural inclination is to find a case that looks good with it. Read on for our full Spigen Saturn case review to see if it’s a perfect companion?
For those with an iPhone 5 and suffering from a bit of gold envy, cases can be a great way to infuse a bit of life or color into an older phone. Looking to capitalize on the gold rush is Spigen/SGP, who have announced all new cases, many of which are available in a champagne gold. I took a look at the Spigen/SGP Saturn case for iPhone 5s to see how it paired with the gold iPhone 5s.
Apple iPhone 5c Case Review: This is one funky new design
We went hands-on and present our iPhone 5c case review. This year has seen some changes from Apple, first with the introduction of two new iPhones and a renewed focus on iPhone accessories. When the iPhone 5 launched, you couldn’t find a case, be it from the Apple Store or a third party manufacturer. The … Read more