Posts by: Marshal Rosenthal

Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture.

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Kindle Fire Matchstick Speaker Dock Review

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If variety is the spice of life, then Apple audio docks are plain-vanilla. I say that because they’re just do darn many of them — everywhere you turn some company has made or is making an audio doc designed for an iOS device — and using that large pin connector...

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HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Review

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A short time back, I had the opportunity to meet with HIFIMAN’s head guru, Dr. Fang Bian. We went over some of the past problems in creating audio products for a discerning public in the age of digital audio playback devices, low resolution files and where the term “Audiophile” seems...

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i-mego THRONE Over Ear Headphones Review

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Headphones used to be dull — boring even. All t hey did was go over your ears and convey the sound from your audio device. That’s it. Did they need to look good? No way! In fact the companies used to take pride in how clunky they appeared because…that bespoke...

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Wicked Audio SOLUS Headphones Review

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Headphones have been around in one form or another ever since the first radio was created for consumer use. Today we get “brand names” based off of celebrities and athletes and music producers. This all seems to indicate that the appeal is directed emotionally at the potential buyer. And it...

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NuForce Cube Portable Speaker Review

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Portable speakers can be lumped into two categories: those designed for “large” audio producing devices, and those designed for mobile devices which regard “small” as a valued accessory. The NuForce Cube Portable Speaker falls into this latter category, and you’ll be glad it does. If you’ve an MP3 player, smartphone, laptop...

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iBike POWERHOUSE iPhone Review

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I had a bike when I was a kid but it wasn’t anything fancy — and the extent of the high-tech was a mechanical bell you could ring on the handle-bars. My wife though is an avid biker and even has one of those collapsable models that you can carry...

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Sony Bravia HX750 46-inch Internet LED TV Review

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Now that 46-inches is the new “black,” I was pretty excited on seeing Sony’s Bravia Internet TV model, the HX750. Because of the size, to be sure, but also because it takes the whole concept of “smart TV’ and simplifies it even as it stacks the options skyward. To see...

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BenQ EP5920 Digital Projector Review

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If you’re looking to get a big picture, you can get a big TV. But if you’re looking to be able to take a big picture around with you, you’ll need a portable front projector. That requires a projector that can handle being taken around, even if you don’t plan...

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Hands On with Samsung’s LED ES9000 75-inch LED TV

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Consumer Electronics by its very nature demands the up-close and personal touch. That’s been pretty much destroyed by the big-box stores who stack TVs in rows and treats you like annoying fans of a rock star who’s trying to get too close. But there still exists the specialty store where...

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NextGen 3D Active Glasses for TV Review

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A 3D equipped television can have one of two types of technologies in play: either it uses a polarized screen or it alternates the physical image being seen so that each of a person’s eyes sees a slightly different image. In either case, a pair of 3D glasses are needed...