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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Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash for the iPhone Review

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martphone cameras have steadily become more sophisticated and equal in technology to their stand-alone brethren. But one place where they still falter is when it comes to illuminating the image being shot. The flash on a stand-alone is large enough to cover a moderate distance and easily overpowers the pinpoint...

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Ematic MediaBeam Streaming Media Player Review

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lot has been made of Chromecast, Google’s combination of a “Smart TV” dongle and linkage with a smartphone or computer. But the first out of the gate isn’t always the winner, so don’t count the MediaBeam out because it doesn’t have as big a “name.” Or ignored,  as this $29.99...

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Bem Speaker Band Review

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hat’s the deal with the whole “smart watch” thing when it’s the phone in the pocket doing all the heavy lifting? I don’t need little apps dancing in an LCD window, the whole purpose of the original Dick Tracy watch was that it was a telephone. Now sure the 21st...

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HP Split X 2 Review

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on’t be fooled — people aren’t moving away from notebooks in favor of tablets, but they ARE expecting the power of a notebook shouldn’t come at the expense of features only a tablet can provide. So the solution is to combine both notebook and tablet in one. That’s the idea...

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AOC G2460PQU 24 Inch LED Monitor Review

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omputer monitors have reached the point where we take them for granted — we expect them to be bright, evenly lit, chock full of inputs and inexpensively priced. And with a large screen size too. What’s gotten lost in all of this is how “fast” the monitor responds to projecting...

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Narrative Clip Review

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earable cameras are all the rage for those looking to document their lives on a daily basis and use photos in their “social media” life. The Narrative Clip was one of the first of this new genre — although it had a different name when first revealed — and fulfills...

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Phantom Headphones with Boombox Review

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eadphones have a basic function: to provide a closed environment for listening to audio. Then the differences are applied — such as how comfortably they fit and how good they sound being the most two important ones. But being usable as a pair of stereo speakers isn’t part of their...

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Wahoo Fitness Balance Smartphone Scale Review

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here are times when technology doesn’t seem to be needed: hairbrushes don’t need to be networked and forks don’t need electric motors driving moving parts. So where’s the value in upping the game of the lowly weight scale — especially since most people wish they had never stepped on it...

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Martian G2G Blue Watch Review

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earable devices are proliferating the culture, but nothing continues to garner more attention than that of a “smart” watch. Maybe it’s because it echoes the past where the time was always just a look away, rather than the pulling out of a cellphone to read its LCD screen. Or maybe...