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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Vizio S2121w-D0 2.1 Sound Stand Review

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Pedestal type sound stands aren’t new — they’ve been offered as alternatives to audio systems and, more recently, sound bars for a number of years. That Vizio feels that a 2.1 sound system that can be placed under a television set has value tells you something — after all the...

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Printer Review

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hat constitutes a printer has changed radically over the last few years: once a printer printed  and that was it! Today printing is just one of the functions as the technology contained has morphed into a scanner, fax machine and Internet-capable device. HP’s OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Printer stands out...

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skye WiFi Music Receiver Review

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pple doesn’t give warning when it decides to make a major change, and those who invested in a 30 pin audio dock felt betrayed when they upgraded their iPhones/iPads to lightning connector models. And since many of these docks didn’t have Bluetooth built-in, the only way to play music from...

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NudeAudio Super-M Bluetooth Speaker Review

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lot of portable speakers claim to be rugged, to bear the brunt of the elements and laugh at getting wet. They also tend to cut back on the quality of the audio in order to project this point of view in their outer shell. The results is an impressive chassis...

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IK Multimedia iRing Review

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ouch screens have spoiled most of us when it comes to interacting with our devices — after all, isn’t touching an icon simpler and quicker than having to tap it with a stylus? But lost in all this is the desire that preceded all this — what I call “Abracadabra”,...

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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...