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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Gefen Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz Review

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here was a time when a living room made space to accommodate the TV — now it’s the other way around. Flat panel blend into walls or sit demurely on cabinets that add to the room’s decor, instead of drawing attention to it. But no matter how inconspicuous, the cable...

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Review

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aving a pair of headphones connected to the computer was once commonplace: people used to use it for listening to music on a pretty regular basis. Even with mobile devices like iPhones providing the music, most agree that if they’re going to be seated at the computer with music playing,...

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BenQ GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector Review

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digital LED projector has a number of advantages over the more conventional bulb-based model, chief among them being ease of use, near-instant light start-up and portability. BenQ’s $1099.00 GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector includes all of these in its 720p resolution portfolio while at the same time avoiding the negative issues...

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ROCKI PLAY Review

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f you had to take a count of those people who  have audio systems — specifically an amplifier — in their home theater, it would probably equal less than those who have portable Bluetooth speakers. But a portable is never going to match the power of an audio system, not...

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Bass Egg Speaker Review

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peakers come in various sizes: there are large, free standing towers and bookshelf models, portable speakers running off batteries and even those small enough to fit in pockets. The speaker’s size — its physical dimensions — plays a big part in how it sounds. This is due to the fact...

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PhotoProX iPhone Photography Case Review

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he biggest problem with waterproofed, “tough as nails” smartphone enclosures is that they’re too large — they won’t fit in a pocket which is where a phone is normally kept. So I thought the PhotoProX iPhone Photography case would take a double hit by not just being a protective and...

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Poppy 3D Camera Review

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D photography requires two lenses in order to create depth in an image — so the specialized camera has had to be expensive and complicated to use. But wouldn’t it make sense to use the camera that everyone carries with them all the time in their cellphone? But how to...

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ELMO QBIC MS1 POV Action Camera Review

on’t call the QBIC MS1 POV Action Camera “wearable”; sure its palm-sized shape may make it well suited for one-hand inconspicuous use, but it’s too heavy to wear on a label or affix to a shirt. The wide angle lens — emphasis on “wide” — emulates the point-of-view that the...

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Yamaha YSP-1400 Digital Sound Projector Review

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ll sound bars use speakers contained inside of an enclosure. To get multichannel audio, not just stereo, either a sound bar comes with a pair of satellite speakers or uses a psycho-acoustic program to simulate the “effect” of added speakers. Where the Yamaha YSP-1400 Sound Projector differs is that it...