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[23 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Sounds for Androids

The Klipsch Image S4a are specifically designed for Android devices, which makes them something of a rare breed. “Made for iPhone” has been around for a number of years, but “Made for Android” hasn’t. It’s only really in 2011 that we’ve seen the move to accommodate Androider’s needs through the likes of the Philips Fidelio AS851.
The Klipsch Image line does also cover those Apple products, as well as generic PC uses, coming from a line of headphones that are no stranger to quality, so we have high expectations. …

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[23 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

To 3D or not to 3D?

Whether or not you’ve been impressed by 3D enough to have it at home, would you seriously consider buying a big, expensive TV that couldn’t flirt with the third dimension at all?
Panasonic has taken this quandary of modern times, and thus designed a plasma to suit. Measuring 50-inches in the diagonal and boasting online features galore, the ST30 doesn’t come with any 3D glasses.
Optional extras
That explains the low price, then. Unfortunately the 3D glasses needed for this active shutter 3D plasma screen cost north …

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[23 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Shut the world up

Headphones, or more accurately in the case of the Digital Silence DS-321D, earphones, with noise cancellation technology are nothing especially new. But the technology continues to improve, and more importantly they are getting less bulky and consume less power.
But style is nothing without performance, so we need to establish how good the DS-321Ds are at filtering the nonsense of travel and other unwanted noise. So we put these earphones to the test, because, as they say, silence is golden.
Design
Physically, the Digital Silence headphones are small and …

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[22 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Desk tidy for the 3D age

Can’t decide whether to invest in a 3DTV? Acer’s HN274H, a 27-inch PC monitor that uses an active shutter 3D system might be the perfect stop gap.
Although hardly a good-looking design, with a gloss black chassis that’s a tad grating, this 1920×1080 pixel resolution panel can display all the detail from a Blu-ray disc.
But surely this PC monitor can’t host a watchable 3D movie? Actually, it can, and then some. Designed primarily to supply 3D graphics to those using 3D applications or playing 3D games …

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[22 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Back to basics

Don’t you sometimes yearn for the simple life? A time when firmware upgrades weren’t a daily chore, when internet-based VOD was just a theory, and when a TV could be operated by those over forty?
Panasonic has taken the ‘less is more’ approach to its latest entry-level TV, no bad thing in theory, but perhaps even stretch it a little too far. 3D? You’ll not find that here. But surely some home networking or online video? Nope. What about a couple of lovely USB slots? Nada!
Picture quality
What this 32-incher …