Electronics Archive

First-Look Review of the eufy EverCam

How often do you come home from long day’s work, only to find your front door wide open and all of your candy missing? If you’re anything like us, this is almost a daily occurrence. Spending $3,000 on candy every year to refill our stash is unsustainable when you’re living on a starving artist’s income. And if you think buying new doorknobs every day is …

Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Pico Projector Review

We’ve been kind of obsessed with home projectors recently. The recent influx of new devices has been keeping our projector obsession quenched for the time being. There’s something intangibly unique about home projectors that somehow manages to keep us occupied. Maybe it’s the nostalgia they inspire, the memories of childhood trips to the movie theater. Maybe it’s the massive screen sizes. Maybe it’s Maybelline. It’s …

In-Depth Review of the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 AV Receiver

The technical specs for home theater AV receivers can sound overwhelmingly complex to a non-audiophile. In fact, micro-specs can even sound overwhelming to seasoned tech product reviewers like us. Why should we care about ohms and Total Harmonic Distortion? The truth is, the small details do matter, but ultimately the most important question is: How does the speaker system sound? Everyone has different sound preferences, …

Review of the Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver

High definition surround sound isn’t only a matter of having nice speakers. In the process of creating high quality audio, distortion can weasel its way into a signal at countless junctures. About half of the responsibility of creating high quality sound goes back to the receiver you’re using to send sound signals to speakers. But in many cases, quality isn’t the issue at all. Instead …

Review of the Goal Zero Sherpa 15 & Sherpa 40 Power Banks

If you spend much time with your smartphone, then you know the terror of looking down at a battery indicator and seeing only one bar. Even if you’re not playing around on your mobile devices all day, batteries gradually lose their maximum capacity with the passage of time. Whether you’re trying to compensate for a low battery lifespan or you’re hammering away at your favorite …