Reviews / Portable Entertainment
In this video, our resident audio expert, Rob Rives, shows us a variety of portable microphones that improve the audio capture on your iOS device. Using an iPhone 5s, Rives goes over products from RØDE, Zoom, Mic W, MXL, and Ampridge. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE
Anyone who remembers what life was like in the 1980s may recall the huge, wood-paneled home hi-fi systems, and the boxy, D-battery draining boom boxes of the day. Times certainly have changed. Today, wireless technologies allow us to connect our mobile devices to ultra-compact speakers that are equipped for on-the-go sound. Following the trend of always being connected, we can now keep our music... READ MORE
One of the cool things about working at B&H is the opportunity some of us have to check out the latest gear from top manufacturers in the electronics world. Envy often circulates when someone gets the call to review a hot new camera or piece of gear. Everyone around me was beyond jealous when I had the opportunity to test the ultimate score:... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, provides an overview of add-on lenses for your smartphone, including those from olloclip, Ztylus,... READ MORE
The ikan FLY-X3 is a handheld, 3-axis electronic gimbal designed to give the camera operator the independence of handheld shooting without camera vibration or shake. Powered by three brushless motors, the gimbal has the ability to keep cameras level on all axes as the camera operator moves the camera.
Electronic gimbals have come a long way over the last few years, thanks to the rising... READ MORE
Sometimes, squinting at that 3" LCD screen really doesn’t cut it. Tethering is the perfect way to view digital images on a larger screen in real time. It makes it easier to assess picture quality, composition, lighting, and details without hovering... READ MORE
Think about the last birthday party you attended; the last sporting event you went to; the last time you went out to dinner. How did you capture these special moments? Chances are, you pulled out your smartphone, snapped a picture, and maybe posted it to Facebook and Instagram for the entire digital world to see.
Today, many of us use the camera that’s smallest and easiest―the one that’s already... READ MORE
These days, holiday cheer is synonymous with holiday presents. One usually leads to the other. Unfortunately, shopping for everyone on your list can turn holiday cheer into holiday doldrums. This list will help bring a little holiday cheer back into your life.
With so many iPhone cases on the market, it can be hard to find the perfect one. Here are some of our favorites. All of these options are... READ MORE
Most of us have smartphones with built-in cameras, but many of us just point and shoot without much consideration about how we want our pictures to turn out. This video introduces several versatile video and photography accessories that can help you capture better images with your smartphone camera. These include ... READ MORE
The past decade has seen a sea change when it comes to how we consume entertainment. Just a few years ago, most of our entertainment came in the form of traditional home entertainment, but the inescapable influence of smartphones and tablets, as well as the ever-expanding world of Android and iOS mobile apps, has created an entire new industry around the idea of portable or mobile entertainment... READ MORE
Torque Audio was started with an ambitious goal: to create a pair of headphones that would sound great, user to user, regardless of what kind of music they are enjoying. Engineered in Los Angeles by a team of designers and audio engineers, the t103z in-ear headphones were created with... READ MORE
Before you head out to the mall or start scrolling through your favorite online catalogs this holiday season, take a minute and think about all the names on your holiday gift list. Are there any particularly gregarious personalities equally notorious for conducting business over dinner as they are for chatting on the phone while driving? If the answer is yes, and you’re shopping for a... READ MORE
When you're raising a child, you have the choice of listening for your kid’s voice with your ears, or getting assistance from an electronic baby monitor. If you opt to use a baby monitor, there are more choices to be made. You must choose between an audio-only system, or an audio-and-video monitoring system. You also have to decide if you want a radio-based kit, or one that's reliant on an... READ MORE
In recent years, a growing trend has hit the headphone market. In addition to having to provide quality sound, many consumers view headphones as an integral fashion statement whose appearance helps reflect the wearer’s sense of style as well as personality. To that end, we have seen a rise in headphone designs ranging from '70’s retro to futuristic modern art, and just about everywhere in between... READ MORE
Finding the right holiday gift for a high-school or college student can be daunting. Innovations in consumer electronics over the past decade have completely changed the landscape in which kids learn, communicate, create, and find entertainment. New creative tools and portable entertainment options exist today that were science-fiction fantasies only a generation ago. Just trying to figure out... READ MORE