Introducing the longest lens yet in Rokinon's array of full-frame manual focus prime lenses, this CES season sees the announcement of the 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens. With the exception of a few T-mount and mirror lenses, this 135mm telephoto is the first lens to exceed the 100mm mark in the... READ MORE
Fuhu, the company behind the innovative Nabi tablet, is adding a few siblings to its tablet family—some very large siblings. While the Nabi is currently available in a variety of smaller form factors, from the 7" nabi Jr to the 24" nabi Big Tab, Fuhu is introducing a 32, 43, 55, and a massive 65-inch... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the new Streichfett String Synthesizer from Waldorf and how it recreates the sound of classic string synths from the 1970s and '80s. The video explores the synth’s presets, as well as what each control is capable of doing to affect the sound... READ MORE
Native Instruments is well known for its large selection of virtual instruments and effects processors. In this extensive hands-on review video, Rob Rives, of B&H, takes a look at all the new plug-ins in the Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle, many of which are also available in the standard... READ MORE
This week in the news: Rested, relaxed, ready! Were you missing The Gear Review? Was your Friday feeling empty and incomplete? Well, you can stop worrying, The Gear Review just had a long, restful holiday!
Want to know how the electronics/photo market works? Well, there is a lot of new product that comes out in the months leading up to the holiday but, while The Gear Review is out at the pool in... READ MORE
If you're tired of having to carry your smartphone, as well as a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita, Snail Games decided to combine a smartphone and a handheld gaming system into a single device. The most obvious feature of the W3D gaming smartphone is physical buttons and analog sticks. It even has shoulder buttons and a directional pad for the traditional handheld gaming experience.
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As home automation continues to grow in popularity, and perhaps necessity, we're happy to see expanding manufacturer and developer support for Apple's HomeKit at this year's International CES. The HomeKit framework lies within iOS 8, and allows you to control compatible hardware and devices in your connected home, such as central controllers, light switches, power outlets, and more from your iOS... READ MORE
If you can't decide between a tablet or a laptop, the Toshiba Portégé Z20t may be the solution you're looking for. The Portégé Z20t is a versatile premium 2-in-1 detachable PC with high-precision pen input. Designed for multiple uses, the Portégé Z20t features a 12.5" Full HD IPS detachable display, a sleek thin, light design, and a reversible keyboard dock that offers you the flexibility to be... READ MORE
In what one journalist characterized as “the big tease,” the Pentax division of Ricoh is showing an impressive array of prototype “concept cameras and lenses” at the 2015 CES Show in Las Vegas, but you can only peer at them longingly through the thick Plexiglas enclosures. No tech specs were provided, but it was pretty clear that the two impressively long lenses were long-range telephoto K-mount... READ MORE
The PonoPlayer is a high-resolution portable digital music device designed to let you experience music the way the original artist intended, in its native “master-quality” resolution. Rocker Neil Young, the “Granddaddy of Grunge,” enlisted the help of Ayre Acoustics to develop the technology inside the PonoPlayer, which when combined with PonoMusic, provides an ultra high-resolution music service... READ MORE
Korean tech giant Samsung displayed two new additions to its line of consumer audio products at CES this year, the WAM6500 and WAM7500 speakers, both of which boast their proprietary “Ring Radiator” technology. The new speakers, which promise to project well-balanced sound in a 360-degree radius, feature wireless connectivity, a major trend in the world of home audio.
The 6500 offers a portable... READ MORE
The Intel® Compute Stick isn't just another streaming device that plugs into your HDTV. It's a fully functional computer that plugs into the HDMI port of a display (it will also need to plug into a USB port for power). At just 4 inches long, you'll be able to get the complete experience on an ultraportable, power-efficient device. It also comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux. It features... READ MORE
Beloved guitar manufacturer Gibson, maker of the iconic Les Paul, has made a showing at CES to demonstrate its new line of headphones. On one hand, this is not that surprising, considering the company’s announcement last year that it had entered into the studio monitor world with a line of Les Paul-inspired speakers. The next obvious step would be headphones that feature the same Les Paul... READ MORE
The new Zing Designs imageTAKER Travel Photo Case, with strap, is the kind of simple, elegant product that will have many people scratching their heads and saying, “Now why didn’t I think of that!” Basically, it’s a soft, snug-fitting neoprene case for an iPad Air, Air 2, mini, mini 2, and mini 3 that lets you carry, shoot, and protect your iPad without having to remove it from the case. Just... READ MORE
Audeze, the USA-based manufacturer of magnetic planar headphones, has delighted the audiophile headphone market yet again with the announcement of a new innovative pair of headphones at CES 2015: The EL-8.
Available in both... READ MORE