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
Figuring out what young people want used to be fairly a mysterious process, but these days, it's a bit more obvious. Electronic gadgets are found in the pockets and at the fingertips of students far and wide. Below, we've compiled a list of gift suggestions, all of which are compact and portable, making them ideal for dorm rooms and small apartments and allowing for easy transport. Whether the... READ MORE
The first iPhone has come a long way since its first release in 2007. There are now eight generations of the phone, with the latest iteration being the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit the market on September 19, 2014.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1344 x 750-pixel display, a faster A8 processor, an improved built-in camera, faster Wi-Fi and LTE, and more onboard storage. Stepping it up, the iPhone 6... READ MORE
Wearable technology is the current big thing in mobile computing, a nascent revolution that promises to transform the way that we interact with devices and data. Right now, many developments in this space have to do with tracking your fitness levels—so you're in luck if you measure life by how many miles you run each day. Wearable tech isn't just for gym rats, though; these devices work just as... READ MORE
Everyone wants a little power. It’s what makes the world go around. You’ll feel the absence of power when you want to call AAA after your car breaks down on the highway and you realize your phone just did a swan dive into shutdown mode, or your boss is on Skype, giving you explicit video instructions on how she likes her sandwich, when suddenly she’s cut off due to a power blackout in your tablet... 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
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
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
In 2001, digital music players were large and bulky or small, with sub-par user interfaces and little functionality. On October 23, 2001, Apple announced the release of the iPod―the company’s first portable music player. While the price tag was $400 and the scroll wheel was unconventional at the time, this device made its way into the pockets―and hearts―of many music lovers over the years. The... READ MORE
Apple wasted no time at its September 9th event, by introducing two iPhone models, as well as finally unveiling the long-awaited Apple smartwatch. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide two different screen sizes, iOS 8, and improved hardware components. The Apple Watch finally comes to fruition after years of "iWatch" rumors. Read on for more details.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The main... READ MORE
It looks like it is going to be a busy fall for Sony. The company introduced a whole line of new mobile devices, including a new flagship smartphone, a compact tablet, and a smartwatch, in Berlin, for IFA 2014. Read on to find out about the new devices Sony unveiled at its Xperia event.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact
Let's start with Sony's new flagship smartphone, the... READ MORE
Headlining Samsung’s press event at IFA was the new and much improved Galaxy Note 4. This new phablet (a smartphone possessing the functionality of a tablet) improves upon its predecessor in almost every category and even throws in a few cool new features for good measure. Building on the success of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung opted to hold on to the 5.7" display, which has been given a massive... READ MORE
While Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S4 and S5 combine powerful processing performance and high-resolution displays, some critics have pointed out that the construction of those devices wasn't on par with a few other smartphone heavyweights. This may be changing, however. The new Samsung Galaxy Alpha features the performance and features you've come to expect from a top-tier Samsung device... READ MORE
As smartphones and tablets continue to gain ubiquity, the applications for which we use them are also growing in scope. Both iOS and Android devices have established themselves as not only communication devices that allow us to ignore each other at social gatherings, but as fully fledged creation devices for music, podcasting, and photography work. However, there is a challenge in how to... READ MORE