M. Brett Smith

Brett lives in New York by way of Kansas City. He loves drones, fitness gadgets, and anything that takes him outdoors. No Wizard of Oz jokes, please. 

Latest Articles

1 month ago
Despite what you may have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. This being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One necktie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gift suggestions sure to please every type of father, no…
1 month ago
The best label makers help keep tabs on all your easy-to-lose-or-misplace items. They designate where things go, keep documents and files sorted, and help identify objects that are otherwise inscrutable (e.g., an old roll of film or unmarked flash drive). Check out our list of recommended labelers and start…
1 month ago
LG first introduced the new UltraWide 40WP95C-W monitor during last year's CES. Boasting a 40" curved panel with 5K2K resolution, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, the 40WP95C-W appeared to be a content creator's dream come true. But could the real-world performance of…
1 month ago
DJI has unveiled its latest sub-250g flyer, the Mini 3 Pro. The new miniature boasts serious upgrades compared to its non-Pro predecessors, including a dramatically improved camera system, a bigger battery with longer flight time, and, for the first time in a Mini-series drone, tri-…
3 months ago
Lensbaby has announced the Soft Focus II 50 Optic, the new and improved follow-up to one of the most sought-after optics from its heralded Optic Swap System, the original Soft Focus. Chief among the Soft Focus II's enhancements is a new 12-blade, manually adjustable internal aperture, which allows users to change the optical…
3 months ago
In a year where there was no shortage of excellent gaming monitors, the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U ranked right at the top. Its long list of premium features includes 4K graphics, a 144Hz refresh rate, stellar color and HDR performance, and so much more. We had a chance to experience…
3 months ago
JOBY, long known for its useful and effective handheld support systems, such as the GorillaPod, is diving into the full-size arena with a line of lightweight and easy-to-use tripods and a clever monopod…
4 months ago
Now, more than ever, a reliable Internet connection is critically important. For the millions of people working from home, the ability to do their job literally depends on it. The same is true for remote learners, virtual socializers, gamers, or anyone who wants to stream a Netflix series or two. Without a good Internet connection, those things aren’t possible—which is why you need a good…
4 months ago
Microsoft continues to roll out features for its latest operating system, Windows 11. The new OS includes some major changes, including an improved user interface, new Windows store, and support for running Android apps—just to name a few. Here’s a look at the some of the new OS’s top features. Microsoft put a lot of work into reshaping the user interface, starting with a new Start menu, which is…
4 months ago
We at B&H are excited to announce our partnership with the 2022 OUTSIDERS Photography Conference, to be held in person March 4-6, in Kanab, Utah, with a virtual attendance option also available. Geared toward landscape, wildlife…
5 months ago
The Optoma UHD38 is a compact 4K projector designed for home entertainment and competitive gaming. According to the manufacturer, the UHD38’s unique combination of lightning-fast input, incredible color depth, and retina-searing brightness allows it to deliver an incredibly immersive…
5 months ago
At CES 2022, Sony unveiled a new roster of BRAVIA XR televisions, including 8K and 4K Mini LED models and the world’s first QD-OLED panel. The 2022 BRAVIA XR lineup also features impressive new OLED and LED models, which are available in sizes ranging all the way up to 85".…
6 months ago
Dell’s latest generation of Precision workstations includes a 17-inch, slimline workhorse, the Precision 5760. The 5760 is fairly unique, because you don’t see many 17-inch laptops that offer this much power in such a lightweight form factor. We spent a few weeks with the Precision 5760 to see…
6 months ago
This year, ASUS released the ROG Swift PG32UQX, the world’s first Mini LED gaming monitor. The groundbreaking display measures 32" and boasts a wish list of premium features, including 4K graphics resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and so much more. But as any serious gamer will tell you…