M. Brett Smith

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. 

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4 days ago
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For students, the first year of college introduces several new hallmarks: new school, new friends, and a brand-new sense of autonomy and freedom. But sometimes that freedom leads to a bad habit or two—like dating that guy who always carries around a copy of Infinite Jest or promoting pizza to its own food group. To help fight some of these freshman failings, we’ve put together a list of our five...
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Live, from the Barclays Center in New York, Samsung unveiled its latest smartphone, the highly anticipated Galaxy Note9, along with a brand-new smartwatch, accessories, and a surprise announcement—the Galaxy Home smart speaker. Starting with the star of the show: The...
2 weeks ago
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The premise of Google Clips is undeniably intriguing: a hands-free camera that uses AI to capture spontaneous moments of the people and pets who matter to you, automatically. But does the Clips’ performance live up to its promise? We took it for a field test, during B&H...
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School is back in session, and that means it's time to outfit the favorite student in your life with the latest and greatest gear and gadgets. Topping that list should be a brand-new smartphone, capable of navigating the sometimes-challenging waters of post-elementary life. To make sure your student is well-equipped and not left holding something technologically passé, we've compiled a list of...
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Lowepro's new Hardside series offers serious security and "big impact protection" for all your gear. Available in four different sizes—the CS 20, 40,...
3 weeks ago
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We here at B&H are excited to announce the revolutionary next step in digital assistant design: the Lenovo Smart Display. Combining the near-limitless knowledge base and functionality of Google Assistant with a Full HD screen (for the 10"; 720p on the 8") and 10W full-range speaker...
3 weeks ago
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During this year’s Adventure Week, we swam with the sharks, ran a four-mile obstacle course, hiked a 100-foot waterfall, and sailed the ocean blue. Along the way, we picked up some great tips and tricks, including what gear to bring along. For our mobile devices, we also learned that adding a little “rugged” to your equipment is...
3 weeks ago
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When we say “wearable tech,” our minds often go to one place: the smartwatch. And with good reason. After all, smartwatches (and other wrist wearables) are the tech that more or less established the wearable category and helped to solidify an entirely new branch of consumer electronics. But recent years have...
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As with much of consumer tech, choosing the right smartwatch boils down to personal preference and what you need. Are you looking for a fitness coach or a personal assistant? Do you want something sleek and sartorially minded, or do you prize function above all? To help decide which device is right for you, we’ve put together this buying guide of some of the best smartwatches on the market today...
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For many of us, working out without music is both literally and figuratively a non-starter. If I don’t have the right song in my ears, I can’t make it to the subway, let alone go for a run. So, to help get the most out of your music and exercise program, we created a list of our five favorite workout headphones. Check them out below. Name Style Battery Life Cost...
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The Fitbit Versa is the company’s most sophisticated and stylish wearable to date. Packing most of the features you would expect in a top-tier smartwatch, while still boasting a dramatically lower price tag than many of its peers, the Versa appears to be headed for best-in-class honors...
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This adventure entailed traversing a mud-run obstacle course, comprising four miles of slippery hills, muddy trenches, high walls, rope climbs, barbed wire, and even a javelin throw. The Gear Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Versa, GoPro HERO6 Black, GoPro HERO 2018 How You Can Do It In the last 10 years, mud runs have gained enormous popularity across the United States and the world, which means it...
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Drones are built for adventure—able to fly in the sky, capture incredible aerial footage, and, frankly, go where you and your quaint non-flying camera cannot. However, bringing a drone along does require some additional packing and precaution—which is why we put together this list of must-have accessories to take with you on your next adventure. Enjoy! Spare Parts Adventure flying can be as...
3 weeks ago
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To make our list of best adventure drones, we came up with some specific criteria. First, it must travel easily. Sure, the DJI Inspire 2 is an absolute marvel, but I’m not trying to lug that big beautiful beast up a mountain or take it on a shark dive. Second, it must feature strong Follow Me technology...
3 weeks ago
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Thanks to its 4K video capture, precise controls, and real-time streaming capabilities, the Power Vision PowerRay is one of the leading underwater drones available today. However, does being the standout among a burgeoning—but still relatively new and niche—category warrant a...
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