Sonos Trueplay and Play:5 Hands-On

If you’re looking to get into the wireless music game, there’s a ton of choice. But when it comes down to it, there’s really only one smart choice, and that’s Sonos. To be honest, I’ve never owned a wireless speaker before, but I’ve used a bunch at friends’ houses, and experienced both good and bad. With some, the audio cuts out. Others, the sound is quiet. The only speakers I’ve ever had a good experience with are Sonos, and that’s why I’m really excited about their news this week. Continue reading


The Best Thing I Saw at CES 2015

CES: A techie’s paradise.  Where 105 inch 8K TV’s roam and security guards forbid photos of Samsung’s newest washing machine.  CES is a fascinating place, with self-driving cars and so many drones that you’d think the US Army was in attendance.  But among all the flashy technology, I was most intrigued by something a bit more simple.  For me, the best tech at CES was a robot called Beam.

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HTC One M8 Hands-On w/ Videos

Last night GadgetGuide attended the #HTCOneUp launch event in Toronto for the all new HTC One M8 smartphone.  This phone is the successor to the highly-awarded HTC One from last year.  There are a number of improvements this year, including a unibody design, dual-cameras for depth editing, and enhanced HTC BoomSound speakers.

We were very impressed with the phone, and think it will make a great competitor to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, which comes out tomorrow (look for a hands-on of the S5 later this month).  Check out a video of our HTC One M8 device overview below, as well as a hands-on with the new camera, and a quick look at the intuitive HTC Dot View case.

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