As the resident gadget guy at work, I've tried my fair share of in-ear headphones throughout the years. One of the more interesting things I've come across is how various earphone makers address the fitting problem. See, unlike their on-ear and over-the-ear cousins, in-ear headphones can be like an unwanted beer belly: they tend to, well, pop out. To suck in those bellies, er, buds, I've seen earphones resort to all sorts of solutions. These include hooks that wrap around your ears, rubber nubs that press against the ear wall and outer layers designed to fit like hearing aids. In the case of id America's Metropolitan headphones, the company opts for another popular countermeasure as of late — memory foam. Does it work? Read on for my id America Metropolitan headphone review.
Back when I was young and still considered cute by people other than my mom, I had an uncle who loved to build his own speaker boxes. At the time Apple's "AirPlay" technology for streaming music didn't exist, though, my uncle did use the speakers to listen to Air Supply. Yes, my kingdom for selective amnesia. Now that I've got a bunch of horribly sappy songs stuck in my head, I would be quite appreciative if you would kindly check out my Wren V5AP AirPlay speaker review.
Yes, I know, this grown man is reviewing another princess app. Anywho, this grown man also commands you to read his Sofia the First Story Theater app review. This grown man isn't above begging and pleading, too.
Little lady. Giant gun. Questions? Well, you could always read my review of Black Rock Shooter: The Game.
Exercising with earbud-style earphones is like the hot and sweaty equivalent of a Catch 22. On one hand, the light weight makes them ideal as exercise companions. On the other hand, a lot of them are like me on a tightrope. Just a little movement, and -- uh-oh -- gravity introduces them to good, old Mother Earth. Which brings us to my review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Talk...
Another earphone review, Jason? Yes, I know, I've been getting a lot of these, lately. The good news is that the last crop of earphones I've gotten are making me reassess my opinions about earbud-style headphones, particularly in terms of fit. Jabra's Vox is certainly one of the earphones that have gotten on my good side. Read on for my review of the Jabra Vox earphones.
Disney's Brave movie holds a special place in my family's heart. In my sister's case, she just adores the mother-daughter dynamic shown in the movie, given that she has a daughter of her own. In my mother's and brother's case, it's because headstrong character Merida's hairstyle sorta-kinda looks like my sister-in-law's — a fact that I noticed last year while I arrived home with a review copy of the Brave video game in hand and she stepped out of the garage with full frizzy bed hair in tow. So what do I think about its latest app? Check out my Brave Interactive Comic app review to find out.
With a few exceptions, I'm not the biggest fan of earbud-style earphones. Part of it is that I prefer the sound and power of full-size, over-the-ear headphones. Most of my complaints, though, involve fitting and how easy it is for the darned things to pop out. So how does the latest earphone I check out from across the pond stack up? Read on for my RHA MA450i earphone review.
Ah, yes, 1997. Back then, Titanic was the biggest movie in the land while Microsoft was the world's most valuable company — even investing $150 million in a struggling business known as Apple Computer. Yeah, I know right? It's also the year when a certain devilishly fun game was released. Read on for my Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hacker review.
Like many a child of my generation, Sesame Street served as the authority for yours truly when it came to learning about colors as a wee lad. Once I got to college, however, that responsibility was placed on the shoulders of Pantone. Read on for my Pantone Universe Bookcase iPhone 5 case review.