I wrote about the group Two Steps From Hell recently. They make soundtrack music, and I love playing them at the house during game night. I’ve purchased three out of four of their albums, and like them so much I gave away their latest album away for free. The problem is that Two Steps From [...]
Josh “Ooah” Mayer of amazing musical group Glitch Mob has released a four track EP entitled Get Primal. This short and sweet four track EP is very close to Glitch Mob, but not quite as cinematic. I think Ooah (and LoBounce, the EP’s collaborator) sounds more like Glitch Mob meets Knife Party, in itself a [...]
I review three rechargeable powered portable speakers: iHome’s iHM60GT, the X-Mini II, and the Kinivo ZX100. They were all less than $20, and less than satisfactory.
My frustration with apps for the Amazon Kindle Fire continues. In my first impressions write-up, I wrote that a huge drawback for me was the absence of critical apps in the Amazon app marketplace. I use Dropbox daily, and it isn’t present on the Amazon AppStore. I wound up installing it via an unsupported method, [...]
Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.
My first impressions about Spotify, the on-demand streaming Internet music service that recently became available in the United States. I also compare it to suggestion engines like Pandora, and if the $10/month for the Premium service is worth your money.
About a year and a half ago I did a comparison of two Skullcandy canalphones from a motorcyclist’s perspective. I was fortunate enough to be contacted ME Electronics with a request to review their M6 canalphones from a similar perspective. I think the M6 earphones are a great value, but they lack an important feature [...]