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Modern Day Gramophone

Obviously this didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The sound travels into the hollow bottom and then out the metal horn shape. It gains a slightly vintage sound. I love it!

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My iPhone 6 Plus

My New iPhone 6 Plus

I thought the characterization of video shot on the 6 Plus as “cinematic” was going to be a marketing overstatement—simply gross hyperbole! No. It’s not! The video is buttery smooth, beautiful, stable, gorgeously fluid. Shocking! Simply shocking!

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Changing Mobile Carriers

So when my friend Mark told me that they were changing from AT&T to T-Mobile, I decided to give T-Mobile a careful look. I was, unexpectedly, pleasantly surprised by the aggressive plan T-Mobile is offering to increase customer market share to switch mobile carriers.

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Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

Clean sound. Clear sound. Sound that is imminently present. This is the best listening experience I’ve ever had, and I can be very picky about audio fidelity. With computer speakers and cheap in home speakers (I got rid of my audiophile speakers many years ago: too big, too heavy.) I had given in to poor, mushy, non-defined […]

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Puter: The New Mac Pro

New Mac Pro: The Baby Is Born

The new Mac Pro computer arrived last Thursday*, and I spent the next 24 hours setting it up. It’s amazingly fast, and Final Cut Pro actually runs on it without the horrid beach ball spinning every time I attempt to do anything! I think I’ve pretty much set up everything, though I’m sure I’ll bump into a […]

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B&H Photo Video, What’s Wrong?!

Over the years I’ve made numerous purchases (tens of thousands of dollars) from B&H Photo Video in New York City. They have good prices and a quick turn around. Additionally, I immediately save 8.5% because they don’t bill sales tax. On January 14, 2014, I ordered a totally decked out new Apple Mac Pro. They said it […]

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