Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Review of 5 HDTV Indoor Antennas: Mohu Leaf, Terk FDTV2A, Antennas Direct Clearstream 2, RCA 1450B and Rabbit Ears

Cord-cutting is a growing trend to get rid of expensive cable in favor of old-fashion TV antennas and the myriad of streaming services, such as Amazon Instant Video and Netflix (each with free trials). So what's the best antenna to receive the most channels over the air when nearby trees, tall buildings, and weather all affect reception? Here's a quick review of several of the best antennas for 2014 that I found after some online research.

For those wanting to watch Netflix and Hulu on an HDTV check out this review of streaming media players, including: Roku, Boxee, and Apple TV.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Review of 4 Drill Kits: Dewalt, Makita, Black & Decker, and Genesis

Here we compare four of the best cordless drill/driver kits for 2014: Black & Decker BDC120VA100, Dewalt DC970K-2, Genesis GCD18BK, and Makita LXFD01CW. The review power tool reviews the best drills with a range of prices and best cordless drill brands, like the pricier Makita LXFD01CW and the more affordable/inexpensive Genesis GCD18BK model.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Review of Best Energy Efficient Space Heaters: Lasko Ceramic vs Holmes Fan vs Vornado Vortex vs DeLonghi Mica

Reviewed here are some of the best energy efficient space heaters for 2014, including heaters by Lasko, Holmes, Vornado, and DeLonghi. The heaters come with a range of different features to meet your heating needs.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review of Best Tablets For Kids Buying Guide: InnoTab 3S vs LeapPad Ultra vs Fuhu Nabi 2 vs Kindle Fire HD

This review will look at some of the best tablets for kids in 2014, including the VTech InnoTab 3S, the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra, and the Fuhu Nabi 2. We'll also compare these tablets to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, as an alternative to a purely kid tablet that your children are less likely to outgrow quickly. If these, tablets still don't fit your needs, others you might want to look at include the Kurio Kids Tablet or the Tabeo 7 Inch Kids Tablet.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review of the Best Digital Multimeters for HVAC and DIYers in 2014: Fluke, Fieldpiece, and Extech

Reviewed here are some of the best digital multimeters (DMM) for 2014, including multimeters by Fluke, Fieldpiece, and Extech. Digital multimeters come with a range of different features whether you are a professional or student working in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) or a hobbyist or interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects looking for a quality multimeter rather than a cheap alternative. Reviewed here are true RMS (root-mean-squared) multimeters, unlike more affordable "average responding meters", true RMS (TRMS) meters are more accurate at taking voltage and current readings. Quoting the Stedi-Power website, average responding meters produce correct readings on linear loads such as standard induction motors, resistance heating, and incandescent lights. But when loads are non-linear, those containing semiconductors, the average responding meters typically read low. You can find more information on the benefits of true RMS meters on the Stedi-Power website. If a multimeter does not describe itself as a true RMS meter, you are probably dealing with a averaging responding meter.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Review of Streaming Media Players: Roku vs Boxee vs Apple TV vs Chromecast

Reviewed here are streaming media players; the Boxee Box vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Chromecast allow users to play media from internet web services, like HBO Go, Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, etc. on HDTVs. These are some of the best media boxes around, and each device has its own advantages and disadvantages that are reviewed and depending on what services you're most interested in these devices may help you get rid of your cable bill for good.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review of the Best Smartwatches: Sony MN2SW, Nike Sportswatch, Motorola MotoACTV, Pebble Watch, and LunaTik/iPod Nano Watch

There has been a lot of recent buzz regarding smartwatches. There are several promising alternatives, a couple of which are geared towards exercise buffs. Reviewed here are several top smartwatches for 2014: Sony MN2SW SmartWatch, Nike+ SportWatch, Motorola MOTOACTV, Pebble Watch, and the LunaTik Wrist Watch Strap for the iPod Nano 6G.