Archive for the 'Product of the Day' Category

Product of the Day, Day 40: Speaker Stands from Parts Express

Today’s Product of the Day is more of a blanket recommendation and review than a specific product.  When writing about the Polk LSi9 bookshelf speakers yesterday I mentioned the importance of speaker stands.  No matter what speaker you use, from the Insignia NS-B2111 to the Polk LSi9, good speaker stands will make a noticeable improvement […]

Product of the Day, Day 39: Polk LSi9 Bookshelf Speakers

Polk LSi9 Speakers, Genuine Cherry Wood Finish When it comes to just plain beautiful sound, it is hard to beat Polk’s LSi series of speakers, and the bookshelf Polk Audio LSi9 is probably the best of the whole series.

Product of the Day, Day 38: Free HD Movie Maker Software for Windows

You can get free HD Movie Maker software for Windows from Sothink Media today by clicking on the appropriate link below.  It will enable you to convert and encode video files and burn them to DVD or Blu-ray, for playback on Blu-ray players.

Product of the Day, Day 36: Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3 With the rash of new standalone Blu-ray player introductions and the new low-priced players, it is easy to lose sight of what is still one of the best Blu-ray players you can buy- the Sony PlayStation 3.

Product of the Day, Day 34: Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS Player

  Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player Ever since I mentioned it in my newspaper column, the Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player has been the subject of intense reader interest.  A lot of people have VHS tapes they are not ready to let go of and the DMP-BD70V is the first Blu-ray/VHS combination player to hit the market.  […]

Product of the Day, Day 33: Meritline 4-in-1 Wireless Headphones

Meritline Wireless Headphones Meritline sells a wide variety of electronics and accessories at low prices.  A recent reader inquiry about these extremely inexpensive wireless headphones  led me to order a pair for testing.  Though they are not what I would call hi-fi, at $15.99 per pair and $25.99 for two pair they certainly have their […]

Product of the Day, Day 32: Monoprice HDA-3700 Indoor HD Antenna

Monoprice HDA-3700 Indoor HD Antenna Monoprice is well known for their very affordable, extremely high quality HDMI and audio/video cables.  Monoprice HDMI cables typically sell for $5 or less,  vs. the extremely high prices charged in big box stores.  Monoprice is no one-trick pony.  They sell a wide variety of other products from plasma TV […]

Product of the Day, Day 31: Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Player for $119.00

Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Player- get one while you can for only $119.00!  Want to get into Blu-ray for only $119.99 and get a player with a full one year parts and labor warranty?  Now you can, with the Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray player!  Best Buy recently introduced a new model in the Insignia line and the […]

Product of the Day, Day 30: Samsung PN42B450 42-inch Plasma TV

Samsung PN42B450 42-inch Plasma HDTV Looking for a really wonderful 42 inch flat-panel HDTV, with beautiful, completely natural, and satisfying image quality?  What if you could have all that at an incredibly low price, which makes it one of the best bargains in home entertainment?  For under $720 delivered you can put a beautiful plasma […]

Product of the Day, Day 29: Axiom Audio M2v2 Bookshelf Speakers

  Axiom Audio M2v2 Axiom Audio is a direct sales speaker manufacturer in Dwight, Ontario, Canada.  They are an engineering-driven company and take a scientific approach to speaker design.  They’ve won many industry awards as well as allocades from customers and the advent of the Internet has driven tremendous growth for them as word has […]

Product of the Day, Day 28: Pacifist for Macintosh

Pacifist Today’s Product of the Day is especially for Mac users.  Best of all, it’s shareware, so you can try it and if you keep it, registration is only $20! New Macintosh computers come with install discs that contain the operating system and all the included software.  Unfortunately if you want to  install a single […]

Product of the Day, Day 27: Toshiba XDE-500 DVD Player

Toshiba XDE-500 Upconverting DVD Player The Toshiba XDE-500 upconverting DVD player was introduced on the heels of  the defeat of Toshiba’s HD DVD format to Blu-ray Disc.   Toshiba went on record saying thy will never make a Blu-ray player (though we will see how long that holds out) and would instead concentrate on improving […]

Product of the Day, Day 26: Sherwood Newcastle R-972 Home Theater Receiver

  Sherwood Newcastle R-972 972 Home Theater Receiver Most consumers think of Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer, Sony and a few other household names when they are looking for a receiver.  There are some very compelling choices available from other brands, and one of the most beautiful, most appealing receives I have ever seen is the soon-to-be-released  Sherwood Newcastle […]

Product of the Day, Day 25: Pentax X70 Megazoom Digital Camera

Pentax X70 Megazoom Camera  I had not planned on making the Pentax X70 my Product of the Day, but I spent a few hours in South Beach shooting with one today and I was very favorably impressed with it!  The Pentax X70 is Pentax’s first attempt at a superzoom camera, and it is a very nice […]

Product of the Day, Day 24: Sanyo eneloop Rechargeable Batteries

Sanyo eneloop Pre-Charged Rechargeable NiMH Battery Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries are pretty much a must for digital cameras requiring AA batteries.  Alkalines do not last longer than a few shots due to the deep current draw of modern digital devices, but NiMH batteries are well-suited for deep-draw devices.  The downside is that NiMH rechargeables […]

Product of the Day, Day 23: Pro-ject Debut III Turntable

Pro-ject Debut III Turntable It’s no secret that I am a big fan of vinyl records and believe a turntable belongs in the system of every music lover.  Vinyl records are one of the few mature segments of packaged media that is showing growth; DVDs and CDs are down but vinyl sales have picked up […]

Product of the Day, Day 22: Monoprice Stereo Audio Cables

Monoprice stereo audio cable, on right with Monoprice HDMI cable   HDMI gets all the press these days.  It’s the most commonly used digital connection cable now and supplies both video and audio over a single connection.  It’s also been an opportunity for retailers to fleece you by selling you cables that cost $99 to […]

Product of the Day, Day 21: Pentax K-7 Digital SLR

  Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Today’s Product of the Day was just announced yesterday!  It’s the lovely new Pentax K-7 digital SLR camera.  It makes many meaningful improvements on the already excellent Pentax K20D camera and is better in every way, putting it at or near the top of the class in most every respect.  […]

Product of the Day, Day 20: Sandisk MicroMate Memory Card Reader

  Sandisk MicroMate Card Reader (SDHC version shown) These days you can’t have too many memory cards, and in my opinion you can’t have too many memory card readers, either.  I have found the Sandisk MicroMate to be one of the most handy accessories in my arsenal.

Product of the Day, Day 19: Denon S-32 Networked Audio System

  Denon S-32 Networked Audio System The Denon S-32 is a premium table radio ideally suited to those who like to enjoy music from online  and computer-based sources.  It’s a bit pricey at a suggested retail price of $499 but unlikely to disappoint those willing to pay the asking price.