Archive for the 'Product of the Day' Category

Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four-Thirds Camera : Product of the Day 21, 2010

  Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four-Thirds interchangeable lens camera with 17mm lens Readers of my site and my column know I am a big fan of Micro Four-Thirds interchangeable lens digital cameras and specifically of the Olympus E-P1.  The new Olympus E-PL1 brings Micro Four-Thirds down to the new low price point of $599 MSRP including [...]

Paradigm Atom Monitor Bookshelf Speakers : Product of the Day 20, 2010

Paradigm Atom Monitor Bookshelf  Speaker The Paradigm Atom Monitor has long been loved by audiophiles for its fine sound and its  affordable price.  I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the Atom Monitor lately and though they sounded good out of the box, after around 30 hours of break-in the sound opened up and [...]

Warner Archive DVDs : Product of the Day 19, 2010

There are many classic movies that are not available to the public because the cost of restoring the movies, authoring the DVDs, then replicating and distributing them would well exceed the proceeds from the sales.  Many film buffs have been dismayed over this state of affairs, fearing these classics will never be available to be [...]

Klear Screen HD Screen Cleaner : Product of the Day 18, 2010

If it is good enough for the Guggeheim Museum, the FAA, the United States Air Force and Navy, Panasonic, Dell,  the Smithsonian, and NASA, it should be good enough for you.  Klear Screen products are the choice of these companies and many others who read like a who’s who of technology.  The Klear Screen HD [...]

Audio-Technica ATH-M35 Headphones: Product of the Day 17, 2010

Audio-Technica ATH-M35 Headphones Audio-Technica of Japan is well known for their outstanding transducers.  And what is a transducer?  A transducer converts electrical energy into mechanical (sonic) energy, and vice-versa… the hardest tasks in audio reproduction.  Besides speakers, some examples of transducers are microphones, phono cartridges, and headphones… with Audio-Technica being well-represented in all of the [...]

NAD PE Amplifiers and Receivers : Product of the Day 16 , 2010

    NAD 7175PE Receiver- playing music as I write this Today’s Product of the Day will take us down Vintage Lane to take a look at some exceptional gear you can buy easily and inexpensively! The NAD PE series of amplifiers, integrated amplifiers and stereo receivers was produced in the late 1980s.  The series [...]

Panasonic DMC-ZR1 Digital Camera : Product of the Day 15, 2010

Don’s Panasonic DMC-ZR1 Digital Camera at CES The Panasonic DMC-ZR1 is a great digital camera.  I should know, because I have one! Though I usually prefer to use my digital SLRs or Micro Four-Thirds cameras, there are times when I want something I can just put in a coat pocket and forget about.  My Panasonic [...]

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware : Product of the Day 14 , 2010

“Destroying malware… one byte at a time” -Malwarebytes tagline There’s some pretty insidious malware going around these days.  One of the most evil is an infection that mimics a virus protection program and won’t let you do anything until you “activate” their software.  Come to think of it… doesn’t it completely stink that we all [...]

Pentax K-x Digital SLR Camera : Product of the Day 13, Day , 2010

Pentax K-x with 18-55 Lens I’ve long been a Pentax fan, going back to my pro photographer days when I cut my teeth using a Pentax 645 medium format camera.  I bought it because it was affordable and had a good reputation; what I did not know at the time is how much I would [...]

Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro : Product of the Day 12, 2010

If there is one non-Apple application I can’t go without, it is Roxio’s amazing Toast 10 Titanium Pro.  Why?  It’s the best disc burning program available for the Mac and more importantly, it is the perfect companion to my AVCHD camcorder.  Like the idea of making your own high definition discs that will play on [...]

Samsung LN40B630 LCD HDTV : Product of the Day 11, 2010

Samsung LN40B630 LCD HDTV Regular readers of my column and this site know I much prefer plasma TVs over LCD TVs.  There are still LCDs I like and would not mind owning, and the Samsung LN40B630 LCD HDTV is one of them.  I may still buy one yet, given the current $849 price, which makes [...]

Definitive Technology Mythos STS Home Theater Speaker System : Product of the Day 10, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos ST Home Theater Speaker System  (Mythos STS uses slightly smaller towers) Earlier this week I discussed the Pioneer SC-25 Elite receiver and mentioned what a great match it would be to a Definitive Technology Mythos STS home theater speaker system. I am mentioning this speaker system in next week’s column as well [...]

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player : Product of the Day 9, 2010

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 is today’s Product of the Day, and this write-up will be short and sweet.  It does not have to be long given the DMP-BD60 and its current price. What makes the Panasonic DMP-BD60 so noteworthy right now?  It’s an outstanding Blu-ray and DVD player and a real bargain at the moment.  A [...]

Sanus AFA Audio Stand : Product of the Day, Day 6, 2010

Sanus AFA Audio Stand- specialty shop quality for under $125 If you have every shopped for a stand for your stereo components, you have probably found that the stuff sold in furniture stores doesn’t work all that well and the good stuff sold in specialty stores is really expensive.  Here’s a nice stand that will [...]

so-na-wall Speakers : Product of the Day 4, 2010

so-na-wall Speakers Anyone who has visited my site or read my newspaper column regularly knows what I think of the tiny Bose  Acoustimass cube speakers.  To sum it up, they are horribly designed and executed, have serious sonic defects, and are an extremely poor value  Check out Bose: Better Profits through Marketing to learn the [...]

Stanton L720EE Phono Cartridge : Product of the Day 3, 2010

Stanton L720 EE P-Mount/Universal Cartridge Jerry at Jerry’s Records (see my tour of Jerry’s) first clued me in on this one.  He uses Stanton cartridges on the turntables in his store, and the music playing throughout it certainly sounds good.  Kevin at KAB Electro Acoustics is a big fan of Stanton as well.  I have [...]

Pro-Ject RM-1.3 Turntable : Product of the Day, Day 1, 2010

Pro-ject RM-1.3 Turntable Outfit I love vinyl, so we are kicking the year off with a nice little turntable that looks great and is quite affordable! Sumiko had the sweet little Pro-Ject RM-1.3 turntable on display at CES 2010.  I’ve read about this turntable in British hi-fi magazines (where it is called the Genie and [...]

Product of the Day, Day 44 :Olympus E-520 Digital SLR Camera

E-510 pictured (E-520 looks identical) If you want to take great pictures, a digital SLR camera is the best not only for image quality, but for the fast response times necessary for photographing children and sports.  Interchangeable lenses and available accessories provide the ultimate in flexibility.  If this interests you in the least bit, the time to [...]

Product of the Day #42: Ohm Walsh 3000 Speakers

Ohm Walsh 3000 Speakers (new cabinets have rounded corners) Longtime readers of the column and my website know I have long been a fan of Walsh speakers from Ohm Acoustics.  My first pair of high-quality speakers were Ohm Walsh 1s, which I purchased years ago and still have today.   Ohm Walsh 2, Ohm F, [...]

Product of the Day, Day 41: Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player Today’s Product of the Day, the Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray player, is well known to be one of the best you can buy.  It is fast, reliable, well supported by the manufactuerer,  supports Internet streaming from YouTube, decodes high-def audio via HDMI, supports BD-Live, and has outstanding image quality from both Blu-ray [...]