The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: There are too many subscription services—so many, in fact, that you might even forget that they’re silently siphoning away your funds. There are a lot of ways to deal with this problem, from maintaining and auditing a subscription list, to setting cancellation …

Vizio 2019 product showcase: The value-oriented manufacturer has an impressive lineup

I have long admired Vizio for its high-value TVs and soundbars. This year is no exception, with performance improvements across the board. The company first announced many of these products during CES last January, but now they are hitting the market with prices that are sure to please consumers. Vizio …

Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV “Channels” are a well-intentioned mess

This week, Apple became the third streaming platform to launch its own marketplace for video subscriptions. With Apple TV Channels, you can sign up for services like HBO and Showtime directly through the TV app on iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You don’t have to download separate apps to start …

How to download shows on the Apple TV app for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad

The Channels feature in the redesigned Apple TV app is cool because it lets you sign up for services like HBO without using another app, and it also lets you download movies and TV episodes for offline viewing on your iPhone or iPad. This has long been a feature on …

Etymotic ER4XR in-ear headphone review: Top-notch sonics and a comfortable fit

If you have the money, the $350 Etymotics ER4XR (Extended Range) in-ear headphone is tuned to near perfection, with just a smidgen more bass than their equally good-sounding and like-priced ER4SR (Studio Reference) cousins. Design Etymotic claims on its website that the company invented the noise-isolating in-ear headphone. But noise …

Hisense H8F 4K UHD TV (2019) review: Better color, better blacks, and better HDR

I was skeptical about Hisense’s move to array backlighting for its 2019 H8F 4K UHD TV series. Just last year, even the company’s second-tier H9F was side-lit, and first forays into technology don’t always turn out so great. Well, the H8F may not be “great”—that’s $2,000 LG E8 and Samsung …

New Blu-ray and DVD releases: Get your favorite movies on disc

If you prefer watching a movie on disc versus streaming it over the internet, we understand. A Blu-ray disc in particular provides you with better video quality, a more consistent experience, loads of special features, and a tangible product that can be added to your home entertainment collection and enjoyed …

Caavo Control Center (May 2019 update) review: The universal remote innovator stuffs its system with new features

Less than a year after its initial—and highly successful—release, Caavo is updating its unique Control Center universal remote system with a bevy of new features, including its first mobile app. The Caavo hardware isn’t changing, and users of existing Caavo gear will be able to access all these new features …

Caavo Control Center (May ’19 update) review: The universal remote innovator stuffs its system with new features

Less than a year after its initial—and highly successful—release, Caavo is updating its unique Control Center universal remote system with a bevy of new features, including its first mobile app. The Caavo hardware isn’t changing, and users of existing Caavo gear will be able to access all these new features …

Astell&Kern KANN Cube high-res digital audio player review: Astonishing performance, with a price tag to match

Astell&Kern launched its newest digital audio player today, the KANN Cube, at the Fujiya Avic Spring Headphone Festival in Tokyo, Japan. The KANN Cube is the second model released in Astell&Kern’s acclaimed line of KANN music players. About this time last year, I reviewed the original KANN, which Astell&Kern will continue …