DataLocker SkyCrypt

26 March, 2014

Cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and others are so convenient. You can toss files into cloud storage and access them from anywhere, or you can share them with friends. Oh, it’s true that a breach left Dropbox data vulnerable in 2011, and again in 2012, but apparently the alleged breach in 2014 was…

Ken Burns (for iPad)

26 March, 2014

Ken Burns is one of our nation’s great documentarians, and now you can view his take on different aspects of the American experience on your iPad. His films are notable for their high production value, insightful narration and interviews, and use of archival images and video. The Ken Burns iPad app (free; $9.99 to unlock…

Nikon P7800

26 March, 2014

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 ($549.95) is the latest iteration of the company’s top-end compact camera. The compact retains the 12-megapixel image sensor and 28-200mm f/2-4 zoom lens of its predecessor, the P7700, but it adds a built-in EVF. It’s still missing some features that you’ll find in competing cameras, like the built-in Wi-Fi that Editors’…

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

26 March, 2014
4/5

The Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM ($399) is, considering its zoom range, a fairly compact all-in-one lens that’s available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, and Sony APS-C cameras. In full-frame terms, it covers a 27-300mm field of view. It can’t match the optical quality of a prime lens, or Sigma’s much larger and…

Dish Network Super Joey

26 March, 2014

The Dish Network Hopper with Sling really impressed us when it came out, partly because of the functional whole-home watching systems with Joey receivers in different rooms. However, it was limited to three tuners which, outside of primetime with four specific networks, could only tune to or record three shows at once. That changes with the Super…

Xbox One Media Remote

26 March, 2014
4/5

Microsoft designed the Xbox One to be an all-encompassing media hub, and it succeeded. The Xbox One supports plenty of online services and apps, has a handy OneGuide feature that ties those apps and live television together, and can even directly control your cable box and HDTV. It just hasn’t had a real remote control…

Epson DC-20 Document Camera

23 March, 2014

Nearly identical to the Epson DC-12 Document Camera in most ways, the Epson DC-20 Document Camera ($699) offers one key difference that makes it far more impressive. Where the DC-12 is limited to a strictly digital zoom, which lowers the resolution for the part of the image you’re zooming in on, the DC-20 offers a…

Tylt Vu Wireless Charger

23 March, 2014

Ever since smartphones and tablets became popular, the idea of just dropping them on a pad and picking them up later fully charged has been a lofty, if seldom-met goal. A few attempts have been made at wireless charging solutions, with Qi being the closest we’ve seen to an actual standard. Qi-compatible devices are still…

BenQ BL2710PT

23 March, 2014

Designed for professionals who work with computer-aided design and engineering software, the BenQ BL2710PT ($699) monitor uses a 27-inch, In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen to deliver a high-resolution (2,560-by-1,440) picture, wide viewing angles, and a killer feature set. Color quality is decent, although reds and greens are a bit off the mark, and the panel has…

Plantronics Voyager Edge

23 March, 2014
4/5

Plantronics and Jawbone have been duking it out with their Bluetooth headsets for years now, the former focusing on superior call quality while the latter delivers devices with unrivaled style. That battle continues with the Plantronics Voyager Edge ($129.99), which looks to take on the refreshed Era by Jawbone. Plantronics sticks to its tried-and-true boom-mic…