Electronics

Electronics

Consumer electronics and gadgets that are simply too cool to be missed or are bound to be industry-changing.

The Sonos Playbase offers excellent audio quality, but it'll cost you

The Sonos Playbase is not a typical soundbar, its pedestal design can hold TVs up to 75 pounds. Like other Sonos speakers, it uses only Wi-Fi to stream music. The Playbase has a single Digital Audio input that connects to your TV, and from there it handles all the audio from your various devices. First reviews for the device are in, and they're very positive.

The Best Headphones

There's an endless selection when it comes to headphones and finding the right pair of can be not only tough but there's a lot of subjectivity involved depending on what matters most to you -- audio quality, comfort, features and so on. Here are our picks for best headphones over-the-ear, in-ear, noise cancelling, gaming, sports-oriented, budget and wireless.

The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, gets reviewed

Waterproof & rugged? Check. Good sound? Check. Bluetooth? Check. The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, delivering solid sound and packing an IPX7 waterproof rating (capable of being immersed up to 1 meter for 30 minutes). The Wonderboom looks like the perfect sub-$100 speaker to take to the beach, the pool or lake. Reviews are in, and they're very positive.

Looking for open back headphones? Check out the Sennheiser HD 650

We're currently working on updating TechSpot's Best of Headphones feature scheduled to arrive early next week, but in the meantime, as part of our research we're paying much needed attention to open back headphones. There are a few outstanding examples, but not many as good as Sennheiser's old school HD 650. The HD 650s have been around for over a decade and still sound formidable with rave reviews dating as back as 2008, when these things used to cost almost $600 (they go for about half that today).

When is the best time to buy a TV?

TVs are always on sale — which is sort of like saying they're never really on sale. How do you find great TV deals, especially if you can't wait for the one big sale week of the year? How do…
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