Cyberlink's PowerDVD series just keeps getting better, with PowerDVD 19 adding 8K video playback to its bag of tricks. Don't have an 8K display? The new 4K True Theater color, lighting, and HDR are worth a look.
WiSA is a wireless audio standard that promises hassle-free setup for up to 7.1-channel surround with latency as low as 2.6 millisecond, lag that's barely perceptible to humans.
Focused precisely on task, this reliable drive imaging/backup program is as steady as they come and provides system recovery capabilities for both Windows PCs and Macs (Intel/HFS-only).
WD's Blue SN500 NVMe SSD is available only up to 500GB, but it's hard to beat if that capacity meets your needs.
Cobian Backup is an old hand at file backup. The interface isn't fancy, but there's nothing better for the task—or cheaper.
Seagate's Backup Plus Ultra Touch is an attractive, thin and light USB 3.0 hard drive that performs well, and won't break the bank.
Z-Edge's T4 offers a quality of construction you don't normally see in a low-ball market. Throw in a 4-inch touchscreen and great captures, and you've got one heck of a dash cam--as long as you don't need GPS.
G-Technolgy's G-Drive mobile USB-C uses the latest connector, and performs well (mostly) for an external 2.5-inch hard drive. Style-wise, it's a nice match for Macs, though it's a bit pricey.
SATA SSDs are old hat. NVMe is where it's at, with 4X or more throughput and 10X faster seeks. Your next PC should have it, or you should add it to your present one.
Crucial's budget NVMe SSD, the P1 is a bargain and very good performer until it runs out of cache.
Seagate's SkyHawk 14TB hard drive is optimized for surveillance streaming, with an upcoming AI version is further tweaked to handle the streams from recognition engines. If employed solo, or in a simple mirrored array, that might actually make a difference. Either way, a very fast hard drive.
As long as movies have been distributed on home media, buyers have wanted to back them up or copy them to media that's more convenient for playback or streaming. We trace the history, how copy protection works, and how to circumvent it for legitimate purposes.
This second-generation speaker is smarter, more capable, and better-sounding than the model it replaces.
The Marseille mCable Cinema Edition is great for upscaling DVD, Blu-ray, and even TV, but we can't recommend it for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players because it doesn't support HDCP 2.2.
PureGear's PureCam front/interior dual dash cam is great in most ways, but its lack of battery backup and embedded GPS info is disappointing.