Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living in the San Francisco bay area. jjacobi@pcworld.com

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Thinkware X700 dash cam review: Classy design with a few missing pieces

The Thinkware X700 dash cam has a great touchscreen and interface, but the GPS is external and the video appears overly compressed.

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Best NAS drive for media streaming and backup

If you rip and library your own media, there's no better tool for storing and streaming it than a NAS box. These versatile storage devices also serve as the perfect personal, secure cloud for backing up your PCs and other devices.

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QNAP HS-453DX NAS box review: The most powerful multimedia NAS box that money can buy

The QNAP HS-453DX is the most capable multimedia NAS box on the planet. But it's very pricey and just how useful its direct audio/video output will be depends on your setup. But it's not dead easy to use.

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Roav DashCam Duo review: Excellent video plus GPS, but no life after 12-volt

The Roav DashCam Duo features front/interior, infrared interior assist and GPS. But the supercapacitor doesn't allow captures after 12-volt is removed.

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Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD: Fast and cheap, at 10 cents per gigabyte

At a mere 10 cents per gigabyte, Kingston's A2000 sets a new low price point for NVMe SSDs. Surprisingly, it does so without sacrificing much performance.

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HP Spectre x360 15t touch: Convertible, coppery, OLED goodness

With a 4K UHD AMOLED display and Thunderbolt/USB Gen 2 on board, the HP Spectre x360 15t Touch gives you lush graphics and top performance in a stylish package.

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Sony Extra Bass WH-XB900N Bluetooth headphone review: Good sound, major thump, and noise cancellation

The Sony Extra Bass WH-XB900N low-latency Bluetooth headphones sound good and effectively cancel noise, and you can crank the bass up with the phone app. They also support Google Assistant and Alexa.

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Samsung RU8000 4K UHD TV review: A good-enough smart TV, but not one that's keeping up with the times

By last year's standards, Samsung's RU8000 is a good TV; but this year, it's eclipsed in terms of both color and HDR performance by less-expensive competitors.

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Z-Edge F1 dash cam: Great image quality and versatile GPS outweigh the baffling buttons

The GPS-enabled Z-Edge F1 front/interior dash cam takes very good video once you get used to the oddball interface.

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Nextbase 422GW dash cam review: Superior video and versatile design, telephoto rear-view

Nextbase's 422GW is a modular system that accepts multiple camera types and features Alexa support, a touch display, and GPS. Aside from the lack of interior infrared, it's the near-perfect dash cam.

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Addlink S70 NVMe SSD: Killer performance for a song

AddLink's 1TB NVMe SSD is available for $120. And it's no slouch of a performer either.

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OWC unveils its Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C, an external NVMe drive promising 980MBps speed

OWC's Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C is an external NVMe SSD with a weather-resistant case and capacities up to 2TB, as well at 980MBps speed.

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Synology DS419slim NAS box review: A low-profile, power-saving media server for the smart home

Designed for 2.5-inch drives, including SATA SSDs, the Synology DS419slim is a mighty mite with a cornucopia of media-serving features, including the power to stream 4K video.

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Garmin 66W dash cam review: Same small form factor, much improved video

The Garmin Dash Cam 66W packs great features, including phone connectivity, into a very small profile, but it runs a bit on the hot side.

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Akaso Trace 1 Dash Cam review: Nice features, nice front and interior video

The Akaso Trace 1 Dash Cam produces very good video, especially the infrared interior captures, plus excellent battery run time, for an affordable price.