Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, TechHive

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker review: This Alexa-enabled speaker is loud and proud

This smart speaker is expensive, but it delivers a sonic performance you won't get from any Echo.

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Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

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TouchJet Wave review: This pricey gadget can make your dumb TV smart—and touchable

Android and infrared come together to convert your big-screen TV into a massive tablet.

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Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A classy chassis with Dolby Vision

This handsome device is a top-notch disc player that's great for digital audio systems, but it doesn't off any type of analog output.

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Dolby Vision vs HDR10: Which is best?

Round 2 of our HDR video comparison sees Dolby Vision come out way on top.

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HDMI 2.1 specs and features: Everything you need to know

Higher resolution audio and video, faster refresh rates, and more bandwidth will enable better experiences with movies, games, VR, and more.

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Vava Dash Cam review: Great video and ground-breaking features

Vava's Dash Cam is an impressive debut from a first-time vendor that will have the powers-that-be scrambling to catch up. Full 360-degree swiveling, three days of battery-backed parking monitoring, and a super-handy remote snapshot button are just some of the highlights.

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Fender Newport Bluetooth speaker review: It's not just a nostalgia trip, this speaker sounds great

Designed in the classic style of Fender's guitar amps, the Newport delivers solid quality, very good audio, and fun analog controls.

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Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities

This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.

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WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD review: One of the fastest TLC drives you can buy

WD's Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is an entry-level SSD that impresses with sustained transfers at 450MBps, despite using TLC NAND. It's one of the fastest TLC drives you can buy and offers easily the best value on the market.

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Blackvue DR750S-2CH dash cam review: A clever, high-quality two-camera bundle

The Blackvue dash cam DR750S-2CH impressed us out of the box, and continued to impress through testing. A dual-channel unit with 1080p front and rear cameras, Wi-Fi phone connectivity and Web access, it's pricey but deserving.

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Intel Optane SSD 900P review: Optane finally starts to live up to the hype

Intel's latest PCIe/NVMe SSD utilizes the company's new 3D XPoint/Optane storage tech to garner impressive performance.

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Vizio SmartCast P-Series 4K UHD Display review: Great color and HDR overcome a few minor issues

The P-Series color and HDR puts just about everything else in its class to shame.

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QNAP TS-253B review: A short talk with a NAS box

This fast and versatile NAS box will keep you informed with an OLED display and a speaker. Just don't buy it for the 4K video it hypes.

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Sharp Roku TV review: A good entry-level 4K UHD TV

The LC-55 is a basic LED-backlit 4K UHD TV that offers about as good a picture as you'll find for less than $500.

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