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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The best Windows backup software

The best free and paid backup software for your Windows system, disks, and data.

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PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT speakers review: The convenience of Bluetooth, the accuracy of studio monitors

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT are Bluetooth speakers aimed at owners of home music and video studios, but anyone who wants good sound can use them.

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House of Marley Positive Vibration XL headphone review: Eco-friendly, good features, good sound

House of Marley's Positive Vibration XLs are environmentally responsible headphones that deliver good sound a very comfortable fit.

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WD SN550 NVMe SSD: Good performance, very good price

WD's Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe SSD delivers good performance at an especially attractive price point.

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TerraMaster F2-210 NAS review: This super-affordable box delivers fast streaming

TerraMaster's F2-210 is the most affordable two-bay NAS box we've tested. Write speeds are only so-so, but its media-streaming features are excellent.

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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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TCL 3-series Roku TV review: This 32-inch set delivers modern smart TV features for not a lot of cash

TCL's 32S325 smart TV fits in small spaces and delivers all the streaming functionality that's made Roku popular. The 720p picture on this 32-inch set is nothing to brag about, but the price is right.

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Cleer Enduro 100 headphone review: Great sound, fantastic battery life, and all the right features

Cleer's Enduro 100 are stylish, sound expensive, and offer state-of-the-art features, including Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, Google Fast Pair, Siri invocation, and USB-C connectivity.

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Akaso Trace 1 Pro review: A top choice in affordable front-interior dash cams

Akaso's Trace 1 Pro is a bargain for ride givers. The dual-channel dash cam offers great exterior day and day/night interior captures, though night video isn't as detailed as we'd like.

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Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe SSD review: Outstanding performance and 4th-gen PCIe

Seagate's FireCuda 520 performs on a par with its 510 predecessor over PCIe 3, but it also supports PCIe 4 to the tune of 2.1GBps sustained transfers.

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Vizio P-Series Quantum X 4K UHD TV review: Color galore and brightness to the moon, but those aliasing issues...

Depending on what you watch, Vizio's P-Series Quantum X TV can be either astonishingly vivid, or mildly annoying. A ton of peak brightness, quantum dot color, and poor anti-aliasing will do that.

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Hisense H9F 4K UHD TV review: Great color and HDR for not a whole lot of money

The Hisense H9F, with first-rate color and HDR, is one of the best TVs in its class. However, detail acuity and blacks aren't as strong.

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Braven BRV-XL Bluetooth speaker review: Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy—and with a built-in bottle opener, too!

Zagg says this large weatherproof Bluetooth speaker is "Rocky Mountain Tested."

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Samsung Q60R 4K UHD smart TV review: The QLED color experience for less

The Q60R delivers Samsung's full quantum dot color experience and lux QLED features at an affordable price point. But there are trade-offs

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Kingston KC600 SATA SSD: Top-tier performance, top-tier price

Kingston's KC600 costs considerably more than bargain 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, but it's a much better overall performer.