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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Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD review: High style and high speed for the lucky few

The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD is drop-dead gorgeous and plenty fast, but to realize its full potential, you need one of the handful of products that supports SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps.

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Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD review: Good performance at a nice price

Kingston's KC2500 is a great performer under all conditions, including superlong writes. It's also priced low enough to make anyone's NVMe SSD short list.

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Crucial P2 NVMe SSD review: Inexpensive, but a slow performer

The Crucial P2 SSD is very affordable and provides decent everyday performance. However, speeds while reading and writing large amounts of data is below the norm.

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Aukey SK-M30 Eclipse Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish design and satisfactory sound

Aukey's SK-M30 Eclipse is an affordable and very attractive Bluetooth speaker. The sound doesn't quite live up to its looks, but it's very good for the price.

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Adata SE800 Portable SSD review: IP68 rating makes it extra-tough

The Adata SE800 Portable SSD is compact, good-looking, fast external SSD that can also stand up to the elements.

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Sony X800H 4K UHD TV review: This 65-inch TV has a great feature set for the price

Sony's X800H offers a good image with outstanding motion compensation, though the lack of local dimming means weak blacks. But the overall experience is top-notch thanks to some sweet interface tweaks and a redesigned remote.

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PNY Pro Elite SSD review: A fast, affordable external drive with nice extras

The PNY Pro Elite portable SSD aced our real-world transfer tests, and offers the same amenities as the Samsung T5 for a little less cash.

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Retrospect 17 Solo review: Backup software that gives you everything

Retrospect 17 Solo is one of the most comprehensive backup programs you can find. Its jargon-heavy interface is one of the few drawbacks.

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PNY XLR8 CS3030 NVMe SSD review: Cheap and exceptionally fast for everyday chores

PNY's CS3030 NVMe SSD is a great everyday performer. For the average user, it's a bargain, but it slows more than usual for a bargain drive during long writes.

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Tribit StormBox Micro BTS10 review: The more affordable micro Bluetooth speaker

A surprising amount of sound and thump emanates from this palm-sized speaker, modeled after the Bose SoundLink Micro and JBL Clip.

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Crucial X8 Portable SSD review: An affordable USB drive for mainstream users

Crucial's X8 Portable SSD is slick-looking, and equals or betters the competition in most tests. But it's not the drive for very large data sets.

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Braven BVR-XXL/2 Bluetooth speaker review: Gigantor lays down the beat

If you appreciate volume, thump, and durability in a speaker, the Braven BVR-XXL/2 should be at the top of your short list. It's IPX5 rated, sounds good for the weatherized category, and even features a magnetic bottle opener.

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Marshall Tufton Bluetooth speaker review: Loud, thumpy, with a long-life battery, but pricey and lacking in amenities

Marshall's Tufton Bluetooth speaker certainly invokes the brand name, as well as delivering decent sound with a lot of thump, but the price is a bit steep and there's a caveat concerning stereo.

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Garmin Dash Cam Tandem review: Dual cameras are twice as nice in design, features and more

Garmin's first front/interior camera delivers everything driving pros need in a supersmall package. Ease of use and integrated GPS make up for merely average image quality.

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Hisense R8F 4K UHD smart TV review: This Roku-powered TV delivers plenty of bang for the buck

You'll get very good picture, Dolby Vision, and the excellent Roku OS, but you can forget about bringing your own Bluetooth speakers to the party.

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