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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Akitio NT2 U31C review: An easy and fast 10Gbps USB RAID enclosure (for hard drives)

The compact, relatively inexpensive Akitio NT2 U31C lets you easily combine hard drives for a fast and capacious storage box. But no means are provided for mounting 2.5-inch devices, so it's best for 3.5-inch hard drives.

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Samsung 860 QVO SSD review: Big capacity on the cheap, and fast the majority of the time

The Samsung 860 QVO QLC (quad-level cell/4-bit) SATA 6Gbps SSD sets a new low in terms of price per gigabyte, at least in its 2TB and 4TB flavors. It's also a very good performer until you run out of secondary cache.

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Marley No Bounds XL Bluetooth speaker review: Floatable, sustainable sonics

Kudos to Marley for using recycled materials in the No Bounds XL waterproof Bluetooth speaker. But its sounds mediocre at low volumes, and only average when you crank it.

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Viofo A129 Duo dual-channel dash cam review: Excellent video and a fantastic bargain

The Viofo A129 dual-channel, front and rear dash cam duo captures great video, day and night. Integrated GPS and excellent ease of use seal the deal.

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Acronis True Image 2019 review: Fast, comprehensive, and a wee bit overkill for the average user

Acronis True Image 2019 has all the features and speed you need. But its system footprint is bigger than most, and it might be a bit much for the average user.

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LG E8PUA 4K UHD TV review: Approaching TV nirvana

LG's 55-inch OLED smart TV is simply one of the best TVs money can buy. It delivers luxurious color, real blacks, smooth motion, and the best interface and remote in the business.

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HighPoint 7101A PCIe NVMe RAID card: The world isn't ready for its amazing 11GBps throughput

The HighPoint 7101A PCIe NVMe RAID is capable of outstanding sustained throughput, but not for the average Windows PC user. Still, it's a peek at the future of high-performance consumer storage.

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Sony XBR X900F 4K UHD TV review: Great image processing, but restrained color

Sony's XBR X900F can handle just about any kind of material with aplomb, including HDR. But its color palette is subdued and light bleed on black backgrounds is noticeable with the Xtended Dynamic Range function engaged.

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Intel 905P NVMe SSD review: Blazing random access and amazing endurance (for a hefty price)

The Intel SSD 905P is one of the fastest NVMe drives we've tested, and one of the most expensive. But that's because it's rated to be very durable. If you write a lot of data, that's a selling point worth considering.

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Samsung Q8FN 4K UHD TV review: A great TV and a comparative bargain

It doesn't come with the One Connect breakout box you get with the Q9FN, but it offers nearly the same performance as higher-end model for $700 less.

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Nextbase 612GW Dash Cam review: A touchscreen, stylish design, and features galore

Nextbase nailed everything with the 612GW dash cam except low-light video. The touchscreen is unique, the styling handsome, and there's even phone connectivity.

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Vava Dash Cam 2K review: Clever design for phone-centric users adds 1440p video

The Vava Dash Cam 2K takes good video and has a 72-hour internal battery. Lacking an integrated display, it's suitable only for phone-centric lifestyles.

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Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth speakers review: DSP power delivers sonic goodness

Fluance's Ai40's are affordable Bluetooth bookshelf speakers that sound great thanks to subtle psychoacoustic tricks applied by a DSP.

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Papago GoSafe S810 dash cam review: It nails video, but lacks a battery and integrated GPS

The GoSafe S810 offers great day, night, and low-light 1080p captures to the front, and 720p to the rear. But there are a lot of wires, GPS is a rather pricey option, and the tandem won't run at all without 12-volt power.

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HyperX Fury RGB 2.5-inch SATA SSD review: Furious reads, pretty lights, lethargic long writes

The HyperX Fury RGB balances sturdy design and pretty lights with a tendency to get bogged down when writing large amounts of data.