Apple’s new MacBook Pro comes with an eye-catching feature, a Touch Bar across the top of the keyboard that replaces the function keys with virtual buttons and sliders that change in context, depending on which program or app you’re using at any given moment.
But starting at $1799 for a 13-inch model with Touch Bar, this is no small investment. So is the new MacBook Pro really worth it? Andru Edwards of Gear Live & Todd Bishop of GeekWire have a new MacBook Pro in-studio for this special GeekWire podcast and video segment to give us their take.
Are Lightning headphones better than the tried and true 3.5mm jack headphone style? In this challenge, I put Lightning Headphones vs the 3.5mm headphone port to see which one sounds better. The challenge took place at YouTube Space LA as part of the YouTube NextUp event that I got to be a part of. What you see in the background is the haunted hotel stage. YouTube NextUp was an amazing experience, and I'll have a video showcasing it shortly. Back to the headphones though, Audeze currently makes the best Lightning headphones that I have found for the iPhone, but you can be sure that more will be coming from a bunch of different manufacturers.
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones are impressive. They come in at a relatively inexpensive price when compared to other headphones in this category, and sound fantastic. The new models are foldable, with nice stainless steel accents, and a closed-back over-ear design that does a great job at noise isolation. When ordering, be sure to select between the Android and iOS versions so you get the right ones. I think that these are the best $200 headphones you can buy right now - I explain why in my Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphone review. Great job Sennheiser!
My testing playlist:
You can pick up the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 now.
Did you know that the Samsung Galaxy S7 isn't waterproof? Samsung says that it is water resistant, but has never claimed it to be waterproof. However, with the Ghostek Atomic 2.0 case, you can actually add a protective layer that makes your Samsung Galaxy S7 waterproof. I give you a look in this episode!
You can pick up the Ghostek Atomic 2.0 now.
The new Xbox One S is Microsoft's redesigned game console that brings 4K Blu-ray, 4K streaming, HDR gaming, and more to the Xbox One platform.
Microsoft announced the #XboxOneS back at E3 this past June, just three years after the release of the original Xbox One. It’s a revised version of the original Xbox One hardware that features a streamlined form factor. The S stands for Slim, and the Xbox One S is 40% smaller than its predecessor, and that’s even when including the power supply inside the Xbox One S, rather than requiring the large, bulky external power supply that the Xbox One needs in order to function. It also now supports HDR gaming, 4K HDR streaming, 4K HDR Blu-ray, and 4K upscaling of games.
You can pick up the Xbox One S now.
Dell sent over a mystery box full of goodies, with the Dell XPS logo right on the box. I wasn't sure what exactly was in the box, so this one is a mystery box unboxing. There was definitely a bunch of cool Dell XPS gear and Dell accessories in the box, and I'll be bringing you a full overview of everything in a future video. Hit the video now if you want to be surprised! If not, here's a look at everything that was in the Dell XPS mystery box:
- Dell XPS 13
- Dell Premier Backpack
- Dell Premier Sleeve
- Dell USB 3.0 Adapter
- Dell Power Companion
- Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Drive
You can pick up the Dell XPS 13 now.
Microsoft has launched the Xbox One S, a newly updated version of the classic Xbox One that it released back in November of 2013. In this episode, I highlight all of the key differences between the first Xbox One and the new Xbox One Slim, giving you a look at what's changed and if those changes are worth your attention. I'll cover:
- The Hardware Changes
- 4K Blu-ray Support
- 4K Video Streaming
- 4K Game Upscaling
- HDR Support
Are you picking up an Xbox One S? Or are you waiting for Project Scorpio?
You can pick up the Xbox One S now.
The HP Pavilion 12 x2 is the most versatile detachable PC that HP has ever made, and the best budget laptop on the market currently. It's a true 2-in-1 laptop, and allows you to separate the display from the keyboard, giving real tablet and laptop functionality. With it you get a full size keyboard, and the ability to pick from 4 different modes for viewing the display - laptop, tent, tablet, and stand.
The HP Pavilion 12 x2 review also shows how the PC includes all the ports you need, from USB-C, USB 2.0, microSD, and even micro HDMI. The dual front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers are a rare find on a laptop as well.
Be sure to check out the full HP Pavilion x2 review to find out why this is likely the best budget laptop on the market today!
You can pick up the HP Pavilion X2 now.
With the removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, Lightning headphones are gonna be big. The Audeze EL-8 Titanium Lightning headphones are an early contender. They are planar magnetic headphones, and include the ability to easily swap between the 3.5mm headphone jack (which the iPhone 7 lacks,) and Lightning. You plug the Audeze EL-8 Titanium headphones into the Lightning port on an iOS device, and you get amazing sound thanks to the built in 24-bit DAC and Amp. You can even save two sound profiles directly to the headphones themselves, so that when you switch devices, you get the same sound that you expect.
They do cost $799 though, and that's gonna be pricey for a lot of people, but if you're an audiophile, then the Audeze EL-8 Titanium Lightning headphones may be exactly what you're looking for!
You can pick up the Audeze EL-8 Titanium headphones now.
The HP Elite X2 is a tablet that's optimized for business, with great features that help you get your work done more efficiently. First, it's a 2-in-1 PC that runs a full version of Windows 10 Pro. You can interact with it in the tablet form factor, have it propped up by the 150-degree articulating kickstand, or even attach the full-sized keyboard to it if you need to go into a serious typing session. In this video I give you the full rundown of the HP Elite X2 1012 G1.
You can get the HP Elite X2 now.
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