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Gift Ideas for the Gadget Lover

Dec 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Each year the holidays usher in a novel assortment of gadgets sure to thrill the techno-phile in your life, whether at home or at work. Here are few of this season’s favorite gift ideas.... Read More

Bang & Olufsen Reinvent 3D TV with the New BeoVision 4

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  2 Comments

Since their beginnings in the 1920s, Bang & Olufsen has pushed the boundaries of modern electronics, and their new line of plasma televisions continues this historic heritage. The BeoVision 4 comes loaded with many features you would expect only from the lair of a fictional superhero, to create a cinematic experience that your local theatre would be hard-pressed to match.... Read More

Exclusive: Cases for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S by Brikk to Benefit Charity

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk  |  1 Comment

Luxury design company Brikk recently launched a collection of limited edition high-end iPhone cases, profits from which will be converted to metric tons of rice to be donated to benefit those in need around the world.... Read More

iPhone 4S Announced by Apple Today, Available October 14

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  1 Comment

Apple made the much anticipated announcement about the new iPhone today from their headquarters in Cupertino. The iPhone 4S will be available on October 14 and while it is identical to the last release on the outside, the new version features some of the biggest and most impressive upgrades under the hood that we have ever seen.... Read More

Amazon Kindle Fire | How the New Tablet Compares to Apple iPad 2

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Amazon unveiled today the newest tablet in their line of Kindle devices. The Fire is a tablet operating on a modified version of the Android operating system with a 7-inch display and an attractive price point of $199.... Read More

New iPhone Release Date Likely To Be in Early October

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Bloggers, techies, hipsters, and fashionistas have had the iPhone 5 rumor mill spinning in high gear all summer long, and although no official announcement has yet been made, all signs point to an Apple iPhone 5 release on October 4.... Read More

C SEED 201 | The World's Largest Outdoor Viewable LED TV

Sep 19, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The C SEED 201 is the largest outdoor viewable television in the world with its 201-inch backlit LED screen. When the television is not being watched, it is stored underground in a waterproof shaft. The touch of a button on the TV’s remote control opens the lid of the storage shaft. A pillar-shaped support column then rises to as high as 15 feet. Once the stand reaches its set height, seven large screen panels unfold to form the 201-inch LED television.... Read More

LG Electronics Adds Touchscreen Technology to Big-Screen TVs

Aug 30, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

LG Electronics’ latest plasma HDTV model brings touchscreen technology to big-screen televisions with the launching of the LG PenTouch TV. What is now commonplace with smartphones and smaller handheld notebook- and tablet-size computers is now available on 50- and 60-inch big screens. The new feel comes in the form of a touch-sensitive stylus that is activated by remote control when the television is connected to a personal computer.... Read More

Home Audio Upgrade | Walker's New Device Turns the Table on Sound Quality

Aug 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

That earthquake that rattled the East Coast this week might have been caused by Pennsylvania-based Walker Audio’s testing of their new turntables. Announced just days ago, the Proscenium Black Diamond III is loaded with enough features to get the ears of audiophiles anxious with anticipation of this luxury gadget. ... Read More

Hewlett Packard's WebOS Headed To Your Luxury Cars and Appliances

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Hewlett-Packard would like to make your household appliances and your car a little smarter. Imagine if you could pull up a recipe from the internet right on a screen on your stove, or flip through the New York Times on the dashboard of your Porsche while you sit in traffic. Luxuries like these could have you feeling like Judy Jetson sooner rather than later. ... Read More

WaveJet: Personal Water-Propulsion Engine Powered Surfboard

Aug 11, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The WaveJet continues to make a big splash in the surfing community this year, and we have exciting new details to share.... Read More

Bernie Madoff Collection iPad Covers by Frederick James

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

If you just got yourself a shiny, new iPad, then you’re definitely going to be in the market for a nice cover for it. There are lots of luxury brands out there creating fashionable and functional plastic, leather, and fabric covers to fit any style; but if you don’t want to be like everyone else and don’t necessarily care about fashion or function, then you might be interested in a cover from the The Bernie Madoff Collection by Frederick James.... Read More

Animatronic Dinosaur Up For Grabs at $350,000

Jul 19, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Imagine what the homeowners' association committee would say about having this trouncing around in the backyard! Over the years, we have visited Hammacher Schlemmer in search of the most extraordinary and unique items to share with you. The 20-foot Animatronic Triceratops, priced at $350,000, gets my vote as the winner.... Read More

Leica Introduces the Stealth M9-P Digital Camera

Jul 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Germany's famed Leica Camera has unveiled the M9-P. It is an ultra-discreet version of the famed Leica M9 digital camera, the latest addition to its rangefinder portfolio.... Read More

Introducing the TAG Heuer LINK Smartphone

Jun 30, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The TAG Heuer LINK is the world's first Swiss-engineered communications instrument. It appears to be built as efficiently as the luxury brand's wristwatches, as it is fully shockproof. With batteries included, the LINK weighs less than one-half pound. It is 118 mm (4.65 inches) in height, 67 mm (2.63 inches) wide, and 16.6 mm (0.65 inches) thick.... Read More

Able Planet's Clear Harmony Headphones Make an Ideal Travel Companion

Jun 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

A few years ago, I worked for a high end glossy print publication, where I was asked what three products are necessary for long distance, comfortable travel. I had to think seriously about this, because my immediate answers were those for short trips: a bottle of water, a health bar and Tums.... Read More

WaveJet Adds Excitement to Watersports

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of WaveJet before. They're a new company with a rather unique product: an electric propulsion system that is designed to be installed onto existing watersport equipment.... Read More

Husqvarna Automower Solar Makes Yard Work Easy

Jun 13, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

Home robotics have come a long way in the last 10 years. First, there were the housekeeping versions that clean your hardwood floors. Then they came out with gadgets to vacuum your carpets and clean your gutters. What's next? Well, it looks like someone has come out with a robot to mow your lawn for you. The neighborhood kids will be crushed.... Read More

Italian Astoria Dual Espresso Machine Combines Art with Coffee

Jun 7, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

As you may or may not be aware, the original column espresso machine was patented in 1901. This means that unlike most current versions, the original was a handcrafted thing of beauty with brass, copper and mechanical dials. Of course today, you can get an espresso machine almost anywhere, but they seem to have lost that charm that the original had. Enter Hammacher Schlemmer and the Italian Astoria Dual.... Read More

R-evolution Minima Turntable is Pure Audio Heaven

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

There are individuals out there who take their audio very, very, seriously. For them, nothing but the absolute finest in audio reproduction will do, and don't you dare whisper the word CD around them. These are the people who will buy products like the R-evolution Minima.... Read More

Home Theater Projectors by SIM2: Grand Cinema LUMIS 3D-SOLO

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

3D is the latest in movie-going experiences and bringing it home is the LUMIS 3D-SOLO from SIM2. "The LUMIS 3D-SOLO is a high-end compact three-chip DLP® home theater 3D single unit projector, which utilizes SIM2's state-of-the-art optical technologies to produce images with exceptional black level and contrast performance," according to SIM2.... Read More

Video Surveillance Systems for Your Home by Archerfish

May 10, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Despite the inverse proportion of modern gadgetry's complexity compared to my simplemindedness, I still cannot resist checking out new luxury electronic products on the market. The prevalence of smart technology has made many things so much simpler and more convenient. Here is one that appears to add protection to its smart features as well.... Read More

Travel+Leisure Announces Winners of First Ever T+L Tech Awards

Apr 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Twenty-two new tech devices have been announced as winners of the Travel+Leisure's 2011 Tech Awards. Each one, in its own way, delivers on the promise to make life much easier, social and more integrated, both on and off the road.... Read More

The iPad Just Went Retro With the Typescreen

Apr 20, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman  |  3 Comments

Tired of the kids these days with their touchscreens and their fancy keyboards? Miss those thrilling days of typing on a old Remington mechanical typewriter? Well the past lives again with the Typescreen mechanical typewriter simulator for the iPad.... Read More

The BoomBox Reborn: Cambridge Soundworks Portable Speaker System

Apr 19, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

So you're looking for an audio system for your RV, or maybe your boat, and you want something with serious sound quality, but a little more class then the standard portable audio setup...enter Cambridge Soundworks and their take on the portable audio solution.... Read More

The Rolling Stones Pinball Machine Gives Gamers Satisfaction

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

While the traditional arcade may be a missed icon from my childhood, pinball machines are still around. And while they may not have the same cachet as they used to, they certainly are popular for home game rooms and basements.... Read More

Don’t Flip-Out Over the Cisco Flip Camcorder Cancellation

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Millions of consumers needn't flip-out in a panic over Cisco's decision to shutter (no pun intended) its line of very popular digital camcorders, the Flip.... Read More

Klipsch Palladium Home Theater System: The Ultimate Expression of Sound

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

Those who take their sound seriously should consider Klipsch's Palladium P-39F home theater system series speakers - a $31,500 sound system offering unsurpassed audio quality and precision. Indeed, the flawless acoustics and dynamics of the Palladium P-39F home theater system are unrivaled in the industry today.... Read More

Gorenje Brings the Touchscreen to Your Kitchen

Apr 7, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

Sure, these days everything has a touchscreen. Your car, your phone, your e-book reader. But what about the kitchen?... Read More

Harman Kardon Go+Play Micro Review

Mar 16, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman

Before you groan and move on to the next article thinking "Oh great. Another iPod/iPhone dock with speakers," bear with me. The Harman/Kardon Go+Play Micro is actually something special. It's not without it's issues, to be sure, but it's worth your time to take a listen.... Read More

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Camera

Mar 15, 2011  |   Contributor: David Freeman  |  1 Comment

There were rumors going around for months about Fuji's new X100 camera. For quite some time all we had were a few brief product shots from a "microsite" designed to do exactly what it did - create a buzz.... Read More

Canon Taps into Your Inner Artist

Feb 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

At this year's Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the Canon Booth (#401), Canon is debuting new equipment to help boost the quality and creativity of wedding photographs.... Read More

Home Theater Projectors by SIM2

Feb 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Excluding those of you that have already ingested a trove of info on film projectors and can navigate through "spec-talk" spectacularly, solid recommendations from industry insiders are good starting points.... Read More

Luxury Homes to Receive iPad Home Automation System

Feb 3, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Scottsdale, Arizona's newest affluent community will be the first subdivision in the state to have an Apple-based home automation system in all of the houses.... Read More

Leica Digital Cameras: Every Picture Tells a Story

Feb 2, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There was a time when the quality of a picture taken had more to do with the know-how of the photographer than the camera being used to capture the image. Today, with the right digital camera in hand, photographic excellence for the masses is easier than ever.... Read More

Consumer Reports HDTV Picks for Best Super Bowl Viewing Experience

Feb 1, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Are you holding a Super Bowl pregame tailgate party in your driveway this year?... Read More

iPad Cases for the Practical and Fashionable

Jan 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta  |  1 Comment

Electronics: Every so often our inbox gets filled with some interesting questions from our readers. We get asked our opinions, our recommendations, and our general input on everything ranging from travel to fashion.... Read More

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