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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great contrast and resolution for text
  • Unique lighting system that allows reading in bright or low light
  • Looks and feels similar to real paper
  • Feels very solid in hands
  • Typing and navigating menus are more natural than the Kindle keyboard
  • Very little eye strain
  • Excellent battery life

    Cons

  • Small dark spots at the edges of the screen
  • No dedicated page turning buttons
  • Does not offer text-to-speech capabilities
  • No headphone jack or speaker
Where to Buy

$119.00

Amazon

$119.00

Staples

$119.99

BestBuy

$199.00

Amazon
Review Summary

Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive e-reader that is compact and features an excellent user interface. It delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare. The high resolution and contrast makes the text create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading. 

The new, time to read feature uses reader's reading speed to let them know when they will finish the chapter. Battery life is awesome and it can last up to 8 weeks based on light and wireless usage. The texture of the screen gives the look and feel of real paper. It is good for long reading hours without straining eyes.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect size for browsing and gaming
  • Very portable
  • Lightweight
  • All Apple apps work on iPad mini
  • Very easy to move all the content
  • One hand operation
  • Good battery life

    Cons

  • No retina display
  • Expensive
  • Takes long to charge
  • Low display resolution
Where to Buy

$329.00

Apple

$329.00

Walmart

$329.99

BestBuy

$419.99

Amazon
Review Summary

Apple iPad mini brings the whole Apple iPad experience in a smaller and lighter package. It has everything that makes an iPad an iPad, but it is a fraction of the size with a 7.9 inches screen. It is very thin, light and highly portable. It can be easily held in palm and is perfect for one had operation. It can give up to 10 hours of battery life depending on the usage. Users love the ease and support of Apple's eco system. it is very easy to move all the content from older iPad to this new iPad mini. There are almost 275000 apps available for download.

iPas mini is expensive when compared to some of the other brands in the same size tablet segment. Some users are not happy about the low display resolution on iPad mini.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent, crisp HD image quality
  • Superb projection with amazing colors and quality
  • Can be mounted on the ceiling
  • Easy to set up and navigate
  • Projector screen is not required
  • Easy to replace the bulb
  • Quiet operation

    Cons

  • Short bulb life, burns out around 400 hours
Where to Buy

$1160.00

Amazon

$1249.00

BestBuy

$1249.00

epson.com

$1249.00

eBay
Review Summary

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 is a convenient and affordable 1080p projector which enhances total entertainment experience. It provides a superb contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1 and 2000 lumen of color and white brightness to project very sharp, crisp and quality image with distinctive details. The projector is very easy to setup and it can be mounted to ceiling using a universal mount. It is equipped with easy to control horizontal and vertical lens shift, to help configure projector setup. It has a quiet operation and the bulb is easy to replace.

The projector's bulb life is short, which keep burning out around 400 hours.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Delivers high quality audio
  • Comes with 3 pairs of StayHear tips (S, M, L) for a snug fit in ear
  • Very comfortable even for long durations
  • Comes without and with microphone and in-line mode control
  • Available in many bold colors
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Includes an arm band

    Cons

  • Expensive
Where to Buy

$119.95

Amazon

$135.00

eBay

$149.95

Amazon
Review Summary

Bose SIE2 and SIE2i Sport Headphones are specially engineered for exercise. They are sweat and weather-resistant, stay comfortably yet securely in place and deliver robust Bose sound to keep you energized. It's a combination of benefits conventional sport earbuds can't match. These headphones deliver tonally balanced audio with crisp highs and deep low notes. Included are 3 pairs of StayHear® ear tips that remain in place even during strenuous workouts. And the in-ear design lets you feel driven without feeling closed off from your environment—a must when you're running outdoors.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good sound quality
  • Superior active noise cancellation
  • Easy storage and portability in the included travel case
  • Has an interchangeable, detachable audio cables
  • Nice leather on ear cups and head band
  • Excellent battery life
  • Has inline mic and remote for iPod/Iphone control

    Cons

  • Can play music only with noise cancellation
  • Bulky design and needs AAA batteries to use
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones feature exclusive Bose® advancements in noise reduction technology, making them the quietest headphones yet. You hear less noise and more of your music—with brilliant sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit. These headphones provide advanced noise reduction across a wide range of frequencies making them ideal for home, work or travel. Around ear cushions with good leather provides a comfortable fit and they include two audio cables, one with mic/remote for iPhone®/iPod® control and hands-free iPhone calling. These headphones boast 35 hours of use on average from AAA battery. They are easy to carry and store in the included good quality travel case.

Many users do not like these Bose headphones because they can play music only with noise cancellation and that means that they need to have AAA batteries all the time, to use. It makes the design bulky and uncomfortable to use during physical activities. These headphones do not have Bluetooth connectivity even at such a high price point.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Securely holds the iPhone
  • Looks aesthetically beautiful and classy
  • Can hold credit cards, ID and some cash too
  • Easy to clean
  • Good quality leather
  • Draws compliments from people
  • Looks of an old book gives stealth protection

    Cons

  • Hard to talk on phone when it is in case
Where to Buy

$49.99

eBay

$59.95

Amazon

$59.95

Apple

$59.99

Amazon
Review Summary

BookBook for iPhone 5 is a hybrid wallet and iPhone case that mimics a pocket-sized, vintage book. Open the beautifully-designed leather book and you’ll see a wallet on the left and a leather wrapped frame that securely holds your iPhone 5 on the right. BookBook for iPhone 5 has two hard-back covers and a rigid spine to protect your iPhone against dings and bruises. You get an additional layer of protection in the form of a disguise. Available in your choice of Classic Black and Vintage Brown, each BookBook is hand-distressed using high quality leather.

This vintage-style book has a convenient ID window and four slots for your debit/credit cards, reward cards and cash.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent sound quality on both the ends of conversation
  • Automatic volume adjusting feature is great
  • Comfortable and firm fit in the ear
  • Cancels background noise
  • Easy controls and they work well
  • Has A2DP audio streaming
  • Lightweight

    Cons

  • Battery life is not very long
  • Expensive
Where to Buy

$119.99

eBay

$134.95

Amazon

$134.95

bose.com

$134.95

Apple
Review Summary

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 gives you the best of both worlds: clearer sound for you and the person on the other end of your call. Now you can hear calls more clearly while noise around you changes and callers can hear you better, even in noisy or windy conditions. Advanced technology automatically senses noise around you and then adjusts the headset volume accordingly. The headset features a two-microphone system: One microphone senses your voice and rejects background noise that can interfere with it. The other senses and acoustically reduces wind noise.

This headset provides a comfortable and secure fit with flexible StayHear® tip. Each headset comes with tips in three sizes for maximum comfort and stability.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Provides full body protection to iPad and iPad Mini
  • All models of iPad and ipad Mini fit perfectly
  • Nice looking and good quality leather in many colors
  • Sleep and wake feature work well
  • Has a good functional flip stand
  • Allows access to all the buttons and features on iPad
  • Priced right

    Cons

  • Front flap movement inadvertently activates sleep/awake function sometimes
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Snugg iPad and iPad-mini Leather Case Cover is a PU leather premium case with a perfect flip stand for FaceTime or watching movies. It also has as elastic hand strap for a comfortable, improved hold while walking, exercising, lounging, or using FaceTime. This premium case is designed to withstand the daily wear and tear that your iPad is subjected to. PU leather is strong, wipe-clean and tear-resistant, and the lining of the case is made from wonderfully soft nubuck that cushions your iPad from impact.

The Snugg iPad case automatically switches your iPad on and off. To put your iPad into Sleep mode, just close the cover. To wake it up, open the cover and the screen automatically comes on.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Wirelessly stream
  • Small, Simple and Elegant design
  • Super easy streaming from Apple devices, iTunes and iCloud
  • Affordable price and worth its price
  • Surround sound and HD Resolution support
  • Content is easy to find and access

    Cons

  • No internal storage, No TV Tuner
  • No HDMI cable in the box
  • Needs iTunes for network sharing
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Apple TV (MD199LL/A) is the latest model released in 2012. It is a digital multimedia streaming device that allows to watch thousands of movies and TV episodes in top-quality 1080p from the iTunes Store or other service providers like Netflix or Hulu. Airplay makes playing content from your iOS devices on your TV, super easy. The movies and TV shows bought on Apple TV are stored in iCloud, making it possible to watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC.

The New Apple TV (2012) has a new interface and a new A5 SoC processor. It is very easy to setup and use. The device is small, simple and boasts a very elegant design. It does support surround sound and HD Resolution. Users like that it is easy to find and access content and navigation is very easy. It comes with a very sleek remote. iTunes store also has a free app for remote which can be used from iPad or iPhone while streaming on wireless network from the same device.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use and hold, Ergonomic grip
  • Lightweight, Small Frame and bigger screen
  • Excellent picture quality
  • ISO also has a huge range
  • On Camera Image editing feature
  • Great auto white balance
  • Reasonable price and worth the price

    Cons

  • Lack of AEB (automatic exposure bracketing)
  • It is limited to 10-minute video clips
  • No infrared sensor in front for wireless remote
  • Auto focus motor is noisy
  • LCD screen is fixed on the camera
  • Nothing to tie lens cap to camera
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR is an amazing camera for the price, especially for someone getting their first DSLR. It has an improved resolution of 14.2 MP compared with the 10.2 MP of the previous model. It can shoot HD video (1080p) which was not previously available at this price point. It comes with EXPEED 2 which is Nikon's new image processing engine and live view to help you frame your shot using the LCD screen.

Some users complain about lack of AEB and infrared sensor in front for wireless remote. Also users do not like that LCD screen is fixed on the camera and that there is nothing to tie lens cap to camera.

Most users think that this is an amazing camera and the best if you are planning on making a transition from a point and shoot series camera to the DSLRs category.

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