REVIEWS

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Google Nexus 9

Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 notebook

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Amazon's same-day delivery service

TomTom RIDER motorcycle GPS

ASUS S1 Pocket Projector

Nokia Lumia 830

iPad mini 3

iPad Air 2

Mac OS X Yosemite

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dyson DC78 Turbinehead Animal vacuum

BlackBerry Passport

Saeco Minuto

Martian Notifier watch

Runtastic Orbit fitness tracking wearable

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6

Moto 360

Moto X (2014)

Mazda CX-5 2015

MacPhun Software's Lost Photos

Parrot Zik Yellow Gold bluetooth headphones

Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD

Sodastream's Home Carbonation System

TomTom Go 500 GPS

Nio Tag

Jabra ROX Wireless in-ear headphones

SEIDIO's Innocell adds battery life for iPhone5/5S

Parrot Asteroid SMART

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (2014)

ASUS PB287 4K monitor

Hyundai Santa Fe XL 2014

Tech Armor SlimProtect Case for iPhone 5/5s

Roku Streaming Stick

Belkin QODE "Thin Type" keyboard case for the iPad Air

RFID fraud-proof HuMn wallet

Motorola Moto E

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony SRS-X9 ultra premium personal speaker

Shiny Soap frees up space on Macs with one click

Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2014

Arts Your Case StrongFit Silicon case for iPhone 5/5S

Fugoo Style Bluetooth Speakers

LG G Flex on Rogers

Red Clock app for iPhone weather and alarm

ASUS ZenBook UX310

Dyson DC62 Hand-Held Vacuum

Pelican ProGear CE1150 Protector Series case for iPhone 5/5s

Philips AirFryer

ASUS VivoPC

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X

Nomad ChargeKey for iPhone

Apple Mac Pro (2013)

Kensington Comercio soft folio case for iPad Air

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera

Jawbone UP24 Fitness Tracker

Dell Venue 8 Pro's wireless keyboard and case

ASUS MeMO Pad 8

Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth keyboard for Apple's iPad Air

2013 GMC Terrain

Honeywell HFD320 AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner & Odor Reducer

Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet

TomTom US & Canada App for Android

Withings Pulse fitness tracker

Sonos PLAY:1 wireless streaming speaker

Martian Passport series smartwatch

Nextivity Cel-Fi RS2 Signal Strength booster

HTC Desire (2013)

Motorola Moto G

iPad mini with Retina Display

Nexus 5

Microsoft Surface 2

Tenqa Fit Bluetooth Earbuds for Sports

HTC One mini

Apple iPad Air

Sony Xperia Z1

BlackBerry Z30

TYLT VU Wireless Charging Stand

Keizus Quadropod + Clamp

Sphero 2.0

Chromecast

Griffin Technology WoodTone Headphones

Philips Saeco Poemia Espresso Machine

Nokia Lumia 1020

Huawei Ascend Mate

LG G2

Apple 5c Case

Apple 5s Case

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple Airport Extreme (2013)

Nexus 7 (2013)

Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth speaker and handsfree

Moto X

Entries in Canada (925)

Monday
May262014

Review: Roku Streaming Stick

Text and photos by Simon Cohen

 Tons of features, good performance and an unbeatable price make the Roku Streaming Stick by far the best value in the increasingly busy Smart-TV add-on category.

If you already own a Smart TV—a WiFi-connected, app-enabled HDTV—you really don’t need to read this. That’s because the Roku family of devices (to which the Roku Streaming Stick is the latest addition) is for all of us poor shmoes stuck with TVs that have no way of talking to the internet and thus no way to access content providers like Netflix, Crackle, CrunchyRoll or YouTube unless we stretch a very long and trip-hazard-creating HDMI cable from our PC/laptop to our TV sets. Don’t laugh. People do that. For real.

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Tuesday
May202014

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and accessories coming to Canada on June 20

The newly announced Surface Pro 3 will be offered in multiple configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. Specs are available here.

Beginning June 20 in Canada and the United States, customers can visit Microsoftstore.com, Microsoft retail stores, select third-party retailers and commercial resellers to purchase Intel® Core i5 Surface Pro 3 and select accessories. Additional configurations will become available during August, and additional accessories will be available in the next few months. 

By the end of August, Surface Pro 3 and select new accessories will become available for purchase in 26 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Stay tuned for a review of the Surface Pro 3 in the coming weeks.

Tuesday
May202014

First Impressions: The new Lincoln MKC Launches in Canada

Text and photos by Don Halliwell

In an increasingly crowded and competitive luxury compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment; the Lincoln MKC needs to quickly forge a path out of the shadow of industry rivals and into Canadian driveways.

While the economy continues its upward trajectory, more car buyers seem comfortable exploring vehicles in the emerging luxury segments. A yet-to-be coined phrase: entry-level-luxury is all the rage in the industry as automakers have their sights set on a younger, wealthier buyer. Lincoln’s first foray into this market faces some stiff competition hailing from Bavaria, Japan and even Detroit. Below I’ll walk you through my first hands-on look at the vehicle and share my first impressions. 

 

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Saturday
May172014

How to: Hyundai's tips for a safe and happy summer on the road

 

This month, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. is pleased to introduce you to Ted Mansell, Service Technician and longstanding Hyundai team member.   Ted has been working on Hyundai vehicles for 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge on automotive safety to share.

Summer is around the corner and, in addition to BBQs, sandals, and sunglasses, road trips are on the agenda. There’s no better time than now to get ready for summer driving. To prepare for the season, Ted is providing the Hyundai Drive Squad with tips and tricks for a safe and happy summer on the road. So, put the pedal to the me

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Friday
May162014

Sony releases the RX100 III making the best point-and-shoot camera even better

The newly released  RX100 III (comes in June for $900) improves on the capabilities of Sony's prosumer compact point and shoot camera by adding a built-in retractable OLED viewfinder, a flip-up LCD screen for selfie-fixated folks, and is the is the first Cyber-shot model to offer high-resolution HD video recording in the XAVC S format, which allows for full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality.

I've been using the RX100 II as my go-to camera for work as well as personal use and it just can't be beat in terms of portability,  photo and video quality, quick wireless image sending to mobile devices online services and general ease of use.

A viewfinder is the one feature I desired most, but found too expensive to invest in. The newest model retains the same  it jump for the lowdown on all the features.

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