September 24, 2012

Review: Apple EarPods

Apple EarpodsWhile one may automatically assume that the earbuds included with Apple’s iPods and iPhones are uncomfortable, poor sounding, and fragile, September 12’s introduction of EarPods hopes to change that. After more than three years of work, the cheesily-named $29 earbuds are Apple’s attempt to provide a product that will suit most users’ tastes…

May 21, 2007

Review: JBL Reference 220 Earphones

Even with Apple’s “updated” earbuds, many users are not satisfied with the original equipment that comes with their iPods. Sometimes they don’t fit well, don’t sound as good as some alternatives, or get damaged or lost. No matter what, many people are looking for replacements…

February 7, 2007

Review: Altec Lansing FX4021

A few years back, we took a look at Altec Lansing’s FX6021, a speaker system that screams Power Mac G5. With an appropriately-proportionate price tag, you got a nice set of speakers that fit in well with your system. Unfortunately, there are more people with a Mac mini budget, and Altec Lansing has released a slightly cheaper product, the FX4021…

January 27, 2006

Review: UpBeat Audio Boostaroo Revolution

Audio splitters have existed for years, and offered an easy way to share audio between two or more users. Unfortunately, depending on the headphones and the device, the volume might not be up to snuff. UpBeat Audio’s Boostaroo Revolution is a compact amplifier and splitter—a device designed for any iPod, MP3 player, DVD player, or […]

November 28, 2005

Review: Griffin iMic II

A few months ago, we reviewed Griffin’s iMic. Last month, a newer model was announced that offered the same capabilities with an updated design. Besides being smaller, the new iMic (we’ll call it the iMic II) has text labels for the input, output, and level selector switch. It’s also white to match all the current […]