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Tiffen's Steadicam Curve gets put to the test

While there may now be a slew of compact camcorder stabilizing rigs on the market, it was Tiffen that offered the first such product three years ago, in the form of its Steadicam Smoothee. Late last year, the company began shipping its Steadicam Curve – a device that's similar to the Smoothee, but optimized for use with GoPro Hero actioncams. I recently had the chance to try the Curve out for myself, to see how good it really is at smoothin' out the shakes.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the 2014 HTC One (M8)

There are a lot of great smartphones out there. But what if you're looking for one that was forged out of premium materials, with a focus on high-end design? Well, most people would point you to the nearest iPhone and move on their merry way. But I'm not sure if Apple's phone is the best example of that anymore. Read on, as Gizmag reviews a phone that oozes quality, the HTC One (M8).  Read More

Gizmag reviews Samsung's first premium mini-tablet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Last year Samsung launched a couple of solid tablets that were aimed squarely at the iPad mini. But this year we finally have one that can make a case for itself as the best small-sized tablet around. Join Gizmag, as we review Samsung's first premium mini-tablet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Most of Samsung's recent tablets have been decidedly mid-range. Mediocre screen resolution, budget processors, plastic builds ... these qualities have gone hand-in-hand with just about all of the company's tablet efforts. But 2014 is a different story, with Samsung's high-end Galaxy Pro tablets hitting store shelves. We'll be reviewing all of them soon, but today we're starting with the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.  Read More

Titanfall is the biggest game yet to hit Xbox One this year

Respawn Entertainment’s first-ever title is a complex and engaging first-person shooter that adds parkour wall-running and giant mech combat to the somewhat tired genre. Not only does the title have a lot riding on it, but with so many gameplay mechanics vying for position, the developer has given itself a significant balancing act to perform. Read on to find out how it fares.  Read More

Gizmag tries out the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition

Last September, we heard about a new cycling multitool known as Fix it Sticks. A successful Kickstarter project, it consists of two aluminum "sticks" that can be joined together to form a T wrench, with a different type of bit permanently attached to each end. At the time, several readers complained that the bits should be interchangeable. Well, those people will be happy to learn that the designer has now come out with the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition. We got to try one out, and can attest to the fact that it's a gooder.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Surface Pro 2,

With the first Surface Pro, Microsoft laid out its vision of the future: one mobile device with the guts of a laptop that can replace your tablet, laptop, and maybe even desktop. Unfortunately that first model also brought along some sketchy battery life. But what happens when you improve on that by 75 percent? You have the Surface Pro 2, a much less compromised hybrid PC.  Read More

Gizmag takes the newest iteration of Apogee Duet  for a spin

American purveyor of audio equipment Apogee has long commanded an enviable reputation regarding the quality of its hardware. The most recent iteration of the Apogee Duet sees iOS functionality added to the popular recording device, allowing users to easily move between an iOS device or a Mac to record and perform music. Gizmag takes the newest Duet for a spin to see how well it performs on both an iPad Air and a Mac.  Read More

The Fonesalesman iQi Mobile provides wireless charging for certain iPhone models

Smartphone manufacturers have yet to begin including wireless charging functionality in their handsets as a matter of course. There are, however, a number of devices available that can add wireless charging functionality. The Fonesalesman iQi Mobile is one such device – let's take a look at how it performs.  Read More

The Snapzoom allows a smartphone to take telephoto snapshots through a set of binoculars

Chances are that you already carry a smartphone with you wherever you go, and if you're a wildlife-watcher, hiker, or sporting-event spectator, then you likely also have a pair of binoculars. Well, the Snapzoom is a new product that brings those two devices together – it lets you get telephoto snapshots of distant subjects, by holding your phone's camera lens in alignment with one lens of your binoculars. I recently got a chance to try the thing out for myself, and liked what it had to offer.  Read More

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