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Unboxing Live 193: Rose Gold iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Handhelds, Videocasts

Apple released a new, 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro two weeks ago. It’s an effort to reinvigorate tablet sales, while offering additional features not ever seen on a tablet before…but is it worth your money? In this episode I explain why this is one of the best tablets you can buy.

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Unboxing Live 191: Samsung NX500 Camera

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cameras, Features, Videocasts

At the PIX event in Seattle, I picked up a free Samsung NX500 as a VIP ditcher in the #DitchTheDSLR event. I bring you a look at the Samsung NX500 in this episode, bringing you an unboxing, and full overview of what it can do as a mirrorless camera.

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Unboxing Live 190: Samsung Galaxy S7

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Features, Videocasts

Starting last year with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung came out swinging in the industrial design department. Gone were the super plasticky smartphones that felt cheap in the hand, and in its place we got metal and glass smartphones that were a sight to behold. Now, the company has launched the follow-ups, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

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Unboxing Live 189: Destiny The Taken King Legendary Edition PS4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Video Games, Videocasts

This is a look at the Destiny The Taken King legendary edition, which comes with the limited edition white PS4 which has a bunch of Destiny artwork all over it. The Limited Edition bundle includes a 500GB PlayStation 4, a white DualShock 4 controller, a physical copy of Destiny: The Taken King Collector's Edition, and a bunch of Destiny goodies as well.

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Unboxing Live 187: Eero Home Wi-Fi System

Eero is a new player in the home Wi-Fi space, and the company claims that its Home Wi-Fi System can put an end to those Wi-Fi dead zones for good. In the box you'll find three Eero units, one of which needs to be plugged directly into your main router using the included Ethernet cable. Two more units simply need to be plugged into wall power in order portions of your home. The three Eero devices then essentially team up to create one mesh Wi-Fi network in your home that is broadcasted from those three locations, eliminating areas that would otherwise have a weak (or non-existent) Wi-Fi signal. In this episode I open up the Eero Home Wi-Fi System and give you a closer look at the hardware.

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Unboxing Live 186: Wolf Link Amiibo + Zelda Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo sent me an early copy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD bundle, which includes the exclusive Wolf Link amiibo. In this episode, I open up the Twilight Princess bundle, and give you an up-close look at the unique Wolf Link amiibo figure. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a Wii U remake of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii game, Twilight Princess. It's the second remaster of a Zelda title on the Wii U, following The Wind Waker HD.

Twilight Princess HD features reworked graphics with primarily new textures, giving the game a cleaner look and feel. The original had just a 480p resolution on both the GameCube and Wii, Twilight Princess HD instead has a 1080p resolution, resulting in additional clarity, especially for faraway objects and precise aiming. Most textures in the game are touched up with added details, with notable examples including Link's hair, Zant's armor, and several background textures.

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Unboxing Live 185: Seek Thermal Reveal

The Seek Reveal is a handheld thermal imager that combines high-performance with thermal insight into a device that fits in the palm of your hand. From up to 500 feet away, you can use the Seek Reveal to detect sources of heat (or sources of heat loss), with a detectable range of -40 to 626 degrees fahrenheit.

The Seek Thermal Reveal has a 206x156 pixel thermal sensor with a 36-degree field of view, viewable on its 240x320 resolution display.

The outside sports a ruggedized, ergonomic casing with a three-button navigation scheme. On the right, there's another button that's used to power on the 300 lumen flashlight. The battery lasts for 11 hours when in use, and images can be captured and stored on the included microSD card.

It's perfect for doing things like finding where clogs are in drains, tracking game while hunting or fishing, discovering sources of heat loss in your home, and much more.

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Unboxing Live 180: Alienware Steam Machine

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, PC, Video Games, Videocasts

I bring you a unique first-look at the Alienware Steam Machine in this episode! The Alienware Steam Machine ships with the Steam Controller, and aims to bring the PC gaming experience into the living room with a small form factor that maintains the upgradability of a typical PC. Running SteamOS, the Steam Machine boots right into Steam, ready to play your downloaded games. What's more, it can even stream Steam titles from your PC on the same home network (necessary, because SteamOS isn't optimized to play all of the titles available on Steam.)

Being that the Alienware Steam Machine looks to mimic the game console experience, you only get the Steam Controller, no keyboard or mouse. You can also use Xbox 360 controllers wirelessly, as well as Xbox One controllers when connected directly to the Steam Machine by USB.

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Unboxing Live 179: TiVo Bolt

TiVo is back with an all new DVR: TiVo Bolt! More of a side-grade than an upgrade from the TiVo Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro (see our TiVo Roamio Pro review), the TiVo Bolt is the first TiVo DVR to offer 4K UHD resolution. You can currently stream content from both Netflix and YouTube in 4K, with more to come soon (hopefully Amazon!)

The two other major features of the TiVo Bolt are QuickMode and SkipMode. With SkipMode, TiVo allows you to completely skip over blocks of commercials with the press of a button for prime time shows that air on the top 20 TV networks. QuickMode allows you to speed up your TV watching, playing the content at 1.3x the normal speed. Voices still sound as they should, but the show just plays a little faster, allowing you to get through them quicker.

The shape of the box is a bit odd, and the two-tone black and white remote is a departure as well, but the Bolt is faster and more responsive than any previous model. It can also record up to four shows at once.

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Unboxing Live 178: Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition

I give you a look at the HUGE Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition for Xbox One in this episode! The star of this show is the gigantic Master Chief & Spartan Locke statue.

You also get a full Halo 5: Guardians game download, Warzone REQ bundle that includes 14 premium requisition packs, access to Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, a Guardian model that you build yourself from Metal Earth, Spartan Locke's classified orders, dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris, the Spartan SteelBook, and a two week Xbox Live Gold trial.

Seriously. All of that is part of the Limited Collector's Edition for Halo 5. The price comes out to $249.99 for all of it, but is a $189 premium over the standard Halo 5 disc. Is it worth it? The statue is definitely cool, but it's a lot of pay unless you're a hardcore Halo fan.

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