Review: Midwest Supplies ‘Beer. Simply Beer.’ Brewing Kit

I firmly believe that the kitchen is an incredible source of knowledge, and that you can’t truly understand something you love until you try making it yourself. If you love beer, these truisms yield a glorious thing. Homebrewing is something of a national passion, but I’ve never delved into it, mostly because there’s so much great beer produced by people who know what they’re doing. When homebrewers […]

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Review: LifePrint

The LifePrint printer rethinks the tired idea of a handheld device that spits out overpriced, undersized hard copies with an interesting concept: DIY Augmented Reality, delivered via a tiny photo print. LifePrint’s $130, pocket-sized printer pairs via Bluetooth to print any image off your phone, efficiently depositing it onto sticker-backed 2- by 3-inch paper, but the real magic happens when you opt to print […]

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Review: Audioengine HD3 Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

Audioengine enjoys a strong reputation for high-quality speakers at prices that won’t make you cry. The HD3 desktop speakers retail at $400, which places them at the upper end of Audioengine’s desktop line of powered boxes, but below the top-end HD5 speakers. I held high expectations for the HD3s. As I unpacked them, I felt pangs of nostalgia over the wires and cables. It’s been […]

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Review: Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Rice Cooker

Joseph Joseph is a brand known for rebooting typically mundane kitchen tools with smart designs and splashes of color. The company’s M-Cuisine line, as the name suggests, applies those standards to products meant for the microwave. The M-Cuisine portfolio includes colorful microwaveable bowls, popcorn makers, pasta cookers, mugs and plates, and of course a rice cooker. Yes, this $20 gadget […]

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW50

In cranky hi-fi circles, supra-aural headphones—“on-ear” to the rest of us—are considered bush league. In addition to being dismissed as sonically inferior to circumaural or “over-ear” headphones, they are regarded by the chest-beating hardware contingent as uncouth. Walk around the CES floor sporting on-ear headgear, and prepare to be mocked by bearded middle-aged men manning booths festooned with six-foot speakers […]

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