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Antec Rockus 2.1 Speakers Pros, Cons

20 Apr

Short version: Not bad, but the “3D” effect isn’t very compelling, and the lack of extra features makes the $200 price unpalatable.

Features:

150 watts (25/satellite, 100 in sub)
3.5mm, RCA, Optical inputs
“3Dsst” virtual surround sound
MSRP: $200

Pros:

Very clear sound
Plenty loud
Unique look

Cons:

Missing out on the midrange
Relatively small “sweet spot”
Virtual surround you can take or leave
No headphone output, aux/mic input on puck

Conclusion

Unfortunately, with great speakers like the Logitech Z623s electronic gadgets or classics like Klipsch’s Promedia 2.1s going for $50 less, I just can’t recommend these Antecs electronic gadgets. Looks like the longtime hardware maker still has a lot to learn about making a compelling speaker set.

Canon Rebel T3 DSLR reviewed: a safe bet for first-time shooters

28 Mar


Are you a true contrarian looking for a camera that befits your nonconformist lifestyle? Well, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR may not be the most unruly camera out, but at least it sports a moniker that fits the bill. The Canon T3 Rebel, also known as the EOS 1100D electronic gadgets, are a 12.2-megapixel affair designed with the DSLR newbie in mind, and according to a review over at PhotographyBlog, it doesn’t sacrifice image quality for ease of use. Touted as a successor to the Rebel XS, the T3 actually carries over some useful features from its more sophisticated sibling, the T3i, including a user-friendly control layout, but lacks the camera’s Scene Intelligent auto mode and extensive list of creative filters. Aside from that, the reviewer found T3’s grips too slick and its diminutive LCD screen a minor setback, but was quick to point out that none of these is a deal-breaker. In fact, aside from a bit of noise encountered at the highest ISO setting, the camera delivers high quality photographs even in low light. All things considered, it looks like the Rebel T3 electronic gadgets, is a “responsive and intuitive DSLR” for the novice photog, and at $600, it’s got at least some of the competition beat. Now, we won’t tell you what to do, but if we were you, we’d click the source link to see how the T3 stacks up.

Source from Engadget