Monday, January 4, 2021

Parker Hall

How to Upgrade Your Home Audio While You're Quarantined

Stuck home or not, it's always a good idea to invest in better sound. Our advice and gear recommendations can help. It might be a new year, but it's still a bad time to leave the house right now. That...

Vizio’s First OLED TV Makes Nearly Perfect Contrast Accessible

Finally, a TV with nearly perfect contrast without an egregious price tag. You can now get a microLED-backlit, 4K, high dynamic range display that will absolutely blow the socks off your 10-year-old TV for well under $1,000. But for a...

Amazon’s Fourth-Gen Echo Looks—and Sounds—Even Better

Thanks to a rounded design and improved drivers, the company’s newest smart speaker outshines the competition. It’s been a few years since Alexa first started listening to me everywhere. After an initial honeymoon with an original Echo Dot (a device...

Want to Start a Podcast or Livestream? Here's What You Need

Now is the time to create your own content. This gear can help you get great audio and video quality from the start. I'm a tall, nerdy, white man in my late twenties who obsesses over tube mics and Japanese-made...

Everything You Need to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead

Indoor plants and sewing projects don't always make you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home. During the initial quarantine rush, as everyone scrambled to supermarkets to stock up on flour...

14 Boozy Gift Ideas for the Amateur Bartender

From growlers to glassware, these are our favorite picks for beer, wine, or cocktail connoisseurs.

This Is the Perfect Bedroom Guitar Amp

This tiny desktop guitar amp will inspire you to step out of your musical wheelhouse. Every music teacher I've ever had has given me similar advice: Try to buy an instrument that aesthetically inspires you to play more often. For...

Your TV Sounds Awful. Upgrade It With One of These Soundbars

Every TV deserves a soundbar to call its own, and these are our favorites.

This Vizio OLED Is Our Favorite Black Friday TV Deal

Vizio has finally made a 55-inch OLED TV for less than $1,000. This is the best television discount this year. I've been obsessed with the perfect contrast of OLED displays for years, but they've always been pretty darn expensive. Until...

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