Sort By: Post Date | Title | Publish Date
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Feb 11, 2011 0 comments

My home theater has been written about fairly extensively in this magazine. But there’s one part of my house that I haven’t talked about in print before: my attic. My kids refer to it as the Audio Museum.

Filed under
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Jul 23, 2010 0 comments

A s many of you know, I built a house a little over 3 years ago and wired it to the hilt. I thought I had my future-proof bases well covered, but 3 years is a lifetime in today's techie world. When we first moved in there, my sons were 12 and 8 years old. They liked music to some degree, but since it wasn't a prioirty for them, I didn't bother to wire their rooms for speakers. Fast forward: My kids are now veterans in using iPods, iPod touches, and the Sonos wireless multiroom music system. It's no surprise, then, that my iTunes bill is through the roof.

Filed under
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Jun 27, 2008 0 comments

I spend a lot of time playing with and reviewing cool gadgets that appeal to my taste and yours, so it's not often I get my mitts on something fun that I think your kids will enjoy. Enter the EYECLOPS Bionic Eye from JAKKS Pacific ($50;

Filed under
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Oct 29, 2010 0 comments

Do you ever sit around and daydream about inventions that could make your life easier? Whenever I get in my car for the 45-minute ride home from work and I’m feeling exhausted, I imagine roads where magnetic strips are built into the ground to guide my ride so that I can just plug in my destination, drift off, and wake up when I get to the driveway. Think about how great that’s gonna be!

Filed under
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Nov 10, 2009 0 comments

I've often heard people who claim to be experts in the A/V business sing the praises of calibrating your TV. Me, I've always been skeptical. Why would I need to adjust something I just paid a ton of money for that's brand new? Isn't that like asking me to take in my factory delivered Porsche for a tune-up before I even put a mile on it? Why would I need that?

Filed under
Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments

The dictionary defines a gadget as "a sometimes small electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty." Well, I'm here to tell you that the creators of the CHUMBY ($180; have honored the spirit of that definition.


Enter your Sound & Vision username.
Enter the password that accompanies your username.