Gary Dell'Abate

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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; EyeClops.com).

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.

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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.

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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; chumby.com) have honored the spirit of that definition.

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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!

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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?

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