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Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 04, 2006 0 comments

Spring's turning into summer faster than you can say, "I wanna go outside!" Looking for the middle ground between your home theater and the local multiplex - but you're nowhere near a cozy drive-in? Direct from Germany comes "the original inflatable movie screen" by The Airscreen Company (for U.S.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 02, 2006 0 comments

0606_rp_gear200Whatever your personal-portable pleasure, you can hide it away with the latest in Father's Day fashions (clockwise from above): ScotteVest's Hidden Cargo Pants ($80) have 11 pockets to help you mobilize with ease. They're 100% cotton and designed for everyday use.

Ken Richardson Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

I've said it once in these pages, and I'll say it again: SANTANA's self-titled third album, a.k.a. Santana III (gatefold below), is the best thing they've ever done. Columbia/Legacy has reissued the 1971 album once, and now they've done it again, making it a two-disc Legacy Edition.

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

That's what a lot of people want to know when they buy a Sony DualDisc and notice that the DVD side offers Enhanced Stereo. As Clark Novak writes on QuadraphonicQuad.com, "What the hell does that mean anyway? 'Enhanced Stereo.' That's kind of like 'connoisseur's popcorn.' Means nothing. Grr."

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 03, 2006 0 comments

Skin is in!... Professional-grade vinyl skin, that is, which you can use to personalize and protect all gadgets great and small.

Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments

In case you missed it, Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms won the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments

Oh, say, can you iSee? The first video recorder designed specifically for the iPod, ATO's iSee 360i allows you to record and store movies, TV shows, and photos directly from your DVR, TV, or PC. You can then watch the programs on the 3.6-inch LCD screen, which is 90% larger than that of the video iPod.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments

It's the side view of a speaker with no sides - and no back either! Jamo's dipolar Reference R 909 ($15,000 a pair) has two 15-inch woofers, a 5.5-inch midrange, and a 1-inch tweeter. But it doesn't have a traditional cabinet.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 02, 2006 0 comments

It's directed by Steven Soderbergh, whose credits include everything from Sex, Lies, and Videotape to Traffic, Erin Brockovich, and Ocean's Eleven. It's scored by Robert Pollard, the former Guided by Voices leader, composing his first film music.

Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

They'll breakfast at Tiffany's, they'll sing to you in Japanese - oh, wait. Jardin, jardin, jardin, jardin! That would be French. No matter - they're still only here to entertain you. And that's exactly what the young boys in The Darkness do on their second album, One Way Ticket to Hell ...

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