Gary Dell'Abate

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Gary Dell'Abate  |  Jul 27, 2008  |  0 comments

There are lots of products that play iPods through speakers, but I haven't seen anything quite like GEORGE, from the folks at Chestnut Hill Sound ($499; chillsound.com). It's a tabletop system that not only plays your iPod but also sports an AM/FM radio and an alarm clock.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Nov 10, 2009  |  0 comments

Whenever I'm going to a big event that I want to document for all posterity - like my sons' concerts or championship football games - I find myself staring at my arsenal of weapons. For these events, a really good video camera is a must. I already have several on hand, so I usually take the one that has a good zoom and takes high-quality video.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  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.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Oct 02, 2008  |  0 comments

If you travel a lot like I do, you probably lug along a laptop or a personal DVD player. The Myvu Crystal is much lighter and less bulky. Screen angle and glare are no longer issues - and best of all, you don't have to worry about other people seeing what you're watching.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Sep 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Hey, everybody. As I write this, I'm getting ready to go on vacation with my next gadget, an HD camcorder that I'll tell you all about in October. Until then, I wanted to use this month's space to update you on the next step in my home theater plans.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Dec 02, 2009  |  0 comments

If you're a follower of this column, you know that two of my recurring themes are 1) gadgets are fun and 2) they make my life easier.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Jan 27, 2009  |  0 comments

My biggest issue when I pack for travel is what book(s) to bring. Should it be a hardcover (awfully heavy in my carry-on), or a couple of paperbacks? Sometimes I choose a book based on its size rather than if I think I'll like it. It looks like SONY has solved that problem for me with the PRS-505 portable reader system, a.k.a.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Jan 14, 2010  |  0 comments

My love for Sonos is no secret. You'd think I own stock in the company - full disclosure: I don't! - but you have to love a music-delivery product that starts out great and just keeps getting better.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Mar 05, 2009  |  0 comments

The first thing I noticed about the new Blackberry Bold ($300 with a 2-year AT&T contract and rebate; blackberry.com, att.com) when I took it out of the box was how good-looking it is.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Aug 20, 2009  |  0 comments
One of my pet peeves when I travel is the plethora of fees I pay to connect to the Internet. Sometimes I can do it for free in the airport, but other times I can't.

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