Jon L. Jacobi

Freelance contributor

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

How to attach your PC or laptop to any TV

How to attach your PC or laptop to any TV

Given a relatively recent PC or laptop, you can connect it to just about any TV with an input.

Sony shows off its new OLED and LCD TVs, video projector, and Bluetooth speakers
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Sony shows off its new OLED and LCD TVs, video projector, and Bluetooth speakers

Our first look at the products Sony announced at CES reveals additional details and impresses us anew.

StarTech Dual-Bay SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID review: Great for hard drives, not for SSDs

StarTech Dual-Bay SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID review: Great for hard drives, not for SSDs

With all the appearance of a 3.5-inch hard drive, this RAID enclosure lets you increase hard drive performance using RAID 0. But SSDs proved problematic.

ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 NVMe SSD review: A more affordable NVMe option

ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 NVMe SSD review: A more affordable NVMe option

ADATA has undercut the field by offering the joy-inducing XPG SX8000 NVMe SSD for a joy-inducing price.

LeEco Super4 X65 TV review:A good picture and great features at a nice price

LeEco Super4 X65 TV review:A good picture and great features at a nice price

This large-screen 4K UHD smart TV has a super-responsive interface, and the picture is surprisingly rich given the absence of quantum dots.

TerraMaster F2-220 NAS review: Major-league hardware and rapidly improving software

TerraMaster F2-220 NAS review: Major-league hardware and rapidly improving software

TerraMaster's FS-220 is relatively new to the NAS category, but it's a great performer with a promising interface.

Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS review: Incredible bang for the buck

Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS review: Incredible bang for the buck

Seagate's Personal Cloud 3TB NAS is only a single-bay NAS, but $140 for 3TB of storage and advanced software features is a steal.

Zyxel NAS520 review: New-school hardware, old-school software (in a good way)

Zyxel NAS520 review: New-school hardware, old-school software (in a good way)

Zyxel's NAS520 is an affordable NAS box with good streaming and backup features, but it's a bit less refined than mainstream users would want.

Netgear ReadyNAS 212 review: Super fast, but best for business

Netgear ReadyNAS 212 review: Super fast, but best for business

With a boatload of pro features and excellent performance, this is a box better suited for the small office than the home, but it streams as smoothly as any of its rivals.

Synology DS216play NAS review: Great media streaming and 4K transcoding for the price

Synology DS216play NAS review: Great media streaming and 4K transcoding for the price

Synology's DS216play NAS is a middling performer, but there's no better NAS box available for media streaming and 4K transcoding.

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra review: Excellent features and performance at a very nice price

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra review: Excellent features and performance at a very nice price

For a NAS box with a boatload of software features and top-notch performance, the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra is amazingly affordable.

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