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.

Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

Transcend DrivePro 520 dash cam review: Front and interior cameras in one neat package

Transcend DrivePro 520 dash cam review: Front and interior cameras in one neat package

Transcend's DrivePro 520 dash cam lets you keep track of passengers in your car as well as what's in front of you, with both a front-facing static camera and an integrated swiveling interior camera.

Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker review: Rugged, loud, and fun, but also pricey and only marginally portable

Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker review: Rugged, loud, and fun, but also pricey and only marginally portable

The absence of a battery leaves the thumpy Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker reliant on AC power.

JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show

JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show

An IPX7 weatherization rating means this speaker can survive a dip in the pool, but it's audio performance left us wanting.

Panasonic delivers improved OLED TVs with HDR 10+

Panasonic delivers improved OLED TVs with HDR 10+

Panasonic announced at CES 2018 that its new OLEDs would be the first in the industry to support the HDR10+ standard, the open alternative to Dolby Vision.

Sharp's 2018 smart TVs beef up entry level

Sharp's 2018 smart TVs beef up entry level

You won't see Dolby Vision or quantum dots at this price point, but you will at least get HDR.

Sony introduces welcome, if mild, updates to its 2018 TVs

Sony introduces welcome, if mild, updates to its 2018 TVs

There's not a lot different in Sony's 2018 TV lineup, and that's not a bad thing.

Hisense TVs CES 2018: Quantum dots and Dolby Vision

Hisense TVs CES 2018: Quantum dots and Dolby Vision

Hisense has upped its game with quantum dot color. Dolby Vision is supported by the top two models in the line, which also offer the full array of Google TV and IoT services.

Samsung's ginormous 'The Wall' TV is the first consumer display to use micro-LED technology

Samsung's ginormous 'The Wall' TV is the first consumer display to use micro-LED technology

Like OLEDs, mLEDs enable deeper blacks because they don't need a separate backlight.

Edifier Luna e25 HD Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, sci-fi looks, surprisingly affordable

Edifier Luna e25 HD Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, sci-fi looks, surprisingly affordable

These speakers show that you don't have to sacrifice sonic quality or break the bank to enjoy wireless sound. They're not portable, but for static installations they're fantastic.

LG gets a jump on CES by announcing its 2018 smart TV lineup early

LG gets a jump on CES by announcing its 2018 smart TV lineup early

LG's 2018 smart TVs will offer improved support for high dynamic range. support for higher refresh rates on its high-end models, and better color mapping and color correction. But it will continue to use replacement RGBW (2.88K) in...

Some LG 4K LCD TVs still deliver only 2.8K resolution

Some LG 4K LCD TVs still deliver only 2.8K resolution

Many of LG's 2017 LCD TVs use subtractive RGBW which steals every 4th subpixel and changes it to white. It helps with brightness and contrast, but reduces the TV's true resolution from 4K to 2.8K.

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