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Healing 4 Haiti

March 9th, 2010 2 comments

Tom suggested I take the time to let all you AV Rant readers/listeners know about a record project I have just finished work on. Healing 4 Haiti, a compilation of 15 songs, was released last week by Integrity Music on iTunes. All net proceeds from the sale of this album will support relief efforts in Haiti including clean water, shelter, medical care and other critical aid from Samaritan’s Purse. It will also support the work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team, who had chaplains on the ground within 24 hours of the earthquake providing emotional and spiritual comfort to survivors. Read more…

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invisibleSHIELD – the ultimate stocking stuffer

December 12th, 2008 2 comments

I reviewed a product a while back called invisibleSHIELD, from a company named ZAGG. It is a shield for your iPods, cell phones, laptops, etc. Originally developed for military helicopter blades, it makes your device scratch-proof. Read my review here.

This is me standing by my review. I just ordered shields for all the new iPods that will be arriving at my house, and also for my new iPhone and laptop. This is an unsolicited endorsement – I’m just letting you know what I lay down my own $$$ for because it rocks – check out their site! Merry Christmas!

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Black Friday Blu

November 26th, 2008 1 comment

The WalMart black friday ad was in today’s paper, and there it is, on the front page. The $128 Blu-ray player. It’s a Magnavox. That’s all I know. Remember our discussions earlier this year about how low prices on Blu-ray players would be? Well here we go…

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What’s your price?

September 30th, 2008 8 comments

So how cheap is cheap enough? I was in Costco yesterday, and I have to admit that this snuck up on me. I was thinking that Blu-Ray was still a $399 proposition, with few exceptions. But there they were yesterday, THREE – count ’em THREE blu-ray players under $300. With bundled HDMI cables to boot. Read more…

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This is why we love Tom…

March 31st, 2008 5 comments

Why? Surf over to Audioholics and check out his latest review of the Emotiva speakers. I mean seriously, where else do you get lines like this: While I understand that the sock is meant to convey quality and “audiophileness”, it mostly just makes handling the speakers akin to wrestling a pissed-off fish.

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