Sennheiser’s more-affordable soundbar is still a premium-sounding beast

It’s still a large soundbar, but it’s more compact that Sennheiser’s first.Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Sennheiser’s debut soundbar, released in 2019, was a niche product for a couple of reasons. The first was the price. At $2,499.95, it rivaled the cost of many traditional surround sound systems comprised of AV receivers and multiple speakers. But perhaps more important was its size. I say this with love, but the original Ambeo Soundbar (which has now been renamed the Ambeo Soundbar Max) was a chunky boy, which hardly made it an easy sell for anyone looking to tuck it discreetly in front of their TV. So although it’s $1,000

Intel Beast Canyon NUC Review: Desktop Tiger Lake Debuts in SFF Gaming Powerhouse

Intel kick-started a form-factor revolution in the early 2010s with the introduction of the ultra-compact NUCs. The systems were meant to be an alternative to the tower desktops used in many applications where the size, shape, and the system capabilities were mostly unwarranted. The success of the NUCs enabled Intel to start reimagining the build of systems used in a wider range of settings. More recently, the introduction of the Skull Canyon NUC in 2016 was Intel’s first effort to make a gaming-focused SFF PC. And desktop-focused Compute Elements (essentially, a motherboard in a PCIe card form-factor) launched in early 2020 meant that full-blown gaming desktops could credibly come under

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 is a beast

Last week, Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad P1 Gen 4. If you’ve been following along, then you knew the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 was on the way. The reason is because they are, and always have been, the exact same laptop. It’s just that one comes with Intel Xeon and Quadro graphics, while the other comes with Intel Core and GeForce graphics. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 is a beast. The X1 Extreme was designed to be the first premium ThinkPad with a larger 15.6-inch screen, with dedicated graphics, and with a 45W processor. However, those graphics were limited with something like an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti.

The ASUS ROG Phone III Review: A 144Hz 6000mAh Beast With Caveats

ASUS’s ROG Phones over the last few years have been devices of interesting differentiation, with the company delivering experiences that stood out from the crowd in one way or the other. This year, the new ROG Phone III doesn’t quite represent an as radical change compared to its predecessors, however ASUS makes some important upgrades and improvements to the popular gaming phone formula, updating the ROG3 to the newest Snapdragon 865+ SoC, introducing a 144Hz display, as well as most importantly, improving the every-day camera experience of the device. This year, ASUS does things a little different in terms of model variants of the phone and their availability, releasing three

HP Omen X Windows 10 laptop is one gaming beast!

  Most gaming laptops these days are made to look aggressive, with angular bodies, curved edges, multicolored lights on the keyboard and big stylized fan vents. HP Omen X laptop powered by Windows 10 boasts all these features. Yes, after a brief period of hibernation, HP is back with its new offering that marks the return of the computer manufacturer into the gaming world. HP Omen X Windows 10 laptop What’s clearly visible in the first look of this ebony beauty is a deck with a smooth black finish (faux carbon-fiber pattern). It encases the keyboard and touchpad. Red lettering toward the bottom of the deck reminds of all the

LG G6 hands-on review: 5.7-inch flagship beast

LG G6 hands-on review: We take a tour of LG’s new G6 flagship phone, packing a massive 5.7-inch QHD+ screen, dual-lens camera and lots of smart features. LG has started 2017 with a sexy bang thanks to the launch of the LG G6, the Korean company’s first flagship device. We’ve already seen budget mobiles launched by LG this year including the impressive X Power 2 (which packs a mighty 4500mAh battery) and a fresh series of LG K-series phones too. However, the LG G6 is a step beyond in terms of specs and premium design, and we couldn’t wait to get hands-on for this first-look G6 review. LG G6 specs

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!

The Raspberry Pi 4 has arrived, albeit much sooner than anyone (even Raspberry Pi themselves) expected! But what an update it is. Sporting several major upgrades, the new Raspberry Pi 4 can claim to be the fastest and most versatile version of the single board computer yet. Better still, the price continues to start at same low $35/£35 entry point touted by earlier models. Read on to learn more about the Raspberry Pi 4 specs and new features, and to find out where you can buy a Raspberry Pi 4 for yourself. Raspberry Pi 4 Specs & Price Raspberry Pi 4 Specs Processor 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (Quad-Core @ 1.5GHz)

Vivo iQoo smartphone is a gaming beast: Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM, 44W fast charge & more

  Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo has been teasing the launch of its first smartphone in China and it has finally happened. Vivo iQoo, as it has been named by the company, falls under the gaming smartphone category but also attracts the masses with its striking features and specifications. So if you’re looking for a smartphone that doesn’t really look like a gaming phone but has all the power of the latter, Vivo iQoo has exactly what you need. The new smartphone is only available in China for now, throwing a stiff competition to Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming smartphone. Vivo iQoo comes in four configurations and blue or orange colour schemes. They

JBL Boombox 2 review: A beast of a Bluetooth speaker

  Loud, bassy and rugged, the JBL Boombox 2 is a force to be reckoned with Pros Eye-catching, retro-inspired designBeefy sound, especially the bassDurable and waterproofCons PartyBoost is not backwards compatibleOnly one USB Type-A output The JBL Boombox 2 is JBL’s second take on the portable speakers that became cultural status symbols in urban areas during the 1980s and 1990s. It comes three years after the company’s first Boombox and is an update rather than a reimagining, retaining the same structural design while incorporating most of the features found in the original. The tweaks JBL has made provide an improved user experience overall but a couple of surprising omissions hold