• The Mandalorian Episode 1 Review: Spaghetti Space Western

    Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian is by far the most hyped series in the Disney+ rollout (see our review of the service). The two trailers hinted at a gritty Western-style approach to the Star Wars universe from series creator...

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    Disney+ Review: Packs Quite a Streaming Punch at a Low Cost

    The Disney+ streaming service just launched today, a $7-per-month streaming subscription service available on the Web, mobile devices, game consoles, streaming media players and smart televisions. It’s taking on streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video;...

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  • 2019 Gift Guide: Our 10 Favorite Laptops Under $500

    The humble budget laptop is one of our favorite and most popular product categories on Ben’s. While it’s still the rule that laptops under $500 are meant for light work and casual web use and not heavy gaming,...

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    2019 Gift Guide: The Best Streaming Media Players

    If you know someone that hasn’t upgraded to a television with streaming apps or simply wants to upgrade an existing “dumb” television in their home, there are a ton of streaming media players that will get the...

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Toys That Live Up to the Hype

    It seems each year toys get more expensive, but the quality doesn’t always follow. Thanks in part to YouTube, the “unboxing” experience is almost more important than what’s actually in the box these days, often leading to...

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  • 2019 Gift Guide: Top 30 4K & Blu-ray Gifts for Movie and TV Fans

    Are we in the twilight of physical media? It seems so: the MPAA reported earlier this year that sales of discs have dropped 50% over the past 5 years, while DVD (gasp) still accounts for nearly 60%...

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    2019 Gift Guide: Best VR Gear for Escaping into Virtual Reality

    Thinking about expanding beyond the limits of traditional video games on your console or PC? Virtual reality headsets are finally moving into the mainstream, thanks to falling prices as well as an increased availability of games &...

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    2019 Holiday Guide: Awesome Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

    Geeks are in high demand these days as the Web is bleeding over into every facet of modern business these days. You inevitably have a geeky relative or friend, so make sure you get them something they will really...

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    Amazon Echo Auto Review: Great For Music!

    Amazon Echo Auto ($40) is basically a mini voice-controlled Echo speaker for your car. Here in Minnesota, where a new “hands free” law just went into effect, we’re all looking for the best way to control music...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Amazon Echo Buds Review: Alexa In Your Ear & Everywhere

    The Amazon Echo Buds ($130) are Amazon’s first foray into “true wireless” headphones, a burgeoning product category that evokes the in-ear devices that the Cybermen use to control people in Doctor Who. Considering the Echo Buds’ big...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    11 Really Unique Gifts for People Who are Tough to Please

    Stumped on what to get that person on your list who seems to already have it all? Looking for something a little less generic and a little more special? Here are some unique gift ideas that are...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    2019 Gift Guide: Nostalgic Classic Video Game Consoles

      Whether it was the novelty of the NES Classic console that caused this or how Nintendo continued and elevated the quality into the SNES Classic, the nostalgia video game console market has transformed from an experiment...

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