After being buzzed about for quite some time, 4K TV sets are finally becoming a somewhat affordable consumer option. One of those carrying the 4K display flag is Vizio and their P-Series line. Ranging in size from 50" to 70", the Ultra HD televisions offer an insanely crisp picture, the ability to upscale 1080p, and retail prices that are not astronomical. With up to 72 active LED zones, the backlighting adapts in a detailed manner for even greater sharpness and color. While content is still in its infancy, you can watch UHD shows from Netflix or just upscale HD shows. It's the start of the coming 4K revolution.
We appreciate when brands like Johnnie Walker don’t just rest on their laurels. Instead of crafting some bland 30-second spot, the creative team behind the Scotch came up with this short film starring Jude Law. ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’ will make you want to pour a few fingers, hit the sea, and even maybe learn ... continue reading
Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
We know you probably already have at least one of the three most popular streaming set top boxes on the market, but you're still going to want an Amazon Fire TV. The tech specs alone put it far above the competitors: quad-core processor (most others are single-core), 2GB of memory (most others are 512MB), Certified ... continue reading
Sports Illustrated has gone ahead and given us Christmas early this year with a behind the scenes look at Kate Uptons' Zero Gravity Photoshoot. Wearing only a gold bikini, and tumbling back to earth at a 45 degree angle does provide some interesting footage. Be sure to pick up the 2014 Swimsuit Issue for more.
We're always looking for thinner wallets to avoid sporting a Costanza. Unfortunately a paper thin wallet usually only accommodates a few essentials.. That means that gift card you've been hanging on to since your birthday gets left in a drawer to be forgotten. But thanks to Coin, you can bring just one card and still ... continue reading
Little devices that let your stream online videos from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your TV aren't new. What the Chromecast from Google does offer, however, is a price tag significantly lower than most of the other options out there. For 35 bucks, just pick up a Chromecast, plug it into any HDTV, and connect it ... continue reading
Cable boxes are clunky and feel like old electronic eyesores in our minimal entertainment setup. If you're ready to abandoned your old friend the cable box, consider Fan TV. The stylish device allows you to watch live TV, DVR shows, and stream as well. Perhaps the coolest thing about Fan TV, however, is the button-less ... continue reading
Putting a strong emphasis on things that aren't video games, Microsoft debuted the new Xbox One this afternoon. Don't get us wrong, the games look sick (at least the EA Sports ones they showed off along with a few others), but the way the device lets you interact is really awesome. Power the unit up by simply saying, ... continue reading
How many times have been watching a video on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android, smartphone, tablet, etc. while you were sitting on your couch? Unless you're nothing like us, there's probably a TV less than twenty feet away that it would look and sound much better on. Why don't you want it on the Apple TV you already ... continue reading
Skype has been the greatest thing for some (beautiful people) and the worst for others (Steve Buscemi). Still, no matter where you fall on the Adonis scale, you're going to want to both look your best and see the person you're chatting with in their best light as well. Doing this on your phone or your crummy laptop ... continue reading
When Apple first rolled out the iPad, we immediately knew we'd be shelling out the extra cash for the 64 gig model. Sure, there was a very good chance that was far more storage than we'd need, but we were quite aware we'd be cramming that thing with a ton of videos. Letting that audio and video sit idly by is not ... continue reading
iPhones. Blackberries. iPads. Droids. iPods. Regardless of what your mobile device of choice is, they all have one thing in common—the battery is never big enough. Sooner or later, you're going to need a tether yourself to a wall outlet for a while or there's not going to be any Angry Birds in your near future. Or ... continue reading
The only thing we lose more frequently than our keys is the remote. Programming our brand spanking new universal remote to work with the tv, apple tv, Comcast box, receiver, media computer, Roku box and the lights was the single greatest victory we achieved since college... and then we lost it. We found it eventually, ... continue reading
Creating high quality video without what we like to call the "Blair Witch Effect" is damn near impossible unless you have crazy expensive equipment. We love the fact that the DSLR can record HD video, but we spent enough money on the rig already that we don't want to spend another couple thousand on a steadycam setup ... continue reading
Be completely honest here people, if you still pay for cable TV you only do it to get your sports fix (potentially to host a Super Bowl party) and watch Food Network with the lady (we secretly watch it even when she's not around.) Between Netflix and Hulu, the mobile device apps, the TV networks posting things on their ... continue reading