M. Brett Smith

M. Brett Smith

Brett lives in New York by way of Kansas City. He loves drones, fitness gadgets, and anything that takes him outdoors. No Wizard of Oz jokes, please. 

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For years, the Consumer Electronics Show has been home to some of the most cutting edge and innovative technologies on the planet. CES 2019 is no different, with a host of new technologies garnering attention. One of the technologies generating the most buzz is the apparent next evolution in virtual/augmented reality technology: XR. Sounds Cool, But What is It? While the exact meaning behind XR...
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CES 2019 saw the advent of a lot of new and soon-to-be-released technologies: 5G networking, roll-able TVs, and smart products so intelligent they verge on prescient. Of those new technologies, one that we're really excited about is the burgeoning field of underwater robotics. And we're not alone. A significant amount of this year's floor space was dedicated to this exciting new segment, sending...
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Google didn’t debut any new products at this year’s CES, but that didn’t stop the tech giant from making its presence known in a major way. From massive building and tram advertisements to its very own Tomorrowland-like ride, Google’s shadow (and slogan) loomed large. In lieu of new physical devices, Google announced some major updates to Google Assistant, including a new real-time language...
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LG kicked off CES 2019 with a press conference to discuss current and forthcoming product lines and technologies. First, LG Senior Vice President of Marketing David VanderWall appeared on stage to talk mobile, specifically the LG V40 ThinkQ smartphone and the future of mobile communications—5G networking. The...
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Wacom has debuted its latest pen display, the Cintiq 16HD, at CES 2019. This display is a solid addition to an already impressive roster, one that satisfies the needs of users who want something larger than the...
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Just in time for CES 2019, Sanho has unveiled the HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the Apple iPad Pro 2018. The HyperDrive Hub is a 6-in-1 multitasking marvel that adds HDMI, microSD, SD, USB Type-A, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio connectivity to your iPad Pro 2018. No more switching between...
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CES 2019 is nearly upon us, and we here at B&H couldn't be more excited. For those who don't already know, CES is the Consumer Electronics Show. It's an annual showcase for some of the biggest names and brightest up-and-coming stars in the industry to debut the latest and soon-to-be greatest consumer electronics. Over the course of four days (January 8 – 11), thousands of exhibitors will...
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Of all our holiday customs, perhaps none is more universally celebrated than the New Year’s Resolution—that time-honored tradition of personal improvement we pledge to make every new year. Often our vows focus on fitness or overall health, whether it’s to drop a few pounds, run a faster mile, or just try to be more active in general. And while we here at B&H think you’re perfect just the way...
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Choosing the year’s best smartphone is largely a subjective exercise. After all, what is best for one isn’t necessarily best for all. Different users have different needs, different budgets, and so on. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite smartphones of 2018—a register that includes something for everyone. Samsung Galaxy Note9 Even as a lifelong iPhone user, I have to admit...
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Someday, we'll look back at 2018 and remember it as part of the Golden Age of consumer drones, a time when advanced, affordable UAVs were everywhere. In fact, our biggest gripe might be that there were too many quality options available. To help you sort through the over-abundance of aerial excellence, we've put together a list of nine distinctive drones that manage to separate themselves from...
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Products featuring smart assistants continued to sell at a blistering pace in 2018, further cementing their roles in our everyday lives and all but guaranteeing a future where interacting with a hyper-intelligent digital ghost is the norm. But, despite this continued surge in ownership, smart assistants remain an unknown quantity for many—What are they? What can they do? How do I get one? To help...
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This year, 2018, was another banner year for smartwatches and wearables, with worldwide sales of individual units nearly doubling last year’s numbers. Driving these figures were the usual suspects—Fitbit, Apple, and Garmin—but there were also some quality devices from companies like Samsung and Suunto. We’ve compiled the very best of these devices into our list of top wearables of 2018. Fitbit...
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The holidays are nipping at our heels, which means it’s time to unfurl those shopping lists, unfreeze your credit cards, and cast aside any concerns about cost or consequence. However, if you’re not feeling so cavalier with your capital—fear not. We’ve compiled a list of 50 great gifts, all less than $50 each. We’re talking stocking stuffers, high-quality bargain-buys, and all-around great gear...
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While not an entirely novel concept, handheld gimbals had something of a breakthrough in 2018. Companies big and small pushed out some truly remarkable stabilizers, including those capable of supporting pro-grade setups like DSLR and mirrorless cameras—not to mention smartphones and even some action cams. Here are some of our favorites: DJI Ronin-S Best Features: 3-Axis Stabilization, High Load...
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To make our list of best adventure drones, we came up with some specific criteria. First, it must travel easily. Sure, the DJI Inspire 2 is an absolute marvel, but it’s not exactly a cinch to lug around. Second, it must feature strong Follow Me technology—i.e., the ability to track a moving target...
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