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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Manfrotto has announced several new carriers designed with the needs of professional photographers and videographers in mind. The first of these releases are two new Pro Light RedBee camera backpacks, built for an extensive range of users and gear. The larger of the two packs is the...
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Today, at its Special Event, in Brooklyn, NY, Apple announced several exciting hardware updates, including a refreshed MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro. MacBook Air Host Tim Cook kicked things off by unveiling the long-awaited update to the MacBook Air...
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Even by its own lofty standards, the Bose® Home Speaker™ 500 is fantastic. The setup, soundstage, and digital assistant support rank as high or higher than the other leading smart speakers. Combine that with stunning looks and arguably the most user-friendly app on the market, and it’s fair to judge...
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Today, at its Made by Google event in New York, Google debuted a slew of new products, including the Pixel 3 smartphone, Pixel Slate tablet, and the Google Home Hub. Each of the...
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LG officially has unveiled the newest addition to its V-series of smartphones, the V40 ThinQ. This latest iteration channels the innovative spirit and design quality that has made the V-series such a fan favorite and furthers that reputation with the inclusion of a groundbreaking...
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Lowepro has announced the next generation of its popular ProTactic Series of camera packs and accessories. Featuring an expanded modular system, this updated line of ruggedized carriers now boasts improved versatility, more adaptive organization, and easier access to gear—in addition to the tactical-inspired technologies that helped make the ProTactic Series one of Lowepro's top-selling product...
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Back in 2010, I was working at a liquor store in Kansas. It was August, our second hottest month, and we were in the middle of a weeklong heatwave that kept temperatures around 100 degrees for days on end. The A/C in our store was busted, so I was cranky and uncomfortable and, generally speaking, not in the best mindset to deal with nuisances of any kind. Which is why, when a large fly landed on...
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Ironically, what makes the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 such an excellent smartphone is also perhaps its biggest criticism: It looks and acts a whole lot like the Note8....
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Today, DJI unveiled the highly-anticipated follow-up to its groundbreaking Mavic Pro quadcopter: the all-new Mavic 2 series. This latest iteration comes in two separate configurations—the Mavic 2 Pro and...
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For many students, a dorm room is their first true home away from home, a place to thrive, to feel safe and comfortable, to chart out a path all their own. Unfortunately, many dorms don’t reflect all that positivity and potential at the onset, instead resembling something between a camp bunk and a barracks. So, to help take your dorm from jail cell to sanctuary, we’ve put together a list of...
3 months ago
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For students, the first year of college introduces several new hallmarks: new school, new friends, and a brand-new sense of autonomy and freedom. But sometimes that freedom leads to a bad habit or two—like dating that guy who always carries around a copy of Infinite Jest or promoting pizza to its own food group. To help fight some of these freshman failings, we’ve put together a list of our five...
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Live, from the Barclays Center in New York, Samsung unveiled its latest smartphone, the highly anticipated Galaxy Note9, along with a brand-new smartwatch, accessories, and a surprise announcement—the Galaxy Home smart speaker. Starting with the star of the show: The...
3 months ago
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The premise of Google Clips is undeniably intriguing: a hands-free camera that uses AI to capture spontaneous moments of the people and pets who matter to you, automatically. But does the Clips’ performance live up to its promise? We took it for a field test, during B&H...
3 months ago
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School is back in session, and that means it's time to outfit the favorite student in your life with the latest and greatest gear and gadgets. Topping that list should be a brand-new smartphone, capable of navigating the sometimes-challenging waters of post-elementary life. To make sure your student is well-equipped and not left holding something technologically passé, we've compiled a list of...
3 months ago
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Lowepro's new Hardside series offers serious security and "big impact protection" for all your gear. Available in four different sizes—the CS 20, 40,...
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