Video: Testing headphones


Celebrities from Kanye West to Lady Gaga are touting headphones for Beats by Dr. Dre. We brought those into our lab for testing, as well as models from Bose, Sony, Panasonic, and more

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Sound byte: Barnes & Noble Nook tablet computer


The Barnes & Noble Nook tablet is one of the best performers we’ve seen to date in the category of tablets that cost $250 and under, and it can be used for a wide variety of functions. On a recent Into Tomorrow radio show with Dave Graveline, Consumer Reports senior electronics editor Donna Tapellini discussed some highlights from the Nook tablet lab tests

Electronics are infiltrating everything we use, and the halls of 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas are now home to the manufacturers and suppliers of the consumer electronics that we call automobiles. Amid acres of gizmos, Delphi displayed their “MyFi Connecting with Safety Vehicle”—an electronic smorgasbord of what is possible in today’s connected car

First look review: Sony PlayStation 3D Display


The Sony PlayStation 3D Display , a full-HD1080p 24-inch display for gamers, won’t replace your entertainment center, but it works well for gamers who are eager to try out 3D and don’t have a lot of extra cash to burn. At $400, the display is a decent value: It comes packaged with a game, an HDMI cable, and one pair of active-shutter 3D glasses.

Audi brought some interior bits from the upcoming A3 redesign to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. While the console, dash, and other pieces on exhibit don’t give any hints of what the exterior of the redesigned compact will look like, the display makes a dandy way to show some new features coming to Audi Connect

As lightbulbs move from disposable to durable they’re turning up in some unexpected places.

Navigation data provider Telenav launched a new app called Scout at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is designed to provide personalized navigation, entertainment, and convenience features across different platforms, including a smart phone, the car, or a personal computer.

CES 2012 Video: The hot products to watch


There are hundreds of thousands of products on display at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Only a handful caught the eyes of the Consumer Reports experts attending the trade show, however

The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxxx, available from Verizon in the coming weeks for $300 with a two-year contract, has the biggest battery ever squeezed into a smart phone: a 3,300 mAh Li Ion one.