Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, Macworld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living in the San Francisco bay area. jjacobi@pcworld.com

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Studio One 5 Professional review: A top-notch, unique competitor for Logic X

Version 5 of Presonus's Studio One (think Logic X) adds a clever live show control module to an equally unique project mastering section, as well as notation editing, MPE support, and upgraded FX. The kicker is that you can now rent its unique features monthly for $15

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Hot-rod your home network with multi-gig wired ethernet—for far less coin than you might think

Falling prices for multi-gig (2.5/5/10GbE) equipment make upgrading your network to a faster standard very affordable.

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Hisense H9G 4K UHD TV review: Excellent color and HDR performance for the price

Hisense's H9G 4K UHD TV offers an excellent picture for the price. It's available only in 55-inch and 65-inch flavors, but if that's what you're shopping for, it should be on your short-list.

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Owl Car Cam review: 24-hour surveillance redefines the dash cam

The Owl Car Cam combines a clever, ground-breaking design with instant video uploads via LTE for 24-hour car security. However, the Android app, HDR for low-light video, and GPS video watermarking are key features it lacks.

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Sabrent HB-SIMC Thunderbolt 3 Hub review: The front iMac ports you've always wanted

Sabrent's HB-SIMC port extender marries with the look and feel of the iMac while making USB and card slot access far easier

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QNAP TS-253D NAS review: 2.5GbE, PCIe expansion, and HDMI output make for a kickin' home server

QNAP's handsome NAS box offers dual 2.5GbE ports and a PCIe slot for adding 10GbE, SSDs, or both. It can also play multimedia directly to an attached 4K display.

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Sabrent XTRM-Q SSD review: 8TB of pocket-sized Thunderbolt 3/USB storage

Sabrent leverages the power of their Rocket Q NVMe SSD in this small but fast, dual-interface speedster. It’s also available with up to 8TB of capacity.

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Tribit XFree Go headphone review: Amazing sound, great price, and one glaring flaw

The Tribit XFree Go headphones punch far above their weight, sonically: sadly, the controls locked up after an hour or so of sustained use.

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Anker Soundcore Rave Neo review: Fat, punchy bass for the dance floor

This oversized Bluetooth speaker not only pumps the volume and the bass, it delivers a light show and syncs with other Soundcore speakers, too.

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Samsung Q90T 4K UHD TV review: Samsung tweaks an already great smart TV

Samsung's Q90T is a minor but welcome improvement over what was already one of the best 4K UHD LCD TVs on the market. The bigger news might be that Samsung has ditched the One Connect breakout box.

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OWC Envoy Pro EX USB-C review: A fast, vast, and tough external SSD

OWC’s Envoy Pro EX USB-C portable SSD is one of those rare products that lives up to the “Pro” moniker. With up to 4TB of capacity, excellent performance and and honest-to-goodness IP67 certification, it’s the real deal.

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Aukey SK-M30 Eclipse Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish design and satisfactory sound

Aukey's SK-M30 Eclipse is an affordable and very attractive Bluetooth speaker. The sound doesn't quite live up to its looks, but it's very good for the price.

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Sony X800H 4K UHD TV review: This 65-inch TV has a great feature set for the price

Sony's X800H offers a good image with outstanding motion compensation, though the lack of local dimming means weak blacks. But the overall experience is top-notch thanks to some sweet interface tweaks and a redesigned remote.

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Universal Audio Luna review: Look out Logic and Pro Tools, here comes the Luna-verse

UA’s new DAW is tied to the company’s Thunderbolt audio interfaces, but it’s attractively rendered, sounds fantastic, takes analog emulation to the nth degree, and offers infinite undo/redo. Once mature, it could give Pro Tools and Logic a run for their money.

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Tribit StormBox Micro BTS10 review: The more affordable micro Bluetooth speaker

A surprising amount of sound and thump emanates from this palm-sized speaker, modeled after the Bose SoundLink Micro and JBL Clip.

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