50-best-iphone-games-gear-patrol-lead
50 Best Mobile Games
The top iPhone and iPad addictions.
BEST-GYM-BAGS-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD
10 Best Gym Bags
For all kinds of workouts.
bourbon-buying-guide-gear-patrol-lead
15 Great Bourbons
Top grade taste at the right price.
best-bargain-drivers-cars-gear-patrol-lead
10 Bargain Driver's Cars
Fast cars can still be a steal.
skip to main navigation
MEDIA-STREAMERS-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD
Read More

Streaming Consciousness

Net Flicks: Cut the Cord With These Great Set-Top Boxes

Nowadays media streaming devices offer dramatically improved user experiences, access to a wide range of content at 1080p, and price tags easily within anyone’s budget, making it easier than ever to cut the cable company’s iron umbilical cord. We’ve selected the top five that should satiate any media user, aficionado to amateur.

Google-Nexus-Q-Gear-Patrol-Final
Read More

Rounding it out

Google Nexus Q

It can’t provide an array of covert weapons for getting out of a bind or a good scolding, but Google’s new Nexus Q ($299) accessory does allow Android users to stream video and music content from Google’s Play applications as well as YouTube to their home theater. In fact, anyone with an Android device connected…

D-Link-DIR-505-Gear-Patrol
Read More

Nimble Networker

D-Link DIR-505 All-In-One Mobile Companion

D-Link’s All-In-One Mobile Companion is a new travel accessory designed to take the headaches out of setting up a wireless network on the road. Packed inside the mouse-sized cube is a Wireless-N router, USB recharger, and an ethernet port for those in search of faster wired speeds. The small cube can just as easily be…

10-home-theater-gear-we-want-gear-patrol-lead
Read More

Home sweet home theater

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Home Theater Buff

As rabid movie, music fans and gamers, we’re always on the hunt for gear that can push our home entertainment experience to 11 (much to our better half’s chagrin). This roundup includes some of our favorite home theater products out today that we’d love to host in our living room. Continues after the jump.

Roku_LT_Gear_Patrol
Read More

Boxed and Loaded

Roku LT

The entry point for accessing any kind of streaming media service on your TV just got even lower. For $50, Roku’s new LT model can stream over 300 different content services in 720p to virtually any TV out there. All you really need to care about though is Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, Pandora, EPIX,…

boxee-box-giveaway-gear-patrol
Read More

Your Media, All in One Place

Boxee Box by D-Link (Sponsored)

Tired of shelling out cash every month to your local cable provider for channels you never watch? Well the Boxee Box is the best solution currently on the market for letting you access all of the digital content you love sans a monthly subscription. Its strange exterior isn’t the most home theater friendly design we’ve…

apple-tv-gear-patrol
Read More

Apple's Hobby Gets Serious

New Apple TV

Well what do we have here? Apple seems to be taking their AppleTV “hobby” a bit more seriously with the release of the all-new, um, AppleTV ($99). The new AppleTV comes in at a quarter the size of its predecessor and housed in a home theater-friendly black matte finish. The remarkable shrinkage (the good kind)…

zaggbox_with_remote
Read More

Watch Your Media Anywhere and On Any Device

ZAGGbox Media Center & Streamer

ZAGG is a company known mainly for their InvisibleSHIELD skins that are designed to “protect” just about every portable device on the market, that is if you can manage to stick them on straight. So we were naturally surprised to learn of the company’s move into the realm of home theater and digital content through…

popbox-gear-patrol2
Read More

Could This Be the Media Streamer We've Been Waiting For?

Syabas Popbox Digital Media Streamer

Those of you following our gadgetry coverage may remember Gear Patrol’s review of the robust media streaming beast known as the Popcorn Hour A-110 earlier in the fall. While our thoughts were undoubtedly positive, one caveat we did mention was that its infinite hackability and functionality did come at the cost of ease of use…