Archive | April 22, 2011

Jamo S 606 HCS 3 Review – Floorstanding / Home Theater speaker system


Introduction

While not yet very well known in US, Jamo has quite a tradition in Europe (originally Denmark) as a speaker manufacturer company selling over 11 million speakers until 1998. Currently the brand is owned by Klipsch being purchased in 2005 and it seems to be part of an aggressive promotion on the US market considering the low price some of their speaker systems are currently selling for.
I was thinking for a while to replace my old Sony SS-MF600H based home theater system with something better while keeping the price low and found the Jamo S 606 HCS 3 speaker system Studio series home theater speaker system at Amazon for the quite low price of $400 shipped (not $350 shipped) and no taxes. They looked very good in the photos so I decided to buy them (without ever listening to them) and a week later a huge and heavy box arrived to my door. Its content is the subject of this review.

Unpacking

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Nook Color April Release to arrive on Monday April 25, brings Flash and App Store

If various rumors are to be believed, the highly anticipated April release destined to transform Nook Color officially in a tablet expanding its eReader capabilities will arrive sometime on Monday, April 25 2011. While there is not yet an official announcement, various posts from B&N employees tend to point toward this date.

Initially announced by HSN for mid-April, the update coincides with a change in how B&N markets the Nook Color. On their website, Nook Color is not called an eReader anymore but “The Reader’s Tablet”, an obvious sign B&N looks for a more universal usage for its device. And, if the numbers say anything, they are going to succeed. With over 3 million Nook Color sold in less than a year, B&N is on the second place in terms of units sold, behind only iPad.

Check back here on Monday for a quick review of the new software version, or if you really want an open device, visit our series of article about how to root the Nook Color and convert it in a full featured tablet with market and Android 2.3.

Update: It’s alive!