Reviews

Here’s a list of the products I reviewed for MacHome, Macworld, and Electronic Musician.

It’s a long scroll, and I think it will give you a sense of the breadth and depth of my consumer-technology experience; in reviewing these products, I’ve seen the development of some of the major trends that run through the industry.

If you’d like a scan of any of the reviews on this page, just ask. I’ll put in a few links to pieces that are available online.

Music Software
Flashback 1.0 (Synaptricity)
Groove Agent 3.01 (Steinberg)
Guitar Method 1.2 (eMedia)
Guitar Method 2 (eMedia)
Making More Music (Voyager)
Metro 4.0 (Cakewalk)
Music Ace 2 (Harmonic Vision)
Mu Voice 1.2 (Mu Technologies)
Songworks II (Ars Nova Software)
Virtual Sound Canvas (Roland)

Dye-Sublimation Printers
Alps MD-1300
Olympus Camedia P-200 Portable
Olympus Camedia P-300 Portable

Ink Jet Printers
Cannon BJC-85 Portable
Canon MultiPass C635 Multifunction
Canon S450
Canon S600
Epson Stylus Color 740
Epson Stylus Color 760
Epson Stylus Color 777i
Epson Stylus Color 880i
Epson Stylus Color 900
Epson Stylus Photo 750
Epson Stylus Photo EX
Epson Stylus Scan 200 Multifunction
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 1120c
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 697c
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 842c
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 882c
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 935c
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 970cxi
Lexmark Z32
Lexmark Z42
Xerox DocuPrint M760

Laser Printers
Brother HL-1050
Brother HL-1240
Brother HL-1270N
Brother MFC-8300 Multifunction
GCC Technologies Elite 12/600
GCC Technologies Elite 12/600N
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 2100TN
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 6MP
Lexmark Optra E+
Lexmark Optra E310
Lexmark Optra K1220
Lexmark Optra M410
NEC 1260N
NEC 1800N
NEC SuperScript 870
Tektronix (Xerox) Phaser 740N (Color)
Xerox Docuprint P1202

Graphics Software
Amorphium 1.0 (Play, Inc.)
ArtMatic 1.0 (U&I Software)
Bryce 4.0 (Metacreations)
Canon Photo Advanced Edition
Canon Video Home Edition
Character Chooser (Letraset)
Design & Print Studio (MacSoft)
HotTEXT (Vertigo Technololgy)
Kai’s SuperGoo (Metacreations)
Media Assistant (Microspot)
PhotoMontage (ArcSoft)
Photoshop 7.0 (Adobe)
Print Artist 4.0 (Sierra Home)
Print Explosion (Nova Development)
Print House 2000 (Corel)
The Print Shop Suite (Broderbund)
Splat! (Alien Skin Software)
Silverfast AI 6 (LaserSoft Imaging)
VueScan 7.5 (Hamrick Software)
Watch & Smile 2.0.7 (Binuscan)

Games and Related Peripherals
Ariston Technologies Joystick
CH Gamestick 3D Joystick
Lode Runner 2 (MacSoft)
TimeLapse (Baracuda Software)

Scanners
Agfa DuoScan T1200
Agfa SnapScan 1212U
Agfa SnapScan Touch
Artec 1236 USB
Canon CanoScan 5000F
Canon CanoScan LiDE 30
Epson Expression 800
Epson Perfection 636
Epson Perfection 636U
Epson Perfection 1260
Epson Perfection 2400 Photo
Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5300c
Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 3500c
Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5500c
Microtek Image Deck
Microtek ScanMaker 3600
Microtek ScanMaker X6
Microtek SlimScanC6
NEC PetiScan Portable
Olympus ES10 Film Scanner
Pacific Image Electronics 1800u (Film)
Pacific Image Electronics 1236S
Polaroid 35/LE Film Scanner
Umax Astra 1220S
Umax Astra 1220U
Umax Astra 2000U
Umax Astra 2400S
Visioneer Strobe Pro

Digital Cameras
Agfa CL-30 ePhoto
Canon PowerShot A50
Canon PowerShot S10
Connectix QuickCam VC
Epson PhotoPC 650
Epson PhotoPC 750z
Epson PhotoPC 800
Epson PhotoPC 850z
Fuji MX500
Ixla Digital DualCam 640
KB Gear Interactive Jam Cam
KB Gear Interactive Jam Cam 3.0
Kodak DC240i
Kodak DC265 Zoom
Kyocera Samaurai 2100DG
Olympus D-340R
Olympus D-400 Zoom
Olympus D-620L
Ricoh RDC-4200
Ricoh RDC-5000
Ricoh RDC-5300
Sony CyberShot DSC-F55
Sony DCR-PC1 Digital Video Camera
Sony Mavica MVC-FD81
Sony Mavica MVC-FD91
Toshiba PDR-M1

Flat-Panel Monitors
ADI Systems MicroScan 5TN
Advan AGM 15T
Apple Cinema Display
Apple Studio Display (1998)
Mitsubishi LCD-52
NEC 1525V
NEC 1525x
Nokia 800+
Philips 150p
Samsung SyncMaster 150MP
Samsung SyncMaster 570S
Silicon Graphics 1600SW
Sony CPD-M151
Sony SDM-N50
ViewSonic ViewPanel VPA138

Graphics Tablets
CalComp Creation Station Pro
KB Gear SketchBoard Studio
Wacom Graphire Tablet
Wacom Inuous Tablet

Productivity Software
Action Files (Power On Software)
BackJack (Synectics Business Solutions)
GlobalFax 1.04 (Boca Research)
Kiplinger TaxCut 1999 (Block)
Kiplinger TaxCut 2000 (Block)
MacIntax Deluxe 1999 (Intuit)
MacIntax Deluxe 2000 (Intuit)
Now Up-To-Date & Contact (Power On)
RAM Doubler 8 (Connectix)
Retrospect Express (Dantz)
ViaVoice 1.0 (IBM)

Portable Drives
Castlewood Orb SCSI Drive
Imation SuperDisk 2X Drive
Imation SuperDisk USB Drive
Iomega Zip 250 USB Drive
Iomega Zip Drive for PowerBook G3
Iomega Zip USB Drive
MacTell 8GB FireWire Drive
Newer Technolgies uDrive
Teac Floppy Drive
SmartDisk FireWire Drives
SmartDisk USB Drives
SmartDisk Bay CD-RW Drive
SmartDisk USB Floppy Drive
Western Digital 20GB FireWire Drive
Winstation SuperDisk Drive

PDAs and Related Peripherals
Handspring Visor
Handspring Visor Deluxe
Handspring Visor Edge
Handspring Visor Neo
Handspring Treo
LandWare Digital Voice Recorder
Nexian HandyGPS for Visors
Palm IIIc
Palm IIIe
Palm IIIx
Palm m125
Palm m500
Palm V
Palm Vx
Palm VII
Palm Tungsten T
Palm Zire
Sony Clié PEG-NX70V

Networking Gear
Apple AirPort
Best Data 56K USB Modem
Farallon SkyLINE HomePNA Card
OTC Telecom Wireless Ethernet
Ricochet SX Modem and Service
Viking Components 56K USB Modem

Speakers
Altec Lansing ACS65i
Cyber Acoustics Mac Audio CA-2000
Harman/Kardon SoundSticks
Logitech SoundMan X2
Pele Enterprises Apolla

Miscellaneous Hardware
Andrea Electronics NC-7100 USB Mic
Compucable iDock 2
Diamond Rio 500 MP3 Player
Dymo-CoStar LabelWriter EL60
E4 Cool DVD Internal DVD-ROM drive
Focus Enhancements TView Gold
Gee Three Stealth Serial Port
Griffin Technology iPort
Infowave PowerPrint USB
IXmicro IX3D Road Rocket Video Card
NeoPost Simply Postage
Newer Technologies MAXpwr G3
Newer Technologies FireWire Card
NuvoMedia Rocket eBook
Plantronics USB Mics
Sonnet Crescendo Upgrade Card
Telex USB Mics
VXI USB Mics

Macs
iBook (300MHz, 1999)
iBook SE (366MHz, 2000)
iMac (Original Bondi-Blue, 1998)
iMac DV SE (500MHz, 2000)
Power Mac G3 Tower (300MHz, 1998)
Power Mac G3 Tower (300MHz, 1999)
PowerBook G3 (333MHz, 1999)
PowerBook G3 (500MHz, 2000)
Power Mac G4 (500MHz, 2000)

Educational Titles
Encyclopedia Britannica CD 99
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
InfoHighway (Concept Action)
webSavant (Savant Interactive)