Monoprice: King of Cut-Rate Cables, Expands

Intros ‘Carbon Collection’ of Home Décor Items Monoprice, the company most successful at pursuing a low-price, cut-rate strategy in regards to cables, adapters, and accessories, and the bane of many upscale cable companies in the consumer electronics space, has continued … Continue reading

Best Buy Rebranding Reverses Historic Course

Best Buy has launched a corporate rebranding that is both sweeping in style and represents a shocking reversal of course, undoing much of its original mission that was created when founder Dick Schulze, President Brad Anderson and crew launched an … Continue reading

New Research: Are Smart Speakers a Trojan Horse?

Majority Say They Use Smart Speaker to Shop New research conducted by NPR and Edison Research has revealed what is likely the key motivation for Amazon and Google to aggressively attack the mass market by offering attractive smart speaker products … Continue reading

Are Amazon Geeks Geekier than Best Buy’s?

Amazon Tests In-Home Installations Recode is reporting that Amazon is testing an installation service for smart home products in several key test markets – in direct competition with Best Buy’s Geek Squad. While these two giants battle over the rights … Continue reading

HARD TIME: Vann’s Ex-CEO Gets 5+ Years in Federal Prison

Judge: ‘…Arrogance, That Defies Explanation’   In February, we reported that George Leslie Manlove was convicted on approximately 170 out of a total of 200 Federal felony counts stemming from his tenure as CEO of the now-defunct Vann’s Electronics & … Continue reading

Radio Shack’s 2nd Bankruptcy in 2 Years; The Era of The Gadget is Over

In yet another clear sign that the era of the gadget is over, once prodigious gadget-seller Radio Shack files for bankruptcy on Wednesday…again. This is the second bankruptcy filing for the company in just two years. A strategy of partnering with … Continue reading