Senior Staff Writer
Michael Desjardin graduated from Emerson College with a degree in media production. He is often a screenwriter, an actor, and a lover of beer and music.
Articles and Reviews by Michael Desjardin
This Futuristic Phone Is Hacker-proof and Waterproof
July 31, 2015 – It might be the toughest smartphone around, but will anyone buy it?
Panasonic TC-50CX600U 4K LED TV Review
July 17, 2015 – The price is right but the performance just barely misses the mark.
Vizio E50-C1 LED TV Review
July 15, 2015 – Although it falls short of its 2014 counterpart, this backlit TV packs a ton of value.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review
June 30, 2015 – It's a gorgeous smartphone with a solid camera, but it doesn't radically alter the One M8's blueprint.
How to Get a Real Meal Out of Instant Ramen
June 22, 2015 – These are the founding principles of instant ramen modification.
ZTE Grand X Max+ Smartphone Review
June 18, 2015 – Although shutterbugs should avoid this phone, it's still an attractive deal for bargain hunters.
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen.) Smartphone Review
June 16, 2015 – Like the Moto G that came before it, this smartphone's best feature is its value.
Hisense Is Bringing a 50-Inch 4K TV to Walmart for $598
May 26, 2015 – Can Hisense dethrone Vizio as the #1 purveyor of affordable 4K TVs?
LG Showcases 55-inch, Wallpaper-Thin OLED Panel
May 21, 2015 – This OLED display really blends into the wallpaper.
How to Keep Your Top-Siders in Top Shape
May 17, 2015 – Everything you need to know to get the most out of your boat shoes.
Can Tea Bags Full of Hops Make Bad Beer Better?
April 25, 2015 – These teabag-like pouches will introduce new flavors to your beer.
Samsung UN48JU7500 4K LED TV Review
April 16, 2015 – Middling contrast and a wonky smart platform keep this 4K TV from being all that it could be.
The Cost of a Lab-Grown Burger Has Fallen by 99.9%
April 04, 2015 – Test-tube beef could arrive sooner than we thought.
Klipsch Reference On-Ear Headphone Review
April 01, 2015 – Though comfortable, these on-ears don't perform as well as the price tag would suggest.
Sharp LC-60LE660U LED TV Review
March 20, 2015 – Before you get too excited about this TV's price, consider its flaws.
Now You Can Mail Your Friends a Lone Potato
March 20, 2015 – This business model is a little half-baked.
LG 55LB5900 LED TV Review
March 13, 2015 – A big, mediocre TV that's light on features and heavy on value
Why Do My Ice Cubes Taste Funny?
March 10, 2015 – Get to the bottom of your funky-tasting cocktails.
How to Get Salt Stains Out of Your Shoes
March 09, 2015 – Buff out that sodium for cheap.
Samsung UN40H6203 LED TV Review
March 06, 2015 – A middle-of-the-road TV made better by a smart platform