Yesterday, Sonos, the company that invented and popularized the wireless multi-room audio category more than a decade ago, nobly released its patents in an announcement on the company’s blog. The company says that by doing so, other speaker manufacturers can benefit from their investment in research over the years. Sonos hopes this will foster creativity within the home audio category.
While you won’t find all of these products in America, and many of them are made to order, there are some unusual, and in some instances, downright awesome, electronics to be found on the WWW. Here are some of the more interesting products we’ve stumbled upon using the Houzz app. Whether you laugh, cry, or get out your wallet, we hope you enjoy these bizarre finds.
Yesterday was the Luxury Technology Show in New York, and there were a lot of high-end, not to mention high-ticket, items on display. Here are some of the coolest products from a few of the manufacturers on display for you to buy or covet, depending on your budget.
There are a lot of audio solutions out there these days that are meant to make getting better sound in your living room easier and without your loved ones calling the design police on you. The sound base is a great solution for those who don’t can’t mount a TV on the wall and don’t have space in front of a TV for a deep speaker or tall speaker (like a sound bar). The sound base sits under the TV and can withstand its weight without a problem.
There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.
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Getting good sound from your speakers means knowing that the room where they live is a large part of the equation. Whether it is a surround sound receiver with a built-in mic that takes room measurements and adjust speakers based on feedback or a professional acoustician to dial-in a more sophisticated room, tweaking the way more »
LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.
At HomeTechTell, we’re all about design-oriented AV solutions as homeowners demand products that perform well and look great or are altogether hidden. And while we haven’t heard these new speakers from Soundfreaq, we can’t deny, they’re pretty fun to look at. The Double Spot ($119, above) is a mid-century modern-inspired stereo speaker designed for the more »
WinAmp, one of the oldest media players out there, was scheduled for termination December 20th, despite widespread protest. According to TechCrunch, a stay of execution has been granted by Belgian radio conglomerate Radionomy. Radionomy has some 6,000 stations in its catalog already, with an emphasis on a do-it-yourself platform that anyone can use to create more »
With the ever-growing trend of networked home-entertainment gadgets and gear, a strong home network is a must, but not a given. To get the most out of your IP-based toys, here are a few tips for making sure your network is ready and optimized for smooth operation:
Spotify and LG just announced the availability of the service on LG Smart TVs. For Premium users, the Spotify TV app gives you access to more than 20 million songs, and is compatible with all 2013 model LG Smart TVs. You can also share music and playlists with friends via Facebook. Kewl. For those of you who already more »