Sonos Studio NYC merges art, tech and music

Sonos, a company that has long pursued the perfect merger of music with technology, furthered that cause—with a strong artistic flair—as it previewed its Sonos Studio NYC experience on Sept. 30. The attraction will be open through Oct. 5th. Held at the Neue House—an experimental office space at 110 E. 25th St.—Sonos Studio NYC is more »


Vizio delivers its first sound platform for use with HDTVs

Vizio, best known for its HDTVs but now also billing itself as “America’s #1 Sound Bar company,” today launched the $249.99 Vizio 2.1 Sound Stand.

Best Buy to showcase Samsung home entertainment experience

One of the benefits of being a tech giant is that you get to play and profit in multiple markets. Even though Samsung is bracing for tougher times in the mobile arena, the company as a whole will be able to ride it out. In case you haven’t noticed, Samsung isn’t pumping the kind of marketing funds into smartphones like it used to. But if you’re more into home entertainment, the company may just be getting warmed up.

Gibson seals Philips deal, picks up WOOX Innovations

Gibson Brands has been making very deliberate strides towards the goal of creating an empire over the past few years. The path of growth has brought such companies as Onkyo and TEAC into the fold. But the most recent deal is probably the biggest and most important step towards the path of worldwide leadership in music and sound.


Review: Kicker Amphitheater BT2 Audio System

The first thing you notice about the Kicker Amphitheater BT2 Audio System is that it looks like it should be Darth Vader’s headrest. In other words, it looks pretty bad ass. You could color me intrigued. Kicker was kind enough to send me a review unit, and it’s a keeper to my ears.

Why Sonos might soon be cloned

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.

Colorful options for new Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker

I’m of the firm opinion that having one thing in a variety of colors is awesome. If I see a sweater I like, I buy it in two or three colors. I love boxes of Crayolas and baskets of Easter eggs. Bose is finally getting with some colored options for its new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III ($300), the latest entry to its SoundLink line.


The sexiest new home audio speakers for 2014

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.


CES 2014: LG Introduces Flexible OLED TV, Netflix 4K deal, webOS, HomeChat, Appliances

LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.

Samsung Reveals New 2014 Wireless Multiroom Audio, Soundbars, and More

Today seems to be the day that the press releases for CES 2014 are hitting fast and furiously. Samsung’s sprawling announcement covered all bases of the company’s audio initiative for 2014. Reflecting the growing demand for solutions that let you manage multiple audio sources, Samsung’s new multi-room offering can be extended to its 2014 flagship more »

Last-Minute Room-By-Room Home Technology Gift Guide

It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.

HomeTechTell Review: OSD Audio Sound Platform SP2.1 Table-Top Surround Sound System

If you don’t have the option, or don’t want the option, of installing a full-blown stereo system near your TV — an AV receiver, at least two speakers, all of the cabling that goes with them — this device is a very fine compromise.