Sceptre offers color LED HDTV for back-to-school

Even though the summer heat may be far from over, vacation and fun are about to come to a screeching halt. That’s right; August is back-to-school month. While some kids may be groaning, their respective parents could very well be rejoicing! There’s nothing like having more freedom and quiet in a house that has just more »

TechnologyTell Review: Belkin WeMo Crock-Pot

The internet-of-things is actually starting to turn into the internet-of-everything. Before long, almost everything can be accessed or operated through an app and mobile device. Naturally, some products are better-fit for remote operation than others. One of the latest “smart” appliances to hit the household is Belkin’s WeMo Crock-Pot, which is available now. You get more »

Review: Pinnacle Power One HT 200 all in one speaker system

From HomeTechTell First of all it is insanely easy to set up, wait a minute, it’s almost like, “What set up?!” The toughest part was finding time my sister could come over and help me move my 50-inch plasma off the stand, and position the Power One HT 200 under it, then lift the plasma back on top of it. Power One HT 200 measures 38" Wide x 5" High x 15" Deep (including grille) and has a weight of 27 pounds…if you have back problems, I suggest to unbox and position you get some help as I did..…even if you are a hunky guy. Read the full post on HomeTechTell »

Review: Pinnacle Power One HT 200 all in one speaker system

To say I’m busy is a serious understatement. So much so,that when the folks at Pinnacle asked me if I wanted to review their Power One HT 200 all in one speaker system, I hesitated. Not that I didn’t want to do it, it’s just that time has become a commodity to me not unlike 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.

TechnologyTell Review: SmartCam 110 Camera

Right now, surveillance is growing in popularity. Manufacturers have been providing cost-effective video cameras that can be easily accessed from mobile devices. The days of convoluted and/or expensive home monitoring is long gone. Besides, there’s an element of DIY self-satisfaction you get by doing the work yourself instead of hiring a service. A trio of more »

Harman unveils Infinity Reference Series of speakers and subwoofers

Harman today introduced its new Infinity Reference Series of loudspeakers, with an emphasis as much on their iF Product Design Award-winning industrial design as their sound. offers new solution for midnight bathroom trips

e3light Group released a new solution for home lighting outside the realm of overhead lighting and lamps. If ever you’ve woken in the middle of the night and felt the agony of flipping the light switch just to find your way to the bathroom, is for you– so, everybody. Essentially taking nightlights to the next level–adulthood, more »

Emberlight provides wireless smarts to regular bulbs

There’s been a boom of wireless-enabled smart bulbs over the past year or so. Although many will recognize popular models such as LIFX and Philips Hue, you can search Amazon and find plenty of options for Bluetooth wireless light bulbs. Some of them even have built-in speakers so you can remotely control both lights and more »

Doors open via Bluetooth with Genie Smart Lock

One of the tests of manhood involves carrying all the groceries into the house in a single trip. Even as our spouse heads to unlock and open the front door before turning around to help, we’ve already collected each bag and shut the trunk. As we shuffle with loaded arms, lifting over bushes, twisting through more »

McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Wadia adopt DTS Play-Fi for wireless whole-home audio

DTS today announced that McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia have joined the “DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.” Play-Fi allows you to play music from a smartphone, tablet or PC wirelessly over your home’s WiFi network to as many Play-Fi connected speakers as you’d like. It’s a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay, which of course is best suited for an Apple-centric home entertainment system.

Is Your Home Smarter Than You?

Automobiles, POS systems for businesses and even phones have gotten “smarter” over the years. As innovation continues at an incredible pace, technology companies are literally moving to the home front to test out new products. Connected homes are likely to be the next big thing in smart technology, explains this article on CNN. With all the algorithms more »