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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
Manufacturers are starting to realize that some folks locate their televisions where the back is visible. In the past the rear panel hasn’t exactly been a showpiece, but this TCL design shouldn’t embarrass anyone.
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 06, 2016 1 comments
Most battery-powered smoke detectors are designed to give a warning when the battery is running low, and that’s a good thing. On the other hand, it’s almost inevitable that your smoke detector will wait until the middle of the night before it starts emitting that purposely annoying chirp warning sound. The Roost Smart Battery For Smoke Alarms is a dead-simple, very affordable device that will prevent middle-of-the-night chirping and also add some smarts to your “dumb” smoke alarm.
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 06, 2016 1 comments
Parent company Invoxia calls Triby “the next generation voice-controlled speaker for the kitchen”, which is a relatively boring, generic description for a device that is much more exciting than that tag line makes it seem to be. And now that Triby is “the first third-party device to announce integration with the Amazon Alexa Voice Service” it’s even more exciting.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
We had a word with Onkyo USA marketing director Kevin Brannan about the future of two storied A/V receiver brands now that Onkyo is in the midst of absorbing Pioneer.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 06, 2016 4 comments
Andrew Jones speaker demos have been reliable crowdpleasers at CESes going back many years. Having decamped from TAD and Pioneer to the German company ELAC, he continues to impress.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 06, 2016 7 comments
The Imagine XA is PSB's entry into the Dolby Atmos (and DTS:X) enabled speaker category.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
When is a mono-block amp a home theater product?
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
Audioengine drew on the tradition of its bestselling A5+ and A2+ wireless powered speakers when designing new step-up models.
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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
For decades, First Alert has manufactured products designed to keep families safe through smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Onelink takes the company’s legacy forward into the connected world with a group of products designed to protect and inform you no matter where you are. One of the coolest monitoring products I ran across was the new Wi-Fi Envirocam that is designed to give peace of mind to parents and caretakers alike.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
“Works with Apple HomeKit” was a common theme among many of the new automation companies demonstrating at the International Consumer Electronics Show, and Elgato’s Eve family of devices offers some very affordable options to quickly and easily bring smarts and Siri-based control to your home.

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