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Rob Sabin Posted: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments
Sony upped its soundbar game at CES with introduction of a new flagship model featuring Dolby Atmos capability, while also announcing a new mid-priced AVR.

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Rob Sabin Posted: Jan 04, 2017 Published: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments
Samsung Electronics executive vp Joe Stinziano introduces new QLED UHDTVs at 2017 CES.

New advanced UHDTVs and UHD Blu-ray players were the most notable product announcements for A/V enthusiasts at Samsung's 2017 CES press conference today.

The brand's new QLED TVs are said to push the state of the art with a new metallic-core quantum dot formulation in the backlight, one that ultimately provides the ability to deliver brighter highlights and an even wider color gamut than Samsung's top-line 2016 models.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 04, 2017 1 comments
Amid the appliances and robots, LG unveils a flood of TVs, including five new OLED series, two impossibly thin models, and many new Super UHDTVs
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jan 04, 2017 Published: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments
Braven is joining the fitness craze with four new performance-oriented wireless earphones. The in-ear models are part of the Flyte Sport series, complementing Braven's ActiveSeries. The new models are the Flyte Sport, Flyte Sport Reflect, Flyte Sport Power, and Flyte Sport Glo.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jan 04, 2017 Published: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments
As you might know, Blue Microphones makes microphones. Really good microphones, actually. The company also makes some darn nice headphones. The newest members of the family are Ella and Sadie, along with Satellite.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 04, 2017 Published: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments
The pre-CES buzz surrounding Sony was that the company would introduce OLED. Turned out the buzz was correct: The main product the company unveiled at its CES 2017 press conference was its new XBR-A1E Series BRAVIA OLED TVs.
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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments
Noel Lee, the always-energetic CEO of Monster, kicked off the Monster 2017 press conference with a bevy of sport and fitness celebrities, clearly showing where the company is focused moving into the new year.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments
In general, air purifiers have always seemed a bit like, um, smoke and mirrors to me. After all, most of them just sit in the room; and, frankly, I can never tell if they’re actually doing anything at all other than taking up space. It only took about 30 seconds for the Airmega folks to give me visual confirmation of their claim that the company’s Airmega Smart Air Purifier models remove more than 99 percent of the particulate matter in the air in the room...
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments
You might not have heard of VOXX. But I bet you're familiar with Acoustic Research, Klipsch, AudioVox, Advent, Jensen, Terk and RCA - all members of the VOXX family. The VOXX press conference today highlighted everything from Bluetooth speakers to blood-oxygen sensing earbuds and more.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments
With the ever-loving number of products that are introduced at CES each year, it never takes long before you come across a gadget that causes your brain to stop functioning for a second under the heavy processing load of trying to figure out just why in the hell something like that would ever have reason to exist. Jooki, “an award-winning, figurine-controlled wifi speaker that develops children’s independence and imagination, away from screens” fell into that category when I read the initial press release. In fact, I had absolutely no intention of even taking a cursory look at something that seemed so stupid and had such a silly name. But Jooki was at an event featuring a number of startup companies with “smart” or “connected” products, and—out of the sheer goodness of my heart—I sat through what I thought would be a quick (but painfully dull) demo. It turns out that Jooki wasn’t quite what I thought it was.

The problem is that Jooki is hard to explain in a way that does it the justice it deserves. Seeing it in action, on the other hand...

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