CES 2016

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Mark Fleischmann  |  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.
John Sciacca  |  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.

John Sciacca  |  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.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
There were no shortage of smart locks on display at CES, but the one that truly takes security to the next level is SecuRAM’s Genesis. Not only does the lock have an incredibly high-end, solid and luxurious look, it uses state of the art biometric technology to “analyze the vascular pattern below the epidermal layer of your finger to authenticate.”

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Skybuds look like ordinary wireless earbuds, but they have so much more going for them.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Urbanears is known for edgy, stylish headphones and it's exciting to see cool-looking headphones and earbuds that can handle the toughest workouts while looking good and sounding better.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  1 comments
Beyer’s T5p was an excellent headphone and gained a certain audiophile following. According to Beyer, the Second Generation version offers improved tuning with slightly more bass, and some different building materials, as well as the ability to operate in a balanced mode.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Samson is known in the studio world and educational forums as a supplier of good, solid, reliable headphones. At CES 2016, they’re showing off a new line of headphones that cater to both the artist and the end-user.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Sennheiser advises that the new and improved version of its HD 800 is “one step closer to perfection.” It’s dangerous for marketing people to throw around the “p-word” but in the case of the HD 800, the claim isn’t entirely specious. The HD 800 is very highly regarded and the new HD 800 S is said to be even better.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Everyone and their brother (and mother) are making headphones these days, but Audio-Technica has been doing it for far longer than most. They continue to refine their designs, and are showing five new or upgraded headphones in their High Fidelity line.

Rob Sabin  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
The introduction of a flagship Ultra HDTV and a smattering of lifestyle products were among the key video and audio announcements at Sony’s pre-show CES press conference, but the booth demonstration of a remarkable prototype backlight technology may prove to the be most significant news for Sound & Vision readers.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
The UHD Alliance introduces the "ultra H Premium" spec for TVs and reveals goals for 2016.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Nestled among LG's home appliance announcements was word that the brand is introducing a line of Super UHD LCD/LED TVs and showing it's first 8K TV, but there was no mention of an Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Rob Sabin  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
The message from Chinese TV maker Hisense to its competition at CES on Tuesday was muted but still clear: Duck and cover, because we’re coming for you.

In a pre-show press conference that was short on product demos but refreshingly business-like and informative, the owners of the leading TV brand in China for the last 13 years running and the number 3 brand globally laid out their plans for conquering the U.S. market.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
China's TCL announces four LCD TV lines, including one with Dolby Vision high-dynamic range capability.

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