CES 2015

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Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Most equipment stands just hold your gear. The Bell’o Manhattan is one of two Bell’o stands to which you can add a fireplace module and keep things warm and toasty...
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 10, 2015  |  5 comments
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has named the future 4K Blu-ray format “Ultra HD Blu-Ray.”
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
It’s hard to get big bass sound from a small, portable player, but the Braven Balance, debuting at CES seems to make it work.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
The BRV-PRO is: rugged, manly, ready for adventure, and has solar charging. Interestingly, most of those attributes also apply to me. But I digress. The new BRV-PRO is one of many portable Bluetooth speakers. But it is differentiated by its family of modular attachments that add to its utility and fun.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
The coolest bits of technology can often come from someone looking at the same problem everyone else has but seeing a new and better way to fix it. Every been awakened at 3 AM to the dreadful CHIRP! from a smoke alarm? Ever heard the chirping and then had to wander around the house trying to figure out which detector it is that is making the infernal racket? What if you were away at work or on vacation and your house caught fire…wouldn’t you like to know about it before you came home to find the smoldering ruins of Pompeii where your home theater used to be? These are all problems solved in a brilliantly simple manner by Roost.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
The Bryston BDA3 DAC has four HDMI ins and one out, bridging the gap between high-end two-channel systems and high-res goodness available on Blu-ray.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 10, 2015  |  1 comments
In November 1969, West Germany launched the Azur, the country’s first scientific satellite, into space. At CES Cambridge Audio launched the Azur 851N, the company’s flagship upsampling network music player that takes any incoming audio signals up into the high-resolution stratosphere.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 10, 2015  |  0 comments
Initially billed as “The first smart home security device for everyone”, it’s taken some time for Canary, to go from Indiegogo sensation to real product implementation. Canary was only looking to raise $100,000 during its crowdfunding campaign in July of 2013. By Aug 26th, they’d succeeded in collecting $1,961,663. Canary is finally shipping to U.S. backers now, and new retail deliveries should begin by...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
On my walk from the Westgate hotel to the convention center I passed through the North Hall and ran into...a car show! Well not exactly, though most major car makers had room on the show floor. The emphasis was on car electronics and electronic car accessories.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
I spotted the Chinese TV make Changhong at last year’s CES. But their booth was modest with little traffic. This year they made a big show of it, with ladies in Chinese garb bringing in the crowds...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
TCL is one of the Chinese HDTV makers vying for attention at CES. While still little known in this country, the company claims to have produced 30 million HDTVs this year, the bulk of them going, so far, to markets other than the U.S. (most, of course, were sold in China). The company has 75,000 employees, with 23 R&D facilities, 21 manufacturing bases, and markets in 80 countries. It’s also building a new panel factory (it also sells panels to other manufacturers, some of them outside of China, for use in their sets). That factory will be 70% devoted to making TFT LCD panels and, interestingly, 30% to OLED.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Soon you’ll be able to interact with many popular TV shows without leaving your TV screen. Cognitive Networks showed off its “smarter TV” technology. Currently built into LG TVs, the technology enhances TV viewing by bringing content typically found on a second screen (your tablet) directly to the TV.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Ultra HDTV will soon be divided into two tiers: lame, regular old UHD, and awesome, premium-grade UHD. How will you know which grade to get when you fill up at the pump—I mean, visit an electronics store?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
If adding a USB DAC to your system would be one box too many, Creek offers one with a CD slot, so you might eliminate the disc player.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
You're actually looking at two separate products from Crystal Acoustics, with two Cuby wireless speakers flanking a Teevy soundbar.