CES 2015

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
The Alpha VS21 sound base is the first TV sound solution from PSB and therefore the first one to be tweaked by celebrity speaker designer Paul Barton.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
What? A smart phone? In Sound & Vision magazine? S&V never covers phones. True, we usually leave that chore to others. But in this case, we'll make an exception. This phone, one that surely you've never heard of, caught our attention because of its size.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
Wi-Fi dead spots can be a problem, especially if you have a sizeable home. To get wireless Internet connectivity to a bedroom at the opposite end from where your Wi-Fi router is set up very well might require a range extender—Linksys’ N600 PRO, for instance.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
A number of new 4K Ultra HDTVs (in the Diamond line) and 1080p Full HD TVs (in the Emerald line) were announced at the show by Amtran/JVC. The DM65USRLCD is a 65-inch, 4K set favorably reviewed in our February/March 2015 issue (right in photo). There's also a 55-inch Diamond model at $899 and a new 85-incher (left), expected to hit stores later this month at the remarkable price of $7,500.
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.

Lauren Dragan  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
Audeze, the oft-lauded makers of planar magnetic cans, announced the release of the EL-8, their first more-portable planar magnetic headphones.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
Haier is a Chinese brand less well known here than TCL or Hisense, much less Vizio, Samsung, or Sony. It did show some very nice looking sets in a large, tastefully decorated booth, but like Changhong above, it needs to increase its market presence significantly before most consumers will recognize its name.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
It seems that every single company is coming out with a new fitness product. Fit is in - who knew? Audio-Technica has had an impressive selection in the past, but these new SonicSport earphones are certainly up for a long day at the gym, track or in the saddle.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
A small-scaled but pleasing Dolby Atmos upmix demo unfolded in Atlantic Technology's room at the Venetian, uniting the company's new sound base and existing Atmos add-on modules.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
LG demonstrated its newly designed Web OS 2 that will be available on their 2015 TVs. Web OS has a number of new streaming partners and will now include integration when connected to your set top box. Users will be able to display program guides from their TV provider and control a connected set top box then quickly switch to other apps including online streaming services.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
IOGEAR’s Universal Dock with 4K monitor support extends the capabilities of your desktop, laptop, or Ultrabook so it can connect to pretty much anything, 4K TVs included. Even if you neglected to take advantage of half of the connectivity options that it provides, you’d still get a gooey, good feeling knowing you have almost unlimited means to make a hook-up.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
While Emotiva's powered speakers and pre-pro aren't new, they did combine to provide one of the few surround demos at the Venetian.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
The competition among smart speakers is heating up. In fact, it is already red hot. There are any number of choice products to choose from, with more pouring in. Another new entry is the Avy smart speaker from Zettaly. This is an Android-powered speaker with a couple of nice twists.

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.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
3D was hardly a presence at this year’s show, and aside from a small 3D video wall at the LG booth most of the action was on glasses-free 3D designs...

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