CES 2015

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Paradigm uses a new kind of tweeter lens in its Prestige line.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  1 comments
Consumer alert: we’ve all been misled for years, with companies selling us wireless headphones with wires. While they might use Bluetooth to wirelessly transmit the signal from the player to the headphones, typically there is still a cable of some sort connecting the left and right earpieces. HearNotes is truly wireless – or WireFree as they like to say.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Isn't that one beautiful on-wall?
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
In a hidden room on the show floor, LG was showing two prototype High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K sets (not shown in the photo here). One was an LCD design with full-array backlighting (full-array will be found in best HDR LCD sets, when they arrive in stores), the other an OLED...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
In a couple of months, Cambridge Audio will be shipping a couple of receivers.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Part rock legend, part entrepreneur, part evangelist, part curmudgeon, Neil Young held a press briefing on Tuesday. Mr. Young and his PonoMusic venture have enjoyed considerable media exposure lately and the CES is perhaps the juiciest venue of them all. At a Hi-Res Audio event, Mr. Young reiterated his passion for Pono. And, the press was informed of an interesting partnership.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Still not stoked about 3D TV? How about an 8K-res 3D LED TV that doesn’t require glasses—one that’s 110 inches?
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Or so goes the old saying. BloomSky, “the world's first crowd connected module”, won’t change the weather. BloomSky says its aggregated crowd-sourced community weather data will “disrupt the way people see, think and interact with the weather.” A spherical device about the size of a softball, BloomSky is a...
John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Think home automation and lighting control shouldn’t cost thousands of dollars and take a team of programmers days to install and set up? Then you are of like mind with SwitchBee, a company looking to bring simplified lighting control to the masses and bring “a quick switch to a smart home” with a one switch, one screwdriver, two minutes, $50 philosophy.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  First Published: Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Sony’s 2014 CES press conference was all about 4K. Sony’s 2015 CES press conference was about...lots of stuff.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
If a portable Bluetooth speaker that fits into a bicycle’s waterbottle cage is good, isn’t one that’s more powerful, more rugged, plays longer and sounds better?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  1 comments
Neil Young's Pono presentation was loaded with wit and wisdom and included three newsworthy developments. One is that Harman International will market a car audio version of the portable Pono high-res music platform, with early design efforts being shown at the Vegas Hard Rock Cafe. Another development is that Pono has licensed 2.1 million tracks from the big three record companies and is now courting the independent labels. And finally, Pono will make its retail debut on Monday of next week at 80 retailers throughout the U.S. But Young had so much more to say; I could hardly scribble fast enough. Here's a taste:

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  1 comments
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, ARCHT (pronounced "arc") is taking pre-orders on the ARCHT One, a single device with a patented sound array and iOS sound optimization program that creates an omnidirectional, room-filling sound.

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.
Tom Norton  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
As with most of the events that followed LG’s 8AM start on the annual Press Day, televisions were not first item on the bill of fare. LG’s first 15-minutes were devoted to home automation and health and fitness electronics. The last 15-minutes included (no joke) the launch of new LG washers, dryers, and refrigerators. But sandwiched in between were juicy bits on LG’s new OLED and 4K Ultra HDTVs...