Date: July, 2012
July 21, 2012
Sonos, one of today’s leaders in multi-room wireless audio systems, recently introduced SUB, a subwoofer designed to work with all amplified Sonos components, including: CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, and PLAY:3.
The striking, modern-looking SUB is now available in a high-gloss black lacquer finish that should fit elegantly with the rest of your home theater setup and home audio system. (A black matte version will also be introduced in September.)
Sonos SUB Features
Built for seamless integration with your Sonos System, the subwoofer is packed with great features, including: two force-canceling speakers for powerful, clear, zero-vibration all-digital sound; a pair of Class-D digital amplifiers; and wireless one-button setup. Weighing 36 pounds, with dimensions of 15.8 x 6.2 x 15 in. and bass frequencies that are non-directional, the SUB can be installed virtually anywhere in your home, either standing up or lying down, and still produce high-quality, room-filling sound.
The SUB also gives users access to Read More »
July 18, 2012
There’s a lot of talk about energy efficiency these days, and we all know it makes sense to ensure that our homes are as energy efficient as possible. We may have heard that energy efficient measures save us money and help to reduce the pressure on natural resources, but how well do we understand our homes and appliances?
If you’re anything like me, when people start mentioning kilowatt hours and watts you may tend to smile a little blankly and nod. However, energy efficiency isn’t just about working out how many of you it will take to change the light bulbs in your home; sometimes it’s about getting your head around the basic principles of what is eating up your hard-earned cash.
What is a Kilowatt hour anyway?
So let’s deal with the nitty-gritty first. What on earth is a kilowatt hour (Kwh)? We’re billed by our electricity companies per unit of electricity. Read More »
July 13, 2012
Movie magic has come a long way since the first documented special effect in 1856, when a photographic trick was used to simulate a movie beheading. Now with such epic fantasy, adventure, and science fiction films on offer as Lord of the Rings or Avatar – along with a demand from moviegoers the world over for absolute realism – there’s an ever-increasing need for special effects to get better and better.
Gone are the times when we were impressed with the tantalizing effects of movies like the original Tron and Star Wars; gone too are the days when budgets were a fraction of the $220 million dollars spent to create movies like the Avengers (released in 2012). Expectations today are most definitely running high, especially with the introduction of technologies like IMAX in cinemas and HDTVs, 3D TVs, and Smart TVs in home theaters.
Modern movie effects
As technology has improved, Read More »
July 11, 2012
A home entertainment room isn’t complete without the perfect sound setup, and these days there are some great options for all the audiophiles out there. If you want the ultimate private viewing experience that rivals any regular speaker system, Sennheiser has come up with a gem of a product.
The Sennheiser RS 130 is a perfect mid-range product that won’t dent your bank account while still offering quality sound in a tight package. Whether you need wireless headphones to enhance your favorite movies, or a practical product that allows you to watch TV while your partner sleeps besides you, these headphones deliver in all key categories. Strap one on and you might never go back to the way things were.
Sennheiser RS 130 Key Features
Long transmission range offering solid connection is all areas of your home
Excellent range of motion that won’t have you glued to one place
Great recharge rate and Read More »
July 9, 2012
The year 2012 has seen many new technologies hit the shelves in local entertainment and technology stores. These products were welcomed with enthusiasm and almost instantly became part of pop culture in our modern world. The following describes in more detail the best entertainment products to hit the stores in 2012 as well as the ones that may be about to do so later this year. See if your favorite item made the list!
iPad: 3rd Generation
The iPad 3 is one of the most talked-about tech products to hit the stores in 2012. The latest version of this smart pad busted onto the scene early this year with all-new feature enhancements: a greater number of applications (including iLife and iWork), faster load times, ultra-fast 4G LTE, and breakthrough retina display technology, all within the tablet’s by-now recognizable sleek form factor. The most impressive part is the retina display, which is able Read More »
July 1, 2012
You know what home theater enthusiasts say: bigger is always better. At least that’s what manufacturer Sharp took to heart when recently the company launched the world’s largest LED TV: the incredible 90-inch AQUOS LED TV (LC-90LE745U).
The feature-rich set includes a bright and crisp 1080-pixel display, full HD active 3D capability (with a pair of 3D glasses included), built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and Sharp’s AquoMotion 240 technology, which enhances the seamlessness of fast-action motions while also eliminating blurring. The AQUOS LED TV also features Sharp’s SmartCentral, an interface offering direct access to apps and VOD (video-on-demand) services like Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Twitter, and even Skype.
Of course, what really sets Sharp’s new AQUOS apart is its size: 4 feet tall, about 6 ½ feet wide, and a lean 141 pounds heavy (without the stand). It’s bigger than Sharp’s previous two LED TV offerings – one an 80-inch and the Read More »