As the big game approaches, you may be looking at your aging TV and thinking to yourself, “It’s time for an upgrade”—and frankly, why not? Just because you’re not at the stadium doesn’t mean you can’t have a larger-than-life experience in the middle of your living room.
Last week a peculiarly shaped device appeared on my desk. It was a compact, solid square box with a rather alien aesthetic, by which I mean it looked like something out of a Star Trek episode. The perfectly square cube was dark gray with long diagonal grooves across its entire surface.
If you have an iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation or iPod nano 7th generation, you're probably already enjoying the sweet sounds of your playlists and podcasts through a pair of headphones throughout the day. But you may also be looking to rock out sans headphones, using an external speaker dock. The Bose SoundDock® Series III Digital Music System lets you do just that.
WD, a Western Digital company, has just announced their new WD TV Play Media Player. The WD TV Play provides access to movies, TV shows and music from entertainment apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify and more. It uses the latest wireless-N technology for fast streaming and no PC is required.
So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.
When Apple decided to license its AirPlay technology to speaker and receiver manufacturers so their components could play audio wirelessly from iTunes on a Windows or Macintosh computer or from such iOS devices as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, few realized how many companies would bite.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a stereo system in every room of your house? You could continuously listen to music or the news as you accomplished tasks in each space. The Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System takes this idea to a whole new level, expanding it to functionality never before possible.
There was a time when many households contained a projector screen, used mainly to show 8mm and Super 8 home movies and slide shows. Unfortunately for the manufacturers of those screens, camcorders and digital cameras made them more or less obsolete.
If Epson charged by the lumen and applied pico projector rates, the new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD Projector would cost tens of thousands of dollars. Instead, it’s only a couple of hundred dollars more than a pocket projector, yet it puts out an astonishing (by pico standards) 2800 lumens.