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SoundandVision.com Kanto YU6 Bamboo Powered Speakers Sweepstakes

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Register to win a pair of Kanto YU6 Bamboo Powered Speakers ($539.99 retail value) we are giving away

According to the company:

“Undeniably loud. Satisfy your craving for powerful, full-impact sound with YU6. Armed with a formidable Class D amplifier pumping out 200W peak power, YU6 will have you questioning what it really means to be loud. Its 5.25” Kevlar drivers and 1” silk dome tweeters inject detailed sound into every square inch of living space, evoking emotions that can only be expressed with an ear-to-ear grin.

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Review: Ultimate Ears UE LIVE – Stage Presence

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the UE LIVE stage monitor from Ultimate Ears.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Ultimate Ears LIVE free of charge in exchange for this review, via Fischer Amps in Germany. Ultimate Ears and Fischer Amps are in no other way related to Headfonia and the sample doesn’t need to be returned

Ultimate Ears

Founded in 1995 Ultimate Ears Pro created a new market for custom in-ear monitors which are now used by most of the world’s top touring musicians.… Read the full article

LG’s Ultra-Short-Throw Projector is Big on Style

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

LG’s new 8K and rollup OLED TVs may be getting the bulk of the attention at CES, but the company is also demonstrating its next-generation CineBeam Laser 4K ultra-short-throw projector.
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Your mirror may soon be able to decide the clothes you wear

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Ever find yourself wanting to throw your entire wardrobe away and start over again? You may have even considered getting a personal shopper… but what if you could get that service without even leaving your bedroom?

We've just seen the world's first smart mirror that features artificial intelligence tech to recommend clothes for your body type and fashion sense.

It's made by LG, and while it's still in the concept stage at the moment, the smart mirror was demonstrated to us on the floor at CES 2019.… Read the full article

CES 2019: Apple’s quiet move on TVs

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The tech media is going mildly gaga at Samsung’s key-note announcement that Samsung TVs will soon carry Apple’s iTunes. And at a company level, this is certainly interesting — in former years the two companies have been more often in court than in cahoots, so the cooperation here is interesting in itself.

There’s also the regular rumour that Apple has long had its own TV design under development — so could this be is a test run for its own TV, or alternatively is this a relinquishing of the goal?Read the full article

Ibanez Showcases 19 New Basses, And Over 40 (!!!) New Electric Guitars

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

It’s that time of the year when shredheads everywhere are thinking long and hard about what to blow all their hard-earned Christmas bonuses on. The good folks at Ibanez know that – that’s probably why they’ve kicked 2019 off by showcasing over 60 new electric guitars and basses. 

Alongside a slew of shiny, meticulously designed Axiom Label RGAs and the fan-favourite RG550DX, the Ibanez 2019 collection is headlined by some choice new models in the RG5000 series, sporting world-class tech as stunning as the multitude of eye-catching finishes. … Read the full article

GE Lighting introduces new dimmer switches and smart bulbs at CES 2019

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While Philips has gotten a headstart in the smart lightbulb game, GE has added to its own C by GE line of intelligent bulbs at CES 2019. The company has introduced new dimmer switches that smarten-up your dumb bulbs, color-changing smart lightbulbs of their own and accessories.

Coming in Q1 of this year are two new products: C-Start dimmer switches to connect to lights, one for $50 and another for $75 with built-in light and motion sensors to add triggers to brighten or dim them.… Read the full article

Digital Music Player Reviews: Part 2, The Lumin D1, Plus….Umm, Bonus Content!

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Digital Music Player Reviews: Part 2, plus….

Another installment in the C/H/E series, a My Audio Life special and my wife gets her first stereo system in over fourty years.

The Lumin D1

As already mentioned in my Holiday gift guide, the Lumin D1 digital music player is not a current product.  So why review it, you ask?  Well…..this isn’t a review, exactly.  Stay with me and I’ll get to it in due course.

My Audio Life: Season Finale

‘What ifs?’ are one of the things most people like to mentally tease themselves with, on occasion. Read the full article

LG’s Rollup OLED TVs Take Center Stage at CES

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

A highlight of LG’s massive CES booth is an array rollup OLED TVs that raise and lower in synchronized formation.
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LIFX Tile smart lighting update unlocks secret tap-to-change color feature

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

CES 2019 is usually about pushing brand new gear at consumers, but LIFX has just made that rarest of announcements – a significant update to an existing product that you don't have to spend a penny extra on to enjoy.

If you're the owner of one of its LIFX Tile smart lighting kits, you'll soon get an all-new feature that will bring touch controls to the lighting system.

'Surely that requires brand new equipment?" you may ask. Actually, no – the LIFX Tile was already secretly equipped with accelerometers embedded in each of its wall-mountable lighting units, meaning that all it requires to be activated is an over-the-air firmware update.… Read the full article