If you often find yourself rewinding to catch the dialogue in your favorite shows or relying on closed captions during intense TV moments, ZVOX’s range of TV speakers, soundbars, and headphones might be the solution you need. We’ve just got word that the $149.99 ZVOX AccuVoice AV120 compact TV soundbar with Bluetooth (in Bronze) will be available for under $50 for a limited time, so there’s never been a better time to give AccuVoice technology a try!
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If you’re a gamer looking for a not-so-subtle way to celebrate the Lunar New Year, or if you happen to like the color red and dragons, you’ll want to take a look at the new $199.99 Dragon Arctis Nova 7 Wireless – a special edition headset from SteelSeries. Crafted by a team with Chinese and Taiwanese heritage, this headset pays homage to their roots, embracing the essence of family gatherings, festivals, and the onset of the 2024 Lunar New Year.
Do you need a new TV? LG is giving you good reason to think you do with their updated OLED TV lineup for 2024! LG is packing some serious technology with an AI processor to sharpen objects and analyze colors to adjust to various scenes. At the same time, Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro will create images that look more vibrant and three-dimensional.
XGIMI, known for its projectors and laser TVs, has just announced several new technologies; among these are ISA 5.0 (Intelligent Screen Adaptation) and Dual Light 2.0, as well as partnerships with IMAX & DTS, Google, and MediaTek. Also showcased were the brand’s new 2024 projectors, the IMAX Enhanced certified XGIMI HORIZON Max and the XGIMI Aladdin, a 3-in-1 smart projector lamp and speaker that marks XGIMI’s entry into the smart home-connected product category.
Beyerdynamic’s second-generation Blue BYRD in-ear headset is a bit of an odd bird these days (if you forgive the pun). Their styling is a bit retro, yet they offer several advanced features. The neckband design is the first thing you notice about the Beyerdynamic Blue BYRD ANC headset. Although not nearly as common today as in-ear earbuds, the Blue BYRD’s band offers a few advantages. For example, moving the battery to the band allows for the use of 10mm dynamic drivers.
If you’ve ever considered placing outdoor speakers in your backyard or by the pool, you know that most require wires for power, which can be a bit limiting, or you have to bring them inside for recharging. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you should look at the new solar-powered lodge Speaker 4 Series 2, the first self-charging premium wireless outdoor speaker.
Audigo Labs is a San Fransico-based company founded in 2019 by drummer and former Tesla engineer Armen Nazarian “after being frustrated by the lack of simple to use, high-quality sound recording solutions available to content creators.” The Audigo wireless microphone works as an extension of your iPhone to greatly improve the quality of your recordings, be they in your studio or backyard.
Wireless speakers have been around for a long time and are available in every price range. In order to stand out in the marketplace and be priced at $129.99 (down from the original $169.99), the House of Marley Get Together 2 Mini would need to excel in many ways to justify the cost. Do they succeed? In my opinion, wholeheartedly yes.
Audio is a large part of my life, whether it is the sound from watching television or listening to music in my home bar. I love great-sounding speakers and have tried many Bluetooth options in my bar without finding any that I liked. I was recently sent the Vigilant Audio SwitchOne Wireless Powered Speakers to try out, and they did not disappoint.
If you’ve considered upgrading your home theater setup and want the most bang for your buck, the new flagship 4K XGiMI HORIZON Ultra should pique your interest. It’s the world’s first and only long-throw home projector sporting Dolby Vision. The HORIZON Ultra sports a hybrid laser and LED system, which are hardware-level computing optics usually only seen on luxury projectors costing thousands of dollars; it also offers low-latency gaming modes, and it doesn’t look like the usual box that you’d want to hide somewhere — because it’s not ugly!
The 55″ TCL Q7 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV pairs cutting-edge technology with a remarkable viewing experience; it offers an array of impressive specifications that will cater to the most discerning tech enthusiasts and cinephiles. From its stunning 4K QLED HDR resolution to its smart features, the TCL Q7 truly elevates the home entertainment experience. Available in 55″, 65 “, 75″, and 85” models and with a list price starting at $749.99 (when not on sale), it’s a great QLED Smart TV for your money.
Since 2017, Govee has been designing and producing smart home products, including ambient lighting, home appliance products, and smart IoT systems. One of their most recently released products is the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box. I had a chance to review the version that comes with a single light strip meant to accommodate televisions between 55 and 65 inches measured diagonally. This version of the kit sells for $167.99. There is also a version that adds a pair of Govee’s RGBIC TV Light Bars, which sell for $299.
The Zhiyun Crane-M 3S is a beautifully designed lightweight camera stabilizer perfect for those who shoot with smartphones, action cameras, and mirrorless cameras with small lenses. Despite its small size and light weight, the gimbal offers some impressive features, including multiple shooting modes and a built-in light. The captured footage is much smoother than is possible to achieve through handheld shooting or in lens or body stabilization.
With the great TVs at our disposal and all the home viewing options available these days, great audio is a must; great sound makes the viewing experience so much more immersive and enjoyable! Take a look at these five new TCL sound bars, and you’re sure to find one that will fit your space and your budget!
Living in a warm climate means we spend a lot of time outside, especially during summer evenings for the pretty Texas sunsets. The only thing better than sitting outside is watching a movie or baseball game on TV outside, and with the Slyvox 43″ Outdoor TV and TV Mount, you can.
We can tap into multiple lifetimes’ worth of music libraries on our phones, but nothing will replace a home entertainment system to really enjoy our music. JBL has a slew of stylish and powerful speakers, turntables, CD players, and streaming devices in classic and modern designs to up your music game in 2023!
Roku has been making streaming boxes you can attach to your television for years. They’ve also partnered with other TV companies to put their Roku operating system on their sets. But now, you’ll be able to buy a Roku-made TV in just about any size you might need!
There’s a lot of talk about the golden age of streaming, but the reason we can enjoy all these cinematic shows is because our televisions are becoming increasingly powerful and exciting. Hide your wallet because Samsun is pushing its television offerings to a new level in 2023!
What’s even more convenient than Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? WIRELESS Apple CarPlay or Android Auto! The new Alpine iLX-507 7″ Digital Multimedia Receiver allows you to turn on your car and automatically connect your iOS or Android device to two of the best auto smartphone platforms out there.
Amazon is coming for literally everything in your home. Your books, home security, entertainment systems, car — even how you sleep — can all be connected, and Amazon wants to be that connection. The slew of new Amazon hardware and software features they announced this week shows they’re impressively close, and we are slightly overwhelmed just thinking about it all!
There are a lot of streaming services all competing for your attention these days. Worse, shows are jumping between services, and it’s always a question mark where to find whatever you want to watch. And then you need hardware to stream it all…but Roku has been and continues to be one of the best at bringing hardware and software together to make the viewing experience as smooth as possible.