Altec Lansing has announced its latest LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi all-in-one speaker at CES this year, and it is rather strange that a company like Altec Lansing has but just one product to show. Well, I guess quality trumps quantity, so let us see what the LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi all-in-one speaker will bring to the table. First of all, it allows one to listen to and control cloud content, in addition to one’s own personal music libraries from a wide range of devices. Being flexible enough for use in any room of the house,the LIVE 5000 will connect to a consumer’s existing home Wi-Fi network, and can be controlled from iOS- and Android-powered devices in addition to desktop applications.
The main strength of the LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi speaker would be its multi-room, multi-platform operation, where its internal components do not disappoint at all. A tri-amp system keeps it thumping, while a couple of 3″ mid-range drivers that are made up of super strong Kevlar will deliver true vocals and mid-tones with minimal distortion. To top it all off, the neodymium soft-dome tweeters promise higher sensitivity without your ears suffering from fatigue, in addition to a smaller footprint. Want some hard knocking bass? Fret not, this is where the long-throw 4-inch subwoofer comes in handy. Expect the LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi speaker to hit the market sometime this summer for $499.95.
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The recent CES showed off several cars integrated with those cool apps and not to be outdone, Research In Motion’s QNX platform was taken for a spin at a Porsche 911. QNX engineers placed a capacitive screen as replacement for the Porsche’s head unit to control RIM’s platform and the result was a more attractive and intuitive user experience, from VOIP calls to navigation.
The QNX platform, having powered RIM’s playbook, will surely come in handy when strapped to a car as it comes with noteworthy apps and tons of multimedia options, such as having a video shared to screens found on a backseat. RIM actually introduced the QNX in 2010 and while its in-car infotainment concept did not get much attention, the company is back for a second version of the platform.
The QNX Car 2′s system may be tinkered by auto manufacturers to their liking, making it a good alternative for powering a high-end in-car entertainment system.
LG has been actuation its kind of 3DTV as House 3D, and now it has slipped the theatre enatic language onto another pic, the 1mm fine LCD bezels it has dubbed “Cinema Display”. It claims this run brings the see finisher to the building, but that’s not the only new dimension for 2012. LG declared it give provide Treble Roleplay, where it uses polarized glasses to let two distinct players see exclusive their appearance on the fraught covering at erst in games that reinforcement it. Vizio demonstrated the much clip with those razor wispy bezels once CES is truly current, for now defend after the holdup for the push relinquish. [engadget]
Love singing in the shower, never mind that the neighbors absolutely loathe your vocal range? Here is the iShower Bluetooth-enabled Shower Speaker that will debut at CES 2012, where it is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices within a 200 feet radius, so that means you can leave your iPad, iPhone, iPod or Android device right outside the bathroom without missing a beat. Brought to you by the very same people who manufactured the iGrill Bluetooth cooking thermometer. This water resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker will be able to play music straight from all Apple devices (including iPhones and iPods) and Android devices.
The iShower is mounted in your shower, and you can also opt to bring it outdoors with you to the beach or pool for up to 15 hours, although there is no word on what real life performance is like. The iShower is capable of remembering up to 5 Bluetooth pairings· Key features include play/pause/forward/rewind & volume functions, running on a trio of AA batteries, showing off the current time, and doubles up as an optional anti-fog shower mirror. Expect to fork out $99.99 for the iShower.
Take two cables into the shower? Not AOC, who’s announced its new e2251Fwu 22-inch USB monitor, a sizable step up from last time. Taking power and signal from the same lead means one less wall port and less desk-spaghetti, which it claims makes it ideal for multi-screen computing.
Spec-wise, we’re looking at 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (far less at native, no doubt), 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and a 5ms response time. The plug and play device should work on all your favorite operating systems, when it lands in February for $199. See the full PR after the break.
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It looks like Samsung might be trying to spread things out a bit before the torrent of releases atCES 2012 next week. Today the company has announced two new audio docks and three home theater in-a-box systems. Both of the docks work with iOS and Galaxy S devices (apparently at least one Samsung division is willing to support the Galaxy S), with support for flash drives and Bluetooth audio as well. The DA-E670 dock has 40W of power while the higher-end DA-E750(above) has 100W of power and adds Samsung’s new vacuum tube hybrid amplifier technology.
Samsung claims its vacuum tube setup offers “the best of both worlds,” giving it the benefits of both digital and vacuum tube amplifiers. Samsung says that the system is of its own making, and is able to maintain the clarity of digital with the more natural sound of a vacuum tube. The company also says that the tech “offers an extra octave of sound without distortion.” We’ll have to see at CES if actual performance matches up to Samsung’s lofty claims.
Samsung is bringing the vacuum tube hybrid to one of its new home theater systems as well. The 7.1-channel, six speaker HT-E6730W Blu-ray HTIB offers wireless rear satellite speakers in addition to the hybrid amplifier. Meanwhile, the HT-E5500W six-speaker 5.1-channel system offers Blu-ray playback and has an iPod dock. Like the HT-E6730W, it has Wi-Fi, and uses it to register eligible discs and give users digital copies in a new Disc to Digital feature that we hope to hear more about soon. Lastly, the HW-E550 surround sound bar offers 3D sound and has a trick up its sleeve — the bar can be split into two, giving you a more “traditional-looking” 2.1-channel system if you so choose. We don’t have pricing or availability info on any of these products yet — but you can be sure that we’ll let you know if we hear more next week.
In the midst of Yet Another iPod Sound System-palooza, Soundfreaq has managed to craft some pretty differentiated pieces. Here in the run-up to CES 2012, the outfit’s ushering in its most edgy device yet, the Sound Kick. It’s a mobile wireless speaker that touts a unique speaker chamber, which shuts compactly for travel and then opens up whenever there’s room. It’s able to push on through seven solid hours of on-the-go listening (thanks to that internal Li-ion battery), and it can even share the juice with any USB-chargeable device — similar to Spar’s own Zephyr. In related news, the company’s also using the show to introduce its Sound Step Recharge in white and red. Expect the new lot to ship this spring, and if you’re hungry for more, the full release is just after the break.
Via : engadget
Wilson Electronics has proudly introduced the Sleek 4G-V, which is claimed to be the world’s first 4G mobile signal booster. Designed for use in a vehicle, this signal booster will amplify LTE, 3G and 2G cellular signals on 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 1900 MHz frequency bands, allowing users to enjoy a strong, reliable cellular signal. Measuring 2.5-inch x 4.5-inch x 2.5-inch and weighing at only 85 grams, the Sleek 4G-V will be released in the second quarter of 2012 for an MSRP of $149.95.
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LG has announced that it will be debuting a new range of IPS LCD monitors at CES 2012 in January, and we will see a couple of new models which include the LG DM92 series, which is a 27 inch 3D LCD display with an ultra thin bezel.
“The quality and technological superiority of LG’s 3D display products are second to none, according to the findings of internationally renowned research organizations and respected media outlets,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The 2011 IPS monitor line-up shows LG’s commitment to further build upon on this reputation and technological prowess in order to provide consumers with the most immersive home entertainment experience possible.”
There will also a be a 23 inch 3D IPS LCD display, the DM82, plus a 27 inch and a 23 inch DM52 series, we should have full specifications and pricing details when they are announced at CES.
AOC has a new screen you might want to checkout. The new display is called the AOC e2343Fi and the dock for the iPhone is directly under the screen on its round base. The dock on the stand will also work with dockable iPods as well.
The screen is 23-inches wide and the dock will shoot video content from the iPhone or iPod directly to the 23-inch screen for viewing. The dock also uses SRS Premium Sound loudspeakers. The ability to shoot video directly to the screen and improve audio makes the display a nice multimedia station for iPhone and iPod users.
The e2343Fi faculty be on pass at CES succeeding month. AOC instrument also be viewing off a new 3D show at CES in 23-inch situation and a rotatable USB showing. That USB demo can be a portable supervise or a digital pic build. Pricing and availability on the displays is unknown.