Anytime I hear the name Bang & Olufsen; I know the device will be something that costs a lot of money. There are other things you can count on when you hear the B&O name as well, like style and quality sound. Back during CES Bang & Olufsen announced a new series called B&O Play Read The Full Story
This post brought to you by Bang & Olufsen. All opinions are 100% mine.Do you ever think about what you’d do if you suddenly came into a lot of money? I do. I’d buy my mid-century modern dream house, order a bunch of Knoll furniture, and call Bang & Olufsen to equip my house for sound. For many years, B&O has designed beautiful, artistic home audio equipment, car audio systems, and televisions.
CES isn't what it used to be. That's a mantra we've heard year after year. With major players like Google, Apple and Microsoft choosing to throw their own lavish product launches and specialized events likeMobile World Congressvying for our attention, it's hard to argue that things haven't changed.
It seems that many (not all) headphones fall into two categories; those that look fashionable and sound not so great and those that sound great, but you’d wouldn’t want to be seen in public wearing them. Then there is Phiaton . Their headphones and earphones are pure eye candy.
Bang & Olufsen is a high-end audio firm that makes speakers, TVs, home theater gear and more. B&O is at CES 2014 with one of its latest music products called the BeoSound Essence. The company says that this is an audio system that makes listening to your favorite music as easy as turning on the lights. The system needs a single touch to turn on and start playing music straight away.
Granted, $2,700 is still a pretty steep price to pay, but if you've already bit the hi-fi bullet and picked up Bang & Olufsen's satellite dish-inspired BeoPlay A9, you'll probably be happy to learn that the speaker just got Spotify Connect.
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One notable exception: the Pebble smart watch. Pebble began as Kickstarter project in 2012 and formally launched at CES in 2013. It's probably the best device in the category you can buy today, although the competition is pretty dim right now.The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the event that's supposed to set the tone in technology for the oncoming year.
HISENSE has introduced its newest line of curved televisions at CES, pulling the curtain back on the H8s series. Set to arrive later this year (Q3), the 65-inch model offers a 3840×2160 resolution over its curved face. Things get fun when you peek under the hood and find Android 4.
When I first got the opportunity to review the Wren Sound Systems PlayFi, I was skeptical of the build and audio quality of this speaker. Yes, even with the hefty price tag. With many families dealing with tough financial times, this likely won’t the first speaker that you’ll opt for if you’re on a tight budget.
If you believe what the likes of LG and Samsung have been promoting this week at CES, everything will soon be smart. We'll be able to send messages to our washing machines, run apps on our fridges, and have TVs as powerful as computers. It may be too late to resist this movement, with smart TVs already firmly entrenched in the mid-to-high end market, but resist it we should. That's because the "Internet of things" stands a really good chance of turning into the "Internet of unmaintained, insecure, and dangerously hackable things." These devices will inevitably be abandoned by their manufacturers, and the result will be lots of "smart" functionality—fridges that know what we buy and when, TVs that know what shows we watch—all connected to the Internet 24/7, all completely insecure.
Back in 2012,Beatsunveiled its diminutivePill wireless speakerin a bid to steal theJambox'sthunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more Bluetooth speakers, including the well-receivedBig Jambox. Not to be outdone, Dr. Dre & co. recently began selling a super-sized version of their own: the $300Beats Pill XL.
Of all the smartphones on the market, you can count on finding accessories for just about every need for the iPhone. A new case has turned up at CES 2014 for the iPhone from Flir. Flir is the company that makes all sorts of thermal cameras and other hardware. The new iPhone case is called the Flir One and it is designed for the iPhone 5 or 5S.
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