Bang & Olufsen has been making advanced audio equipment for 90 years. To celebrate living this long, they’ve created an anniversary speaker: Beolab 90. It’s not just another speaker, they’re claiming this angular, multidirectional design is the “most complete and powerful digital loudspeaker” ever built for the home.
This is Microsoft’s first laptop. It’s powerful and great looking. The Surface Book is a 13.5-inch laptop reported to be more than twice as fast as a MacBook Pro. It also boasts a 6-million pixel display (267ppi), NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the latest Intel Core processor, and a 12-hour battery. The keyboard also detaches allowing you to use it as a tablet.
Every new device in the mix means yet another charger and cable to deal with. The Nomad Pod Pro eliminates one by charging your Apple Watch & iPhone at the same time. The 6000 mAh battery will deliver 2 full charges for both devices; the retractable Lightning connector cable will also charge your iPad.
The Roku 4 has some cool new features like adaptive resolution optimization for streaming 4K content to your UltraHD TV. It gives you 2,500+ channels on-demand & offers access to 300,000+ movies and TV episodes. It also features a lost remote finder function, voice-controlled search and more.
Angee is an autonomous home security & communication system that gives you a full 360° view of your home with voice recognition, at-the-door identification, motion-detecting rotation, advanced learning, cordless portability, and a number of additional features, all with no subscription fees.
Roland is bringing back the sounds of the 80s with their new collection of retro miniature synthesizers based on their most popular models from the era: the Jupiter 08 from 1981, the JX-3P from 1983, and the Juno-106 from 1984. They dock with Roland’s mini keyboard or plug into any external keyboard, powered by batteries for portability or via USB.
The Omni S6 delivers room-filling sound & supports the open, Wi-Fi-based DTS Play-Fi platform and with the free Polk app provides access to personal music libraries, Spotify Connect, Pandora, Internet radio stations, and other streaming services.
TiVo’s new BOLT set-top box delivers 4K streaming to your Ultra HDTV from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Features like SkipMode allow you to skim past advertising & QuickMode playback makes for faster real-time viewing. It is offered in a 500-gig & 1-TB model.
For the re-design of their flagship Play:5 speaker, Sonos upgraded everything: a fresh exterior, touch sensitive controls, 6 speakers instead of 5, and it links up with your phone using the Sonos app’s Trueplay tool, enabling you to dial in the best sound in any/every environment.
Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.