Entertaining is often one of the best things homeowners get to do. Playing music, watching television, getting the right lighting; these all play a role in the perfect entertainment setting. With these products, you’ll be sure that your entertainment room will be the envy of all of your guests.
DVDO Air Series Adapters
DVDO Air series adapters are designed to deliver “cable-like reliability” with near-zero lag time, wirelessly, between audio/video equipment and a TV or projector. The company’s Air 2K device delivers up to 1080p/60, and the Air 4K delivers up to 2160p/30 Ultra HD content. Leveraging advanced radar technology, phased-array beam-forming technology automatically scans the room and looks for the best path from the transmitter to the receiver in every frame of video – up to 60 times a second – making the system free from frequency interference. DVDO Air is specifically designed with up to a 3Gb/s data rate and professional-grade technology to save valuable installation time and eliminate call-backs. $229 and $399 MSRP
Savant Designer Window Shades
Savant has expanded its designer window shade offerings to include additional bracket styles along with new low-voltage power modules and enclosures designed to enhance both pricing and wiring efficiencies. Designed by JGeiger, Savant’s new specialty brackets provide versatility to address an array of architectural details, such as window walls that meet at the corner and require a tight 90-degree angle. These fully configurable brackets can be mounted forward or reverse-roll to best suit each application. New brackets also have been designed to accommodate large windows with multiple fabric panels using multiple motors, minimizing the space required between each panel. Price N/A
A New York-based tech startup, co-founded in 2018 by product innovator Hiro Ogura and former Onkyo and Harman executive Mark Friedman, has introduced VOIZ AiRadio, a voice-controlled radio that combines premium components, precise engineering, and luxury styling, along with a seamless high-fidelity streaming audio experience. The three AiRadio models feature bamboo cabinet exteriors, removable cloth grills, high-performance 3-inch speakers with oversized neodymium magnets, a high-performance omnidirectional microphone, a custom-tuned Digital Signal Processor (DSP), a powerful Class-D digital amplifier, and built-in Alexa voice control. The vertically-oriented AiRadio Poco (VR-60) and horizontally-oriented AiRadio Uno (VR-70) are single-speaker mono units that produce premium audio and offer an output for an optional second AiRadio speaker (VR-62 and VR-72, respectively) to deliver enhanced stereo sound. Price N/A
Bluesound, the developer and manufacturer of wireless multi-room music systems, has updated its software to enable Apple AirPlay 2 on all Generation 2i streaming music players, allowing users to stream audio from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer to Bluesound. For customers with Bluesound’s newest Generation 2i players, the software update enables AirPlay 2. Gen 2i users can then stream music services, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, games, YouTube audio, TV sound, and stored music from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer to any Bluesound Gen 2i player on the same Wi-Fi network. The integration also gives Apple Music listeners the ability to control playback on their Bluesound Gen 2i using Siri voice control. Free Update for Bluesound Owners