Category Archives: AUDIO/VISUAL

Everything that lets you enjoy audio and visual entertainment ranging from home entertainment systems to media players to TV and more.

Yamaha Has A Budget Sound Bar That Is Big On Sound

These days, budget sound bar is all the rage. Polk Audio has it. Vizio has a few of them. More recently, we saw SONOS introducing one and now, it’s Yamaha’s turn. Meet the Yamaha YAS-108 Sound Bar, the newest sound bar from the multidisciplinary multinational corporation. The YAS-108 is a follow up to the YAS-106 introduced roughly two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha Has A Budget Sound Bar That Is Big On Sound

Auris amplify Wants To Cut The Cord Of Your Wired Headphones

If wireless headphone have not caught on with you because, you simply can’t bear to let go your wired cans, well, then the Auris amplify Wireless Headphone Amplifier with DAC is for you). Mind you, though, Auris amplify is not merely cutting the cord, but it will turn your favorite wired audio cans into a pair of hi-res Bluetooth headphones, blessing it with Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC, aptX and aptX LL, and advanced 32-bit DAC with headphone amplifier. Continue reading Auris amplify Wants To Cut The Cord Of Your Wired Headphones

This Tiny HDMI Device Will Capture 4K Gameplay With Lag-free Passthrough

Screen-recording is nothing new, but this little guy called 4K HDMI Grabber from Taiwanese audio/visual products maker Pengo, touts compatibility with all latest 4K enabled gaming consoles, including Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Playstation 4, and Playstation 4 Pro. With Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber, you are free to use any UVC-enabled application to capture and stream with software of your choosing, including OBS, XSplit, and Bandicam. Continue reading This Tiny HDMI Device Will Capture 4K Gameplay With Lag-free Passthrough

This Is Beam, SONOS Most Affordable Smart Soundbar Yet

SONOS has always been a premium, but not anymore. It all changes this July when the newly-announced SONOS Beam Smart Soundbar hits the stores. Billed as “the world’s most versatile smart speaker for both TV and Music,” SONOS Beam promised to deliver rich sound experience for movies, TV shows, music and whatnot, while supporting over 80 music services, multiple voice assistants, as well as Apple AirPlay 2. Continue reading This Is Beam, SONOS Most Affordable Smart Soundbar Yet

LG Activates Google Assistant On Its ThinQ AI 2018 Super UHD TVs

Remember the 2018 LG Super UHD TV with ThinQ Artificial Intelligence we read about a few months ago? Well, LG has announced that this lineup, along with the its LG OLED TVs, is now blessed with Google’s voice assistant, Google Assistant without the need for additional hardware. With Google Assistant in the picture, you can now control compatible TV, search stuff and more – all by barking into the TV’s remote control. Continue reading LG Activates Google Assistant On Its ThinQ AI 2018 Super UHD TVs

Xiaomi Unveiled A Slew Of Products, Including A Transparent Phone

We are going to be quick here because there are way too many things happening here and we are not about to go on a 1,000 words article on it. It is about Xiaomi. The Chinese mobile phone maker (and maker of everything under the sun) has introduced a couple of new Android smartphones, plus a slew of gadgets. The announced products include the Mi 8 smartphone (including a delightful, transparent Mi 8 Explorer Edition), Mi 8 SE, Mi TV 4 75-inch, a collaborative standalone VR headset developed with Oculus, and the third-generation Mi Band (aptly called Mi Band 3) which is now water resistant to 50 meters (164 feet) and touts a brighter display. Continue reading Xiaomi Unveiled A Slew Of Products, Including A Transparent Phone

This Bluetooth Speaker Leverages On Bottle To Create Resonance

The market is flooded with Bluetooth speakers, ranging from the cheap to the expensive, and in variety of shapes and sizes, but none touts sustainability like the Woori Elec. Cork Speaker does. Cork Speaker is, as the product name implies, a portable Bluetooth speaker designed to be plugged to the opening of an empty bottle. The speaker is tiny but its designer thought of an ingenious way to bring out the sound and that is to leverage on an empty vessel. Continue reading This Bluetooth Speaker Leverages On Bottle To Create Resonance

Technics Takes A Break From Turntable With New Wireless Speaker System

Technics has, in recent years, established itself as the purveyor of turntables of sort, and so, when it unveiled a new “premium wireless speaker system” last week at the Munich High End Show 2018, we are kind of pleasantly surprised and as such, we are compelled to let you in on it. Called Technics OTTAVA S SC-C50 Wireless Speaker System, this new offering from the long time audio maker has a very striking aesthetic, featuring a curvaceous aluminum enclosure and packs no less than seven drivers in rigid, glass fiber body that promised to deliver a wide soundstage. Continue reading Technics Takes A Break From Turntable With New Wireless Speaker System

This Is klang mkI, Loewe’s First Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Loewe, the German luxury TV maker, is known for its television. It has dabbled in audio products too, but never portable wireless speakers, well, that’s until now. Meet Loewe klang mkI wireless Bluetooth speaker, the company’s foray into the world of untethered, portable speaker. Loewe is a little late in the game, but the product should appeal to Loewe fans who have been wondering why the brand hasn’t have any portable Bluetooth speaker to offer them. Continue reading This Is klang mkI, Loewe’s First Portable Bluetooth Speaker

AmpPack Packs A Power Bank, Wireless Earbuds Into An iPhone Case

While cool, wireless earbuds also bring about new sets of inconvenience. Inconveniences such as one more thing to charge and carry, and the risk of losing the earbuds because of the former. As weird as it is, an integrated Apple AirPods case might have solved those “inconveniences” and now, there is the Ascape AmpPack for iPhone users who are non-fan of the ugly-ass AirPods. Continue reading AmpPack Packs A Power Bank, Wireless Earbuds Into An iPhone Case