Looks like Google is determined to make everything hands-free. The search giant’s Google Assistant is already in a myriad of gadgets and it is now coming to soundbar too, starting with a collaboration with premium audio maker, JBL. Called JBL LINK BAR powered by Android TV, it is a new gadget that will turn your TV into an Android TV, essentially doing what Roku did to TV. Continue reading JBL LINK BAR With Android TV Wants To Do What Roku Did To TV
It looks like now Samsung-own Harman’s JBL has an answer to Amazon Echo Show, a video display equipped Alexa-powered smart assistant that is loaded with both camera and speakers. Christened JBL LINK View Voice-controlled Smart Display Speaker, this nifty device with an unmistakable JBL aesthetic will join JBL LINK family line of smart speakers with Google Assistant, but with added bonus of a touch display and an embedded camera. Continue reading Voice-enabled JBL LINK View Is Harman’s Answer To Amazon Echo Show
If you love to wake up to the sound of music, then we think the JBL Horizon Clock Radio might be of an interest to you. In addition to waking up to the ever annoying traditional buzzer (which nobody likes, btw) or JBL original digital alarm tones, you can choose to wake up to the FM station of your choice or even music from your smartphone. Whichever sound you choose, your waking moments will be accompanied ambient glow of LED lights that serve to wake you up gently. The JBL Horizon Clock Radio is JBL’s modern take of what a clock radio should be. In fact, it is more than just a clock and a radio. It is also a Bluetooth speaker that allows you to stream your favorite tunes from any Bluetooth sources, delivering room-filling JBL stereo sound – all packed into a super sleek, compact device measuring 6.3″ x 7.2″ x 3.4″ (160mm x 183mm x 86mm). Continue reading JBL Horizon Clock Radio Lets You Wake Up to the Music on Your Smartphone
Drobo Mini Now Comes With Solid State Drive (SSD)
Drobo Mini now gets four 2.5-inch Solid State Drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity – all packed in a rugged, compact and portable package that weighs in at less than 3 lbs. the Drobo Mini with SSD comes in a choice of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacity. from $1,199. BUY.
HARMAN New Generation Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers
the new Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers boast state-of-the-art audio technology including Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) cone and the most advanced waveguide to date. it includes 2-way bookshelf, 3-way floorstanding, center channel, as well as powered subwoofer. from $349.95. BUY.
Pentax Launches New K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition
limited to just 2,000 units worldwide, the K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition features a sleek, gunmetal gray body with a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3. the package includes a black leather strap, and two dedicated batteries for both the camera and the battery grip. available in August 2014. $1,399.95. BUY.
Canon New PowerShot Cameras Are For The Zoom-happy Shutterbugs
obviously trying to outdo the ever powerful smartphones’ camera, Canon has out two super zoom point-and-shoot cameras, the SX400 IS ($249.99) with 30x optical zoom and SX520 HS ($399.99) that zooms up to 42x. the former touts a 16MP CCD sensor and the latter, a 16MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. BUY.
Forget 4K, LG 105UC9 105-inch Curved UHD TV Is On To 5K
first seen in CES this year, the LG 105-inch Curved UHD TV is now available for pre-order in South Korea for a cool 120 million Won, or about US$117K. features include 5,120 x 2,160 resolution, CinemaScope 21:9 A.R., LG True 4K Engine Pro, IPS 4K panel and built-in 7.2 channel speaker system. LEARN MORE.
want to fill your room with your favorite tunes, but loathe the idea of multi-speaker setup? well, the Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Audio System might just be the speaker you have been looking for. measuring just 223 mm wide (8-3/4-inch) and 276 mm tall (10-7/8-inch), the Aura Wireless Home Audio System promised room-filling, omnidirectional sound from its six performance-tuned 1.5-inch high- and mid-range drivers, and a 4.5-inch subwoofer in turbo-sculpted metal housing. the audio reproduction is further bolstered by Harman Kardon’s DSP for “improved soundstaging and voicing”, while AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA, opens up a world of possibly in wireless streaming, regardless of the wireless connectivity your sources maybe equipped with. Continue reading Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Audio System
the JBL Authentics Series Wireless Speaker Systems prove that you don’t need to sacrifice your decor for good sound (but you do have to pay price, though). available in two guises: L16, a 300W three-way speaker system and L8, a 120W two-way speaker system, both systems offer wireless streaming from a myriad of sources through AirPlay, DLNA, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. these modern classics also features HARMAN Signal Doctor, an innovative and exclusive technology that restores the details lost in compressed music files, boosting the quality of low quality MP3 files significantly. other common features include USB charging ports for recharging smartphones and tablets, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, digital optical input, and support studio-quality at 24bit/96kHz for mind-blowing clarity and details. a free JBL Music app is available turn your iOS or Android mobile device into a remote control too. Continue reading JBL Authentics Series Wireless Speaker Systems
we just can’t enough of good sound and good looking headphones, can we? of course, we can’t. fortunately, we will never have to worry about supply of awesome audio cans. speaking of supply, Harman has announced a few at the 2014 CES and among them is this awesome looking pair known as the JBL Synchros S400BT Bluetooth Headphones. the S400BT packs JBL professional audio sound with PureBass performance, delivered through a set of 40mm driver, as well as advanced aptX encoding for high-quality wireless audio experience. though essentially a Bluetooth headphones, it still offers a plug-in cable to cope with times when the battery runs out of juice and this cable also allow the continue usage of the cans even while the battery is charging. Continue reading JBL Synchros S400BT Bluetooth Headphones
normally, a pair of DJ headphones is not quite suitable for everyday non-DJ use, but with the AKG Y55 DJ Headphones, it is designed specifically for both. you can expect this pair of DJ audio cans to deliver “legendary AKG signature sound with enhanced bass” in a piece of hardware that is said to have “made to DJ specs.” features include 3.5mm hard gold-plated audio plug, snug-fitting ear cushions, closed-back design to prevent sound bleed and ambient noise disturbance, single-side detachable cable with inline universal remote and integrated microphone, rotatable earcup for one-ear monitoring, a rugged design to stand up to daily abuse, and a 3d-axis fold-flat design to facilitate easy storage and transportation. it comes supplied with a 3.5mm to 6.3mm plug adapter to ensure maximum compatibility with whatever hardware. Continue reading AKG Y55 DJ Headphones
with so many Bluetooth speakers flooding the market, it becomes a daunting task for manufacturers and users alike to stand out from the crowd, but it seems like JBL might have the answer to this ‘pressing’ issue and it comes in the form of JBL Pulse High-Fidelity Wireless Speaker. at a glance, its cylindrical form factor may lead one to believe it is the Charge, but reassure that the Pulse is not the Charge and it is so named for good reason. the Pulse readily offers JBL-quality audio with 2x 6W of stereo audio output delivered through two 40mm drivers and a custom-tuned bass port, plus an innovative multi-LED light show to add some visual vibes to your on-the-go partying. seriously, we never thought we would say this, but we kind of like the idea of pulsating light. Continue reading JBL Pulse High-Fidelity Wireless Speaker
we said it before and we will say it again: Bluetooth speakers are popping out in the market like every other day and so unless we sit here 24/7, we couldn’t be possibly listing out each and every one. in fact, there are times we would secretly vow not to feature another one that comes along, but just look at the JBL Spark Wireless Speaker – seriously, how can we not feature it? as the President of Harman Lifestyle Michael Mauser puts it “the bright colors and megaphone shape catch your eye immediately”, well sir, we couldn’t agree more – the Spark indeed catches our eye, specially the red one. it is JBL’s way of saying you can have serious sound, but need not to look serious. fun, it is. Continue reading JBL Spark Wireless Speaker