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No, Seriously, Roku TV Wireless Speakers Only Works With Roku TV

In a strange move, Roku has introduced a pair of wireless speakers, simply called Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The speakers alone aren’t strange, but the fact that it only works with Roku TV is. Like, isn’t this trying to lock consumers into an ecosystem? You know, like what Apple have been doing all this years? Anyways, so yes, Roku TV Wireless Speakers is meant to work with Roku TV and only Roku TV. Luckily, the market is not lacking of affordable Roku TVs, including those from TCL, Sharp, HiSense and more, and recently, JVC too. Continue reading No, Seriously, Roku TV Wireless Speakers Only Works With Roku TV

Sony’s Newest 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Has Legs That Are Speakers

As always, Sony has a lot to show at this year’s CES, but nothing will catch our eyes like the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 from the brand’s Life Space UX product line. Unlike LG’s, Sony isn’t going for portability or compactness. On contrary, the LSPX-A1 is huge in every aspects from the price to the size to the performance promised. At a glance, the projector looks like a home entertainment console by itself (yes, it is that big), but rest assure, the size and illusion of it being a furniture are all part of the design which is line with the Life Space UX’s mission. Continue reading Sony’s Newest 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Has Legs That Are Speakers

LG HU80K 4K UHD Home Projector Is Compact And Said To Be “Affordable”

Love the idea of watching movies in 4K but have no desire to deal with cumbersome LED display? Well, then look forward to LG HU80K series 4K UHD home projectors, the first 4K UHD projector from the South Korea electronic giant that touts versatility in placement and portability, and it also happens to be the recipient of CE’ Best of Innovation award. With the LG HU80K series 4K UHD home projectors, LG broke new ground by introducing a 4K-capable projector that is just half the size of comping 4K projectors, while not sacrificing image quality and perhaps, most importantly, it will be “easier on the wallet.” Though, how much easier, it is not known at this point. Continue reading LG HU80K 4K UHD Home Projector Is Compact And Said To Be “Affordable”

Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Set-top box, Apple TV, media player, game console and in some instance, even the good’ol Bluray player, or god forbids, a DVD player, are gadgets one would find stash on the shelves of the TV console of a typical home entertainment buff. Obviously, the result is not impressive, but clutter and this is an area where AirTV can help. It may not replicate every devices, but it could keep you entertained the same, if not more with very much less clutter. Best of all, with an optional antenna adapter, it can even let you watch local, over-the-air channels right from the same interface. Continue reading Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Kien Sound System Wants to Take the Place of Your HiFi, Home Cinema, Soundbar and Even Portable Speakers

As much as we hate to admit, most of us are drown in gadgets. Speakers alone would have account for something. Consider this: you probably have a home entertainment system (a soundbar or multi-channel setup), a desktop speaker system, and a portable speaker for times when you needed portability. That’s a lot of speakers to deal with and not to mention the hard-earned money you have to drop for each setup. An Amsterdam-based company believes they have a brilliant solution, a speaker system that will address all your home entertainment and music needs, and it is called Kien. While its product name doesn’t say a lot about it, Kien is actually a modular, multi-room sound system that promise high-fidelity sound wherever you go. Continue reading Kien Sound System Wants to Take the Place of Your HiFi, Home Cinema, Soundbar and Even Portable Speakers

Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

previously only available to lucky folks in the Land of the Rising Sun, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Playstation TV is finally heading to the U.S. for $99. scheduled to hit the stores this Fall, which means it is sure to make it to many people’s holiday gifting list. the whole idea behind Playstation TV is to allow you to savor a variety of Playstation content on the TV. Playstation TV lets you download select Playstation Vita games PSP games, as well as Playstation games from PS One classic, stream select PS3 games to the device via PS Now launching later this year. if you already have a Playstation 4, the device allows you to remote play on a second TV in your home. some PS Vita games will also be playable on Playstation TV using PS Vita cards. Continue reading Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

Tango PC Goes On Second Round Of Funding, Promised Free PC For Early Backers

if the Upworthy post title didn’t grab your attention, we seriously don’t know what will. anyway, that’s what Tango PC promised if they hit a certain milestone on their second round of crowdfunding endeavor, following the first which rolled in $300k for the tooling and first production order. now that the stage is set, Tango wants to expand into retail channel globally and hence, the second funding campaign. if you haven’t heard, Tango PC is a revolutionary pocket size PC that weighs in at a mere 200g (7 ounces) and is no bigger than a large smartphone. aesthetically, it kind of resemble a portable hard drive (and the docking station, a console) and though it is compact, it does require a docking station to work with your monitor or TV display. Continue reading Tango PC Goes On Second Round Of Funding, Promised Free PC For Early Backers

Amazon Fire TV

we are all familiar with smartphones. now imagine a smartphone squeezed into a flat, black box with no display and no buttons, now that’s essentially what the Amazon Fire TV is. set top is not the newest thing on planet earth, but the Amazon Fire TV wants to expand your couch potato universe further by letting you play popular games on it with an optional proper game controller with a la-Xbox controller design, but with familiar Android controls as well as media buttons along the edge. and we heard big names in the gaming industry are in it too, such as Minecraft. anyway, as for being a streaming media player, it streams 1080p and offers access to big entertainment channels like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Showtime, Hulu Plus and more. Continue reading Amazon Fire TV

CuBox-i Miniature Computer

for those who are toying with the idea of getting Apple TV or Chromecast or any Android-based TV set top box to extend your couch potato career, you might want give this minuscule computer, the CuBox-i, a thought. measuring a mere 2-inch by 2-inch by 2-inch, (it literally fits into the palm of your hand) the CuBox-i is as capable as most regular-sized computer and despite its tiny stature, it is not lacking in features and connectivity options; they includes HDMI output, a pair of USB ports, Ethernet, infrared, microUSB for external peripherals, and a microSD card slot for microSD with your favorite OS. Continue reading CuBox-i Miniature Computer

ZTE FunBox Home Entertainment Console

when Ouya was announced, it practically kickstarts a console game revolution that probably startled giants like Sony and Microsoft a little and also sees gaming peripheral makers Mad Catz and the likes jumping on the bandwagon. the latest company to join in the fun is Chinese handset maker ZTE with its very own and first gaming console, the FunBox (didn’t we say join in the ‘Fun’?). developed with China’s leading video game developer The9, this uber affordable device is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, clocking in at 1.8GHz and has 2GB of RAM to back up the clockwork. the colorful console also packs 8GB of flash storage, 72-core GeForce graphics processor, Bluetooth technology and built-in dual-band and dual-antenna WiFi. Continue reading ZTE FunBox Home Entertainment Console