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Samsung HW-K950

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r the longest time my recommendation for people shopping for sound bars was “spend no more than $500.” Sound quality doesn’t typically take a massive leap beyond this amount, because the necessity of keeping cabinets small and bar-like restricts how good they sound. In the past year I’ve been rethinking my approach after hearing excellent-sounding […]

Under Armour’s new sports headphones track your heart rate (hands-on)

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Under Armour has partnered with JBL to create a pair of in-ear Bluetooth sports headphones with a built-in heart-rate sensor. Bose and Jabra also make in-ear sports headphones with an integrated heart-rate monitor, so this isn’t a unique product, but few sports headphones offer this feature. Under Armour has one advantage, though: The UA Sport […]

Amazon’s $40 Fire TV Stick Now Comes With the Power of Alexa

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STREAMING STICKS MAKE it hard to justify buying a set-top box. Unless you want 4K video and CPU-intensive games, a dongle should do. With ample processing power, dual-band Wi-Fi, affordable prices, and grab-and-go portability, you’ll see a lot of HDMI streaming sticks stuffing stockings this year. You press the mic button on the remote and […]

Everything We Know About Nintendo Switch

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NINTENDO’S NEXT CONSOLE is almost here. Nintendo Switch, previously codenamed NX and announced this morning, is on track to release in March 2017. When it’s out, your home and portable play will be combined into one unit: Switch is a tablet with detachable controllers that can dock with your TV, playing its games anywhere. The […]

The Changing Face of What We Own

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CTA recently published its 17th Annual Ownership and Market Potential Study full of incredible insights into the technology U.S. households own. Device ownership among U.S. households is always in flux. At any given time, device ownership will be growing, declining or growing but at a declining (i.e. slowing) rate so that ownership rates are likely […]

Consumers’ Journey to Purchase: A Long and Winding Road?

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Manufacturers and retailers alike need to know where, when and how to connect with consumers along their purchase journey; however, winning the sale is not the final destination. Understanding post-purchase behaviours is equally critical for the industry as these steps ultimately lead the consumer to return to the path to purchase. Smartphones present a convenient […]

WATCH: This Startup Is Making Paper-Thin Batteries

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Tech products are becoming more sleek, light and portable every year. The Paper Battery Co. created battery enhancement technology to make batteries that are paper-thin and flexible. Check out the video below from this 2015 Innovation Entrepreneur Award Startup of the Year winner: The 2016 Innovation Entrepreneur Award winners will be announced at Innovate! and […]

VIDEO: Intel Introduces Immersive Experiences with Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality has the power to change the way we interact with technology and the world. Earlier this month at its Intel Developer Forum, Intel (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) introduced “merged reality,” an intersection of the virtual and physical worlds. Check out the video to learn more: Related posts: Bang for the Buck: […]

Product Design and its Impact on Consumer Durables Industry.

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Two days ago I visited a consumer durable store in Montreal, to check out the product offerings that were available to the customer.and compare it to what is available in India.  What I saw there got me thinking on the aspect of product design from an Indian context. First thing that struck me as that […]

10 Best: DJ Equipment 2014

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We pick ten essential pieces of equipment for vinyl and digital DJs alike, with equipment from Pioneer, Native Instruments and Ortofon all featured. Twenty years ago the options for a DJ were simple: two turntables, a mixer and a pair of headphones. Nowadays things are quite different – although there are still many purists who […]

ONE REMOTE YOU DON’T WANT TO LOSE: NEEO CONTROLS YOUR TV AND SMART HOME

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Universal remotes have been both a blessing and a curse. Instead of having three or four remotes to lose between the couch cushions, now it’s quite common to use a single device to control the TV, cable box, and sound system. All that functionality just makes the pain of losing that remote all the more […]

Top 5 Wireless Home Theater Systems

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You don’t like the messy wires occupying your place or you rather want to enjoy the option of controlling your sound system through your mobile or a mp3 player and at times you like having a sound system at banks of beach or while you are on a picnic with your friends or family. There […]