Not long ago, I was loaned a Hyundai Palisade SUV by Hyundai Canada so I could write a review of the vehicle's factory sound system. During the week-long review process, I also used the time to review the Nextbase 222 dash cam, which I first saw at CES 2020.
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Last year around CEDIA 2019 in late September, Hollywood and display manufacturers teamed up and announced Filmmaker Mode to the public. The idea behind it is that by having that mode, viewers can easily watch their movies and TV shows as directors intended.
I have a weird hobby. I like to sort of collect small Bluetooth speakers then complain about how bad they sound. I probably inherited the habit from my grandfather who used to do the same thing with tiny AM/FM radios. Nonetheless, it means I have tried tons and tons of them.
BluOS is now a mature streaming and multiroom platform, with Bluesound as is its lead brand. Its ecosystem includes compatible products like wireless speakers, soundbar/subwoofer combos, and streaming amplifiers made by manufacturers like Rotel, NAD, Dali, and a slew of other boutique brands. As a platform, BluOS has a reputation (and rightfully so) for sound quality above all rivals.
Totally Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones, otherwise known as true wireless, are hot right now. You can't find a company that doesn't make a pair, including many new companies that specialize in only true wireless.
Let me start by admitting that as a THX Certified Professional, I am confident in buying anything that has a THX logo on it. However, this doesn't mean that I end up loving everything I buy with that logo. For example, when THX Certified DVDs with bad transfer were released, or THX Certified VHS tapes, I was sorely disappointed.
Now that CES 2020 has officially wrapped up, here are a few more products that "wowed" us from the show floor.
There's a plethora of new TVs coming from LG as I observed through my in-depth tour with the Canadian team.
After attending a few pre-CES events along with walking the show floor on the first day, here are 5 AV products that caught my eye and are worth checking out.
What a year! Once again at CES Unveiled, the event is filled with products that are still in the pre-prototype stage (read: vaporware), including ones that have been "introduced" several years in a row but haven't yet gotten to their final stages of development. But amidst the sea of innovative but aspirational products were a few interesting ones.
With the Philips Hue Play Lights and Sync Box, the lights can not only "bleed to wall" but depending on how you set the other Philips Hue lights, you can be surrounded and literally immersed in colours matching what you're viewing.