GenevaSound Comes Stateside


GenevaSound has finally become available in the U.S. This fine Swiss "furniture music" combines wood with all-in-one audio sounds. The system has a built-in slot-loading CD player, FM tuner and a line-in connection for all iPods and iPhones, as well as wireless systems, satellite radio, TVs and PCs. Inside the deluxe box are all-digital Class D amps with Geneva EmbracingSound signal processor that uses algorithms for excellent stereo sound. Not to mention it looks bitchin'. Their top of the line audio home theater will cost you $3,999.99, comes in black or white and will make the entire neighborhood green with media-envy.

Via Geneva Sound

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February 23, 2009

Squeezebox Offers Napster


Logitech has added Napster to its
music players. You only need your existing wireless home network to receive access to 7 million songs on demand from both major and independent labels. Create your own playlist or let Napster Automix create a custom one for you after you select a few of your fave tracks or artists. After a free 30 day trial period, you pay a subscription fee of $12.95 per month.

Via Logitech

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February 20, 2009

Freakin' Friday! CC CWF WiFi Internet Radio


Thinking of making the switch to Internet Radio with a stand-alone player? The CC CWF WiFi Radio has access to over 11,000 stations worldwide. At the small size of 3.9 x 6.5 x 3.9", you can search by location and genre at the same time. The device features 99 memory presets, an alarm with 5 settings, a sleep timer and an Ethernet port. Since it is wireless you can stream music and audio from your PC or Mac. The CC WiFi so impressed us by its simplicity and style that we have made it our Freakin' Friday pick this week at its moderate price of $191.38.

Via CC CWF WiFi Radio

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February 18, 2009

ServiceLive - You Choose the Price


Sears has opened a ServiceLive beta site. The coolest thing about it is that you choose the price you are willing to pay to the provider and only need to cough up the funding when the job is completed. This doesn't just apply to the usual appliances. It includes wireless networking, PC repairs, home theater installation and audio and TV repair. Sears claims that all of the providers undergo criminal, civil and vehicle background checks. And if you are handy at any of the above, you can join ServiceLive by putting your profile on their site with no obligation to accept gigs you don't want. You only need to pay them a 10% finders fee if you accept.

Via Service Live

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February 16, 2009

VIZIO Sound Bar

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VIZIO has recently released a Universal Sound Bar and wireless subwoofer system for those with home theaters. Compatible with almost any HDTV, the VSB210WS features SRS TruSurround HD for better sound and TruVolume for limiting noise levels. The 39.95 x 4.82 x 4.33" system has four 3" high-efficiency mid/bass transducers, two 1" high-performance aluminum neodymium tweeters, a 2.4Ghz wireless subwoofer with 6.5" long throw and a high excursion driver. The system will be a decently priced $349.99 and comes with remote.


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Pioneer to Drop TV Products


Pioneer Electronics announced that it is leaving the TV business and will cut 10,000 jobs by March 2010. Instead they will concentrate on car and home electronics such as DJ equipment, cable TV set-top boxes and audio products. In a recent DisplaySearch report, the company ranked fifth in the plasma TV market, down 9% from the previous year. If you want to purchase or already own one of their TVs, Pioneer says it will still provide after-sales service. Our first audio receiver was a Pioneer and they certainly are experts when it comes to sound. We hope the move saves the company.

Note: No sooner did we hear the news about Pioneer, Vizio also announced that they are getting out of the plasma business, partially due to the popularity of LCD. Co-founder Laynie Newsome claims that they don't sell as well when displayed in bright lighting and. The company plans on focusing on its own line of LCD sets.

Via Twice

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February 12, 2009

Creative Lowers Xmod Music System Price


We've told you before about Creative Labs Xmod wireless music system with its simplified usage. It takes your music files and makes them sound better than an original CD with X-fi technology. No home network is needed since it wirelessly transmits from your PC to anywhere in your home. What we couldn't tell you back then is that the Xmod has recently been reduced 60%. At a price of $91.99 with free shipping, even an amateur can set up the music system as it needs no special software or driver to operate. Plug in and you are good to go.

Via Creative Labs Xmod wireless music system

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February 9, 2009

iBoard Functional Furniture


This takes functional furniture to a "whole 'nother level." The Swiss company iBoard creates multimedia furniture. It transmits a 2.4 GHz radio signal to a system of a 100W digital amplifier, 4 speakers and 8" subwoofer. The system is waterproof and can dock iPods, iPhones and most MP3 players. The result is that it can play anywhere in or outside your house wirelessly up to 100m.

Via Born Rich

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February 2, 2009

Sonos On The Rise

We recently heard from Thomas Meyer of Sonos who had such great news we had to share. Not only did they have a great December, their Controller for iPhone seems to be a hit.

Since Apple dispensed with iTunes Fairplay DRM, Sono owners can now get iTunes Plus (which will upgrade music to DRM-free, higher quality sound) and buy from the iTunes store. Not only that, you can access Rhapsody, Napster or SIRIUS/XM as well as free access to 15,000 radio stations worldwide, and Pandora.

Sonos launched their Configurator late last year so now DIY-ers can build their own system before purchase. And if you want to find out more before you buy, you can keep up @SonosPR Twitter.

(Thanks, Thomas)

Via Sonos at Sonos Music

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January 30, 2009

Freakin' Friday! - eneloop Batteries


Almost every gadget we have runs on batteries. It's really frustrating when you are in the middle of an interview and your recorder goes dead or you are at a concert and are cut off in mid-song. About a year ago we purchased some Sanyo eneloops, one of the greatest inventions in history. (We are not all that fond of sliced bread.) Not only do they come pre-charged, they hold their charge even when not in use.


During that year, we have recharged twice, and only because we figured they had to be running down. We also received, via rebate, free C and D adapters, for those times when you need that flashlight. If you are looking for batteries won't destroy the environment, can be recharged up to 1,000 times without affecting memory and can withstand extreme temperatures, eneloops are like a gift from God Sanyo for less than $20.00.

Via eneloop Batteries

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