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CES 2014: Panasonic

by Bruno Cardinal

CES 2014: Panasonic

On October 31 , Panasonic announced the cessation of production of plasma TVs , the exercise was deemed unprofitable in the current market environment ( dominated by sales of LCD TVs ) . The Japanese giant is seen now forced to face a fierce competition on equal terms , without the umbrella of a proprietary […]

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Beolab 14 : The ultimate compact speaker ensemble

by Bruno Cardinal

Beolab 14 : The ultimate compact speaker ensemble

Bang & Olufsen has the reputation of making products with distinctive looks, built around proprietary technologies. Judging by what we see and hear from the new Beolab 14 speaker range, I would say this reputation is well deserved. The Beolab 14 is a compact, self-powered speaker system available in stereo (2.1) or surround (4.1 and […]

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TR: 4K and Ultra HD: same same…but different!

by Bruno Cardinal

TR: 4K and Ultra HD: same same…but different!

4K and Ultra HD are becoming popular buzzwords in the tech culture. But what exactly is do they mean? From a technical standpoint, 4K is synonymous to a digital image with an horizontal pixel count somewhere between 4000 and 5000.  In the cinema industry, 4K has become a popular option for capturing and stocking images. […]

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Bang & Olufsen Presents the BeoLab12

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

Bang & Olufsen Presents the BeoLab12

Bang & Olufsen, which never does things halfway, brings out the BeoLab12 from its box of ideas. These are active speakers that are attached directly to the wall. Faithful to Bang & Olufsen (B & O) standards, the BeoLab12 are designed with remarkable precision. Their specifications meet the highest requirements and the clean finish in […]

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Contest: Decorate the BeoSound 8

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

Contest: Decorate the BeoSound 8

Have you seen the BeoSound 8 from Bang & Olufsen? It’s probably one of the prettiest iPod docking stations you can find on the market today. The two large colour discs that cover the powerful speakers of the BeoSound 8 are surely what distinguish it most from other docks. Through a contest, Bang & Olufsen […]

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Camera: A Sony That Is Thin, Fast and Rugged

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

Camera: A Sony That Is Thin, Fast and Rugged

Sony recently introduced a new model of ultra-thin cameras: the Cyber-shot T-series (DSC-TX200V). Not only is this camera very thin, it is also the aim-and-shoot camera with the highest resolution. Filled with technical features that exceed the competition, the Sony TX200V is also wrapped in a durable casing that protects it from the external elements. […]

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With Napster Gone, Discover Rdio!

by Nicolas Bédard

With Napster Gone, Discover Rdio!

Technology and new media is evolving. Following the buyout of Napster by Rhapsody, the service was discontinued on December 16, 2011 for an undetermined period. Luckily, Sonos supports other music services, including Rdio. Like with Napster before it, you will have access to an extensive library of music for $ 9.99 a month. Sociability is […]

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What Not To Do with a Smart TV?

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

What Not To Do with a Smart TV?

There is a buzz about new smart televisions and Blu-ray players that can connect to the Web. The list of selling points is long and the applications available are among the reasons that will push you to buy a “smart” product. But watch out, the most advertised applications are also the least interesting. Based on […]

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EarSet 3i from Bang & Olufsen

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

EarSet 3i from Bang & Olufsen

The EarSet 3i are the latest products presented by Danish company Bang & Olufsen. Capable of exceptional sound quality, the EarSet 3i luxury headphones are a model derived from the EarSet 1 Mobile. In fact, they are the in-ear version of the EarSet 1 Mobile, which cover the ears. The design is clearly signed Bang […]

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Yamaha Restio ISX-800: Wall Mounted

by Charles-Edouard Carrier

Yamaha Restio ISX-800: Wall Mounted

The Restio audio device is perfectly designed. This compact Yamaha system combines a CD player, AM/FM tuner, iPhone / iPod dock, USB port and alarm clock, easily integrating into any urban and refined decor. You can use the Restio to listen to CDs, the radio, music stored on Apple devices or on a USB key. […]

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