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CES 2014 Las Vegas– VOXX International unveiled new in-car and on-the-go electronics, new takes on rear-seat entertainment systems, and a car-audio marketing partnership with automotive lifestyle brand DUB.
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CES 2014 Las Vegas – Samsung used its 2014 International CES press conference to underscore a huge focus on Ultra HD TV (UHD), more than tripling the number of SKUs from 2013, while stressing specialized contributions to overall picture quality, future-proofing and feature performance.
CES 2014 Las Vegas — Monster is moving into the TV business.
The audio company kicked off its 35th anniversary celebration during International CES with its usual cadre of celebrity appearances, bolstered by the announcement of new partnerships, new power products and, of course, new headphones.
With a nod to its legacy, head monster Noel Lee said the company also plans to bring back its old cables and old logo.
CES 2014 Las Vegas – A curved 105-inch Ultra HD television with 21:9 aspect ratio, Ultra HD TVs with curved OLED displays up to 77 inches, an expanded selection of FullHD OLED TVs, and an expanded selection of Ultra HD LCD TVs up to 105 inches took center stage yesterday at LG’s press conference.
Las Vegas — Sharp is coming to International CES with its first Bluetooth speaker, first nearfield communications (NFC)-equipped Bluetooth soundbar, its first Bluetooth-equipped microsystem and first Bluetooth-equipped executive component system.
Sharp is also displaying its first Blu-ray/SACD player with WiSA-compliant wireless technology to stream soundtracks to WiSA-certified active speakers.
All products ship in the first half. Prices weren’t announced.
Las Vegas – Pioneer plans its first in-dash navigation units that connect to a cloud-based subscription service to download traffic and other data, and it will launch its first head units that are compatible with iDataLink’s Maestro module to retain OEM infotainment system functions in select Ford, Chrysler and GM vehicles.
Las Vegas – Traffic-data supplier INRIX teamed up with BMW to offer what they call the industry’s first in-car intermodal navigation system, which monitors real-time traffic conditions and alerts drivers to faster public modes of transportation.
The system, which will be displayed at International CES, also provides turn-by-turn navigation to the nearest bus or train station in time for the next departure.
Las Vegas – Krell Industries is bringing high-power Class A amplifiers back into its line after an absence of more than seven years but adding patent-pending technology to improve Class A efficiency and reduce Class A amplifier size to suit changing consumer lifestyles.
The amps are also positioned as making the most of high-resolution audio formats because Class A technology eliminates the crossover distortion generated by Class A/B amps.
As a result, the amps deliver the low-level details, subtleties and spatiality of high-resolution music, the company said.
Las Vegas — Funai Electric subsidiary P&F is bringing its first two Philips-brand under-TV speaker bases to International CES along with a wireless home-theater system and an expanded selection of soundbars and Bluetooth speakers.
The company is also adding AptX and AAC streaming over Bluetooth for the first time, offerings its first two active bookshelf speaker pairs with embedded Bluetooth, and launching multiple Apple-docking speakers, including its first with dual 30-pin and eight-pin Apple connectors.
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Las Vegas – Toshiba officially entered the Chromebook market today with a $279, 13.3-inch device.
While the Chromebook market has made a splash in education circles, Toshiba believes this model’s larger screen size will change the perception of the Chromebook from a browsing-centric device to one capable of serious productivity through the use of Google supplied docs, sheets and slides software.
To further highlight this new perception, Toshiba has powered the Chromebook with an updated Intel Celeron processor.