Bluetooth envy? D-Link audio extender adds performance, enhancement

With all the latest Bluetooth speakers to hit the market, a lot of people are experiencing envy. No matter the kind of home speaker setup, it’s probably not as quick or convenient as streaming audio wirelessly through a mobile tablet or smartphone. The apps for those mobile devices make access to all sorts of music more »


Home networking: Why wired (not wireless) networks ensure the best possible at-home experience

We asked Fritz Werder, vice president and general manager of the renowned OnQ and NuVo product lines at Legrand, to give us a primer on why wireless is not the be-all end-all in today’s home networks. Here’s what he had to say.

5 home theater design tips for a fab room

While it may look effortless, home theater design can be tricky. Geting a media room that has both the performance and aesthetics you desire isn’t as simple as plopping a bunch of gear into a room and hitting play. It’s a little more complicated than that.

Mounting a TV yourself isn’t as hard as it seems

Welcome to our  series of guest blogs from the team at SANUS in which the company identifies common homeowner design problems and offers solutions. Here, SANUS’s Lauren Theobald explores how truly easy it is to mount a TV yourself with a little guidance and the help of a friend. (After you read it, we recommend you check out more »

The 2014 ‘no-BS’ high-tech Mother’s Day gift guide

‘m a mother of four and while I’m not usually one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I find it humorous when people buy me Mother’s Day gifts based on what they think a mother should want. Many years ago, someone–we won’t mention names–got me a baby-food maker for Mother’s Day.

How to pick the perfect piece of entertainment furniture

Shopping for the a piece of home entertainment furniture that suits your system, decor, and taste? Dave Adams, marketing manager of BDI, offers his expert advice.

How Moonshine Kingdom became the first 4K streaming flick

This January at CES, NanoTech Entertainment announced its NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player ($299) and UltraFlix streaming service. The device and service made waves as one of the first 4K Ultra HD streaming players, and is poised to be the Apple TV for 4K media.


Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control review

My electricity bills are astronomical. I mean, they are sincerely embarrassing. That’s no doubt due to the fact that the city I live in insisted we keep our old craftsman windows on the front of our little bungalow despite making us jump through hoops in other areas during our home remodel.

Can you find the speaker in this picture? Our 7 favorite design-tech companies

Every home has its issues, whether it is an ominous pillar in the middle of your proposed media room, awkward room dimensions, or difficult room materials with which to work. Luckily, there are a lot of brilliant manufacturers who are creative enough to offer design solutions that make your home both high-tech and high-style. Here are our favorite solutions-based companies that provide the best of technology and design with an eye on keeping your home beautiful and serene.


Here’s how to get rid of messy wires with a TV wall mount

You can simply secure a flat-panel TV to the wall and be done with it, but we’re getting more sophisticated and with that we’re starting to demand a better look to our media arrangement. Custom installers can give us that professional, clean look with a mounted TV, but what if you’re trying to do it yourself?


Bluetooth lighting options soon available with Samsung

Look out Lumen and Philips, Samsung has finally stepped into the Bluetooth wireless light bulb playground. Of course, no one could seriously think that Samsung would let this growing segment go untouched, right? Samsung’s recent announcement of its LED lamp solutions comes on the heels of Philips hue introducing three new models into its own more »

Yes you can! Create a small home theater in any room with these 5 tips

Most people think they have to overhaul a sprawling basement or game room in order to create a true home theater experience. But that’s certainly not the case. You can create a true home theater, a room that lets you escape from the outside world and immerse yourself in top-notch audio and larger-than-life video in so much as a spare room.