Q Acoustics’ Concept 300 speakers marry form with function. Its beautiful cabinet and tripod stand are designed to eliminate vibration, with technologies such as a gel separating each speaker cabinet’s layers and springs on the stand mount. Drops 3/2019 for $4,499.
The Cinera is a video headset with dual 2.5K displays and a 66º field of view to replicate the movie theater experience in the comfort of your home. It works with Android apps such as VLC and Netflix and can play 3D movies. It comes with a swing-arm mount for added comfort.
JBL’s Link Bar is a soundbar that has Android TV and Google Assistant built-in, which means it pairs well with all HDTVs, even ones without built-in smart features. It lets you use your voice to search for shows, switch inputs, ask questions, control your smart devices and more.
Sennheiser aims for the top with its first-ever speaker. The Ambeo soundbar has 13 drivers, including six 4″ woofers. Together with its calibration microphone and app to account for the acoustics of your room, it mimics a virtual 5.1.4 surround sound system. Drops 5/2019.
The second generation of LG’s CineBeam short-throw 4K laser projector has a horizontal orientation, making it easy to mount on any flat surface. It can create a 90″ image at 2″ away, and a 120″ at 7″ away. It can be operated via voice commands. Drops 2019.
The second version of Anker’s Nebula Prizm II is twice the price of its predecessor, but it’s resolution has been significantly increased, from just 480p to 1080p. It can create up to a 120″ display has up to 40º keystone correction, and has USB and HDMI inputs.
Wisejet’s two-part gadget lets you wirelessly mirror the screen of a USB-C device to an HDMI display up to 10 yards away. It doesn’t need an internet connection or even local Wi-Fi to work. Just plug in the transmitter to your USB-C device and the receiver to your HDMI display.
Devialet’s one-of-a-kind Phantom speakers are as huge as they are pricey. But the entry-level Phantom Reactor is at least within a mortal’s reach. The speaker packs the same room-filling, distortion-free sound as its bigger brothers, but in a smaller and less costly package.
Caavo’s Control Center is perfect for folks who have lots of streaming hardware, streaming subscriptions, or both. Plug them all in to the Control Center and you’ll be able to search through them as if they were one device. It also supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Fujifilm has developed an ultra short throw projector that has a lens that rotates on two axes. This allows for more options when mounting the device, as well as the option to aim at various surfaces – floor, wall, ceiling – without moving the device itself.
JBL revisits one of its most famous and bestselling speakers, updating its cabinet and drivers. The L100 Classic looks strikingly like the L100 bookshelf speakers from the ’70s, but it has an improved tweeter and dome. Available with an orange, black or blue grille.
Vizio’s 8-channel home theater sound system supports Dolby Atmos at a competitive price. Its 36″ sound bar has upward-firing drivers for immersive sound. It also has Chromecast built-in and works with Google Assistant. A 46″, 10-channel version is coming soon for $999.
Logitech’s new K600 TV is a Bluetooth keyboard designed for use with Smart TVs. It has a built-in directional pad and multitouch trackpad, as well as multimedia playback and left- and right-click mouse buttons. It can also be paired with computers and mobile devices.
The Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is a great way to navigate and control your home theater computer, or any Windows or Mac computer for that matter. The keyboard doubles as a multitouch trackpad. It lasts up to 8 mo. on 2 AAA batteries and works up to 65 ft. away.
The Aftermaster Pro is a small gadget that will enhance your TV’s sound, especially if you’re using its built-in speakers. It automatically increases the volume and depth and clarifies dialogue. Simply plug it in between your source and your TV and you’re good to go.
If you’re looking for a feature-packed soundbar that won’t break the bank, check out the new Yamaha YAS-108. It has Dolby Virtual:X virtual surround sound, a mode that boosts voices for clear dialogue and two built-in subwoofers. Has analog, optical, HDMI and Bluetooth inputs.
An idiotproof way to stream videos and music from a Mac to a variety of TVs, media players and speakers. Just drag and drop files, select a destination and start playing. It works with the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as devices that support AirPlay and Google Cast.