Electronics

GLA-55 ($1,000) This striking desktop speaker system, which, with its stereo mini-jack connector is best paired with a computer or iPod, has both audio and visual appeal. The outer shell, which is...
M80 ($2,995) Meridian’s M80 is the compact player system to be beat. Using the same electrical guts and general aesthetic silhouette as the highly lauded F80 (see Robb Report, June 2008), the new M80...
Q2 ($130) The Q2 Smart Bluetooth headset from wireless product manufacturer BlueAnt is comfortable and highly functional. It is lightweight and comes with an optional easy-to-adjust ear loop. Dual...
Ethos ($6,495 per pair) Kansas-based electrostatic speaker manufacturer MartinLogan incorporated a number of innovations into its new Ethos models to improve the low-frequency response, while...
DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player ($4,500) This player from 100-year-old electronics giant Denon holds the title for world’s first universal Blu-ray player, though others have followed suit since...
Jawbone Icon ($100) Simple yet functional is perhaps the most apt descriptor for the Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset. Its minute dimensions and featherlight 9-gram weight eliminate the need for an ear...
Compact Reference ($37,000 per pair) This powerful little speaker model is the baby sister to Technical Audio Devices’ $70,000-per-pair flagship, the Reference One. The Compact Reference, or CR-1,...
DCD-A100 ($2,500) This is the only dedicated CD/SACD player in Denon’s current model lineup. It utilizes a 32-bit, 192-kHz digital-to-analog converter to deliver a high-fidelity audio signal, as well...
Jabra Stone ($130) This Bluetooth headset is easy to love. The microphone and earpiece deliver flawless audio for callers on both ends of the line, and it is among the smallest and lightest headsets...
AVR-A100 ($2,500) No home audio/video system is complete without a receiver to distribute signals, and Denon’s 100th Anniversary Collection has 9.2 channels’ worth of connectivity to wheel and deal...
DBP-A100 ($2,500) Denon’s 100th-anniversary universal Blu-ray player uses patented Denon Link 4th technology in its HDMI signal transference to minimize the audio and video jitter that typically...
PMA-A100 ($2,500) This integrated amp is the ideal hub for Denon two-channel gear. Denon placed the preamp and output circuitry independent from the transformer coils to minimize electrical...
During the second week of January, the technology world converged in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), now in its 45th year. The 2013 show set a record in terms of exhibition space,...
It is no wonder that the BeoPlay A9 self-powered loudspeaker system, the most powerful performer from Bang & Olufsen’s sister brand B&O Play, won a coveted “Best of Innovations” award at the...
The big news in the TV world during the past year was the debut of 4K TVs, which manufacturers Sony and LG began shipping in October. (Rumor has it that Samsung will unveil its 4K foray at the...
The newest offering from Strut—a San Clemente, Calif.–based purveyor of luxury automobile accessories—is a departure from its usual selection of grilles and wheels. The Strut Launchport is an iPad...
For over a decade, Germany’s AMG (for Analog Manufaktur Germany—no relation to the AMG branch of automaker Mercedes-Benz) has been providing specialized, high-tolerance parts for many of the world’s...
In September, English audio component expert dCS began shipping its latest and most impressive digital-audio system to date. Priced at $110,000 for the four-component system, the dCS Vivaldi...
Sonus faber, the Italian manufacturer known for its stylish loudspeakers, has introduced a special-edition version of its widely praised Elipsa speaker model. The Elipsa SE, which began reaching U.S...
Vertu has introduced its latest addition to the Constellation collection—the sleek Constellation Black Neon ($8,300)—revealing a redesigned handset with polished black stainless steel, black ceramic...
Newly launched audio product manufacturer AudioXperts—founded by a team of industry experts whose backgrounds range from product design to recording and engineering—unveiled its first line of...
For more than 40 years, Crestron Electronics has produced industry-leading home-automation systems. Today, those systems enable homeowners to control every electronic aspect of their dwelling—from...
The erudite engineers of Carson City, Nev.-based Wisdom Audio have begun delivering the first on-wall speakers of its namesake Wisdom line: the LS4 and its slightly smaller sister, the LS3. In...
Harman International in Northridge, Calif., is one of the country’s largest research centers for developing cutting-edge loudspeaker technology. At this massive 44-acre site just north of Los Angeles...
Sharp has just released its largest LED television yet. Standing nearly 4 feet tall and stretching more than 6 feet wide, the 90-inch Aquos LED TV (approximately $11,000) remains thin and light (at...
German-based camera maker Leica has collaborated with Parisian fashion house Hermès on a pair of limited-edition cameras: the Leica M9-P Edition Hermès, priced at $25,000 and limited to 300 pieces;...
Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has created a more rugged version of its smartphone, which debuts in stores this month. The 152-year-old brand, known for its partnership with Formula 1 and its race-...
Boutique Danish speaker maker Davone just began shipping to U.S. dealers its compact Mojo speakers, which are suitable for placement on a bookshelf, table, or stand and also can be mounted on-wall...
Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has teamed up with the design arm of German automaker Porsche to create the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone. The $2,000 P’9981 takes BlackBerry’s Bold...
According to Meridian Audio cofounder Bob Stuart, his company’s newest digital-signal-processing (DSP) loudspeaker, the M6, produces “world-class sound that all but disappears in the room.” The M6...

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