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10 Home-Tech Products for a More Joyous Holiday Season

Bringing joy with Sonos, Lutron, Kaleidescape and more: Some of the latest home-technology products to ring in a happier new year. Don't forget the power protection.

10 Home-Tech Products for a More Joyous Holiday Season
Home Theaters like this Pro Audio Technology immersive audio system can provide lots of holiday entertainment options through amenities such as ambient lighting to complement the room environment.

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Robert Archer · November 21, 2018

 With the holidays and the onslaught of holiday festivities here it means mass hysteria disguised as shopping, eating, and entertaining family and friends.   

There’s really nothing that can be done to improve the shopping, eating and busyness of the holiday season, but there is help available to make entertaining fun and easy.

Alongside novelties like Billy the Bass, clients should appreciate home-tech goodies that bring joyous music, video and ambiance all year long.

Gear for Ho Ho Ho Holidays ... and All Year Long

Enjoy sounds of the holiday from residential staples like SnapAV's Episode Signature 1700 in-ceiling loudspeaker, as well as newer solutions like the Blueound Pulse 2i soundbar and new Sonos Amp all offer a means to deliver entertainment in a range of applications.

To add a visual element to these festivities check out products from Roku and Kaleidescape. Complement the entertainment experience with the right ambiance, installing affordable lighting controls like Lutron Caseta.

Related: Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

If home theater is someone’s idea of home entertainment and holiday entertainment, nothing beats an immersive audio system that features Pro Audio Technology in-wall loudspeakers.

Don't be a scrooge this season. Insulate these plug-in products from power strikes and surges, using  power-protection products from the likes of SurgeX

Check out these 10 Joy-Inducing Tech Products in the gallery.



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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com

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Home Theater · Speakers · Amplifiers · Wireless · Networking & Cables · Networking · Audio/Video · Distributed Audio · Multiroom Video · Educate Your Customer · Products · Bluesound · Holidays · Kaleidescape · Lutron · Networking · Pro Audio Technology · All Topics
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