7 Top CE Pro Product Stories of 2018

These products grabbed significant attention on, so here's a recap of why these products were so well-received in the first half of 2018.

7 Top CE Pro Product Stories of 2018
Several products like the Optoma UHZ65 saw a large amount of interest and traffic here on Check out why in our article and slideshow!

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Andrew Nichols · July 5, 2018

We post a lot of articles, and while sometimes products get lost in the shuffle in between breaking news and our featured articles, occasionally the products themselves are the stars.

Here's a list we've compiled of the top seven product posts of Q1 2018 according to site traffic and social media response, and why they are significant. Also, check out the attached slideshow to read a more in-depth look at each product. 

1. Control4 CA-1

This article on the Control4 CA-1 took a lot of people by surprise, partly due to its affordability ($350) and IoT solutions. 

Read the full article: Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

2. JBL L100 Classic 

Harman International made headlines back in January when it announced the revival of the JBL L100 Classic speaker, JBL's all-time best-selling loudspeakers. 

Read the full article: Harman Reintroduces JBL L100 Classic Speaker

3. Optoma UHZ65

CE Pro's senior editor Robert Archer posted a review of the Optoma UHZ65 4K projector a few months ago, and with it came a lot of buzz on social media and in our comments section! 
As he said in his review, "...while not perfect, I think Optoma pretty much nailed it with the launch of the UHZ65, which checks so many boxes in the column of “must have” when it comes to projector features and performance." 

4. Sony X900F and X850F 

Sony's been enjoying the success of its X900E and X850E 4K TV models over the last year, but back in February, the company announced its latest models, the X900F and X850F to a similarly great reception. In fact, our article on the announcement remains one of the most viewed and discussed product posts on of 2018. 

5. RTI XP-8v

Touting its most powerful processor ever, RTI started off its fiscal year by announcing the third-generation XP-8v Advanced Control Processor

6. Naim Uniti Atom 

Much like the Optoma postCE Pro's senior editor Robert Archer wrote a review of the Naim Uniti Atom, and it received a lot of traction from our readers on social media. 
As he said in his review, the Uniti Atom is a, "...nice solution for millennials that want a true high-performance component and don't want the additional cost and complexity of a full home theater."

7. Ambisonic Systems Model 6.5HD-AW-L

Originally announced back in February, the Model 6.5HD-AW-L from Ambisonic systems turned heads because the company took into account the audiophile market when developing its outdoor speaker system.

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  About the Author

Andrew is a journalist and educator living in the Providence area. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a gaming and tech website, and the Managing Editor of his university newspaper, The Torch. He received his Bachelors in Writing and Masters in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Andrew at

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Products · Media · Slideshow · Ambisonic Systems · Control4 · JBL · Naim Audio · Optoma · RTI · All Topics
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