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Bob Archer’s 2018 Home-Technology Products of the Year

CE Pro senior editor Bob Archer chooses his favorite products Sony, Bowers & Wilkins, Araknis, Bose and Inneos as highlights from this past year as the top solutions in the residential technology market

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Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series

Many companies try to implement trickle-down engineering concepts with their loudspeakers, but few companies have accomplished it to the level of Bower & Wilkins’ 600 Series speakers. The popular British audio company’s latest product line features new drivers and new industrial designs at reasonable price points, and they are applicable to music and home theater applications.
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SnapAV Araknis 110 Series and 310 Series Routers
At this point, having a solid network is a fundamental component of any smart home...
Bose 700 Series Soundbar
The latest soundbars from Bose are competitively priced and offer room friendly...
Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series
Many companies try to implement trickle-down engineering concepts with their...
Control4 OS Update
This past fall, Control4 introduced its new 2.10.4 operating system that includes...
Epson 4010 Projector
Utilizing Epson’s 4K-pixel shifting technologies, the new 4010 also incorporates...
Emotiva AirMotiv E2 speaker
The Emotiva Airmotiv E2 surround speaker is one of the best values in the entire...
Inneos In-Room InvisiCable Kit
Providing today and tomorrow’s bandwidth to support a wealth of A/V formats, the...
Luxul AC1900 Dual Band Access Point
Luxul’s newest AP impressively covers a range of homes with wireless network...
PSB Speakers M4U-8 Headphones
Utilizing years of engineering experience from Paul Barton and research from...
Roku 4K Premiere
As a diehard Apple guy, it was really surprising to me after years of hearing about...
Seymour Screen Excellence Color Temp Tunable White Bias Lighting Kit
One of the best product demonstrations I saw at the CEDIA Expo 2018 show earlier this...
Sony Professional MicroLED
I remember seeing Sony Professional’s MicroLED video wall series at the InfoComm...
Stewart Filmscreen Director's Choice
Updating its Director’s Choice screen solution, Stewart Filmscreen’s new version...

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