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Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

Hands-On: ViewSonic X100-4K Serves Up Solid Value 4K LED Projection

Thanks to its budget price point and ability to produce nicely saturated colors and inky blacks, the Viewsonic X100-4K is a great all-around option for home theater projects.

Arlen Schweiger · July 21, 2021

URC Total Control Yamaha MusicCast

URC Total Control Now Integrates with Yamaha MusicCast

New module connects URC Total Control Accelerator 3 OS with Yamaha devices featuring MusicCast wireless streaming audio ecosystem.

Arlen Schweiger · May 21, 2021

Sonos Roam Provides Music Lovers a Portable, Battery-Powered Smart Speaker

Weighing less than a pound, the $169 Sonos Roam battery-powered smart speaker features Sonos software, automatic Sonos Trueplay EQ, and the company’s new Sound Swap technology.

Robert Archer · March 09, 2021

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SnapAV Adds Greg Simmons in Exec Role; Charlie Kindel to Depart

Greg Simmons becomes VP, Industry Partnerships for SnapAV, which announced personnel promotions as well as Charlie Kindel’s departure; product development investment for ‘centers of excellence.’

Arlen Schweiger · November 12, 2020

Ring Always Home Cam Amazon drone

Ring Announces Indoor Drone, Car Security Products

At Amazon event, Ring introduced the Always Home Cam drone for flying indoor footage, plus new car alarm and camera; latest Echo devices shown as well.

Arlen Schweiger · September 24, 2020

Redefining the Smart Home for the Modern Consumer

As customers become more familiar with smart devices, more smart tech installation projects will be coming down the pipeline. Here are some tips to help prepare your business.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2020

Injured US Air Force Veteran Receives New Smart Home Thanks to BHH, Kwikset

Thanks to some savvy integrators, Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers is able to enjoy his new home complete with smart security products and voice controls.

CE Pro Editors · June 01, 2020

Hisense Laser TV

Hands On: CE Pro Reviews Hisense Laser TV

Hisense Laser TV brings powerful short-throw projection into small to medium sized spaces, with modern features like 4K video and a laser light engine.

Robert Archer · March 03, 2020

Samsung Debuts 2020 QLED 8K TV Line

The company’s new flagship Q950TS QLED 8K TV features a next-gen quantum processor, Alexa and Google Assistant integration and more.

CE Pro Editors · January 07, 2020