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Somfy Launches Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for Natural Light Management

Somfy has recently announced the launch of its Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for simple, automated natural light management. Somfy’s first interior, do-it-yourself motorization solution is aimed at offering the end-user convenient control over indoor light, glare, heat, and privacy via a simple upgrade to their existing blinds. According to the company, with just a […]

CE Pro Editors · September 17, 2021

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Why Every Home Will Have Voice Control in 10 Years

Despite consumer concerns related to privacy, voice control is on track to become the most important change to user interface design since the touchscreen revolution.

CE Pro Editors · August 23, 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

SI Zen shades Ultimate Home Theatre

Canadian Dealer Uses SI Zen Shades to Create All-Season Space

Installed by Unlimited Home Theatre, motorized outdoor Screen Innovations Zen shading system transforms 1,400-square-foot deck with easy operation by Google voice control.

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2020

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Regional Accents Affect Voice Control Experience

A story from the website Gear Hungry states that St. Louis residents have the most understandable accent for voice control platforms, while Maine residents have the least understandable accent.

Robert Archer · July 23, 2020

Google Nest smart speaker

New Google Nest Smart Speaker Reportedly on the Way

Fully wrapped fabric treatment, roughly 9 x 6-inch dimensions, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support among details in Google Nest regulatory filings and photos.

Arlen Schweiger · July 13, 2020

Atmos Home AtmosControl hub

Atmos Home Debuts Privacy-Focused Voice Control Hub

AtmosControl smart home hub deciphers voice commands locally versus via the cloud, adding a layer of privacy for clients.

Jason Knott · May 21, 2020

Brilliant Smart Dimmer

Brilliant Smart Dimmer and Smart Plug Offer Affordable Lighting Control

The new Brilliant Smart Dimmer and Smart Plug provide homeowners with a greater choice of lighting control solutions.

Robert Archer · January 06, 2020

Marantz, Denon Each Roll Out Pair of New A/V Receivers

Sound United brands Marantz and Denon announced two new models for their respective slimline and X-Series AVRs. Marantz’s NR1510 and NR1710, and Denon’s AVR-X1600H and AVR-X2600H all come with sub-$1,000 price tags.

Arlen Schweiger · May 21, 2019

Russound Ultra Premium Wi-Fi Cable Puts the Wire Back in Wireless

The industry’s first wired Wi-Fi solution provides flawless streaming for even the most bandwidth-intensive applications.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2019