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Dolby Atmos Surround Sound for Home Theaters

Dolby is at it again with another surround sound technology. In an attempt to make movie audio more life-like, Dolby has created Atmos for the home. Atmos can power a bunch of speakers, but what's most unique is that some of these speakers are supposed to be mounted on the ceiling.

Om/One Floating Orb Bluetooth Speaker

It's not every day that you come across a floating bluetooth speaker. It's even more rare when it looks like the Death Star. Om Audio has created this wonder. Call it unique, innovative or just plain crazy, Om has designed a pretty cool system.

Wall Mount Brings TV Down to Eye Level

The popularity of flat screen TVs has changed where and how we locate them in our house. Many people are now choosing to mount their TV on the mantel above the fireplace. While this may be a pleasing location from a decorating point of view, it's certainly not optimal for viewing. The TV is rarely at eye level and glare can be an issue from overhead lights or windows. MantelMount sets out to remove these negatives by allowing you to pull down your TV in front of the mantel for viewing.

A New Old Media Player

Media players are not new, but they have changed a bit over the years and have evolved in parallel with technology and the Internet. Some of the currently popular media players are really just streaming devices that display media from the Internet onto your TV. Slice feels there is still a market for a compact, efficient media player with local storage.

A Bluetooth Speaker Powered By A Supercapacitor

There are quite a few companies making portable bluetooth speakers. Blueshift out of Portland, OR is making a different kind. Rather than using a battery to power the speakers, supercapacitors do the job, with some amazing results.