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Six Entertainment Tech Toys For 2013

To say guests are envious of your entertainment room is an understatement. They’re downright green with jealousy thanks to your giant plasma television, surround sound and sweet recliners. Make them drool a little more with one of 2013’s newest technology treats.

1. Wi-Fi Connected Lightbulbs

Flipping on and off the lights the old fashioned way is so 2012 — at least according to GreenWave Reality. Their bulbs contain a wi-fi chip that allows you to turn the lights on via an app on your tablet or smartphone.

2. Razer Edge

This hand-held gaming tablet won Best in Show at CES. According to, the Razer Edge has users titillated because of its great graphics, its ability to double as a computer and the attachable game pad that offers several different streaming and media features. Plug it into your TV for multiplayer gaming.

3. TDK Wireless Charging Speaker

Streaming your favorite dance mix via speakers, only to have your device run low on batteries is a major bummer. TDK’s new speakers solve this problem with a charging plate that allows you to charge your device while busting a move to your favorite jam.

TDK Wireless charging speakers
Photo: TDK

4. Samsung Evolution Kit

Buying a brand new television with all the latest bells and whistles can make a major dent in your wallet — especially if you’re investing in a new one each year. Samsung has created the Evolution Kit — a box that attaches to your TV and upgrades the hardware and software. The kit is replaceable and costs less than a new TV. Win-win.

5. LG 65-inch Ultra HD TV

If you are in the market for a new TV this one is the cream of the crop. 8 million megapixels, LG’s Magic Remote 2.0 which puts 1,400 apps at your fingertips, plus a top-notch set of woofers and speakers will knock your guests’ socks off.

6. Sennheiser RS 220 Headphones

Given high marks at CES 2012, these headphones are still impressive a year later. Slip them on and get crystal clear audio from your TV, computer and DVD player, without the rest of your family having to listen in.
Sennheiser headset
Photo: Sennheiser

Install these gadgets on your own or contact a professional, like Audio One, to do the install for you.

By Megan Mostyn-Brown

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