Contacts: Michael Hazel, Director of Operations, YELO (New York, NY)
June 14, 2007

Michael Hazel wants you to nap in the middle of your workday. In fact, he’s overseeing a new retail operation that is using a variety of new technologies to help you fall sound asleep for up to 40 minutes in the middle of New York City. As manager of a new midtown store called YELO, billing itself as “an entirely new concept in wellness,” Hazel says about 100 working men and women take him up on the napping offer each day, paying $12-$24 for the opportunity. ”Being focused on clients today means valuing their rejuvination and wellness,” says Hazel, who previously worked as a

Sonos Launches Low-Priced Distributed Audio System
May 25, 2007

Sonos has released its Bundle 130, a $999 distributed audio solution the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company is promoting as its most affordable yet. The Bundle 130 (BU130) includes three of Sonos’ key products—one Sonos ZonePlayer 80 (ZP80), one Sonos ZonePlayer 100 (ZP100) and one Sonos Controller 100 (CR100)— to wirelessly stream music to two rooms and control the music from anywhere in the house. The system works by connecting the ZP80 to a stereo or home theater receiver, connecting the ZP100 to speakers and integrating it with the CR 100 wireless multi-room controller. The bundle pricing provides a 20 percent discount off

Sonos to Offer Pandora Music Service
May 24, 2007

Sonos, Inc. revealed Wednesday that they would be offering the Pandora personalized radio service on their Digital Music System as a part of the newly released Sonos System Software v 2.2. Pandora, a recommendation-based service that takes a user’s musical preferences and analyzes them to suggest other artists, is usually only available on PC’s. By combining with Sonos, the Pandora player becomes available without the use of a PC, allowing for up to 100 custom radio stations influenced and populated by the user’s favorite artists. Users tell Pandora about their musical preferences using the Sonos Controller. The Sonos system

February 1, 2007

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

DS0506 new products
May 1, 2006

Anthem Statement D2 preamplifier/surround-sound processor. Available now for $6,500 SRP. The Statement D2 image-processing algorithms convert standard or high-def video to other video formats at up to 1920 x 1080p. S-video and component video inputs are digitally processed and enhanced and then routed through the D2’s component video and HDMI outputs. The D2’s design allows for the use of longer cables without degrading the video signal and also provides support for ultra-high-bandwidth 1080p/60Hz. Bell’O WAVS-330 television cabinet. Available in the second quarter for $950 SRP. This real wood, black maple cabinet is designed for displaying larger televisions. It features two drawers

CEA Tech Tour Hits College Campuses
March 22, 2005

Back by popular demand, the TechKnow Overload (TKO) College Tour is gearing up for its fourth season on the road. The tour began on March 5 in the number one domestic spring break location of Panama City Beach, Florida, according to CEA, the tour's organizer. The tour will stay in Florida for three weeks to promote the latest consumer electronics products on the market from various manufacturers. In April, the tour will visit 15 top campuses in the Southwest, Midwest and West Coast regions to reach students prior to the critical graduation buying season and summer months. "We realize the best way