Apple’s absence at CES had absolutely no effect on the release of a huge amount of iPod and iPhone compatible products. Aimed at the MP3 crowd, the gear hit all price levels, from inexpensive combo docking stations/clock radios to serious components such as Peachtree Audio’s new Nova amplifier. There was also a lot released in the traditional categories.
Sooloos, a manufacturer of premium networked home entertainment systems, announced the fall shipment of a host of new hardware offerings that will apply its user interface to the viewing of both HD and SD video and photos. Additionally, the company unveiled major software updates that will enable Sooloos-based management and experience of online content, which is customarily locked in the user’s computer environment, from within the living room/home entertainment environment. “Today, Sooloos grows from the world’s finest music management and enjoyment platform to the world’s finest networked home entertainment platform,” said Rob Darling, vice president of strategy. “Sooloos now leads the CE industry
Sooloos LLC announced Monday that it has named Peter Wellikoff as its new chief operating officer. An industry veteran of nearly four decades, Wellikoff was most recently president and CEO of the B&W Group for a 12-year stretch that ended when he retired in December. Wellikoff had joined Sooloos’ board of directors earlier this year. “As a board member, Peter has leveraged his many years of experience in the CE industry to provide our management team with a wealth of new industry knowledge and information,” the company’s CEO, Enno Vandermeer, said as part of the announcement. “Given the enormous growth we anticipate