Boston Acoustics announced Monday the launch of their new Reflection Series of loudspeakers. The series consists of six models, including the RS 230 compact bookshelf, which retails for $249.99 each; the RS 260 bookshelf, $399.99 each; the RS244C center channel, with an MAP of $499.99; the RS 223 compact LCR for $399.99; the RS 334 floorstanding, retailing for $699.99 each and the RPS1000 subwoofer for $899.99. All models are shipping now.
According to a research report posted by mobile applications analytics firm Flurry on their blog, eBooks surpassed games as the most uploaded category of product available in Apple's App store this September.
At CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, the group announced 50 winners of the 2009 Electronic Lifestyles Awards, as well as ten 2009 CEDIA Fellows.
The Independent Professional Representatives Organization (IPRO) said last week that it has established a new organization for manufacturers, known as the IPRO Manufacturers’ Group (IPRO-MG). The group also announced that Keith Haas, the director of sales for Onkyo and Integra, has been nominated as the first chairman of IPRO-MG, and that Bob Hana of Planar and Jason Sloan of Dana Innovations have joined the board as co-chairmen. IPRO calls the move an effort to improve relations between its sales representative members and its manufacturer partners. “The IPRO-MG will add considerable value to the consumer AV channel by facilitating communication between the
Think twice before packing those spare laptop batteries in your checked luggage. Lithium batteries, the target of several fire-related recalls in the past, have been banned by the U.S. Department of Transportation from checked luggage unless installed in equipment such as laptops, cellphones and digital cameras. In a statement released by the department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Friday, loose lithium batteries will only be allowed in carry-on baggage, and then only in separate plastic containers with a limit of two per passenger. According to the FAA, the fire-protection systems in passenger plane cargo holds are incapable
Sun Capital has bought 1.49 million shares of Sharper Image Corp., doubling its stake in the troubled company, according to the Associated Press. The buyout firm paid Sharper Image founder and ex-CEO Richard Thalheimer $13.78 million for the shares, making the company Sharper Image’s largest shareholder at 19.8 percent. After news of the SEC filing hit, Sharper Image stock rose 15 percent. Sharper Image has been in the midst of change this year, naming a new CEO, Steven Lightman, in March and a new CFO, Rebecca Roedell, earlier this month. After peaking in 2004 with $760 million in annual