See a demo of Exceptional Innovation’s touchpanel from the Electronic House Expo show floor.Get the Guide
What You Need to Know About Intercoms
Today’s intercoms put their crackling, ugly predecessors to shame. See how intercoms can integrate seamlessly into your home systems.Get the Guide
Six Home Theater Lighting Tips
Home theater lighting requires more than a bulb and a lamp. Use these expert tips to enhance your own theater.
Home theater lighting requires more than a bulb and a lamp. Use these expert tips to enhance your own theater.Get the Guide
Climate Control Essentials
You'll never have to worry about comfort levels again.
Owners of new homes have come to expect that the temperature upstairs will be several degrees higher than the temperature downstairs. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can live in a home that’s comfortable on every floor by installing a zoned heating/cooling system.Get the Guide
Security System Essentials
Peace of mind has gone hi-tech.
Security systems conjure unpleasant thoughts of burglary, vandalism and alarms blaring in the middle of the night. True, that’s what security systems do, but they can also add a new dimension of convenience and comfort to a new home if you plan appropriately.Get the Guide
Lighting Control Essentials
You have a lot more options than flipping a switch these days.
Lights are a necessity in any new home, and require as much, if not more, thought and consideration as any other amenity. Of course, you’ll need to decide where to mount each light switch for convenience. But more fundamental than these choices is the way in which you will control the lights of your home.Get the Guide
Home Control Essentials
Close the drapes, dim the lights, bring up the music -- the good life has never been so simple.
Separately, a lighting control system, a smart climate control system, a security system and other systems afford convenience, comfort and luxury to any new home. But it’s when these and other systems operate synchronously that the benefits of living in a smart home make an enormous impact.Get the Guide
Whole House Design Ideas
Use this overview to conceptualize your entire home's control and entertainment systems.
Technology is probably the most difficult home amenity to envision. Partly because so much of the magic takes place behind the walls, and partly because it changes and evolves so rapidly.Get the Guide
Family Room Design Ideas
Modern family rooms function as many things -- a media center, a reading nook, a party pad -- make sure yours has the electronic oomph to support a variety of activities.
In the “old” days a family room consisted mainly of a beat-up recliner for Dad, a couch and a coffee table, and a tiny TV with a screen too small for a family of four. Over the years, thankfully, the family room has evolved into a space that truly says “family.”Get the Guide
$1,500 Headphones Deliver High-End Sound
Priced at $1,499, the Edition 9 headphones are built with the well-to-do audiophile in mind.
If a massive financial windfall ever arrives at my doorstep, I’ll be sure to put Ultrasone’s Edition 9 headphones on my shopping list.Get the Guide