The young couple that bought this New York house decided to do a full-gut renovation and wanted to update the entire house with modern technology. The results are so impressive the project was named the Silver Before & After winner of the 2017 Electronic House Home of the Year Awards. See more award-winning homes here […]Get the Guide
Microsoft Cortana Voice Assistant to Available Through Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker
Just when you thought Amazon and Google had saturated the smart speaker market with their ever-expanding portfolios of voice assistant gadgets, along comes Harman Kardon with yet another option. As a relative late bloomer in the smart speaker market, Harman Kardon has chosen the Microsoft Cortana voice assistant as its platform. The timing, however, seems […]Get the Guide
Downsizing? Owners of Award-Winning Home Do It With Technology
When most people think of downsizing, they envision a smaller home with fewer amenities. This wasn’t exactly the case for the owners of Electronic House’s Bronze-winning Home of the Year, Traditional Smart Home, Less than $150,000 (in technology). Go here to see all the 2017 Electronic House Home of the Year award winners. They tackled […]Get the Guide
The Ultimate iPad Holder Spins a Full 360
The iPad has become so versatile, serving as a multimedia display, camera, and even home automation dashboard. You can use it to view photos, conduct face-to-face meetings, surf the web, answer emails, and keep up on social media. With so much functionality packed into one screen, it makes sense that you’d like to be able […]Get the Guide
Gold Home of the Year: Crestron System Provides Luxurious Living in 12,000-Square-Foot Lake House
Dubbed the “Modern Lakeside Retreat,” this 12,000-square-foot home lives up to its name, thanks in part to a Crestron automation system and Lutron lighting system expertly designed and installed by Service Tech Audio Visual, of Cedar Park, Texas. The technologies that work tirelessly and transparently in the background are more than just “modern,” though — […]Get the Guide
URC Fast Touchscreen and Smart Remote Simplify Home Control
Using a smartphone app to monitor and manage the electronic systems in your home is slick, that’s for sure. But is your smartphone always with you when and where you need it when you want to, say, close the motorized shades or dim the lights in the living room? Or, is the battery even charged? […]Get the Guide
Is The Home Theater Receiver Dead?
A couple of years ago I visited the Sonos headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, for a sneak peek at the company’s new PlayBar, a networked soundbar speaker that can be part of a wireless whole-house audio system. It’s very cool product, and you can read more about it here and in my PLAYBAR review. While […]Get the Guide
3 Home Security Cameras to Secure Your Entryway
Home security is a huge part of the Electronic House. It doesn’t have the same flash of a home theater, but it can certainly save some of that AV equipment from being stolen. And installing a few home security cameras around the house is a lot cheaper than replacing a big-screen TV. It’s also easier. […]Get the Guide
The Best Home Theaters for Football Parties
The best football parties are held in the best home theaters. These football fans combined two great passions in their favorite rooms.
Serious football fans will want to watch their favorite teams play in the most impressive room they can. What gets a sport fanatic excited : more than watching their team win? Watching that win on a 120-inch or bigger home theater screen in a room custom decorated with awesome sports memorabilia. The best home theaters […]Get the Guide
Hidden Audio, Video and Automation in Hoboken
Outfitting a condo with invisible speakers, motorized hidden TV and a Total Control automation system.
Neighbor envy apparently is a potent driver for custom audio/video systems. That’s a good thing. This project in Hoboken NJ got started when the owner saw the Serious Audio Video truck parked outside as technicians were busy installing a system down the street. A conversation started, one thing led to another, and pretty soon the […]Get the Guide