The holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about gifts for that special someone – or maybe just yourself! Here are some great technology ideas for the holiday season, perfect for just about anyone on your list.
Don’t forget to stop by our showroom and check out these items for yourself. After all, buying a new TV sight-unseen from the Internet will bring you more disappointment than coal in your stocking!
FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS
Whether they’re a casual listener or a serious audiophile, there’s a gift to rock their world.
Paradigm PW Amp
This compact, Internet-connected amplifier is the perfect way to teach a beloved pair of old speakers some new streaming tricks. Add this to other Paradigm Premium Wireless speakers – or other DTS Play-Fi devices – to easily build a whole home audio system.
Enjoy your music wherever you are, without compromising sound quality. High-quality headphones from Bowers & Wilkins, Sony and Bose suit every musical taste.
The weather outside may be frightful, but come summer, these speakers will sound so delightful. Dedicated outdoor speaker systems produce clear, crisp sound throughout the yard and blend seamlessly into your landscape.
Yamaha MusicCast Wireless Speakers
Great wireless speakers are the building blocks to a great whole home audio system. The Yamaha WX-010 is a great sounding, affordable speaker that not only works in Yamaha’s MusicCast ecosystem, but also Bluetooth and Apple Airplay.
Blue Aura Hybrid Tube Amplifier
If you have a lot of compressed digital audio in your collection, the Blue Aura v30 deserves a place on your desk or bookshelf. This compact tube amplifier will give your recordings that warm analog sound again. It also features a USB connection for use with your computer.
Yes, Virginia, CDs are still quite popular, and so are CD changers. If you have a large compact disc collection, a CD changer is a great option for an evening of uninterrupted listening. There are great models available from Yamaha and Integra.
FOR THE MOVIE LOVERS
There’s never been a better time to be a movie fan. Bring a true cinema-quality experience home.
Sony 4K OLED TV
With a completely unique design and amazing picture quality, Sony made a splash into the OLED TV market in a big way this year. This is a stellar TV choice for movie lovers. With perfect black levels and sound that comes right through the screen, it’s an experience to behold.
Sony Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
For a true cinema experience at home, you need an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It not only delivers the best picture quality to match your 4K TV, but 4K Blu-rays also deliver the ultimate in sound quality – fully-immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks.
Whether on disc or as a digital download from the Kaleidescape Movie Store, Kaleidescape brings together all your movies in a visually stunning library making it beautifully simple to access and enjoy movies that truly matter to you.
If you truly want to create the big screen experience in your home, a 4K native projector should be on your list. They’re now more affordable than ever, and models with laser light sources eliminate the need to replace bulbs.
The slimmer TVs get, the smaller their speakers become. A soundbar is a great affordable way to bring rich, dimensional sound to your space if you don’t want to go with a full surround sound system.
Give your whole family a gift with technology that helps make daily life more enjoyable.
Tablets are great for so many things, from playing games to getting work done to watching movies on those long car rides over the river and through the woods this holiday. Verizon tablets help you stay connected when you’re on the go.
Control4 EA-1 Smart Home Bundle
Tie your entertainment center together with one super simple remote control anyone in the family can use. It’s also a great stepping stone towards a complete smart home automation system that can control lights, security, climate control and more.
Cellular Signal Repeater
If you have trouble getting reliable cell phone signals indoors, a professionally-installed cell repeater system can vastly improve reception throughout the home.
LG GizmoPal 2
The GizmoPal is affordable piece of mind for parents. This wearable device allows calls between children and parents or caregivers, and also allows parents to check in on their child’s location with GPS and push notifications.
Whole Home Audio
Music brings families closer together, so a whole home audio system like Sonos is a gift the whole family can enjoy. Listen to music and podcast in individual rooms, or group speakers together to get the entire home dancing.
A TV For Any Room
We have a wide selection of high-performance TVs from all the best brands in the industry, from 19 inches all the way up to 85 inches. Wherever your family wants a TV – a bedroom, the kitchen, the family room – we have the perfect TV to fit that space.
FOR THE STYLE-CONSCIOUS
Performance and style… you can have it all. These electronics blend nicely with any decor.
LG Wallpaper TV
There’s no doubt that LG’s stunning Wallpaper TV makes a statement. Only as thick as a pencil, it lays perfectly flat on your wall with a gorgeous OLED picture with infinite contrast. You really have to see it to believe it.
Klipsch Heritage Wireless Speakers
These stunning speakers feature a stunning mid-century modern design with real wood veneer and tactile spun copper switches and knobs. Connect your mobile phone via Bluetooth or add it to a DTS Play-Fi whole home audio system.
Tivoli Tabletop Radios
This may be a streaming world, but for many, radio is still king. But rarely has radio looked (and sounded) quite this good. Tivoli tabletop radios are perfect for kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms alike, with stylish handmade wood cabinets, strong tuners and room-filling warm sound.
Today’s turntables make your music look good – seriously good. With eye-catching models from Thorens and Pro-Ject, a beloved vinyl collection will take on a whole new life. There are many style and finish options to choose from.
FOR THE MINIMALISTS
Technology doesn’t have to take over your living space. These products let you experience your music and movies while keeping things simple.
Samsung’s “The Frame” TV
This truly innovative TV virtually disappears into your home’s decor when it’s turned off, becoming a piece of framed wall art complete with customizable matting. It’s perfect when you want a big beautiful 4K TV but don’t like a big black empty screen in your room when it’s turned off.
In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers
If you want big sound that’s better heard and not seen, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are a great choice. They can truly disappear into the background of your room. In-ceiling speakers are also the best way to add overhead effects in a Dolby Atmos system.
Slim Home Theater Receivers
You can now unlock the sonic potential of Ultra HD movies without a big, bulky home theater receiver. These slim amplifiers provide the rich, pure sound and advanced features you want in an unobtrusive chassis that fits as well in a bedroom as it does in the living room.
Out of sight, out of mind. Keep your components, Blu-ray discs and even your center channel speakers hidden from view inside beautifully-designed media furniture that looks stunning in any decor.
FOR THE STREAMERS & CORD CUTTERS
For anyone who has broken up with their cable company or gained a limitless music collection with Spotify, there are great products to help them make the most of it.
TiVo Roamio OTA
Meet the DVR made for cord cutters. If you gave up your cable subscription but didn’t want to give up your ability to record your favorite shows, this DVR allows you to record shows from your antenna and stream from Netflix, Amazon and more. Better yet, there’s no monthly fees!
Sony Blu-ray Players
There’s a smarter way to add streaming capabilities to a non-smart TV. Instead of buying a streaming media player, consider a Sony Blu-ray player. Not only do you get the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu and more, you can also play Blu-rays and DVDs (without taking up another HDMI port).
If there was a Swiss Army Knife of A/V receivers, Integra would be it. An Integra receiver is an A/V hub built to share Hi-Fi audio all around the home, with built-in streaming Spotify, Pandora and TuneIn, as well as Airplay, Bluetooth and Chromecast support.