September saw home tech collaborations that prioritized ease of use and product launches that further immerse users into entertainment. Read more about these below.
Samsung at Museo del Prado
Though the building that currently houses the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid may date from 1785, it has thoroughly embraced the 21st century. The museum collaborated with Samsung to fuse old and new in a recently expanded space. Now visitors can stroll through galleries gazing at masterpieces by the likes of Goya and Velázquez and then meander outside to enjoy a video about the museum on a Samsung Terrace outdoor TV.
The Samsung Terrace is ready for any weather Madrid might experience, including rain storms and dusty winds. The picture remains bright and vivid, even in direct sunlight. The museum has prepared a number of audio/visual presentations for visitors to view, including histories of the museum and behind-the-scenes peeks. Whether indoors or out, whether canvas and paint or screens and pixels, the Prado and its visitors can fully experience the spectacular collections on offer.
Lutron and Josh.ai have joined forces to release the first Lutron wallplate controller that’s Josh.ai ready. The elegant, discrete solution combines buttons with microphones, providing users with endless possibilities in a minimal footprint. Josh.ai’s natural voice technology makes controlling home tech as easy as talking to a friend.
The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate is compatible with Ketra for a range of lighting and color options constrained only by your imagination. If you’re looking for ease, the pre-programmed “Natural” and “Relax” buttons deliver perfect moods with a single touch. This latest collaboration brings options, elegance, and security to your home.
LG’s latest series of earbuds warrants attention. They’ve collaborated with award-winning British audio giant Meridian to elevate the experience of wearing earbuds. This partnership takes the high-quality audio usually found everywhere from inside Jaguars and McLarens to the homes of the most discerning audiophiles and puts it directly into ears.
Active noise cancelling technology and enhanced bass along with comfort-centered design allows you to fully immerse in the audio. Meridian’s Headphone Spatial Processing furthers this by recreating a realistic soundstage and delivering pristine vocals. LG has added functions that are new to their earbud line; the case cleans the earbuds with sanitizing UV light, they’re made out of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone, and they are water (and sweat) resistant.
This summer Samsung shook up the gaming world by revealing its next-generation curved gaming monitor, the Odyssey Geo G9. The new monitor is designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience, focusing on ultra-high refresh rates and the highest levels of brightness and contrast. The 1000R curved monitor provides greater visual immersion, which is enhanced by the rear lighting system with CoreSync, allowing users to customize color while extending the game beyond the monitor. Customization and immersion are often features of smart home tech, and Samsung is bringing that to your gaming setup.
Starting this fall, home theaters are getting smarter and more luxurious. Kaleidescape has announced that its industry-leading home theater players will be available with Lutron’s lighting and shade control system, HomeWorks. This integration allows users to effortlessly transform their space. Because the integration uses metadata, no input is required from the user beyond pressing play; as soon as a movie begins, the lights will dim and shades will close, creating the perfect cinematic setting at home.
September’s roundup revealed the trends toward creating the ultimate in immersive home tech.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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