Sound bars today can achieve the same surround sound result as those produced by a traditional AV receiver and speakers setup. It can go as far as supporting Dolby Atmos with simulated 5.1.2 or 7.1.4 channels using clever three dimensional soundstage and directional speakers within the sound bar. You can also add rear satellite speakers for extra sound dimensions. […]
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Over the years, we see different surround sound formats used by cinemas finding their way into our living room and home theatre and vice versa. We also see content being delivered via physical discs moving to on-demand streaming. They come with specific digital audio coding format for surround sound. Here, we look at the differences […]
Dolby Atmos surround sound systems support up to 8 channels, sometimes more. These are determined by the AV receiver or sound bar, woofer and satellite speaker setup. You just have to decide which of these different speaker arrangements or audio channel configurations to choose. We look at how the different channels are arranged and which […]
Dolby Atmos enabled sound bars are coming down in price. Gone are the days where Dolby Atmos systems are available only on expensive multiple speakers and AV receivers. These affordable and compact sound bars with subwoofer are all you need to get in on the action.
There is a clear distinction between an intelligent robot vacuum with smart navigation and one that just goes around randomly cleaning until its battery runs low before going back to the charging base. While both manages the job of cleaning, the former does it with more elegance and efficiency while the latter will clean for […]
For the avid writer, nothing can be more satisfying than typing on a retro typewriter. With its tactile bump feel, satisfying audible clicks, next line lever and scroll knobs, it brings back a feeling of nostalgia. What if we were to tell you that there is a way to relive or recreate that mechanical experience? […]
Video doorbells do not have to be expensive. Here are 8+5 of the best budget video doorbells under a hundred dollars with 1080p Full HD video feed, two-way audio and totally wire-free design. Plus, it doubles as a security camera for the door or porch with night vision, PIR motion detector and instant notification.
So you want to have an indoor garden but you’re not sure if you can pull it off? People have changed their lifestyles as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. From becoming cooks to adopting pets and finally recognizing the need for sustainability, Millennials and Gen-Z are now finding peace and connection in plants, so much […]
How many of the things in your house are you actually using? How many of them are just sitting there accumulating dust? Is your life gonna be so affected if you just threw them away? What if you can avoid all these extra stress in the first place and in the process save yourself money. […]
Do you want to live a zero-waste lifestyle but you don’t know where to start? You know how much of our plastic waste is going to the environment. You know how much it’s causing harm. You want to be one of those people who make the planet earth a much better place to live in.
We are fond of good audio and looks to match and wants at least one good speaker system in our homes. This is in addition to the smart speakers as though these nifty devices may be loud, smart speakers don’t have an acute visual charm to complement stylish interiors nor the ability to produce crisp […]
Are you struggling with maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working from home? You’re not alone. The year 2020 was a crazy year, a roller coaster ride for all of us. We were just so busy living our lives and the next thing we know, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and life as we […]
High-capacity air fryers are perfect for cooking for groups and large parties. They are versatile kitchen appliances, which is why more people are buying one for themselves or their loved ones. One of the disadvantages of earlier air fryer models was that most had a small capacity. These meant users had to cook in batches. The […]
Trends have a habit of coming and going. They are born with a breakthrough in technology and die with newer tech. A trend that started some time ago and has slowly evolved towards a more advanced technology is portable speakers. Previously, plain and simple Bluetooth speakers were the talk of the town, now are the […]
While we are all busy in our daily lives and routine, climate change continues to be a threat to the balance of the environment and the natural world. So-called natural disasters such as floods, heat waves, forest fires, extreme winters are actually not at all ‘natural’ and have been greatly influenced by changes in the […]
Our lives and lifestyles have been in disarray since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, with most of us spending more time in our homes than we ever have before. As a culture that is used to being outside our homes roughly 8 to 16 of our 24 hour days, the way that we […]
One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain. This is a legendary statement made by the legend himself. Bob Marley. Sweet music is soothing to the ears and we all like to be proud owners of a good home theatre system for a theatre-like experience at home.
Getting plants to grow in the shade seems something of a misnomer, particularly when plants rely entirely on sunlight for their photosynthetic processes. Still, what can you do in the areas between houses or underneath the shade of trees?
Memories of convivial gatherings around the campfire at dusk, sharing laughter, exchanging stories and jokes are definitely happy memories for so many of us. Whether it was camping in the wild with family, or the nightly gatherings at summer camp, the smell of toasted marshmallows and being wrapped up in a warm rug, gatherings around […]