Enclave's Audio Cinehome HD 5.1 wireless home theater speaker system with Dolby sound brings big screen audio to your home.
Whether it was a concert video, movie or the crack of a bat in a baseball game, the sound produced from the milt-speaker system was crisp and clear at any volume level.
Don't be fooled (like I was) by the size of the system's delivery box. While there is a lot of packing protection, there are also lots of parts and pieces in the system.
An Enclave representative told me the Cinehome system is "the ideal surround sound for a single room, not a whole house or anything like that."
This was my first testing of a system with WiSA wireless technology. If you're like me, you have no idea what that stands for, so I'll tell you: Wireless Speaker and Audio.
The Enclave Audio Cinehome system has five speakers and a subwoofer.
The front speakers measure 12.4-by-4.7-by-7.7 inches, the rear speakers 5.0 -by-8.1-by-4.3 inches, and the subwoofer is 17.7-by-12-by-13 inches.
In all, you get 14 individual speaker drivers, giving you 360 degrees of surround sound.
There is a little setup to get things running, but it's pretty straightforward and doesn't take much time. The speakers are AC-powered and communicate wirelessly through the Smart Center (5-by-12.4-by-17.7 inches) speaker.
All the buttons to control the speaker are easy to access on the top, while the HDMI, optical audio, power and 3.5mm ports are on the back. A wireless remote is included.
The Cinehome brings outstanding movie theater sound to your home. If you have reclining chairs with cup holders and popcorn, you'll never leave the room -- trust me.
The wireless Braven BRV-XXL is another great audio system with a boombox look.
It's promoted as a tank-like (20.25-by-8.25-by-9.5 inches, 18 pounds) king of Bluetooth speaker. While the portable Bluetooth/NFC speaker market is a pretty crowded field, I'd say this is near the top of what I've heard.
Once you crank it up, you'll get incredibly clear head-banging HD sound coming from four drivers and a subwoofer.
The body is built with aircraft-grade aluminum and has an IPX5 waterproof rating keeping it safe from spills and splashes. Inside is a 15,600mAh battery to power the sound and also can be used as a charging source for other portable devices with the 5V/1A USB port.
Sound adjustments, volume, battery level indicator and track selection controls are built into the side. You even get a mic input if you have a microphone to sing along.
A carrying handle is built into the speaker and you can add a carrying strap.
You'll get up to 14 hours of sound before a charge is needed with the included power adapter.
SanDisk has released the next generation iXpand Flash Drive with a newly designed and user-friendly app.
It's built just like a flash drive with a USB connection on one end and a flexible Apple Lightning connection on the other. The exterior has a durable metal housing.
The USB 3.0 connection lets you load from a computer (Mac or PC) and then plug in the Lightning connection to an iOS device to view, upload or download.
The iXpand is your best friend to expand the capacity of the storage locked Apple devices along with using the iXpand to automatically back up photos and videos.
Just as previous generations, it's simple to use. When you connect your iOS device it directs you to the redesigned iXpand app.
The updated app is simple to set up and lets you store and view PC-friendly movie formats such as AVI and WMV files.
Photos and videos can be created from your iPhone or iPad and stored directly to the iXpand. Another incredible space-saving feature lets you play an iTunes music list directly from the flash drive.
The iXpand Flash Drive comes preloaded with encryption software to password-protect files,
www.SanDisk.com Available in 16GB - $49.99, 32GB - $69.99, 64GB - $89.99, 128GB - $129.99, capacities
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter@greggellman.