Being a good host is the ultimate pleasure for everyone, especially when friends and family come over to the house on the weekend. With these eight new gadgets and home entertainments, we guarantee that it will be a conversation starter and everyone will have a great time!
1. DESIGN MEETS TECHNOLOGY
Designed for the ultimate cinematic and immersive audiovisual experience, Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision Harmony is a meeting of design and technology, featuring the latest 4K OLED screen technology from LG. Honouring the heritage of Danish design, it speaks to those who believe that aesthetics are as important as experience. The television is based on mid-century entertainment cabinets that hide it behind delicate blinds to integrate with the living room.
2. ZERO GRAVITY
Slovenia’s MAG-LEV audio has created a buzz among audiophiles with the ML1 Levitating Turntable. It brings the feeling of zero gravity into the living room. The system, says the company, “visually enhances the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter. By joining our love for music with careful integration of technology and high-range audio components, we’ve created a turntable of the future… Since there are no moving parts inside of the turntable, no motors that spin the platter, this is truly a one-of-a-kind listening experience.”
3. RAISING THE BAR
LG has raised the bar for home cinema with its ultra-short throw, dual lasers HU 85LA CineBeam projector. The device produces a 90- inch image when placed a mere 2 inches away from the wall, while a 7-inch clearance gives a super-wide 120-inch picture. CineBeam delivers realistic, ultra-high-definition 274K resolution.
4. FUTURE OF FITNESS
Mirror is the nearly invisible interactive home gym. When off, it’s an elegant full- length mirror. When on, it becomes an interactive fitness device that’s like having your own private gym. With thousands of classes to choose from, you can exercise in the comfort of your home. The founder and CEO of the Mirror startup, Brynn Putnam, is a former professional dancer with the New York City Ballet.
5. PERFECT COUPLE
Bang & Olufsen and Rimowa have collaborated on Beoplay H9i Rimowa Edition limited-edition noise-cancelling wireless headphones, which produce crystal-clear sound and enhanced bass in all ranges. The device is packaged in a luxurious Rimowa signature anodised aluminium case. A proximity sensor stops playback when you remove the headphones to answer a call, change track or adjust the volume.
6. UNLEASH THE BEAST
Moving away from a complicated, multi-speaker set-up, Sennheiser’s Ambeo Soundbar delivers immersive 3D sound. Designed for large modern living rooms, this massive, 127 cm-wide soundbar houses 13 drivers and offers the equivalent of 5.1.4 surround sound from a single unit. Furthermore, it has full connectivity options, including HDMI, optical, Ethernet and Bluetooth.
7. PRIDE OF BRITAIN
Britain’s marshall has introduced the Stanmore II Bluetooth speaker. Its vintage look resembles an amp, adding a bit of glamour to a bedroom. The device creates punchy bass while keeping enough room in the mids and trebles for a song to breathe. To top it all off, it comes with built-in Google Assistant.
8. NOT JUST A GAME
Milan-based Impatia’s Lungolinea collection is a vision to ambitiously reinterpret the classics. It demonstrates the sophistication and ingenuity of Italian design and craftsmanship in the game of table tennis. It is a refined object that takes the world of luxury to a whole new level by featuring handcrafted connecting joints made from 24k gold.