Browsing Archive March, 2010

JVC KD-NX5000

JVC KD-NX5000

By Chelsey P – Sonic Electronix Writer

If you want the most out of your in-dash receiver but have limited space, then JVC has the perfect receiver to fit your needs. The JVC KD-NX5000 is so jammed packed with features it is hard to list them all. And if GPS is what you’re looking for, than this is the perfect single-DIN head unit for you. The stylish 3.5” LCD Screen displays all of the system functions from CD Text to the navigation database. The system plays audio and videos from CD, DVD, DivX, and JPEG media files. With the multiple playback options, you will have no problem playing all your favorite music and movies.


The GPS navigation features a complete map of the 50 United States, Canada and the US Virgin Islands and has a built-in database of 13 million points-of-interest. The POIs allow you to search by gas station, hotel, parking, restaurant, shopping, travel, entertainment and more. Along with being able to search through all these great categories, you can also save up to 300 places as your favorites. There will never be a shortage of places to visit when on the go. The NAVTEQ software provides the user with turn-by-turn voice commands and 2D/3D map displays.

JVC could not forget the optional add-ons for this head unit. Choose from Bluetooth, Satellite Radio and iPod connectivity to make it the perfect all-in-one multimedia receiver. The Bluetooth will allow you to make and receive call or listen to a Bluetooth audio device. The XM or Sirius modules will provide you with satellite radio in your vehicle. Lastly, and probably the most important is the iPod control. The iPod adapter will let you to scroll through playlists, artists and albums straight from the head unit while displaying song titles and file information on screen.

The most impressive design feature of this unit is in the way it manages to have so many features without have a faceplate full of buttons.  Again, the JVC KD-NX5000 is an all around impressive CD player with an array of great options.

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LG BD590 Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Player

LG BD590 Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Player

By Seth W. – Product Specialist

Its finally here and we have been waiting.  The LG BD590 is the Blu-ray player with a built-in hard drive large enough to hold plenty of music and movies.  For those of you that have been waiting for the right moment to invest in a Blu-ray disc player, the moment is now!  The BD590 is the step up from the LG BD570 and contains many of the same features, however there are some big differences that are important to know, especially for those that are in the market for a high-end Blu-ray player.  The most notable difference is the internal hard drive of the BD 590.  It offers 250 GB HDD that is large enough to hold up to 35 high-definition movies!  If you don’t have an entire HD movie collection, the 250 GB of storage can also hold 160 standard definition movies or 88,000 MP3 songs!  That enables you to access hours, even days, worth of entertainment from an internal source.  No more messing around with losing DVDs or trying to keep your favorite discs clean.  Now you can hold your favorite movies and music directly on the internal hard drive!  The other notable difference between the two Blu-ray players is the front face.  Both players have great looks, however the black and silver face of the BD 570 seems less alluring then the stunning finish of the 590.  The mirrored, teal finish is the perfect complement to any room but looks especially good in a home theater room.


These Blu-ray players also come with a wide variety of connections that make these units compatible with just about any receiver or television that you are connecting it too.  They feature component video, composite video, HDMI, digital coaxial, digital optical, an Ethernet LAN port, and USB connections.  Connect the LG BD 590 or the LG BD 570 to the internet using the rear Ethernet port and you will unlock a world of online content.  The NetCast Entertainment system allows online content to stream instantly to your television.  Some of these online services include Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, Pandora, AccuWeather, YouTube, and more!  Now you can get online and enjoy the internet without having to be at your computer.  For the latest in Blu-ray technology, check out the LG BD 590 for the ultimate experience.

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Alpine Type-R SWR-1242D Subwoofer

Alpine Type-R SWR-1242D

With spring here and Summer time approaching fast, now is the time to deck out your car with the hottest car audio equipment. In order to get exceptional sound from your vehicle, you first have to start with an amazing subwoofer that will deliver high-impact bass. Alpine Type-R subwoofers have proven themselves to be one of the top subwoofers in the world of car audio. They deliver enough bass that you can hear and feel. The Type-R subwoofers have been designed and engineered for big bass but are durable enough to last for years.

The SWR-1242D is one of Alpine’s best subwoofers to play loud and clean music all day long. This particular sub is a 12” dual 4 ohm woofer capable of pushing 1500W Max. You will not believe that amount of power is coming out of a 12” subwoofer, and your friends will not believe it either when you tell them. The Kevlar reinforced pulp cone is a durable and rigid structure that will not break, crack, bend, flex, or distort when your loud music is playing. The strong Santoprene surround is designed for excellent bass response while maximizing cone movement and excursion. The exclusive cooling technologies and thermal management system contribute to the huge power handling capabilities. Now you can have a great sounding woofer without having to worry about it getting hot on those extended music playing days.

Not only does the woofer and surround contribute to better sound, but the tinsel leads and aluminum frame do as well. The tinsels leads are hidden and woven into the Nomex spiders for a strong, unbreakable connection. And aluminum die-cast frame provides a secure housing for your new subwoofer. You don’t have to break the bank when looking for your new subwoofer! The Alpine Type-R subwoofer is your solution to tight, accurate bass with cool, long-lasting operation.

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Acer Aspire One Netbook (Acer D250-1958)

Acer Aspire One Netbook

By Seth W. – Product Specialist

We live in a world where the we rely on the internet for all of our business, work, play, and personal projects. For those that are on the move a lot, the last thing that is wanted is a large bulky laptop to lug around. That is the main purpose behind the new netbooks. They provide a small solution for anyone that wants to have the internet with them at all times, yet does not need a full size laptop computer. A great example of this is the Acer Aspire One D250-1958. It is a feature packed netbook with an affordable price tag. This compact laptop has a bright and beautiful Crystal rite 10.1” WSVGA display with LED backlighting. Right above the display is an integrated microphone and video, both of which are perfect for video chatting, Skype, and other recording applications. The webcam itself is webcam optimized for low-light situations. The keyboard is a standard netbook keyboard with a directional pad in the lower right corner. Unlike some other netbook keyboards, the Acer D250-1958 has a soft touch that is comfortable to use, as well as a key layout that puts the buttons exactly where you need them. The responsive touchpad is simple and easy to use, as well as incorporates multitouch and gesture commands to give the user more control.

 

Inside this netbook, Acer has packed some high-end components in such a wallet-friendly computer. The processor is the latest Intel Atom N270 CPU with Enhanced Speedstep Technology for even greater processing power. It comes installed with 1 GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, which is plenty of RAM memory for a netbook like this. A 160 GB hard drive provides plenty of space to install programs, store photos & music, and store any other applications that you might need a little extra space for. One of the best things about netbooks is the battery life. With the included 6-cell battery life of 8 hours, this Acer Aspire One is ready to work with you all day long. Built-in Bluetooth and integrated WiFi connection allow a fast and reliable wireless connection to networks and other devices. If there is a local WiFi network around, this Acer will find it! The bottom line for this incredible netbook is a compact and fast computer that is extremely portable. For those looking in for a reliable netbook, consider the Acer Aspire One D250-1958!

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Fuller FB-BLCX Bagless Cyclonic Canister Vacuum

Fuller FB-BLCX Bagless Cyclonic Canister Vacuum

By Chelsey P – Sonic Electronix Writer

It’s almost that time of year again. Yes, you guessed it, Spring Cleaning. This is the time of year when we devote one weekend to thoroughly cleaning our house, from top to bottom, officially kicking of the spring season. Now, many of us do not look forward to cleaning our house on a regular day, making it even harder to get up for Spring Cleaning. Since house cleaning can take up the whole day, why not make life a little easier by using the Fuller FB-BLCX bagless canister vacuum. This vacuum is a great way to keep your house clean, while also cutting down on the time spent vacuuming. The bagless canister features a large dust bin to capture dust and dirt allowing you to clean more without having to stop and empty the canister. The high-powered, 1300 watt motor provides you with excellent suction and power for exceptional cleaning. The variable speed motor adjusts depending on the surface you are on, making it great for cleaning the carpet, wood or linoleum floors. This adjustable suction control is perfect for cleaning delicate item and provides a more energy efficient cleaning system since unnecessary power will not be used.

The Fuller FB-BLCX comes equipped with a turbo brush that pivots making it perfect for stairs, as well as a telescoping wand that gives you receive plenty of length for those hard to reach places. There are plenty of accessories that are included with the vacuum including a flexible hose, upholstery tool, extension wand, crevice tool, swivel dusting and tool caddy. All of these extra accessories make cleaning around tight corners easy and simple. Don’t forget that Spring Cleaning is coming up soon and a small, lightweight vacuum such as the Fuller FB-BLCX is just the thing for you!

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