2013 International CES – Day 1 with Brett Larson

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Samsung F8500 Smart Plasma TV

The unmatched F8500 Smart Plasma TV offers some of the best picture quality available with the darkest blacks and brightest picture ever for a plasma TV.  Samsung’s new recommendation technology offers custom content recommendations based on viewing habits, making it easier than ever before for consumers to find the content they want to watch.

A redesigned interface offers easy access to a world of content by combining broadcast, video on demand content and tons of apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and Pandora. You can even search content within Netflix, Blockbuster, Vudu, Hulu and personal files at the same time.  Samsung also makes it easy to stream content from your TV to a Samsung phone or tablet so you can take the last quarter of the football with you around the house.

The TV can be upgraded next year so you will never have an obsolete TV in your living room months after you buy it.  The F8500 Smart Plasma TV will hit the market in the first half of 2013.


Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt powered by Nexia Home Intelligence

Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt powered by Nexia Home Intelligence

Making its debut at CES this year, Schlage introduces a new Touchscreen Deadbolt lock, putting the highest grade of security at the fingertips of today’s on-the-go homeowners. This strong, innovative lock combines the best security features, offering the highest residential lock grading, keyless entry, built in-alarm and connection to Nexia Home Intelligence.

The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt’s keyless control uses simple access codes, so homeowners never have to worry about losing, hiding, carrying or forgetting their house keys again and it holds up to 30 unique codes. Unlike any other lock in the market, its Built-in Alarm technology alerts the homeowner to the slightest movement at the door.

For more information on the Touchscreen Deadbolt, visit www.schlage.com.


DreamWeaverTM XE Quilting, Sewing and Embroidery Machine

DreamWeaverTM XE Quilting, Sewing and Embroidery Machine

DreamWeaver™ XE is the new mid-priced combination quilting, sewing and embroidery machine from Brother™, which offers revolutionary technology, reliability, and ease of operation. A new chassis gives 11.25” of workspace from the needle to the arm – the biggest work area ever from Brother! With speeds up to 1,050 stitches per minute, and industry-firsts like the V-Sonic™ Pen Pal System, Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide and MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed, plus Brother exclusive features such as the Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® feature and automatic needle threading you can tackle bigger, bolder projects than you may have ever dreamed of with DreamWeaver™ XE!

Retail Price: $8,499 (However, all prices are set by dealers, and Brother is known for offering g aggressive sales incentives and rebates.)

For more information, please visit www.brothersews.com or www.brothervseries.com


Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Portfolio

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Portfolio

Linksys is announcing the expansion of its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio, including three new Smart Wi-Fi routers, and new tools and apps that deliver the fastest home Wi-Fi and make it even easier to get the most out of today’s connected, smart devices. To complement the latest routers, Linksys is also launching a compact AC USB adapter to enable AC speeds for more wireless devices in the home.

All of the new Smart Wi-Fi routers from Linksys feature USB 3.0 ports and Beamforming technology for increased range of use and faster speeds.

  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1200 Advanced Multimedia, EA6300 – The perfect fit for a small home with three to five connected devices such as a PC, smartphone and Smart TV.
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1600 Video Enthusiast, EA6400 – Meets the needs of today’s homes with five to seven connected devices thanks to Wi-Fi speeds up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro, EA6700 – Designed for today’s power users with 10 or more connected devices in the home.

Linksys will begin rolling out its new 802.11ac powered Smart Wi-Fi Routers, software features and Smart Wi-Fi mobile apps in spring 2013.  More detailed pricing will be confirmed when the new Smart Wi-Fi routers go on sale this spring, as will details regarding retail partners.

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