This morning, Bose® unveiled four new products. All of these products are available for purchase today at Your Electronic Warehouse. Bose® SoundLink® On-Ear Bluetooth® Headphones are the first on-ear Bluetooth® headphones from Bose®. At only 5.5 ounces, these wireless headphones travel well and the rechargeable battery is good for up to 15 hours of premium listening. A 15-minute quick charge can get you an additional 2 hours! The headphones contain two microphones so it can be used as a Bluetooth® headset for making phone calls as well. The two-microphone system limits noise from wind and other ambient noises so that the person on the other end of the line hears you as clearly as you can hear them. And Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology "automatically changes volume based on speech level and ambient noise, letting you move from a quiet building to a busy street without missing a word." Bose® SoundDock® XT Speaker is the newest addition to the SoundDock® line up and includes support for docking iPods and iPhones with Lightning connectors (including the recently announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus). The SoundDock® XT comes in Yellow and Dark Grey. Bose® Solo 15 TV Sound System is a one-piece sounds system designed to fit beneath an HDTV up to approximately 46". The system includes a programmable universal remote but Bose® says you won't be forced to constantly adjust the volume because of the clear sound and proprietary technology that went into the system. A small knob on the back of the device allows a user to set the bass level as well. Bose® CineMate® 15 Home Theater Speaker System provides a new entry into the Bose® sound bar home theater line up. The 12-inch wide sound bar connects directly to a TV and the bass delivering Acoustimass® module can be placed up to 3 meters away. This two piece home theater system delivers room-filling sound without sacrificing quality or clarity. The system also includes a programmable universal remote. Click any of the product names above to see the full product page on YEW. Additional images can be seen on our Facebook Page. Check back with YEW for more product announcements from Bose in the coming weeks.
Life before cloud technology was complicated and expensive. In the past, companies had to buy computers for employees in order to have tools to do their job effectively. In addition, the amount and variety of hardware and software required to run traditional business applications can be overwhelming. Plus, the required expenses of software licenses for individual users. You can eliminate so many headaches by not managing all the hardware and software. Enter cloud technology. It’s not a fad. It’s a shift from traditional software models to the Internet. And it’s steadily gained momentum of the last 10 years. Here’s how it works… A cloud user uses a laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with a web browser to access a cloud system via the Web. They can achieve routine tasks, send and receive data and only require a single computing device. For example, you can manage documents, presentations, music, and videos. It’s possible because a network of computers via a digital network makes up the "cloud" of Web servers to handle multiple applications. A great solution for those companies that don’t want to purchase hardware, just buy the computing time and storage that they actually use. The demands of the user’s side greatly decrease and instead the only thing the user needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system’s interface software, which can be as simple as a web browser. The cloud’s network takes care of the rest. Pretty cool, huh? If you have an e-mail account with a web-based service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you've had some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail program on your computer, you log in to a Web e-mail account remotely. The software and storage for your account doesn’t exist on your computer – it’s on the service’s computer cloud. The technology combines the Internet, web browsers and rich applications in one. There is a significant workload shift, and a welcomed one, for many key service provider industries that need all their people always on-the-go. Employees need to access the firm from anywhere they are and remote hosting services help that. According to Cloud Times, by 2020, Forrester Research projects that cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! Big names like Microsoft, Apple, Google, AT&T, and Verizon are all investing loads of money to capture the market. If you have enough processing power to connect to the cloud system, here are the benefits… Access applications and data anywhere at anytime by the Internet No need to buy the fastest computer with the most memory, the cloud stores all your information on a remote computer No hardware or software to install! 100% cloud computing infrastructures Empowered users for fast, point-and-click customization, like photo-sharing on Flickr Save money, streamlined hardware means fewer problems with network and operating systems OK, there are a few risks… Information security from illegal acts like misuse of data access Privacy, especially with wireless cloud computing Digital divide widens between modern wealthy and poor nations Changing cloud service providers may slow your data migration Sure new technology comes with new worries but cloud technology companies are meeting those immediate concerns with great confidence. However, the latest innovations in cloud computing are making business applications even more mobile and collaborative. As consumers, you want to information pushed in real time and cloud technology is leading the way to mainstream use. At Your Electronic Warehouse, we can look forward to an exciting future of community product development.
E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual convention where the hottest video games of the year are shown. This week wraps up the 3-day convention for 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Tons of press conferences and interviews and demonstrations with game developers sadly draw to a close. Are you wondering why YEW is talking about this, if we don’t even sell video games? Well, we want to know the trends in all generations of electronics and entertainment. That’s why we are bringing you just a few technology highlights from E3. Here’s a brief look at the coolest tech to look forward to: Kinect Fun Labs Microsoft has long been marketing the Kinect, motion-based technology for the Xbox 360, and announced many new games that will be integrated next year. But the most intriguing new feature is voice control. You’ll be able to speak dialog lines and issue commands and have game characters respond. The new Xbox activity is called Kinect Fun Labs uses both voice and new kinds of gesture control are available to Xbox Live members today. The company also announced that Google’s YouTube is coming to Xbox and Bing will also be integrated. You’ll be able to search via voice command for content on Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and Live TV. For those of us that don’t have a gaming system, LG already offers Smart TVs for access to limitless content with many customizable applications, streaming movies and videos pre-loaded (with subscription and internet access). It has web browsing and services from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu and more. They recently announced AG-S110 3D active shutter glasses with liquid crystal technology to deliver images with virtually no ghosting or image trailing. It has a rechargeable battery for long lasting entertainment. Playstation HDTV At E3, Sony boasted that there will be more than a 100 games available in 3D this year. Almost all first and third-party Playstation exclusives showcased at this year’s show can be played in 3D. And so in a major effort to make 3D gaming more accessible to everyone, Sony has announced the Playstation 3D Display, a 24” LED LCD 1080p HDTV that will retail for $499 when it launches later this year. The price is a stimulating point because currently price is the biggest obstacle for 3D TVs, and electronic retailers like us will be anxious to see how the industry leaders react. Sony also exclaimed that starting this fall they will be selling more affordable 3D glasses for $69 each. It is yet to be seen if these glasses will be universally functional on all 3D TVs. Besides that, this new TV has some impressive tech behind it. Sony’s Two Player Mode allows two individuals to see two separate fullscreen images using stereoscopic active shutter glasses synched to only one screen. Previously, during a co-op or two-player gaming session the screen would be split down the middle, hindering the total viewing area for each player. This way both people can play without sacrificing any screen size. You get a unique, immersive experience sharing “two” TVs in one because the images superimpose on top of each other. Few testers of the product did comment on subtle signs of ghosting. So, at this point it is unclear what level of development the model is and whether or not will be a persistent issue. This is not the first time we’ve seen this technology of sharing screen images on the same TV using shutter glasses. At CES, the consumer electronic show in Las Vegas, NV earlier this year, Vizio presented their version of multiplayer mode. More importantly, we predict the future potential affordability for 3D glasses. XpanD offers Universal 3D Glasses® for $129.99. They have been designed to have the broadest possible compatibility with today’s and tomorrow’s 3D. The XpanD X103 glasses work in combination with state-of-the-art LCD technology, high-performance software, and simple and comfortable lightweight frames to deliver games, movies, pictures, and graphics in the highest quality 3D. The fast switching speed is an active solution to no headaches, ghosting or eyestrain as associated with other 3D solutions. Here is a list of 3D TVs and Projectors compatible with the XpanD Universal 3D Glasses (as of March 2011): Panasonic, LG, Mitsubishi (with compatible emitter), Phillips, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba Microsoft is positioning itself with this Kinect Fun Labs technology to platform with individual developers or the general public in creating a community that invites innovation from everyone. Meanwhile, Sony may have success in popularizing 3D using its Playstation brand. This new morsel of gaming information from E3 helps drive innovative technology and entertainment industries. We can get excited how to use the capabilities of these technologies, versus traditional entertainment systems.
Ranked #2 on a list of 15 e-commerce mobile websites, which includes such giants as Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart.com, Sears, Barnes & Noble, Target, and eight others, is giving Your Electronic Warehouse something to smile about today. For the week starting Oct 18, 2010, only Barnes & Noble had a better score than Your Electronic Warehouse on the Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index. The Mobile Commerce Performance Index, published by Internet Retailer, is a third party index compiled by Keynote Systems, who monitors and reports on Internet website performance as well as Mobile website performance. This index is comprised of selected retailers, chosen by Internet Retailer from their annual Top 500 list, to provide an industry benchmark for mobile site performance. The Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index ranks mobile sites on the average response times, success rates and download speeds to the homepage using three of today's most popular smartphones and service providers. Over the past several weeks Your Electronic Warehouse has been hanging out in the middle of the pack, averaging about the 7 spot. A shot up to #2 is a sign of great things to come from Your Electronic Warehouse. Mobile commerce is the future, and to be ahead of the curve is the key. Your Electronic Warehouse is proof that even the little guys can get a chance to shine now and then.
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July 25, 2006 - Quincy Herald Whig By The Herald-Whig Staff Quincy-based Your Electronic Warehouse was recently ranked No. 53 in the Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide in the computer and electronics category. Your Electronic Warehouse has a retail store at 2828 Broadway. It appears with other companies such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Crutchfield. Internet Retailer’s Top 500 guide, now in its third year, ranks the top 500 Web retailers based upon 2005 online sales. The Top 500 retailers account for more than two-thirds of all online retail business. This marks the first year that Your Electronic Warehouse has been listed. “We were really close to being listed in last year’s guide, and are very excited to have made it into the Top 500 this year,” said Justin Meats, the businesses’ IT director. “As a small business, it has always been our goal to directly compete with some of the largest retailers in the country.” Your Electronic Warehouse placed 53rd in its category of Computer/Electronics and No. 481 overall in the Top 500. Meats said Your Electronic Warehouse’s Web site (4ElectronicWarehouse.com) has evolved over the past nine years from a small, information-only site to a fully functional retail site. Meats says it caters to the do-it-your-self consumer with product lines such as Bose speakers and lifestyle systems, Yamaha receivers, Pioneer plasmas, custom made-to-order Monster Cables and whole-house audio systems from Niles and Bose. Your Electronic Warehouse, a division of 1st in Video-Music World, was started more than 30 years ago by Quincy businessman Dennis Boudreau as a small brick and mortar consumer electronics store. Your Electronic Warehouse is an Internet authorized dealer of every product it sells, including Bose, Monster Cable, Yamaha, Niles Audio, Pioneer and Weber. 1st in Video-Music World operates 4ElectronicWarehouse. com, DiscountGolfWorld.com, InternetPartners.com and 4DiscountTravel.com.
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