Reality Check: Computer Speakers vs Hi-Fi

Lower East Side Air Overview This morning’s news dump finds me distracted by an Engadget story about Audyssey releasing a new AirPlay-capable powered speaker system called “Lower East Side Air.”

This is the second time such an announcement from this company has caused my brow to wrinkle. The first time the company caught my attention was when Tech Crunch reviewed their Lower East Side Media Speakers.

Going beyond the press release I had a look at the companies’ web site for some greater depth on the Lower East Side Air product. I was surprised to find that there really wasn’t anything more to be had.

 

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On Being Incredibly Bright & Being LED Astray

Back in the 1970’s when I was a kid my parents eventually succumb to my pleading and bought me one of those nice 100-In-1 kits that were found at every Radio Shack. It was a blast. However, the components that held the greatest interest were those that could actually been seen to do something…especially the LEDs.

LEDs are simply amazing. They produce a bright visible light while using very little power. In the 30+ years since then LEDs have moved into all kinds of applications that were once dominated by incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

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