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  • ThinkFlood Announces RedEye Control for Android

    When paired with RedEye hardware, the new app can control AV, lighting, HVAC and more.

    ThinkFlood's RedEye home control app

    Android users can officially start seeing red—in a good way. ThinkFlood has announced that its RedEye home control app is now available for Android.

    RedEye first launched for the iPhone and iPod touch in 2009. The app does not work alone; it needs to be paired with RedEye or RedEye Pro networked products to provide control over home theater products, as well as lighting, HVAC, and other equipment.

    “The iPhone was a great start for us because it is such an elegant and popular device. But it was never our goal to have an exclusively iOS platform,” said Matt Eagar, founder and president of ThinkFlood. “Instead, we designed RedEye with the idea that you can pick up any networked device—iPhone, PC, Android device—and control your system from anywhere you have a network connection.”

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  • Paradigm’s New Streamlined Monitor Series 7 Speakers

    The new speaker line aims to be as aesthetically pleasing as they are aurally pleasing.

    Paradigm's Monitor Series 7 speakers

    This week Paradigm pulled the wraps of its new Monitor Series 7 speakers, a redesign of the monitor series that incorporates both aesthetic changes as well new acoustic tweaks. The Monitor Series full line covering towers, bookshelf and centers.

    Did you know that speaker grilles can capture some of the sound before it hits your hears? To address that Paradigm designed a honeycomb architecture to help retain more of the acoustic integrity. The new grilles also are magnetically attached and self align. Overall, the speakers have taken a 20 percent reduction in footprint—meaning they’ll take up less room while still making as much noise, um, music.

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