The Audiophiliac takes a stroll down memory lane and recalls some of the most important gear of decades past.
Sony dominated consumer electronics for decades, but that was a long time ago.
There's a strong feeling of deja vu as Sony again attempts to break into the US market with another waterproof phone.
"The best thing to happen to the Mac in last 10 years was iOS," says Bud Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology and a member of the original Mac team.
The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.
Sony is one of the few companies actually showing off smartphones at CES. But does the former giant of consumer electronics have what it takes to make people care?
No, not Apple's Macintosh. McIntosh, the audio company, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a series of limited-edition reissues of its legendary electronics.
Once venerable names in consumer electronics such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp have been besieged by competition from rivals in the U.S., South Korea and, increasingly, China.
The stylish, Quattron-equipped Sharp LC-LE757U series doesn't offer a very good picture for the price.
No one "needs" a Corvette, a $4,000 vacation, or a high-end audio system. But if you can afford these things, why not enjoy them?