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Samsung HT-D7100: Home theater in a cube

"Play Ball!"

Dolby: A CES institution

Kanto's SYD 5 gets stylish

The LP van

B&W: The Diamond standard

Panasonic's stylish shelf systems

A cavalcade of headphones

Just a dock and its will to survive

A tube of sound

Samsung ups its style quotient

Have a seat

Captain Nemo would approve

AblePlanet goes commando

Speakers fit for a pharaoh

Polly wanna speaker

Heard of a home theater in a box? The Samsung HT-D7100 takes that notion literally. It's got all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a current Blu-ray home theater system--3D, Netflix, streaming media, built-in speakers--but the modular design allows it to work when combined (in cube mode) or with the speakers separated for better stereo imaging.
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That's not the beginning of baseball season. It's actual the name of Moneual Interactive's unique home theater PC (two spherical speakers flanking a central PC/docking station).
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Yes, Dolby technology is already in pretty much every home theater, home audio, and TV you can buy today. But that doesn't stop the company from rolling out new standards (and demoing them to CES attendees, as shown here).
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Kanto's iPod boombox, the SYD 5, isn't new, but the funky new paintjobs are.
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"The world's smallest portable record player" by Stokyo rides around in a circle on your LP, playing sound through the van's speaker. It's not new (we highlighted it in 2009, and have seen similar models for at least 10 years), but it never fails to bring a smile to people's faces.
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Bowers & Wilkins' 800 series Diamond speakers aren't new, but they're just as lustworthy as when they were first introduced.
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Panasonic is updating its stylish iPod/iPhone speaker systems for 2011. Unlike many competitors, some of these models also offer CD playback--a nice bonus for those of us who haven't ripped everything yet.
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There is no shortage of stylish headphone designs at CES. These models are by Merkury.
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Yes, this fancifully painted Kicker iPod speaker dock is playing "Eye of the Tiger."
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Omicron's Tubus iPod speaker docks go for a cylindrical look.
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Among the big manufacturers, Samsung's home theater designs were among the most stylish of CES 2011.
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These iTam speaker docks double as a stool (though you wouldn't want to sit on one while your iPod or iPhone is docked.)
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Here's a close-up look at Bowers & Wilkins's aptly-named Nautilus speaker.
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AblePlanet's headphones get the camouflage treatment.
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A pyramid-themed computer speaker from Perfect Choice.
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These standing iPod speaker docks by Parrot bring a splash of color into your home.
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