Well, better late than never; Winter is finally upon us. Living right next to Kissing Bridge, I know exactly how brutal winter can be every year. But I also know there’s ways make the most out of our Buffalo winters. I’ve been snowboarding since I was little, I’m still little, but I think I was under 5’ tall the first time I ever planted my feet in a snowboard. Now I’m still 5’ tall, I just weigh the weight of three of my younger self. I guess you could say I’m really “weighing in on winter” in this post. I know, stupid pun. Anyway, snowboarding’s been the only thing I can think about every winter since. As soon as the leaves start to fall from the trees, I start waxing my board. Here at Stereo Advantage we have some incredible gadgets for both skiers and snowboarders alike. Even if you’re not a skier, there’s sure to be something on this list for you. Whether it’s braving the harsh cold outside, or getting the most you can out of staying in your own home, we here at the Smart Center can definitely help.
For that professional skier; or if you’re like me, something you can use to film everyone of your friends’ (who think they’re professionals) wipeouts. The JVC Adixxion is the perfect camera for anything extreme sports related. It’s easy and fun to use, and practically indestructible. Just ask Blake, it’ll survive any bike ride down a flight of stairs. And the JVC Adixion can be mounted to well… Anything. Want to film a road trip? A band practice? A ski trip? The Adixxion mounts to anything you want to mount it to, and is consistently clear, no matter what environment you use is in. The JVC addixxion is an incredible camera for anyone interested in filming in extreme conditions. Whether its filming a vacation with the kids, or letting the kids film in general, the JVC Addixxion will not disappoint.
Bose Sie2i Sport
Bose new in-ear sport headphones are definitely a conversation piece around our store. Every employee either owns them, or is on their way to purchasing them. Its true, Bose is a synonym for “magic”. The sound that comes out of these headphones is that of a set SO much larger. And thats not even the best part, the Bose sport headphones are designed for incredible comfort, whether it be for gym or leisure use. I personally use them while I snowboard, they’re the perfect headphones for the slopes. They’re 100% waterproof and come with a weather resistant armband. They also have a unique earbud shape that Bose has made to increase comfort. And they really are that much more comfortable than every other earbud on the market. They fit perfectly in your ear, whether you’ve got small ears like mine, or you look like baby new year; you’ll be able to get a perfect fit with these Bose sport headphones. They’ll even stay comfortable under your hat or helmet, and at the same time, you’ll get that crystal clear Bose sound. The new shape to the earbud actually helps to give them more bass and resonance, making the illusion of a sound system on your ears.
Love getting up 30 minutes earlier to add scraping off the outside of your car into your schedule? Then this product’s not for you. Love blinding drivers behind you as snow falls off the roof of your car as you pass them on the highway? Then this product’s not for you. Love sitting in your cold car while it takes what feels like an eternity to warm up? Then this product’s not for you. Want to actually enjoy your ride to work this winter? Then I might have a product for you. Our Compustar car starters are practically a necessity during these cold Western New York winters. Our starter models range from our basic $130 starter to crush proof and even 2-way starters capable of reaching thousands of feet. Stop in, or speak to our Smart Car Pros today!
Monster Surge Protector
Okay, I understand that this obviously looks like a mediocre and possibly unnecessary item on our list. And I understand the “ay” at the end of the word “okay” is also completely unnecessary. However, believe it or not, “clean power” is a huge issue in a lot of homes. Having all your products plugged into a regular old power strip does not protect them from a power surge, nor does it protect them from noise from other appliances or components on your same breaker. To make that short story long: all the components and appliances run off of a breaker. That breaker for that room is often 15 or 20 amps. Which is fine, because most electronic products run at low voltage. But what happens when you introduce something that consumes a lot more power into that system? Well a lot of things can happen, worst of them being serious damage to your expensive tech. The main issue though is “noise” being heard or seen in your electronic products. Any high-powered appliance can cause this, an easy way to see what “high-powered” appliances you have on the same breaker is to think what appliances do you have that aren’t supposed to make “sound” or “noise” but actually do, like a vacuum, or a dishwasher, or a microwave. Appliances like these draw so much power, that when your low-powered electronic products pull from the same source, they end up getting almost “recycled” power from these appliances, and the noise made by those appliances replicates as fuzz in a picture, or fuzz in a sound system. Monster surge protectors are a necessity for anybody spending time inside watching movies or playing games on their new system. And monster actually
gives their surge protectors a unique look that actually complements your component rack. Want people to complement that rack of yours and keep it fuzz free? Then a monster surge protector is something you need.
URC/ Total Control-Remotes
Probably the favorite feature in every customers system I’ve installed. And thats not meant to be a stab at my selling ability. URC remote controls really are incredible. Most of them are completely computer programmable, and with the use of professional macros, make your components completely manageable and easy to use. With URC’s suite of components, you can control everything from your Bose system to your garage door opener. And with an easy to use picture interface, you’ll never want to set your remote down. Turn your home into an actual “Smart” home with our URC products. Stop in and check out our total control setup in our store today.
I get it, you’re just sick of Western New York winters, and you want to get away. But you don’t want to miss those sabres games during your vacation. Well, slingbox can do just that. No, it won’t book your next vacation to Cancun, but it will let you take your entire cable package with you everywhere you go. Scared you won’t be able to see Miller let in 6 goals from your vacation house? Well worry no longer; by giving you access to your home cable box, slingbox gives you access to all local news programs and sports games. In crystal clear HD. And with the newest slingbox updates you can take the game with you and watch it wherever you are. On your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. There’s no more need to DVR those tv shows and wait until you get back home to watch them. Just hook a slingbox to your home cable box and thats it. Your cable package, streaming to wherever you are. The perfect addition to the home of any traveler.
Bose Cinemate 1sr
Thinking about moving date night indoors this winter? You can only go ice skating so many times. It’s cold, the skates are uncomfortable, and you’ll look like an idiot being the only one out there with a walker. So why not make movie night an actual experience this winter? Well, if you ask anyone here at the Advantage, the most important part of a home theater really is the sound. It’s what brings movies to life. And with the Bose cinemate 1sr, you can get that cinema quality sound without the need for a professional setup. The Cinemate 1sr is the perfect “wife-friendly” unit, meaning it takes almost no space in your living room. It consists of three things, A soundbar, a wireless subwoofer, and a little bit of that Bose magic that I talked about earlier. The Bose soundbar can be placed or mounted under your TV, then the wireless sub can be placed anywhere out of the way. And thats where the magic starts; the Bose Cinemate analyzes the shape of your room, and uses Bose’ patented “phaseguide” technology to deliver 5.1 surround sound out of just a single soundbar. And the best part is, it actually works. I was skeptical of Bose phaseguide technology at first, but after hearing the Cinemate 1SR I’m a firm believer in magic. It really actually feels like there are speakers behind you. Special effects seem to jump off the screen, and it will definitely liven up movie night. And even better, we’ve got it on display in our store, and you could even come and sit and listen to it with me.
One of our most installed systems; mobotix is the perfect way of monitoring you small business or home and keeping it secure. Mobotix makes an incredible security system because they allow you to access it from virtually anywhere. When paired with a URC total control setup, you can watch all of your cameras on a phone or tablet from halfway around the world. Its even great for little things like checking a baby monitor from downstairs. Mobotix is great for monitoring your home or office while you’re away on vacation or just for piece of mind. And with our smart squads help, we can install a mobotix system perfect and convenient for your life.