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Get Ready for the Big Game

After a disappointing season-ender for Chicago fans and a conference championship weekend marred by some controversial calls, it’s nearly time for the Big Game. From your watching setup to the perfect spread of snacks, there are some important things to address before your party next weekend. But we’re here to help. This is our guide to everything you’ll…

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CES 2019 Recap

CES 2019

After a whirlwind week of checking out the industry’s hottest upcoming products, another year at CES is in the bag. We were able to get close looks at over a hundred new products from our favorite brands—some of these products were futuristic concepts, and some will be in our showroom next month. Missed out on the show but…

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CES 2019: Nanoleaf Canvas Lights and Remote

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If you’ve ever been to our Glenview showroom, you’ve probably seen Nanoleaf lights in action. These dancing flat-panel lights hang in the Atrium and the Apple Store, hypnotically changing colors in a preset pattern or synced to music. With a modular nature that makes for nearly infinite design combos, they’re a great decorative accent—especially for a game room.…

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CES 2019: MSI PS63 Modern Laptop

Long battery life, powerful components, and a premium design could make the MSI PS63 Modern the new Macbook Pro killer. While MSI is best-known for their PC components and gaming gear, they’ve recently set their sights on the high-end laptop market. We took a look at the new MSI PS63 Modern laptop, the latest entry to their Prestige…

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CES 2019: MSI PC Gaming Gear

We continued our exploration of the most drool-worthy PC gaming gear at CES by stopping by the MSI booth. In a sea of RGB-imbued peripherals, everything catches your eye, but a big monitor and a small PC are a couple of the new gaming products that stood out to us the most. The new MSI Optix MPG341CQR gaming…

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CES 2019: Lexar 1TB SDXC Card

We’ve seen prototypes at this size before, but this Lexar 1TB SDXC card will earn the title of “World’s First 1TB SD Card” when it hits the market early this year. The growth of high-megapixel cameras like the Sony A7RIII, and the march towards ultra-high-resolution displays like the 8K TVs we’ve seen at CES are both driving the…

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CES 2019: Canon’s Concept Cameras

Although CES is the place to witness the debuts of just about every type of cutting-edge gadget imaginable, we don’t see a lot of big camera news here, because the major brands tend to do their serious releases at Photokina, the photographic industry’s trade show. Instead, CES is a place where you can get hands-on with already-released products,…

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