Unless you’re an endurance racer who spends 24 hours in their vehicle, there’s not much point to sinking a small fortune into a killer sound system you rarely get to hear. But with Harman’s new Voyager Drive, your car’s stereo easily becomes a portable Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere.
Falling asleep at the wheel can have have deadly consequences, but a driver who’s too distracted can be just as dangerous. So Harman has developed an in-car monitoring system that tracks the dilation of the driver’s pupils to determine how overloaded and distracted their brain might be.
At CES, Harman just announced a bold-looking new set of AKG headphones designed by Quincy Jones. The involvement of a musician who's won 27 Grammys isn't what's most impressive, though. Harman says the AKG N90Q are "the world's first headphone with personalized sound."
Sprint just announced a new Sprint-specific HTC One M8 that harnesses all the goodness of Harman's audio tech. Think of it as a phone for music lovers.
Harman has developed an augmented reality display technology that give you real-time information in your windshield while you drive. It's like Google Glasses for your ar except that the product is actually about to launch it (or so they say...). And Harman promises you won't crash while using it.
We get it. You love your iPhone 5 so much that you're willing shrug off the money you lost on the two-year-old, 30-pin speaker dock that's now obsolete. You're ready to invest in an 8-pin dock because Apple wouldn't dare change its proprietary standard again. Right? RIGHT? Don't worry, this burly burnt orange speaker…
Harman Kardon—you know, the folks who put the sound system in your boss' luxury car—have a batch of new home theater gear including a the pricey 5.1 channel BDS 770 system. Will it sound good enough for the price tag?