Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It was a #Luxury and #Audio Enthusiasts Paradise at the New York Luxury #Technology Show! @LuxuryTechShow #theLTS

June is certainly a HUGE month for gifting - be it attending a June Wedding, A Graduation Ceremony or celebrating Dads for Father's Day, there will invariably be someone on your list that you are plum out of ideas in terms of what to shop for. Looking for gift ideas for the 'person that has it all' or some other hard to shop for person on your list this month? Want to send your Dad's eyeballs out their sockets and accelerate his pulse a bit?

How about new technology? How about a touch of Luxe? 

If you are shopping for an Audio Enthusiast or all around Gadget Geek, then I can assure you that the New York Luxury Technology Review has got you covered!

I regularly attend their Luxury Review Show events, but the Luxury Tech Show hadn't quite worked with my schedule until now, but with this particular show being an Audio enthusiasts 'Mecca' it was a perfect show for this #TwitterPartyDJ to attend for the first time.

In terms of the sheer scope of pictures and witty captions, I think Cnet's recap of the show is definitely worth the read so when you get a chance, check it out HERE.

PENGUIN's Organic Food Safety Checker

From the practical - like PENGUIN's Organic Food Safety Checker that helps you check for harmful elements in your daily food (this device allows you to check your groceries for antibiotics), the LugTrack which is a unique system that pairs two tags - one within your luggage and another to be installed as an app on your mobile device that then work together using a combo of GPS, GSM, WiFi and Bluetooth to relay tracking and location information of your luggage (perfect gift for a dad or grad in my opinion!), to something as '007' as The Kryptall K Phone which allows for encrypted global cellular calls, or how about not having to get up to turn the lights on or off, with Lutron you can do just that!

Lutron on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

Is your Dad or Grad into Fitness? - You may want to consider these fitness tech toys:

CUFF Fitness Tracker

CUFF - Both Smart Jewelry and Fitness Tracker, Cuff's products have built-in sensors that can alert you that you have a phone call, track your physical activity, or even call for help in case of an emergency Your 'in case of emergency' can also be your entire Facebook network if you choose, those contacts will get your location, live audio and other information needed for them to get you help. (They are compatible with most IoS or Android devices), and it's 'jewelry box' even has a charger which will keep the battery going for seven days. They definitely need to send me these for full review so I can put it all through it's paces and report back to you!

The Peloton Bike

The Peloton Bike - I'm sure you have seen them on TV by now, but Peloton is an indoor cycling company that wirelessly streams live spin classes right to their Peloton Bikes, the interactive display on the bike shows distance, speed and calories burned. I want one of these myself! 

ProdecoTech Electric Bicycles on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

ProdecoTech Phantom X Electric Bicycle on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015
ProdecoTech Phantom X Electric Bicycle on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

ProdecoTech Electric Bicycles Close Up on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015
ProdecoTech Electric Bicycles Close Up on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015
ProdecoTech - For those who prefer their bicycling activities with a 'view', ProdectoTech had their Electric Bicycles on display! The Phantom X caught my eye, and I took a close up just to give you some more detail.

InBody Digital Scale

InBody - This digital scale breaks down body composition by muscle, fat and water weight in less than a minute using a bioelectrical analysis method and then gives a fairly wide variety of metrics including how well muscles are developed and how much fat is stored in each area of the body and can also estimate how many calories you are burning while at rest. It can aid in targeting not just your problem areas but also in helping you personalize workouts and treatment plans.


For Petlovers - Petcube is much like a nanny cam, except it's for your furbaby, the 10 centimeter cube provides a 138-degree wide-angle camera view so you can keep an eye on Fido from your smartphone and it also offers a two-way audio stream through it's built in microphone, not only can you see AND hear your pet, it can also hear YOU!

Home Entertainment - There was quite a bit fine Audio and Entertainment to be had including:

Panasonic Reference Class R1 Series

Panasonic - The show taught me that when it comes to Audio, everything that's old is new again, Panasonic highlighted the return of their high-end Technics brand (which I remember quite well and I am excited to find out they are back again), they are bringing back premium music reproduction over a traditional home theater experience and they displayed their Premium Class C-700 Series (made up of a Stereo Integrated Amplfier, Network Audio Player, Compact Disc Player and Speaker System coming in at around 6K) and the Reference Class R1 Series (This line includes a Stereo Power Amplifier, Network Audio Control Player, Speaker type mid-range drive unit, plus one 1-inch Dome type tweeter with floorstanding speakers and will set you back around 60K!)

Panasonic Massage Chairs in use at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

They also displayed one of their 2014 4K Ultra HD Tv's as well as their cameras (including the Lumix DMC-CM1) and camcorders! And my favorite part of their booth, the Massage Chairs! (By the way I am not personally in the photo above, as you can see guests put those chairs to good use, just a few minutes on one will make you realize just how much you need one of these in your life!) - You would certainly score brownie points with Dad if you got him one of these for Father's Day! (By the way they would totally score brownie points with me if they sent one to Ascending Butterfly's offices - you know for when we are conducting interviews and stuff!)

Harmon Kardon on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

Harmon Kardon also brought a taste of their audio lineup including the JBL Authentics L16 speaker system, the Revel Performa F206 floorstanding loudspeakers, The Omni Wireless HD Audio Systems (hi res lossless music), JBL Authentics L16 Speaker (300 watt three-way Speaker System) - if you are based in NYC like I am you can visit their Madison Avenue retail location to hear these for yourself.

Geneva Home Audio The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

Geneva displayed their single box audio solutions, on display The Model S ($300), Model M ($599), Model L ($1,199) and Model XL ($2,299) they offer FM Radios and Bluetooth Connectivity and the larger models include Apt-X support and integrated CD Players.

Fine Sounds Group  High-end Audio

Fine Sounds Group - High-end Audio offerings were on display from brands like McIntosh and Sonus Faber, if your Dad or Grad is an Audiophile you can never go wrong with the gift of Audio!

ClearView Clio speaker on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

and the system that gets 'pretty points' for most Aesthetically pleasing is ClearView's Clio speaker, featuring Bluetooth streaming support and a hidden woofer housed below the base, it retails for $349 and I am definitely hoping for a review unit on this one so I can give it an in-house test of my own as a tech show with so much noise in the background made it hard to get the nuances of this cute little wonder's sound.

Seura on display at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

Seura displayed their vanishing TV mirrors, waterproof televisions, outdoor televisions and lighted mirrors. When you want to bring your luxury lifestyle outdoors, this is definitely the brand to keep in mind! (and they do just as nicely indoors as well!)

Luxury Car at Luxury Technology Show #theLTS New York City


Audi and BMW were giving  us all car envy at The Luxury Tech Show!

IO Hawk personal mobility device

Personal Mobility Device - Can't afford to get Dad or that Grad a Beamer? If those indulgences are not quite in your budget, perhaps the IO Hawk personal mobility device might be? These personal motorized transporters are where technology and innovation meet, it was fun watching people try these out!

Designer Richard Clarkson at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

If funky fun touches for the home is more your speed, then the fun lighting from Designer Richard Clarkson might be exactly what you are looking for! Put this one in your bedroom and literally sleep under the clouds!

Richard Clarkson Studio at The Luxury Technology Show New York City March 2015

My Take:

The Luxury Technology show definitely offered up a little something for everyone, and I'm pretty sure any Dad, Grad or Newlywed on your June shopping list would be delighted by these innovative offerings.

And let's not forget to mention the food and amazing cocktails that was certainly over-flowing. Busy New York City based press burn a lot of calories walking around this crazy city, and we like being fed, but being massaged on top of it all may just be event 'nirvana'!

Which of the items featured above is on your wishlist?

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  1. That stationery bike looks awesome! That is seriously fancy pants!

  2. So many great products were featured! I love that Petcube.

  3. What a great event. My husband and son would go nuts at this show. I wouldn't mind the IO Hawk.

  4. Wow this sounds great! I have a brother in law who would love anything audio or techy. He's really into that sort of thing so I will have to check it out!

  5. I know several people that could use that luggage tracker. I always fly DELTA, and have only lost one bag for a few days.

  6. I always find great idea for the Hubby and sons ,This Is no different TY .So much to love like the Massage Chairs and so much more !

  7. Wow what amazing products in your post today! I think the personal mobility device is beyond cool!! Had to have been such an amazing event!

  8. Wow! There seems to be so many fantastic products hitting the market that I am absolutely amazed. I want to try out that in-depth scale!

  9. The PetCube is awesome - watching the cats and talking to them, too, so they can hear me. Thanks for sharing all the great technology ready for consumers. It's easy to see why you go back each year.

  10. I love how easy technology has made our lives. I sometimes complain that people rely to much on it, but it really has made things more convenient. I wouldn't mind one of those Peloton Bikes in my house!

  11. I would have been in hog heaven here. All of these look like some really great products to get first hand experience with using. I can honestly say many of them would make me more physically active in a heartbeat.

  12. Wow that sounds like a great show to attend and to be able to see all the new and upcoming technology. The PENGUIN's Organic Food Safety Checker sounds fascinating... can only imagine the cost but sounds awesome.

  13. I love the cloud light. It would be an amazing and unique gift. These are all great ideas.

  14. That looks like an amazing show. I would love to see all of those items in action like that!

  15. I think my favorite is the bike with the downloadable spin classes. What a blessing to have that available in-home!

  16. That spin bike is absolutely gorgeous, I want it so badly!

  17. I bet this luxury technology show was a lot of fun! I would love to have the Peloton Bike!

  18. Look at all that cook stuff! I would definitely use the bike, I think it would look great in my "gym" lol

  19. My husband would for sure be all into the audio equipment. I however LOVE the cloud lighting!

  20. What fun to get to see all that! I would love to explore that tech show!

  21. Wow, loving all of the heat tech you got to see! Definitely a big music fan, so the audio had me!

  22. Technology is awesome, isn't it? I'd love to have this to check.

  23. Wow, there were definitely some classy gadgets at this expo. There are so many things here that I would love to have... But that I probably can't afford :(

  24. We have a Great Dane with separation anxiety issues, so I'm always worried when we have to leave her at the house to go grocery shopping. The Petcube sounds like it would be perfect for our household!

  25. Awesome devices and all. Love the cloud! Cool

  26. Looks like there is something here for everyone! What a great place to check out all sorts of new technology!