Become the next Masterchef with these smart kitchen gadgets

Become the next Masterchef with these smart kitchen gadgets

‘How can I get the kitchen of the future?’ is what a lot of home owners are asking these days. More so than any other room in the house, kitchens do not age well. We’ve all experienced the trauma of fetching a cup of tea in your nan’s house, and having to look at that awful patterned wallpaper while waiting for the stove kettle to boil.

Your kitchen should announce to the world that you live in the household of the future, that you’re ready to embrace any and every new technological advancement that might benefit it. And with more and more people cooking from home, it is no wonder there’s such a large demand for the latest gadgets. For this, Lithe Audio have you covered.

Hit for six! The latest Lithe Audio update to turbocharge your home audio 

Hit for six! The latest Lithe Audio update to turbocharge your home audio 

Our designers have developed an easy wiring solution that can ensure up to three master speakers and their passives can play at one time. Depending on how many of them you wish to activate, these speakers can play using a full loop, or linear, connection. 

This awesome hack is made possible using some clever inputs and outputs attached to the Ceiling Speaker device. All you need is some basic 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cables to pair, then simply decide where to position them! 

Sheltering from the snow? Let Lithe Audio warm you this weekend

Sheltering from the snow? Let Lithe Audio warm you this weekend

If, like us, you’re wanting to spend the whole weekend cowering from the Beast from the East, then you’d be receptive to any way to make your domestic life more fulfilling. You may have slipped, you may have slided, you may have been stranded at a train station for hours on end. But now is the time to treat yourself. Now is the time to really stick it to this recent bout of freezing weather and get your warm on!

Don’t just take our word for it! 4 recent reviews of Lithe Audio products

We love singing our own praises. This fortnightly blog is often saturated in self adulation, and we’re well aware that consumer choices usually require some kind of perspective. For this reason, we’ve gathered together four recent reviews of our products which may serve to inform, illuminate, and potentially inspire your buying choice. 

In each review, we’re proud to announce that the infectiousness of innovation has caught on, and each reviewer has provided a very valuable description of his or her user journey which you will find very useful. 

Here are some snippets. 

 

Smart Home Geeks review

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“There are many different types of Bluetooth speakers on the market however Lithe Audio seem to have found a gap in the market! Wireless Bluetooth speaker that are ceiling mounted and can come IP44 rated. All other examples we found require separate amplifiers or multiple units for the Bluetooth controller and speaker – with these everything is contained in one compact unit. 

[...] The team are tech experts having designed and created the successful Retrotouch brand since 2008. This is also good to know as a lot of the companies in this space just import the ‘latest tech’ cheaply from overseas and sell via their website or partner (eBay/Amazon) with no actual interest in product development or customers.

FULL REVIEW HERE: https://www.smarthomegeeks.co.uk/wireless-speakers/lithe-audio-bluetooth-ceiling-speaker-review/

 

The Times magazine review

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5 reasons why we love… Lithe Audio ceiling speakers

1. They can be retrofitted into the ceiling without the need to connect a separate amplifier or run cables through the walls 

2. The speakers can be connected to the lighting circuit or a plug if one’s available and operated from any Bluetooth device…

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://www.litheaudio.com/blog/2017/5/15/you-may-have-noticed-lithe-audio-features-in-the-times-magazine

 

Trusted reviews in-depth review

Lithe Audio has produced a new speaker that combines the space-saving efficiency of a ceiling speaker with the ease of connection via Bluetooth. The Lithe Audio BT ceiling speaker is easy to install, surprisingly powerful and offers sound good enough to impress most audio equipment fans.

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/lithe-audio-bluetooth-ceiling-speaker#3CekezZP6oo4HYL2.99

 

Gadgety News product review

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“Bluetooth speakers. Wait! Come back! This one is different. This one from Lithe Audio has been designed to be fitted in to your ceiling.

Phew! Thought I had lost you there for a moment.

Now, as I said, this is not your usual wireless audio slinger. This unit from Lithe Audio has been designed with a specific job. You install it in to the ceiling and then enjoy wire free, hidden audio.

I first met Lithe Audio back in 2015, and again last year. I am so glad they’ve given me a chance to test their speaker out at home.”

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://gadgetynews.com/lithe-audio-bluetooth-ceiling-speaker-review/

 

Why the bedroom is the ideal place for Bluetooth ceiling speakers

Why the bedroom is the ideal place for Bluetooth ceiling speakers

Winter is in full flow, and chances are your bed is receiving lots of use. When the temperature drops, the most satisfying place to be is of course under the sheets. And once the day’s activities are done, nothing beats nestling down for a nice evening of TV dramas.

4 key benefits of Lithe Audio ceiling speakers

4 key benefits of Lithe Audio ceiling speakers

Our ceiling speakers are the ultimate tech hack for modern homes. The decision to mount speakers onto the ceiling is the perfect solution to many of the issues that arise from having a clunky speaker unit taking up space in your home. 21st century lifestyles are increasingly demanding, and coping with the stresses of outdated tech is just one worry we can do without.

There are many advantages to having a ceiling speaker unit installed. So here’s our pick of the bunch!

Christmas is for TV bingeing. So here’s how to make the most of it...

OK, so you’ve done your last bit of Christmas shopping, and are finally ready to hunker down. Christmas spirit is in the air, and you’ve already highlighted which shows you want to watch. Time to put on your most comfortable elasticated clothing and let a year’s worth of laziness consume you.

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But are you truly prepared?

Many home-owners around the UK will spend this Christmas having to crane their neck to view their TV. They might want to recline in their armchair, but end up missing half of the action. Whether its a dedicated TV cabinet accumulating dust or a makeshift cardboard box, don’t let a lacklustre TV arrangement let you down this Christmas. Santa wouldn’t be pleased.

Instead, let Lithe Audio grab your attention with our phenomenal TV wall mounts. With our beautiful yet simplistic arrangements, you’ll feel compelled to watch the whole Home Alone film series in just one sitting. And you won’t even need to move from your chair!

What are the benefits?

For a start they are raised nice and high to be easily viewed from all positions. Using our remote controlled models, simply push a button and the TV will align to the perfect angle for your entertainment.

Then there are the obvious space saving benefits of our flip down models. That wall which was now taken up with TV, cabinet, decade-old birthday cards, and tatty memorabilia can now be incorporated into the room once more. Which means so much more space for activities!

Less clutter also means more scope for drunken clumsiness. With our models, your TV is now safely out of the way to prevent any damage from occurring. Your prized LCD screen is now totally Christmas proof.

What about the specs?

Our units will support most 23"-60" monitors up to 30kg/66lbs and its strength has been tested for a minimum of three times its stated load capacity. So don’t get worried about the safety of your screen!

Installation is very simple, and won’t take a DIY expert to achieve. It is simply a case of drilling a series of holes in your wall and attaching our mounting bracket. The rest is ridiculously easy, and you will have your TV mounted in no time at all.

Our units also come with a handy mini remote with which you can make adjustments to the viewing angle of your TV, as well as store your unit away. Feel the power at your fingertips with this great automated solution. Your friends will be highly impressed, and your social life may well improve as a result.

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We here at Lithe Audio are obsessed with finding smart solutions that make space (and stress) saving improvements to your household. This is just one of them. To see our fantastic models, check our our product listing here:

http://www.litheaudio.com/products/remote-control-motorised-flip-down-tv-ceiling-mount

Amazon Echo + Lithe Audio ceiling speakers = the ultimate Black Friday pairing

In case you haven't checked your emails, browsed social media, or engaged with any online platform at all for the past week or so, you'd be well aware that Black Friday is just around the corner. For shopping enthusiasts it is the most important date in the calendar, where all the large retailers dramatically lower the prices of some of their most sought-after goods for a limited period. Anyone on the market for the latest tech gadgets will surely be gushing over the devices already advertised in the run up to this year's event. And if you're seeking inspiration for potential Christmas presents, this is your opportunity to stock up on some fantastic stocking fillers.

One gadget which is sure to create a lot of excitement for the online bargain hunters out there will be the new Amazon Echo range. With a significant price drop expected this Friday, many will relish the chance to introduce one of these voice-activated home assistants into their lives.

The home of the future is here...

For the uninitiated, imagine if Siri metamorphosed into a small circular box located on your living room table. And, instead of having to reach over and put it on the correct setting, you could simply shout out "Alexa, play some music," and the task was performed. This is basically the closest we've come to fulfilling those visions of the 'future home' projected in those films of yesteryear, and it will be made available at a cut price rate this Friday.

Here at Lithe Audio, we're always looking to use our technology to sync up with other gadgets you may have around the home. So if you're eying a purchase of Amazon's Echo, here's how you can use our products to maximise the potential of your device...

Hook Amazon Echo up to Lithe Audio's ceiling speakers for a truly awesome home experience...

What's better than having a voice activated assistant present in your living room? Having a voice activated assistant throughout your entire household, that's what. And with Lithe Audio's ceiling-mounted speakers, you can get just that.

Imagine: you're in the kitchen preparing dinner while your other half is in the bedroom. The house is silent, and there's a distinct lack of energy throughout the home. You're aware that the nine to five routine is becoming stale, lacking excitement. Then, on a whim, you shout out 'Alexa! Play 'Rapper's Delight' and suddenly your home is echoing to the funky bassline and groovy rhymes of The Sugarhill Gang. You dance your way out of the kitchen while your loved one dances their way out of the bedroom. Meeting in the corridor, your cheesy dance moves commingle in a gloriously shameless tribute to 80s disco music.

Using Lithe Audio's ceiling speakers in conjunction with the Amazon Echo will not only amplify and enrich its output, but extend it. The dulcet tones of your home assistant will be carried throughout the home, expanding the already exciting possibilities of the device. Rather than being a timid voice in the corner, the celestial sound of Alexa will be coming at you from above with a superb 65Hz-20kHz audio range.

So how does it work?

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The Amazon dot device will connect via cable or bluetooth to your ceiling speakers, and, once one device is connected, you will be able to connect a second speaker using a simple speaker cable. Easy to set up, remarkable results.

Lithe Audio prides itself on devising ways of making home technology both convenient, and more intuitive. So if it's breaking into an impromptu dance, or managing your personal finances, however you wish to use your home assistant technology, make sure you consider our ceiling mounted speakers for a richer, more immersive experience.

If you're in the market for some truly incredible Black Friday tech, then consider the Amazon Echo alongside our ceiling speakers. We guarantee it will change your life.

 

Where can I buy Lithe Audio products?

No doubt by now you are convinced of the incredibly unique and irresistible qualities of our range. Whether it is ceiling speakers or TV wall mounts, our products make the perfect stocking fillers, and for those looking to get their hands on them, then here is the ultimate guide.

We supply our products to many of the leading electronics retailers around the country. No matter where you live, you are never more than a short journey to your nearest Lithe Audio product. And if it's convenience you're after, then our distributors offer excellent delivery services that means you won't even need to step outside the front door.

It isn't just national suppliers that stock our products. If you reside somewhere outside the UK and are enraptured with our products, then it is highly likely there is a convenient and local retailer for you.

In all cases, check out our interactive supplier maps to see where your nearest Lithe Audio product is:
Inside the UK:  http://www.litheaudio.com/buy/ 
Outside the UK: http://www.litheaudio.com/where-to-buy-international

An exciting new partnership

We are especially pleased to announce a new partnership with leading UK retailer Screwfix. We are proud to have our unique bluetooth ceiling speakers featured in the Screwfix catalogue. So if you're ever passing by your local Screwfix store (And there are many!) - then why not check out our trademark product?

With a comprehensive range of pick-up or delivery options available, it has never been easier to get your hands on a Lithe Audio model. Available is a wide range of Bluetooth ceiling speakers and standard Ceiling speakers. I think you'll agree that the stylish design of our speakers will stand out on the shelves in any store, and we're confident that if you haven't already been tempted to buy one, you will when you see it face to face.

Making our mark, store by store

With our products becoming more and more available, we're very excited that an increasing amount of people will be able to see our products for themselves. And for those who are already Lithe Audio obsessives, we'd love for you to tell your friends and family about us. Our ambition is to make the domestic lives of people all over the country more hassle free and fulfilling, and you can help share the advantages that our range brings. If a new Lithe Audio supplier has opened up near you, be the first ones to spread the good news.

Our products have gone global, and there has never been a better time to get your hands on our exciting range. Check our our suppliers now!. http://www.litheaudio.com/buy/ 

 

How to hold the perfect Halloween party (Courtesy of Lithe Audio)

How to hold the perfect Halloween party (Courtesy of Lithe Audio)

So your pumpkin is looking vaguely sinister, the horror themed playlist is primed, and you’ve done your best to bedeck your house with suitably ghoulish decorations. But there’s something missing. Where are all the guests?

Putting the customers first - A core Lithe Audio philosophy

Putting the customers first - A core Lithe Audio philosophy

 

Putting our customers first is not just an empty marketing slogan intended to make you feel special, it's the way we plan and design every single Lithe Audio product, and it's the reason why we're consistently putting out new solutions for your everyday tech needs.

A smart new product for tech addicts

We here at Lithe Audio are always looking for ingenious life hacks to use around the home. And our latest product provides a fantastic new way to make the most of your current gadgets.

Our newly released phone/tablet stands are the perfect tool for multitaskers. Whether you're in the kitchen or changing the music, this sleekly designed model uses micro suction technology to strongly grip your device.

Unlike other alternatives, our Nanometer pads do away with glue and residue to bring you a superb natural hold. That means keeping your phone or tablet in pristine condition after use. And with its stylish premium grade aluminium alloy build, the stand will look great in your home.

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The latest lifestyle hack

Our tech gadgets have become an intrinsic part of our everyday existence. They have made lots of things a lot easier. But there are many instances when these devices can be a bit of a faff.

Let's say you're training hard to be the next Great British Bakeoff champion. With all that flour and butter on your fingers it can be very tricky to reactivate and reposition your recipe on the kitchen bench. Our stands make it very simple to display your device in a conspicuous way.

...Or imagine you're performing the distinguished role of resident DJ at your house party. These situations call for the utmost concentration and deliberation, not to mention the careless way your device can sometimes be discarded when that banging tune comes on. Now you can keep your phone upright and easily accessible.

For a safer, cleaner, and more efficient solution, opt for the superior quality and functionality of our phone/tablet stand.

Flawlessly built

Its fantastic triangular shape is the secret to our stand's versatility. This unique style allows you to change orientation, re-arrange devices to different sides and angle your smartphone or tablet however you wish. This makes it perfect to use across a variety of smartphone and tablet models.

We recognise the need to keep your electronics neat and tidy. This is why we've included a subtle cable management system at the back of our stand to keep your inputs out of harm's way.

The dimensions of our model are 11 x 10 x 7.5cm, which makes is a perfectly portable device that you can store away easily whenever needed. With its lightweight, easy-to-use design, this is the ideal unit for those that want to go hands free with their mobile devices.

There are countless opportunities for our stand to improve your lifestyle. And we're keen to discover how you wish to use it. Check out our amazing new product at http://www.litheaudio.com/products/litheaudio-phonetablet-stand-black, and please do drop us a line about how it can prove the ultimate lifehack for you.

Snuggle up with Lithe Audio this Autumn

If you've had a conversation with an English person this week, you have probably been told that the temperature is falling. That familiar sense of fortitude is beginning to take the place of sunburnt exoticism, and people are starting to prepare for hibernation. It surely won't be long before Christmas decorations are being stocked and carols ringing through the air.

But before you start succumbing to seasonal affective disorder (SADS) make sure your home is well stocked. By all means order a few cases of red wine, but above all ensure that your home entertainment system is the best it can be.

Lithe Audio excel in providing fantastic gadgets to optimise your current entertainment setup. Whether you want to snuggle up and watch some riveting films or simply provide a warm mood with great audio, we have the products for you.

So without further ado, here are two incredible products that can help you get the most out of your home, as it becomes more and more unpleasant to be outdoors.

Ceiling speakers for audio ambience

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What's the best way to keep warm? To exercise! And what better way to exercise than through dance? When that thumping bass and soaring treble sounds out, it can be particularly difficult to restrain your dance impulse. But those for whom dancing doesn't come naturally, simply put on your favourite light classical music and let the warm times roll.

Our wireless all-in-one ceiling speaker casts superb quality sound down from above. Simply hook your device up to the system via bluetooth and the sonic possibilities are endless. Boasting a tweeter and woofer providing a 65Hz-20kHz frequency range, your home will be awash in rich audio. If that doesn't put you into a cosy mood, I don't think anything will.

To see what all the fuss is about, and to check out the full specs for our models, visit our stock list now: http://www.litheaudio.com/products/?category=Ceiling+Speakers

TV wall mounts for cinematic viewing

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Cold weather is for staying at home and watching Netflix (other video streaming services are available). Brew in hand, nothing beats the tranquility of losing yourself in a great drama. If you're upset about the lack of sunshine, you won't have to look far to experience it virtually through moving images. And if technology can sometimes prove a barrier to that experience, then Lithe Audio have the perfect product for you.

Our TV wall mounts cater for both curved and flat screen televisions, and - depending on which model you opt for - may allow you to control the position of your screen from the comfort of your chair. Which means you won't EVEN have to get out from underneath that blanket. Our models offer an impressive range of viewing angles to suit your purpose. We even have one that flips down from the ceiling. Now that's futuristic!

For a full list of specs and pricing guides, check out our range now!

http://www.litheaudio.com/products/?category=TV+Mounts

5 reasons why ceiling speakers are the audio solution of the future

When it comes to home entertainment systems, we all want to be one step ahead of the rest. Why keep up with the Jones's when you can become a Jones yourself? These are the considerations Lithe Audio have addressed with our fantastic all-in-one ceiling speaker range. 

We strongly believe that the future of audio is up high. If you're looking for the latest in audio technology, then it is more than likely you've encountered the unique benefits of ceiling mounted speakers. They are practical, affordable, and offer fantastic sound quality for your home or establishment. 

We're so passionate about our product, that funnelling all their unique qualities into 5 key benefits has been a bit of a challenge. But for those who may not know too much about ceiling speakers, here is an overview.

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Superb sound coverage

Any sound technician will tell you that amplification of sound is just one part of the audio experience. The next part is sound dispersal, or how the sound travels around your room. Many elaborate hacks exist to help you get the most out of your existing set-up, but one solution that is guaranteed to deliver superb coverage is mounting the speaker system up high and letting it rain down upon you. 

Space saving solution

If you've ever found your home wanting in the 'free space' department, then don't despair. If you want the ultimate stress-free lifestyle, especially when there are little ones running around the house, our ceiling speakers are a great way to reduce excess clutter, and get your tech out of the firing line. 

Can be used in the bathroom

Our IP44 rated bathroom models are perfect for those who like to sing we're they're showering. Or perhaps some classical chillout is in order while soaking in the tub? Getting audio into the bathroom has historically been fraught with danger. Our models are up high and safely out of the way, meaning you can splash around as much as you want without the risk of your speakers getting wet. Win win!

Can be paired with other speakers around the house

To turn your entire home into a pumping groove box, multiple ceiling speakers installed throughout the building will deliver the perfect result. Need to run to the toilet but don't want to miss what's happening on the telly? Easy, install another ceiling speaker in the hallway. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

They are surprisingly easy to install

One common reservation about ceiling speakers is the perceived difficulty in setting them up in the first place. But don't worry. You don't need to be a DIY whizz to be able to set up our ceiling speakers. The job will only take 15 minutes, and simply involves feeding your device into the ceiling and giving it power. Within no time at all, you will be set up to begin receiving incredible audio from above. 

Click here to explore the Lithe Audio Ceiling speaker range here

Look to Lithe Audio for your sports viewing needs

Look to Lithe Audio for your sports viewing needs

So who’s place will it be? Whether it’s that big upcoming fight or the start of a new sporting season, the ultimate endorsement of your home entertainment system is whether or not you’re the designated host. If you consistently find yourself having to leave the comfort of your own surroundings to watch every premier league game, you should probably get the hint.

Lithe Audio Motorised Flip Down Ceiling Mount- a fantastic space saving solution

So where is your TV? This will be the first question on your guest's lips as they walk into your home. They may think you're some kind of ascetic, and that your evening are spent performing transcendental meditation to ambient whale music. The reality is that you're living in a modern home with all the accoutrements of a 21st century lifestyle. And you might just want to tell them to look up...

Our ceiling flip down TV mount is the perfect product for those that want to maximise space and make their home look slick. These motorised models have that technological pizzazz that will make people go 'ahhh'.

 

And once the initial amazement has worn off, the long term benefits of our units are countless, and will give you the ultimate clutter free solution to your TV watching habits.

What are the benefits?

For a start they are raised nice and high to be easily viewed from all positions. We're thinking specifically of those who like to spend their evenings Netflix bingeing from bed. No longer will you have to feng shui the pillows to allow yourself an adequate viewing angle. Here, the TV is raised to the optimum height for all to see. Just lower your unit into position and hey presto!

Then there are the obvious space saving benefits of our flip down models. That wall which was now taken up with TV, cabinet, decade-old birthday cards, and tatty memorabilia can now be incorporated into the room once more. Which means so much more space for activities!

Less clutter also means more scope for clumsiness. So whether you own a crazy cat or are prone to furious bursts of gamer rage, your TV is now safely out of the way to prevent any damage from occurring. Instead, your prized LCD screen is sheltering out of harm's way, safe and secure.

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What about the specs?

Our units will support most 23"-55" monitors up to 30kg/66lbs and its strength has been tested for a minimum of three times its stated load capacity. So don't get worried about the safety of your screen!

Installation is very simple, and won't take a DIY expert to achieve. It is simply a case of drilling a series of holes in your wall and attaching our mounting bracket. The rest is ridiculously easy, and you will have your TV mounted in no time at all.

Our units also come with a handy mini remote with which you can make adjustments to the viewing angle of your TV, as well as store your unit away. Feel the power at your fingertips with this great automated solution. Your friends will be highly impressed, and your social life may well improve as a result.

We here at Lithe Audio are obsessed with finding smart solutions that make space (and stress) saving improvements to your household. This is just one of them. To see our fantastic models, check our our product listing here:

http://www.litheaudio.com/products/remote-control-motorised-flip-down-tv-ceiling-mount

Ceiling speakers feature in glowing Smart Home Geeks review

Ceiling speakers feature in glowing Smart Home Geeks review

We're always gratified when we hear feedback from satisfied customers. It vindicates all the hard work we put into designing a product that works perfectly for you. So we thought we'd share this latest one with you