Thank you for picking up this latest issue of
CANADA HiF! If you're a regular reader you probably noticed our new cover design, as part of our effort to modernize and freshen up the look of the magazine. Our new slogan - "High Quality Audio and Home Theatre Gear Magazine"
-- should help to clarify to everyone that
CANADA HiFi is about both home audio and video entertainment products and technologies, rather than just about audio. If you're a first-time reader, hopefully our new cover grabbed your attention.
With every new year comes a new Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and the opportunity for us to see previews of new products and technologies, many of which will be hitting store shelves throughout the year. Bigger and smarter TVs have attracted much of the spotlight in the last few years, and this year was certainly no different. At CES 2014 we saw 4K Ultra HD
TVs from just about every manufacturer and perhaps even more exciting were the OLEO production models that will soon be finally available for purchase, after many years of delays. Of course CES is about much more than just
TVs. This year's other hot trends and products included wearable technology, affordable home automation, smart appliances, new wireless multi-room music systems and car
technology -- just to mention a few. For a glimpse of what we found most interesting at this year's show, check out
Jeremy's "2014 Consumer Electronics Show Highlights". We hope to bring you many of these new products to the 2014 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) this fall. Details about TAVES will be coming very soon!
But of course that's just one of the articles that you'll find inside this issue. Take a look at the table of contents below and give all the articles a read. You're bound to learn something new and interesting.
--- Suave Kajko
Publisher & Editor in Chief