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Make the Most of Outdoor Entertainment This Fall with Sonance Outdoor Speakers

Come together with friends and family with help from your Houston Sonance dealer.

Make the Most of Outdoor Entertainment This Fall with Sonance Outdoor Speakers

October has finally arrived, bringing cooler weather and fun, festive gatherings with it. As the air becomes more crisp in the Houston area, you may find yourself wanting to use your outdoor spaces more frequently and enjoy time in the fresh air with family and friends. The weather is perfect for all sorts of occasions, allowing you to spend ample time outside, indulging in everything your outdoor space can provide. Celebrate in style and soak up all the moments this holiday season has to offer with Sonance Outdoor Speakers. 

Go Ahead, Throw a Party

Picture hosting a Halloween party in your own backyard. You've prepared all the delicious themed food you'll need, your decorations are ready to go, and you're confident you'll crush the costume contest. The best way to set the mood for your event and keep the energy exciting and positive is with music. The Sonance Garden Series is the perfect system to level up your party. This system is ideal for outdoor gatherings and comes with everything you need for ideal performance and quality. You won't have to worry about your guests being able to hear the music, regardless of where they are in your backyard due to the 8 aluminum cone woofers that are spread throughout your space. Volume will never be an issue.  As a Houston Sonance dealer and installer, Echo Workshop makes purchasing and installation easy. We'll take care of everything. You'll love your new outdoor system and your guests are sure to be impressed. Gone are the days of the portable Bluetooth speaker that is carried around throughout the night to take your music with you. Your whole outdoor space is covered. 

Maybe you're not the type to throw large holiday gatherings in your backyard, but enjoy a more intimate and relaxed occasion. As the nights begin to get cooler, you may be tempted to enjoy a dip in your private hot tub on your backyard deck. You've got your glass of wine and the temperature is perfect to wind down and truly relax. Now, imagine cueing up your favorite playlist for relaxation to really complete the mood.  Don't worry about getting your phone or portable speaker wet, your system has you covered. The Sonance Patio Series is absolutely perfect for occasions like this, and Echo Workshop can make installation and maintenance a breeze. You won't have to worry about a thing. This outdoor speaker system is great for coverage in a smaller space, coming with 4 satellite speakers and 1 in-ground subwoofer, all powered with 1 amplifier. The sound is crisp, clean, and detailed.  Make your Houston outdoor space a true escape with this system. 

You won't have to worry about a thing when it comes to your Sonance Outdoor Speaker System in Houston, as every little detail has been thought of. You'll impress your guests with the system's gorgeous aesthetic that's made to blend into its surrounding environment. No one will be able to even tell you've had the system installed until you decide to use it. If a storm is coming through or the weather has turned more severe, you don't have to worry about this either. These outdoor speakers have been specifically designed to withstand weather conditions, humidity, and UV light. 

So, go ahead and plan that next celebration. Just don't be surprised when you end up being the most popular house on the block. Don't worry, you'll still have plenty of time for relaxation and tunes in the hot tub. Contact Echo Workshop today for more information about all the products and services we offer. 

Samsung Frame TV: A Holiday Treat for the Entire Family

Ready your Houston home for the season with a Samsung installation from Echo Workshop.

Samsung Frame TV: A Holiday Treat for the Entire Family

The meal is over, the dishes are done, and the entire extended family is gathered in the living room to relax and enjoy each other's company. Add entertainment to this already joyous atmosphere with Samsung's Frame TV.

This Smart TV offers more than just football games or televised parades. A Samsung Frame TV installation from Echo Workshop in Houston is a stunning piece of electronic art that brings personal memories to life.

Create a Slideshow on the Samsung Frame

What about a family slideshow to revive memories, trigger laughter, and maybe embarrass a few (former) youngsters? The Samsung Frame makes it easy to create a slideshow of cherished family memories.

Upload old family portraits along with your own photos to create a slideshow as unique as your family. You can even show dance recital or wrestling match videos that you took with your phone.  

Enjoy Your Favorite Artwork

When it's not being used for entertainment, the Samsung Frame transforms into a beautiful piece of framed art on your wall. Suddenly, the TV is no longer the bane of a home decorator's existence. 

The most beautifully designed and decorated room was marred by that big black rectangle on the wall. These modern necessities just aren't attractive when the screen is off. As television screens became larger, the problem of how to draw attention away from them became even worse. Everything from hiding them behind shutters to encasing them in custom furniture was tried. 

Enter the Samsung Frame! This designer-inspired TV becomes artwork when the screen is off. First, choose a customizable monitor bezel from a selection of different styles and colors. When you're ready for a change, the built-in magnets make it easy to swap one bezel for another. Then hang your Samsung Frame flush against the wall like any other piece of fine art.

Now, the real fun begins. Your Samsung Frame comes with a free trial to the Art Store, so you can choose from an ever-growing collection of artwork. Experiment to see what fits your space and personal tastes. Will it be traditional, modern, or an eclectic blend? Your new Samsung Frame TV allows you to curate your favorite pieces. From a single piece that you love to an ever-changing list of favorites, you're in charge of the art on your wall.

Whenever the TV is off, you can engage Art Mode and disguise that boring black screen. You can even program your Samsung Frame to turn the art off to save energy when no one is in the room to enjoy it. 

Television Watching Becomes Extraordinary

You've enjoyed a family slideshow and now it's time to settle back and cheer on your family's favorite team. Watch football with fantastic sound, brilliant color, and an unrivaled picture on the Samsung Frame. 

The big game is even more enjoyable when the active voice amplifier adapts the sound automatically to background noise. Not to be outdone, the adaptive screen adjusts to the surrounding light — no more glare! It automatically balances the screen's brightness with the ambient light for true color and a clear picture. You can even catch the highlights of other games when you temporarily split the TV screen in order to mirror your phone's screen.

The Samsung Frame has all of the features you expect on a Smart TV, like voice recognition and wireless connectivity with other smart devices. However, it goes beyond an ordinary Smart TV with 4K resolution and QLED (quantum light-emitting diode) screen with its enhanced brightness and exceptional color.

With the holidays coming up, isn't it time for a Samsung Frame in your home? Contact Echo Workshop, your Houston area Samsung dealer, for an installation to experience the Samsung Frame for yourself. 

How a Home Theater Elevates Entertainment

Pull out all the stops with a Sony home theater.

How a Home Theater Elevates Entertainment

We've all seen movies or watched a show about someone rich enough to have a movie theater in their own home. They're usually sitting there surrounded by friends, all watching a movie and enjoying popcorn in the privacy of their own home. Obviously, having a movie projector in your house may not be in your budget but having a home theater is the next best thing. The widescreen of the TV mimics the movie screen, and a Sony Projector gives you the sharp image you associate with movie screenings, right in your Houston home. This guide will talk about how owning a Sony home theater system elevates your entertainment experience.

Family Nights

Studies show that regular routines, like having dinner together, increase the chance that a child becomes resilient to the changes in life. In our modern age, however, it can be hard to create such routines. We often eat on the go as we rush to sports or dance practice and don't have time to establish regular routines. Add to that the pressures of different schedules, and it can be difficult to get a family together. Having a home theater system gives your family an event that they can look forward to every week. You might not be able to afford to go to the movies every weekend, but you can watch a streaming movie on your home theater system and create the same kind of memories, and the snacks are much cheaper too.

Sports

No matter what sport you enjoy, you probably can't see it live as often as you like. Tickets to events are expensive, and it can also be costly traveling to where the game is. Seeing the big game on a home theater is the next best thing. You feel like you're actually there live as the size of the screen brings all the action to you. If you're watching football, you can see more of the field. If you enjoy pro wrestling, you get the feel of the fight in your living room. Not only can you enjoy the action, but your friends and family will flock to your home on game day, creating a party atmosphere. A home theater gives you the feeling of going to the big game without ever leaving your couch.

Gaming

If you've never played a video game in a home theater before, prepare to be amazed. It will feel like you're right there in the video game. Blast aliens and experience the action. Play Madden and feel like it's an actual football game. The level of detail a home theater system brings to gaming is unreal. If you're a competitive gamer, you need a home theater system to succeed. Your opponents will have a home theater setup, and if you don't have one, you won't be able to see the entire screen as well as they will. You'll be at a disadvantage before you even pick up the controller. A home theater system makes any video game session a video game experience.

Sound

When you go out to the movies, you have no control over the sound. It can be too loud or too soft. A home theater system makes the movie seem like it comes alive all around you, and you can control how loud or soft it is. You can turn down the sound for action scenes that would hurt your eardrums in a theater and then turn it back up for soft dialogue. It puts you in control!

Conclusion

A home theater doesn't have to cost a lot of money. You can start with a Sony TV and surround sound speakers in your Houston home, or create a real experience with a Sony Projector to amp up your viewing experience! A home theater system with Sony innovations will save you money on the price of popcorn and turn your home into the place all the kids want to hang out. As your Houston Sony dealer, Echo Workshop is excited to help you elevate your entertainment experience. 

Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe with a Personal Emergency Response System

This National Grandparents Day, support the seniors in your life with a Numera PERS solution.

Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe with a Personal Emergency Response System

Old age makes the body weak and susceptible to a range of diseases. Many seniors suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and more. Many seniors are also prone to falling – one-third of seniors over the age of 65 fall several times within a year. Sadly, falling is the leading cause of death from an injury among seniors. 

National Grandparents Day is almost here, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of taking care of seniors. A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is one of the best ways to be there for your elderly loved ones. 

How Does a Personal Emergency Response System Work? 

Picture a common scenario whereby a senior falls or cannot move for some reason. No one is there to help, and the senior cannot get to the phone to ask for help. This situation can be fatal, and this is where a PERS solution comes into play. 

A PERS essentially comprises an emergency distress signal. The device features a small radio transmitter and a console connected to the telephone. The transmitter essentially enables the user to use the telephone without picking up the actual phone. This is all powered by an emergency response center that monitors all calls made through the device. 

A senior in the situation discussed earlier will not be stuck if they have a PERS solution. The senior will only need to press a button to make a call to the emergency response center, a loved one, or any other emergency contact in their system. 

The Importance and Benefits of PERS 

A personal emergency response system is important because it can (and does) save lives. A quick response can mean the difference between life and death when a senior falls, and a PERS solution enables seniors to call for help immediately after an accident. Consequently, a PERS solution can save lives, which should be enough to get one. 

A personal emergency response system also has other benefits, including: 

Independence 

The majority of seniors prefer staying at home for as long as possible. However, living alone can expose seniors to many risks, and they need someone to watch over them. A PERS solution enables you to monitor seniors remotely, allowing them to live at home and affording them some degree of independence. 

A PERS solution can also save you time and money. It eliminates the need for a nurse if the seniors are still competent and capable. 

Peace of Mind 

It is okay to be worried about your elderly relatives, especially when you are not always there to watch over them. However, worrying can get in the way of your work and everyday life. It would be more reassuring knowing that they are safe, and you can do this by monitoring them remotely using a personal emergency response system. 

Seniors are also aware of their physical weaknesses and vulnerability. Consequently, they often get worried and stressed when living alone, which can compromise their overall quality of life. However, they can get more peace of mind knowing that they have direct access to their emergency contacts via a PERS solution. 

Numera PERS 

A Personal Emergency Response System can improve your elderly loved ones' overall quality of life, including saving their lives. However, this depends on how well your particular PERS solution works. As such, it is important to choose a reliable and robust PERS solution that will not fail when needed most. 

Echo Workshop is the Houston Numera PERS dealer that can help provide a range of personal safety and emergency solutions, so contact us today.