Sceptre’s Android-Powered Sound Bar 2.1 Makes Any TV A Smart TV
Sceptre’s Sound Bar 2.1 turns your standard HDTV into a Smart TV with quite a bit of help from the Android operating system. Once connected, the hardware allows you to connect to the internet and download apps from Google Play, as well as surf the web and play your favourite games on the big screen.
The SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1 combines the dual front-facing speakers, a 35W subwoofer, 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to turn any old HDTV into a super Smart TV.
The Sound Bar has a sleek and modern design and is wall mountable, if so desired, There are 4 DSP sound modes; Movie, News, Games and Music. So it’s perfect for just about any TV listings category, in addition to games, of course.
As you would imagine, users will have the ability to access Google Play and install apps, but there’s no word at present on the capacity and expandability available.
The device itself will set you back just under $300, but in my opinion it’s a fair price to pay to rejuvenate that old HD display into a Smart TV.
The full press release for the Sound Bar 2.1 can be seen below:
Sceptre Turns your Big Screen HDTV into a Smart TV with a Sound Bar 2.1 with Android™
Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer and Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 enables users to connect to the internet and download apps from Google Play Store
City of Industry, CA – June 27, 2013 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC displays, unveils the SB301524W Speaker Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer, Android platform and Wi-Fi connection to turn your ordinary HDTV into a smart TV through plug and play technology, enabling users to access movies, music, apps and games.
Sceptre’s newest Sound Bar 2.1 includes Android’s interactive media operating system to create the perfect entertainment atmosphere with the support of Wi-Fi and Android Platform. With the Android OS, users can access the Google Play™ Store to download thousands of songs, games, movies and apps to enhance their TV experience.
The SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1 incorporates a variety of technologies and components to produce room filling surround sound, including a 35W subwoofer with passive radiator, SRS WOW HD™ audio technology and dual front facing speakers. SRS WOW HD, developed by DTS technologies, improves the audio by widening the sound field, raising the vertical sound image and retrieving lost audio information during the mixing process to create a more natural surround sound experience.
Elegantly designed to complement HDTVs 42-inches and above, the SB301524W sound bar features a trendy touch sensor control panel to easily adjust volume, preset modes or sound sources, an auto-dimming LED screen that displays current settings and a remote control compatible with multiple Sceptre HDTVs. It is also the ideal replacement for expensive and bulky surround sound systems, eliminating unsightly wires, expensive adaptors and the need to have a separate subwoofer.
“The Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer and Android Platform turns your traditional HDTV into a Smart TV at a fraction of the cost,” said Cathy Chou, Sceptre’s vice president of operations. “Our newest addition to the family of sound bars not only enhances your HDTV experience, but also brings people closer by giving you access to the same applications as a computer, including Skype, Facebook, Instant Messenger and more.”
To enhance the overall experience, Sceptre offers an optional smart remote control that replicates the functionality of a traditional mouse and keyboard. The SB301524W sound bar can be easily wall-mounted using only two screws and is currently available for $299.99 at Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Sears, K-Mart and NewEgg.