Under Cabinet Kitchen Radio: What To Think About

Under cabinet kitchen radios are a fantastic answer should you wish to bring audio into a small kitchen area where space is extremely limited, and at BuyCleverStuff, the official UK distributor of SoundMaster products (inclusive of their range of Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios), we can direct you to the right product.

Depending upon your needs, under cabinet / counter radios have a variety of different functions and capabilities that can suit your needs.

Whether you need a basic radio that makes us of empty space beneath your cabinet, or if you are in need of multi-source unit, we can still help determine which product would be best for you.

  • Purpose

Under cabinet kitchen radios are perfect if you require audio in order to keep busy in the kitchen or if life gets in the way of your favourite radio programmes or events being broadcast on the airwaves. They work well if you gather around a nearby breakfast bar in the morning with your family before the day gets under way, but if you are looking to host guests in a more sociable setting, we would advise instead to look at our ceiling speaker systems.

  • Size of room / speakers

When it comes to size of speakers with our Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios, our SoundMaster products all feature the same speaker within the chassis.

With our vast experience in audio visual products, we are fully confident in these products compared to other similar Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios on the market, and test stock on a regular basis so we know they are of a consistently high standard. This goes across the board with all products we stock on site.

As previously mentioned, under cabinet / counter radios are perfect for more personal audio, or if you are in close proximity, but not for larger rooms where you may wish to entertain house guests.

This is only meant to be a rough estimation in terms of speaker sizes and room size, and at BuyCleverStuff we are hoping to bring in the future a standardised guide relating to the decibel output for all of our speakers that we currently stock on our website.

  • Functions

FM radio is a standard feature on all of our Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios, however should you wish to pick up more stations, then DAB radio functionality on some models is available, if you have a good DAB reception in your area.

One other major feature with our higher end radios is the built-in CD player, and also USB ports for MP3 playback. This is a wonderful feature if you want to spend afternoon listening to your own music rather than being completely reliant on radio stations.

Bluetooth connectivity is also available should you wish to stream music direct from your smartphone or tablet device; a fantastic alternative to searching through your CD collection, or if you are unsure whether a Bluetooth ceiling speaker system is beyond what you require.

Alarms and cooking timers can be found within settings on these units, which are handy additions going beyond this just being a purely audio focused product.

  • Appearance

The biggest draw in terms of appearance is how an under cabinet radio saves space beneath a kitchen cabinet. Of course, you will also find colours of units to match your appliances that you have in your kitchen area.

The speakers on the unit can be found at the sides of the chassis so sound is dispersed around the room to its fullest, and the clear LCD screen helps display time, station and music information and much more.

Now that you have gone through the four main aspects when thinking about purchasing an Under Cabinet Kitchen Radio, why not make your way over to the BuyCleverStuff website to see the range we have on offer.

Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers: What To Think About

When thinking about Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers for your home, there is plenty to consider before installing, and before even purchasing.

Not every system is the same in terms of style and function, and you may need to weigh up the options of how many speakers you require for the space where you want to install.

Our short-list of considerations will hopefully help find the right system for you.

  • Purpose

Ceiling speakers, in general, allow you to fill whatever room with fantastic audio. Installing speakers into your ceiling space, has another advantage, as it keeps everything out of the way, and you will hardly notice them when you walk into the room – thanks to ceiling speakers, gone are the days of chunky obtrusive Hi-Fi speakers on tabletops or side cabinets.

Once you combine this with an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, then you can greatly expand your audio experience at home. The ability to play your own personal music, or even through music streaming apps via your personal smartphone or tablet’s Bluetooth pairing, means almost an unlimited supply of music straight into your home.

  • Size of room / speakers

The size of room and speakers, and the number of speakers, play a significant part of the decision you will need to make before purchasing.

You will be needing to cut holes into your ceiling at some point, so it is better to get this decision right now rather than needing to make changes and alterations at a later date.

Think about what you wish to do with your audio system. Is this for your own personal needs in your kitchen or bathroom, or will you be looking to host dinner parties and functions where audio will almost become the centre piece itself?

We have 2.5″, 5″ and 6″ speaker sizes available, and can either work in a single pair or in two pairs, again dependant on the size of room you wish to install these in.

  • Functions

Functionally, every product with Bluetooth connectivity works in the same way – once active, you can search to pair your device and once paired, your personal choice of audio can play away without worry.

Our Bluetooth products are all class 2 devices with a transmit power of 2.5Mw, meaning the intended range to pair your smartphone or tablet, is around ten metres (33 feet). Factors to consider are if there are any obstructions in the way between the receiver and your device, such as doors or walls – this again can have an effect on the loss of sound quality if multiple objects are in the way.

Many of our Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker Systems allow for additional sources, so for instance, stereo phono connections or 3.5mm jack leads can be connected for other devices that may not have Bluetooth connectivity. Alongside that, many of our systems also include DAB and/or FM radio tuners, so if you are looking to perhaps just listen to your favourite radio station, you can also achieve this as well.

  • Appearance

With Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers, depending upon which system you choose, they will differ in appearance.

You have three main options of style to choose from; an in-wall control panel (many variations of style), a remote control system (KB iSelect), or you even have the option of a Tenor Illuminated Bluetooth mirror with its ability to expand and use an external ceiling speaker.

With our in-wall panels, they vary in colour and style, but have all been designed with home surroundings in mind, wherever you decide to install your system. The E200 system requires a separate Bluetooth receiver to be present, but at the size similar to that of a small internet router, it can be hidden very easier. However, take into consideration the need for this receiver to be within range of your Bluetooth device to work.

The discreet nature of the KB iSelect remote means that you will hardly notice that it is in your room at all, which for minimalist rooms is a fantastic quality. It is simple to use and relieves the need of being in control of your Bluetooth device at all times, as all the control comes from the iSelect remote.

Having a Tenor mirror installed will of course stand out, but is a unique product to deliver audio and save space. It’s a great talking point too if you are hosting guests, but it is sleek in style and not overbearing. Connecting the additional stereo speaker with this product gives you that greater depth of audio beyond the internal stereo speakers. The illuminated lighting can be controlled to turn off and on, but again, if fully recessed, will need rewiring and connected either with a pull cord or a separate switch. This is outlined in the user manual that accompanies the product.

There is plenty to evaluate when it comes to Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers, but hopefully now that you have worked your way through the four main aspects, that you can head over to the main BuyCleverStuff website and be able to select your perfect solution for your bathroom that little bit easier.

Flipdown Kitchen TV: What To Think About

If you’re looking for a visual solution for your kitchen, then a Flipdown Kitchen TV could very well be your best option.

Functional for both small and large kitchens, a Flipdown Kitchen TV can be a fantastic addition on many levels.

Our offerings of Flipdown Televisions at BuyCleverStuff come in a range of sizes, styles and functions, but in order to understand what you choice to make we have broken down the main aspects you may need to think about before purchasing the right product for your kitchen.

  • Purpose

Flipdown Kitchen TVs allow you to bring both visual, and also audio, into your kitchen in such a way that you could be mistaken for thinking you had even installed such a product. Being able to flip down and flip up such a unit means more space saved, less clutter on your kitchen worktop, but still a fantastic solution.

If you’re in need of a screen to stop you missing your favourite television programme, or to follow along with recipes live on your favourite cookery show, or even just a centre point in the morning over breakfast to catch up with the latest news before starting your day, then some of our units feature integrated DVD players, which give you more choice when it comes to what you want to view in your kitchen.

Whilst our offerings are relatively large sizes for Flipdown TVs, should you require something more substantial, then perhaps think about one of our in-wall products. Great space savers again, but accommodating for those looking for larger screens in their kitchen area.

  • Size of room / speakers – Quality of visual output

When it comes to size of speakers with our Flipdown Kitchen TVs, the speakers can be found to be within the chassis.

It must be remembered that with everything contained within the product itself, and for its size, a Flipdown TV should never be compared to your main television(s) in your home or even our larger sized televisions that we stock.

However, the quality of audio from our range of Flipdown televisions, with our years of experience, are the best we have found on the market. Visua Flipdown TVs have two-3 Watt stereo speakers built-in to the unit. We are extremely confident in these products and work closely with suppliers to give our customers the best audio and visual products on the market.

The quality of visual output provided from our Flipdown Under Cabinet Kitchen Televisions varies from LED screens to HD ready with our integrated DVD models, but dependent upon what specific purpose you are wishing to use your product for could play a part in which product you purchase.

As previously mentioned, Flipdown Televisions are perfect for more personal viewing and audio, or if you are in close proximity, but not for larger rooms or the desire to entertain house guests.

  • Functions

Our Flipdown Kitchen TVs come with a multitude of features and functions, and finding the right product can be determined from what you want from it.

Basic Flipdown Televisions include a simple square bracket to install, but the features within the unit themselves include Freeview Tuner and Analogue tuning, and pause and record functionality via USB. Use of the USB port means you can expand its use to watching films and also listening to your own music.

Integrated DVD player models go even further, and also include two HDMI ports, effectively allowing gamers to connect to their consoles should they wish to.

  • Appearance

Focusing on the appearance of the products, they are intended to be discreetly fitted beneath your cabinet space, but they do come in a range of colours and finishes that can blend and match well with other kitchen appliances.

Having the flipdown / flip-up feature, you should never really have to worry about it being on show and in your way if using whilst working in your kitchen area.

Visua models with integrated DVD player do drop down further than a basic unit due to the DVD player, but also consider when purchasing a SOVOS Flipdown Kitchen TV, the need to also have a further drop with its larger chassis. If you have a pelmet on your kitchen cabinet it may be necessary for longer screws and extra spacers to accommodate this extra distance and sit flush to the edge of the pelmet.

Now that you have gone through the four main aspects when thinking about purchasing a Flipdown Kitchen TV, why not head over to the BuyCleverStuff website to view our full range visual products on offer.