Apple iPhone 7: How To Integrate It In Your Home

This evening will see Apple stage their annual September “special event” – for most, the feeling is that it surrounds the announcement of the iPhone 7.

There have been countless so-called leaks and rumours relating to what this new Apple product will include, or more importantly not include.

With the murmurings suggesting a twin-camera on the rear of the smartphone, but most importantly the belief that we could be about to bear witness to the end of the headphone jack.

It is rumoured, and until this special event is done and dusted we can only say that, that the headphone jack will no longer be a feature.

Instead, Apple are believed to be providing either wireless Bluetooth ‘earpods’ or will have included earphones that will connect with a Lightning connection as the 3.5mm port will be missing to give the device an even slimmer profile (so your phone can slip even easier down the side of your sofa without you knowing!).

Apple bought the Beats headphone brand in 2014, and their wireless Bluetooth headphones have been heavily marketed by some of the world’s leading sportsmen and sportswomen, which have also played a major part in the idea that wireless headphones are on the way with an Apple product at some stage.

Regardless of this potential development, at BuyCleverStuff, we don’t see this as a major problem.

We’re almost sure that Bluetooth functionality will be included as a feature.

It’s been a feature in every iPhone since the very first release in 2007, and their commitment to Beats and their recent development of that range suggests it will remain, meaning integration of wireless audio in your home, we’re still here to guide you in the right direction!

We have a whole host of Bluetooth ceiling speaker systems available that can be used by connecting your Bluetooth device. Whether it’s an iPhone or any other mobile/tablet device that features a Bluetooth transmitter (check your device’s manual, but it is almost as-standard nowadays).

Whether it is a simple to install single wireless Bluetooth ceiling speaker, which can also be waterproof in design.

If you’re looking for something to pair up with and have a control panel keypad on your wall (Systemline E50 – with radio or Systemline E100 – without radio), or perhaps you’d like a system that has varying sizes of speakers to choose from which plays wireless from your Bluetooth device and can be set up across two zones/rooms.

We also have a great range of Sonos streaming set-ups with fantastic Q Acoustics Q Install ceiling speakers should you wish to use your device’s Wifi connection.

Whatever you make of tonight’s Apple event and their new releases, at BuyCleverStuff, we’ll be on hand to help you integrate your audio and visual in your home in the best way possible.

To watch the Apple event tonight click here: apple.co/live (Check requirements below for watching on your chosen device)

Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Get Sonos In Your Home – With Even More Ceiling Speaker Bundles

Having a multi-room audio system planned and installed is now cheaper and easier than ever with the Sonos CONNECT:AMP with Q Acoustics Ceiling Speakers available to buy from BuyCleverStuff.

Q Acoustics – who have won numerous audio awards from What Hi-Fi? in recent years – are committed to developing the best affordable loudspeakers out there on the market, and at BuyCleverStuff, we’re just as committed to getting the right systems for you at the right price.

We’re offering their range of ceiling speakers bundled with the Sonos CONNECT:AMP so that you can enjoy a fantastic audio experience at a price that suits your budget.

Ceiling speakers are easy to install, and as Sonos do not specifically offer their own Sonos Ceiling Speakers, our bundles are a great option when wanting audio in your home, and with the latest design and technology packed into Q Acoustics standard and higher performance speakers, which will more than handle the power of the Sonos CONNECT:AMP, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

The Performance (CP) range uses advanced ‘Nano particle’ technology in the material of the cone found inside of the speaker, helping reduce distortion and provide a superior audio experience.

Depending upon the layout and size of your room, you can use either one or two pairs of speakers (or one or two stereo speakers) in that “zone”, and you’ll find that with our Sonos CONNECT:AMP bundles that you’ll have all you need to install your brand new home sound system with ease.

Simply connect your selected Q Acoustics speakers into the rear of the Sonos CONNECT:AMP, choose to hide it away or have it on show, connect to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App on your mobile phone or tablet and within a touch of a few buttons, you’ll be ready to play music in your desired room and even throughout your home if used in a multi-room set-up. You can add further Sonos components easily via the App as well at a later date if you choose to your Sonos Ceiling Speakers set-up.

The Sonos CONNECT:AMP is known for being small and mighty, and in this bundle will drive you Q Acoustics ceiling speakers with an awesome 55W of power per channel, whilst being energy efficient and operating silently as it’s kept cool in its aluminium casing – not a noisy fan, so you can fully enjoy incredible audio.

Via the Sonos Controller App, you can adjust the sound performance specific to each room should you wish, such as bass, treble, balance and loudness. Volume can also be altered individually or for a group of rooms.

You are able to stream music stored on your portable device, streamed from a wide range of services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, TIDAL, from your computer or using the analogue audio input for external audio sources.

What’s more, Sonos will always keep you up to date when you need to update the CONNECT:AMP software, and with the touch of one button on the CONNECT:AMP, it will do this for you, so you can be sure of getting the best out of your system as possible.

The Sonos CONNECT:AMP & Q Acoustics Streaming Ceiling Speaker bundles are all available to buy right now at www.BuyCleverStuff.co.uk – simply click on the Shop Now button below to go direct to our complete Sonos offerings.

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Apple Music Coming To Sonos In Mid-December

Whether you already have Sonos integrated in your home or you’ve got Apple Music on your Apple devices but always wanted a home system worthy of playing it through, then the news of Sonos and Apple Music coming together on the 15th December is sure to excite you!

Whilst initially it is only in beta, giving users the opportunity to test out how the overall experience works and what improvements need to be made, it heralds the dawn of a new era in streaming music.

If you already have Sonos in your home, then fantastic – you can get set up via your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch right now ready for roll out day on the 15th December by doing the following:

How to join the beta program:

  1. Open the Sonos app
  2. Tap “Settings” then “Advanced Settings”
  3. Tap “Beta Program”
  4. Tap “Join the Beta Program”
  5. When 15th December arrives, you will then be prompted to update and you will be ready to use with Apple Music

If you haven’t already got Sonos in your home, then now is the perfect time to get set up, or even think about giving a loved one a Christmas present they will absolutely cherish with one of our streaming ceiling speaker bundles, combining the Sonos CONNECT:AMP with high quality Canton ceiling speakers.

This can be a great starting point for setting up multi-room audio in your home, or maybe you have already considered such a set-up – with the announcement that Sonos will be paired up with Apple Music, the timing could not be any better for audiophiles wanting to fill their homes with great music and very little effort.

Ready to purchase? Then click on the button below to view our entire Sonos streaming and Canton ceiling speaker bundle range! Don’t forget to order soon as with Christmas delivery times, couriers become inundated with parcels over the festive period.

Streaming Ceiling Speakers

 

 

You might only be considering it at the minute, and you might not be quite sure if it’s for you, so instead, why not take a look at our guide outlining what to think about with such a system: Streaming Ceiling Speakers: What To Think About

Streaming Ceiling Speakers: What To Think About

If you have landed on this page, then we have no doubt at all that you are probably already aware of multi-room audio systems.

Accomplishing this means you will almost likely be in need of Streaming Ceiling Speakers in order to stream your music wirelessly around your home in such a system set-up. However, there is plenty to consider in light of these systems before installing, even before purchasing.

Our helpful guide below outlines the four areas to think about when wanting to select the right system for you in your home.

  • Purpose

If you are someone that is an avid listener of music, and want to take things to the next level with your audio experience, not just through your headphones, and maybe not just in one room, a multi-room audio system incorporating streaming ceiling speakers is what you require.

  • Size of room / speakers

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

If you are looking to at having multi-room audio then the “size of room” can almost be overlooked! However, in all seriousness, you will still need to make the right choice over what size speaker you will need.

You will be having to cut holes into your ceiling eventually, so it is far better to get this decision made now instead of needing to make changes and alterations to your ceiling space at a later date.

What is it that you really want to do with your streaming ceiling speakers? Of course, one major aspect is that fact that you can stream music to different areas of your home seamlessly, or you may just want to think about what you wish to accomplish with your audio system. Is this for your own personal needs in your kitchen or bathroom, or will you be planning to host dinner parties and functions where audio will almost become the centre piece itself?

We have 5″, 6″ and 8″ CANTON 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

With the Sonos CONNECT:AMP, you gain the ability to use your smartphone, tablet and laptop computer to stream your personal music around your home wirelessly.

Sonos allows you to play a different song in each room throughout your home, and even greater control in terms of volume and levels within each different room / zone that is available to connect to.

Adding further pairs of CANTON speakers to your selected bundle gives you every opportunity to grow your system even larger, but remember you will need one Sonos CONNECT:AMP per room / zone.

You can even stream direct from your favourite music streaming services such as Spotify, Last.fm, Deezer and coming soon, the highly anticipated Apple Music service. Pre-loaded internet radio stations also allow you to have endless music to enjoy via any device connected to your WiFi network running the Sonos app.

Manage your music effortlessly with your WiFi devices or link other devices to your Sonos CONNECT: AMP through an analog audio input that lets you to connect your TV, DVD, HiFi, MP3 players etc. Sonos makes ease of use a major priority within their design to ensure nothing comes in between you and your music streaming.

  • Appearance

CANTON speakers, when installed, are unobtrusive with them being dropped in through holes in your ceiling. The edges and grilles of the speakers are barely noticeable, compared to HiFi speakers that can be found sat on tables and cabinets around the home.

The Sonos CONNECT:AMP will be in plain view within the room, but again, like many of our products, are designed to blend into your surroundings rather than stand out for all to see. It is finished in an anodized precision machined extrusion aluminium casing, which facilitates passive cooling, but this CONNECT: AMP can also be hidden out of sight and out of mind.

Its dimensions stand at 89mm (h) x 185mm (w) x 207mm (d), so can be easily positioned somewhere discreetly.

Streaming Ceiling Speakers are not necessarily the right option for everyone, but if feel that perhaps multi-room audio is for you after having worked your way through this guide discussing the four main aspects, visit the BuyCleverStuff web store to find your multi-room audio solution today.

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