The beauty of new technology is its portability. We can now consume entertainment wherever we want. As part of your landscape and outdoor design, you can incorporate state of the art sound systems and screens for the ultimate entertainment experience. Here are some of the latest trends in outdoor sound technology:
Multiple Options for Multiple Needs
The results of a 2016 study by the American Home Furnishings Alliance has revealed that 7 out of 10 Americans have an outdoor living space, and more than 70 percent look to enhance the space they have. These enhancements can range from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability for speakers to hidden screens and projectors for outdoor movie viewings. There are a variety of speaker types and screens, whether you want to view sporting events, watch a feature film, or just listen to some tunes.
Begin With Sound
Regardless of what you end up using your outdoor space for, having a rocking sound system is the first step. Wi-fi integration now allows for Internet-based services, like Pandora, to stream on different devices. Portable speakers made by Bose or JBL offer quite a bit of sound considering their size. And they are generally affordable, making it easy for you to turn your patio into a dance floor.
For something more permanent, companies like Soundcast Systems and Pioneer are making sound systems specifically for the outdoors. This new outdoor sound technology is meant to withstand different weather conditions, including heavy win and rain. Speakers that look like rocks can be easily hidden in your landscape and scattered about to make sure you have sound coverage across your yard. There are also speakers disguised as planters, so this technology won’t interfere with your design.
Put It On Screen
Another reason to develop an outdoor space is to make more room for friends and family to gather and watch sporting events together. Add a projector and you’ve got the makings of a great movie night too. Screens come in all shapes and sizes, including inflatable ones for the latest blockbuster.