Sunday, June 10, 2012

AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station with Speedpass Review

Father's Day traditionally starts for us, a season of outdoor fun and plenty of barbeque's. This year Audiovox wants to make sure Dad isn't without the latest from Acoustic Research making summer even more fun and entertaining.

With so many awesome products now on the market it was a hard choosing the right one for Dad this year. The AR Wireless Audio System allows you to instantly and wirelessly stream music from any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in your network. This is perfect for a little summer entertaining and if I was shopping with myself in mind, this would have been the perfect summer gadget.
My husband however works outdoors year round in this hot Florida sun. He has no interest in spending his days off outside - boo! When I came across the AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station with Speedpass, I knew it was perfect.

We are a huge gaming family and my husband is of course into all the latest gadgets. When we purchased a new television, we also went with a smaller entertainment center making in harder to hide the MANY wires from multiple connections. Another disappointment was the new T.V only had one connection, meaning every time we wanted to play a different gaming system someone had to climb back and switch the connection. With the AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station we were able to make sense of our connections. We were also able to lose all of our multiple connection extension cords, as the system features 10 AC outlets!  4 of which are always on and 6 that I can switch on and off as needed.

The AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station with Speedpass is the first power conditioner that provides quick plug-and-play connectivity of portable devices and reliable Internet connections for multiple components, while providing the AR PureCurrent power conditioning and robust surge protection. Surge Protection is a HUGE most in our home. We have daily storms in the summer and get a minimum of one power surge daily - no lie. We have lost an Xbox and two PS3's due to inadequate surge protection. This isn't something we are willing to skimp on ever again. With the AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station, I have 6840 Joules of Surge Protection that prolongs the life of my home theater and prevents surges and spikes from damaging our electronics.

I swear I dust but this is what my entire entertainment system looks like 10 minutes later...sigh

Along with multiple connections for our gaming systems, this system is also able to adapt to your tablet, iPad, Smartphone, video camera, laptop and more providing a truly unique set-up for all.  Another bonus was the improved HD quality. We paid a good amount for the HD T.V, box, and 3D features, yet seen no real difference in viewing. We couldn't get the 3D feature to work for anything! The AR Theater System promised pureCurrent filtering, which enhances picture and sound quality, protecting against "dirty power." Once we connected are HDMI cable to the power station the picture difference was AMAZING!! Not only that, but guess what? We could finally watch true 3D programming. I don't know if we were just doing something wrong originally, but in our case, this box was life saver.


The speedpass saves us climbing around the T.V and entertainment system to connect our most used gadgets, with front panel access. The switchable USB power circuitry allows me to easily charge our iPad and Smartphone. This Power station provides so many features, I know I  am going to miss something, so here is a quick run down -

  • SpeedPass Quick Connect gives you front panel access for quick and simple connection
  • 75db EMI/RFI PureCurrent filtering enhances picture and sound quality, protecting against "dirty power"
  • 6840 Joules of Surge Protection prolongs the life of your home theater and prevent surges and spikes from damaging valuable electronics
  • Exclusive switchable USB power circuitry charges virtually all tablets and phones (regular chargers can't do this)
  • 5-port gigabit switch connects high-speed network devices (up to 1000Mbps) via Ethernet for streaming rich audio/video media
  • No hassle connection of gaming devices, PCs, camcorders, or virtually any portable device, right from the front panel
  • Eliminate the tangle of wires and leave your A/V unit in place
  • $500,000 connected equipment guarantee
  • Pass-through connections: USB, HDMI, component video and stereo audio, composite video and stereo audio, digital coax, MP3/portable audio (3.5mm to stereo), Ethernet
  • Front panel charging: 2 AC, 2 USB (1 switchable, optimized for tablets)
  • Back panel AC power: 6 switched outlets, 2 always-on outlets
  • Back panel Ethernet: 1 input, 3 outputs
  • Back panel coax: 2 in/out
Buy It: Purchase the  AR PW100 Home Theater Power Station with speedpass for the SRP of $249.99 at most local electronics retailers or online at Acoustic Research

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