Knoxville Outdoor Technology

Light Up Your Outdoor Living Space

on Tuesday, 26 May 2015. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology

School is out, BBQ get-togethers are planned, and flower beds are looking great. Now all there is to do is make sure your outdoor living space is ready for those warm summer days and nights with some tech savvy upgrades. Besides having some great tunes playing through your audio system, or having your own outdoor home theater, have you thought about your outdoor lighting display?

Outdoor lighting control can provide your outdoor living space with a lovely atmosphere, and is a great way to display your beautiful backyard and patio. Outdoor lighting control can also provide you a lighted path when the party stays out a little longer than anticipated, and can be integrated with your home automation system especially if it is a year-round option.    

A year-round lighting system is one that can help illuminate even the darkest of paths, and can create a great ambiance for any get-together. This kind of lighting system can be permanently displayed between patio steps, under sitting areas, or around the pool. Then once everyone is in for the evening can be easily shut down with one push of a button that is integrated in with your home automation system!

Now, if a year-round lighting system sounds a little too much, we suggest a cool portable option! These portable LED cubes and globes can be easily placed where you want, are weatherproof, and can create a colorful display in your outdoor living area. By having these tech savvy products placed throughout your backyard and patio area can liven up any get-together!

So we have given you something to think about, is your outdoor lighting display up to your standards? If not, then let us help you create an outdoor living area that you have always dreamed of!

Football Time in Tennessee!

on Monday, 25 August 2014. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology

VOLS first game of the season is just a few days away, and I am sure quite a few of y’all are already getting everything ready to throw a great tailgating party. So we want to help you in making the first kick-off of this season one to remember, and we have an awesome list of techy gadgets to make that happen.

The game is definitely number one when it comes to tailgating. The Hitch-N-View and the TailGater go hand in hand to create a great tailgating atmosphere. The Hitch-N-View is a TV stand that mounts onto your trailer hitch; and the TailGater is a portable antenna and receiver from DISH Network that can go anywhere. Not only watch one game, but catch up on all the games going on that day! Don’t be surprised if your tailgating set-up becomes the most popular one.

Now the Hitch-N-View and Tailgater is great and all, but you may just want to listen to the game or blast some tunes for your party. The best outdoor portable speaker would be the Melody by Soundcast. It is a one of their smaller speakers and can stream via Bluetooth. The Melody has a weather resistant design, and can produce an incredible 360 degree sound wherever it is sitting.

Lastly, good food and thirst quenching beverages also goes into creating a great atmosphere for your tailgating party. A couple cool gadgets that caught our eye for helping you maintain the goods are the iGrill and RC Cooler.

The iGrill is a blue-tooth enabled thermometer that pairs with your Apple or Android device allowing you to walk up to 200ft from the grill. So you can mingle and enjoy the banter of everything without worrying if the meat is getting burnt. The RC Cooler is a remote controlled cooler that keeps up to 12 beverages cold and always within reach for everyone. So no more walking over constantly to the community cooler, have the cooler come to you!

A great tailgating party would not be a party without some amazing friends and family. Ask them to bring a chair, a potluck dish, and get their game day face on! Oh, don’t forget the cornhole boards. It is always nice to have some activities to do when tailgating. Hope these gadgets help in creating a great football season for you. As always if you ever need any help or suggestions we are just a call away.  GO VOLS!!!

Awesome Outdoor Technology

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology


It’s finally warming up and if you’re anything like me you are beyond ready. After being stuck inside the last several months, I can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with friends and family. If you’re also anything like me, you probably have a little work to do before you’re ready to host that first BBQ of the year. Aside from the usual post-hibernation yard duties, I’ll bet your outdoor living space could use some other upgrades. If you like to stay up-to-date with new technology, then you’ve probably noticed there are tons of great products for outdoor living. From landscape speakers to projection screens, there are plenty of options to create an outdoor space that will give your indoor living area a run for its money. Even if you just want a new portable music streaming device to put out on the deck, the options are truly endless.

If you love music, then why not bring high quality audio outdoors? There are several products on the market that will blow you away. If you want to go all out and install a year-round option, I would go for the Sonance Landscape Series speakers and subs. We’ve installed several of these systems and as far as sound goes, you really can’t get much better. Plus, they tie in beautifully to your already existing outdoor areas. Sonance lives by the mantra that speakers should be heard not seen. You can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be able to hear these. Several different subwoofer options can be buried into the ground and the above-ground canopy can be easily camouflaged with plants or scrubs. Another great feature about this system is their ability to contain sound with directional speakers. This reduces sound spill and annoyed neighbors!

If you want a more versatile portable option, Sonos has a variety of wireless speakers that can go anywhere you do. For the biggest sound, try the Play:5 or Play:3. For a more compact option try the Play:1 or mix and match any of the three together for optimal performance. Not only do these wireless speakers pack a punch, they are also super versatile. When you’re ready to head inside for the night, these speakers can come on in with you.

Outdoor audio can transform your backyard into a musical oasis. Who wouldn’t want to kick back on the weekend and listen to their favorite albums in the comfort of the great outdoors? Plus, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the horizon, a new outdoor audio system would be an amazing gift for the music lover in your family.

If you really want to jazz up your space, why not add a television under a covered patio or a projection screen by the pool? We've done several projects with outdoor TVs or projection screens and our clients couldn't be happier. It's like having a drive-in theater in your own backyard! The only problem is you may have a hard time getting your guests to ever leave.

If you're looking for an outdoor flat screen, a SunBrite or a Seura Storm TV will deliver high-quality picture and can survive the most undersirable weather conditions. Because the technology is still newer, the price tag can be steep, but their solid engineering will guarantee you'll be able to enjoy your outdoor TV for many years to come. If you don't want to splurge on a weatherproof TV, some covered patios will allow for a basic flat screen, but you're not guaranteed a lasting relationship with that option. Warm spring weather can also bring some nasty storms so install regular flat screen TVs at your own risk! If an outdoor TV sounds good, but you cant find one big enough for your space then there are tons of outdoor projection screen options as well. The great thing about projection screens is the ability to make them disappear when they aren't in use. When they are being used, I can promise you'll love it. How cool would it be to watch a new movie while you're floating under the stars in a pool. In fact, I think every pool needs a projection screen...

If you're been dreaming of an upgrade in your outdoor space since the deep freeze has finally begun to thaw, then let us come out and give you a free estimate. We love doing outdoor spaces and hope that we can give you the backyard you've always dreamed of.


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