When Webster's Dictionary decides you are worthy of addition, you know you have become more than a fad. With the rise in popularity of t...
When Webster's Dictionary decides you are worthy of addition, you know you have become more than a fad. With the rise in popularity of the "man cave", it seems most men have either already carved out a space for themselves, or are in the process of planning the room of their dreams. If you want to make your buddies insane with jealousy, here are the five tech toys no man cave can be without.
First and foremost, the flat screen TV is the centerpiece of any man cave. There was a time when anything over 32 inches was considered a nice size television, but as TV technology has advanced, so has affordability. Any self-respecting male needs a television of at least 40 inches as the focal point of their room. Many "smart" TVs now allow you to stream content from a number of sources, including your smart phone and PC.
Once the visual piece is in place, it is time to focus on the sound. A great television looks that much better when matched with great audio. A good surround sound receiver that outputs 7.1 channels is the current state of the art, and critical if you want to get the most out of your TV. When choosing a receiver, make sure to consider how many devices you will have hooked up to your system. Keeping it all connected via HDMI connections ensures that you will have a nice, clean 100 percent digital signal.
Touch Screen Remote
Keeping all the entertainment aspects of your man cave under control is vital. A universal wi-fi custom touch screen remote control keeps your stereo, flat screen TV and any other entertainment at your fingertips in style. Not only does a wi-fi universal remote allow you to control all the action from the comfort of your recliner. It also give you access to all the scores and highlights without needing to change the channel on your flat screen TV.
To fully appreciate all these technological wonders, you are going to need a comfy place to sit. High-end recliners these days incorporate built-in speakers and subwoofers, laptop platforms, iPhone docks and room to store the remote.
All this technology in one space is going to cause you to work up quite a thirst. You can decide to go with the do it yourself route or splurge on any number of personal-sized kegerators. Ranging from 5 liter to full keg units, making sure your favorite beverage is always within reach is vital to fully realizing your man-cave hopes.
Every man cave should be a personal expression, but making sure these critical technological elements are present provides the solid foundation each man deserves in his room.
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