Wireless home theater package a good deal

If you’re seriously into movies, you’ve thought about setting up a home theater in your house to try to replicate the movie theater experience without all the distractions. The movie theater experience involves a TV or projector showing the film and perhaps a home theater surround sound system.

There is a new wireless standard for speakers called WiSA, which stands for wireless speaker and audio. There are a few WiSA systems available now, and the most affordable is the Enclave Audio CineHome HD system. You get five speakers (two in front, two surrounds and a center channel) plus one subwoofer. The CineHome HD’s center speaker also handles all the inputs and outputs.

Though the components need no speaker wires to provide sound, they do require power, so your room will need six unused power outlets. It takes about 15 minutes to set up. There is a small remote to control volume, input selection and changing sound settings.

The true magic of the system lies in the wireless network the speakers form when powered on — you don’t need an existing Wi-Fi network. The CineHome HD system can decode DTS 5.1 Digital Surround, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus, along with Dolby Pro Logic II. You can adjust the volume of individual speaker pairs and the subwoofer, but there was no tone adjustment for treble or bass. Bottom line: If you want WiSA, it’s hard to beat Enclave for the price.



Messaging app provides strong encryption

Kisapp is designed around a fairly simple but rare principle: that having good security doesn’t need to mean sacrificing simplicity. This good-looking iOS app boasts end-to-end encryption — meaning the company couldn’t know what’s in your messages even if it wanted to. Messages are set to disappear automatically, and are deleted off Kisapp’s servers as well. It scolds users who take screenshots and will eventually block users who try to capture their screen too often. One limitation is that you’ll have to persuade another person to download a new messaging app to use it. The app is new and free, but will cost 99 cents after its promotion launch period finishes.