Known for its compact, studio-quality sound systems, Bose is now applying its expertise to the television. Thirteen speakers are deftly integrated into the frame of its sleek 46-inch flat-screen VideoWave. The clutter-free, plug-and-play concept extends to the television's console, which wirelessly connects the set to your Blu-ray player, cable box, and iPod, and to its remote, which uses just six buttons and a touch pad to control the entire system.
Bose VideoWave Entertainment System, $5,350, available at select Bose stores and www.bose.com.
—By Daniel Sieberg