8 Clever Outdoor Technology Trends

Browse pictures and get tips for outfitting your outdoor room with weatherproof televisions, wireless speakers and remote controls.

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Weatherproofing Products

Osbee Industries helped design and engineer a gorgeous mahogany enclosure to house a 46-inch weatherproof Sunbrite TV, located on the terrace of this Manhattan penthouse.

Hidden Sounds

"These satellite speakers are placed around the perimeter of the space in garden beds or planters, evenly spaced 6 to 8 feet apart," says Simon Wehr, director of marketing for Sonance. "The form factor allows them to be hidden under foliage."

Backyard Movie Night

This huge outdoor Stewart AllRise screen, installed by Engineered Environments, pops out of a custom weatherproof enclosure for a beautiful, larger-than-life image that is rivaled only by the Maui landscape.

Exterior Integration

Audio Video Interiors carefully matched the wood stain of this porch to the outdoor, weatherproof in-ceiling speakers for an unobtrusive look.

AV Alfresco

An outdoor TV and multiple zones of audio give this alfresco entertainment space a casual elegance. The TV is recessed into the stone fireplace for a clean look. Photo courtesy of Osbee Industries, Inc.

Decorative Speakers

Can you find the speaker in this picture? Rockustics makes speakers designed to match your stone wall for a totally stealth effect.

Poolside Control

The Crestron UFO remote is a high-end, completely waterproof remote that features home automation functions, such as lighting, climate and media control. You can even leave it floating in the pool!

Rock Out in the Backyard

This photo may look like your classic hardscaping, but the rock is actually a speaker. Audio Video Interiors used rock speakers throughout the exterior for the audio landscape, leaving guests to wonder where the music is coming from.

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