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Meet Pi-Top, the First 3D Printed DIY Laptop Based on Raspberry Pi

Just when you thought you couldn't make computers any cuter than tiny custom-molded cases for Raspberry Pi, there comes along the Pi-Top. Announced as an IndieGoGo project that's soliciting your two-cents literally, the Pi-Top is a DIY laptop kit that's mostly 3D printed. As part of the package, you not only get a 3D printed laptop chassis of your choice, but also its STL files, so you can mod and print your own chassis to suit the week.

Other components of the kit include a Raspberry Pi with three expansion modules (laptop power management PCB, HDMI to LVDS bridge PCB, and keyboard+trackpad controller PCB); a 13.3-inch LCD panel with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution, a battery, a USB 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN controller, a keyboard and trackpad, a DC wall plug, and a piece of paper with a URL to an online video tutorial on how to put the thing together. Drop a few coins here. There are countless free ARM Linux distros you can drive it with.
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MSI Also Unveils X99S Gaming 9 ACK Motherboard

MSI updated its flagship Gaming series socket LGA2011V3 motherboard portfolio with an upgraded variant of the X99S Gaming 9 AC, the X99S Gaming 9 ACK. The "K" in the "ACK" stands for "Killer," denoting the board's Killer DoubleShot Pro feature, which lets you team up your wired gigabit Ethernet, with WLAN, to produce a staggering 1.866 Gbps of bandwidth, at low latency. In other words, the board features a Qualcomm Killer WLAN controller, instead of the Intel-made one on the standard X99S Gaming 9 AC. The wired gigabit Ethernet interface is care of a Killer E2205 controller, whereas the WLAN interface is handled by a Killer 1525 chip, which supports 802.11 ac, in addition to Bluetooth 4.0. The rest of this board's feature-set is identical to that of the X99S Gaming 9 AC. MSI will formally announce the board later this month.

Alienware Announces Revolutionary New Area 51 Gaming Desktop, Graphics Amp

Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems, is announcing details and availability for the legendary return of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop and the portable powerhouse Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Alienware also revealed the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier, giving gamers desktop graphics performance at home and high-performance mobile gaming with the Alienware 13. A truly no compromises approach to gaming.

When combining the new Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier, gamers no longer need to choose between a portable performer for fragging on the go or the fantastic FPS of a gaming desktop. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier boosts the already potent gaming performance of the Alienware 13, providing desktop graphics quality gaming at home while continuing to offer the same high-performing experience that road warriors demand.

GIGABYTE Announces the FORCE H Series Gaming Headsets

GIGABYTE, the world's leading premium hardware brand, introduces its latest gaming headset line, the FORCE H Series. Crafted for music lovers and audio-savvy gamers having uncompromising enthusiasm for music and gaming audio, the new FORCE H Series consist of five headsets that are all packed with unique ergonomic design and extraordinary audio engineering, delivering the optimized multi-dimensional comfort in sound, wear and control. Its sleek profile incorporates rigid, directional angles with asymmetrically polygonal patterns that beautifully stretch throughout the entire body, screaming a loud racing outlook that prepares gamers to fire on all cylinders for the upcoming battles.

Sound in Comfort
Each FORCE H Series headset is engineered with different audio technology suitable for each gaming needs. The flagship H7 and H5 feature real 5.1 and virtual 7.1 surround sound engine respectively for gamers seeking professional grade gaming audio performance. For immersive, true-to-life gaming experience, the H3 and H3X, built in with 50 mm neodymium magnet driver and inclined chambers, offers crisp in-game details with explosive bass and incredible positional audio to hardcore gamers. The H1 comes with high-fidelity sound quality via Bluetooth technology, making it perfect for mobile gaming.

HARMAN Introduces Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, marries superlative sound and wireless freedom with stunning aesthetics in the new Harman Kardon Soho Wireless headphones. Designed to elevate the act of traveling, the Bluetooth headset embodies sleek, head-turning visual and touch appeal, with premium-stitched leather and a stainless steel body and sliders.

"It's a standalone look with an enhanced level of performance," said Michael Mauser, president of HARMAN's Lifestyle Division. "Our new Harman Kardon Soho Wireless headphones are so stylish and comfortable you may never want to take them off."

Logitech Unveils Keyboard Designed For Your Computer, Smartphone and Tablet

Today Logitech unveiled the Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480, the first desk keyboard designed for use with up to three devices, regardless of computing platform. Now you can type a report on your computer and, with the flick of the Easy-Switch dial, respond to a message on your smartphone and type a tweet on your tablet. The universal keyboard can connect to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once, whether you are using a Windows, Mac or Chrome OS computer, or an Android or iOS tablet or smartphone.

"Typing needs have evolved and consumers are computing and texting across multiple screens, often using two or three different operating systems," said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of computer peripherals at Logitech. "The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 makes it simple for people to work, create or communicate quickly and comfortably, no matter what computing device or platform they are using."

BRAVEN Introduces the 705 Portable Wireless Speaker

BRAVEN paints the audio world in vibrant colors with the 705 portable Bluetooth speaker. The ideal mobile speaker for tune lovers wishing to add a pop of color to their everyday music companion, BRAVEN's 705 features an outstanding combination of HD sound, striking design, and colorful personality.

Available in eight lively colors, BRAVEN 705 offers more than just stunning looks. The 705 delivers amazing sound for over 12 hours, has the modern style and vivid colors to fit every occasion, and doubles as a portable battery to charge your smartphone and other USB devices. A true multi-purpose speaker, the 705 is clutch-sized, can fill the room with loud and clear sound, and showcases a unibody design with clean lines and sleek curves.

Satechi Launches BT Wireless Smart Keyboard

The Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard is the ideal solution for any Mac or PC user in need of an organized, tangle-free workspace. The sleek and extremely thin (0.7" thick) keyboard works via Bluetooth, meaning users have an extra USB port for other devices and can conveniently use the keyboard from up to 33 feet away.

The BT Wireless Smart Keyboard delivers a comfortable typing experience and features whisper-quite keys, reducing distractions and creating a more efficient workspace. The lightweight design of the keyboard also gives users the freedom to take it with them on the go to use with any mobile device.

Small PC Introduces New Waterproof Bluetooth PC Keyboard

Small PC, of Clearwater Florida, has introduced its new Bluetooth PC Keyboard. Its rugged construction and wireless operation makes the keyboard ideal for use in applications and environments that included the factory floor, hospital, medical, marine and specialized vehicles. Although the SK310 keyboard is completely sealed and IP68 waterproof, the specialized glove-fit rigid silicon construction gives the keyboard a comfortable desktop feel. All 105 keys provide "soft-click" touch with excellent tactile feedback. As well as being "designed tough," the SK301 is anti-microbial and washable.

Other features include an integrated two button Touch-Pad Mouse, quick select media keys and a snap in holder for the mini Bluetooth dongle. Two AAA batteries are accessible through a waterproof compartment on the bottom side of the keyboard.

Mad Catz Ships the S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc announced today the shipping of the S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard. Designed around a compact tablet sized footprint, the S.T.R.I.K.E. M is designed for home or mobile use and can pair with up to four devices simultaneously.

The key feature of the S.T.R.I.K.E. M that sets it apart from all other Bluetooth keyboards is that it has an Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) Mouse Sensor that allows the user to navigate on an Android device or connected TV with the familiarity of controlling a mouse cursor on a computer screen. The OFN feature makes navigation and game play immediately familiar to mouse and keyboard gamers and anybody who has ever surfed the web. Powered by a rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery with up to 45 hours of battery life, the S.T.R.I.K.E. M features illuminated backlighting, dedicated media buttons, and on board memory used for storing multiple macro commands.

Rapoo Announces A800 Bluetooth Speakers

Wireless your life. Rapoo, one of the world's leading manufacturers of peripherals in the wireless segment and the first manufacturer of products featuring 5 GHz wireless technology, holds an impressive 42% market share in China and is continually expanding its product portfolio. Rapoo produces innovative input devices offering maximum functionality and quality, and today announces the launch of its portable A800 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker.

With its stylish, sleek design, the A800 makes an impression right from the very first glance: The case, which measures in at just 426x116x109 mm, stands out from the crowd with its streamline curves and minimalistic looks. Even more astonishing are its compact dimensions, especially when the A800 shows off what's under its hood. Thanks to Rapoo's Guided Acoustic Wave Technology, which effectively enlarges the sound-generating surface of the speaker producing a sound experience that packs so much punch it's like a much larger speaker has generated it, this Bluetooth speaker delivers well-rounded, gutsy sound. What's more, Bluetooth 4.0 apt-X technology means music can be streamed from the player to the A800 without any audible loss of quality from up to 10 meters away and any angle.

Samsung Announces US Availability of 'Level' Audio Portfolio

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) today announced the U.S. availability of the Samsung Level portfolio of premium mobile audio products. The Level audio portfolio is a collection of three premium headphones and a Bluetooth speaker -- all designed for portability and style while producing high quality sound.

The portfolio includes: Level Over, Level On, Level In and Level Box. All four devices work seamlessly with smartphones and tablets, and the Level Over can be further customized using the Samsung Level App to elevate the audio experience. In addition, the Level portfolio easily syncs with Milk Music powered by Slacker, Samsung's free music streaming service for select Galaxy devices, offering an easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations to further amplify your music listening experience.

Creative Introduces the MUVO mini Waterproof Wireless Speaker

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative MUVO mini - the latest addition to the popular Creative MUVO family of near-field communications (NFC) Bluetooth portable wireless speakers.

Sporting a contemporary geometric compact encasement with four colour options of red, blue, white and black, the Creative MUVO mini is designed to deliver amazingly loud sound and powerful bass for its small size. Furthermore, it is engineered to withstand the harshest of weather elements, enabling users to enjoy and share all types of digital entertainment content out loud with family and friends - music, videos, movies, games, as well as voice calls - anytime, anywhere and in any weather.

Beats Electronics Introduces the Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones

Beats Electronics LLC, the leading audio brand co-founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, today introduced the company's first wireless earphones with the official launch of the new Powerbeats2 Wireless. Designed for athletes, Powerbeats2 Wireless delivers Beats' signature sound in a lightweight, durable, and sweat resistant package for a game-changing experience. Freedom from wires raises your training to new heights and allows you to take your workout anywhere, while the redesigned earhooks provide better comfort and fit no matter how rigorous the workout.

"To me this product represents the intersection of sports and music," said Beats president Luke Wood. "This is Beats, superior technology and design with premium sound quality. But most importantly, the Powerbeats2 Wireless are designed to serve as a tool for athletes at all fitness levels, whether you're LeBron James in training or just out for a morning run."

Alienware Alpha Gaming Mini PC Announced

Dell's Alienware division has previously confirmed working on a Steam Machine and now the fruits of that work have entered the spotlight at E3. Alienware Alpha is a Steam Machine-like Mini PC that is designed for living room gaming without actually utilizing Valve's Steam OS or its (delayed) Steam Controller.

Alpha comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and makes use of a Console-mode UI allowing users easy access to Steam Big Picture. The system will be bundled with an Xbox 360 controller and will have a base price tag of $549. For that amount you get an Intel Core i3 (Haswell) processor, 4 GB of DDR3-1600 memory, a 2 GB NVIDIA Maxwell-based graphics card (GTX 750 Ti maybe?), and a 500 GB hard drive. Higher-priced configurations include Core i5/i7 processors, 8 GB of RAM, and 1/2 TB HDDs.

Rosewill Unveils AIM Series Digital PSUs

Rosewill unveiled its own line of digital PSUs, which give you software monitoring and control over its various power domains, and fan-speed. Unlike Corsair's implementation, which involves an internal USB connection to your motherboard, and a Windows app, Rosewill did something similar to Cooler Master, by equipping its PSUs with Bluetooth modules, and Android apps, which let you tweak your PSU on your smartphone, so system instability doesn't come in the way of setting your PSU right, if something goes wrong.

The AIM series of digital PSUs comes in five models - 600W, 750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1250W. It features partially modular cabling (the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS, along with one pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, are fixed). The 600W comes with wiring for single high-end graphics card systems; 750W and 850W for two, 1000W for three, and 1250W for four. The units feature single 12V rail designs, and boast of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings.

TDK Launches the TREK Max Wireless Speaker

TDK Life on Record, a leading global brand dedicated to delivering high-quality headphones and audio products, announced U.S. availability today of its new TDK Life on Record TREK Max wireless speaker, the newest addition to the TDK Life on Record TREK family of weatherproof audio offerings.

The durable TREK Max speaker features a rugged, weatherized design that protects it from the elements, giving users the confidence to take their favorite music to any environment - at the beach, on the playing field or in the backyard.

Logitech Introduces New Wireless Speaker Engineered for Performance

Today Logitech introduced the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker, a wireless speaker designed for performance and mobility.

Engineered for wide-range sound, the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker has specially angled drivers to give you an expansive sound spectrum, with precise bass response and detailed mids and highs. With this speaker, you can connect and play your music and video entertainment from any Bluetooth-enabled device up to 30 feet away, giving you the freedom to take your media anywhere.

Patriot Launches keylite Bluetooth Keyboard

Patriot, noted for quality and innovation in the world of computer memory, USB drives, flash cards and mobile accessories, introduces the next step in tablet productivity with keylite Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Air and iPad mini. Keylite is perfect for the consumer looking for both protection and production. As tablets become ever more popular and conducive to business travel, the consumer is constantly looking for ways to be more productive. The Patriot keylite line offers a solution for those looking for both tablet protection and proficiency. With an ultra slim profile measuring only 7mm thick, the keylite adds little weight to your iPad Air, keeping it light and easy to carry. Keylite's magnetic hinge attaches securely to your iPad and protects the screen from scratching.

Backlit keys with seven interchangeable colors and multiple brightness settings make typing in low light areas easy, and the island style keep your fingers from fumbling for the right letter. Its Smart Sleep function wakes and sleeps your iPad when you open and close the cover. Keylite also enters sleep mode after 25 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life. "The keylite truly brings together performance and protection," said Mike Chang, Product Manager at Patriot. "Consumers are looking for tablets to be lighter, more portable computers and the keylite helps them do that. We engineered it to be thin, light, and protective; the perfect complement to your iPad."

Rapoo Announces E2800P Wireless Touch Keyboard and M10 Mouse

Wireless your life, now in Europe too! Rapoo, one of the world's leading manufacturers of peripherals in the wireless segment and the first manufacturer of products featuring 5 GHz wireless technology, holds an impressive 42% market share in China and is continually expanding its product portfolio. As a counterpart to the E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard, Rapoo proudly presents the new E2800P Touch Keyboard with wireless technology and integrated touchpad with a brand-new glass surface. Now with its Europe-wide sales launch, Rapoo's expansion continues unabated.

The E2800P transmits using the 5 GHz wireless standard, offering a range of up to 10 meters and 360° coverage. The keyboard connects using the supplied mini nano receiver and is ready to use immediately after set-up. A driver only needs to be installed to configure the touch gestures and additional macros. The flat chiclet scissor keys are generously spaced which makes typing longer texts extremely comfortable.

LG Unveils the Tone Infinim Bluetooth Stereo Headset

LG introduces its newest premium Bluetooth stereo headset developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, one of the leading audio equipment manufacturers. With superb sound experience certified by Harman/Kardon, LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900) delivers great sound in a stylish design highlighted by sleek curves and glossy metallic finish.

The Tone Infinim also provides upmost comfort to users, thanks to LG's innovative retractable wire management technology that leaves no exposed wires to tangle. Tone Infinim is equipped with a jog button to fast forward and rewind effortlessly, as well as a sound and vibration alert function to inform of incoming messages, current time and battery status. All this while offering the longest standby time - 550 hours - among behind-the-neck type Bluetooth headsets.

Intel Core "Skylake" CPUs Accompanied by 100-series Chipset

Intel answered the burning question some of us had about what the desktop chipset that succeeds the 9-series will be named. For now, Intel is referring to it as "100-series," on early internal roadmap documents scored by VR-Zone. Much like the current 9-series, 100-series will consist of a single PCH silicon, from which several variants will be carved out by toggling features.

There will be four primary kinds of "Skylake" packages, SLK-S, which will be socketed LGA; SLK-U, which will likely be compact, ultra-low power BGA, for Ultrabooks; SLK-Y, which will probably be mainstream BGA for compact desktops and all-in-ones; and SLK-H, which will likely be mainstream BGA for conventional notebooks. This generation of CPUs and PCHs, will also be accompanied by four kinds of wireless network controllers, depending on the target form-factor, "Snowfield Peak" Wi-Fi + Bluetooth, "Douglas Peak" WiGig + Bluetooth, "Pine Peak" WiGig, and XMM726x 4G LTE controllers; and "Jacksonville" GbE wired Ethernet controller. Thunderbolt standard will undergo an evolution with the company's "Alpine Ridge" controller.

Source: VR-Zone

Speedlink Launches New Wireless Speakers

The warm season is just around the corner and the first rays of sunshine have awoken a zest for summer. To mark the start of the summer months SPEEDLINK, the specialist in audio systems, is launching not one but six new Bluetooth speakers. They're available in a variety of colours, form factors and performance classes, for a truly melody-filled start to spring. Thanks to these cordless marvels of sound, this summer music lovers will always have the right soundtrack available to suit any situation. Thanks to the speakers' integrated rechargeable battery all they need to do is charge the speaker and take it with them to enjoy their favourite songs and summer hits wherever they go - whether hitting the beach, taking a romantic stroll or at a BBQ with mates. Enjoy the wireless soundtrack of YOUR life!

The SPEEDLINK brand is steeped in tradition, and with the CUBID, XILU, TOKEN and GEOVIS it is proving that its portfolio doesn't just include incredible 2.1 sound systems and headsets. The first Bluetooth speaker, the XILU is available from retailers now and has already been awarded a 'Good' rating by German website Macwelt. In doing so it joins the ranks of SPEEDLINK's multi award-winning speaker series. The CUBID, a similarly compact yet powerful speaker, has now also been added to the lineup. Thanks to its integrated microphone, this speaker can also be used as a hands-free device. The TOKEN boasts more volume and is the perfect mobile companion thanks to its ultra-grippy rubberised finish. What's more, up to eight devices can be connected to it simultaneously. This makes switching between sources a real breeze plus it lets different devices take their turn playing DJ to supply the tunes. The TOKEN is available in the colour combos of white/red or black/red. The GEOVIS is available in three colours (red/white, grey/white and black/grey) plus its additional base membrane delivers thumping bass.

JBL Portable Audio Products Debut in Verizon Wireless Stores Nationwide

ARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the award-winning maker of outstanding audio and entertainment solutions, announced today that products from its award-winning JBL portable audio product lineup will now be available for sale through all Verizon Wireless stores nationwide.

With long-lasting battery life, JBL portable wireless speakers are the best way to enjoy your music away from home. And since each JBL portable wireless speaker features Bluetooth connectivity, they make the perfect audio companion to a variety of Verizon's selection of wireless devices. As an increasing number of people using their mobile phones to listen to streaming music services through their device, portable speakers from JBL make it easier than ever to share your music wherever you go.

Panasonic Announces Pricing, Availability Of New 2014 Headphone Models

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced pricing and availability of new 2014 headphone models. The new RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling Headphones, RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, RP-HS34 Sport Clip Headphones and the much-anticipated RP-BTGS10 Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones are all available now on www.shop.panasonic.com.

The Panasonic RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling Headphones utilize a high performance Active Noise Cancelling System with improved Feed-back Noise Cancelling Technology for a wide-range noise cancellation effect. Expertly crafted with a sophisticated design that fuses durable plastic with metal finishes, the RP-HC800 Headphones feature a wide padded headband and cushioned ear cups for a comfortable fit even after hours of wear. The detachable cord features a microphone and controller for the iPhone/iPad/iPod so users can quickly switch between music and phone calls with the touch of a button.
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