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Gigabyte Also Shows Off Thunderbolt 2.0-Equipped Motherboards

In addition to the G1.Assassin 3, Gigabyte showed off its first motherboards with Thunderbolt 2.0 connectors. Armed with 20 Gb/s of bandwidth, Thunderbolt 2.0 gives you enough bandwidth to drive high-resolution displays (beyond WQHD), and storage arrays with SSDs. Among these motherboards are the Z87X-UD7 TH. Gigabyte distinguished the "UD7" brand extension from "OC," which marks products that prioritize performance-enhancing components over connectivity, while the UD7 leads the company's mainline Z87X pack with top-grade connectivity, and electricals not too far behind the Z87X-OC.

The Z87X-UD7 TH is built in the standard ATX form-factor. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, an optional 4-pin ATX, and an optional SATA power input. It uses a 16-phase VRM to power the CPU, which uses high-grade PowIRstage driver-MOSFETs. The VRM cooler is a combination of an active air-cooled heatsink, with a coolant channel that lets you make it part of your liquid cooling loop. This cooler shares some of its heat with the heatsink covering the PLX PEX8747 bridge chip, and the PCH, which also features a fan-heatsink. The board features five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, of which three are gen 3.0 x16 capable, and four gen 3.0 x8 capable. A mechanism lets you bypass the bridge chip, and connect a single graphics card directly to the CPU. Two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots complete the expansion area.

Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) Unveils the World's Thinnest Keyboard

Engineers at British company Cambridge Silicon Radio unveiled the world's slimmest keyboard. With a thickness of just 0.49 mm, the keyboard offers not just a compact 79-key QWERTY keyboard and a multi-touch track-pad, but can also turn itself completely into a touch surface (such as a graphics tablet). The keyboard isn't 0.49 mm throughout, but features a thick portion with its battery, electronics, and a Bluetooth low-energy transceiver, which supports Bluetooth Smart, and which lets you pair it with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or PC. CSR deployed its newest CSR1010 SoC to run the keyboard, which offers latencies as low as 12 ms. Although unveiled to crowds at IFA Berlin 2013, the company didn't announce retail plans.

Simple Audio Unveils High-Fidelity Speakers Designed for Modern Music Lovers

Today Simple Audio announced the addition of two new hi-fidelity speaker solutions to their existing line of networked HD streaming players. The new speakers, dubbed Simple Audio Listen and Simple Audio Go bring audiophile sound, designer styling, and versatile connectivity to today's digital music lovers.

Simple Audio Listen - Stereo Speakers with Bluetooth
Simple Audio Listen is beautifully designed to deliver breathtaking audio from compact stereo speakers that look great on the desktop, bookshelf, and in any room. The speakers incorporate technology generally reserved for high-end audiophile systems, including a fully digital signal path, DSP, and bi-amplified design to deliver amazing audio quality. And because today's music fans listen to music from a variety of digital devices, Listen has a variety of inputs including USB, Bluetooth and line-in connections, allowing it to play music from nearly any device in the home. Listen features a unique, elegant touch interface, with no buttons, dials or knobs, and includes an infrared remote.

Philips Also Releases Fidelio M1 Bluetooth Headphones

Philips introduces the Fidelio M1BT Bluetooth headphones today at the 2013 IFA show. Combining the freedom of Bluetooth with the sound quality of the Fidelio brand, the M1BT is natural fit for those who have a passion for sound and music. Unlike other Bluetooth headphones, the M1BT utilizes the latest Bluetooth 4.0 standard along with APT-X (Android), AAC (Apple) and SBC for the superior music streaming.

"The M1BT offers the superior sound quality and comfort that has made the M1s so successful, combining it with the freedom of Bluetooth," said Alexander van der Heijden, consumer marketing for headphones at Philips Lifestyle Entertainment. "We carried out significant research not only into crafting a premium sound experience, but also to creating a Bluetooth headphone that is light, comfortable and easy to use."

HARMAN Releases the AKG K845BT and AKG K545 Over-War Headphones

The two new models of lightweight over-ear AKG headphones blend studio quality sound with forward-looking design. The AKG K845BT delivers the same outstanding sound with wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The AKG K545 comes with a choice of detachable inline control microphone cables for both Apple and Android users.

"The new AKG K845BT and AKG K545 headphones build on what we learned with our award-winning AKG K550 model headphones," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "Starting with the strong noise-isolating qualities of the closed-back design, we applied new materials science and cutting-edge acoustic engineering and married it to the spacious, multi-dimensional sound of open-back headphones. The result is a lighter, more portable, and more consumer-friendly reference-monitor-class headphone that delivers the legendary, exceptional sound that AKG is famous for. The breakthrough features of the AKG K545 model has already garnered it recognition with a Red Dot design award."

Creative Introduces All New Signature T-Series Wireless Speaker Systems

Creative Technology Ltd today introduced its new flagship T4 Wireless Signature Series 2.1 speaker system, the T30 Wireless Signature Series 2.0 speaker system and the T15 Wireless 2.0 speaker system. These new high-performance speakers feature Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless connectivity to enhance ease-of-use for mobile device, PC and Mac users. Creative will unveil the new speaker models at IFA Berlin from September 6 -11 at Stand 110, Hall 3.2.

The new wireless lineup rides on Creative's legacy of producing high quality wired desktop speakers that produce powerful and precise audio. The popular wired Creative GigaWorks T3 and T20 - the technology of which can be found in the new T4 Wireless and T30 Wireless - won numerous awards and sterling reviews for their audio performance and value for money.

LUXA2 Also Releases New Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker

LUXA2, a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories including holders, portable power, headsets and cases, is proud to announce a brand new product to its already impressive product portfolio - The Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker. LUXA2's Groovy is designed to give the modern music lover wireless streaming of their favorite tunes to ultimately match their lifestyle. The Groovy is made from premium grade brushed aluminum and finished off with a stylish genuine leather strap; meaning that it not only looks good, but feels good too. This, coupled with the Groovy's excellent sound quality makes it the perfect partner for all occasions.

MSI Also Rolls Out GP70 Gaming Series Notebook

In addition to the 15.6-inch GP60 Gaming Series, MSI rolled out the GP70 Gaming Series. This notebook features similar innards to the GP60, but with a larger 17.3-inch screen, which comes in 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080 options. Practically every other item on its specifications sheet, including a choice of Core "Haswell" processors, GeForce GT 740M graphics, up to 16 GB of RAM, hybrid drive with 24 GB NAND flash and 1 TB HDD, gaming-grade keyboard made by SteelSeries, connectivity that includes 802.11 b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, etc., are identical to that of the GP60. Measuring 418 x 269.3 x 39 mm, it weighs about 2.7 kg. Prices vary by configuration.

MSI Unveils GP60 Gaming Series Notebook

MSI rolled out its GP60 Gaming Series mid-range gaming notebook. It features the same styling as the rest of the Gaming Series, black with a dash of red. Its 15.6-inch screen comes in two variants, 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 (options). A gaming-grade keyboard by SteelSeries decks up the bottom-half. On the left-hand side you'll find gold-plated headset jacks, with an audio device tuned for gaming headsets, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports; next to an air-vent. On the right-hand side, you get the gigabit Ethernet jack, D-Sub (VGA) and HDMI 1.4a connectors, next to a tray-loading optical drive, which can be either Blu-ray + DVDRW combo, or simply DVDRW. An SDIO slot supports SDXC cards.

Under the hood, the GP60 runs a 4th Generation Intel Core "Haswell" processor (options), up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics with 2 GB of DDR3 memory. MSI is deploying a hybrid drive, which combines 24 GB of NAND flash, with 1 TB of magnetic storage. Connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.0. A 6-cell 4,400 mAh battery powers the notebook. Measuring 383 x 249.5 x 32.3~37.6 mm, it tips the scales at around 2.4 kg. Prices vary by configuration.

G-CUBE Audio Announces New BH-860 Bluetooth 3.0 Headphones

G-CUBE Audio, a global leader in consumer electronics technology, today announced the availability of the BH-860 headphone series, a high-definition headphone backed by the company's supreme audio technology for the clearest sound available. Featuring Noise Cutout technology and a faster data transferring rate, the BH-860 HD headphones have an MSRP of $79.99 and are available online at Amazon.com and Newegg.

G-CUBE Audio's BH-860 Bluetooth 3.0 headphones, backed by supreme audio technology, enhance the clarity and sharpness, without compensating bass. From studio producers to online gamers, the BH-860 offers features that support a variety of users. The Remote Music Control device eases the user's ability to travel through their music library, and is capable of connecting to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously.

Logitech Announces Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Today Logitech introduced the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600, an elegantly designed pair of wireless stereo speakers that complement the sleek good looks of Mac and Ultrabook computers. With these speakers you can effortlessly stream music and other audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Three devices can be active at the same time, and switching among them is as simple as pressing pause on one and play on another.

"The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 were designed to resemble an object of art using shapes, materials, and colors that meld with the modern living space and complement the look of ultrathin laptops," said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories. "And with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, a first for Logitech multimedia speakers, these speakers are ideal for today's wireless, multi-device lifestyle."

MSI MS-9A68 Embedded System Satisfies Display-Critical Tasks In Diverse Fields

MSI's IPC division proudly announced a new embedded system, MS-9A68, for display-critical applications in diversified industrial fields. Aiming at the monitoring, video-interactive, or demanding applications with both intensive displaying and processing tasks, MS-9A68 is designed with high-performance CPU power and brilliant display capability that well-satisfy those applications, such as digital signage, gaming, surveillance, Kiosk, and public transportation. In addition to its outstanding performance, the slim, light-weighted mechanical design makes the MS-9A68 especially ideal for space-limited sites or cabinet installation.

ZOTAC Announces H87-ITX WiFi

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today announces a new mini-ITX platform for 4th Generation Intel Core processors for small form factor users that demand a compact PC without sacrificing performance or features. The new ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi delivers a compact computing experience that rivals and can exceed traditional full-tower PC systems.

"ZOTAC is always on the forefront of mini-ITX platform development. Our latest ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi provides users with an excellent starting point for a compact high-performance system that can accommodate the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.

Creative Announces T3150 Wireless 2.1 Computer Speaker System

Creative Technology Ltd today introduced the Creative T3150 Wireless 2.1 computer speaker system with Bluetooth wireless technology, now available at Best Buy. This new addition to Creative's comprehensive line up of high performance wireless speakers continues to uphold Creative's long held reputation of merging superior audio performance with great value. Engineered to pump out smooth audio wirelessly, this compact speaker system is designed to deliver outstanding sound quality for PC gamers, music lovers and movie fans alike. It stands out amongst other wireless speakers in the same class, while remaining very competitively priced at US$59.99.

Compatible with most computers and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones and tablets, the Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system offers wireless connectivity in addition to wired connection. It comes with a wired remote control that powers ON/OFF and adjusts volume for ease of use.

MSI Unleashes Z87 XPOWER Flagship LGA1150 Motherboard

Z87 MPOWER and Z87 MPOWER MAX, two of MSI's top overclocker-targeted socket LGA1150 motherboards, are joined by the company's new flagship motherboard, the Z87 XPOWER. Built in the XL-ATX (345 x 264 mm) form-factor, this board gets you the best MSI has to offer, and is ideal for both CPU and VGA overclocking benches. The CPU is powered by a gargantuan 32-phase digital-PWM power supply, which draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, in addition to the 24-pin ATX, and an optional 6-pin PCI-Express connector.

The CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3-3000+ memory, and a PLX PEX8747 PCI-Express gen 3.0 bridge chip, which gives out four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, two of which are x16 capable, all four of which are x8-capable. One of the five x16 slots, the second one from top, is directly wired to the CPU, and plugging a graphics card on that slot will bypass the bridge-chip. This slot is ideal for when you have just one card. Two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots take seat between the x16 slots, wired to the PCH. In addition to 4-way NVIDIA SLI and 4-way AMD CrossFireX, the board includes Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0 software.

Mad Catz Announces The C.T.R.L.R Wireless Gamepad

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Wireless GamePad for mobile and smart devices expected to launch Summer 2013. "Smart devices have made considerable inroads in delivering all forms of entertainment including music, movies, books, social media, and games. Mobile gaming is a vibrant and exciting space and we don't see controller-based games replacing touch screen games, we expect them to enhance and enlarge the smart device gaming experience to include the living room experience. The C.T.R.L.R delivers the performance, interface modes, and connectivity to deliver a console-quality experience from the broadest range of mobile and smart devices," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We believe the C.T.R.L.R with proprietary GameSmart technology fits perfectly with our long-term strategy of designing innovative products for passionate gamers."

Tt eSports Sybaris Headset Can Work Wired and Wireless

Tt eSports may have just answered pleas of everyone who wants to be able to choose between wired and wireless operation with a gaming headset, and switch between the two as they please. The new Tt eSports Sybaris looks like a usual pair of around-the-ear cans until you find out it packs a Bluetooth 4.0 based wireless receiver, supports aptX CODEC for lossless wireless audio quality, and features NFC, which simplifies pairing with modern smartphones.The headset tucks in lithium-ion battery packs inside both its cans, so it doesn't feel imbalanced. The mic armature is detachable.

Razer Blade 14-inch On Pre-Order

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, announced that it is taking pre-orders for its new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop.

Powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 quad core processor with Hyper-Threading (Base 2.2 GHz/Turbo 3.2 GHz) and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU, the Blade is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming laptop in history. Measuring in at just 0.66-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade utilizes solid-state storage technology with boot speeds of up to four-times faster than a traditional 5400-RPM notebook hard drive. The Razer Blade has a rigid all-aluminum chassis, with a stunning 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming grade keyboard.

MSI Intros Trio of Mini-ITX LGA1150 Motherboards

MSI rolled out a trio of socket LGA1150 motherboards in the mini-ITX form-factor, Z87I, H87I, and B85I, based on Intel Z87, H87, and B85 chipsets, respectively. Pin-compatibility between the three chipsets means that the three boards are based on a common design. The three feature a 4-phase CPU VRM, two full-size DDR3 DIMM slots, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16, and a combination of 24-pin and 4-pin power connectors.

The Z87I and H87I are nearly identical, with VRM cooling, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Z87I edges past the H87I with support for CPU overclocking, and a second gigabit Ethernet connection. The B85I lacks a VRM heatsink, and the wireless connectivity card. Instead, it gives you a vacant mPCIe slot. It offers 6-channel HD audio, instead of the 8-channel solution, on the other two. All three feature at least one gigabit Ethernet connection, DVI and HDMI display outputs, six USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports.

Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K Pictured

Ahead of its grand Computex launch alongside the Core "Haswell" processor family, Intel's homebrew socket LGA1150 Desktop Board products are being previewed online. One such covers the company's flagship motherboard, the DZ87KLT-75K "Kinsley." The board features a CPU power supply that's most compliant to Intel's iVR design for Core "Haswell" processors, with an 8-phase design. You'll either love or hate the new heatsink design. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4), three PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and surprisingly, a legacy PCI.

Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the Z87 PCH, two from a third-party controller, and an mSATA 6 Gb/s. The board features a single first-generation Thunderbolt port, which doubles up as mini-DisplayPort, the only other display output than HDMI. A variant of this board without Thunderbolt (in which the port works only as mini-DisplayPort), could be sold as DZ87KL-70K. Rest of the board's connectivity include eight USB 3.0 ports (six rear, two by header), eight USB 2.0/1.1 ports, two 800 Mbps FireWire ports (one rear, one by header), 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and an optional front-panel module that gives the board front-panel USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. In addition to the five 4-pin PWM fan headers, the board appears to feature several overclocker-friendly features. Find a video presentation at the source.

Source: eTeknix

ASRock A-Style Motherboards Offer 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth 4.0

Take a good minute to reminisce all the joy and fun you had on the internet. Good times, I tell you. Then take another solid minute to recollect those dark depressing moments when the connection was either slow or unstable. Images turning into rectangles with red crosses, laggy videos that took forever to load, downloads that tragically failed at the last few seconds, and it all seemed like the world was coming to an end. Rest assured that ASRock is bringing better Internet connections to the upcoming Intel 8 Series motherboards with A-Style: 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth v4.0.

MSI Z87 MPower Pictured

Here are some of the first clear pictures of MSI Z87 MPower, one of the company's top socket LGA1150 motherboards, which will be unveiled a little later. The board retains the black+yellow color-scheme from its predecessor, the Z77 MPower, built more solidly. The board appears to feature a 16-phase CPU power delivery, which uses a combination of SFC chokes, DrMOS, and high-C tantalum capacitors. It draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, in addition to the 24-pin ATX.

The CPU socket on the Z87 MPower is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel memory, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4); three PCI-Express x1 slots make for the rest of the expansion area. Connectivity includes an enhanced onboard audio solution named "Audio Boost," which we imagine is an onboard amp for select channels; gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, display outputs that include dual-HDMI and DisplayPort connectors, and a number of USB 3.0 ports. Storage connectivity includes eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Find more pictures at the source.

Source: 59Hardware.net

Giada Begins Shipping D300 Universal Barebones System

Giada Technology, a world famous manufacturer of compact desktop PCs, has announced the launch of compact barebones-system: The D300. The D300 family is based on the 3rd generation of Intel Core processors. The D300 systems are designed for builders of home assembly or all-purpose, unique compact PCs and multimedia systems with a wide range of applications. In addition, support for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which provides extensive security with high levels of data encryption, allows the use of D300-based systems in various applications in IT departments of large enterprises.

The D300 system is also ideal for industrial control applications, smart traffic control systems, security and surveillance systems, commercial terminals and other similar applications which require small size, wide choice of interfaces, simplicity and reliability of use.

ASRock Shows Off New Mini-ITX Gaming System

Apart from motherboards, the only big product segment ASRock made a name for itself is with pre-built mini-PCs. The company wants to put its experience to good use by cashing in for the market's newfound love for compact (mini-ITX) gaming PCs, the ones that save precious real-estate on congested living room TV racks and dorm rooms. Pictured below is the company's first such effort, timed with the launch of Intel's next-generation Core "Haswell" processor, and supporting socket LGA1150 platform based on Z87 Express chipset.

There are three components to ASRock's creation: a unique SFF case, co-designed by BMW Design; the ASRock Z87E-ITX motherboard, and a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. The case looks pretty slick, coming from BMW. It stays slim by using a PCI-Express riser, allowing you to install graphics cards along the plane of the motherboard. The Z87-E ITX, like most efforts by ASRock in the past, is extremely feature-rich for its size. It uses a 6-phase VRM to power the LGA1150 CPU, features two DDR3 DIMM slots, PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and mini-PCIe 2.0, for the WLAN+Bluetooth card.

MSI Outs S30 Sleek 13.3-inch Notebook

MSI rolled out the S30 13.3-inch notebook, which misses Ultrabook fame by, well, a centimeter (thickness). Measuring 324 x 227 x 22.8 mm (LxWxH), it weighs 1.4 kg. Its 13.3-inch screen packs 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. Under its hood is an Intel Core i3/i5 "Ivy Bridge" dual-core processor (various options), up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory (options), and Intel HD graphics. A 500 GB HDD is standard issue, but a 64 GB mSATA SSD can also be opted for. Connectivity includes USB 3.0, HD web-cam, THX TruStudio Pro audio, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, SD/MMC card reader, and HDMI display output. Windows 8 comes pre-installed. The S30 is expected to occupy a sub-$700 price-point.
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