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I-O Data Announces New Monitor with Blue Light Reduction Feature

I-O Data today introduced the LCD-AD172SEW-P, a 17-inch monitor that promises to reduce eye strain by lowering the intensity of the blue light by up to 60%. I-O Data's display also comes with the Eco-keeper function which lowers brightness when the user is not present, and has a low-reflective screen coating that is fingerprint-and scratch-resistant.

The display LCD-AD172SEW-P features an LED backlight, a native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, a 5 ms response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, VGA and DVI connectivity, and two 1 W speakers. The monitor is backed by a three-year warranty and is set to become available in early December.

Iiyama Announces New, Touch-Enabled 19-Inch Monitor

Iiyama today unveiled a new addition to its ProLite family of monitors, a 19-inch model known as ProLite T1931SR-2 which features an IP54 dust and water protection rating and comes with a resistive touchscreen (with both finger and stylus input support).

Set to be available next week in both black and white versions, Iiyama's display also has an LED backlight, a native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, a 5 ms response time, a 900:1 contrast ratio, two built-in 1 W speakers, and RS-232C, D-sub, DVI and USB connectivity. The ProLite T1931SR-2 is backed by a three-year warranty and costs 109,800 yen (~ 1,131 USD).

Lamptron Unveils Fan Controller with Nixie Tubes

Remember how numbers were electronically displayed just before LEDs and seven-segments? Incandescent bulbs called Nixie tubes? Lamptron appears to have caught a hold of some new old stock of Nixies, and decided to make a fan-controller based on them, which could be ideal for steampunk-themed builds. Called the FC10, the controller drives four fan channels, and speed is displayed on a scale of 0-9, using those Nixies. The controller draws power from a 4-pin Molex connector, and can supply each channel with up to 30W of power. It fits into a 5.25-inch drive bay. Lamptron is expected to sell the FC10 from later this month.

Packard Bell Launches New Widescreen Monitors

Acer-owned PC maker Packard Bell has now officially introduced five entry-level widescreen monitors, the Maestro Series 226DXbmid and 236Dbd and the Viseo Series 223DXbid, 243Dbid and 273Dbi. The 21.5-inch and 23-inch Maestro models feature a 14.5 mm profile, an IPS panel with 178/178-degree viewing angles, an LED backlight, a 5 ms response time, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1. Both the 226DXbmid and 236Dbd include D-Sub and DVI connectors, with the former also boasting an HDMI input.

The Viseo displays have a 19 mm profile, a piano black finish, a Full HD (1080p) TN panel, a 5 ms response time, and D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectivity.

I-O Data Readies 19-inch Monitor That's Easy on the Eyes

In an effort to provide better ergonomics, I-O Data has developed a new monitor, a 19-inch model called LCD-AD191SE, which has a built-in function to reduce eye strain. That function works by lowering the intensity of the blue light (in five stages) by up to 60%. The display also has an 'Eco guard' that lowers brightness automatically when the user is not present.

Spec wise, the LCD-AD191SE has an LED-backlit TFT panel with a native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, a 5 ms response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, D-Sub and DVI connectors, and two 1 W built-in speakers. I-O Data's monitor has a three-year warranty and is expected to ship at the end of this month.

Iiyama Unveils the ProLite X2382HS IPS Monitor

Iiyama Japan has kicked off this week by launching a new ProLite Series monitor, the 23-inch X2382HS. This model features an IPS panel with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 178/178-degree viewing angles, an LED backlight, a 5 ms (GTG) response time, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 (5,000,000:1 DCR), and D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectors.

The ProLite X2382HS also has two built-in 2 W speakers, and comes with a three-year warranty. Its price tag stands at 23,800 yen which is about 245 USD.

Corsair Announces Air Series LED High Airflow PC Case Fans

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Air SeriesTM AF120 LED Quiet Edition and Air Series AF140 LED Quiet Edition high airflow PC case fans. The new fans are the only LED fans to use Corsair's award-winning AF series impeller designs to produce higher airflow at lower noise levels. The Air Series LED fans are available in 120mm and 140mm sizes with red, white, blue, or purple LED lighting.

The Air Series LED Quiet Edition high airflow PC case fans are designed with custom-molded, ultra-thin, clear frosted blades with a sleeved bearing system and four vivid LEDs. The result is a visually striking fan which helps users build great looking PCs while delivering outstanding cooling with exceptionally low vibration, noise and turbulence. The fans are ideal for mounting at the rear or top of PC cases to exhaust heat from a PC's CPU, graphics accelerators, and other heat generating components. The Air Series LED fans work equally well as unrestricted intake fans for areas like side panels or bottom intakes.

NEC Intros the MultiSync EA193Mi 19-inch Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the 19-inch EA193Mi display, the latest monitor in its award-winning MultiSync EA Series for enterprise users.

The EA193Mi display is mercury-free and more energy efficient as a result of LED backlighting technology. As such, users experience reduced power consumption, a light-weight chassis and more desktop space. This display features a premium-grade AH-IPS panel, which provides wide viewing angles, outstanding color consistency and image accuracy.

Iiyama Announces the ProLite XB2483HSU 24-Inch Monitor

Iiyama Japan has today unveiled a new ProLite Series monitor, a 24-inch model known as XB2483HSU. Seen below, the display makes use of an AMVA+ panel with 178/178-degree viewing angles, and features LED backlighting, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a response time of 4 ms (G2G), a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 (dynamic contrast ratio is 5,000,000:1), and VGA, DVI and HDMI connectors.

Iiyama's monitor also comes with two built-in 2 W speakers, a 2-port USB hub, and has a stand that allows for swivel, pivot, tilt and height adjustment. The ProLite XB2483HSU is backed by a three-year warranty and costs 27,800 yen (~ 280 USD).

Philips Launches 144 Hz Gaming Monitor

Among the myriad of new products presented by Philips at the current IFA event in Berlin, Germany, there's one in particular that will certainly draw the attention of avid gamers everywhere. The Philips Brilliance 242G5DJEB/75 is a 24 Inch, 144Hz refresh rate monitor targeted at the gaming segment, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Full HD monitor makes use of a TN LCD panel and W-LED back-lighting, it has a 5ms response time (1ms Gray to Gray) and a 170º maximum horizontal viewing angle.

Connectivity wise, the monitor puts at your disposal a VGA port (Analog ), DVI-Dual Link (digital, HDCP), HDMI (digital, HDCP), MHL-HDMI (digital, HDCP), DisplayPort 1.2, USB3.0x4 with 1x fast charger and Smart keypad x 1. The Philips Brilliance 242G5DJEB/75 comes with a wired remote control dubbed SmartKeypad, that enables fast and convenient access to previously saved, personalized gaming presets.

Wortmann Debuts the 2770W 27-Inch IPS Monitor

Wortmann AG has this week launched a new TERRA Series monitor, the 27-inch 2770W. This model makes use of an AH-IPS panel and features an LED backlight, a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 400 cd/m2 brightness, a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1, a 6 ms (G2G) response time, stereo speakers, and VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity.

The TERRA LED 2770W is backed by a two-year warranty and costs €599.

Phanteks Enthoo ATX Full-tower Chassis Now Available

Phanteks are very well known for their high-end cooling solutions, the Dutch design team created some of the best on the market but today we see the debut of their new ATX case the Enthoo Primo. The case sets accessibility and functionality levels of its own.

Dutch designers at Phanteks have created some of the best and most efficient coolers on the market today, well known for their unique looks and colour schemes. Today Phanteks debut their new case to the world, the Enthoo Primo - a case that sets a level of it's own and it's really a monster. When you are dealing with a company that specifically design coolers, you know the capability in a case will be above and beyond. The case has clean and elegant style, refined with aluminium front and top panels along with controllable LED lighting. The stealth interior covers the PSU, HDD and cables along with grommets (modular cable cover) for the most clean and sleek looking system.

Phanteks Also Introduces The New PH-F140SP Series Premium Fans

Phanteks introduces the new PH-F140SP Series premium fans. Two models are set to be released, PH-F140SP_BK and PH-F140SP_BK_LED. The fans are specifically designed to overcome high static pressure, blade deflection, and noise challenges. PH-F140SP also feature 140mm mounting holes and constitute a great case/radiator fan upgrade option for users who want better airflow for their cases and radiators. PH-F140SP_BK_LED comes with 4 LEDs attached, these fans will make any case more aesthetically appealing. The ON/OFF switch allows user to enable or disable the LEDs. PH-F140SP's nine blades with MVB feature produce powerful yet silent downdraft airflow. With the UFB bearing, composed by MOSS and SSC systems, long lifespan and rotation stability are made possible.

The new redeveloped blades in PH-F140SP are angled lower to achieve higher air pressure. The redesigned MVB blades generate better airflow and produces better performance. It improves the balance of airflow and air pressure when used as a case fan. The new nine high pressure MVB blades are precisely angled to generate a silent controlled airflow. The blades produces a downdraft vortex allowing for greater amount of air passage through and reduce airflow turbulence across the surface of the blades, to create significantly better performance and airflow while keeping noise to a minimum.

AOC Unveils New 16-inch Portable USB Monitor with USB 3.0 and DisplayLink

AOC, the worldwide leader in display technology, and DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, announce the new AOC E1659FWU, a sleek and portable 16-inch monitor that receives both power and signal through a single USB 3.0 cable. The monitor easily connects to laptop and desktop computers to provide a quick, simple solution for dual monitor setups, which can increase productivity by up to 50 percent.

Using DisplayLink technology, the AOC 16-inch USB 3.0 Monitor provides portable convenience allowing users to benefit from a second display in the office or home, at meetings and in hotel rooms. The monitor can be easily used almost anywhere - from coffee shops to trains - with the added benefit of not needing to carry heavy AC adapters and power plugs.

Acer C7 Chromebook Line Expanded for Education, Business Customers

Acer America today announced that it has expanded its line of Acer C7 Chromebook models for its commercial customers, including schools and businesses that need reliable, fast and affordable technology for their students and work forces. The two new models both have a fast 16GB Solid State Drives (SSDs), which enhance boot times and access to apps, as well as a 6-cell battery that delivers up to 6-hour battery life for all-day learning and productivity. Customers have the choice of two new models -- the Acer C710-2826 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and the Acer C710-2815 with 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Our new Acer C7 Chromebooks deliver exactly what the K-12 education market and so many businesses require -- solid performance at an affordable price with up to 6-hours of battery life," said Gregg Prendergast, vice president, U.S. Commercial Sales, Acer America. "Acer C7 Chromebooks will help our customers at schools -- students, teachers and administrators -- as well as our business customers, get to work and be productive right away for longer."

EIZO Releases 21" And 19" Square Monitors With LED Backlights

EIZO Corporation today announced the release of one 21.3-inch and two 19-inch square monitors. The 21.3-inch monitor is the FlexScan S2133 and the 19-inch monitors are the FlexScan S1923 and FlexScan S1903. All three monitors come with LED backlights and other energy-saving features making them ideal for large and small offices that require a traditional square design. With its large screen size, the FlexScan S2133 is also suitable for control rooms and CAD (computer-aided design).

All three monitors have LED backlights for low power consumption of 16 watts or less during typical operation and just 0.5 watts in power save mode. They are also easy on the eyes. An ambient brightness sensor called Auto EcoView and a preset mode called Paper mode lower the monitors' brightness and color temperature respectively to reduce the blue light output which can cause eye fatigue.

ASUS Introduces Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor

ASUS announced the Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor, a 29-inch widescreen display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 resolution. The MX299Q features the latest AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) display for rich, vibrant color with 178-degree wide viewing angles, and ASUS SonicMaster audio, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for superlative sound quality with its built-in stereo speakers. It also features an award-winning, simple and elegant sundial-inspired design.

With a display area equivalent to that of two 17-inch (5:4 aspect ratio) monitors placed alongside each other, the ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor has a display area 33% wider than a similar Full HD monitor. The 21:9 aspect ratio gives more room for working with multiple windows side-by-side, removing the need for a secondary desktop monitor. The ultra-wide 2560 x 1080 resolution also means there are no black bars above and below the image when watching widescreen 2.35:1 movies and gamers can also enjoy games in immersive cinematic widescreen.

SHARP to Introduce PN-K322B Touchscreen 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, will introduce a new 32-inch-class (31.5" diagonal) LCD LED monitor, the PN-K322B. The thinnest in its class, this professional-use monitor features a Sharp developed high-sensitivity, high-precision touchscreen and delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) - four times the pixel resolution of Full HD.

As previewed at InfoComm and CE Week earlier this summer, the PN-K322B is Sharp's latest 4K Ultra HD monitor. Its high-precision touchscreen allows accurate onscreen handwriting of fine text and lines, with writing performed via a dedicated touch pen with a pen-tip width of just 2 mm. The display also supports up to 10-point multi-touch operation.

Koolance Launches the EXC-800 Portable 800W Recirculating Liquid Chiller

The new portable liquid chiller from Koolance, dubbed EXC-800, is rated at 800W or 2730 BTU/hr (@25°C liquid & ambient) and it makes use of Koolance's well known PMP-500 pump, with a maximum coolant output from the unit of 11L/min (2.9 gal/min) and 7.5m (24.6ft) of static head. The chiller control is based on one of four configurable temperature methods, including the option to lock liquid to ambient for avoiding condensation, or to an external K-type thermocouple sensor (not included). Along with the local temperatures and user set-point, EXC-800 can report internal coolant flow rate, pump RPM, and condenser fan RPM on a customizable 2-line OLED display. An adjustable relay trigger output on the rear of the unit is available based on temperature. The EXC-800 can be ordered from Koolance's web shop where it is listed at $1400.

I-O Data Intros 27-inch AH-IPS WQHD Monitor

Japanese peripherals maker I-O Data announced the LCD-MF272CGBR, a new 27-inch monitor. Featuring an AH-IPS panel with LED backlighting, it offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD), 178°/178° viewing angles, response time as low as 6.5 ms, and as high as 12.4 ms, 440 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 1,000:1 static contrast ratio. The panel features a contiguous piano-black front that makes it appear bezel-free, a matte-black rear, and a brushed aluminum stand that gives you basic tilt adjustments. It can be removed to reveal VESA wall mounts. Display inputs include dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, and D-Sub. Measuring 650 x 240 x 200 mm (WxDxH), it weighs a little over 7 kg. Slated for late-July, it's expected to go for 79,800 JPY (US $800).

NEC Announces PA242W 24-inch Monitor with GB-R LED Backlight

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the 24-inch MultiSync PA242W-BK color accurate display and color critical PA242W-BK-SV display solution with SpectraViewII calibration software and sensor. The PA242W display is built on a GB-R LED backlight, which provides a wider color gamut and more color control than a conventional white LED backlight.

Suitable for applications where accurate color is necessary such as photography, retouching, video editing and pre-press, the MultiSync PA242W monitor offers a robust design with a fully ergonomic stand for added comfort during use. It also features a 1920 x 1200 resolution and 10-bit wide color gamut LCD panel that provides the accurate, vibrant colors that professionals require.

Stealth Introduces a New Rugged 26" Widescreen, 1080p, LCD Monitor

Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer), a leader in the industrial computer and peripherals market has released a new 26" Panel Mount LCD monitor, featuring a high definition widescreen 16:9 format with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080). The Stealth model SV-2600W-PM is Stealth's largest rugged industrial monitor to date. The LCD is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4/IP65 specifications providing maximum protection from dirty, wet and hostile operating environments. The SV-2600W-PM 26" panel mount monitor was designed utilizing LED backlight technology for optimal energy efficiency while delivering up to 350 Nits (Cd/m2) of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and wide viewing angles of 178. The SV-2600W-PM is well equipped with Capacitive Touch Screen, VGA and DVI-D video input connectors.

IDC Lowers Forecast Growth for PC Monitors While Average Screen Size Increases

Continued decline in demand for PC desktops has led International Data Corporation (IDC) to lower its estimate of PC monitors shipped in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) to 33.8 million units, down from its previous forecast of 34.7 million units for the quarter. In the latest update of the Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, IDC also lowered its total shipment forecast for 2013 from 140.1 million units to 134.4 million units, which will represent a 9.9% year-on-year decline. By 2017, worldwide shipments are expected to drop further to 113.6 million units.

"The continued decline in PC desktops is bringing about changes in strategy and product focus in the PC monitor market," said Jennifer Song, Research Analyst at IDC. "With Windows 8 operating system, we expect to see more touch-based monitors although price points are a little high. Average screen size of the market is also expected to increase to 21.4" in 2017 from 20.4" in 2012."

Genius Announces Zabius LED Gaming Headset

Genius introduces the Zabius, a new universal gaming headset for PC, Max, Xbox 360 and PS3 system. For explosive bass in the battlefield, Zabius features 40mm neodymium drivers. The Cool red led outline illuminates with the bass and makes this headset stand out from all others.

Comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions, Zabius has a special ear cup cushion and headband design that allows for more efficient heat and sweat dissipation. The swivel ear cups and a detachable microphone are both designed for convenient storage and travel. Zabius is the headset with many fantastic features. One could not miss it.

Corsair Expands PC Gaming Peripherals Lineup

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance PC gaming hardware, today announced the addition of four gaming keyboards and two gaming mice to the company's Vengeance and Raptor Gaming lines.

Vengeance K70 Gaming Keyboards - Now with Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue Key Switches. In March, Corsair released the Vengeance K70 fully mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red key switches designed for gamers who prefer a hair trigger key response. To meet the demand of users who prefer a different key feel, Corsair has expanded the K70 line to include two new versions equipped with Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Brown key switches. Both switch types require slightly more finger pressure to trigger and provide a more distinct tactile feel, with the Cherry MX Brown switches providing a less audible click.
Both of the new Vengeance K70 keyboards versions are housed in a rugged, brushed, gun-metal anodized aluminum chassis and have individually programmable blue backlighting for each key. Like all Vengeance K70 keyboards, the new models feature dedicated media keys as well as a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full key rollover and a 1000Hz reporting rate for fast, accurate input for gaming.
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