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Creative Announces the iRoar Smart Speaker

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative iRoar Intelligent Portable Bluetooth Speaker System. This compact multipurpose iRoar represents the next step in the evolution of portable speakers -- with its audio performance, expandability, intelligent audio processing, personalization and a collaborative open platform that allows for value-added third-party add-ons. And, it is twice as powerful as the original Sound Blaster Roar and has a huge 20-hour battery life. The Creative iRoar has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree product in the Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories category. The speaker will be showcased at CES 2016 -- the world's largest consumer electronics show.

At the heart of the Creative iRoar's intelligence is the powerful, flexible and programmable multi-core floating point SB-Axx1 processor. It is responsible for all the audio and voice enhancement, and proprietary effect processing, as well as an open platform that allows users to customize the behaviour of the speaker. The built-in processor also allows the iRoar to function as a high-end sound card.

Creative Releases the Sound Blaster Roar Pro

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster Roar Pro -- a powerful compact Bluetooth Speaker made for audio entertainment and professional usage as a wireless personal PA system (public address system) when used with the optional wireless Creative iRoar Mic. The Sound Blaster Roar Pro is the first in the all new professional series of speakers by Creative and comes in exclusive Matte Black.

Compared to the Sound Blaster Roar Classic, the Sound Blaster Roar Pro features improved drivers for more refined audio performance, a longer battery-life of up to 10 hours, and a slideswitch that allows users to select different audio profiles (Warm, Neutral, and Energetic). "Creative's all new Roar Professional Series of speakers are designed to deliver powerful audio for personal entertainment on the go, and at the same time, double-up as powerful productivity tools when used to address groups of people at work, in classrooms, or in camps," said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Audio at Creative.

Creative Intros Sound BlasterX G5 71 HDA Portable Sound Card and Headphone Amp

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the availability in the U.S., as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX G5, a 7.1 HD audio portable sound card with built-in headphone amplifier. The Sound BlasterX G5 is an external sound card that comes with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated SBX Pro Studio enhanced audio and transforms even basic stereo into 3D positional surround sound on your headset. The Sound BlasterX G5 also supports multi-channel content, delivering true 7.1 audio for ultra-realistic surround sound.

Built with precision audiophile components, the Sound BlasterX G5 is also a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC and headphone amplifier with 2.2 ohm output impedance for high fidelity playback -- driving studio-grade headphones up to 600 ohms and sensitive in-ear monitors. The illuminated volume control knob and dedicated SBX and Scout Mode buttons also allow for quick volume or audio adjustments during gaming sessions.

Creative Also Unveils the Outlier Bluetooth MP3 Headphones

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Outlier, a powerful feature-rich Bluetooth MP3 headphones with changeable colorful acoustic rings. The headphone is specially designed for urban commuters and health enthusiasts who want to enjoy their music indoors or outdoors, with or without their smartphones. Creative Outlier is extremely lightweight -- weighing just 3.28 oz (93 g) -- and will fit easily into just about any rucksack, tote bag or attaché case. The headphone also comes with useful features for health enthusiasts such as the Pacer Mode to keep track of lap or workout timings.

When worn, the lightweight headphone is designed for comfort and durability -- it features an extremely flexible and durable headband construction with soft protein leatherette ear cushions. Customized for Creative Outlier, these soft ear cushions fit snugly on the ears for all day comfort.

Creative Also Announces Sound BlasterX P5 Gaming Headset

Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015, as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX P5, a High-performance In-ear Gaming Headset. As a smaller and lighter headset solution with far superior noise isolation, the Sound BlasterX P5 is built with two custom-tuned, high-sensitivity 7 mm FullSpectrum drivers with port tubes for deep clean bass and clear highs, and a high-performance omni-directional inline microphone optimized for vocal capture.

Unlike other bass heavy in-ear gaming headsets, its well balanced audio signature offers a wide, layered soundstage with rapid response, giving gamers tactical advantage through the distinct ability to perceive cues, depth and location accurately. It is tuned to enhance the listening experience and not to overwhelm, allowing gamers to experience an amazing level of detail while being immersed in the gaming experience for extended hours without listening fatigue. The Sound BlasterX P5 sets the new audiophile in-ear standard for gaming while delivering powerful sound even at low volumes.

Creative Also Announces Sound BlasterX G5: 7.1 External Sound Card and Amplifier

Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015 , as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX G5, a 7.1 HD audio external sound card with built-in headphone amplifier. The Sound BlasterX G5 is an external sound card that comes with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated SBX Pro Studio enhanced audio and transforms even basic stereo into 3D positional surround sound on your headset. The Sound BlasterX G5 also supports multi-channel content, delivering true 7.1 audio for ultra-realistic surround sound.

Built with precision audiophile components, the Sound BlasterX G5 is also a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC and headphone amplifier with 2.2 ohm output impedance for high fidelity playback -- driving studio-grade headphones up to 600 ohms and sensitive in-ear monitors. The illuminated volume control knob and dedicated SBX and Scout Mode buttons also allow for quick volume or audio adjustments during gaming sessions.

Creative Announces Sound BlasterX H7: Professional HD 7.1 Headset

Creative Technology Ltd today announced at Gamescom 2015, as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX H7, a premium ultra high-performance high definition 7.1 Surround USB Gaming Headset. Made for the discerning gamer, the flagship product in the new Sound BlasterX line, the Sound BlasterX H7, combines comfort and durability with the best audio performance available. The headset supports USB connectivity for high definition lossless digital audio which includes 7.1 surrround sound for immersive gaming.

Every detail of the product design was scrutinized based on feedback from pro-gamers as well as features that are in demand in the market. Two of the most important features for a gaming headset are durability and comfort. At its core, the Sound BlasterX H7 features a simplified design: less parts means less weight, and the highly flexible, single-piece reinforced steel band bends all the way around the head for a precise, comfortable fit. The earcups are lined with plush, replaceable protein leather/memory foam cushions to ensure lasting comfort and a perfect seal against unwanted ambient noise, and are connected to the headband with lightweight flexible aluminium brackets.

Creative Unveils the ROAR 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Creative Technology Ltd., today announced the launch of a brand new variant of the critically acclaimed Sound Blaster Roar portable Bluetooth wireless speaker − the smaller, lighter, sexier Sound Blaster Roar 2. The all new Sound Blaster Roar 2 portable Bluetooth wireless speaker retains the same 5 speaker drivers, electrical design, and
battery life as the Classic Sound Blaster Roar − but is now 20% smaller and 10% lighter. And it is available in black or white. Encased in a stylish sleek housing that exudes the understated sophistication of a well-designed audio instrument, the smaller-lighter-sexier Sound Blaster Roar 2 continues to impress, whether it is used at the office, in a designer home, or at a party.

MSI Unleashes 990FXA GAMING Socket AM3+ Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the world's first USB 3.1 featured AMD GAMING motherboard, the 990FXA GAMING. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

Inheriting the outstanding DNA of MSI's award winning GAMING family, the new MSI AM3+ 990FXA GAMING motherboard features Killer LAN for the best online GAMING experience, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 for astonishing sound quality that gives you the upper hand on the battlefield, USB Audio Power and a completely new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance. Get ready for high-end AMD GAMING with MSI.

Creative Unveils Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition

Creative Technology Ltd today unveiled a limited edition of its latest Sound Blaster X7 at CES 2015. Recently named a double 2015 CES Innovations Awards Honoree in both the 'Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories' and 'Computer Hardware and Components' categories, the feature-packed Sound Blaster X7 which is an ultra high-resolution external USB DAC and powerful audio amplifier now comes in an exclusive pearl white color, includes a 144W power adapter that is capable of delivering up to 100W output to passive speakers, and has a very low headphone amplifier output impedance of 1 ohm to effortlessly drive even the more sensitive in-ear monitors (IEMs) on the market.

The Sound Blaster X7, showcasing at the 2015 International CES, is designed to connect with a range of gaming and entertainment systems as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster audio solution with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and a powerful 100W audio amplifier. It provides a superior, pure and lossless listening experience for games, music and movies -- meeting the most discerning demands of audiophile listeners and enthusiast gamers alike.

Creative Reveals the Sound Blaster X7

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster X7, its most powerful and technologically advanced audio solution to date. Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative's renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications, coupled with a whole slew of advanced features to cover all aspects of usage on different platforms.

Designed to connect with a whole range of gaming and entertainment systems, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and 100 W-capable audio amplifier. The result: the clearest, most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies.

Creative Unveils the Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Creative Technology Ltd today launched the Sound Blaster E5 - Flagship of the "Sound Blaster E-Series", and a new audio solution for USB DAC and headphone amplifier. Boasting audiophile-grade specifications and components, the Sound Blaster E5 is designed to deliver bit-perfect audio, allowing mobile users to experience audio as the artists intended.

The new flagship product is an extension of Sound Blaster's E-Series line of compact portable USB audio solutions. Launched in May 2014, the Sound Blaster E-Series includes the Sound Blaster E1 and Sound Blaster E3.

Creative Introduces the SB Inferno Gaming Headset

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative SB Inferno gaming headset for PC, Mac, mobile gaming and PS4.

The Creative SB Inferno represents the best audio for serious PC, Mac, smart device gamers as well as PS4. The headset's 40 mm full spectrum Neodymium drivers deliver powerful audio, while its plush earpads and lightweight headband provide excellent comfort. Furthermore, the headset's detachable microphone with an easily accessible in-line volume control makes it a perfect headset for gaming, as well as for music entertainment and voice communication.

MSI Gaming All-in-One PCs Launch in the US

MSI Computer Corp, a leading high-end manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils their full line-up of the world's first and most powerful gaming All-in-One computers, including the NVIDIA GTX 880M powered 27" AG270with speakers & amplifier empowered by Yamaha, and the ultra-slim 24" AG240 and 22" AG220.

"MSI's squadron of gaming AIOs takes gaming to the next level and outperforms any other unit on the market," says Andy Tung, CEO of MSI Pan America. "The state of the art components shreds gaming benchmarks, delivers an immersive gaming experience and is hands down the most superb combination of style and performance."

GIGABYTE Also Unveils the P15F v2 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE announced the all-new 15.6" gaming laptop P15F v2, featuring a gaming-level discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (scoring P4637 in 3DMark 11) and power-efficient 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor for an all-round gaming performance. Its dual storage supports rapid SSD and spacious HDD for ultimate processing efficiency and storage convenience. The 1080p Full HD matte anti-glare display renders stunning visuals while Sound Blaster Cinema sound quality optimization technology creates an immersive audio experience. Coming in quality matte black finish, P15F v2 blends an extra bit of sleekness into its angular diamond lines, turning this gaming machine into a great partner for daily computing.

Striking a perfect balance between online gaming and smart office, the P15F v2 caters to value seekers who weigh performance as much as practicality.

GIGABYTE Unleash 9 Series G1 Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, launched today its latest 9 series G1 Gaming motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset with support for the latest Intel 4th and 5th generation Core processors. The new G1 Gaming motherboards are packed with absolutely everything you'll need to build an uncompromising, high-performance gaming PC.

The GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards deliver a range of exciting features such as the GIGABYTE's Amp-Up Audio and several other advanced technologies for serious gamers and audiophiles, including the world's first onboard OP-Amp socket. Additionally, the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller offers enhanced online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

MSI Launches 26 New Intel H97 and Z97 Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its new line of Intel Z97 and H97 based motherboards are now available. With a choice of no less than 26 new models including Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX models, MSI motherboards are the best choice of millions of gamers, overclockers, pc enthusiasts and businesses world-wide and this number grows every day. Signifying its capabilities and design the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC is the culmination of overclocking know-how and technology and the flagship of MSI's OC motherboards. This year the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC already broke the 7GHz mark and is awarded the COMPUTEX 2014 d&i award. MSI's Z97 GAMING lineup features completely new models with the breath-taking Z97 GAMING 9 AC at the gamers' choice, featuring the best on-board gaming audio ever with Xtreme Audio DAC and Audio Boost 2. Supporters of MSI's classic black and blue colors can look forward to new models like Z97S SLI PLUS that combines good looks with plenty of features at a competitive price point. People looking to upgrade now can rest assured that future 4th and 5th Intel socket 1150 based processors will be supported on MSI Z97 and H97 motherboards.

Creative Launches the Sound Blaster E Series USB Audio Solutions

Creative Technology Ltd today launched an all-new series of small but powerful USB audio solutions for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets -- The Sound Blaster E Series. Consisting of the Sound Blaster E3 and the Sound Blaster E1, the Sound Blaster E Series builds upon the popularity of the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!Pro. They utilize USB plug-and-play connectivity to provide PC, and now even Mac users, with access to a powerful USB audio experience through real-time advanced audio processing.

Top audio quality is ensured even on smartphones and tablets through the Sound Blaster E Series' high SNR levels and 600Ω headphone amplifiers that supply more power than a standard headphone jack. The Sound Blaster E3 can also function as a high performance USB DAC for selected smartphones and tablets, and users can alternatively enjoy high quality wireless audio by pairing with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.

ECS Announces Z97-MACHINE High-end LGA1150 Motherboard

The all-new ECS L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE brings together numerous features and advantages demanded by hardcore PC gamers. It uses the new Intel Z97 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including Intel's new 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors CPU i7, i5, i3, Z97-MACHINE also ships with Pro Gaming Performance features, thanks to Extreme Audio combo with ESS SABRE Premier DAC and Sound Blaster Cinema 2, Hybrid Power module design, dual graphic and native 4K support, latest M.2 Expansion for SSD, Intel Ethernet gigabit LAN optimization for gaming, and a high quality, extreme tested all components platform and design that is unmatched in the industry.

As a member of the L337 Gaming motherboard family, the Z97-MACHINE benefits from a legacy of ECS's gamer-friendly design. From start to finish, this motherboard aims to enable better, more enjoyable gaming on PC at a great starting price for players looking for great performance at an even better value.

MSI Announces AG220 and AG240 All-in-One PCs

MSI, prominent developer in gaming technology, is once again leading the way by releasing the new AG220 and AG240 as the successors to its AG2712A that won the CES Innovation Award this year. The AG220 and AG240 are 21.5" and 23.6" Full HD All-in-One PCs that support MSI's industry-leading Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies. Both AG220 and AG240 come with touch and non-touch displays and are based on Intel's latest Haswell platform with support for quad-core processors. The PCs also feature NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 860M gamer-grade discrete graphics card and Killer game networking accelerator favored by professional gamers. Additionally, they come with speakers by Yamaha and the all new Headset Master technology to easily switch between headset and speaker audio output.

MSI Announce GS70 Stealth Pro Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M

MSI, the leading gaming computer innovator and manufacturer, now announce the upgraded version of GS70 Stealth gaming notebook. With the cutting-edge designed and featured lethal arsenal components, it's been the world-wild award winner of stylish gaming laptop since it launched in 2013. In 2014, what interested the market was not only the latest generation of Intel Core i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics, but also equipped with the exclusive Super Raid 2 technology, Killer Networking and SteelSeries full color gaming keyboard with SSE. The ultra-thin and light exterior appearance and blush aluminum chassis, measuring less than 22 mm thick and weighting only 2.66 kg, the GS70 is definitely the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch ultra mobile gaming solution.

Eric Kuo, vice president of global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, pointed out that the innovative GS70 Stealth features the new generation of enthusiast GTX 870M discrete graphics card and hot new ultra-high speed solid state hard drive with 3x M.2 interface comes optional to give the system read/write speeds in excess of 1500 MB/s. MSI gaming notebooks are the top choice for top gamers around the world (Top player, top choice!). What's more, the SteelSeries keyboard, designed specifically for the professional gamers in mind, offers better feel and durability than any other keyboard on any other type of laptop out there. These laptops offer a wide range of other envelope pushing features, including the high speed Killer Gaming Networking chip and Audio Boost headset sound enhancement technology, at a reasonable price, making these dream machines for the extreme gamer.

MSI Unleashes New GT Dominator and GE Apache Gaming Notebooks

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the devastatingly powerful GT Dominator and performance driven GE Apache gaming notebooks.

MSI's new GT Dominator and GE Apache lineups are now equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M Series Graphics, 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Killer Gaming Networking, SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard with customization engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster. Available in 17-inch and 16-inch, the GT Dominator and GE Apache offers both professional and amateur gamers unmatched mobile gaming performance.

MAINGEAR Debuts Refreshed Pulse 14 Notebook

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations, has made considerable upgrades to the Pulse 14 high performance ultraportable notebook and is unparalleled in its class and size for PC gamers and PC enthusiasts who do not want to sacrifice speed or performance on the go.

The MAINGEAR Pulse 14 combines a unique laptop design featuring the latest mobile technology with Intel's 4th Generation Core processors that delivers the perfect combination of performance, power efficiency, and portability. The Pulse 14 also utilizes the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M graphics processing unit with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory to deliver tremendous 3D gaming capabilities. All of this power and performance is wrapped up in a svelte lightweight gaming laptop 14" package with an IPS-class AHVA 1080p resolution display, the perfect resolution for the included GPU to allow for high levels of detail, geometry, and texture resolution in the latest and most demanding PC games.

Creative Launches the Sound Blaster Roar Portable Wireless Speaker

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster Roar, a new concept, 5-driver portable wireless speaker. Designed to rival existing home stereo systems, it is a heavyweight contender in the wireless speaker market that delivers amazingly powerful, precision-tuned, high fidelity sound from a compact and portable booklet size.

The launch follows a highly successful sneak preview at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, with the Sound Blaster Roar receiving very positive comments from members of the press and the general public.

Creative Previews the Sound Blaster Roar Wireless Speaker

Creative Technology Ltd at CES 2014 previewed a heavyweight contender in the wireless speaker market - the Sound Blaster Roar delivers amazingly powerful, precision-tuned, high fidelity sound from a compact, portable booklet size. A product of years of research in speaker design and technology, the speaker represents the pinnacle of portable wireless audio, and marks the redefinition of the home stereo market.

With a sleek metallic finish, measuring only 7.9 x 2.2 x 4.5 inch and weighing less than 2.5 lbs, the Sound Blaster Roar packs a punch in audio performance. Beyond its astounding audio performance, the Sound Blaster Roar also comes with several useful features, such as speakerphone teleconferencing, a microSD slot for MP3/WMA/WAV playback and audio recording, a siren, Bedtime Mode and Life Saver Mode.
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