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Iiyama Rolls Out Pro Lite T2735MSC 27-inch Touch Monitor

Japanese display maker Iiyama rolled out the Pro Lite T2735MSC 27-inch touchscreen monitor. It combines an AMVA (multi-domain vertical alignment) panel made by AU Optronics, with a 10-point multi-touch layer. As a display, the T2735MSC features full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 2 ms response time, 178°/178° viewing angles, 260 cd/m² maximum brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio with dynamic mega-contrast, and display inputs that include DVI, D-Sub, MHL (mobile high-definition link), and HDMI. Its touchscreen component plugs in over USB 2.0. Its stand is designed to be ergonomic, and fit for frequent sliding down to use as touchscreen. Measuring 739 x 127 x 510 mm (WxDxH), it weighs 10.5 kg. Available in Japan soon, the Pro Lite T2735MSC is expected to be priced at 89,800 JPY (US $920).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Buffalo Rolls Out External Blu-ray XL Writers with Optional Power Input

Typical officegoers often don't understand the underlying power distribution with desktop USB hubs, which plug into the computer's rear USB ports, and give out four downstream ports on the desk. When a power-hungry USB device like external HDD or external optical drive is plugged into such downstream ports, it falls short of power, and doesn't work reliably. To address just that, Buffalo rolled out a new line of portable Blu-ray XL writer drives, which give you the flexibility of both bus-only power, and DC power input (referred to by Buffalo as "power boost").

The new BRXL-PC6VU2-C line of portable Blu-ray writers, pictured below, are capable of running bus-powered. If the drive detects it isn't getting enough power from its USB port, it lights up an LED, which prompts you to plug in its AC adapter, which makes up for the power deficit. When bus powered, the drive is limited to low read/write speeds, to keep power draw from the motor low (reliable, prevents write errors). This neat little arrangement makes sure the drive runs smoothly when it's plugged in directly to a computer, and gives you the flexibility of plugging it into a hub. Measuring 145 x 153 x 19 mm (WxDxH), the drive weighs about 340 g. Blu-ray XL 4-layer and 3-layer discs are written at 4X, single- and double-layer Blu-ray at 6X. When bus-powered, it writes all kinds of Blu-ray RE drives at 2X. When "power-boosted," those speeds go up to 6X. DVDs are written at speeds of up to 8X, CDs at 24X. Slated for an early-September launch in Japan, these drives are expected to go for 10,920 JPY (US $112).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Razer Announces Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced at GamesCom its latest audio product, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB gaming headset. Built off the same platform as the analog Razer Kraken Pro headset, dubbed the most comfortable headset in the world, the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset builds on the success of the familiar platform with immersive, customizable 7.1 virtual surround sound and an enhanced digital microphone.

The Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an advanced virtual surround sound engine capable of ultra-low latency audio processing that simulates a 360-degree surround sound experience that is usually achievable only by incorporating more than one positional speaker driver in each ear cup. Driven through Razer's powerful Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, the engine is capable of a high degree of customization, allowing gamers to tweak and specifically position each surround sound channel, boost bass levels and even balance incoming voice audio for astounding aural precision.

Genius Launches SP-HF150 Full-Wood Desktop Speakers

Genius introduces the rich stereo sound in a compact wood design, SP HF150 is a USB powered wooden speaker with four watts of total RMS power, delivering clear vibrant sound and deep bass reverberation. Even with a small package design, SPHF150 produces amazing sound quality and transforms one computer into superb hi-fi stereo sound system. One can use it just about anywhere with the notebook or PC, Simple to set up and control, these speakers make it easy to enjoy the music, movies and games. Just insert the USB plug to a PC/notebook for power and the 3.5 mm audio plug into the music playback device.

Lian Li Announces the PC-V360 M-ATX Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces a new slim brushed aluminum M-ATX chassis with side mounted radiator support, PC-V360. While having a small and slim profile, the PC-V360 allows DIY builders to assemble an enthusiast level system with support for AIO liquid cooling systems. A hinged bracket directly across the CPU allows DIY builders to install a 240mm radiator in the PC-V360. The bracket secured by thumbscrews can be swung open on its hinge to allow for easy access of the internal components. The bracket can also be removed for fan/radiator mounting as well as taken off completely if not being used.

SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps Now Ready for Development

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the completion of the USB 3.1 Specification which adds enhancements to enable SuperSpeed USB to operate at up to 10 Gbps. This latest release of the specification will be available today for download from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) website.

SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps uses a more efficient data encoding and will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables. Compatibility is assured with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols as well as with existing 5 Gbps hubs and devices and USB 2.0 products.

Spire Announces Galex 24G Ergonomic Wireless Mouse

The Galex 24G is one of the latest additions to Spire's input devices. This state of the art mouse is designed ergonomic and functional. The Galex 24G is foldable and light-weight, therefore great for people that travel much and are always on the go. With high browse precision and functionality the Galex 24G is compatible with any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on PC, Laptop or Mobile device. The ergonomic contour en smooth design ensure comfortable and stress free use. Supported with two years manufacturer warranty, the Galex 24G is another powered by innovation product from Spire.

SanDisk Announces New SanDisk Connect Line of Wireless Flash Storage Products

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced SanDisk Connect, a line of wireless flash memory storage devices including the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. These new wireless devices represent the next generation of portable storage, delivering an easier way to access and share content across multiple mobile devices. "Today's consumers own an increasing number of mobile devices and accessing content across them can be a challenge," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "With the new SanDisk Connect product line, we're raising the bar on what consumers can expect from personal storage. We combined the portability of small flash memory storage devices with the convenience of wireless streaming and sharing functionality."

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive provides a convenient and affordable way for consumers with a variety of devices to wirelessly store, share and stream content, across mobile devices and computers. As the smallest wireless USB storage device available to date, the drive allows users to enjoy up to 32GB1 of extra storage for their devices without the need for an Internet connection or cables. Users can simultaneously access photos, movies, music and documents on their drive from multiple devices around the house or on the go, with up to four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge.

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."

Genius Introduces SP-D150 Notebook Speakers

Genius is pleased to announce the launch of SP-D150, a pair of USB-powered cube-shaped speakers, in North America. Now, buyers no longer have to choose between style and sound. These aluminum-finished speakers boast a clean, modern look and feel. Meanwhile, their rich bass and crisp, clear audio will transform notebooks or portable music players into hi-fi stereo systems. The SP-D150 speakers help eliminate clutter, as they only need to be connected to a computer: no other wires or power outlets are needed. The speakers connect through a USB cable and a 3.5mm jack, which means it works PC, Mac, MP3 players, phones and tablets.

Thermaltake Massive 14² Laptop Cooling Pad

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces from the same Massive series, Massive 14² Laptop cooling pad. Built with two 14cm LED fans at the bottom enables laptop cooling capacity pushed to extreme. The ergonomic design of appearance and the most comfortable viewing angle while using are suitable for 17-inch or relative types of laptop.

Samsung Announces U.S. Launch of ATIV Book 9 Lite

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the U.S. launch of the ATIV Book 9 Lite. Taking a page from the celebrated and iconic design of the Book 9 family of PCs, Samsung continues to deliver on the promise of ATIV by offering consumers cuttingedge technology, seamless convergence and unparalleled style in a slim, compact form factor. The sophisticated, yet affordable Book 9 Lite gives users everything they need to stay connected, productive and entertained. It is now available for pre-sale in the U.S. and will be in stores beginning on July 28.

"With the ATIV Book 9 Lite, we created a device that fits the needs of a larger consumer base, while preserving the remarkable design and overall experience delivered by the Book 9 lineage," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "To further streamline the computing experience and offer convenience to users, we built an integrated solution, SideSync, to bring together the mobile and PC ecosystems."

HighPoint Launches the Industry's Fastest USB 3.0 HBA

HighPoint, an industry leading Storage HBA and solutions manufacturer, has launched the industry's fastest 4-Port USB 3.0 HBA - the RocketU 1144C. Powered by four dedicated 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports, a PCI-E 2.0 x4 host interface, plus UASP (USB-attached SCSI protocol) performance-enhancement boost, HighPoint's RocketU 1144C is the industry's fastest USB 3.0 storage controller. The RocketU 1144C is optimized for today's fastest USB 3.0 devices, and is well suited for a wide-range of applications including portable/removable storage, storage expansion, personal media libraries, and backup solutions.

RocketU HBA's can deliver even higher levels of performance when paired with UAS capable storage devices, such as RocketStor USB 3.0 Storage Docks. UASP (USB-attached SCSI protocol) enables USB 3.0 devices to store and process multiple commands in parallel; significantly reducing wait time and streamlining data transfers. The RocketU 1144C's UAS capabilities allow it to fully utilize the PCI-E 2.0 x4 host bus interface and deliver uncompromised transfer bandwidth for UAS capable devices such as USB 3.0 SSD's, hard drives, and enclosures. The speed and efficiency advantages provided by UAS capable devices are ideal for multi-tasking and performance-hungry applications.

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.

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Now in Heat Orange

SteelSeries, the industry leader in competitive gaming peripherals today announced the newest edition of the iconic Siberia headset, the Siberia v2 Heat Orange Edition is now available in North America. The new edition headset glows with orange LED lights on the outside of each ear cup that can be customized to exact user specifications via the SteelSeries Engine. The headset is equipped with large, premium driver units for the loudest and clearest sound while the circumaural earcups are wrapped in soft leather for comfort and increased passive noise reduction. The Siberia v2 Headset is used by competitive players from around the globe, because of the superior audio performance and SteelSeries' signature over-the-head suspension system, which provides an unmatched lightweight, comfort for long game sessions.

"Our Siberia v2 is one of the top-rated, most used and recognized headsets in the video game peripherals market," said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. "We believe in products that provide users with the best in-class technology with features intelligently designed for both form and function. Features like our noise-cancelling microphone and its ability to retract into the earcup when not in use, to the illumination and customization via our SteelSeries Engine software."

Cooler Master Announces CM Storm Havoc Gaming Mouse

CM Storm proudly introduces its newest gaming mouse, the Havoc. This mouse has been crafted for gamers who require surgical precision in a mouse, which makes it ideally for everybody who is competing in eSports. Like on our high-end gaming mouse, the Sentinel Advance II, the CM Storm Havoc is equipped with an Avago 9800 laser sensor that can go up to 8200 high DPI. Sensitivity toggle lets you lower the DPI when using a sniper rifle or make it higher when getting up close and personal with a shotgun.

The 8 buttons have been positioned in very easy to reach locations. These buttons are fully programmable once you downloaded the software from the CM Storm website. So with the Havoc you can pull out a weapon or cast a spell just as quick as you can click. The Havoc feels very comfortable when you are using it. Its natural curve, durable rubber coating, large mouse body and ergonomic design all contribute to an immediate feeling of comfort when you are using the Havoc.

Genius Introduces the F-1000 Arcade Stick

Genius is pleased to announce the release of the F-1000 Arcade Stick. Compatible with PC and PS3, the F-1000 Arcade Stick brings professional level arcade-control of the latest games to gamers in their living room. With an arcade-style 8-button layout, and 4-axis ball-handled joystick the F-1000 Arcade Stick, gives modern gamers the more precise control that an arcade layout provides - helping them take their gaming to the next level.

In addition to the Select and Start buttons, the F-1000 boasts 13 buttons, including a Turbo button. 12 of the buttons correspond to buttons on a standard Playstation 3 controller, and have markings showing which button they correspond to. This makes the F-1000 an excellent option for gamers who want to make the transition from a standard Playstation 3 controller to an arcade stick.

Super Talent Introduces Ram Disk Series USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the introduction of the Ram Disk USB. With sequential read scores of up to 4041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5388 MB/s, the Ram Disk is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The Ram Disk uses your computer's free RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. This USB also transfers the files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later.

"We are excited to release the RamDisk USB. This product can improve the productivity of those who work with large files and programs by harnessing the power of their system's RAM to deliver transfer speeds of over 4,000 MB/s." -Abraham Ma, CEO Super Talent Technology. The Ram Disk is as portable as a regular USB, giving the user the freedom to take their work anywhere. The Ram Disk provides the power of increased productivity through its incredible speed abilities, which can be many times faster than a SSD. This drive is especially suited for creative professionals. The Ram Disk is an ideal drive for anyone seeking a speedy drive with great performance.

Thermaltake Intros Allways Control Notebook Cooler

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the newest upgrade on life style notebook cooler -Sleek and compact, the Thermaltake Allways Control Notebook Cooler is the new functional laptop accessory. Dual, adjustable 7cm fans and an aluminum faceplate keep user's laptop cool while rubber pads hold the laptop securely above with bottom supports allowing for the laptop at an incline or flat set up. With specific fan direction controllers designed, user can manually control the air flow towards various angles and different directions. It is completely USB powered and even features 4 USB ports, perfect for multiple devices connection.

Creative Introduces the Sound Blaster EVO Series Headsets

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR and Sound Blaster EVO Zx - the world's first wireless headsets that utilize a built-in multi-core Sound Blaster SB-Axx1 processor for enhancement and customization of audio quality for playback of music, movies and games and for voice communications.

The audio-enhancing capabilities of the Sound Blaster EVO ZxR and Sound Blaster EVO Zx fill a dire need in an age where mobile device users tolerate the sound quality from compressed sources of audio played on smart devices - such as MP3 files, YouTube and other video sharing sources, streamed music or mobile games - as a primary source of entertainment on-the-go.

Zalman ZM-M40IR Gaming Mouse Pictured

Zalman showed off its newest high-end gaming mouse, the ZM-M40IR. Pictured below in two designs, the mouse features an ambidextrous design with seven buttons, a scroll-wheel, and on-the-fly resolution adjustment. Under the hood are Omron-made switches with good tactile feedback, and Avago A5050 optical sensor (up to 1,350 cpi resolution), braided sleeved-cable, and gold-plated USB connector.

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.

Rosewill Micro RK9000 Keyboard Keeps it Simple

Talk about a simple and space-saving keyboard! The Micro RK9000 from Rosewill is a super-compact yet sturdy mechanical keyboard for gamers. The keyboard only features the main cluster of conventional keyboards, with just 66 keys, but some of them double up as function keys with a macro button pressed or activated. The keyboard is said to use an unknown Cherry MX switch, a sturdy fiberglass PCB, USB and PS/2 connectivity (over adapters), and a silvery brushed-aluminum body.

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.

ASUS Announces New PCs with Latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors

ASUS today announced four new desktop PCs with the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors for high-performance productivity and entertainment. The G10 and M51 are stylish, floor-standing PCs; while the ET2311 and ET2702 are slimline All-in-One PCs with 23-inch and 27-inch widescreen displays, respectively. All four models also feature powerful NVIDIA and AMD discrete 3D graphics, with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for incredible sound quality.

The ASUS G10 and ASUS M51 are designed for fuss-fee operation with flexible support for mobile devices. Both models feature the ASUS Smart Cooling System with automatic fan speed control for optimum cooling and reduced noise, and ASUS Power Pack, a removable UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that also acts as a portable battery pack for recharging smartphones and tablets. Both models also include the ASUS Universal Storage Module (USM) hot-swap drive bay with an industry-standard interface for optional cartridge-based hard drives.

Both the G10 and M51 are housed in floor-standing tower cases with all-new designs. The G10 has clean, chiseled lines with a brushed metal finish and indicator LEDs that reflect the state of attached external USB storage devices, while the M51 has a matte finish with a textured fascia that resists fingerprints. The M51 also features an ASUS Wireless Charger tray for wireless recharging of smartphones and tablets that support the Qi inductive power standard.
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