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Microsoft Launches the Surface Precision Mouse for $99.99

Microsoft today launches the Surface Precision Mouse. Designed for exceptional accuracy, comfort, and control, the new mouse helps you stay in your flow with flawless scrolling and three customisable buttons. Boasting an ergonomic shape, the mouse allows for either wired or Bluetooth connection and can work and switch seamlessly up to three different PCs. The Surface Precision Mouse is available for purchase now from the Microsoft store for $99.99. Special pricing is also available for eligible students, parents and teachers.

Corsair Launches Wireless Version of the K63 Tenkeyless, Cherry MX Red Keyboard

Corsair has launched a revised version of their K63 tenkeyless keyboard. The revised version brings with it support for wireless connection protocols (Bluetooth 4.2 (2.4 GHz and 128-bit AES wireless encryption), which means that users will now have one less wire running from their desk to their PC. In another bid to differentiate this revision from the wired one is that the per-key red LED lighting in the wired K63 has been replaced with blue LED illumination for this wireless version - another way for consumers not to be confused and know exactly which keyboard to buy. Corsair is also giving users who prefer it the option to go wired via a USB connection, however.

Other features include a 1,000 Hz poll rate, N key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting capabilities. There's also support for Corsair's "Utility Engine". The 91 keys (with the same Cherry MX Red switches as found on the wired K63) fit into a W 366 mm x 173 mm x H 41 mm frame, and the unit weighs about 1.09 kg. This model is compatible with the Lapdog solution, if that's something you care about, and should be available around the $109 mark.

Plantronics Introduces the Voyager 6200 UC Bluetooth Neckband Headset

Plantronics, an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today introduced Voyager 6200 UC, the company's latest addition to its flagship Voyager family of enterprise headsets. The new neckband wearing style features Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a boomless design with comfort-fit earbuds, active noise cancellation (ANC) and integration with major unified communications (UC) applications. With the addition of Voyager 6200 UC to its line-up, Plantronics is now offering professionals the widest range of stereo Bluetooth devices with ANC of any vendor in market.

"Accommodating individual employee workstyles is becoming increasingly important, especially when it comes to retaining millennial and Gen Y talent," said Alaa Saayed, ICT Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "By offering a wide choice of headsets and letting people choose their preference, IT and line of business managers can create a solid win-win scenario; optimizing the UC and collaboration experience overall for the company, and engendering goodwill with highly valuable personnel."

AZIO Now Shipping Bluetooth version of the AZIO Retro Classic

AZIO, a well-known keyboard manufacturer, has started shipping a Bluetooth version of its well-received Retro Classic Keyboard. Originally released via a Indiegogo funding campaign as a way to increase the product's visibility, AZIO has now put a few more dollars into the keyboards' development, and included a Bluetooth model. Not so retro now, I'd say, as wires are part of a retro product's flair.

QNAP Officially Releases Cinema28, a Multi-zone Multimedia Application

QNAP Systems Inc. today officially released Cinema28, a multi-zone multimedia application that allows for single-interface management of multimedia playback, streaming, and more. Cinema28 turns a QNAP NAS into a multimedia hub that provides greater convenience for users to stream media files to connected devices throughout every corner of their home.

In addition to continuous development in storage-related applications, QNAP also strives to provide home users with a greater home entertainment experience. The new Cinema28 app integrates the streaming functionalities of QNAP's existing applications (including Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station) into a single app, allowing users to centrally manage all of the media files on their NAS and linked storage devices. No matter where the playback devices (including PC, smart TV, and mobile devices) are located, users can simply drag-and-drop files or playlists onto them for direct playback.

Audio-Technica Revealed QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT Wireless Headphones at CES 2018

At CES 2018 Audio-Technica debuted its ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones, which feature the company's latest advancements in ANC technology to deliver superior noise-cancelling performance and audio quality, along with improved wireless convenience. The ATH-ANC700BT wireless headphones with Bluetooth technology employ a newly-developed active noise cancellation system that operates in a wider frequency range in the low through mid range frequencies than typical ANC designs, and provides a greater degree of noise cancellation. The ATH-ANC700BT also provides improved isolation for better cancellation outside the active range. This enables the headphones to have much more effective noise-cancelling performance by responding to and cancelling a wider range of outside noise.

In addition, the headphones' microphones are mounted behind the driver diaphragm. In standard ANC headphones, the mics are mounted in a location where they can unintentionally pick up some of the generated noise-cancelling signal, which is then reprocessed in a feedback loop and can limit noise reduction performance. The ATH-ANC700BT eliminates this issue by placing the ANC mics behind the driver diaphragm, which provides better noise cancellation along with improved audio quality.

Ducky Teases 'Blade Air' Keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Switches

German switch maker Cherry officially announced their MX Low Profile RGB switches at CES 2018 a few days ago. Ducky Channel also seized this opportunity to promote their upcoming Ducky Blade Air mechanical keyboard which features the new low profile switches. Thanks to the slim design, the Ducky Blade Air stands just 22 mm tall, but boasts a full feature set that includes various RGB lighting modes, customizable LED zones, USB N-key rollover support, floating keycap design, Doubleshot keycaps, and macro support. The Ducky Blade Air allows consumers to connect the keyboard to their computers using an old-school USB cable or via a wireless Bluetooth connection. The keyboard works in a Windows or Mac environment, as well as with Android and iOS mobile devices.

beyerdynamic Reveals Their Upcoming Audio Products at CES 2018

beyerdynamic, popular German audio equipment manufacturer, showcased some of their latest wireless audio products at their CES booth. The Amiron Wireless and Aventho Wireless are both on-ear headphones that make use of Bluetooth 4.2. The controls are touch-based and are integrated into the right earcup. In terms of battery life, the headphones should last around 30 hours on a single charge. The Xelentho Wireless was the only in-ear Bluetooth headset present. This model features an ergonomic casing with molded eartips, silver-plated cables, universal 3-button remote, and an aluminium battery casing. All three siblings are supported by beyerdynamic's MIY app which allows users to personalize the audio to their linking.

AZiO Shows Off New Peripherals at CES 2018

We visited AZiO's booth to get a sneak peek of their upcoming products. First up, we got a glimpse of their Atom, Aventa, and Bluetooth Retro Classic mice. The AZiO Atom is an ambidextrous RGB gaming mouse which is available in black or white. It boasts a 280-degree surround RGB lighting system with onboard control. The Atom features an anti-slip surface finish to provide users with a better grip and a Pixart 3360 optical sensor for dead-accurate precision. The Aventa, on the other hand, sports a more aeronautic exterior with a Zinc alloy exoskeletal frame complemented by an ergonomic hand grip. Both the scroll wheel and 3D logo possess RGB backlighting. The Aventa utilizes the exact same sensor as the Atom. Lastly, the Retro Classic is built with a metal frame with bolts and makes use of a refined leather and plastic interchangeable surface.

AZiO also had some interesting keyboards on display as well. The MGK Ultra is the company's latest RGB backlit gaming mechanical keyboard. It's available with Cherry MX Blue, Red, Brown, or Silver switches. This keyboard features a full RGB backlit control which doesn't require the use of software. The lighting is separated into two independent zones. The interchangeable top plate is made of bulletproof Kevlar and exotic carbon fiber material, and the spacious palm rest is magnetic. An integrated USB 3.0 hub and audio ports are also present on the keyboard.

Razer Launches New Nommo Speaker Line

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a new speaker line for PCs, the Razer Nommo and Nommo Pro. The Nommo Pro is a no- compromise, THX Certified, 2.1 speaker system with Dolby Virtual Speaker technology for gaming immersion. The Razer Nommo a 2.0 speaker system is a price-performing alternative for balanced, full-range sound.

The Nommo speaker range was engineered to aid gamers with sensing environmental factors. The entire range features accurate positional audio using true left and right stereo imaging to help ensure gamers know exactly where sounds are coming from for quicker more accurate response. Additionally the Nommo Pro features Independent Tweeters for enhanced highs to catch minute details in gaming audio.

Sennheiser Introduces the CX 6.00BT Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

At CES 2018, audio specialist Sennheiser introduces the CX 6.00BT, new Bluetooth in-ear headphones that let you enjoy brilliant sound on the go. The CX 6.00BT features ear-canal earbuds joined by a cable around the neck - a lightweight design that is compact yet robust and provides superior fit and comfort. Powered by Sennheiser's high-quality proprietary speaker system, the CX 6.00BT delivers clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm apt-X, it is possible to enjoy this uncompromised wireless audio performance to the full. Qualcomm apt-X Low Latency compatibility also enhances gaming or video viewing by keeping the audio transmission perfectly in sync with the visuals.

"We have created the CX 6.00BT to deliver everything you need to enjoy excellent sound on the go," said Nan Chen, Product Manager at Sennheiser. "Thanks to the latest wireless technologies you can enjoy this unspoilt audio experience with the flexibility of supremely compact, lightweight and comfortable Bluetooth headphones."

ZOTAC Pico PI226 Puts is a Slick Mini PC that Challenges NUCs

At its 2018 CES booth, ZOTAC showed off its smallest mini-PC to date, the Pico PI226. This mini PC is barely bigger than a portable hard drive, but packs a proper Intel x86_64 machine that can run Windows 10. It packs an Intel Celeron N4000-series processor with 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC storage, which can be expanded by up to 256 GB with a microSDXC card. Connectivity includes an HDMI 1.4 display output (via a USB type-C to HDMI dongle that's included); two USB 3.0 type-C ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (up to 896 Mbps), and Bluetooth 4.1.

JBL Announces Everest Headphones Optimized for Google Assistant

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of the JBL Everest 710GA, 310GA and 110GA. The around-ear, on-ear and in-ear premium wireless headphones combine legendary JBL Pro Audio Sound with built-in Google Assistant.

After an easy setup on Bluetooth enabled smartphones and tablets, the JBL Everest GA headphones, along with the Google Assistant, are ready to provide easy and quick assistance, whenever and wherever it's needed. Now featuring the Google Assistant, users can take full control of their music experience with the use of voice control and receive notifications without needing to look at their smartphone or tablet. To access the Google Assistant, download the Assistant on your phone, connect the headphone and then simply touch the sensors located on the ear cup. Once activated, listeners can control volume, get access to meetings and events, and enjoy tracks on-the-go by stating simple phrases like, "volume up/down," "tell me about my day" or "play pop music."

Creative Reveals Their High-Performance Outlier Black Bluetooth Headphones

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Outlier Black. The high-performance Bluetooth headphones personify the perfect fusion of impressive audio performance and the stylish aesthetic of modern-day fashion.

Black, Bold, Beautiful
Unapologetically bold and inspired by the functional minimalist aesthetics found in today's streetwear apparel and sneaker collections, the Creative Outlier Black fits stylishly into the active urbanite's lifestyle: whether it's walking around town, working on a laptop at a cafe, running to catch a bus, or the daily urban commute on the subway. Exuding the powerful presence of a well-engineered piece of acoustic engineering, the Outlier Black makes a fashion statement without trying too hard.

TwoEyes Tech Shows Off Their 3D 360-Degree VR Camera

TwoEyes Tech is a startup that has developed a binocular 360-degree field-of-view VR camera that captures images using two pairs of fisheye lenses arranged 65 millimeters apart, just like the eyes of a human, thus allowing for a more comfortable VR experience. TwoEyes Tech, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, made sure that the VR images it produces mirrors human eyesight by taking the standard distance between human eyes into consideration when capturing the images. As a result, the images show a three-dimensional representation of the world as people see it. In only one filming session, the VR camera captures 360-degree 3D video that can be viewed on VR headsets, smartphones, computer monitors, and 3D TVs. The videos, in full HD, 3D, and red-cyan mode, can be converted from and into 180-degree and 360-degree content, meaning that a single recording can be converted into six different types of content.

Moreover, filming with the camera is quite easy. When held horizontally, the camera records in binocular mode; when held vertically, it records in monocular mode. The recordings it produces can be viewed immediately on a smartphone or uploaded to social media.

LG's 2018 Speaker Lineup Combines Great Sound with Artificial Intelligence

LG Electronics (LG) at CES 2018 is showcasing superior, clearer and smarter lineup of premium audio products that promises to change the way people think about home speakers. New for 2018 is Meridian Audio's advanced high performance audio technology to deliver more natural and warm sound. From immersive Dolby Atmos soundbars to portable Bluetooth speakers and its latest artificial intelligence (AI) speaker , LG has something for every music and movie lover.

Sound All Around and Above
LG's new SK10Y soundbar delivers 550W of powerful output and supports 5.1.2 channels by harnessing the power of Dolby Atmos technology. A unique aspect of the technology is that unique "sound objects" can be precisely placed anywhere in a three-dimensional space for an immersive sound from all directions, including the ceiling, which enhances realism and the effect of being in the middle of the action. To create such powerful, textured sound, the SK10Y is equipped with multiple speakers - including a pair of powerful up-firing speakers - to envelop the listener from every angle. Users can adjust the volume of the upfiring speakers to optimize the sound with the height of the ceiling in room.

LINKFLOW is Bringing the World's First Wearable 360° Camera to Kickstarter

Samsung Electronics unveiled the concept of the FITT360, a 360-degree wearable camcorder, last year. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre announced that accelerated and spun off from Samsung Electronics with this concept developed, LINKFLOW is bringing this state-of-the-art technology to the market via Kickstarter with full details to be disclosed. FITT360 is wearable around the neck all day with its light and portable design. Ergonomically designed to fit everybody while keeping it unobtrusive with its sleek neckband form, FITT360 is rain-, snow-, heat-, and shockproof to endure users' life. With patented image stabilization, live stitching and streaming functionality, FITT360 opens up possibilities for tele-presence and life streaming scenarios. With life logging in mind, the built-in GPS enables users to keep their personal 360 video-logs within the companion mobile application.

Urbanista New York Wireless Headphones Lets You Tune Into Your Own World

Swedish lifestyle brand, Urbanista, are excited today to announce the launch of their second edition wireless, over-ear headphones - New York. Keeping the uniquely classic Scandinavian style of the Seattle, New York also features Active Noise Cancellation up to 27 dB allowing users to enjoy their tunes without the disruption of background noise on their commute or in the office. New York connects to devices through Bluetooth technology so music lovers are free to enjoy their crisp sound without any wires holding them down. The headphones' impressive battery life means they can be used continuously for more than a day, at 25 hours with ANC switched off, and for 16 hours with ANC turned on - and they only take 2.5 hours to charge! ANC can effortlessly be switched on or off through a discreet button.

Marvell Announces the Industry's Most Complete 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

Marvell, a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions today introduced the industry's most complete 802.11ax wireless product portfolio. The Marvell 802.11ax product family is architected to deliver breakthrough performance, improved network efficiency, low latency and enterprise-grade reliability. Marvell is the first to offer a full MU-MIMO and OFDMA uplink and downlink based on the latest IEEE 802.11ax standards which will help the next generation of high-end users, "Generation Upload," with real-time cloud-based requirements.

Delivering consistent performance and reliability is becoming increasingly difficult for networks already straining to support a dramatic increase in connected devices, high definition streaming video, social media and cloud applications. The average household will have about 50 connected devices by 2022. Major technology advancements are needed to better support today's diverse users that are driving higher end emerging use cases such as virtual and augmented reality, live streaming and smart cities.

Master & Dynamic Launches Their Second Pair of Wireless Headphones

New York City-based premium audio company Master & Dynamic expanded its growing line of products with its second wireless headphones: the MW50 Wireless On-Ear Headphones. In keeping with Master & Dynamic's commitment to creativity, unrivaled craftsmanship and premium materials, the MW50 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are a combination of the brand's signature "form meets function" design and the latest technology. Custom 40mm drivers comprised of beryllium - a material with superior acoustic qualities thanks to its nearly unbeatable rigidity-to-weight ratio - create a rich, detailed and expansive sound profile. A patent-pending milled aluminum external antenna allows for a range of connectivity which is three-times the industry standard, enabling users up to 100 feet away from a mobile phone or other connected device to use the MW50 without a cable.

The MW50 On-Ear Headphones share the same product DNA as all Master & Dynamic products. Built to last, the MW50 Wireless Headphones use the finest materials such as premium leathers, stainless steel and aluminum, and feature Master & Dynamic's signature lambskin-covered memory foam ear pads. The battery is quickly charged via a USB-C port, and lasts 16-hours, the length of a flight from New York City to Hong Kong. The battery also can be bypassed by connecting directly to an audio device via the included heavy-duty woven cable.

Atari Releases Speakerhat and Table Pong to Commemorate Pong's 45th Anniversary

Atari, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today proudly celebrates "Pong Day" on the 45th anniversary of the influential Pong arcade game that first debuted on November 29, 1972. A simple-but-challenging table tennis simulation, Pong was the first commercially successful video game and an immediate smash hit that effectively established the video game industry. To commemorate this groundbreaking birthday, the company has unveiled the all-new Pong Anniversary Limited-Edition Atari Speakerhat which is in stock and available now exclusively at AtariLife.com.

Pong was originally meant to be a simple training exercise, assigned to newly hired engineer Allan Alcorn by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, to acclimate him to creating games. Alcorn went above and beyond, adding appealing features such as segmented paddles that changed the angle of the "ball" and accelerating speeds as play went on. Alcorn also elected to retain a "glitch" that didn't allow the paddles to reach the top of the screen, which added to the game's difficulty. Lastly, Bushnell had Alcorn add cheering crowd noises and other sound effects. The game was so well-received that Bushnell and the team were able to rapidly grow Atari and an entire industry was born.

Wekey Pocket 2's the World's Thinnest & Lightest Pocket-sized Keyboard Ever Made

Wekey Pocket 2 is a full 64 key Bluetooth keyboard that can be folded to fit in any pocket. With a standard QWERTY layout and typing feedback, the Wekey Pocket 2 allows for a more intuitive and efficient typing experience, especially for users who prefer a physical keyboard. It's compatible with all portable smart devices including smartphones & tablets. The keyboard measures just 3 mm thick, when opened, and weighs only 95 grams. With a foldable design, Wekey Pocket 2 is 176 mm in length when folded making it no longer than the palm of the hand. With one full charge, it can be used for over a month (average 1 hour continuous usage per day).

Wekey Pocket 2's core specifications are made possible by Woorin's patented wearable PCB technology. Wearable PCB technology allows for intricate circuit patterns to be printed on flexible films or fabrics without risk of structural damage. Beyond circuitry, Woorin also developed a Force Sensing Register (FSR) sensor to allow for tactile type-feel feedback to the fingers. This FSR technology is also applied to Wekey Pocket 2's new 3D touch pad. Control without ever touching the screen, with remote control capability up to 10 meters.

EVGA Z370 Micro Motherboard Starts Selling

EVGA's premium micro-ATX motherboard based on Intel Z370 chipset, the Z370 Micro, started selling at USD $179.99. The board was announced alongside the rest of the company's Z370 lineup, earlier this October. Designed for enthusiast-grade micro-ATX builds, the EVGA Z370 micro features a standard 240 mm x 240 mm PCB, but with cutouts for the angled 24-pin ATX and 6-pin PCIe power inputs. Besides the two, it draws power from an 8-pin EPS and 4-pin ATX power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM. The CPU socket features 150% higher gold content in the pins. The LGA1151 socket is wired to two reinforced DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory, and two reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC or x8/x8), with SLI support. An x4 slot makes for the rest of the expansion.

Storage connectivity includes two 32 Gb/s M.2 slots (from which one is occupied with the WLAN card), and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Eight USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0 ports make for the USB connectivity. Network connectivity includes an Intel-made WLAN card with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The lone 1 GbE interface is driven by an Intel i219-V controller. A Realtek ALC1220 CODEC drives the 8-channel HD audio. Overclocker-friendly features include dual-BIOS with manual switching, POST debug 7-seg display, angled case-fan headers, onboard POST speaker, and power/reset buttons.

AVerMedia Debuts SonicBlast Gaming Soundbars

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. today introduced a brand new line of gaming audio solutions called SonicBlast. The opening lineup includes two soundbar variations -- the SonicBlast Soundbar GS331 and GS333, both of which deliver crisp and clear sound for a variety of occasions. Both soundbars are optionally complemented by the GS335 Subwoofer, a dedicated add-on that brings powerful bass and groundbreaking performance.

Featuring three EQ modes for games, movies, and music, the SonicBlast GS331 is a 2.0 channel soundbar that delivers 40W of rich sound and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the SonicBlast GS333 is a straight audio beast with 60W of roof-raising audio, built-in subwoofer for heavier tones, three EQ modes, and Bluetooth connectivity. For the bass hounds out there seeking an extra dose of thunder during their bombastic gaming sessions, there's the SonicBlast GS335 that features 70W of in-your-face bass, a simple wireless setup, and intuitive on-board volume controls. The GS335 Subwoofer can be paired seamlessly with the GS331 and GS333 soundbars.

ECS Intros LIVA Z Plus ZE Mini-PC with Legacy Connectivity

ECS today rolled out the LIVA Z Plus ZE mini-PC featuring legacy connectivity, combined with otherwise modern hardware, which puts its applications halfway between retail/POS (point of sale) and educational/robotics. The mini-PC features four RS232 serial COM ports, so you can directly plug in POS peripherals such as barcode/RFID scanners, receipt printers, credit card POS machines, electronic weighing scales, etc. It comes with rather powerful 7th generation "Kaby Lake" SoC options, including Celeron 3965U, Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, and i5-7500U, bolstered by Intel vPro.

Besides factory-fitted SoCs, the LIVA Z Plus ZE comes with two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory, and one M.2-2242 slot with both PCI-Express 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Besides the four RS232 ports, it features four USB 3.0 ports (three type-A, one type-C), two 1 GbE wired network interfaces, 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN, stereo HD audio, and display outputs that include one each of HDMI 1.4 and miniDisplayPort. Measuring 117 mm x 128 mm x 51 mm (WxDxH), it supports VESA mounting, which lets you tuck it away behind your monitor. It draws power from an external 65W power brick.
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