This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2021 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Alder Lake, Raptor Lake, AMD Zen 4, Intel's new ARC discrete GPUs, new AMD Radeons, NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, DDR5 memory, chipsets and more.
The ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 is a really compact, portable projector the size of a small cup of coffee. With 720p resolution, 500 LED lumens, Harman Kardon speakers, and a built-in battery alongside the included pouch, it aims to provide everything you will need for casual visual entertainment.
Arozzi is joining in on the webcam game with two interesting products. We're reviewing the $129 Arozzi Occhio RL, a Full HD webcam with an integrated ring light, as well as its $79 sibling Occhio, which doesn't have a ring light but is otherwise identical. Both cameras offer two robust privacy features.
The Creative Sound Blaster GC7 is a feature-packed external USB sound card. It offers PC, console, and mobile device connectivity, an intuitive set of onboard controls, and is a capable performer in every regard. It can be accessed through a mobile app, making all of its features usable on all supported platforms.
The XGIMI Halo+ is a new and improved version of the original Halo, which was launched in 2020. While it looks the same, it sports better sound, is slightly brighter, and has longer battery life while also improving on the setup and software user experience.
ECS once again redefines the performance one can expect from a PC that can fit in your pocket. The LIVA Q3 Plus obliterates the previous-generation LIVA Q2 and even manages to compare favorably with larger Mini-PCs. But with an increased price and zero upgradeability, it's a system geared towards particular needs.
The Movo VSM-7 is an excellent studio XLR microphone equipped with a shock mount, pop filter, and even an XLR cable. You're getting all that along with three different polar patterns and great overall performance for a reasonable price of $125.
While USB 3.2 Gen 2 10 Gbps connectivity is widely available on modern motherboards, there are plenty of scenarios where the theoretical 1.25 GB/s transfer speeds are insufficient. The SilverStone ECU06 and ECU07 provide USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interfaces capable of 20 Gbps or 2.5 GB/s, thus allowing for an easy upgrade path as long as a PCIe 3.0 x4 expansion slot is present.
The XGIMI Elfin has plenty of similarities to their Halo in terms of the image it produces while catering to a very different use case at the same time. At its core, the Elfin is a small, stylish, compact indoor projector.
The Icy Dock EZ-Adapter MB031U-1SMB combines both M.2 SATA and 2.5" SATA connectivity via a USB 3.1 interface to access those types of drives quickly externally. With its compact size and detachable cable, it can be quite the little helper if dealing with these SATA drives on an ongoing basis.
The TDBT HybridHub-S very much looks like most other USB-C hubs out there, with its ports and metal housing. However, the ability to install an M.2 SATA SSD within its core sets it apart from the crowd.
What if I told you you could buy a portable UPS that offers pure sine wave AC output and can give you over an hour of juice for your gaming PC? This is just one of the many features aboard the BLUETTI AC200P portable power station, which crams in multiple charging inputs and outputs to interest many a home owner too.
Elgato just released the Facecam, a high-end $200 webcam targeting aspiring live streamers and content creators. In our review, we confirm that it really has the best picture quality of all the webcams out there. The Facecam is built around a Sony STARVIS BSI CMOS image sensor with 8-element all-glass optics and offers a ton of unique features.
The Movo UM700 is a budget USB microphone with three-capsule array, which offers excellent performance. It features four polar patterns, a robust metal stand, pop filter, and onboard dials for microphone gain and headphone monitoring volume.
The Horizon series represents XGIMI's latest foray into the projector space, building on the success of the XGIMI Halo. Retaining the same exterior dimensions, the Horizon and Horizon Pro improve on nearly every aspect of the Halo while still remaining extremely competitive in price.
Lamptron is known for its fan controllers and PC accessories. On the higher-end of that spectrum, you will find portable, USB-powered displays like the HX070. This 7" fully-fledged HDMI display coupled with the included software provides a window into your system's health and may even be mounted inside your case.
The Lamptron ATX frame presents a simple, but extremely effective way to add RGB lighting to your system, giving you yet another way to add a bit of bling to your gaming rig.
XGIMI builds upon its popular MoGo projector lineup with the Halo with native 1080p support, an increased peak luminance of 800 ANSI lumens, and bigger and better battery and speakers. It retains the excellent Android TV experience as well, making for a compelling purchase for wired or portable big-screen viewing!
The Choetech HUB-M20 is a USB-C accessory with eleven ports in the shape of a slim bar, which means you may place your notebook on top of it to essentially utilize its classic docking-station form factor.
As the name implies, the XGIMI Mogo Pro+ is an updated, version of the Mogo Pro projector, providing automatic keystone correction in the same portable and compact battery-equipped package. The Mogo Pro+ is powered by Android with full access to the Google Play Store.
The Audio-Technica Creator Pack is a home voice recording and streaming kit that consists of a great USB microphone, a good pair of studio monitoring headphones, a boom arm, and a desktop tripod stand. It's meant for streamers, podcasters, and vloggers, or those looking for a higher quality audio recording solution for home or office use.
If money is no object and you are looking to add even more LEDs and RGB to your life, VIVIFY has managed to open up one of the last frontiers: HDMI cables. With the Arquus W73Ø, you may now light up the connection between your PC and monitor, all while getting all the attributes of a high-end optical HDMI cable.
The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB840M2P-B allows you to install M.2 NVMe drives into a full tower chassis and provides potent cooling as well as accessibility with its solid material mix. This gives enterprise or government environments the ability to incorporate enterprise-level NVMe drives quickly and easily.
ASRock looks to expand its Mini-PC lineup with the NUC BOX-1165G7. This barebones system sports a 4-core, 8-thread Intel Tiger Lake 10nm CPU. Add Intel's Iris Xe Graphics, which is a step up from previous designs, and you have the basis for a small but powerful system for various niche markets.
The Elgato Wave:1 is a compact, great-sounding $120 USB microphone accompanied by a powerful digital mixing solution, which makes it a complete package for streaming. While it lacks a couple of the features of the more expensive Wave:3, its performance is practically identical, an excellent choice for anyone looking to save money wherever possible.