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Velocity Micro Announced New Products Before CES 2019

Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, workstations, and GPU solutions announces the release of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs and the general availability ZX desktop PC chassis.

Velocity Micro made those announcements ahead of CES 2019. Both mobile and extreme desktop solutions will be available to purchase direct from Velocity Micro in late January.

For mobile enthusiasts, Velocity Micro’s new line of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series laptop, delivers a whole new array to experience gaming on-the-go, designed to combine performance and aesthetics for gamers, designers, and content creators alike with availability in late January.

Key offers include:

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* NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 GPU options
* 15.6” 144Hz matte display with NVIDIA G-SYNC
* Support for 9th Gen Intel Core i7/i9 desktop processors
* Full color backlit keyboard
* Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2

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* NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 GPU options
* 17.3” 144z matte display with NVIDIA G-SYNC and optional 4K upgrade
* Support for 9th Gen Intel Core i7/i9 desktop processors
* Full color backlit keyboard
* Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2

For desktops enthusiasts, Velocity Micro announces the general availability of the ZX chassis in the Raptor Signature Edition, a formerly limited time option and the chassis used as the foundation in the Intel Extreme Rig Champion system.

ZX chassis and Signature Edition Configuration options include:

* Up to three 480mm liquid cooling radiators for separate CPU and GPU cooling loops
* Support for up to 10 x 2.5” SATA hard drives
* Full support for E-ATX motherboards including dual socket Intel Xenon, dual socket AMD Epyc, and single socket 9th Gen Intel Core X-Series processors
* Up to 4x GPUs like NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or the new NVIDIA TITAN RTX
* Options for bottom to top or front to back airflow configurations
* 100% aluminum construction with tempered glass side panel

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar at CES 2019

Sennheiser’s new AMBEO Soundbar has immersive 5.1.4 sound and deep bass that has to be heard to be believed. Created by the audio specialist to be one of the world’s best soundbars, the AMBEO Soundbar places the listener inside the sound experience with incredible realism, delivering 3D sound that blurs the line between playback and reality from a single all-in-one device.

Sennheiser’s soundbar has been developed under the audio specialist’s AMBEO trademark. The AMEBO 3D technology program is dedicated to creating immersive audio solutions that deliver the ultimate in audio capture and reproduction to transform the way users experience content. Bringing this transformation to the living room, the AMBEO Soundbar is another milestone in this program.

Beneath its lacquered and brushed aluminum surface, the AMBEO Soundbar is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualization technology which was jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS.

Whether watching a movie, listening to music or enjoying a football match – to truly place the listener in the center of the entertainment experience, the AMBEO Soundbar optimizes the sound for the individual room and preferred seating position.

The AMBEO Soundbar is compatible with Dolby Atmos, MPEG-H and DTS:X. Thanks to Upmix Technology, it can also recreate stereo and 5.1 content in stunning 3D. The soundbar features five different presets (movie, music, sports, news and neutral) tailored to a range of scenarios and content types that precisely adjust not only the frequencies but also the 3D sound characteristics.

The audio specialist has designed every interaction with the soundbar to be effortless and intuitive. This principle is epitomized by Sennheiser’s Smart Control App for iOS and Android, which allows users to adjust acoustic settings via smart devices, including setting presets, personalizing the sound with the equalizer and selecting from three different AMBEO modes (light, standard, and boost).

Upcoming new features will be added to the soundbar via WiFi and app updates.

The AMBEO Soundbar will be available from May 2019 for 2,499 EUR (MSRP).

Visit Sennheiser at CES 2019 at South Hall, Booth #20200.

HumanScale Unveils M/Connect 3 at CES 2019

Humanscale is expanding its patented dock system technology with the introduction of M/Connect 3. Its dual-level design allows for a comprehensive cable management system and instantly transforms desktops into connected, clutter-free workstations.

More versatile than ever, M/Connect 3 can be used with or without a monitor arm allowing users the freedom to work how and where they want.

Compatible with USB 3.1 (Type C) notebooks and Thunderbolt notebooks, M/Connect 3 provides power delivery while transforming data to desktop monitors via a bridge cable.

By positioning the hub on top of the workspace for easy access to ports used on a daily basis (for charging, audio and data needs) along with the option for Qi Wireless Charging, and a dock underneath the desk for permanent connections, M/Connect 3 is a key tool for agile working.

The hub and dock together offer a total of seven USB ports, including one upstream port and two ports with high-speed charging capabilities. The strategic split design helps to ensure an optimal, functioning workspace even with a rotation of users.

The M/Connect 3, with its dual-level design, removes several feet of extraneous cables and frees up valuable desk surface, making a dramatic impact on the user’s cable management system. Clutter-free workstations not only provide a unified design aesthetic, but they also create additional space for processionals as they need.

Regardless of their preferred device, users have instant access to power and their desktop. M/Connect 3 supports 4K video resolution for up to 2 monitors, or 1 monitor at 5K resolution, and is compatible with major operating systems.

Visit Humanscale at CES 2019, South Hall 4, Booth #35617.

Capstone Connected Home Google-Enabled Smart Mirror at CES 2019

Capstone Connected Home released its first connected surfaces home device, a Google-enabled Smart Mirror with voice and touch-screen capabilities at CES 2019.

The convenient mirror allows users to access Google Voice Assistant, check traffic and weather, stream YouTube, access social media feeds, run downloadable applications and more – simply expanding today’s connected lifestyles.

Google Assistant functionality lets users maneuver hands-free through the complete suite of Google products when using Capstone Connected Home’s Smart Mirror. Users can download apps from the Google Play Store, check their commute to work with Google Maps and even manage Google Drive to get a head start on assignments – all while brushing their teeth or styling their hair.

In addition, the Smart Mirror’s touch-screen capabilities make it easy to type on the mirror itself, providing users the ability to respond to emails or message their friends to let them know they are running late.

Managing the Smart Mirror is easily done using the Capstone Connected Control Hub. Similar to a high-end tablet, the Hub is a touch-screen device that lets users access playlists, log into messaging apps, check the weather, and more when connected to WiFi.

Users can connect from any room in the home and even place the Hub in a convenient location, while still experiencing the mirror’s full range of smart functions. Once synced with other connected surface products, the Hub creates an ecosystem that can be conveniently managed through one central device.

The Smart Mirror’s Voice Control function can distinguish up to six different voices, making it easy to navigate between multiple Google accounts. It eliminates the hassle of having to log in and out, while keeping each user’s data private and available only to them.

Capstone Connected Home’s Google-Enabled Smart Mirror will be available in varying sizes, the first to market being 19×22. It will be available for purchase and shipping to customers beginning Q1 of 2019.

Visit Capstone Connected Home at CES 2019 at Sands Hall, Booth #40751.

CloviTek Showcases CloviFi Transmitter at CES 2019

CloviTek Inc. showcases CloviFi, a dedicated wireless device for transmitting TV audio to smart devices. It is a small, rounded black box with a modern sleek design. It offers you multiple ways to connect to your audio sources through various inputs.

Attach the CloviFi box to your TV or place it behind the TV on the same shelf/platform.

A single CloviFi transmitter connects multiple Android or iOS users throughout the house or in business establishments with multiple TVs, such as bars, gyms, hospitals, and airport lounges. Consumers can use their own headphones and a free mobile app to stream what they want to listen to.

Last year, at CES 2018, CloviTek was named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for CloviFi (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth) Wireless Audio Transmitter in High-Performance Home Audio and Video.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 categories.

Tech Specs:

  • Wireless Network Connection: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wired Network Connection: Ethernet 100Mbit (RJ45)
  • Audio Digital Input2: S/PDIF coax (RCA)
  • Audio Analog Input: (3.5 mm)
  • Sampling Rate Max: 48 kHz
  • ADC: 16 bit, stereo
  • Dynamic Range &SNR: 89 dB
  • Ports: One USB 2.0 HOST (Type A)
  • Indication: PWR and STATUS
  • Optional: 5G Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) or Bluetooth 4.x
  • Power Source: 5V DC (microUSB)

CloviFi WiFi Wireless Audio Transmitter is available now on the CloviTek website. It is currently on sale for $99.00. (Regular price $139.00).

Visit CloviTek at CES 2019 at Sands Expo, Eureka Park, Booth #53556.

AIFA Brings i-Ctrl Smart Remote Control Box to CES 2019

AIFA Technology Corp., brings i-Crtl WiFi Smart Remote Control Box to CES 2019. It allows you to control your home automation with your smartphone or tablet.

The i-Ctrl WiFi Smart Remote Control Box is the central hub of IoT smart home products. It allows you to manage an secure your home remotely via WiFi and Infrared (IR) technology. It provides a complete smart home ecosystem by connecting and turning the legacy home appliances to smart appliances.

The i-Ctrl is an app that runs on iOS and Android devices and controls TV, set top box, DVD & Blue Ray players, AUX, air-conditioning, fan, lights and more.

The i-Crtl supports cross-platform App and voice command – Amazon Alexa. And now AIFA Technology has submitted the Google Assistant certification, so you will have options to manage your home via Google Home or Amazon Echo. The i-Ctrl helps you to manage your appliances, take care of your family and secure your home in a smarter way.

Features include:

  • Compatible with any remote-controlled traditional home appliances
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for voice activation
  • Setup in seconds
  • i-Ctrl remembers your remotes’ signals
  • No more hardware to install
  • Convert your Smart Device into the ultimate remote control

Have too many remotes? A single i-Ctrl controls all your devices. There are already over 1,000,000 remotes readily available in the i-Ctrl database. You won’t have to worry if you have lost your remote.

Visit AIFA at CES 2019 at Westgate, Sands Expo, South Hall 1, Booth #20636.

HyperX Brings Expanded Product Lineup to CES 2019

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., expanded its award-winning lineup across product lines. The latest Hyper X line of products add new levels of comfort, performance and control and are designed to enhance gameplay for gamers at all levels.

HyperX Quadcast Standalone Microphone is designed to meet the exacting demands of PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac professional or aspiring streamers. QuadCast features an anti-vibration shock mount, an easily-accessible gain control adjustment, four selectable polar patterns, and tap-to-mute functionality with convenient LED lighting to indicate broadcast status. With crystal clear voice capturing, Quadcast connects streamers to their viewers like never before. It will be available beginning in March at $139.99 MSRP

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 16GB Module is now available in 16GB modules in speeds of 3000MHz and 3200MHz as individual modules and kits of 2 and 4 up to 64GB. It will be available beginning in January starting at $167 MSRP.

Predator DDR4 RGB features synchronized RGB lighting with Hyper X Infrared Sync technology, allowing multiple modules to sync LED lighting and produce an exceptional pattern display. Powered directly from the motherboard, this technology provides an enhanced visual experience of RGB memory for gaming, overclocking PCs and DIY system builds.

Hyper X Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S Headsets are the first HyperX gaming headsets powered by Audeze’s patented 100mm Planar Magnetic Drivers for accurate sound. Waves Nx 3D audio technology brings an immersive cinematic audio experience to gaming.

The Cloud Orbit S includes Waves NX head tracking technology to deliver a stable hyper-realistic 360-degree audio environment where the users head movements bring the room to life 1,000 times a second. HyperX Cloud Orbit and Hyper X Cloud Orbit S will be available beginning in Q2 at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid RGB Gaming Mouse is designed for gamers who need additional buttons for key binding or to execute a variety of commands. Hyper X Pulsefire Raid features 11 programmable buttons and is designed with a Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed with settings up to 16,000 DPI. It will be available beginning Q2 at $59.99 MSRP.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Purple Edition features HyperX dual chamber technology to deliver accurate game sound with incredible range and tone. With 50mm drivers, the dual chambers tune and separate the bass from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies immersive. It will be available beginning Q2 at $99.99 MSRP.

Cloud Alpha is designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay with premium HyperX signature memory foam, an expanded headband featuring softer, more pliable letherette and a durable, lightweight aluminum frame design. The headset features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable with multi-platform compatibility.

Expanded HyperX Cloud MIX is now available globally at $199.99 MSRP. The Cloud MIX features HyperX Dual Chamber Technology and 40mm drivers for vivid and accurate sound and is designed for gamers wanting a wired connection for console and PC gaming and a Bluetooth option for on-the-go entertainment.

Cloud Mix is Hi-Res Audio certified and meets Hi-Res sound requirements up to 40,000Hz. Clould MX features a detachable braided cable and is compatible in wired mode with platforms with 3.5mm ports and compatibility in wireless mode with Bluetooth-ready media devices for up to 20 hours of use. When unplugged and paired with a Bluetooth phone or device, the Cloud MIX is a lifestyle-ready headset.

Visit HyperX at CES 2019 at the Venetian Hotel, Tower Suite #30-236.