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Thermaltake-operated LUXA2 brand launches GroovyW Bluetooth speaker

LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake specializing in mobile products, recently announced the GroovyW Bluetooth speaker with wireless charging station.

 

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The LUXA2 GroovyW is Bluetooth 3.0-enabled and offers a sleek design, LED touch panel, speakerphone option, and NFC capability. The unit can reportedly play music for up to 15 hours, or 30 hours, when using a charging pad designed for any Q1 electronics, and easy portability. The LED touch panel provides instant access to volume control, play/pause and on/off features on top of the unit.

 

There is a growing demand for Bluetooth-powered portable speakers, as more consumers have smartphones and tablets - and tend to enjoy streaming music from online radio stations or previously downloaded music.

Sixense will show off 3D printing solution at 3D Printer World Expo

It looks like Sixense is ready to show off its 3D printing chops at the 3D Printer World Expo next month, where the "global leader in motion tracking and 3D modelling" will show off its MakeVR solution.

 

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Sixense will tease show goers with MakeVR, as it will be the first public showcasing of the technology. On February 5, following the show itself, a Kickstarter will open for MakeVR, too. MakeVR is hoping to combine the real, and virtual worlds, where it will allow users to use their full potential to create, share, buy, trade and print 3D models.

 

Amir Rubin, co-founder of Sixense, explains: "With MakeVR we're enabling everyone to more easily and affordably create models in 3D. Coupled with the emergence of so many great new 3D printing solutions, this will catalyze the entire market. 3D Printer World Expo offers the perfect stage to showcase MakeVR, and we're looking forward to feedback from the leaders in 3D printing industry at the show."

Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller unveiled

Major Nelson has just unveiled the Xbox One "Titanfall" Limited Edition Wireless Controller, which looks incredibly sexy. The controller was designed in collaboration between the Xbox design team, and the Respawn Entertainment art department.

 

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Lead Artist at Respawn Entertainment, Joel Emslie, said Respawn's goal was "to create a controller that feels as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands." The new controller will be made available before Titanfall launches on March 11, 2014 in the US, and March 13 in Europe for $64.99.

Feenix makes their CES debut, shows off boutique peripherals

CES 2013 - Feenix is a little known company who is making big-ticket products, and has just made its official debut into the world of consumer electronics at this years CES. We stopped by the Feenix booth to check out its boutique collection of PC peripherals and to get a sneak peek at a new high-end headset its developing.

 

 

Our own Chad Sebring has had his hands on a couple of Feenix products recently, and gave the Nascita an overall score of 88%, while the Diamora mouse pad also received praise. I personally had the chance to check out the new headset shown in the video, and while I am no audiophile, I can say that it sounded much better than any pair of Beats By Dre headphones I have ever worn.

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Kitty Mach shows us new products from Tt eSports at CES 2014

CES 2014 - Tt eSports by Thermaltake brought a plethora of new products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada, and Kitty Mach took the time to walk us through the entire lineup. One of the more interesting sets is the Team DK series which features custom red and white color schemes, and is the same hardware used by Team DK.

 

 

Tt eSports also debuted its new in-house mechanical switches that are very similar to Cherry MX switches, and in fact in the blind test, I was unable to tell a difference between the two. Kitty wrapped things up by unveiling two new headsets from its Chronos line.

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We take a tour of the ROCCAT suite at CES 2014

CES 2014 - ROCCAT unveiled several new products at this year's Consumer Electronics show, and as always, their peripherals do not disappoint. The company's new Ryos TKL features all the Ryos's famous features but deleted the numerical keys to the right.

 

 

ROCCAT also showed off a new optical version of its flagship Kone XTD mouse, with improvements made to the weight system, as well as the optical performance that many gamers love. The new Kone Pure Military line of mice feature military inspired color schemes, new optical sensors, and the performance we have come to expect from ROCCAT. The company was demoing its new analog version of its popular Kave XTD headset.

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We visit Corsair and demo their upcoming Cherry MX RGB keyboard

CES 2014 - A few weeks back Corsair announced that they were developing the worlds first individually addressed RGB LED mechanical keyboard, and at this years CES we got to check it out in person. The keyboard will be featured with Cherry MX switches in red, blue, and brown switches.

 

 

Corsair says that each key will be individually addressable and each key color can be changed via a custom control suite Corsair is developing. Corsair and Cherry MX have entered into an exclusive partnership to develop this keyboard which ensures that the only place to get an RGB mechanical keyboard is from Corsair. We can expect to see it hit the retail market later this year!

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SteelSeries goes wireless with its new Sensei gaming mouse

CES 2014 - SteelSeries has outed its new Sensei gaming mouse, which is now wireless. The new Sensei Wireless mouse continues with its ambidextrous design, with thumb buttons on both sides of the mouse.

 

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We have an 8200DPI laser running the light show underneath the slick-looking new mouse, and SteelSeries' latest switches for the mouse buttons, which should be capable of taking over 30 million clicks. The company claims to have a response time of just 1ms for the wireless side of things on the Sensei, which shouldn't lag out gamers at all.

 

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SteelSeries provides a great-looking base station with the new Sensei gaming mouse, with the company promising around 20 hours of use on a single charge. There's also the option to plug in a USB cable, if you have ran out of charge and still want to use it. We have on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, on-board profile storage, and pulsing LEDs.

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Penclic announces universal mice designed for left-handed PC users

Custom PC accessory maker Penclic announced the Corded Mouse D3, Wireless Mouse R3 and Bluetooth Mouse B3, all models providing a symmetrical design for right-handed and left-handed PC users. All Penclic mice have a uniquely designed hand-grip that makes the mouse comfortable to use, and is a precision device ideal for graphic design, architects, or any other task that demands fine detail.

 

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The scroll wheel in all three models is located in the middle of the pen's shaft, doubling as a middle click button. The mice have a maximum 1600dpi resolution, USB connection, Bluetooth, or powered by rechargeable batteries that should only need to be recharged after two months of daily use.

 

Penclic will show off all three mice during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas. All three mice will be publicly launched sometime next month, with a $64.99 MSRP. While $65 might sound like a lot for a non-gaming mouse, the ergonomic mouse will have a specific niche market

Corsair teams up with Cherry for next-gen RGB-illuminated keyboards

It looks like we already have a few reasons to be excited about the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, with Corsair preemptively striking in the mechanical keyboard space.

 

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The high-end manufacturer of all sorts of goods has teamed up with Cherry, to announce a modified MX Red-class switch, that sports RGB illumination. This means we have a mix of three colors that allow a key to be lit in any color that is on the visible spectrum. We're looking at 8-bit per channel control, which sits us at around 16.7 million colors.

 

Cherry has chosen Corsair as its launch partner, and we should see these beautiful keyboards shown off at CES in just a few weeks time!

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