NZXT Releases the S340 Elite and Internal USB Hub
As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” NZXT takes that saying to heart in what seems to be the best ways. Take VR for example. There are some features that can really help a case cater to that market, but that doesn’t mean a company has to completely redesign the wheel. The S340 Elite fits perfectly into this category, but that didn’t stop NZXT from adding extra improvements as well.
For starters, the Elite adds a gorgeous tempered glass window for the side panel. Glass can pick up finger prints, but it’s really easy to clean with some window cleaner. It adds a classy touch to what is considered a workhorse of a case to begin with. There’s a magnetic puck to hold headsets and NZXT also improved the cable management system inside. Reviews will give us a better idea how well that works, but I have a feeling that it’s going to be a very welcomed improvement. On top of all of that, NZXT is giving us a new internal USB hub so you can be sure to have room for expansion. Check out the full press releases below for the rest of the details and check out the new VR ready case for yourself.
When awesome gets even better: meet the S340 Elite
Full-tempered glass side panel and virtual reality connectivity takes NZXT’s award-winning mid-tower to elite status.
Los Angeles, CA – September 27, 2016 – NZXT today announces the S340 Elite, the most refined and elegant S340, that expands upon the mid-tower’s renowned durability and improves PC gaming usability with added connectivity. The S340 Elite features a tempered glass side panel to showcase builds with breathtaking clarity, an optimized IO panel with an HDMI port and additional USB ports for convenient VR experiences, and a magnetic cable management puck to easily store VR and audio headsets for fast and flexible access.
“The crisp, tempered glass of the S340 Elite allows PC users to present their builds with a level of clarity that is unprecedented for an NZXT chassis,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. We’ve always championed the idea that building truly beautiful PC’s should be easy for anyone and the S340 Elite makes this even simpler.”
S340 Elite main features:
● Tempered-glass side-panel: showcase your build
● VR cable management puck: move freely & clean cables
● Front VR accessibility: plugging your VR headset is easy & convenient
● Interior cable management clamps: easy cable management
● Additional SSD tray: increase storage options
Giant Tempered Glass Window
The S340 Elite’s 4mm thick tempered glass panel makes building in NZXT’s popular mid-tower chassis even more rewarding. Crisp in clarity, the new tempered glass panel enhances the award-winning all-steel construction design of the S340 by highlighting all builds with uncompromised beauty.
Enhanced with Virtual Reality Gaming
Getting VR up and running with the S340 Elite is a snap with the HDMI and USB-port connectivity readily available from the top panel. The innovative magnetic cable management puck allows users to wind up VR and audio headset cables with ease, or split the puck apart for longer cable coverage.
The Cleanest Mid-Tower Interior
The S340 features an open-interior design with a steel cable management bar that splits the front intake from the rest of the case. A new clamping system has been added behind the cable management bar and along the rear, enabling users to achieve a clean and hassle-free build with minimal efforts.
No Corner Left Untouched
Fully-filtered intakes, steel-plated audio jacks, captive thumb screws, and cable management solutions are just a few of the design features that keeps every build looking sleek inside a compact chassis.
Water Cooling Ready
There’s no sacrificing performance with this small mid-tower case that boasts full compatibility with NZXT’s entire line of Kraken Series liquid coolers.
Expand Without Fear
NZXT Introduces New Internal USB Hub
Los Angeles, CA – September 27, 2016 – Making sure no device is left behind, NZXT announces today the NZXT Internal USB Hub. A discreet and simple solution that improves upon its predecessor, the IU01, with a sleek new design for added functionality in providing USB connectivity to add more internal devices and eliminate system limitations.
“No matter what type of case you have, it is important to be able to build it the way you want to. The Internal USB Hub gives those who prefer a minimal chassis, like our mini-ITX Manta, the same amount of connectivity builders can expect from an ATX build. Building a PC should be easy and the Internal USB Hub allows that without any compromise.” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO.
Providing five USB 2.0 connectors, the Internal USB Hub supports all the latest liquid coolers, fan controllers, and lighting accessories with ease. Three Internal USB 2.0 connectors offer support for CAM Powered devices, including Kraken, GRID+, and HUE+. Two external USB 2.0 connectors make adding wireless dongles for keyboards and Wi-Fi a snap within the case freeing up external ports which would otherwise be occupied.
Featuring a compact design with a magnetic body, the Internal USB Hub can be tucked away and out of sight. Included cable management straps provide the means to keep every build clean and organized. Furthermore, a dedicated Molex power cable ensures that sufficient power is delivered to all connected devices.
Internal USB Hub main features:
● Expands 5 USB 2.0 ports: 3 internal and 2 external connectors.
● Sleek and multifunctional design works with any build.
● Magnetic body quickly affixes to any metallic surface.
● Molex connection provides additional power via PC’s power supply.
● Plug and play— no drivers needed.
MSRP Pricing: Internal USB Hub – $24.99 USD / 19,90 Euro
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