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Introducing the Alchemy 2.0 Modular Cables

Introduction of Alchemy sleeved cables allowed many end users customized their computers. Now, BitFenix is ready to help ease modding with Alchemy 2.0 Sleeved Cable Kit. With input from some of the world’s most prolific case modders, BitFenix Alchemy Modular Multisleeved Cables offer a premium ultra-dense weave and a unique multisleeved construction for an unparalleled look. These premium cables feature precision molded connectors and come in a variety of colors and cable types, enabling modders to transform normal PCs into objects of wonderment. Alchemy 2.0 quality is manufactured to premium standards with the use of premium materials. These connectors use High Current Alloy Terminals to provide the best connection on the terminal and minimize the efficiency drop in modular connections. Using pure copper strand cables that are up to 16AWG thick, Alchemy 2.0 reduces the resistance while increasing efficiency in modular cables. The premium quality of Alchemy 2.0 cables is achieved through a heat shrink-less sleeving process. The special cables used in the manufacturing improve the flexibility of the sleeved cables and extend the lifetime of the product. To improve aesthetics, Alchemy 2.0 cable kits come with rubber cable combs which prevent damage to the sleeve unlike plastic combs. These combs can be cut into different sizes to fit with different cables. Alchemy 2.0 sleeved cables are designed to replace the standard modular cables of the modular power supplies from the ...



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Everything else we saw at CES 2016

Intro CES was a ton of fun and we already saw a ton of great releases coming up. Now it’s time to sum up the rest of what we could get to. Some parts of the show may not have been as relevant to high end computer components as others, but it didn’t stop the exhibitors from showing us some impressive feats. If you want to jump to a specific page, just click on the exhibitor below to take you straight there, or you can see each one by going through each page. So without further ado, here’s the rest of what we were able to see at CES 2016!   ADATA MSI INTEL NZXT CREATIVE D-LINK MYCHARGE



CableMod WideBeam LED Strips

CableMod® WideBeam™ LED Strips Premier Purveyor of Premium PC Cables Perfects the LED Strip (January 22, 2015) – With the release of premium CableMod cables just one short year ago, PC enthusiasts can see the difference some innovation and care makes to PC cables. Today, CableMod announces our foray into the world of PC lighting with CableMod WideBeam™ LED Strips – the ultimate PC lighting solution. CableMod WideBeam LED Strips exhibit the very same care and attention to detail that CableMod brings to PC cables. We’ve rethought virtually every component – from the adhesive and power connector, to the LEDs themselves. The result of all of this is a series of LED strips that truly have no equal – a perfect lighting solution for the discerning PC enthusiast. The story begins with the specially-designed LEDs used on these LED strips. Dubbed WideBeam™, these LEDs are not only some of the brightest available, but also feature a beam angle that is up to fifty percent wider than conventional LEDs for a more even lighting effect. With WideBeam LEDs, you can be sure that your prized components are lit evenly and beautifully. Modern PC cases are being made from a wide variety of materials, which means one adhesive doesn’t fit all. To address this, WideBeam LED Strips come in two series – Magnetic and Foam. Designed for cases made out of steel, the WideBeam Magnetic Series have several rare earth magnets underneath the waterproof resin. These magnets are super...



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LIAN LI wants Everyone to own a Yacht at CES 2016, Just don’t Put it in the Water

We all learn something new in this business and I just found out that LIAN LI does a special case mod every few years or so. What surprised me was that it was one they sell as well. Needless to say, I was grinning from ear to ear when I walked up to a computer in a boat. Could that be considered ironic? Either way, LIAN LI didn’t just have computer cases shaped like yachts, they had numerous computer cases as well as some other designs that just screamed of top quality. The yacht was easily one of the funnest things I saw at CES. I really think I need a good mini-ITX system just so I can have “fun” builds. I suppose my Lego Tie Fighter will have to suffice for now though. The design was fun, but what really made it pop was the way LIAN LI designed the RGB lighting effects. With a simple knob turn, you can easily set the color of the chassis to what you want, but the yacht may not have been the most impressive thing I saw. The desk that was a computer case was pretty astounding! Some of you might remember LIAN LI doing something like this a while back. This is a redesigned version however, that has some great features. This one is only meant to handle one build, but the airflow is optimized from back to front (or vice-a-versa), has RGB lighting as well, and has a motorized height adjustment with the ability to set up to four presets. Once again, it has a glass top with a smokey tint but the front of the desk cuts out better so your knees have more space th...



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ROSEWILL Showed Off the Nighthawk 117 at CES 2016

ROSEWILL is a name that hasn’t been mentioned here in a while, but we hope that starts changing because they had some impressive components at CES this year. The Newegg original prides themselves on giving their customers the best bang for their buck that they can so that there’s more left over for those cash hungry components like CPUs and GPUs. Since many of our site veterans are Newegg regulars, it would’ve been a shame for us not to stop by and find out what ROSEWILL was showing off. The Nighthawk 117 is a great looking case, but the gaming mouse and speaker set that I saw promised some good things to come as well. First, let’s address the horrible lighting in the Palazzo. So much yellow! Now, with that out of the way let’s turn to the Nighthawk 117. This is a full tower offering from ROSEWILL and it has some nice looking features at a good price point. The first thing that was noticeable was the spacious interior. It will certainly make a build pretty easy for those who don’t like working in tight spaces. The aesthetic is very nice. It has just enough edges to give it that gaming look, but they aren’t so “in your face” to lose a certain elegance to the design as well. The fun part was being able to open the vents on top for a bit of additional airflow. It looks cool and serves practicality if the user likes to dampen the noise a bit at times. The other feature I really like is the eSATA port on the top of the case ...



PQI Announces The New iConnect Mini at CES 2016

PQI Introduces the New iConnect Mini at CES 2016 The world’s smallest flash drive storage for iPhone / iPad / iPod devices available for the first time in the USA   December 10th, 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan – Foxlink, PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Mini Lightning flash drive for Apple devices. The iConnect Mini will be on display for the 1st time during the CES tradeshow taking place January 6th– 9th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, located in the South Hall 1st floor, booth # 20651. The iConnect Mini measures at an astoundingly small size of only 44.6mm x 12.6mm x 8mm, (approx. 1 ½” x ½” x ¼”), or roughly equivalent to the size of an average person’s thumb. Yet, the iConnect Mini still offers storage capacity up to 128GB, which is made possible through PQI’s exclusive COB 3.0 technology. The iConnect Mini offers a one button photo and video back-up function, allowing the user to back up all photos and videos stored on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod within a matter of minutes. This feature can be performed manually or automatically. When the iConnect Mini is attached to an iPhone, it can automatically save all images and videos directly to the device, so that the iPhone storage capacity is not impacted and remains untouched. For added security, the iConnect Mini supports the Apple Touch ID security, using an individual’s unique finger print to ...



Foscam Extends Its Business to Cloud Service

Foscam Extends Its Business to Cloud Service New Company Direction Provides 7 or 30 Day Continuous Video Recording at a Bargain December 9, 2015 – Shenzhen, China – Foscam, Inc. has officially launched its new fully-featured Cloud service. This move reflects Foscam’s new business trajectory from products to services. A New, Affordable Cloud Service Foscam listens to customer feedback and strives to keep current with the latest market trends. After a four month public beta, Foscam is pleased to announce a new corporate direction: providing customers a broad range of cloud services across its wide range of home and office security IP cameras. The new Foscam Cloud service allows users to store and review as much as 7 days of video footage for a special introductory price of $3.99 monthly or $39.99 annually or 30 days of footage for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 annually. This Service allows all Foscam customers to breath new life into their IP camera products: record and playback video directly on the cloud from anywhere in the world instead of being limited to local devices. Monitor your Home or Office Foscam’s Pro Series CamerasWith considerable experience in home security, Foscam has never stopped improving its camera products. Early this August, Foscam launched its 1080P Pro Series Cameras: R2, C2, and FI9900P. Employing the same Ambarella chips developed by GoPro, this series features Full HD video, WDR technology, wide viewing angles, two-way audio, and excell...



COUGAR Announces the launch of the Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE ATTACK X3 MECHANICAL KEYBOARD   December 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design. COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard. Their unique tactile and audible feedback will provide you with an unparalleled gaming experience. COUGAR UIX System will allow gamers to get the most out of this keyboard. With UIX, the user can easily define the function of any key, and use up to ten of them as macro keys. All the settings (up to three full configuration profiles) can then be conveniently stored in the keyboards on board memory, which allows the user to bring the keyboard to another computer and keep all the settings. Quick response is guaranteed with a 1000Hz polling rate that can be fine-tuned to suit users’ preferences. The keyboard’s N-Key Rollover capabilities bring absolute input accuracy: It doesn’t matter how many keys the gamer presses, the result will always be accurate input. Finally, the aluminum frame that covers the ...



Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories

Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories Vienna, December 2nd 2015 – Noctua today officially introduced its chromax line of anti-vibration parts that give users the option of colour-customising their fans to match individual build colour schemes. Available in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white, the chromax versions of NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads are ideal for colour-coordinating Noctua’s black industrialPPC fans with other components and popular build themes such as all black, black & white, black & red or black & blue. “The introduction of our redux and industrialPPC product lines marked a first step towards offering fans that fit in well with the typical colour schemes favoured by today’s overclockers and enthusiasts”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the new chromax line, we’re taking another step by allowing users to colour-customise their fans with red, blue, green, yellow, black or white anti-vibration parts.” Whereas the new chromax edition NA-AV2 anti-vibration mounts fit all types of Noctua fans, including redux models, the NA-AVP1 anti-vibration pads fit all NF-F12, NF-S12A and NF-A14 models and are ideal for customising fans of the black industrialPPC line. “When we introduced our industrialPPC series, we mainly had industrial clients in mind, but the fans have become surprisingly popular among overclockers and enthusiasts,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The new NA-SAVP1...



SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X

 SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X Born For Ultimate Performance Taipei, Taiwan – November 27th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils a new flagship lineup – Superior CF 1100X with outstanding transfer speeds and premium NAND Flash memory. Compliant with UDMA 7 mode, Silicon Power’s 1100X CompactFlash card also supports ultra-fast frame rates for full-frame cameras. In addition, quality SLC NAND Flash guarantees excellent reliability and stability, enabling serious amateurs and professional photographers to capture high definition and 4K images anytime. Take Photo Shoot to the Next Level To satisfy the needs of microfilm production and ensure ultimate performance when used in cutting-edge equipment, Silicon Power introduces the new CompactFlash card Superior CF 1100X which delivers astounding Read/ Write transfer rates up to 165/ 151 MB/s, in full compliance with CompactFlash Revision 6.0 and UDMA transfer mode 7. Moreover, Silicon Power’s 1100X card meets the demand of fast consecutive shooting with top end full-frame DSLRs such as Canon EOS-1D X, capable of capturing up to 14 photos in a single second. For multimedia professionals and video-capture enthusiasts alike, the CF 1100X supports the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65), which offers cinema-quality video footage at a minimum sustained write speed of 65MB/s for 4K and Full HD video recording...



COUGAR Announces the Launch of the 450 Series

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard: macros, function remapping and many other options allow gamers to adapt the keyboard to their own preferences. When it comes to its external design, 450K features a three color backlight that will allow the user to easily know which of the three gaming profiles stored on board is currently being used. The impressive Splash-proof design further enhances this gaming keyboard’s durability, keeping it safe from accidental liquid spills and making it ridiculously easy to clean. This comes all within an aesthetically pleasing rugged design that will look great in your desktop. 450M does not fall behind, being an incredibly capable gaming device. This 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, t...



ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card Outstanding-Performance CFast Enhanced with Advanced Features Taipei, Taiwan – November 19, 2015 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications. Ultra high speed meets rugged durability Utilizing fast SLC NAND Flash, the ICFS332 provides outstanding performance and reliability with sequential read/write speeds up to 560MB/400MB per second and an MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2 million hours. Thanks to an industrial-grade operational temperature range of -40°C to 90°C, the ICFS332 enables long term deployment in harsh environments that experience extreme cold and heat. Suitable for diverse applications and loaded with advanced technology The ICFS332 uses an industrial-grade SATA III interface and is available in 8GB to 64GB capacities. It has been designed for a plethora of scenarios. These include energy, automation, surveillance, transportation, networking, medical devices, and much more. The ICFS332 employs a full range of advanced technologies, including ECC (error code correction) and S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring and reporting technology) for high-reliability data transfer and improved security. It uses wear leveling technology t...



ADATA Expands Apple Series with Multiple Product Launch

ADATA Expands Apple Series with Multiple Product Launch Fast, stylish, and innovative accessories purpose-made for Apple devices Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 29, 2015 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., the world’s leading brand in memory modules, today announced a major strategic move towards deeper investment and involvement in Apple-compatible products. The Apple Series announcement coincides with the launch this week of three ADATA products for Apple devices: i-Memory UE710 USB 3.0 Flash drive, i-Memory SD Card, and UC350 Type-C USB 3.1 OTG Flash drive. ADATA has developed several patented technologies that are being applied in Apple-related products and is leveraging extensive research capabilities as part of this new focus. Based on its strong track record in memory and storage, ADATA plans to integrate existing proficiencies in future innovations to benefit Apple users. Notable areas include advanced storage expansion, rapid device charging, and products that make the most of proprietary Apple Lightning connectors and emerging USB Type-C. With a series of products dedicated to Apple platforms, ADATA expects to deliver exciting new innovations to customers while promoting long-term business growth. New Force in iOS Accessories: Series of Smart Products Ready for Launch According to data provided by IDC, a leading market research company, global smartphone shipments will reach 1.45 billion in 2015 and 1.93 billion in 2019, demonstrating huge demand for portable technolog...



Club 3D USB 3.1 Type C Adapters -

Club 3D USB 3.1 Type C Adapters - In addition to our existing range of high quality Audio/ Video Adapters Club 3D is proud to announce a range of USB Type-C Adapters. In the first months of 2015 the USB Type-C connector was introduced. This completely new connector plug is smaller, reversible and capable of transferring more than data alone. It is expected that the USB Type-C connector will eventually replace the USB Type A and Type B connectors we have all been using over the past years. With the Type-C connector, the USB 3.1 standard was introduced as well. Compared to USB 3.0 the new standard offers twice the transfer rate of up to 10Gbps and allows for three essential features to be used over a single cable: Video, Data and Power. The possibility of connecting and powering your laptop, tablet or smartphone with a range of peripherals, monitors and other devices using only one cable is a significant improvement over the previous standards. It means the beginning of a new era with less cable clutter, higher transfer speeds, faster charging, and support for DisplayPort™ alternate mode which enables video signal transport up to 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz. It’s recognizable by the small and convenient, future proof connector plug which will be implemented in the vast majority of (mobile) devices you will own in the coming years. The first four Club 3D USB 3.1 Type-C Adapters are available now: USB 3.1 Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter CAC-1500. The USB 3.1 Type-C to Gig...



QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ with Quad-core Intel Processor, HDMI, and Transcoding Acceleration for a Thrilling Audiovisual Experience

QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ with Quad-core Intel Processor, HDMI, and Transcoding Acceleration for a Thrilling Audiovisual Experience Taipei, Taiwan, October 28, 2015 – QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced the release of the latest addition to its Silent NAS series, the more advanced HS-251+ with a quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM, and powerful integrated graphics. It is designed as a home NAS for entertainment, and supports a wide range of multimedia applications, HDMI connectivity for local playback, real-time and offline video transcoding, and scalability to accommodate large HD media collections. Housed within a stylish and compact set-top box design with no moving parts and supporting up to two 8TB hard drives, the fanless HS-251+ is the best choice for those looking for a silent NAS, as well as a Home Theater PC/NAS combo. “We are proud of our Silent NAS series and are happy to announce the launch of the upgraded quad-core Silent NAS which provides more power to handle multimedia applications and brings greater entertainment potential with a free remote control,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP, adding “This amazing NAS is coupled with an unrivalled set of apps and features that allow home users to enjoy a perfect home theater experience while providing a secure centralized storage for all of their files, and much more.” Unlike conventional NAS that come in heavy and sometimes unwieldy boxes that are too big and nois...






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