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ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to introduce the flagship solution for data and gaming, SONIX PCIE SSD, a brand new addition to the growing arsenal of fast SSDs.

SONIX is aimed at enthusiasts, introducing top-of-the-line high performance SSD product for serious gaming, productivity, and enterprise. Each SONIX product undergoes rigorous testing and is fine tuned to ensure that it meets the highest performance standards.

The first foray into the PCI Express based storage, SONIX is the first consumer level NVMe 1.2 PCIE SSD from ZOTAC where it significantly improves performance over SATA based SSDs. With read and write speeds up to four times that of a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SONIX includes 512MB DDR3 of high-speed cache for tasks that demand next generation speeds.

With SONIX, the door is open to a wider array of applications. Useful for loading large databases, resource-heavy applications, multitasking, multimedia applications and gaming, SONIX is the answer to demand for greater speed and reliability.

SONIX features NVMe 1.2 PCIE Gen3 interface with x4 lanes capable of delivering sequential read and write speeds up to 2,600 MBps and 1,300 MBps for ultra-responsive performance. The SSD is powered by a Phison E7 controller and stacked with Toshiba MLC flash memory. Protected by technologies including End-to-end Data Path Protection and Dynamic Wear Leveling, SONIX is fast and reliable with an MTBF of up to 2,000,000 hours.

SONIX is a flexible addition for any system as it comes bundled with standard and  low-profile brackets to fit even in slim profile system builds. A durable metal housing with a stylish minimal design protect all things fast.

Specifications

Product name ZOTAC SONIX PCIE SSD
Form Factor Add-In Card
Interface NVMe 1.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4
Controller Phison E7
Capacity 480GB
Cache 512MB DDR3
Sequential Read Up to 2,600 MBps
Sequential Write Up to 1,300 MBps
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

About ZOTAC International (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited
ZOTAC takes its name from the words “zone” and “tact”. The two words aptly describe our technological strength and experience completed with our innovative and unique approach to the industry. Established in 2006, we believe in manufacturing quality PC related products including graphics cards, motherboards, mini-PCs and innovative accessories. Our dedication to rigorous standards and the relentless pursuit of excellence is the backbone to our success.

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 Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair VOID Surround and Corsair VOID Wireless RGB White headsets, further expanding its range of multi-award winning gaming headsets. Offering universal compatibility for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, VOID Surround opens up its legendary gaming audio and supreme comfort for any platform, while the white version of the VOID Wireless RGB headset adds a striking, clean look to complement its 40 ft. wireless range and all-day battery life.

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The VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset brings Corsair’s most advanced gaming headset to the widest range of devices yet. VOID Surround’s mobile-compatible 3.5mm connector offers instant connectivity to virtually any audio source, as well as full headset capability with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One (requires Xbox One Wireless Controller with a 3.5mm port or Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter). The 3.5mm jack also enables use on smartphones, tablets and handheld gaming devices. For connection to a PC, VOID Surround includes a USB 7.1 Dolby headphone adapter, unlocking genuine Dolby Surround for deadly accurate positional audio, as well as a fully customizable EQ in the Corsair CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software.

“Most gamers don’t play on just one platform, so we wanted to build a headset that can be used anywhere” said Corsair’s Product Manager for Gaming Headsets, Joshua LaTendresse. “With VOID Surround, that’s exactly what we created: the unrivaled comfort and epic immersion of VOID is now universally compatible with any gaming platform.”

As with all Corsair VOID headsets, VOID Surround is built for comfort and durability, with memory-foam ear pads wrapped in long-lasting microfiber and cast aluminum construction. Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers deliver brilliant, precise highs and powerful bass, while a sophisticated unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes sure your teammates hear you loud and clear.

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VOID Wireless – Now In White

Also launching today is Corsair’s new VOID Wireless 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset in white, a stylish new version of the multi-award winning Void Wireless headset, offering full Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround audio without the hassle of cables. Up to 40 ft. of wireless range grants freedom to enjoy untethered audio, while up to 16 hours of battery life ensures all-day gaming sessions go uninterrupted. Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads and cast aluminum construction guarantee comfort and durability though even the longest, toughest gaming sessions and customizable lighting supports Corsair’s CUE Link, enabling RGB synchronization of all RGB-enabled Corsair headsets, mice and keyboards. Its Corsair’s most advanced wireless headset, now in a striking new color to match lighter gear and décor.

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VOID Visualizer – See Your Sound

Corsair is also proud to announce a major new software feature for its powerful Corsair Utility Engine software, VOID Visualizer. Combining a digital Corsair VOID headset (VOID Wireless, USB or Surround) with any RGB-enabled keyboard (such as the K70 RGB or Strafe RGB) enables gamers to unleash a stunning multi-color graphic equalizer on their keyboard, turning it into a real-time display of the active audio or microphone signal. Compatible with VOID Surround, VOID RGB Wireless and VOID RGB USB headsets, VOID Visualizer can be enabled with just a few clicks in the Corsair Utility Engine.

 

Availability and Pricing

The VOID Surround has an MSRP of $79.99. VOID Wireless RGB in white has an MSRP of $129.99. Both are available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. VOID Visualizer is live immediately in Corsair Utility Engine Version 1.15.36.

VOID Surround Gaming Headset Specifications

  • Genuine Dolby Headphone: Treat yourself to 7.1 channels of accurate and immersive surround
  • Universal Compatibility: The mobile-compatible connector works with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. The included USB Dolby 7.1 sound card unlocks genuine Dolby Surround for PC.
  • Embark on Marathon Gaming Sessions: Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads enable extended play.
  • Unlock Legendary Audio: Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers bring the action to life with brilliant range and precision.
  • Crystal Clear Voice Communication:  The noise-canceling microphone on the VOID headset puts your voice in the spotlight—and nothing else
  • Microfiber/Memory Foam Earpads: Play in comfort for hours… and hours

VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset – (White) Specifications

  • Legendary Audio, Zero Hassle2.4GHz wireless freedom up to 40 ft. + 16 hours of uninterrupted gaming
  • Epic Immersion and True Multi-Channel Audio: Genuine Dolby Headphone surround delivers lethally accurate 7.1 positional audio
  • RGB Lighting: Sync with other Corsair RGB devices—or light your own path
  • CUE Control: Instantly re-spec your gaming audio—EQ, Dolby and volume—with a single digital control.
  • InfoMic: Everything you need to know about your audio status—instantly.
  • Unlock Legendary Audio: Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers bring the action to life with brilliant range and precision
  • Microfiber/Memory Foam Earpads: Play in comfort for hours… and hours
  • Take Command: The advanced unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes you loud and clear

 

Web Pages:

For more information on the Void Surround gaming headset, please visit

http://www.corsair.com/voidsurround

For more information on the Corsair’s range of gaming headsets, please visit

http://www.corsair.com/void

About Corsair

Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company’s award-winning products include DDR3 and DDR4 memory, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.

Copyright © 2016 Corsair Components, Inc. All rights reserved. Corsair, the sails logo, and Vengeance are registered trademarks of Corsair in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Cat® phones today announced the launch of its new flagship product, the Cat S60; the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera, and the world’s most waterproof smartphone. The device will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016, inBarcelona.

The Cat S60 includes an embedded thermal camera from FLIR, the global leader in thermal imaging technology, allowing Cat phone users to be the first in the world to use their smartphones for a multitude of use cases, including: detecting heat loss around windows and doors; spotting moisture and missing insulation; identifying over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry; and seeing in complete darkness.

The thermal camera visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts. It can pick up heat and measure surface temperatures from a distance of up to 50 to 100 feet, and see through obscurants such as smoke, enabling a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, and emergency first responders to name but a few.

The Cat S60 is also waterproof to depths of up to 5 meters for one hour, allowing it to be used as an underwater camera, pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, and how and where it’s used.

“To stand out from the crowd in today’s smartphone market requires true innovation and we are proud to partner with FLIR to announce what is truly a world’s first,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar. “The Cat S60 represents a milestone for smartphones. We are excited for thermal technology to be in the hands of Cat phones customers and to discover the myriad of daily time and efficiency use cases it will present for them.”

“We are delighted to work on the latest Cat phone with Bullitt Group, to integrate our thermal camera into their proven, industrialized smartphone to create a truly innovative and groundbreaking mobile product,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “The CAT S60 presents mobile users around the world with new capabilities – a ‘sixth sense’ experience that only thermal imaging can offer.”

The Cat S60 is also an extremely tough and robust, world class rugged smartphone. It exceeds military spec, is built to withstand drops onto concrete from up to 1.8 meters, and it’s dustproof as well as waterproof. Its versatile, super-bright display can be viewed in bright sunlight, and the touchscreen can be controlled with wet fingers or while wearing gloves. It is also protected by the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4.

Cat S60 key features:

  • Strengthened Die Cast Frame
  • Drop proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G
  • Super bright display (typical 540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4
  • 4.7″ HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support
  • Optimised battery performance (3800mAh)
  • High quality audio experience (>105dB)
  • Underwater 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
  • 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • Android™ Marshmallow
  • Dedicated FLIR thermal camera app with MSX technology; still image, panorama, and video capture; changeable heat palettes; temperature spot meter; and min, max, and average temperature data

The Cat S60 will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, Feb 22nd – 28th, Barcelona Stand CS80. It will be available later this year RRP €649 / $599.

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR EDITION has arrived. Accelerated by the groundbreaking NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, the GTX 980 Ti delivers an unbeatable 4K and virtual reality experience. With 2816 NVIDIA CUDA Cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory, it has the horsepower to drive whatever comes next. And with the VR EDITION, you get an included 5.25” drive bay with front HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 giving you easy access to your VR device’s input. The graphics card also has an internal HDMI connector, meaning no external cables will be visible.

New and Key Features:

  • Built for VR: Included 5.25” Drive Bay with Front HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0.
  • Internal HDMI: Connects to a 5.25” Drive Bay, no visible external wires!
  • ACX 2.0+ Cooling: EVGA’s latest cooling solution offers improved cooling, reduced fan noise and better overclocking.
  • 6GB of GDDR5 Memory: Gives you access to higher texture qualities in games, improved 4K gaming performance and optimized for the next generation of gaming. 

Learn more: www.evga.com/articles/00981/evga-geforce-gtx-980-ti-vr-edition/

Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaO94SKM9gI

About EVGA 

EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorized partner in channel sales throughout North America and Latin America and a leading Power Supply Manufacturer. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system integration. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit: www.evga.com

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Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Logitech® G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

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“We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that’s focused on delivering pure performance.”

Pure Performance-Driven Design

Every aspect of the keyboard – from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches – is precisely engineered.  The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Ultra-Responsive Romer-G Key Switches

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that deliver near-instant responsiveness, registering key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches receive commands more quickly, helping to give you an edge in competitive games where every millisecond matters. With improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent more keystroke operations than other standard key switches on the gaming peripheral market, you can play with confidence knowing that your keyboard can survive.

Customizable RGB Lighting

Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), select and personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors, and synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G gaming gear. You can mark keys by color to keep track of spells and other commands, or change colors to match your setup. Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in game and in the dark. And LGS comes pre-loaded with custom lighting profiles for over 300 games, so all the customization is done for you out of the box.

Easy-Access Media Controls

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly, so you can control your background track without switching out of your game. Use the roller to adjust the volume, or skip to the next song with the touch of a button.

Full Customization

Get full control of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum with LGS. Customize your favorite games with custom button macros on the F1-F12 keys. Control RGB lighting on individual keys and determine which keys are turned off when you turn on Game Mode.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning February 2016 for a suggested retail price of £159.99. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

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About Logitech
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.

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