We stopped by the Sennheiser booth to check out their new gaming headphones. In the video, they showed us the PC360, an open air headphone, with noise canceling, and includes a noise canceling microphone. It is in stores now at $249. We also checked out the Xbox 360 version of the headset as well, the X320. It’s only a wired gaming headset, no wireless version for 2012. It also features noise canceling for the headset and mic. The sound quality is definitely awesome and these headsets are both worth the value.
Rosewill is primarily known for its affordable chassis, power supplies, and networking products. We ventured to the company’s suite to check out the new Blackhawk chassis, capable of housing an HPTX motherboard, and several other chassis, new and old. We also check out the company’s new laptop cooling devices, 80PLUS certified power supplies, and new 300 Mbps Wireless N routers and adapters. Listen in on ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean in this video overview of these products from CES 2012.
ThinkComputers stopped by the Shogun booth at CES 2012 to check out the company’s latest gaming peripherals and accessories. Headlining was a combination mouse, presentation remote, and gaming controller released last year, the Chameleon X1. This laser mouse has a full Playstation Portable-style controller on the bottom of it. Shogun also showed us its several new keyboards, its Ballista mouse, and a fantastic new 2.1 speaker system with golf ball-sized satellites. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean talks to Dennis from Shogun in this video interview.
Moneual’s Sonambu PC power saving PC was introduced a couple of years ago at CES to great fanfare, as the computer’s power system had essentially a built-in power strip. When the computer was off, power to all peripherals was cut, thereby preventing wasted electricity. For CES 2012, Moneual upgraded the line with a additional SATA ports, an 80PLUS-certified power supply, and new form-factors with eco-friendly cases made with recycled material. Also, Moneual highlighted a modularized All-in-One PC which isolates various components in order to maximize upgradeability. Last, Moneual showed its concept Home Cloud Server. The Home Cloud Server is built onto an air purifier — one of Moneual’s primary home appliance products — and offers all the features expected in a NAS and more in order to offer a connected home experience. Colin Dean speaks with Lico from Moneual in this video interview.
Mad Catz has made gaming accessories for years. Although recently, MadCatz has seriously committed to expanding their product line. With the Street Fighter X Tekken VS Arcade Stick, Xbox 360 Primer Headset, Cyborg F.R.E.Q. Headset, and the MLG Pro Gaming Circuit controller. But Mad Catz’s new products aren’t clones of what’s already available, each product offers something new. For instance, the Street Fighter X Tekken VS Arcade Stick is the exact dimensions of the Japanese arcade counterpart with better build quality, the Xbox 360 Primer Headset is officially licensed and runs at 5.8GHz, Cyborg F.R.E.Q. has a detachable mic and a swappable USB or 3.5mm adapter, so it is usable on any device. Finally, the MLG Pro Gaming Circuit Controller allows you to swap the thumbsticks, and d-pad into any configuration you want. Alex from Mad Catz provides us with a thorough walkthrough of the above products.
As we said in our NZXT CES 2012 coverage we were shown a brand new case that NZXT was about to launch. This case is one of the most impressive cases I’ve seen from NZXT and one of the most impressive cases that I saw at CES this year. The case launches today worldwide and you can pick it up for $169.99! Some of the features include hybrid fins on the top of the case that can be opened and closed, support for 280mm radiators and up to 10 fans, 2 removable hard drive cages for up to 7 hard drives, 9 expansion slots, USB 3.0 and much more. Read on to check out our video overview of this amazing case!
Swedish case maker Fractal Design showed us its line of cases, from the flagship Define series originally introduced in 2009 to two new lines introduced when the company entered the North American market last year: the minimalistic Core series and the highly affordable Arc series. Also on display was a pair of cases by case modding great Bill Owen of MNPCTech. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean talks to Fractal Design’s Dan Grossman in this video interview.
Sapphire invited us up to their suite at CES to check out some of their latest products. We were shown their brand new Intel X79 board the Pure Black X9, which has the new PCI-Express 3.0 slots on it. Also on display in their suite was the Edge HD3 Mini PC which uses AMD’s E450 APU. Finally we were shown the Sapphire VID2X. This product takes a single video single and converts it to two full HD DVI signals for a dual-display setup.
I’m sure most of you know about Otterbox, they make protective cases for iPhones and other mobile devices. We stopped over at their booth at the Showstoppers event to check out some of their latest cases. They showed us the Defender, Commuter, Impact and Reflex cases. Read on to see our video interview with Rona of Otterbox.
We were really excited to get up into MSI’s suite at CES to check out their flagship X79 board the Big Bang XPower II. It features a 22-phase hybrid power design, two 8 pin CPU power connectors, and seven PCI-E lanes for up to 4-way Crossfire or SLI. We were also shown MSI’s upcoming Intel 7 Series motherboards and a very cool external enclosure for graphics cards. Read on to check it all out!