We all know Antec for making great PC cases and power supplies. We all know someone with an Antec case and that just shows the quality of their products. Antec knows a lot about making cases and power supplies, but when I heard they were going to making speakers a was a little bit skeptical. We have seen so many companies just use an OEM to get into another market, and what comes out is a very poor product. Luckily Antec is not one of those companies, they introduce you to Soundscience an Antec subsidiary that is set to produce audio and video lifestyle products. Their first product is the Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System and we have them up on the testing block today.
When you are purchasing a laptop for most people speakers are really not their first concern and they really shouldn’t be. I’ve owned quite a few different laptops over the past couple of years and the speakers have been pretty bad on all of them. The speakers on netbooks are even worse. Choiix knows this and has come out with a cool little product to give your speakers a little boost. It is the Boom Boom Slim Travel Speaker. This speaker is very small and features 4 high sensitive drivers. Let’s see if it is the perfect speaker for your laptop.
Antec Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories, for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets presents the formation of soundscience™ (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec) and introduces the all new 3D 2.1 speaker system: soundscience rockus™. The new soundscience speaker system will be introduced at this year’s IFA trade show held in Berlin, from September 3 – 8, 2010 at the IFA Reseller Park, Hall 9, Booth 101.
Designed to deliver an audio experience matching the visual immersion of 3D video, the soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system is the best way to experience game and movie sound in 3D. 3Dsst™, soundscience’s proprietary 3D technology, actively analyses incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently places them into a 3D sound field. The results are realistic, immersive 3D soundscapes for your movies and games from 2.1 speakers.
The ASUS vh232h is a 23″ LCD display with a 5ms response time, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, and a full 1080p 1920×1080 resolution. Add in HDMI connectivity and built-in speakers, this wall-mountable display is candidate for some serious gaming, movie-watching, or, well, Farmville-ing (if you’re of that persuasion). ThinkComputers has the review. Geeks.com was nice enough to send the ASUS VH232H 23-inch 1080p LCD Monitor over, they are a great place to find flat panel monitors.
Altec Lansing’s been around for a long time. Its speaker products are top quality and its new products are sure not to break that streak. This year, Altec Lansing showed off four major new products: an iPod dock, earbuds, 2.1 computer speaker set, and a chainable stage speaker for game consoles.
You will find iPod speakers everywhere, but which ones actually sound good? With all these brands out there it is hard to know if these speaker sets are even worth getting. Our friends at Eagle, who already sent us their Soundstage speakers, also make an iPod speaker system called the iDock. The iDock features a dedicated subwoofer unlike many iPod speaker systems, so let’s see if it’s worth picking up.
When you think of desktop speakers there are only a few names that come to mind and Eagle is not one of them. Eagle makes all kind of products from power supplies to hard drive enclosures. They have just ventured into speakers releasing a few different speaker sets. Today we will be looking at the ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage speakers which feature a dedicated subwoofer, exceptional tonal fidelity, and a LCD with digital equalizers. Let’s take a look and see if Eagle can make a name for themselves in the speaker business.
2.1 speaker sets-the kind with two satellite tweeters and a single subwoofer-are very popular with those whose hardware doesn’t support 5.1 or 7.1 audio, or those who simply don’t have room for those elaborate setups. Hercules’ XPS 2.1 50 speaker set is a unit which, while more expensive than some of its competitors’ units, yields warm tones and thumpin’ bass on top of its sleek crowdsourced, glossy black design. ThinkComputers has the review.
It seems like everyone is making iPod speaker systems, with so many out there it is hard to tell which ones are good and which ones are crap. Today we are looking at a speaker system from Samson, who is a new sponsor to ThinkComputers. Not sure what to expect when I got this speaker system I was really impressed with the overall quality and features this system offers. Read on and see what the Samson StudioDock 3i is all about!
Creative had a very strong showing this year, once again featuring Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendell in frag matches throughout the day. They showed off a new video recorder, new speakers, a new sound card, new OEM partners, and a kick-ass new processor architecture, too. Let’s take a look!
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