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AOC Launches its First Curved Gaming Display in the U.S.

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Fremont, Calif. – July 13, 2016 AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of the C3583FQ, a huge, curved and affordable monitor that makes for a perfect addition to high-end gaming rigs. The display’s features, including a 4ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, a 2000R curvature and AdaptiveSync technology make this monitor one of the most affordable ways to game on a curved monitor with a 144Hz gaming panel. The AOC C3583FQ is available today at Amazon for $599.99.

The C3583FQ’s 2560 x 1080 HD resolution is everything than you need for fast paced action games. Operating in HD resolution instead of 4K resolution also means gamers won’t need to use an ultra HD capable graphics card. Most importantly, the display’s 35-inch VA curved panel provides the best viewing angles for an immersive viewing experience that lets you see even more than most of your competitors’ screens. You can also watch 21:9 widescreen films and get a full 32” wide image with no black bars on the top or bottom. The screen has a 4ms response time, 50M:1 contrast ratio (VA panel), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.

To envision the C3583FQ’s 2000R curvature, imagine making a circle of just C3583FQ monitors. The screens would be 6.5 feet away from a seat placed at the circle and the circle of monitors would have a diameter of 13 feet. Displays with 2000R when compared to displays with 4000R offer much more “curve”.

The AOC C3583FQ features two 5-watt speakers that surround you in all of your gaming adventures built into the back of the glossy display. The monitor also has a connectivity hub with two HDMI ports and two DisplayPorts, as well as DVI and VGA integrated into the base. As a result, there are no dangling cables to mess up the clean lines of the rear of the display for an overall look that’s clean and simple.

Cabinet Color Black/Silver
Panel TFT Active Matrix LCD, LED Backlight VA panel, 2000R
35″ Class, 21:9 Aspect Ratio
35″ Diagonal Viewable Area
Brightness 300 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast Ratio 50M:1
Response Time 4 MS
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178 Degrees (CR>10)
Vertical: 178 Degrees (CR>10)
Scanning Frequency Horizontal: 30KHz~99KHz
Vertical: 50Hz~76Hz
Optimal Resolution 2560x1080x60Hz
Recommended Resolution 1920×1080@60Hz
Supported Resolutions 640×480@60/67/72/75Hz

800×600@56/60/72/75Hz
832×642@75Hz

1024×768@60/70/75Hz

1280×720@60Hz

1280×960@60Hz
1280×1024@75Hz

1440×900@60Hz

1680×1050@60Hz

1920×1080@60hz

Color Depth 16.7M
Input Signal 1 x VGA, 1x DVI, 2xHDMI (2xMHL), 2xDP
Adjustability Tilt: -3.5°+1.5° to +21.5°+1.5°
Power Source Universal 110V~240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Power On:  60W (typical), Standby: < 0.5W
Regulations CE ,FCC, cTUVus, RoHS, EPA Energy Star®, EPEAT, Windows 8/Windows 10
Special Features Kensington Security Lock, Includes AOC’s e-Saver, Screen+ and iMenu software

LucidSound Announces LS20 and LS40 Wireless Gaming Headsets

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San Diego, CA – June 9, 2016 – LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today the expansion of their headset range with the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset and the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Expected to launch in time for Holiday 2016, the new headsets combine advanced audio engineering with the latest in modern design aesthetics to provide a next-generation audio experience for all gamers.

Following the Company’s well received LS30 debut headset, the LS40 advances the best-in-class audio experience yet further with the introduction of state-of-the-art DTS Headphone:X™ audio technology. Working in harmony with the headsets’ specially crafted 50mm drivers, the sound is tuned in-house by LucidSound audio engineers to deliver spatially accurate, audiophile-grade 7.1 surround sound. In addition, gamers can select between two surround-sound modes (movie and gaming) and three enhanced stereo modes, (regular, wide and front speaker) to further customise their audio preference.

Whether using to identify positioning of enemy troops or simply to locate your team mates in the heat of battle, gamers’ can be certain of highly detailed positional audio previously unheard of on a dedicated gaming headset.

The LS40 utilizes advanced uncompressed wireless technology that eliminates interference and provides a rock solid signal with unparalleled audio fidelity.

Enhancing the critically acclaimed ear-cup control scheme, gamers can individually alter game and chat volume without needing to locate ungainly buttons, and the all-new Smartphone Control provides full support for cell phones, allowing gamers to take a call, hang up and control audio playback using the ear-cup alone. Integrated rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of uninterrupted gaming and built in mic-monitoring allows players to hear their own voice through their headset.

The LS20 is a new-category of gaming headset, bridging the gap of high-fidelity audio and advanced gaming control, addressing the needs of the everyday gamer. Compact enough to be truly portable, large enough to be truly powerful, the LS20 is sleek, discrete and remarkably adept at rising to the challenge of any and all audio environments. Featuring Active and Passive modes, the LS20 features a built in rechargeable battery, providing powered amplification when used with console, PC/MAC, or mobile, yet working perfectly as a regular wired headset when the battery is powered down.

Advanced ear-cup controls once again return with the LS20, allowing instant and intuitive access to game volume, audio mute and mic mute, as well as affording control over call functions and audio playback when used with smartphones.

“In the run up to the yearly E3 Electronics Expo we have once again seen an influx of gaming headsets announced, all of which adhere to the typical gaming aesthetic: lighting up for no apparent reason, gimmicky features which distract from sub-par audio and awkward, angular designs which we believe hold little appeal to the modern adult gamer. LucidSound is forging a new path, focusing on real innovation and intelligent design with a gaming lifestyle appeal we believe has yet to be seen in this category,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “Gamers and media have reacted with overwhelming positivity to our debut product and we’re excited to launch our two new headsets which we believe will help us build market share and address new sectors of the market with hardware we believe gamers will love.”

The LS40 gaming headset features universal compatibility with practically any gaming platform and can be used with PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices, while the LS20 is compatible with PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices.

LucidSound will be demonstrating their new range of headsets to media and customers at the E3 Electronics Entertainment Expo, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 14 through June 16, 2016.

For more information, visit www.lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Line Goes Retail This Weekend

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San Diego, CA – June 9, 2016 – This coming weekend, Turtle Beach Corporation(NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years, officially launches its all-new line of Elite Pro eSports gear, setting a new standard for competitive gaming audio performance and comfort. On Sunday, June 12th, gamers seeking to get their hands on the ultimate eSports audio setup will be able to purchase the all-new Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset,Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) and additional Elite Pro accessories at leading gaming and consumer electronics retailers worldwide.

Turtle Beach’s “Elite” branded products represent the highest level in audio and build quality, and the all-new Elite Pro Headset, Elite Pro T.A.C. and other Elite Pro accessories form the Company’s all-new line of competitive gaming audio gear created to meet the demands of today’s professional and aspiring pro teams and players.

“We have a history of creating industry firsts, and our Elite Pro line defines the future of eSports gaming audio equipment,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “In order to excel against the best gamers in the world, you need to have the best gear. That’s why we’re excited to have partnered with two of the best eSports organizations in the world with OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan, who are already using the Elite Pro system in competition and at home. The Elite Pro is a game-changer; designed to help you win. If that sounds like something that appeals to you, then be sure to pick yours up!”

Three years in the making, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headsetis a ground-up redesign of the competitive gaming headset that brings to market multiple first-and-only innovations in the core mechanics of headset design, weight and fit. The Elite Pro Headset’s all-new 50mm Nanoclear™ speakers deliver more efficient, crisper audio with less distortion for a game-changing sound experience, while the Pro Gaming Microphone with TruSpeak™ Technology provides crystal clear chat to ensure team communication is always heard loud and clear. The Elite Pro Headset also debuts Turtle Beach’s latest groundbreaking comfort-driven technologies, including the ComforTec™ Fit System with multiple adjustment points for a truly personalized headset fit and feel, Aerofit™ Ear Cushions that stay cool in the heat of battle, and Turtle Beach’s all-new patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System that finally makes wearing a gaming headset comfortable for players who wear glasses. Additionally, the Elite Pro Headset can be customized with Magnetic Speaker Plates that attach to the outside of the ear-cups, and includes the Circuit Pro™ Cable System that allows for quick and easy connections to all Elite Proaccessories through one easy, universal connection.

The Elite Pro T.A.C. is the most powerful audio controller ever designed for competitive gaming, combining cutting-edge audio technologies like DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™ with incredibly powerful chat and microphone tuning tools, giving eSports athletes everything they need to win. The T.A.C. has an all-new fingertip slide system that brings the power of a robust tournament grade gaming audio mixer under instant control, and includes breakthrough features such as the Background Noise Limiter on your microphone and the Outbound Mic Boost control, both built specifically for team play at eSports events. The T.A.C.’s Background Noise Limiter helps eliminate distractions via providing tunable mic levels, while the Outbound Mic Boost feature is there to ensure every word is heard loud and clear by teammates, even over the roar of the crowd during those crucial last-minute hardpoint defends and flag captures that lead to victory. The Elite Pro T.A.C. can also be used as a full, external USB 7.1 Surround Sound card on your PC, and multiple T.A.C.s can quickly and easily be daisy-chained together using standard Ethernet cables to form an offline LAN chat network anywhere.

And when combined with the optional Elite Pro accessories, including the Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone, Elite Pro A.M.P. for PlayStation®4 and Elite Pro Tactical Audio Adaptor for Xbox One (each sold separately), gamers will have in their possession the ultimate pro gaming audio setup, designed purely to help them win map after map.

For more information on the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset,Elite Pro T.A.C. and Elite Pro accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com/elite-pro-headsets, and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ultimate eSports performance, ultimate comfort, and the ultimate eSports audio setup designed to help you dominate the competition…this is Elite Pro!

Corsair Announces Neutron Series XTi Solid State Drives

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FREMONT, CA –June 8th 2016 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC hardware and components today announced the launch of its latest range of solid state drives, the Neutron Series XTi. With a blisteringly quick quad-core Phison controller and performance MLC NAND, Neutron Series XTi offers SATA 6Gbps-saturating transfer speeds of up to 560MB/sec and excellent sustained performance consistency with even the most demanding of workloads.

Available initially in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB, Neutron Series XTi will also become CORSAIR’s first 1920GB SSD in the near future, combining SSD performance with HDD capacity. With top-tier performance, reliability and consistency, the CORSAIR Neutron Series XTi meets the high-performance storage needs of the most discerning PC gaming enthusiasts and content creation professionals alike.

The Neutron Series XTi utilizes a dedicated quad-core controller for top tier top tier speeds with sustained performance and low command latency. The result is exceptional transfer speeds of up to 560MB/sec, 540MB/s sequential write, 4KB random read of up to 100K IOPS and 4K random write of up to 90K IOPS; up to the tasks of today’s most demanding end-users.

Designed for consistent performance the Neutron Series XTi handles very high sustained transfer rates with ease, enabled by an expanded cache making it possible to capture and edit professional Full HD and 4K uncompressed video in real-time, as well as play PC games with absolute maximum detail levels.

The Neutron Series XTi is also equipped with end-to-end data path protection, ensuring data is protected against corruption from the host to the NAND gate. Combined with power loss protection with advanced SmartFlush™ and GuaranteedFlush™ technologies as well as a host of error correction technologies, the Neutron Series XTi secures your drive for an ultra-consistent and reliable experience.

Specifications:

  • High Performance Quad-Core SSD Controller: Quad-core processor for top tier performance with low command latency and sustained performance. 
  • Exceptional transfer speeds: The Neutron Series XTieffectively saturates the SATA 6Gbp/s interface, providing sequential read speeds of up to 560Mb/s, sequential write speeds of up to 540Mb/s, 4KB random reads of up to 100K IOPS and 4K random writes of up to 90K IOPS.
  • Consistent Performance: Very high sustained transfer rates are enabled by an expanded cache make it possible to capture and edit professional Full HD and 4K uncompressed video in real-time, as well as play PC games with absolute maximum detail levels. 
  • End-to-End Data Path Protection (ETEP): ETEP protects the entire data path within the SSD controller. From the host to the NAND gate, ensuring data is protected against corruption. 
  • Low Power Consumption: 95% less power consumption than standard HDDs means better energy efficiency for your desktop machine and longer battery life for your laptop. Also includes support for DEVSLP (device sleep).
  • Power Loss Protection: Data is further protected with advanced SmartFlush™ and GuaranteedFlush™ technologies.
  • Enhanced Error Correction: SmartECC™ and SmartRefresh™ features improve data retention and error correction.
  • Static and Dynamic Wear-Leveling: The lifespan of the drive and its overall reliability are greatly enhanced by wear-leveling.
  • Advanced Garbage Collection: Overall performance and NAND endurance are enhanced. 
  • Compatible with CORSAIR SSD Toolbox: Access a number of crucial software tools for getting the most out of your SSD.

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty

Available immediately from CORSAIR’s worldwide network of authorized retailers, the Neutron Series XTi 240GB is priced at a MSRP of $89.99, the Neutron Series XTi 480GB at $159.99 and the Neutron Series XTi 960GB at $329.99. Pricing for the upcoming Neutron Series XTi 1920GB is yet to be confirmed. All four are backed with a five-year warranty and CORSAIR customer service and technical support.

To learn more about CORSAIR SSDs please visit:

http://www.corsair.com/ssd

Corsair Launches Bulldog 4K Living Room PC and Lapdog Control Center

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FREMONT, CA –May 25th 2016 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware today announced the release of its eagerly anticipated BULLDOG 4K living room PC kit and LAPDOG portable gaming control center, bringing 4K PC Gaming into the living room with the intuitive, accurate controls of a full size mouse and keyboard.

BULLDOG compresses high-end desktop PC performance into a form factor fit for your living room, supporting liquid cooling for both the processor and graphics card to deliver true 4K performance for the most detailed and immersive gaming experience possible. LAPDOG is the perfect companion for BULLDOG, bringing precision desktop peripherals to your couch with un-matched comfort. Together, BULLDOG and LAPDOG deliver the un-rivalled 4K PC Gaming experience in your living room.

CORSAIR BULLDOG – True 4K Gaming Performance in Your Living Room

First announced as a prototype at Computex 2015, the CORSAIR BULLDOG set PC enthusiast imaginations racing with the prospect of finally bringing a full-performance, liquid cooled PC into the living room. Continuously developed since and collecting a Best of CES 2016 Honoree distinction, CORSAIR BULLDOG finally realises the potential of a full-performance liquid-cooled PC in the living room.

Available as both a kit and via select configured systems from Micro Center in North America, BULLDOG includes a trio of innovations right in the box to bring the enthusiast PC to a living-room friendly form factor. Sleek industrial design and a console-sized case fit right in with the rest of your home entertainment gear, the multi-award winning CORSAIR SF600 SFX power supply powers the most ambitious of builds and the low-profile CORSAIR H5SF liquid cooler efficiently cools the CPU. BULLDOG comes with an Intel Z170 mini-ITX motherboard (specific model varies between retailer) right in the box, so all you need to do is add the CPU, memory, graphics card and storage to build a true living room gaming PC, with no compromises on performance.

While BULLDOG comes pre-configured for easy assembly and compatibility, it’s also been built with upgrades in mind. Supporting up to three 2.5in SSDs or one 2.5in and one 3.5in HDD mount, BULLDOG carries all the features you’d expect from a CORSAIR case. Builder-friendly layout, tool-free fittings and a standard mini-ITX form factor makes upgrades easy. What’s more, BULLDOG can mount not just the H5SF low-profile CPU cooler, but also a host of compatible all-in-one graphics card liquid-coolers such as the Corsair HG10 and H55, providing the benefits of liquid cooling to not just the CPU, but the power-hungry GPU as well.

LAPDOG – Living Room PC Gaming Done Right.

First shown at Computex 2015 and the winner of numerous “Best of Show” awards CORSAIR Lapdog brings desktop CORSAIR gaming peripheral performance to the living room. A full-size portable gaming control center, LAPDOG allows you to mount your choice of CORSAIR K70 or K65 Keyboard and mouse to enjoy the complete PC gaming experience from the comfort of your couch.

Built from anodized, brushed aluminium LAPDOG feels as good as it looks, and with a huge removable memory foam lap cushion is made for comfort as well as style. Weighing just 5.8lbs (2.63 kg), multi-hour gaming sessions are a breeze, with the light-weight aluminium chassis and moulded cushion minimizing weight and pressure. Any CORSAIR K70 or K65 mechanical keyboard fits securely into Lapdog, while a full-size 11in x 11in textured-finish mouse pad provides both precision tracking for optical or laser sensor equipped mice and enough surface area to enable the best gaming mouse experience.

CORSAIR is no new-comer when it comes to cable management, and LAPDOG is no exception. Cables and connectors are tucked away inside LAPDOG’s hidden compartment, along with an integrated powered USB 3.0 hub with four USB 3.0 ports, allowing gamers to connect not just a keyboard and mouse, but also a USB headset, phone, flash drive or any other USB device, all right from their seat. Connected via a 16ft / 4.8m USB 3.0 cable, LAPDOG offers the reliability of a wired connection for maximum performance and minimal latency.

Combining the precision of CORSAIR’s industry leading keyboards and mice with supreme comfort and aluminium construction, LAPDOG is living room PC gaming done right.

 

BULLDOG Availability and Pricing

Available initially only in North America and Australia CORSAIR BULLDOG is sold in the below configurations:

BULLDOG DIY Kit Inc. Motherboard

SKU: CS-9000001:

Includes: BULLDOG Chassis, Hydro Series H5 SF Cooler, SF600 Power Supply and Gigabyte Z170N-WiFi Motherboard.

MSRP: $399

BULLDOG Complete System

Includes: BULLDOG Chassis, Hydro Series H5 SF Cooler and SF600 Power Supply, System Configuration Varies

MSRP: Varies with configuration

 

LAPDOG Availability and Pricing

Available initially in North America, UK, France, Germany and Scandanavia, LAPDOG is available immediately from CORSAIR’s world-wide network of retailers and distributors, as well as directly from CORSAIR.

SKU: CH-9500000-NA

Warranty: Corsair LAPDOG carries a 2 Year Warranty

Pricing: MSRP $119.99

 

Web Pages:

For more information on CORSAIR BULLDOG visit:

www.corsair.com/bulldog

For more information on CORSAIR LAPDOG visit:

www.corsair.com/lapdog

AOC Will Bring New Quantum Dot Monitors With Color IQ to North America

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San Francisco, California – May 25, 2016 – Today AOC, one of the world’s leading monitor brands, announced that their latest quantum dot-based monitors will be available in North America this year. The new monitors, which were introduced in China last month, integrate QD Vision’s Color IQ technology to deliver the most vivid color viewing experience commercially available today, enabling 50 percent better color performance than a typical LCD monitor, at a competitive price point.

AOC will sell its 27-inch and quantum dot displays, which deliver 98 percent Adobe RGB color, making them ideal for entertainment, photography and gaming. The new AOC Quantum Dot monitors will be available later this year online and at AOC retailers.

“Given the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve received from customers and reviewers alike, we are thrilled to expand our distribution to North America,” said Mr. Lidong Yan, general manager of monitor BU, OBM China, TPV Group. “QD Vision has helped us deliver the widest color gamut displays available today with their leading-edge quantum dot technology, and we can now bring the latest product innovations and display technology to a broader global audience.”

QD Vision’s Color IQ solution enables the widest, more accurate color gamut across screens by utilizing semiconductor nanocrystals, called quantum dots, to precisely and efficiently convert light emissions and create virtually any color of the visible spectrum. Color IQ Optics lead in green chemistry nano-material innovation and deliver the most brilliant, full gamut color displays, providing a superior viewing experience over any other commercial technology, including OLED, but at a much lower overall cost.

“Quantum dot technology provides far more natural and vivid viewing, and these new monitors from AOC will enhance performance, accuracy and user experience for consumers worldwide,” said John Volkmann, chief marketing officer at QD Vision. “AOC is one of the leaders in delivering the most accurate, wide color gamut experience and by integrating QD Vision’s Color IQ optics, these monitors deliver incredible performance at affordable price points.”

Today, most high-end monitors can only display 95 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut while many mainstream models are limited to illustrating, at most, 70 percent of the Adobe spectrum. Using QD Vision’s Color IQ solution, AOC quantum dot displays deliver nearly 100 percent of the full Adobe RGB spectrum, resulting in remarkably crisp images with vivid, life-like colors, making them ideally suited for binge-watching television shows, online gaming, personal photography or other activities that would benefit from the highest degree of color accuracy and brightness consistency.

The PLS/PLS-ADS wide view angle panel offers perfect image performance and real color uniformity at an extremely large viewing angle of 178°, and flicker-free technology provides critical eye support for photographers who are used to long-time photo editing, providing a more comfortable viewing experience that promotes greater eye health. The AOC 27” quantum dot monitors features 1920 x 1080 resolution, ?E<3 color deviation, 50 million:1 dynamic contrast and support for multiple I/O ports including VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and an audio line output. The series is compatible with Blu-ray players and most gaming consoles, including PS3/PS4 and Xbox 360.

LucidSound LS30 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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Exuding extreme amounts of elegance and class, one does not assume that the LucidSound LS30 wireless gaming headset is a gaming headset. It looks far more like the headset of an audiophile looking to pull every ounce of audio quality from their collection of Mozart or Bach. I assure you that underneath the LS30’s classy exterior lies the heart of a keen gaming headset with a lot going for it. If you have never heard of LucidSound, don’t feel bad. They are a relatively new player in the headset market. However, the company’s creators have a history of experience in Tritton, a long-time gaming headset maker.

While the LS30 we reviewed featured a black, dark gray, and brushed aluminum construction – there is an additional flavor of LS30 being made by LucidSound. This flavor comes in a gold and white body – two colors which rarely adorn a gaming headset. In my mind, that flavor resembles more the interior of a luxury automobile – or, what I *think* a luxury automobile looks like inside. I preface it like that as I am a light pickup truck guy. Vroom vroom!

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In terms of connection and setup, the LucidSound LS30 can be connected to an audio source via a 3.5mm headphone plug. The sound quality of the unit in this configuration is fine. It sounds like pretty much any wired stereo headset. However, the LS30 truly shines once connected via its 2.4 GHz wireless dongle. The sound is crisp and seems much more voluminous than its headset form factor should be able to allow. The sound can become somewhat distorted when pumping out a lot of bass but, then again, huge amounts of bass is often a crutch for headset makers. In this case, LucidSound has actually put some great audio quality in the unit that does not rely on bass to cover up imperfections. Plus, too much bass fries your brain – really!

Officially, the LS30 is unsupported when it comes to connecting to your PC via the wireless USB dongle. However, it is possible and I suggest you search around “the Google” for instructions should that be something you are wanting to have happen.

I got the chance to play several of my favorite titles with this headset – and took way too long doing it. Master of Orion, Fallout 4, DCS: A-10C Warthog, Squad – all of them sounded great. On my console, I took the game for a spin with Destiny and DOOM. Time after time, the headset came through with a terrific level of audio quality. The microphone is awesome as it can be unplugged if not needed – a feature more headsets need to utilize, and it picked up my voice in Squad without issue.

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In terms of comfort, the LucidSound LS30’s leather earcups are soft, with great cushioning, and don’t compress too hard onto your ears. I did get some ear sweat happening after a while but, hey, that’s leather for you. Aside from that, the wearing experience is great and the overall light weight of the headset’s design adds to this immensely.

Overall, the LucidSound LS30 wireless gaming headset is an elegant piece of audio tech that will allow you to enjoy some great wireless audio from your game console or PC. The LS30 retails for $149.99 which, while pricey, feels about right for a gaming headset like this. It also bolsters the LS30’s aesthetic as more of a luxury gaming headset.

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Roto VR Announces Price and Ship Date

London – May 13, 2016 – Elliott Myers and the team behind Roto today announced that Roto VR, the first motorised VR chair which works with all VR headsets, will launch this July! VR fans can purchase the Roto VR chair for $499.00 here. A limited $100 discount is being offered to the first early adopters.

“95% of VR experiences are designed for a seated user,” commented Elliott Myers, CEO at Roto VR. “Roto VR now transforms the awkward seated VR set-up into a totally immersive “endlessly revolving” experience – motorised turns, no tangling cables, double rumble effect and much more.”

Roto VR incorporates over 20 different technologies (patents pending) and is the result of years of R&D from an experienced team of technology and games industry professionals.

Roto VR features:

  • Explore 360 degrees in virtual reality without cables tangling
  • Motorised features enhance and transform all types of VR experiences
  • Roto VR HeadTracker enables 360 degrees exploration in complete comfort
  • Feel the experience with Roto VR Simulator Double Rumble Packs
  • Bring accessories into 360 VR with the Roto VR Table
  • Walk (whilst seated) using the Roto VR Touch Pedals
  • Full HMD compatibility and upgradable with Roto VR Cable Magazines
  • Yaw motion sickness resolved as your movements in VR are matched in the real world
  • Roto VR’s internal tracking provides decoupled VR experience
  • Discover gravitational presence in the virtual world

The Roto VR pre order page can be found here.

The launch trailer can be found here.

SteelSeries PAX EAST 2016 Line-Up

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CHICAGO – April 19, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, showcases a fresh lineup of gaming peripherals during PAX EAST 2016, including the Siberia 350 surround sound headset and the APEX M500 mechanical keyboard.

On display from April 22 to 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, gamers of all levels can experience the ultimate in gaming peripherals; from mechanical keyboards designed for eSports to 3D surround sound headsets and the latest in mouse technology. Visitors will also have the opportunity to win professional gaming gear from SteelSeries just by visiting booth 2106.

Siberia 350

Acclaimed for its ultra-lightweight and comfortable design, the Siberia 350 headset lets you hear everything on the battlefield, from footsteps behind you to an explosion over the hill, and enjoy the beautiful sound design as intended for enhanced gameplay. The headset features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound technology, a retractable microphone for easy storing, and the iconic SteelSeries suspension headband that self-adjusts for the perfect fit. The Siberia 350 also comes with integrated audio controls, SteelSeries Engine for customization, and RGB illumination for personalization.

APEX M500

The tournament-ready mechanical keyboard is outfitted with Cherry MX Red switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. The APEX M500 features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology for optimum efficiency, and blue LED backlighting for supreme visibility.

Win, Play and Share

SteelSeries will also be hosting a variety of events and giveaways during the show, including daily CS:GO and Crossout tournaments for the opportunity to win SteelSeries gaming gear. Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth 2106 to scan an individual code inside their PAX welcome bag or share a picture of the SteelSeries booth on Instagram or Twitter to win a Siberia 350 headset each day.

For more information about the APEX M500, Siberia 350, or SteelSeries entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com. To schedule a VIP tour of SteelSeries booth during PAX East, contact your PR representative.

DJI Releases New Osmo Accessories

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LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2016 – DJI, the world’s leading aerial imagery company, Sunday announced it will offer its best-in-class Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera for use with the Osmo, the imaging stabilization system that has transformed handheld photography and video.

The new system, known as the Osmo RAW, uses the same technology DJI launched last month on the Inspire 1 RAW aerial to bring unmatched cinematic-quality stabilized video to the skies.

“When we launched the Osmo, we reimagined motion,” said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan. “With the DJI Osmo RAW, we’ve gone even further. Now, creators and filmmakers will no longer have to choose between image quality and image stability, no matter from what perspective they’re shooting.”

The X5R will attach to the Osmo handle via an adaptor and store video on a removable 512GB solid-state drive. Gimbal motors will ensure image stability on three axes, with pan and tilt functions accessible either by using the Osmo’s thumb stick or through the DJI GO app. Users can also control the X5R’s focus and aperture inside the iOS or Android app or using an optional DJI Focus unit.

The X5R is the world’s smallest, lossless 4K camera optimized for aerial imaging. It has 12.8 stops of dynamic range, an ISO range from 100 to 25,600, and a still-image resolution of 16 megapixels. The X5R features interchangeable lens options, with video bitrates averaging 1.7Gbps, with a maximum of 2.4Gbps. The X5R records CinemaDNG files and offers a new D-LOG mode with a broader array of color correction options in post production.

Also available for the Osmo system is the Micro Four-Thirds X5 camera and gimbal, called the Osmo Pro. It uses the same adaptor as the X5R, providing superior, stabilized video and top-quality photo imagery.

Pricing and availability of the Osmo Pro and Osmo RAW will be announced shortly.

Osmo users with the Zenmuse X3 camera also will soon have complete stabilization capability with the launch of the Z-Axis. The $129 attachment, which mounts between the X3 camera and the Osmo handle provides full stabilization along the fourth (vertical) axis, giving it the same capabilities as much more expensive Steadicam rigs. The Z-Axis features a shock absorber, a tilt angle adjust button and a knob to control the spring tension needed on the fourth axis.

DJI is also introducing two new power-management solutions for power users of the Osmo, including a higher-capacity battery that offers up to 96 minutes of shooting time at 4K resolution, an increase from up to 66 minutes using the standard Osmo battery. With the Osmo Pro, shooting time with the higher-capacity battery is up to 78 minutes, compared with up to 60 minutes with the original Osmo battery. Shooting time on the Osmo RAW is up to 37 minutes with the new, higher-capacity battery and up to 26 minutes with the original Osmo battery.

Users can charge their batteries with the standard Osmo charger or use an optional intelligent four-battery charger that will fully charge both original and higher-capacity batteries simultaneously. Four higher-capacity Osmo batteries will charge fully in around 120 minutes.

Using DJI’s new, extended battery means even more shooting time with the Osmo. This solution is ideal for video journalists, photographers and filmmakers who spend hours in the field and filmmakers who require multiple takes of a scene or who set a rigorous full-day production schedule.

The battery-shaped power adaptor fits into the Osmo handle and connects to either a dedicated DJI power charger or a DJI Intelligent Battery. It supports five different DJI AC charger units, three models of DJI car chargers and six varieties of DJI drone and Ronin batteries that offer shooting times up to 14 hours on the Osmo, up to 11.7 hours on the Osmo Pro and just under five-and-a-half hours for the Osmo RAW. Shooting times will differ, depending on the type of battery used.