Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

October 5, 2020

Canon announces EOS C70 — the first Cinema EOS camera equipped with an RF mount

Canon has announced the launch in Japan of the EOS C70, the newest addition to the Cinema EOS System as well as the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, a lens adapter for the EOS C70 which enables the camera to use EF series lenses.

Utilizing Canon’s RF lens mount, the new camera achieves a compact and lightweight design[1] and supports 4K/120P high frame rate recording, enabling rich visual expression. The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS System camera to be equipped with an RF mount, which makes it compatible with any of the RF lenses from Canon’s EOS R System. When equipped with the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x (sold separately), the camera can also support the extensive lineup of lenses from the EF lens series[2], opening up a myriad of possibilities for creative cinematography.

Featuring a 4K Super 35mm CMOS DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor, the EOS C70 can capture high-image-quality 4K video in 4:2:2 (10-bit) colour that delivers rich gradation, even in environments with significantly high contrast which demands high dynamic range. Moreover, the camera is equipped with the DIGIC DV7 image-processing platform capable of high-speed processing, enabling users to record high-frame-rate 4K/120P video to UHS-II standard SD cards.

The EOS C70 is equipped with two SD card slots and supports a variety of recording modes such as simultaneous recording, relay recording, and 4K/2K recording. The camera also inherits many professional features found in the existing Cinema EOS lines, including two mini XLRs, audio control dials, Timecode IN/OUT, full HDMI terminal, and the newly designed “Direct Touch Control” function that allows users to change recording settings quickly and directly from the camera’s touchscreen panel.

In addition, the camera also incorporates Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which offers even greater performance with the addition of the Intelligent Tracking and Recognition System. This advanced algorithm developed under deep learning technology works in conjunction with the Face Detection AF and further improves focus tracking, even when a subject is looking away from the camera. Combined with the new highly responsive touch screen, image focusing is now faster and even more intuitive.

Employing a miniaturized optical system, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x allows for video recording using the EOS C70 and EF series lenses[1] with an angle of view close to that of the mounted full-frame lens. This allows users to take full advantage of the wide selection of EF series lenses as well as expands the possibilities and flexibility of video production. 

The optical system of the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x reduces the focal length by 0.71x, thus allowing the EOS C70 — equipped with a Super-35mm DGO sensor — to record video using EF lenses originally designed for full-frame sensors with an angle of view similar to the original angle of the full-frame lenses. In addition, reducing the size of the optical system gains approximately one extra stop (one lens aperture “f-number”) of brightness, thus requiring lower ISO sensitivity. This enables high-image-quality recording with less noise, even in low-light environments such as indoors or at night. 

When equipped with EF lenses[2] via the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, the EOS C70 digital cinema camera can achieve the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus functionality across the entire image, just like digital cinema cameras with an EF mount.  In addition, the camera can also record and display data such as peripheral illumination correction, the effectiveness of lateral chromatic aberration correction, F-number and focal length.


Kingston Launches Two New Type-C USB Drives in Malaysia

 Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of two Type-C USB drives: the high-performance DataTraveler 80 and value-driven DataTraveler 70. Both drives help expand data storage in a portable form factor for devices with USB Type-C ports.

More and more devices such as Android smart phones, tablets and PCs now only support the USB Type-C port. Kingston recognizes the industry shift and has developed cost-effective solutions to enable consumers to quickly transfer files and store more of their data including files, photos and videos:

DataTraveler 80 is a high-performance USB flash drive that supports next-generation Type-C laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets. Designed for professional and business use, DataTraveler 80 features fast speeds of up to 200MB/s read and 60MB/s write1 which allows for quick and convenient file transfers. The compact and capped design has a durable casing and key ring loop making it ideal for on-the-go storage.


DataTraveler 70 is a value-driven Type-C USB flash drive for compatible devices, featuring USB 3.2 Gen 1 performance (up to 10x faster than USB 2.0) and up to 128GB2 capacity. With a lightweight, portable design and high capacity to store more data, it is perfect for everyday use.



Kingston DataTraveler 80 and DataTraveler 70 USB drives are backed by five-year warranty3, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. 




October 2, 2020

CORSAIR K100 RGB GAMING KEYBOARD

CORSAIR today announced the launch of its new flagship gaming keyboard, the incomparable CORSAIR K100 RGB. Every detail is built for speed, starting with new CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology, delivering your inputs up to four times faster than conventional gaming keyboards. The CORSAIR K100 RGB is equipped with a wide array of premium features that enhance both form and function, such as a refined aluminum frame, a multi-function iCUE control wheel, a 44-zone RGB LightEdge, and PBT double-shot keycaps with a standard bottom row. Available in a mechanical version featuring CHERRY MX SPEED Silver keyswitches, or an optical-mechanical version with exclusive new CORSAIR OPX keyswitches, the CORSAIR K100 RGB is the new pinnacle of gaming keyboards.



Debuting in the CORSAIR K100 RGB, onboard CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology delivers peak performance unmatched by any other gaming keyboard on the market today. AXON enables native 4,000Hz hyper-polling and 4,000Hz key scanning, registering your keypresses up to four times faster than a standard gaming keyboard. Whether you choose the mechanical precision of CHERRY MX SPEED Silver keyswitches or the hyper-fast 1.0mm actuation of CORSAIR OPX optical-mechanical keyswitches, AXON ensures that every input is read and delivered to your PC faster than ever before.

The CORSAIR K100 RGB’s refined industrial design complements its industry-leading performance, starting with a durable and stylish brushed aluminum frame. In addition to vibrant per-key RGB backlighting, a 44-zone RGB LightEdge runs along the sides and top of the keyboard, offering the potential for stunning and intricate lighting effects. Precision-molded PBT double-shot keycaps further enhance the CORSAIR K100 RGB’s premium look and feel while resisting wear, fading, and shine for years, and can be swapped out for custom keycap sets with a standard bottom row.

CORSAIR iCUE software enables in-depth customization such as key remaps and macro programming, perfect for the CORSAIR K100 RGB’s six dedicated macro keys. These keys are also compatible with Elgato Stream Deck software, putting powerful streaming commands and shortcuts at the press of a button. The CORSAIR K100 RGB also features the all-new multi-function iCUE control wheel, offering convenient command over backlighting, media jogging, or as an additional scroll function in creative applications or games – anything programmable in iCUE, you can do with the iCUE control wheel.

Cementing its position as CORSAIR’s preeminent keyboard, the CORSAIR K100 RGB boasts an array of fan-favorite extras, along with a range of new additions to elevate the keyboard experience even further. Dedicated media keys and the signature CORSAIR aluminum volume roller offer convenient control over your media, while a new magnetic, detachable soft-textured leatherette palm rest cushioned by plush memory foam easily slides into place. A USB pass-through port lets you connect an additional device through your keyboard, or conveniently mount an iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen. Finally, 8MB of onboard storage can save up to 200 profiles with custom macros, settings, and up to 20 layers of RGB lighting.

With groundbreaking new onboard technology in CORSAIR AXON and a host of new features and extras, the CORSAIR K100 RGB is the fast, powerful, and stylish gaming keyboard that the world’s most discerning players have been waiting for.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing
The CORSAIR K100 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and CORSAIR K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

September 24, 2020

Logitech’s Most Advanced Compact Mouse MX Anywhere 3 Enhances Your Workflow and Workspace

Logitech announced its new MX Anywhere 3 and MX Anywhere 3 for Mac Wireless Compact Mice, low-profile mice designed for advanced creators, developers and anyone who seeks performance, portability and comfort anywhere they need to work. The mouse is built to track on virtually any surface, including glass, as you move it with you to varied work spaces around the home or office. Featuring the next-generation MagSpeed wheel, MX Anywhere 3 quietly scrolls up to 1,000 lines per second and auto-shifts between ratchet and hyperfast mode, giving you the highest precision in a compact mouse. 


“MX Anywhere 3, the latest addition to the premium MX family of products, is purpose-built for creating, making and doing at the speed of thought so you can master whatever you need,” said Delphine Donne-Crock, general manager of creativity and productivity at Logitech. “Designed to enhance your workflow anytime and anywhere you need to be productive, MX Anywhere 3 is comfortable and fits well for smaller hand sizes.” 

MX Anywhere 3 connects wirelessly up to 10 meters away and features USB-C quick charging, staying powered for up to 70 days on a full charge, and a one-minute quick charge lasts three hours. Connect up to three devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology or the included Unifying™ USB dongle and switch between them at the tap of a button. 

Customize MX Anywhere 3 for your specific workflow, so you can work faster with predefined app-specific profiles. Pair MX Anywhere 3 with MX Keys for the ideal setup so you can truly master everything you need. 

Compatibility  
MX Anywhere 3 works with Windows®, macOS, iPadOS, ChromeOS and Linux. MX Anywhere 3 for Mac is optimized for macOS, is iPad compatible and includes a USB-C to USB-C charging cable for Mac. 

Availability 
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 and MX Anywhere 3 for Mac will be available beginning in September 2020 at Logitech.com

September 23, 2020

Kingston Ranked the Third Party DRAM Module Suppler in the world in 2019

Kingston Technology today announced it has been ranked the top third-party DRAM module supplier in the world, according to the latest rankings by revenue from analyst firm TrendForce (formerly DRAMeXchange). Kingston retains its number 1 position with an estimated 80.33% market share on $12.9B (USD) revenue, according to TrendForce. The rankings for 2019 mark the 17th consecutive year that TrendForce has placed Kingston in the top spot.

TrendForce states DRAM prices were lower in 2019 due to an ample supply combined with weaker demand from both the server and client sides, thus resulting in less revenue for many module makers. Kingston was one of the few manufacturers to go against this trend and see market share grow, according to the analysts. Kingston has maintained its competitive advantage by working closely with its partners and customers to remain flexible while adapting to their ever-changing needs as well as market conditions.  

The following chart with results provided by TrendForce shows the top 10 DRAM module suppliers:

New Wafer Lithography Leads to Higher-Density DRAM for DDR4

As the industry transitions from current memory modules built using 8Gbit density DDR4 chips to 16Gbit, Kingston stands ready to assist customers and address their concerns with the compatibility of these new higher-density chips on legacy platforms. The new wafer lithography needed to produce 16Gbit DRAM also provides a power savings over last-generation 8Gbit, providing improved battery life on mobile systems and reducing costs in data centers ― all while increasing the capacity per module. Kingston began shipping 64GB Registered DIMMs last December, and also refreshed the entire Server Premier product line to feature 16Gbit solutions in July 2020. 

“The generous finding from TrendForce reflects the company’s continuing growth and position as the leading third-party manufacturer of DRAM solutions,” said Kingston. “Our top position in the market allows us to work closely with our partners and vendors and help educate and guide customers on the transition to 16Gbit modules. The new advancements greatly further the growth of cloud computing, edge data centers and 5G networks”