Acer Chromebook Spin 15

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KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

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

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Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

April 27, 2021

HyperX and MSI Set New DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 7200MHz

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced that HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was used to set a new overclocking world record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at 7200 MHz. The world record for highest frequency was set by the MSI OC Team in Taiwan using a HyperX 4600 MHz Predator DDR4 8G module (part number: HX446C19PB3K2/16) on an MSI MEG Z590 UNIFY-X motherboard using an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900KF @ 3.50 GHz CPU. The record breaking frequency is posted on HWBOT, the site for PC enthusiasts looking for news, tips and information on overclocking, benchmarks and competitions.




"HyperX is thrilled to be part of this breakthrough in DDR4 overclocking history, with HyperX Predator memory used to set two world records within the past month," said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager, HyperX. "Our HyperX engineers continue to focus on improving high-speed yields to get faster products in the hands of our customers and push previously unattainable performance records."

HyperX Predator DDR4 was used to set the world record at 7156MHz last month. HyperX Predator DDR4 offers high-performance memory paired with a bold and aggressive style. The frequencies available for purchase have expanded to 4800MHz along with latencies from CL12 to CL19. HyperX memory modules are Intel® XMP-ready with certified profiles optimized for Intel’s latest chipsets, and are also compatible with many of AMD’s latest chipsets.

Available as 8GB to 32GB single modules and kits of two, four and eight with capacities of 16GB to 256GB, HyperX Predator DDR4 memory is 100 percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty, with free technical support and legendary reliability. For more information on HyperX DDR4 and global availability, please visit HyperX Memory webpage.

April 22, 2021

Fujifilm launches instant camera “instax mini 40”

FUJIFILM launched of the “instax mini 40” (mini 40), which supports the mini-format film. It will join the lineup of the “instax” series of instant cameras that allow users to enjoy on-the-spot photo printing.



The mini 40 comes in a classical camera design that is least affected by trends. It is the instax series’ new entry-model that has a presence but can easily blend in with a variety of fashion styles and shooting situations.

The “CONTACT SHEET” mini-format instax film is also released on the same day, featuring text in orange to add a classical touch to a black frame, in a style that complements the mini 40. The design simulates a “contact sheet,” a bromide sheet printed with photos taken in films to check individual images.

The “instax” series of instant cameras, which is launched in 1998 and affectionately called “Cheki” in Japan, now has been used by especially young people in over 100 countries worldwide, including Europe, the United States, China and Southeast Asia. It is embraced by a large number of people not only for its ability to capture a precious moment and have a print-out on the spot, but also as a new tool of communication and self expression, conveying one’s sentiments visually.

The mini 40 features the popular “Automatic Exposure” function, originally introduced to the instax mini 11, released in May 2020. The camera automatically optimizes the shutter speed, flash output and other settings according to a shooting condition, making it easy to take the perfect photo in bright outdoors on a sunny day or dark indoors alike. Users can also activate the “Selfie mode” for taking selfies and close-up shots with ease by pulling out the front edge of the camera’s lens after powering it on. The mini 40 is an instant camera with a simple and classical design which has a presence. The surface has a premium texture that sits comfortably in the hand, while the black-based body combines silver frames as a design feature. The attention to detail has perfected the sophisticated design.


April 8, 2021

Razer Anzu smart glasses combine multi-lens eyecare and open-ear audio to connect in style

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the Razer Anzu Smart Glasses, its first ever eyewear product. Razer Anzu combines the valuable protection of 35% blue light filtering lenses, 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized sunglasses, touch controls, and open-ear audio for a one-of-a-kind wearable.  Razer Anzu seamlessly enhances the experience of working from home, and makes digital entertainment or outdoor activities another opportunity to demonstrate your style.


Open-ear wireless sound and the use of Razer’s low-latency Bluetooth technology offer consumers greater immersion and convenience to enjoy work-play lifestyles. A less-than 48g light weight and ergonomic design delivers a comfortable fit for extended use, particularly during work-from-home sessions. Razer Anzu will be available from Razer.com in fashionable rectangular or round frame designs, each in two sizes with subtle branding adorning the durable and flexible frame hinges meant for easy storage.

“The Razer Anzu modernizes the wearable category in terms of convenience and blue light or UV protection,” said John Moore, Head of Sales and Marketing at Razer. “With Anzu, Razer is entering the market at a time when there is a surge of people working from home – where eye protection, hands-free communication and smart features are now in high demand.”

Consumers spend countless hours using mobile devices, laptops and computer displays for both business and pleasure, which exposes their eyes to blue light. Razer Anzu is an all-in-one solution to filter out the damaging light of digital devices and the sun, adding a much-needed element of protection to stylish smart eyewear. The best-in-class package is complete with pre-installed 35% blue light filtering lenses to protect from screen glare, reducing digital eyestrain so eyes feel fresh and focused while enjoying entertainment or working. For outdoor activities, replacement polarized lenses are included in the retail bundle to shield eyes from 99% of UVA/UVB rays.

The customized Bluetooth 5.1 connection brings industry-leading 60ms latency for smooth, stutter-free sound that allows you to stay immersed without any disruptions from audio delay or skipping. A discreet omnidirectional mic and speakers built into the Anzu frame provide nearly imperceivable, convenient hands-free communication wherever you are.

With more than 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, Razer Anzu has the juice to power through your day to support use during long work or gaming sessions. When folded up and not in use, power is conserved by shutting off to achieve nearly two weeks of stand-by power.

Kingston announced its partnership with NXP Semiconductors

Kingston today announced it is partnering with NXP® Semiconductors on their new i.MX 8M Plus applications processors. NXP is a leading applications processor developer for creating infrastructure solutions involving smart technology, and Kingston is proud that its eMMC embedded memory solution is part of the reference board for its latest application processor.

Smart device makers requesting NXP’s engineering verification kits featuring the i.MX 8M Plus chipset will see Kingston’s eMMC onboard. This creates a terrific opportunity to expand the relationship with NXP and also further showcase Kingston embedded memory solutions to other IoT manufacturers. Kingston’s discrete memory and storage solutions were also embedded on NXP’s previous-generation i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 series processor boards.

“We are honored to extend our partnership with NXP, one of the top semiconductor companies in the world, on their latest i.MX 8M Plus evaluation kit,” said Kingston. “Kingston products power machines and devices everywhere from data centers to corporate and client PCs, as well as many embedded products. We have been in the memory business for over 33 years and working with NXP is a great way to enhance our embedded solutions business.”

“Our latest i.MX 8M Plus processor focuses on machine learning, vision, multimedia as well as industrial IoT devices,” said NXP Semiconductors. “As with prior NXP applications processors, it is great to work with Kingston and include their embedded memory solutions with our evaluation kits that are sent to developers and manufacturers. Our relationship runs deep on both engineering and marketing levels.”  

Kingston started its embedded memory business in 2010 to address the then-growing trend toward smartphones, tablets and early-IoT solutions. As the world has increasingly adopted an automated lifestyle via smart devices, Kingston’s presence and stature in the embedded memory industry has grown tremendously. As a result, Kingston’s memory solutions can be found in industrial applications including automobile fleet tracking and devices enabling 5G telecommunications as well as many home consumer products including Bluetooth® speakers, robotic vacuums and wearables.


April 6, 2021

Canon introduced PowerShot ZOOM pocket-sized camera for live events and wildlife watching

Canon has announced the launch of the PowerShot ZOOM, a pocket-sized digital monocular camera designed for those who want to get closer for activities such as sports, live performances or wildlife watching. The PowerShot ZOOM’s light and compact design makes it useful in a wide variety of situations, while its ability to capture photos and videos ensures you get to keep memories of all the sights you come across in your day out.


With the PowerShot ZOOM’s ability to instantly switch between 100mm, 400mm and 800mm focal lengths respectively, users will never miss an opportunity to get closer to the action regardless of whether they are attending a football match, a concert or out birdwatching. Being only slightly bigger than an average power bank, at 103.2mm in length and weighing approximately 145g, users will find it extremely portable.

“The PowerShot ZOOM is designed to be lightweight and portable, with ease of storage in mind. Small but powerful, it is equipped with autofocus and image stabilisation which result in a clearer view. Photos and videos are sharp on this pocket-sized device with optical zoom and image stabilisation, and users can easily share these moments with others on social media,” said Andrew Koh, President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Simple, Fun and Easy to Use

Designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, the PowerShot ZOOM sports a telescopic design and comes with autofocus and image stabilisation, which provides a comfortable viewing experience during prolonged use. Regardless of whether users are out birdwatching or catching a soccer match, toggling between 100mm, 400mm and 800mm with the click of a button, they can be sure to never lose sight of the action. They can also capture those fleeting moments in the form of 12-megapixels still images or Full HD videos. Capable of shooting up to 10 frames per second for stills, the PowerShot ZOOM can easily capture shots of players running across the basketball court or a flock of birds flying across the treetops.

A telephoto zoom lens coupled with an interchangeable lens camera can be a hefty combination to carry around on a trip, and the PowerShot ZOOM provides users with that extra reach without the additional bulk. They also get to immerse themselves in beautiful scenery with the 0.39-inch electronic viewfinder that has a resolution of 2.36 million dots at 59.94FPS, which is similar to the viewfinders found in premium full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the EOS RP. With this, users get a crisp image with much more detail when using the viewfinder.

Designed to be used on the go, the PowerShot ZOOM can be charged or powered via the supplied Type-C to Type-C interface cable with a compatible charger or power bank (sold separately). Users can also opt for the Canon USB Power Adapter PD-E1 (sold separately) as well. A full battery charge provides approximately 60 minutes of movie record time, 150 still shots and a live viewing time of 70 minutes. The PowerShot ZOOM uses a microSD card as storage media.

Seamless Connectivity with Smartphones for Sharing on the Go

For easy sharing on various social media platforms, images recorded on the PowerShot ZOOM can be transferred to a smartphone via Canon’s Camera Connect app wirelessly or via wired USB. With the Camera Connect app, users can perform remote shooting and share the images being viewed in real time, on a smartphone with family and friends.

When the PowerShot ZOOM is connected to a smartphone via a wired USB cable, it is recognized as a USB mass storage device, and images can be imported into the smartphone.