Belkin International brands – Belkin, Linksys, Wemo and Phyn – for the first time since merging with Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), today announces its 2019 portfolio of connected things (Belkin) and connected home (Linksys, Wemo and Phyn) products at CES 2019. New connected things products include audio, USB-C, mobile power, and new cables and new connected home products include enhanced WiFi security features, HomeKit compatibility and Alexa integration across connected home products.
- ROCKSTAR Headphones with Lightning Connector
- Engineered to enhance durability – prevents cable strain, breaking and straining; MFi certified
- Designed for comfort and quality performance, silicon ear tips provide enhanced fit and seal for noise isolation; sweat and water resistant
- Available Summer 2019, Belkin.com
- ROCKSTAR Headphones with USB-C Connector coming later this year
- BOOST↑CHARGE USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to Lightning Cables made with DuraTek
- Re-engineered design to maximize cable durability and strength; newly included leather strap to organize cable and prevent tangles
- Available in 4ft, 6ft and 10ft lengths offers the perfect cable length for any use case
- New speckled design available in black and white
- MSRP $24.99 – $34.99
- Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com and retailers worldwide
Fast-Charging Chargers and Power Bank
- BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C Car Charger + Cable and USB-C Home Charger + Cable
- QuickCharge 4+ technology enables faster charging up to 50% in 15 minutes
- Compatible with all QuickCharge and Power Delivery devices up to 27W; 4ft. USB-C cable included
- MSRP $39.99 – $44.99
- Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com
- BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank USB-C 20K with USB-C Cable
- Power Delivery 2.0 30W enables fast-charging of 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- The high-capacity power bank supports most USB-C devices including Apple MacBook and Nintendo Switch
- Charge an additional device with the 12W USB-A port
- MSRP $129.99
- Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com
Mesh WiFi Router
Mesh WiFi is an enhanced version of WiFi, delivering faster speeds, more coverage and more reliable connections – the more radios a router or mesh solution has, the more ways to deliver better, faster and more dependable WiFi.
MAX STREAM AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Router
- Tri-Band WiFi and MU-MIMO technology delivers blistering combined WiFi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, essential for simultaneous streaming of movies, online gaming, video chatting and using smart home devices
- Built-in Mesh WiFi lets the router’s coverage grow as your needs do; simply add and connect a Velop Mesh WiFi Node anywhere in your home for additional, ubiquitous WiFi
- Easy setup through the Linksys App
- Automatic software and security updates
keepsyour network ahead of the game
- MSRP: $199.99
- Available on Linksys.com, Bestbuy.com, Amazon.com
Parental Controls and Network Security
- Linksys Shield
- Premium subscription software service for Velop Tri-Band users to block unwanted content/category and provide an additional layer of digital protection for your connected devices and family
- Content filtering flags sites that contain adult, violent or unwanted content and allows you to choose which types of sites your kids can visit
- Advanced browsing protection by checking the sites you visit against a database of millions of known threats, can help prevent you and your family from unsuspectingly visiting malicious sites
- Parental Control Subscription is $4.99 per month or one year for $49.99 and will be available February 2019
- Network Security Subscription is $1.99 per month or one year for $19.99 and will available later in 2019
- New Wemo
Light Switches for 2019
- Native HomeKit compatibility; leverages Apple’s software authentication for HomeKit compatibility without the use of other hardware. Joins Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Wemo Dimmer for full HomeKit compatibility across Wemo’s leading family of devices
- Updated design, single-pole and 3-way options
- Control your home lighting from the wall, your phone or by using your voice via Siri
- MSRP of $39.99 (single-pole) and $49.99 (3-way)
- Available Spring/Summer 2019 on Wemo.com
- Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant +
- Connected smart water monitoring device that detects leaks anywhere in a home and can automatically shut off the main water supply to prevent costly damage
- Monitors water use, giving homeowners insight into how much water their homes and water using fixtures are consuming so they can conserve and save
- Alexa integration; homeowners can now ask Alexa to provide updates on their water usage and turn on and off their water through Phyn Plus’ shutoff valve
- Phyn Dashboard for professional remote water monitoring and management across multiple properties
ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches New Products Through an Evangelion Collaboration
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a comprehensive ROG x Evangelion collaboration centred around EVA-01, the flagship mecha of the manga and anime series known around the world. DIY PC builders will be able to assemble a high-end PC featuring EVA 01’s distinctive purple-and-green theme and a variety of artwork directly from the Evangelion universe so that they can fashion their very own ‘NERV command centre’. Options will include a unique ROG Maximus motherboard, two ROG Strix GeForce RTX graphics cards, a ROG Ryujin II 360 AIO cooler, and other top-shelf ROG gear.
ROG Maximus Z690 Hero EVA Edition Motherboard
The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero EVA Edition is covered in the classic purple and green of the EVA-01 and is similarly well-equipped. Robust cooling and power delivery are poised to push the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors to the max. An A.T. Field design around the CPU socket and polymo-lighting on the I/O cover that switches between EVA-01 normal and berserk modes is a further aesthetic treat.
ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 EVA Edition Graphics Cards
The EVA Editions of the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 and ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 come equipped with a myriad of performance-enhancing features. Aesthetic cues from EVA-01 cover the shroud and backplate, and the iconic synchronization effect is displayed on the front ARGB panel.
ROG Ryujin II 360 ARGB EVA Edition AIO Cooler
From end to end, the ROG Ryujin II 360 ARGB EVA Edition embodies the Evangelion spirit. A gunmetal pump cover surrounds a 3.5-inch screen that displays vital stats and customizable GIFs. Meanwhile, reinforced tubing pipes coolant into a radiator loaded with three NERV-styled ARGB fans, ensuring exemplary stability in the heat of battle.
ROG THOR 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply
The ROG Thor II Platinum EVA Edition wears an EVA-inspired skin and wields component and cooling upgrades that enable the lowest noise levels — even during the most demanding skirmishes with the opposition.
ROG Strix Helios EVA Edition Chassis
The ROG Strix Helios EVA Edition is a premium mid-tower gaming chassis with three tempered-glass panels, a refined aluminium frame, and integrated front-panel RGB lighting. Interior and exterior details have been fashioned to match the aesthetics of the EVA-01 and house the other ROG x Evangelion components, making it the cornerstone of the collaboration.
ROG Strix XG27AQM EVA Edition Monitor
The ROG Strix XG27AQM EVA Edition is handsomely clad in the EVA-01’s purple and green colour scheme. With an overclocked refresh rate of 270 Hz and a speedy 0.5 ms (GTG) response time, users will experience an incredibly fluid view. The 27-inch display also covers 97% of the DCI-P3 colour space, offering a full representation of wide-gamut media.
ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition Network Router
The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition features cutting-edge wireless technology, antennas styled like the EVA-01’s shoulder plates and a control app with a UI design fashioned after a visible A.T. Field.
ROG Delta S EVA Edition Gaming Headset
The ROG Delta S EVA Edition headset encapsulates a hi-fi-grade ESS 9281 QUAD DAC™ and ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone within a lightweight shell that features EVA-inspired purple-and-green aesthetics and customizable RGB lighting. The total package weighs in at just 300 grams, putting comfort on equal par with impactful sonics and pristine comms.
ROG Strix Scope RX EVA Edition Keyboard
The ROG Strix Scope RX EVA Edition proudly wraps an EVA-inspired purple-and-green aluminium case around a full complement of ROG RX optical mechanical switches. This formidable combo consistently provides wobble-free keystrokes, a near-zero debounce delay, plus IP57 waterproofing and dust resistance for reliable deployment throughout prolonged campaigns.
ROG Keris Wireless EVA Edition Mouse
The ROG Keris Wireless EVA Edition weighs just 79 grams and sports the EVA-01’s striking green and purple colour scheme. With a 16,000 dpi ROG sensor and ROG push-fit switch sockets, users can aim with extreme precision and customize the amount of trigger force required to deliver a menacing payload.
ROG Scabbard II EVA Edition Mouse Pad
Combining contrasting NERV and EVA-inspired design elements on a nano-coated surface that repels water, oil, and dust, the ROG Scabbard II EVA Edition prominently displays your allegiance and provides a robust foundation for the ROG Keris Wireless EVA Edition mouse.
ROG Strix Arion EVA Edition SSD Enclosure
The ROG Strix Arion EVA Edition portable SSD enclosure features heat protection optimizations and blistering connection speeds, making it ripe for quick data backups and secret missions behind enemy lines.
ROG x EVANGELION T-Shirts and Sweater
The ROG T-Shirt EVA Edition and ROG Sweater EVA Edition are made of cotton for a naturally soft and cool feel, with a reinforced anti-wrinkle neckline and EVA-inspired design. The T-shirts will be available in black or white, and each will feature a different design on the front and back.
Razer Expands its Enki Pro Series with Williams eSports and Koenigsegg Editions
Razer announced two new editions of the Razer Enki Pro gaming chair to complement the line: the Razer Enki Pro Williams Esports Edition and the Razer Enki Pro Koenigsegg Edition. First announced at RazerCon 2021, the Razer Enki Pro features premium, sustainable Alcantara upholstery, a dual-density cushioned backrest comprised of two different cushion densities, and a magnetic memory foam head cushion.
The Razer Enki Pro also comes with a recline dial, a carbon-fibre finish, and is centred around optimal weight distribution, with 110-degree shoulder arches, built-in lumbar support to encourage a neutral sitting position, and a 21” ultrawide seat base ensuring long-lasting support during work or play, to reduce sitting fatigue over extended periods of time.
To honour Razer’s continuous partnership with Williams Esports that started in 2018, the Razer Enki Pro Williams Esports Edition comes in the team’s emblematic blue colour scheme. As a key player in the F1 and esports racing scene across nine different racing games, fans of the esports organization now have a throne to represent and support the team. The ultimate gaming chair for all-day comfort will allow players to maintain their perfect form from practice to pole position.
“Razer is a pioneer in esports with world-class products, a renowned brand with an enthusiastic community of fans,” said Steven English, Director of Esports at Williams Racing. “We are extremely excited to have a special Williams Esports edition of the Razer Enki Pro for our community and team to represent our brand.”
Aligned with Koenigsegg’s history of pushing the limits of automotive innovation, the Razer Enki Pro was selected as the gaming chair for the brand’s official edition. The Razer Enki Pro Koenigsegg Edition follows Razer’s partnership with the high-performance automotive brand announced last year and features recognizable elements from the popular Koenigsegg Regera. The chair comes in the carmaker’s signature yolk yellow colour, with the iconic Koenigsegg logo on the front and shield emblem imprinted on the back.
“Koenigsegg strives to never rest on making the next automotive innovation for ultimate performance,” said Halldora von Koenigsegg, Chief Operating Officer of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. “We see the same in Razer’s meticulous and constant effort to make the undisputed best gear for gamers. The Razer Enki Pro is the absolute best gaming chair to stay comfortable, and we are proud to collaborate on a unique chair that synergizes with our recognizable brand design.”
Both the Razer Enki Pro Williams Esports Edition and the Razer Enki Pro Koenigsegg Edition are now available at $1299 each.
Sennheiser Intros the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3
Sennheiser has launched the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which offers the good sound quality, adaptive noise cancellation (ANC), and wearing comfort. Encased in a design defined using high-quality materials and precise artistry, the earbuds offer a range of technologies and features that take the listening experience to a new level.
“Our MOMENTUM series continuously succeeds in redefining the boundaries of possibility,” said Frank Foppe, Sennheiser True Wireless Product Manager. “The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 builds on a strong heritage. With the Sennheiser Signature Sound, TrueResponse technology, next-level adaptive noise cancellation and an even better fit, these earbuds are the natural successor of the MOMENTUM series.”
The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 delivers outstanding sound quality centered around Sennheiser’s True Response transducer. Based on dynamic 7Sennheiser’sanufactured in Germany, it produces an immersive stereo sound with deep bass, natural mids and detailed highs. Furthermore, the new Sound Personalization feature provides an enhanced sound experience via a guided listening test to set up the perfect sound for each user’s hearing. In addition, the Smart Controluser’sffers a choice of presets and an equalizer feature to tailor the sound to the user’s taste.
Since the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 was creauser’sr everyday life, especially on the go, Sennheiser has specifically improved the earbuds with Adaptive Noise Cancellation, which automatically adjusts to your environment. The system continuously observes ambient noise to suppress it in real-time. Users who want to be aware of their surroundings to hear things such as train announcements, for example, can deactivate the noise cancellation at the touch of a button or switch to transparency mode.
For the best possible synchronization between audio and visual content, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also supports a wide range of audio codecs such as AAC, SBC and aptX™ Adaptive, which reduce latency to a minimum. In addition, each earbud now features three microphones that promote crystal-clear call quality, enabling smooth and easy-to-follow video calls. The intuitive touch control of the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which users can tailor to their personal preferences, makes it easier to navigate the audio and access voice assistants.
Winner of a 2022 Red Dot Design Award, the new stylish and futuristic ergonomic design enables a long-lasting comfortable fit. The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also comes with several silicone pads in different sizes designed to fit all ear shapes and sizes. In addition, thanks to its IPX4-certified splash-resistant casing, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is made for almost any adventure. Whether running in the rain or a strenuous fitness session, it’snew Sennheiser earbuds deliver a top-class listening experience even under adverse conditions.
No matter where users of the new MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 may be, a battery life of seven hours – which can be extended to 28 hours using the case – means that users no longer have to worry about finding a power source nearby. And because the high-quality case supports wireless charging, the process itself is easy as it can be.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is available for an MSRP of AED 999/- inclusive of VAT – in black, white and graphite
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