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Why Should You Use a NAS to Safeguard Your Data?



There is a data explosion underway. Every day, we produce tons and tons of content – be it documents, images, videos and so on. However, storing all of that data safely is a major concern. While many of us have moved more and more of our lives into the mysterious realm of “the cloud”, local storage is something that is still perceived to be safe and secure. 

And for good reasons, of course. While the benefits of cloud storage are well known, a NAS is an efficient and convenient way of being able to access all your files on any of your computing devices, without handing over your personal data to a third party such as cloud storage company.

So What is a NAS?
A Network Attached Storage (NAS) straddles the line between a local hard drive and cloud storage, and gives you the benefits of both. A NAS is an intelligent storage device connected to your home or office network. You can store all your family and colleagues’ files on the NAS, from important documents to precious photos, music and video collections. By using a web browser or mobile apps, you can access files and use various services provided by the NAS via the Internet.

A NAS gives you the security of physically owning the drive on which your data is stored, while also having the convenience of being able to access that data from anywhere. It can also be shared with multiple users, in lieu of a more powerful server. NAS devices are perfect for small businesses, as well as consumers with multiple computers. If you own a desktop PC, laptop and tablet and want to access all your content — whether important office documents or movie files for streaming — on each device, then you may be an ideal candidate for a NAS.

NAS for Businesses
Businesses with 50 or fewer employees need to store ever-increasing amount of data. They also require affordable solutions to back up data, share files, and collaborate on a single file at the same time. However, very few have the luxury of dedicated IT support.

Many begin by storing files on a traditional server, but when backup, or collaboration issues arise, the server is quickly rendered inadequate. Others choose public cloud storage, which is convenient for collaboration but raises concerns about control of the data and costly subscription fees. NAS can simplify your work and solve the above issues. Most of all, it’s easy to use and cost-effective. Let’s take a look at what else NAS can do for your home.

NAS for Home
How many photos and videos do you take each day? Is your phone or laptop running out of space? Our constant challenge is that the number of our digital files keeps going up and they are scattered across different devices and services. To consolidate these files into one safe place, you need a secure and centralized storage solution.

The major drawbacks of storing files on the public cloud are letting someone else hold all your personal files and high monthly subscription fees. The shortcomings of USB drives range from a lack of off-site access and automatic backup to portability that can lead to loss or damage. NAS is the best alternative and a necessity for the modern home. Read on to find out what else NAS can do for you.

Why Consider NAS Solutions from Synology?
Synology offers some of the most affordable NAS solutions on the market, which can be set up for file storage and forgotten about. The Synology DS218j, for instance, is part of the latest generation of NAS drives, and offers two bays for up to 24TB of storage capacity. The DS918+ is a similar model but with four bays, allowing for a ridiculous amount of space to be made available with enough drives.

Synology’s DS918+ NAS

The Synology DS918+ is designed for SMBs and IT enthusiasts. With a powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS918+ provides exceptional encrypted file transmission. Also capable of transcoding up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time, DS918+ is ideal for sharing and storing ultra-high definition media content.

Synology DiskStation Manager

The best thing about Synology is its hardware and software ecosystem that is built upon DiskStation Manager (DSM), the operating system running on Synology NAS. Synology offers one of the best choices in dedicated apps in DSM’s Package Center that work seamlessly with your Synology NAS device to offer a wide range of features at the click of a button. 

Synology DSM’s Package Center

What Synology NAS Can Do for Business Users? 
For businesses, traditional file-sharing practices are fraught with inefficiency. Some businesses use email attachments to share files and eventually face file size limit and version control issues. Synology NAS, as an on-premises centralized storage device, can fulfill the needs of modern file sharing and collaboration.

Synology Active Backup for Business

Synology’s Active Backup for Business makes backup easy through a unified, intuitive console without license fees. For PC backup, it supports bare-metal recovery to restore the OS, settings, applications, and data; your employees can have instant, self-service recovery without bothering IT admins.

If you can’t tolerate outages such as server or storage failures, then you need a High Availability (HA) solution to ensure employee access to data and services at all times. Two Synology NAS can form a HA cluster. All services and data requests are handled by the active NAS and mirrored to the standby, passive NAS in real time. If the active NAS malfunctions, the passive unit will take over in seconds, meaning your employees can continue to access files and services.

Video surveillance can deter criminals and improve employees’ accountability. With Surveillance Station, you’ll get a wide array of security options to secure your investment and livelihood. Surveillance Station streamlines deployment and technical support by complementing VMS and NVR. 

The support of 6,000+ IP camera models allows for flexibility on camera selection. You can remotely access live and recorded footage via web browsers or mobile devices. By triggering different events and sending push notifications to your mobile devices, or via SMS and email, you will be kept notified if something is out of the ordinary.

Synology Drive

In addition, Synology’s Drive, allows businesses to sync files between a centralized NAS and their PCs/Macs. Drive supports restoring previous versions and sharing files directly from local computers to maximize efficiency. If you are using Mac, you can also back up your Mac to Synology NAS via Time Machine.

What Synology NAS Can Do for Home Users?  
With a Synology NAS, all your family photos and videos taken by their mobile phones can be backed up automatically to one personal place on your NAS with Moments. Most importantly, photos are automatically grouped together according to similar faces, places, and subjects with the power of AI technology.

Synology Moments

Want to watch videos from computers, mobile devices, Apple TV, and Android TV without having to copy them between devices? Video Station streams videos to these devices. It also enriches your video collections with auto-downloaded posters, searches subtitles from the Internet, and lets you share videos with friends.

Sharing files stored on NAS with friends is a breeze. Simply right-click a file or folder and select Share File Links or Create File Requests and a link will then be generated. Your friends can follow the link to download the selected file or folder, or upload files to your NAS, with or without a DSM account.

How to Start?
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5 Mindblowing Tech Behind Huawei’s Best Affordable Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds: HUAWEI FreeBuds 6i



Huawei has always been ambitious with its audio products, but the FreeBuds 6i might be their most audacious move yet. They’ve taken their flagship-level noise cancellation tech, Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0, first featured on the FreeBuds Pro 3 and put it in a pair of affordable earbuds. The Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0 constantly analyses your surroundings and adjusts the noise cancellation accordingly to give you the most immersive audio experience wherever you are. Trained on 34 different scenarios, it can handle the noise in a wide range of everyday situations. The FreeBuds 6i monitor noise every 2.6 μs and adjusts the parameters within about a second to seamlessly optimise noise cancellation for your surroundings.

5 Hardware Upgrades Behind the Noise Cancellation
The FreeBuds 6i achieves a breakthrough in noise cancellation with 5 hardware upgrades. These upgrades tackle both passive noise cancellation (PNC) and active noise cancellation (ANC) capabilities. PNC upgrades include the Noise Filtering Chamber, along with brand-new ear tips. ANC upgrades include the 3-Mic System, 2.4 times higher computing power, and a new 11 mm Quad-magnet Dynamic Driver.

  1. Noise Filtering Chamber: The FreeBuds 6i outsmart noise with a cleverly designed Noise Filtering Chamber, designed based on the Helmholtz resonance principle. This chamber deals with the most stubborn frequencies of background chatter between 2 and 3 kHz which are the most challenging to cancel out using conventional methods. The Noise Filtering Chamber effectively quietens ambient chatter, typically measuring at around 55 dB.

  2. Brand-new Ear Tips: The second upgrade that seals out the noise is actually a set of enhanced ear tips that offer a more comfortable fit and better sound isolation. They are made of skin-friendly liquid silicone, which offers a silky-smooth touch, and come in three sizes. Thicker ear tips, more secure fit and superior airtightness mean less noise leakage and better passive noise cancellation, especially in the medium to high-frequency range.

  3. 3-Mic System Inside and Outside the Ear: An upgraded 3-mic system listens to the sounds around you and inside your ear canal to detect residual noise within the ear canal. This triple-mic setup, boasting a 50% better signal-to-noise ratio than before, helps the earbuds to cancel out low- to mid-frequency noises.
  4. 2.4-times Higher Computing Power: The FreeBuds 6i packs some serious active noise-canceling power. They have upgraded the computing power to be 240% higher than its predecessor thanks to Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0. This allows the earbuds to analyse and cancel out the incoming noise in real-time. This enables the earbuds to handle noises across a wide frequency range.

  5. New 11 mm Quad-Magnet Dynamic Driver: The brand new flagship-level 11mm Quad-magnet Dynamic Driver in the FreeBuds 6i is 50% more sensitive than its predecessor. It generates reverse sound waves to counteract the medium to low-frequency residual noise that leaks into the ear canal.

The Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0 along with these five hardware upgrades work together to give you the best listening experience. The result is a 100% improvement in noise cancellation, including an average noise attenuation of 27 dB across all measured frequencies and across a myriad of common scenarios.

Audio that Adapts to You
The FreeBuds 6i deliver a surprisingly immersive audio experience. The 11mm drivers pack a punchy, bass-emphasised sound that’s right up your alley if you are a fan of modern genres. And the Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification means that you get high-fidelity sound with rich details. Huawei’s triple adaptive EQ is also a standout. It automatically tailors the sound to your ear canal and listening volume in real-time. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, the 10-band equalizer lets you fine-tune the sound to your liking. Overall, the FreeBuds 6i offers a fully personalised and engaging listening experience that punches above its weight.

The earbuds offer 35 hours of music playback with ANC off with a fully charged case and 8 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. With ANC enabled, you can still enjoy up to 20 hours of music with the case and 5 hours on a single charge. Plus, a quick 10-minute charge provides 4 hours of listening time.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 6i are a remarkable achievement. They bring top-tier noise cancellation to a price point that’s accessible to a wider audience. They’re a great option for anyone who wants to drown out the world without spending a fortune. If noise cancellation is your top priority, the FreeBuds 6i should be at the top of your list.

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Best Tablet for Creators and Students: The HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S Takes Note-Taking and Digital Art to the Next Level



Tablets are the Goldilocks of the tech world — just the right size for curling up with an ebook or streaming your favourite shows. With a stylus, they become a digital canvas. With a keyboard, they’re almost as good as a laptop. Yet, there’s a missing piece of the puzzle that keeps tablets from truly replacing books. If you have tried any serious reading on a tablet, you’ll know the struggle. It’s not quite the same as paper, is it? The eye strain, the glare, the lack of that comforting paper texture. But what if a tablet could change all that? That’s the promise of HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S with its new generation PaperMatte Display.

Like Paper, But Better
The MatePad 11.5”S is the first-ever tablet with the new generation PaperMatte Display. The new generation PaperMatte Display offers a significantly better reading and writing experience and is smoother to the touch and resistant to fingerprints. It offers a 99% reduction in light interference and improves the screen transmittance to 95%. Put simply, that means more vibrant colours, better clarity, and even better comfort. And when it comes to writing, the nano-etched texture gives it that satisfying paper-like friction, allowing your stylus to glide with just the right amount of resistance. Doodling and notetaking feel natural and intuitive.

The tablet is certified for low blue light emissions, flicker-free performance, and reflection-free viewing by TÜV Rheinland. It has also earned the SGS Low Visual Fatigue Premium Performance 2.0 Certification. That basically means this tablet will keep your eyes happy and healthy.

The HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S is a fundamental rethinking of how a tablet should look and feel. Think of it as the lovechild of a premium performance tablet and an e-ink writing tablet. The MatePad 11.5″S combines the best aspects of both. On the one hand, you get an expansive 11.5-inch HD FullView Display that boasts 2.8K resolution, an impressive 87% screen-to-body ratio, 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and HDR vivid support, providing an unmatched level of visual experience. And on the other, it is designed to give you the tactile joy of real paper with almost no glare and none of the eye strain.

Boost Your Productivity with M-Pencil
What makes the MatePad 11.5″S even better is the HUAWEI M-Pencil (3rd Generation) and HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard. These two use Huawei’s NearLink technology, a wireless protocol that leaves Bluetooth in the dust when it comes to speed and responsiveness. With over 10,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, the M-Pencil (3rd Generation) is incredibly precise.

The handwriting acceleration algorithm allows for ultra-low latency on the MatePad 11.5″S. Huawei’s calibration algorithm analyses your strokes and automatically adjusts for any imperfections. Even if you’re using a screen protector or the stylus tip is a little worn down, it keeps your strokes smooth. The adaptive pressure-sensing curve of the new M-Pencil is optimised for both drawing and writing. Additionally, the M-Pencil comes with a hard, transparent tip ideal for drawing and a soft, non-transparent tip with added resistance for writing. And it’s easy to switch between these tips.

The detachable HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard snaps on magnetically and offers over 40 shortcuts for streamlined productivity. With three adjustable angles, it adapts to your needs, whether you’re crunching numbers in a spreadsheet or binging your favourite shows.

GoPaint: Upgrade Your Creativity
The new GoPaint app developed by Huawei makes its debut on the HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S, providing an authentic, professional, efficient, and user-friendly painting experience. Designed for both professional creators and hobbyists, the app offers a natural drawing experience with over 100 brushes, including customised Arabic Calligraphy Brushes praised by renowned artist Mohammed Mandi. The FangTian Painting Engine ensures silky-smooth creation with multiple layers, low latency, and a high frame rate. Additionally, smart and convenient tools like curve correction and willow leaf further enhance the creative experience, allowing users to paint to their heart’s content.

Huawei Notes: Crafting an efficient and intuitive note-taking experience

The Huawei Notes app has been upgraded to enhance its seamless collaboration with the HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S, offering a more delightful and personalized visual experience through its optimized cover design. The Note Replay feature significantly boosts efficiency by aligning spoken words with written text, allowing users to capture key information during classes and conferences without missing details. Users can swiftly edit their notes and create graphics by simply dragging across or tapping on the screen. The app offers efficient editing tools, including colour change with a lasso, quick gestures, and Instant Shape, enabling easy adjustments and corrections. Additionally, the app supports an exclusive hinote format, allowing for direct editing and secondary creation of received notes. These features enhance the user’s note-taking experience, making the Huawei Notes app a powerful assistant for learning and creative endeavours.

Redefines Performance and Style
The tablet comes with even more features for productivity-focused folks. The App Multiplier lets you split a single app into two separate windows, side-by-side. This lets you work on two documents simultaneously, compare spreadsheets, or even chat with different contacts in the same messaging app. With the right setup, you could even have up to four app instances running at once. The MatePad 11.5″S isn’t just a tablet; it’s a multitasking machine.

The MatePad 11.5″S is packing a 2×2 MIMO dual-antenna, which provides faster, more reliable wireless connection. It also boasts Wi-Fi 6 enhancement technology for the best wireless network experience. And it does all this while maintaining the MatePad’s sleek, minimalist aesthetic. Speaking of aesthetics, the MatePad 11.5″S integrated all-metal is both stylish and durable. At just 510g and 6.2mm thick, it’s easy to slip into your bag and take your creativity on the go.

The new HUAWEI MatePad 11.5”S is available for pre-orders in the UAE from June 7 at a starting price of AED 1,499. Customers who pre-order will receive gifts worth AED 898, including the HUAWEI 3rd Gen M-Pencil, instant redeemable AED 300 coupon and more.

To celebrate the launch, Huawei’s online store is offering a special Early Bird promotion from May 31 to June 6. Customers who subscribe for pre-orders during this period will receive a 300 AED coupon for the keyboard version and a 500 AED coupon for the non-keyboard version, only redeemable during the pre-order phase from June 7 to June 13.

The HUAWEI MatePad 11.5″S delivers on the promise of a truly paper-like experience. But it is also more than that. It’s a versatile tool for creatives and students alike. The M-Pencil with NearLink delivers a smooth and responsive writing and drawing experience. GoPaint and the upgraded HUAWEI Notes app further enhance the tablet’s creative capabilities, making it a true digital studio and notepad in one. So, if you’ve been holding out for a tablet that truly delivers on the promise of versatility, this could be the one.

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Gadget Voize’s Best of COMPUTEX 2024



Reporting from Taipei, Taiwan: Calling all tech enthusiasts! COMPUTEX, the annual tech show dedicated to everything computing, just wrapped up. This year’s event was packed with exciting new product announcements from a wide range of companies. Here’s a breakdown of the hottest reveals you might have missed, keeping you up-to-date on the latest advancements in the tech industry.

AMD Ryzen 9000 Series

Gear up for a significant leap in performance! AMD unveiled the Ryzen 9000 series processors at COMPUTEX 2024, boasting the next-generation Zen 5 architecture. This new series promises an impressive 16% average performance boost over its predecessor. The flagship Ryzen 9 9950X even claims the title of the world’s fastest consumer desktop processor, ideal for demanding tasks like 3D modeling and video editing. Expected to launch in July 2024, the Ryzen 9000 series is poised to be a game-changer for PC enthusiasts and creative professionals alike.

Acer SpatialLabs Eyes

Step into the future of content creation with the Acer SpatialLabs Eyes, unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024. This innovative camera goes beyond capturing everyday moments. With its dual lenses, it allows you to shoot stunning 3D photos and videos, adding depth and realism to your projects. The intuitive design makes 3D capture simple, while seamless integration with the Acer SpatialLabs platform unlocks a world of possibilities. Edit your 3D creations with ease, stream live in 3D on popular platforms, or even join meetings in a whole new dimension. Whether you’re a seasoned content creator or just starting to explore 3D, the Acer SpatialLabs Eyes empowers you to capture and share the world in a revolutionary way.

ROG Harpe Ace Extreme

ASUS has unveiled the ROG Harpe Ace Extreme, a wireless gaming mouse designed to dominate with lightning-fast performance and featherweight agility. This extreme edition boasts a revolutionary carbon fiber shell, tipping the scales at a mere 47 grams – one of the lightest mice on the market. Despite its minimalist design, the Harpe Ace Extreme packs a punch with a top-of-the-line 42,000 DPI ROG AimPoint Pro optical sensor for pixel-perfect precision. ASUS’ ROG SpeedNova wireless technology ensures lag-free responsiveness, while ROG Micro Switches deliver satisfying clicks and exceptional durability. The innovative design doesn’t stop there – the mouse skates are crafted from Corning Gorilla Glass 3, providing an ultra-smooth glide for unmatched control during intense gameplay. If you crave a competitive edge with a mouse that feels like an extension of your hand, the ROG Harpe Ace Extreme is a serious contender.

Acer Predator X34 X5

Immerse yourself in the next generation of gaming with the Acer Predator X34 X5. This curved gaming monitor boasts a stunning 34-inch UWQHD (3440 x 1440) OLED panel, delivering vibrant colours, deep blacks, and exceptional contrast for a truly lifelike experience. Gamers will appreciate the monitor’s blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate and near-instantaneous 0.03ms response time, ensuring silky smooth gameplay even in the most fast-paced titles. With support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology, the X34 X5 eliminates screen tearing and stuttering for a seamless gaming experience. Connectivity is top-notch too, featuring two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort, and even a USB Type-C port for versatile connections to your PC or gaming console. Expected to launch in Q4 of 2024, the Acer Predator X34 X5 is a premium option for serious gamers seeking the ultimate in performance and immersion.

ASUS ROG Azoth Extreme

The ASUS ROG Azoth Extreme is a customisable mechanical keyboard. Built with a premium aluminum chassis and a carbon fiber positioning plate, the Azoth Extreme exudes durability and style. But the beauty goes beyond the surface. Hot-swappable ROG NX mechanical switches allow you to tailor the typing experience to your preference, while pre-lubed switches ensure a smooth, satisfying feel. A full-color OLED display with a three-way control knob puts information and customization options at your fingertips, letting you adjust settings, view system stats, or even display personalized animations. For the ultimate touch, the Azoth Extreme boasts an adjustable gasket mount design, enabling you to fine-tune the typing feel from soft and cushioned to a more responsive, clicky experience. Whether you’re a competitive gamer or a creative professional, the ROG Azoth Extreme offers the perfect blend of performance, customization, and premium design.

Acer Aspire C24

The Acer Aspire C24 all-in-one computer offers a stylish and space-saving solution for everyday computing needs. This all-in-one packs a punch with the latest Intel processors, ensuring smooth performance for daily tasks like browsing the web, working on documents, and enjoying multimedia content. The brilliant Full HD (1920 x 1080) display provides crisp visuals for work and entertainment, while the integrated 1080p FHD webcam ensures clear video calls. With a focus on minimalism, the Aspire C24 boasts an ultra-slim frame and strategically placed wireless antenna for a clutter-free workspace. This all-in-one comes pre-loaded with Windows 11 Home and includes a wireless keyboard and mouse, making it a complete and convenient desktop solution.

ASUS Delta II Gaming Headset

This versatile headset caters to a variety of gamers with its tri-mode connectivity. Switch seamlessly between Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4 GHz wireless with ROG SpeedNova low-latency technology, or a wired 3.5mm connection for compatibility with your PC, console, or mobile device. Immerse yourself in rich, detailed audio thanks to the 50mm ASUS Essence driver units and the industry-leading ESS 9218 Quad DAC, ensuring crystal-clear highs, powerful mids, and deep bass. Communication is just as crucial, and the ROG Delta II delivers with a detachable 10mm unidirectional microphone featuring AI noise cancellation for crystal-clear voice chat in even the most chaotic battles. The comfortable design, with ROG Hybrid ear cushions and a lightweight frame, ensures you can stay focused and comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. The ASUS ROG Delta II Gaming Headset is a powerful and versatile option for gamers seeking superior audio, clear communication, and long-lasting comfort.

Acer Swift 14 AI Copilot+ PC

The Acer Swift 14 AI is a powerful and intelligent thin-and-light laptop designed to streamline your workflow. The magic, however, lies in the AI. The laptop is powered by Snapdragon X Elite processor and comes packed with 14.5-inch IPS matrix display that offers 2560×1600 screen resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. This is also the first Copilot+ PC that is shipping as early as June 18. It also offers up to 45 TOPs NPU AI performance and up to 26 hours of battery life! The Acer Swift 14 AI elevates the traditional Windows PC experience with innovative AI features exclusive to ARM-based Windows machines like itself. One such feature is Recall, a revolutionary tool that captures screenshots in the background, building a visual timeline of your actions. This allows you to revisit past tasks on your PC with ease, like rewinding through a digital day. This groundbreaking capability is powered by the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) built into the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor. Microsoft and Qualcomm have collaborated to leverage on-device generative AI for features like Recall. This NPU muscle is essential for a PC to qualify as Copilot+ certified, requiring at least 40 TOPs (trillions of operations per second) of AI performance. The Snapdragon X Elite boasts a staggering 45 TOPs, making it a perfect fit for these next-generation AI features.

ASUS TUF Gaming A14

Despite its compact size, the ASUS TUF Gaming A14 packs a serious punch. This laptop, unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024, boasts the latest AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, making it a powerhouse for gaming and demanding tasks. With super-fast 7500MHz DDR5X memory and up to 4TB of expandable storage, the A14 is a multitasking marvel. The AI-powered processor enhances performance for tasks like video editing and file compression, while the 2.5K 165Hz display ensures smooth visuals for both work and play. This ultraportable gaming laptop is a great choice for gamers and creative professionals who value power without sacrificing portability.

Acemagic Z1A Dual Screen Laptop

The Acemagic Z1A, a head-turning concept unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024, challenges the traditional laptop design with its dual-screen approach. Unlike other dual-screen laptops, the Z1A boasts two full-sized, 14.1-inch 1080p IPS displays side-by-side, offering a massive workspace for multitasking or creative projects. Powered by Intel’s Alder Lake Core i7 processors and sporting ample storage with dual M.2 slots, the Z1A packs a punch. While the hefty weight, due to the second screen, might not be ideal for everyone, the innovative hinge design allows you to fold the secondary screen away for a more conventional laptop experience. For users seeking a unique and expansive workspace on the go, the Acemagic Z1A offers an intriguing alternative to traditional laptops.


Gear up for the ZOTAC ZONE, a brand-new handheld gaming PC unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024. This premium device boasts an impressive 7-inch AMOLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate for stunning visuals on the go. Under the hood, the AMD Ryzen 7 8840U processor and AMD RDNA 3 architecture deliver the power to run modern games at high settings. ZOTAC doesn’t skimp on storage either, with a base model offering 512GB of speedy SSD storage – expandable for even larger game libraries. Unique features such as programmable buttons and a customisable radial dial give you added control, while the built-in kickstand lets you comfortably settle in for extended gaming sessions. With a September 2024 release window, the ZOTAC ZONE is a promising contender in the growing handheld gaming market.

Palit and Lynk+ RTX 4090 Graphics Card

At COMPUTEX 2024, Palit teamed up with newcomer Lynk+ to showcase a groundbreaking RTX 4090 graphics card. This card throws down the gauntlet with a unique, quick-connect liquid cooling system developed by Lynk+. This design promises exceptional thermal performance while maintaining a sleek aesthetic. The 4-slot card boasts a massive, blocky cooler with RGB lighting and a large joint Palit and Lynk+ logo. One of the most intriguing features is a gigantic 7-inch screen integrated into the card itself. You get real-time monitoring, customisation, and in-game displays.

Lexar Armor 700 Rugged Portable SSD

Built for adventurers and creative professionals on the go, the Lexar Armor 700 is a rugged portable SSD unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024. This drive combines impressive speed with extreme durability. Boasting blazing-fast read and write speeds of up to 2000MB/s thanks to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, the Armor 700 lets you transfer large files in a flash. But it’s not just fast, it’s tough. The Armor 700 is IP66-rated, meaning it’s dust-proof, water-resistant, and can survive shocks and falls from up to 3 meters, making it perfect for taking your data anywhere without worry. Whether you’re a photographer editing high-resolution photos in the field or a gamer needing reliable storage for your game library, the Lexar Armor 700 is a portable SSD that can keep up with your demands.


The ASUS ROG Ally X, unveiled at COMPUTEX 2024, is a gaming handheld powerhouse designed for marathon sessions. This upgraded iteration of the original Ally boasts double the battery life at a whopping 80Wh, letting you play longer without needing to find an outlet. Powering the experience is the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor with integrated AMD Radeon graphics, ensuring smooth visuals for your favourite games. The Ally X also received a storage bump, with the base model offering 1TB of space for your game library. The familiar 7-inch FHD display features a high 120Hz refresh rate for buttery-smooth gameplay. Improved ergonomics and a redesigned cooling system further enhance comfort during extended gaming sessions. Whether you’re a seasoned PC gamer looking for on-the-go power or a newcomer to handheld gaming, the ASUS ROG Ally X is a compelling option.

Kingston Fury Impact DDR5 CAMM2 RAM

Gear up for a revolution in memory with the Kingston Fury Impact DDR5 CAMM2. This innovative RAM boasts a brand new form factor, ditching the traditional vertical design for a sleek, space-saving profile that lays flat against the motherboard. This allows for slimmer gaming PCs and improved airflow within the case. But the CAMM2 isn’t just about looks; it packs a punch too. Supporting the latest DDR5 technology, it delivers blazing-fast speeds for smoother performance in demanding games and applications. While details are still emerging, rumours suggest potential limited-edition versions with even higher clock speeds for extreme enthusiasts.

MSI Claw 8 AI+

The MSI Claw 8 AI+ is a next-generation Windows gaming handheld PC built for performance and comfort. This upgrade to the original Claw boasts a larger, 8-inch FHD display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate for immersive gaming. Under the hood, a major leap comes with the all-new Intel Lunar Lake processor, delivering significant performance gains over previous models. MSI also addressed battery life, equipping the Claw 8 AI+ with a massive 80Wh battery that matches the best in the market. Gamers will appreciate the improved ergonomics and redesigned controls, including enhanced feedback on the LB and RB buttons.

Corsair+Drop Customisable Keyboards

Following their acquisition by Corsair in July 2023, Drop continues to deliver high-calibre customisable keyboards for enthusiasts. At COMPUTEX 2024, the company unveiled two exciting additions: the CSTM65 and the CSTM80. The CSTM65 caters to minimalists with a sleek 65% layout, while the CSTM80 offers a tenkeyless design with a unique twist. Both keyboards boast a focus on personalisation. The CSTM80 features a magnetic top case that comes in various colours and designs, allowing users to easily swap styles. They also offer a choice of premium switches and keycaps to further tailor the typing experience. Whether you crave a compact powerhouse or a statement piece with maximum customisation, the new Corsair Drop keyboards cater to a range of preferences.

Mini Maker Turbo Mini X

The Mini Maker Turbo Mini X is a game-changer for those seeking a powerful yet compact desktop PC. Despite its tiny 1.4-litre size, it packs a serious punch. Inside its sleek chassis lies a custom B760 motherboard allowing for powerful 65-watt Intel desktop processors like the Core i5-14400. You can even customise it further with your choice of DDR4 or DDR5 RAM and dual M.2 NVMe SSDs for blazing-fast storage. But the most exciting feature might be the optional Mini Maker StreamPlay X eGPU enclosure. This connects via a proprietary, super-fast PCIe connection (faster than Thunderbolt 4) and allows you to add a powerful desktop graphics card like an RTX 4080, transforming the Mini Maker Turbo Mini X into a full-fledged gaming or creative powerhouse. With its small footprint, upgradeable components, and eGPU potential, the Mini Maker Turbo Mini X is ideal for space-conscious users who demand high performance.

MSI Meg Vision X AI Desktop

The MSI Meg Vision X AI desktop redefines the traditional PC experience with a focus on AI integration and stunning design. The most striking feature is the massive, 13.3-inch touchscreen built directly into the front panel. This touch panel isn’t just for aesthetics; it acts as an AI-powered Human Machine Interface (HMI). MSI’s AI Engine utilises this HMI to monitor system vitals, automatically optimise performance based on your tasks, and even adjust settings such as lighting and audio for a truly immersive experience. But the AI goes beyond optimisation. The Meg Vision X AI boasts built-in AI Artist software, allowing you to generate images and text through conversational prompts. Imagine requesting a news report summary or a new social media post directly from your desktop! Packed with the latest high-end hardware and a focus on AI innovation, the MSI Meg Vision X AI positions itself as the future of high-performance desktop computing.

Cooler Master Hybrid M Massage Gaming Chair

The Cooler Master Hybrid M Massage Gaming Chair tackles discomfort head-on with a built-in massage module. Unlike bulky add-ons, this innovative feature integrates seamlessly into the chair’s frame, saving space without sacrificing comfort. Say goodbye to tangled cords – the Hybrid M boasts a powerful 14400mAh power bank that delivers up to an hour of blissful massage. Plus, you can even keep the relaxation going while charging the power bank via USB-C, ensuring uninterrupted neck and back relief during those marathon gaming sessions or long work days. With its sleek design, integrated massage functionality, and long-lasting power, the Cooler Master Hybrid M Massage Gaming Chair redefines comfort for the modern gamer or home office hero.

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