When it comes to accessories for gamers, there are many available in the market that can be categorised as either cool, weird, or even bizarre. Thankfully, the new ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure falls under the “cool” category, thanks largely to its collab with the Japanese mecha anime series Evangelion.
For the uninitiated, Evangelion was aired between October 1995 and March 1996. It was set fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm, particularly in the futuristic fortified city of Tokyo-3.
So for those who follow the Japanese mecha anime circuit or even watched the series back in the 90s, the ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition is sort of a collectible. The ROG Strix Arion EVA Edition M.2 NVMe portable SSD enclosure offers USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×1 connectivity for blazingly fast file transfers at up to 10 Gbps.
Its aluminum-alloy case also includes internal thermal pads for effective heat dissipation. In addition, the ROG Strix Arion EVA Edition has a DIY-friendly design that allows you to easily install the SSD without the need for screws.
Inside the box, you get the SSD enclosure, a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a rubberised protective case for the SSD enclosure, a carry clip for the SSD enclosure, a tool to open the enclosure and the quick start guide. Use the tool to open the SSD enclosure, and then secure the M.2 NVme SSD of your choice into the enclosure by tightening the lock-down screw.
We used a Western Digital Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD module with the ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition. The SSD enclosure can support modules ranging from the 2280 form factor to the short 2240 SSD form factor. The SSD enclosure has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×1 port that is rated for 10 Gbps data transfer speeds.
The overall build quality of the SSD enclosure is top-notch. The housing also features the ROG logo along with an RGB backlit cutout that can be viewed on both sides of the enclosure. The enclosure also weighs just 98 grams – so carrying it around won’t be a task.
In terms of data transfer speeds, the enclosure’s read speeds can go up to 983 MB/s and write speeds up to 979 MB/s, based on the SSD module you choose to use with it. The Western Digital Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD module, which we used with this enclosure, offered a write speed of 840.3 MB/s and a read speed of 871.3 MB/s in the AS SSD Benchmark.
For a price tag of $65, the ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure is certainly not for everyone. However, if you are a gamer and would like a storage accessory with some bling and good performance, then the ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure is definitely worth the investment.
ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure $65
We used a Western Digital Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD module with the ROG Strix Arion Eva Edition. The SSD enclosure can support modules ranging from the 2280 form factor to the short 2240 SSD form factor. The SSD eclosure has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×1 port that is rated for 10 Gbps data transfer speeds.
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Logitech Launches its Aurora Collection in the Gulf Region
Logitech G introduced the Aurora Collection in the Gulf region, a new collection featuring the G735 Wireless Gaming Headset, G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard, G713 Gaming Keyboard, G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse. The new collection was designed while addressing the needs and wants of women gamers and appealing to all gamers who are looking for a playful design and curated experience.
The Aurora Collection has a distinctive aesthetic and design language. It also includes Logitech G’s advanced gaming-grade technologies like LIGHTSPEED high-performance wireless technology and Blue VO!CE microphone technology. The result is a collection of gear that invites all gamers to come as they are while delivering the advanced feature set all gamers expect.
The Aurora Collection was conceptualized based on the feedback from women gamers across the community and brought to life by a team of predominantly women innovation, design, engineering, and marketing leaders at Logitech. The collection was created to meet the gaming desires and needs of an underrepresented segment of gamers and reimagine the future of gaming where representation is firmly present.
The Aurora Collection consists of:
- G735 Wireless Gaming Headset – Featuring a White Mist finish, ethereal RGB lighting, and on-ear dual-audio mixing, the G735 is a versatile option for any player. G735 is the first Logitech G headset with the feature to modulate a player’s voice. Players can enjoy long gaming sessions with 56+ hr battery life (without lighting), and experience wireless freedom through Logitech G’s award-winning LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, and Bluetooth.
- G715 and G713 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards – The G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard and G713 Gaming Keyboard deliver low-key vibes with high-key performance so players can express themselves and play their way. A compact, tenkeyless layout, and adjustable height ensure comfort all day long. Pack it up and place it anywhere with a rechargeable battery that delivers 25 hours of non-stop gaming, and LIGHTSPEED wireless or Bluetooth connectivity. Both keyboards come with an included Cloud-Soft palm rest for all-day comfort.
- G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse –G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse is purpose-built for smaller hands with compact contoured fit, and advanced gaming technology. At just 85 grams, G705 is designed for long-lasting, lightweight comfort and performance. With a gaming-grade sensor, ultra-responsive LIGHTSPEED wireless, Bluetooth connectivity, and an easy-reach DPI-cycling button, gamers can play their best.
CORSAIR Launches HS55 WIRELESS CORE Gaming Headset
CORSAIR has today launched a compelling new addition to its gaming headset lineup: the HS55 WIRELESS CORE. This stylish headset boasts two ways to connect to your audio via low-latency 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. Thanks to its lightweight construction along with plush memory foam ear pads, the HS55 WIRELESS CORE delivers essential all-day comfort and great wireless sound.
The HS55 WIRELESS CORE offers superb versatility to connect to a plethora of devices, including PC, Mac, or PS5 with low-latency 2.4GHz wireless and a strong, unwavering wireless signal with up to 50ft of range. In addition, Bluetooth enables you to listen on tablets, mobile devices, and more with ease. Thanks to 24-hour battery life, you can enjoy all your game audio, music, and media untethered from cords, and fast charging allows 6 hours of playback with just 15 minutes of charging.
The lightweight HS55 WIRELESS CORE is perfect for all-day, all-night audio. Leatherette memory foam ear pads surround you in plush comfort, and an adjustable headband lies easy on your head for hours of cushioned listening. On-ear audio controls place volume, mute, sidetone, and EQ preset adjustments at your fingertips, so you can fine-tune your headset without interrupting your game.
The HS55 WIRELESS CORE delivers the crucial incoming and outgoing audio performance gamers need to communicate effectively. A pair of high-quality, custom-tuned 50mm neodymium audio drivers create excellent sound with the range to hear everything on the battlefield, including support for Tempest 3D Audio on PS5. Confidently direct your team with an omnidirectional microphone that captures your voice loud and clear, or flip the mic up to mute yourself instantly.
With versatile connection options, a remarkably comfortable lightweight design, and high-quality audio, the HS55 WIRELESS CORE presses play on all-day wireless sound. The CORSAIR HS55 WIRELESS CORE gaming headset is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.
The CORSAIR HS55 WIRELESS CORE gaming headset is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.
Logitech Launches New Webcams and Headphones for the Hybrid Work Era
Logitech has launched two new product series, Brio 500 webcams and Zone Vibe headphones, designed to meet the evolving needs of hybrid workers. A recent study showed more than 89% of work-from-home adults struggle with unflattering camera angles, poor lighting conditions, and field-of-view limitations when using a built-in laptop camera. Brio 500 webcams and Zone Vibe headphones address the challenges users face when working from home, while modernizing work and play experiences. Both make it easier for IT managers to equip their organizations’ remote and hybrid workforces in an environmentally sustainable way.
“Many remote and hybrid workers are still underequipped and grappling with pre-pandemic era solutions,” said Scott Wharton, general manager of Logitech Video Collaboration. “Our innovative new genre of Brio webcams and Zone Vibe headphones answer the call of modern workers who need business-grade quality, style, and affordability for work and play. Transformational features like Brio’s Show Mode open up new sharing opportunities for teachers, designers, and architects to easily present physical objects, notes, and sketches remotely over video.”
Brio 500 Webcams
Created for those who want enterprise-grade audio and video quality, personalization, and more engaging experiences on video calls, Brio 500 series (Brio 500 and Brio 505) is a new class of webcams that solve the most common video conferencing challenges. Brio 500 series introduces the Show Mode feature that makes it easy to share sketches or other physical objects on the desk. With an innovative mounting system and a built-in sensor that allows users to tilt the camera down to focus on objects, Brio automatically flips the image to render the correct orientation into video calls.
Stylish design and fashionable colors–graphite, off-white, and rose–give individuals the freedom to customize their workstations to suit their personality and taste. RightSight technology (enabled through Logi Tune) automatically frames the user, even when moving around, while built-in innovations like RightLight 4 automatically correct substandard lighting.
Zone Vibe Headphones
Logitech’s new Zone Vibe series are the first wireless headphones in the market to combine business-grade performance with comfort, style, and affordability. Also available in graphite, off-white and rose colors, they are designed to be comfortable for all-day collaboration with colleagues and connecting with family. These lightweight over-the-ear headphones weigh just 6.5 ounces, and feature soft-to-the-touch knitted fabric and memory foam. See details at Zone Vibe 100, Zone Vibe 125, and Zone Vibe Wireless.
For IT teams outfitting employee workstations and home offices, the Brio series is plug-and-play, compatible with most video conferencing platforms, and certified for Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom. Logitech Sync integration with Brio 505 allows IT admins to update firmware and troubleshoot problems so hybrid teams can collaborate without missing a beat.
Zone Vibe Wireless presents the opportunity to offer employees enterprise-grade audio that’s easy to use and looks stylish for multiple types of users so they no longer have to trade “looking good” for “sounding good.” And because of compatibility with video conferencing platforms and the ability to push updates through Logi Tune and Logitech Sync, IT has fewer hassles and help desk tickets to manage.
Logitech’s new webcams and headphones help workers thrive in today’s hybrid era—professional enough for the office, perfect for working from home while making it easier for IT teams to help users perform at their best and do right by our planet.
Brio 500 series and Zone Vibe headphones are certified carbon neutral, which means the carbon impact of the products has been reduced to zero due to Logitech’s investment in carbon offsetting and removal projects. The plastic parts in Brio 500 include certified post-consumer recycled plastic: 68% for graphite and black and 54% for off-white and rose. Zone Vibe is made with a minimum of 25% recycled plastic. Both product families are packaged in the paper that comes from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources.
The Brio 500 webcam series and Zone Vibe 100 and 125 headphones will be available globally in September 2022 on logitech.com and at other global retailers. Zone Vibe Wireless headset will be available in December at authorized channels. The suggested retail price for the Brio 500 webcam series is $129. The suggested retail price for Zone Vibe 100 is $99.99; Zone Vibe 125 is $129.99, and Zone Vibe Wireless is $129.
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