Day one of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018

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Today started the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas. It’s the year’s biggest tech showcase. The exhibitors announce many new exiting Gadgets. But not all of them are as good as the manufacturer imagined. As an example; the little Robot Cloi from LG. He didn’t work as intended on the Stage. Maybe it was a Stage Fright.

I am really excited about the new things that got announced on the first day at CES and hope so are you. The best thing is, the CES is another three days and we can expect great new Gadgets.

But now we want to present you the best Gadgets from the first day on the CES:

Acer Swift 7 the worlds thinnest notebook – again

Well, I know what you might be thinking – this must be a joke, they announced it last year on the CES! – but let me tell you the apparent and best reason: Because they can! Acer announced the Swift 7 last year as the thinnest notebook of the World and no competitor managed to publish a thinner laptop than the Swift 7. So why not announce it again? OK, this would be boring if they would just announce the same feature as last year. So the second reason, they announced it again is, that Acer worked on the performance of the Swift 7. Current Intel-Processors will give this small thing a significant boost. An LTE-Module for Internet connection, even if you don’t have WLAN. The Keyboard is now illuminated, which is excellent in darker rearrangements. Last but not least: Acer promises 10 hours of Battery life per loading cycle. The price isn’t set for now.

So, if this isn’t worth a reannouncing.

Swift 7 facts:Acer Swift 7

  • 8.98mm thin
  • Aluminium chassis
  • Nano SIM slot (4G)
  • 2x USB-C ports
  • 1x 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Adds keyboard backlight
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner
  • 14in 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen display
  • Intel 7th Gen Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB PCIe SSD storage
  • Alleged 10 hours of battery life

NVIDIA brings up Big Format Gaming Displays

bfgd-big-format-gaming-displays-exploded-viewEvery gamer is dreaming about a big gaming monitor to play on. And there is no problem in a range up to 34″. But what is with bigger Displays? They fall a bit behind. The issues are high refresh rates, low latency, PC-tuned HDR and G-SYNC variable refresh rate. NVIDIA now announced on the CES a new TV especially for enthusiast gamers with all the features you need and more. Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) is the name of the product.

The first BFGDs, coming later this year from ACER, ASUS and HP, they are 65″, run at 4K and 120Hz, have G-SYNC technology, HDR with 1000 nit peak brightness and an integrated NVIDIA SHIELD. Also, you have access to Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube at 4K, NVIDIA GameStream, Android games and apps and much more.

So, the intention behind this product is, that you have a big ass gaming monitor for your PC. Yeah right, it is intended to be a PC monitor. So you wonder who plays on a 65″ monitor? No one I guess. But you can set up this monitor not only for your PC.

Consoles

If you do not play on a PC, you do not have to worry about it. NVIDIA promises “As you can tell by now, the custom-built, PC-focused BFGDs are great even when you’re not playing PC games.”

Movies

Of course, films are really important for a display this size. NVIDIA has a solution to watch movies in cinema-quality. By using G-SYNC’s variable refresh rate technology and a real 120Hz panel, BFGDs can be set to an exact 24 Hz. These settings should ideally match the framerate of the source material.

Mad Catz returns with a new gaming-mouse – R.A.T. Air

Mad Catz, no not your cute little furball hanging in the curtain. I am talking of the gaming periphery manufacturer for mice, keyboards, etc. Mad Catz Global Limited is back under new management after one year and brings new products.R.A.T Air

At CES 2018, Mad Catz announces three new products.

  • R.A.T. Air gaming mice. The exiting feature; it does not need any battery or cable. It will be charged from the surface. But it comes with a cable for those who do not want to give up their own gaming surface.
  • The S.T.R.I.K.E.4 gaming keyboard features an entirely mechanical key bed, aluminum frame and RGB lighting
  • The F.R.E.Q.4 gaming headset utilizes high-quality 40mm neodymium drivers and a metal plated frame.

Further details of new products are expected to be announced during the CES.

We couldn’t be more excited than to begin 2018 by announcing the return of Mad Catz to the global gaming arena. Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for almost three decades and we firmly believe it’s best days lie ahead, Through listening to gamers worldwide, we plan to once again forge a path of innovation in the gaming hardware community and we’re already working on delivering products which we believe will enhance gamers’ abilities and do justice to the Mad Catz name. We can’t wait to unveil a little more at CES 2018 and in the months to come.

Said Selena Chang, Director of Sales and Operations for Mad Catz Global Limited.

Wireless VR? Yes with HTC Vive wireless adapter!

VR is not that old as a gaming technology. But for those of you who have put your hands on a VR Tech, the cables can frustrate. HTC now unveils a Wireless adapter for the HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro. The adapter uses Intel’s WiGig technology. Wi-Gig will operate in the 60Ghz band, which runs at low latency and prevents any interference. So you should have no problems with your VR experience. But never say never.

Mirabook – a new way to work with your Smartphone

Many of you know DeX, a dockingstation from Samsung. With DeX you can connect a monitor and keyboard to your Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8.

Now a start-up company called Miraxess from France introduces the so-called Mirabook at the CES. With this one, you can connect any phone. The notebook, which is no notebook, has no processor or graphic-card but a bigger battery that you can charge your phone while working.

The Mirabook weighs 1,3Kg the battery lasts 15 hours and it costs 250 dollars. Delivery should be May this year.

MultiView Screen from MirraViz showed at CES

Remember the time you have played Mario Kart with your friends and the Splitscreen was sometimes really annoying? Now it is time for a change! MirraViz brings you a new generation of MultiView. With a Set of one Screen, two beamers two people can watch two different things on the same screen. The Setup costs about 2.000 dollars on the homepage and if you need more, you have to think about the space where you want to place the beamer.

 

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