MSI Unveils MultiConnect Panel and Voice Genie

Paul Lilly

Getting a jump on CES in Las Vegas, MSI today announced a couple of new products, one of which is a do-everything front panel and the other is Voice Genie, the world's first voice control technology with system startup support without the need for a keyboard or mouse, MSI claims. Using just your vocal cords, MSI's Voice Genie allows you to start and shutdown your system, enable and disable OC Genie, open a Web browser, put your system to sleep, and wake it back up.

Voice Genie is equipped with two sets of voice recognition and supports up to 8 customized voice commands. MSI says it will work with several of its own motherboards, including:

  • All MSI X79 series products
  • Z68A-GD80 (B3)/(G3)
  • Z68A-GD65 (B3)/(G3)
  • Z68A-GD55 (B3)/(G3)
  • Z68A-GD45 (B3)/(G3)
  • MSI Big Bang-Marshall (B3) - Intel P67 chipset

The other product is MSI's new MultiConnect Panel . It slides into any available 5.25-inch drive bay and comes equipped with a high-speed Bluetooth 3.0 module, 802.11n Wi-Fi support, an OC Genie button, and a pair of USB 2.0 ports with Super Charger technology.

No word on price or availability.

Image Credit: MSI

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