Logitech's new lineup represents a renewed commitment to PC gaming.
While some game developers are gushing over the recently announced PlayStation 4 console and its 8GB of unified GDDR5 memory, there are companies like Logitech that want you to know they haven't forgotten about the PC crowd. Just the opposite, Logitech today announced a new G line of gaming peripherals that the company says is representative of its renewed commitment to PC gaming.
Kone Pure Color is unchanged from the original, except now it comes in five different colors.
Roccat Studios, the gaming peripheral maker out of Germany, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the release of its Kone mouse by relaunching the rodent as a special limited edition Kone Pure Color series. It's essentially the same mouse as before, only now you can choose between Hellfire Red, Polar Blue, Inferno Orange, and Phantom White, in addition to the standard black model.
StarCraft II themed peripherals from Razer are back once more.
If you missed out on your chance to pick up a StarCraft II-themed gaming mouse, keyboard, or headset, Razer's giving you another chance. The gaming peripheral maker today announced the re-launch of its StarCraft II peripheral lineup in anticipation of Blizzard's StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion that's due to release on March 12, 2013. All three peripherals, now available, are geared for real-time strategy (RTS) games.
Acer's new monitors are available in 21.5-inch and 23-inch models.
Acer on Tuesday announced that it is now offering its H6 Series LED-backlit displays to consumers in the U.S. The big feature Acer is pimping is "zero frame construction," which the company says adds to the aesthetics, especially when using multiple monitors simultaneously, including video walls. Acer's new monitors also feature IPS panels and Full HD 1080p resolution support.
The newest entry to WD's media player line sports built-in Wi-Fi and 1080p streaming.
Apple may have hit an affordable price point with its $99 Apple TV streaming set-top box, but Western Digital's new WD TV Play box comes in even lower at $70 MSRP. It's the entry-level model in WD's media player lineup and is similar in function to the now mid-range WD TV Live, minus the ability to play MPEG2 videos and DTS audio. Otherwise, the WD TV Play is able to stream popular Internet channels like Netflix and Hulu Plus, and can tap into your photos, music, and movies from other networked devices.
Carl Zeiss optics and a 90-degree field of view are both traits of Logitech's new C930e webcam.
Logitech today announced what it claims is its most advanced webcam for businesses, the "Logitech Webcam C930e" (just C930e from here on out). The C930e touts some industry first features, including an extra wide 90-degree field of view, support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards, and high-definition digital pan, tilt, and zoom, Logitech says.
Dell says it's new UltraSharp monitors offer true-to-life color without the need for extensive calibration.
While Michael Dell and his investment partners try to complete a $24.4 billion takeover bid for the company he created, it's business as usual for Dell, which today announced the availability of three refreshed UltraSharp monitors. The new 30-inch U3014, 27-inch U2713H, and 24-inch U2413 all feature 12-bit panels and PremierColor technology, which is supposed to offer color accuracy, precision, and performance straight out of the box.
Gaming peripheral maker Logitech will cease manufacturing console products by the end of 2013.
Logitech has seen better quarters than its most recent one, in which sales were $615 million, down 14 percent from $715 million one year prior. The company posted an operating loss of $180 million, in part based on a non-cash goodwill impairment charge estimated to be $211 million, but also because it's just not selling as many peripherals. In an attempt to turn things around, Logitech said it's discontinuing "non-strategic products," including speaker docks and console gaming peripherals.
A Touch Pen accessory from Targus allows for touch input on non-touch panels.
Microsoft can squawk all it wants about Windows 8 being equally well suited for non-touch desktops as it is for touch-capable notebooks and tablets, but we know better. The user interface is clearly intended for users to poke and swipe, and that's great if you own a Windows 8 tablet or a fancy new touch-capable laptop PC, but it's not so groovy for existing systems. Should you scrap your system and buy a new laptop? Well, that's certainly an option, though it's not a very cost effective one. Targus demonstrated for us another solution using its Touch Pen device, which transforms ordinary laptops into touch-sensitive devices.
Phiaton shows off its Moderna and Bridge headphones.
After spending some time at the Munitio booth, we took a stroll over to where Phiaton was situated to see what new audio products it brought to CES. Phiathon was eager to show us its new Bridge headphones with a perforated leather design, machined aluminum construction, and a cable that can attach to either earcup.