New gear roundup: MasterMouse, IoT handbag, Lenovo VR PCs & more

PCR rounds up some of the latest product announcements. 

Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L launches

Cooler Master has announced the MasterMouse Pro L (pictured), a mouse ‘for all gamers’. It’s been made with customisation in mind.

The mouse – priced at £49.99 and available at retail in September – features custom grip configuration, full RGB illumination, multiple user profiles, user-friendly software and numerous programmable buttons. 

Cooler Master has also launched the new MasterPulse Over Ear headset, with BFX.

The IoT handbag

Billed as ‘the first handbag of its kind in the UK, integrating technology with high fashion’, the iBag2 has in-built robotics designed to help shoppers avoid impulsive spending.

It features physical cues to remind shoppers of their spending goals whenever they reach for their wallet and it self-locks, flashes and vibrates when they enter their ‘danger spending zones’. It is powered by an Arduino Uno
microprocessor, vibration motors, a timer, GPS, bluetooth, RFID technology and LED lights.

Acronis backup software

Acronis, a provider of hybrid cloud data protection, has announced Acronis True Image 2017, the latest release of the "world’s fastest" personal backup software.

Acronis True Image 2017 combines the Acronis full image local and cloud backup for computers, with new wireless backup for mobile devices to local Windows computers or the secure Acronis Cloud, support for an unlimited number of mobile devices, and backup of Facebook account data.

Netgear’s new Orbi home WiFi system

The Orbi promises to enable high-speed WiFi to be accessible throughout a home and property, eliminating dead zones.

Netgear says it’s the only system to leverage Tri-band WiFi, which can provide a dedicated wireless channel between the Orbi router and each Orbi satellite.

"This dedicated wireless connection ensures far-reaching coverage, empowering you to enjoy uninterrupted WiFi connections with the fastest internet speeds that you are paying your service provider for," Netgear said in a statement.

The Orbi will be priced at £349.99 and will launch in October.

Aimer Case helps players catch Pokémon

Israeli company Innotop has come to help Pokémon Go players who spend time failing to catch Pokémon in the popular app game Pokémon Go.

The smartphone aimer case helps players ‘easily hit and catch Pokémon’.

Innotop says it has already received significant interest from countries such as the UK and US.

The VR vest

Intel has made a prototype virtual reality vest, which houses an entire PC and features haptic feedback.

Cherry releases precision cable mouse

Cherry has launched the MC 4000 wired mouse for professional use. The new model is ‘optimised for professional requirements’, where rapid work is required. These properties are achieved through an optical sensor and a sliding surface that fully surrounds the bottom of the mouse.

Two-colour illumination and six buttons complete the symmetrical MC 4000.

The MC 4000 is available from September in stores for an MSRP of €30. 

Maingear partners with HP for Omen X

Systems integrator Maingear has announced a partnership with HP to develop the Omen X high-end PC.

The PC, starting from $2,999, is a "powerhouse of performance and design". It has four hot swap hard drive bays supporting the latest NVME SSDs, as well as 10TB HDDs. Additionally, memory options allow for up to 64GB of premium Kingston DDR4 memory. 

New 4K displays from AOC

AOC has added two new premium 4K UHD displays to its 77 Series.

With 3840 x 2160 pixels, the 27″ (68.6 cm) AOC U2777PQU and the 31.5″ (81.2 cm) AOC U3277PWQU boast an ‘ultra-sharp’ resolution that is four times higher than Full HD.

Ergonomic features and AOC Flicker-Free technology target a wide range of users.

Lenovo VR-ready PC hits Gamescom

Lenovo showed off the latest model of its Oculus Ready IdeaCentre Y700 gaming desktop at Gamescom last week. Visitors to its booth could try games using the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers with its Y Gaming Mechanical Keyboard, Y Gaming Optical Mouse and Y Gaming Stereo Headset.

Lenovo also launched the new IdeaPad Y910 gaming laptop, supporting 4K gamingand VR.

Then there’s the new Lenovo Y27f Curved Gaming Monitor too, Lenovo’s first free-standing display incorporating AMD FreeSync technology.

Be Quiet’s new SilentWings 3

The SilentWings 3 fan from Be Quiet has a 120-millimeter variant which produces a sound level of 16.4 decibels, while the 140 mm model produces 15.5 decibels.

"The highly efficient, three-phase 6-pole fan motor and the rubberized frame contribute positively to this: both parts reduce vibrations to a possible minimum. In addition, the advanced, high-quality IC motor control effectively prevents electrical interference," the firm said in a statement.

The SilentWings 3 fan is available now. The 120 mm variant is priced at £18.99 while the 140 mm variant will cost £19.99.

New Asus motherboard

Asus has announced X99-E-10G WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset, with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCIe 3.0 x16 speed.

Turtle Beach’s fresh line of peripherals

Turtle Beach has shown off a range of new products at Gamescom. 

Joining the previously-announced Elite Pro headset will be the Stealth 520, Stealth 420X+ and the European debut of the Stealth 350VR, made specifically for use with virtual reality headsets.

Additionally Turtle Beach showcased the Stream Mic (pictured) – a studio-quality mic designed with console and PC streamers in mind.

Huawei’s MateBook hits shelves

Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced that the MateBook – the company’s flagship productivity tool – is on sale in the UK.

The MateBook is designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business user.

It’s now on sale in the UK from 13 stores, starting from £749.99.

Panda launches new security software

Panda’s family of retail products available as DVD or OEM include Antivirus ProInternet Security and Global Protection. They are also available as preinstall or ESD upon request.

"Designed to offer the best protection, the new range of products are always updated, guaranteeing that users always have the best solution available, hence no need for the version on the name," Panda said in a statement.

Panda’s new range of products are compatible with the latest Windows 10 ‘Anniversary’ operating system and available from Entatech.

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