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Gamevice Intros iDevice Controllers

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Gamevice Intros iDevice Controllers

Gamevice presents a collection of mobile gaming controllers fitting most iDevices, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini.

All the controllers feature the same 2-part design customers fit on each side of the iDevice in question. One part of the Gamevice controller connects to the smartphone or tablet via Lightning port, while a Lightning port on the outside allows one to charge the iDevice while playing. When not charging the controller sips power from the connect device's battery.

Controls come in the shape of 2 thumbsticks, directional pad, shoulder buttons, 4 face buttons and a menu button. The iPhone 7/7Plus versions add a headphone jack, and Gamevice promises the controllers offer more comfortable thumbsticks.

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Logitech Intros Performance Keyboard/Mouse Combo

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Logitech Intros Performance Keyboard/Mouse Combo

Logitech announces the MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse-- a matching peripheral set designed for "all-day comfort and increased productivity" through Bluetooth Smart and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.

The keyboard is a full-size number complete with cushioned palm rest and "carefully-crafted" keys. It has a slight 3D curvature to help the hands stay at a more natural angle, while the tilt legs in the bottom are adjustable. Logitech adds the batter allows for up to 3 years of service, and the whole thing weighs 733g.

Meanwhile the mouse is designed for right handers. It has a non-slip soft rubber surface, 8 buttons, a "Hyperfast" scroll wheel and a 10000dpi optical tracking sensor. The battery promise up to 2 years of service.

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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe Expansion Systems

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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe Expansion Systems

Sonnet Technologies announces a pair of Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe card expansion systems for the 2016 MacBook Pro-- the Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 3 Edition and the Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 3 Edition.

The SEL and SE I are compact single-slot expansion systems taking advantage of the 2750MB/s PCIe bandwidth offered by Thunderbolt 3. The SEL is the smallest of the two, and houses one low-profile single-width PCIe 3.0 card, such as Thunderbolt-compatible 16 and 8Gb fibre channel, 40 and 10Gbps ethernet, 6Gbps or 12Gbps SAS and host bus adapters, RAID controller cards and even low-profile pro video capture cards like the BlueFish 444 Epoch 4K Neutron.

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Incipio Brings iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Back

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Incipio Brings iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Back

Apple might insist removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 was an act of "courage," but Incipio sets to satisfy customers who think otherwise with the OX, a case featuring the humble 3.5mm connector.

As seen at CES 2017, the OX case comes in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus variants. It fits over the Lightning port and adds an additional Lightning port as well as the aforementioned 3.5mm jack for the use of traditional headphones. The case is admittedly bulky, but it does allow simultaneous charging and music listening without need for an additional adapter or dongle.

In addition the case promises to protect the iPhone display and body from drops through a shock-absorbing exterior.

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Henge Intros MacBook Docks at CES 2017

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Henge Intros MacBook Docks at CES 2017

Henge presents a series of docking solutions for the latest MacBook Pro at CES 2017-- including a refresh of the Horizontal and Vertical docks and the Thunderbolt 3-connected Tethered dock.

All Henge docks are designed to easily connect the USB C-enabled MacBook Pro to external devices, such as monitors, keyboards and speakers. The Vertical and Horizontal docking stations have pass-through connections for the Thunderbolt 3 ports, and feature metal construction in a MacBook-matching shade of space gray.

The Horizontal docking station offers 13 ports, with 85W power, support for up to 4 external displays, multiple USB-A ports, SD card slot and more. Meanwhile the Vertical docking station is designed to provide users with instant connection to peripherals.

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Griffin Adds to BreakSafe Cables

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Griffin Adds to BreakSafe Cables

Griffin expands the BreakSafe magnetic USB-C cable line at CES 2017, with additions including the Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, USB Breakaway Adapter, Car Charger, and Wall Charger.

First introduced back in January 2016, the BreakSafe series features patented MagSafe-style quick-release magnetic connectors, if with the addition of a USB-C connector. As such, the Hi-Power Breakaway Cable is an update featuring 100W power capability for use with the MacBook Pro, while the USB Breakaway Adapter adds BreakSafe capabilities to any USB-A device.

The Car Charger and Wall Charger are self-explanatory products, and are designed for USB devices. Both can deliver up to 15W of power to a wide range of products.

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A CMRA Camera for the Apple Watch

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A CMRA Camera for the Apple Watch

Customers want to add the capabilities of the first Galaxy Gear to the Apple Watch? Glide has a solution with the CMRA, a band providing a pair of cameras for use with the Apple smartwatch.

Revealed at CES 2017, the CMRA band has an 8MP outwards-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter. Taking a photo simply requires tapping a built-in button, while a long press starts recording video. A double-tap allows users to switch between cameras, and integration with the stock Photos app ensures easy storage, editing and sharing of moments captured with the band.

Glide adds the cameras include tilt-balancing, lens correction, noise reduction and pixel optimisation for the best possible photos, as well as 8GB of onboard flash storage. One can also use the CMRA with the iPhone and Watch chat app for Dick Tracy-style wrist-based videoconferencing or sending of pre-recording video messages. Connectivity with Watch and/or iPhone comes through Bluetooth and wifi.

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TrackR Presents New Trackers at CES

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TrackR Presents New Trackers at CES

CES 2017 sees TrackR announce updates of its signature object tracking products, including the TrackR Wallet 2.0 and and the Pixel, a lower-cost version of the flagship Bravo dongle.

The Wallet 2.0 improves on the original with a credit card-shaped design just 2mm. Described by the company as the "thinnest item-finder on the market," it handles object finding through a combination of companion app, Bluetooth and a crowdsourced GPS network of other TrackR products in the vicinity. Replaceable batteries provide power.

Meanwhile the Pixel is a sequel to the Bravo offering plastic (as opposed to aluminium) casing and a lower pricetag together with the same object finding capabilities of other TrackR products.

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A Slimmer Hub for the MacBook Pro

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A Slimmer Hub for the MacBook Pro

Hyper proposes a slimmer and smaller USB-C hub solution for the 2016 MacBook Pro-- the HyperDrive, a compact device replete with 7 ports including HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, microSD, SD and regular USB.

According to the company, the Hyperdrive uses the two USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro to deliver 45Gb/s bandwidth, thus allowing to simultaneous use of all 7 ports. This includes the connection of a 5K Thunderbolt 3 display or two 4K displays, as well as the delivery of up to 100W of power to charge the laptop at full speed.

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