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NXP i.MX 8M Plus SoC To Use Kingston eMMC Memory!

NXP iMX 8M Plus To Use Kingston eMMC Memory!

Kingston just announced that their eMMC memory has been selected to be used in the NXP iMX 8M Plus reference board!

 

NXP iMX 8M Plus To Use Kingston eMMC Memory!

On 8 April 2021, Kingston Technology announced that their eMMC embedded memory will be featured in NXP iMX 8M Plus evaluation kits.

Although Kingston did not reveal which eMMC part was selected, the picture they released appears to show the EMMC08G-MB29, which boasts these key features :

  • 8 GB capacity
  • 3D TLC in pMLC NAND memory
  • eMMC 5.1 standard
  • 11.5 x 13 x 0.8 mm package size

They will be used as storage in the NXP iMX 8M Plus reference boards, which will be used for development and engineering verification.

 

NXP iMX 8M Plus : What Is It?

The NXP iMX 8M Plus is an application processor – a System-On-a-Chip (SoC) designed for infrastructure solutions like smart home, intelligent city and industrial IoT devices.

  • two or four ARM Cortex-A53 processors (up to 1.8 GHz)
  • a neural processing unit (NPU) operating at up to 2.3 TOPS
  • ARM Cortex-M7 controller (up to 800 MHz)
  • 32-bit DDR4 and LPDDR4 interface (up to 4.0 GT/s)
  • dual image signal processors (ISP) : up to 12 MP, up to 375 MPixels per second
  • two MIPI CSI camera interfaces
  • two Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces
  • two USB 3.0 / 2.0 with Type C PHY
  • PCI Express Gen 3 support
  • 14 nm FinFET process

 

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HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Revealed!

The HyperX Alloy Origins is the first full-sized gaming keyboard to feature HyperX switches and exposed RGB backlit keys.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard!

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Origins is a compact full-sized keyboard that features custom HyperX mechanical switches with a short travel time and low actuation force.

Its key switches have exposed LEDs for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects, and five adjustable brightness levels.

Built with a full aluminium body, the HyperX Alloy Origins is rigid and stable, and yet portable at just over 1.07 kg. It comes with a detachable USB Type C cable so you can easily take it on-the-go.

Designed for gamers, it has anti-ghosting and N-key rollover capabilities, as well as a Game Mode to ensure that you do not accidentally take yourself out of the game in key moments.

It has three adjustable tilt angles, with onboard memory for three user profiles. And you can customise the lighting effect, craft macros and adjust Game Mode with the HyperX NGENUITY software.

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Specifications

Specifications HyperX Alloy Origins
Model HX-KB6RDX
Switch HyperX Red Switch
80 million keystroke lifespan
Switch Type Linear, 45 g actuation force
Key Travel 1.8 mm to 3.8 mm
Backlighting Per-key RGB lighting
16.8 million colours, 5 brightness levels
Anti-Ghosting Yes, 100%
Key-Rollover N-key
Game Mode Yes
User Profile 3 Profiles
OS Compatibility Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Tilt Angles Three steps – 3° / 7° / 11°
Connection USB Type C to USB Type A
Cable Detachable, braided USB cable (1.8 m)
Dimensions 442.5 mm wide
132.5 mm deep
36.39 mm high
Weight 1075 g

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Price + Availability

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard is available for purchase at these price points :

 

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Kingston DC500 SSDs Are Now Certified VMware Ready!

Kingston Technology just announced that their DC500 enterprise-grade SSDs are now certified VMware Ready. Find out what this means!

 

Kingston DC500 SSDs Are Now Certified VMware Ready!

After the VMware Ready validation process, the Kingston DC500 family of enterprise SSDs are now certified for VMware vSAN and vSphere in production environments.

The Kingston DC500 family of enterprise SSDs had earlier been validated by NAS providers like QNAP and Synology, but this is their first enterprise-class validation.

This gives their enterprise clients assurance that the Kingston DC500 SSDs can be deployed in production environments without worry.

The Kingston DC500 drives have been tuned using comprehensive QoS test scripts developed in-house that measure IO and latency patterns at varying block sizes and queue depths. This allows them to deliver low latency out to six 9s (99.9999 percent) of consistency while delivering high throughput and predictable IO.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure.

 

The Kingston DC500 SSD Family

The Kingston DC500 SSD family consists of two models – DC500R and DC500M that are tuned for different use cases :

Kingston DC500R : Read-Centric SSD

The Kingston DC500R is highly optimised for read-centric workloads, delivering high I/O speeds and response times at lower price points than write-intensive SSDs.

Kingston DC500M : Mixed-Use SSD

The Kingston DC500M, on the other hand, is tuned for mixed-use workloads which demand a mix of read and write operations. It offers greater write endurance with strict performance consistency for datacenters.

Kingston DC500 Common Features

Both Kingston DC500R and DC500M SSDs incorporate end-to-end data path protection, which guarantee that all data will be written to the SSD and is protected against transient errors.

They also include on-board Power-Loss Protection (PLP) using tantalum capacitors. This ensures that data-in-flight is written to the flash memory in the event of unexpected power loss. The PLP also ensures that the drives’ mapping table (FTL) is updated before the drive powers down.

These safeguards reduce the risk of data loss, and ensure that the drive will initialise properly when the server powers up again.

 

Kingston DC500 SSD Family Specifications

For your convenience, we compare both DC500R and DC500M models in this table :

Specifications Kingston DC500R Kingston DC500M
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps)
Storage Capacities 480 GB / 960 GB / 1.92 TB / 3.84 TB
NAND Flash Type 3D TLC NAND
Built-In Encryption 256-bit AES Encryption
Power Loss Protection Tantalum capacitors
QoS Read Latency < 500 µs
QoS Write Latency < 2 ms
Sequential Read Speed 480 GB : 555 MB/s
960 GB : 555 MB/s
1.92 TB : 555 MB/s
3.84 TB : 555 MB/s
480 GB : 555 MB/s
960 GB : 555 MB/s
1.92 TB : 555 MB/s
3.84 TB : 555 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 480 GB : 500 MB/s
960 GB : 525 MB/s
1.92 TB : 525 MB/s
3.84 TB : 520 MB/s
480 GB : 520 MB/s
960 GB : 520 MB/s
1.92 TB : 520 MB/s
3.84 TB : 520 MB/s
Steady-State Random Read 480 GB : 98,000 IOPS
960 GB : 98,000 IOPS
1.92 TB : 98,000 IOPS
3.84 TB : 98,000 IOPS
480 GB : 98,000 IOPS
960 GB : 98,000 IOPS
1.92 TB : 98,000 IOPS
3.84 TB : 98,000 IOPS
Steady-State Random Write 480 GB : 12,000 IOPS
960 GB : 20,000 IOPS
1.92 TB : 24,000 IOPS
3.84 TB : 28,000 IOPS
480 GB : 58,000 IOPS
960 GB : 70,000 IOPS
1.92 TB : 75,000 IOPS
3.84 TB : 75,000 IOPS
Endurance 480 GB : 438 TBW
960 GB : 876 TBW
1.92 TB : 1752 TBW
3.84 TB : 3504 TBW
480 GB : 1139 TBW
960 GB : 2278 TBW
1.92 TB : 4555 TBW
3.84 TB : 9110 TBW
Power Consumption Idle : 1.56 W
Average : 1.6 W
Max. Read : 1.8 W
Max. Write : 4.86 W
Vibration (Non-Operating) 20 G peak (10-2000 Hz)
Vibration (Operating) 2.17 G peak (7-800 Hz)
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Dimensions 69.9 mm x 100 mm x 7 mm
Weight 92.34 g
Warranty 5 Years

 

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AORUS Aquarium PC Mod – Learn How They Did It!

The highlight of the GIGABYTE showcase at Taipei 101 was the AORUS Aquarium PC Mod! They literally put a high-end desktop PC into a fresh water aquarium of fishes! Want to know how they created the AORUS Aquarium PC mod? Read on and find out!

 

The AORUS Aquarium PC Mod

The AORUS Aquarium PC mod is a deceptively understated mod. At first glance, you might mistaken it for a mere display – a non-functioning GIGABYTE graphics card sitting in an aquarium. Interesting, but nothing special… until the two fans start spinning and you realise – damn, this thing is actually a fully-functional computer! 

What GIGABYTE did was to submerge the PC components in clear mineral oil, before creating a small fresh water aquarium above it. You can see the fishes test water-oil boundary!

As the heat from the graphics card, CPU and other components are transferred to the mineral oil, the oil needs to be pumped out and kept cooled by three AORUS ATC700 coolers behind the bank. It’s really no different from how

GIGABYTE spared no expense in their AORUS Aquarium PC mod. They used nothing but the best they had :

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  • Processor : Intel Core i9-7980XE (Price Check)
  • CPU Cooler : AORUS ATC700
  • Motherboard : X299 AORUS Gaming 7 PRO (Price Check)
  • Graphics Card : AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition (Price Check)
  • Memory : Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 (Price Check)
  • Optane Memory : 32 GB Intel Optane Memory (Price Check)
  • SSD #1 : Intel Optane SSD 900P Series (Price Check)
  • SSD #2 : 256 GB GIGABYTE UD PRO SSD (Price Check)
  • HDD : 8 TB Seagate Barracuda (Price Check)
  • Power Supply : AORUS AP850GM

 

How GIGABYTE Created The AORUS Aquarium PC Mod

If you are interested in building your own version of the AORUS Aquarium PC, GIGABYTE shared this video on how they built it. Check it out!

 

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Limited Edition Kingston Rooster USB Drive Announced!

Hsinchu, 12 January 2017 – To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Kingston today announced The Year of the Rooster USB drive, the latest addition to its Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup. Build with metallic rose-gold hue and USB 3.1 speeds, the Year of the Rooster USB drive has superior quality in a high-end design, which makes it a special gift for the joyful season.

 

Kingston Rooster USB Drive

Kingston Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup has been one of the most popular products among collectors over the years. This year, the laser cut-out Rooster USB drive comes in a unique-designed red-themed box. Shipping now, the simple plug-and-play drive with fast USB 3.1 performance offers convenient and easily transportable storage for pictures, music, video and other important data files.

With a capacity of 32GB *, the Year of the Rooster USB drive is backed by a 5-year warranty, free technical support, and legendary Kingston reliability.

 

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Limited Edition Kingston Rooster Features & Specifications

Dimensions : 47mm x 29mm x 8mm
Compliant : USB 3.1
Capacity : 32GB
OS Compatibility : Windows10, 8.1, 8, 7(SP1), Vista(SP2), Mac OS X v.10.7.x+, Linux v 2.6.x+, Chrome OS
Part Number : DTCNY17/32GB
Warranty / Support : 5-year warranty with free technical support

* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products.

 

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Win an Assassin’s Creed Movie Trip With HyperX

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Based on the award-winning video game of the same name, the action-adventure Assassin’s Creed movie opens in theaters worldwide in holiday season.

To stand by the legendary Assassins, HyperX, the long dedicated gaming brand, is excited to announce the collaboration with 20th Century Fox, now offering an incredible opportunity for you to experience the extreme Assassin’s Creed Movie Trip at Tokyo, Japan, where you’ll master the art of ancient sword combat and immerse yourself into an epic adventure like a true Assassin.

 

Win an Assassin’s Creed Movie Trip With HyperX

Starting from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, if you buy any HyperX products, you can join the “Assassin’s Creed Movie Experience Tokyo Trip Lucky Draw” and have a chance to win incredible prizes including Assassin’s Creed limited-edition holdall bags, sword umbrellas and the ultimate trip to Tokyo. The more you buy, the greater chance you have. In addition, you can get exclusive HyperX and Assassin’s Creed authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products.

Other than these wonderful promotions, HyperX worked with four case modders from Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Australia to build four Assassin’s Creed themed PCs. Equipped with high-performance HyperX SSD and memory module while furnished with delicate details, HyperX now invites you to vote for your favorite PC and celebrate the combination of aesthetics and technology. Plus, after voting you’ll have a chance to win a limited Assassin’s Creed gift!

In the Assassin’s Creed movie, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories. Callum then discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the Templar organization in the present day. The war is on, so leave your couch and get ready to join the Assassin’s Creed movie adventure with HyperX!

 

Assassin’s Creed Movie Experience Tokyo Trip Lucky Draw:

Date: December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Lucky Draw: Upon purchase of any HyperX products, you can enter the “Assassin’s Creed Movie Experience Tokyo Trip Lucky Draw” for a chance to win awesome prizes:

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  • 4 Days Adventure for 2 Adults in Tokyo Japan, including roundtrip flight tickets for two, 3 nights’ luxury hotel accommodation, legendary Sword Masters class, and dining alongside masked members of the Assassin’s Brotherhood at an exclusive, assassin-themed restaurant! (Total 1 winner)
  • Assassin’s Creed Premium Leather Handel Bag (Total 2 winners)
  • Assassin’s Creed Special Edition Umbrella (Total 10 winner)
  • Assassin’s Creed Special Edition Tankard (Total 20 winner)
  • Available to Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore only

Buy and Get: Get exclusive HyperX and Assassin’s Creed authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products from selected dealers.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 25 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, PAX, Davao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest.

 

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HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Released

Hsinchu, Taiwan, 4 October 2016 – It’s easy for hard core enthusiasts to find top notch gaming headsets, but when it comes to budget-minded users, the balance between headset quality and price can sometimes be challenging. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, now have the solution for it, solidifying its commitment to creating quality gaming gear for everyone with the release of the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset.

 

The HyperX Cloud Stinger

Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features HyperX signature memory foam and 50mm directional drivers to deliver a comfortable, high-quality sound experience at an affordable price.

HyperX Cloud Stinger weighs just 275 grams and is built with 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide hours of comfort for console and PC gaming. The lightweight headset includes 50mm directional drivers that are tilted to position sound directly into the ear, resulting in a broader and more accurate in-game sound.

HyperX Cloud Stinger also offers a convenient set of features for gameplay, including a swivel to mute the microphone, an adjustable steel slider for long lasting durability, and volume controls on the headset.

With optimal audio performance and sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Stinger ensures crisp and clear audio to help gamers quickly locate rivals for game play advantage across platforms. HyperX Cloud Stinger is multi-platform compatibility out-of-the-box with PC, Xbox One 1, PS4, Wii U and mobile devices2. HyperX Cloud Stinger is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability.

 

HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features:

✓ Lightweight Design – Minimal weight for enhanced comfort✓Audio Precision – Optimal audio performance and sound quality
✓ Adjustable Steel Slider – Long lasting durability and stability; high-quality build
✓ Intuitive Volume Control – Easily accessible volume slider to adjust audio on the headset
✓ Noise-Cancellation Microphone – Clear voice quality; conveniently flip the microphone to mute
✓ Multi-Platform Compatibility – Enjoy comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console; plug into amobile device2 and wear the headset on the go

 

Additional HyperX Cloud Stinger Specifications:

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Headphone

− Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
− Type: Circumaural; closed back
− Frequency response: 18Hz-23,000Hz
− Impedance: 30 Ω
− Sound pressure level: 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
− T.H.D: ≦ 2%
− Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
− Weight: 275g
− Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Extension Y + cable (1.7m)
− Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + extension cable – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Microphone

−Element: Electret condenser microphone
−Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
−Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz
−Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

 

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Kingston DC400 Datacenter SSD Released

Hsinchu, Taiwan, 6 Sep 2016 – Cloud-based storage has become essential nowadays, driving enterprise and corporations exploring solutions to build up better storage infrastructure. Kingston today announced the Kingston DC400 Datacenter SSD, the latest solid-state drive to its range of enterprise solutions.

 

Kingston DC400 SSD

The Kingston DC400 SSD is an entry-level enterprise drive designed for server use in data centers especially for customers who deploy a rip-and-replace strategy. It is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers and lower data rate operational databases and analytics – especially in data center mixed workload environments where endurance and reliability are important.

The Kingston DC400 SSD offers superior quality of service for data center customers whose workload environment calls for sustained IOPS and consistent low latency. An expanded on-board DRAM acceleration cache enables high, sustained IOPS to increase performance over a wide range of read/write workloads. Standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning improves random IOPS performance and endurance while enterprise firmware improves latency and delivers consistently low data access times under steady-state workloads.

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Additionally, the Kingston DC400 SSD features enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection and firmware-implemented power-loss protection (“pFAIL”).

“Kingston is proud to offer our next generation entry-level enterprise SATA SSD to our data center and corporate customers looking for consistent application performance, stringent quality of service requirements and all-around reliability,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “DC400 SSD’s combination of high IOPS, low latency and advanced data protection gives server IT managers and decision makers the perfect front-loading server storage option that they can deploy with confidence.”

The Kingston DC400 SSD is available in 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB and 1.8TB capacities. The 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities are performance optimized with greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latency. The 1.8TB capacity read-intensive optimized model is factory-tuned for read-intensive workloads.

To further help companies and organizations out, Kingston offers industry-leading sales support through its Ask an Expert program. It also offers the Kingston SSD Manager, a free, downloadable toolbox to monitor drive health, status and disk usage.

The Kingston DC400 is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

 

Kingston DC400 Features & Specifications

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 400 GB, 480 GB, 800 GB, 960 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.8 TB
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 480 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 800 GB – up to 555/530MB/s
    • 960 GB – up to 555/520MB/s
    • 1600 GB – up to 555/510MB/s
    • 1800 GB – up to 555/500MB/s
  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 99,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 100,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 99,000/86,000 IOPS
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 85,000/35,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 85,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 78,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 67,000/18,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency): Read/Write: <400µs
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
  • Enterprise SMART Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
    Endurance:
    • 480 GB: 257 TB (0.30 DWPD)
    • 960 GB: 564 TB (0.32 DWPD)
    • 400 GB: 422 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 800 GB: 860 TB (0.58 DWPD)
    • 1600 GB: 1678 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 1800 GB: 1432 TB (0.43 DWPD)
  • Power Consumption:
    • Idle: 1.56 W
    • Average: 1.6 W
    • Max Read: 1.8 W
    • Max Write: 4.86 W
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C ~ 85 °C
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C ~ 70 °C
  • Dimensions: 69.9 mm x 100 mm x 7.0 mm
  • Weight: 92.34 g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17 G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20 G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours

Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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HyperX CloudX Gaming Headset Announced

Hsinchu, Taiwan June 2016 –To have a decent headset that sounds good and looks good is never easy for Xbox Gamers. Understanding what “elite” gamers needs, HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset, expanding the company’s console product offerings with its design specifically for Xbox convenience and style.

 

HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset

HyperX first announced its partnership with Microsoft in January to create an official licensed headset for Xbox One. HyperX CloudX has durable silver aluminum frame and matte black finishes complement the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for a stylish matching setup, along with an exclusive hard shell carrying case for protection and convenient portability.

Based on the award-winning HyperX Cloud II design, CloudX offers the same great comfort and fully immersive audio with 100-percent memory foam ear cushions and headband, and crystal-clear sound via large 53mm drivers so players can engage in hours of gaming on Xbox One, Windows, mobile devices and other consoles.

HyperX CloudX has an in-line audio control allowing users to adjust volume and mute the detachable noise-cancelling microphone right on the cable. Additionally, certification by TeamSpeak and compatibility with Discord, Skype, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall all equal an improved chat experience.

“The HyperX Cloud family has gained notoriety for its comfort, quality and value add,” said Ann Bai, Sales Director, APAC Region, HyperX. “We have designed CloudX with the same award winning features and added console conveniences and premium accessories all while keeping gamer’s budgets in mind to maintain an exceptional price point.”

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 25 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, PAX, Davao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest.

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HyperX CloudX Features and Specifications

  • Official Xbox licensed headset: Tested and approved by Microsoft, HyperX CloudX works with Xbox Elite wireless controllers and other Xbox One controllers with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack. With additional Windows compatibility, it comes with a 2M PC extension cable with stereo and mic plugs.
  • In-line audio control: Conveniently adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable, with no need to go into console settings to adjust headset sound.
  • Hard shell carrying case: HyperX CloudX comes with a handy, hard shell carrying case to protect it and make it easy to take with you, wherever you game.
  • Award-winning total comfort: Its 100% memory foam ear cushions with padded leatherette headband give you the ultimate in comfort, even when you’re gaming for hours on end.
  • Immersive in-game audio: Lose yourself in the game with HyperX Cloud’s award-winning audio performance featuring crystal-clear low, mid and high tones and a closed cup design for environmental noise isolation. HyperX Cloud is HiFi capable, with 53mm drivers.
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: The removable microphone boom is easy to plug in for gaming or unplug to listen to music. Its flexible design allows for custom mic positioning.
  • Durable aluminum frame: Its solid aluminum frame gives HyperX Cloud long-lasting stability and durability.
  • Interchangeable ear cups: Two sets of cushions allow for different textural comfort against the ear. The velour cushions provide breathable comfort and open sound, while the leatherette cushions reduce surrounding noises.

 

Headphone

  • Driver: Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 15Hz–25,000Hz
  • Impedance: 60Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 98dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input power: Rated 150mW, Maximum 300mW
  • Weight: 309g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable: 322g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + PC extension cable (2m)
  • Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable and mic plugs

 

Microphone

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -39dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
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Gear Up With HyperX & Win X-Men Trip

Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 28 2016 – Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. The X-Men have to unite again to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

As X-Men: Apocalypse coming to theaters on May 19, HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, is excited to announce the collaboration with 20th Century Fox, now offering an incredible opportunity for you to experience the extreme X-Men adventure at Gold Coast, Australia, where you’ll master the skills of your favorite mutants and prepare for the Apocalypse!

During the month of May, if you buy any HyperX products, you can join the “X-Men Trip Lucky Draw” and have a chance to win incredible prizes including award-winning Cloud II headsets, blazing fast Savage USB, and the ultimate trip to Gold Coast. In addition, you can also get exclusive HyperX and X-Men authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products. The more you buy, the greater chance you have. Apocalypse is coming, so leave your couch and get ready to gear up with HyperX!

 

Gear up with HyperX. Win X-MEN Trip!

[adrotate banner=”4″]Date: May 1 – May 31, 2016
Lucky Draw: Upon purchase of any HyperX products, you can enter the “X-MEN Trip Lucky Draw” for a chance to win awesome prizes:

  • Australia Gold Coast 4 Days Adventure for 2 Adults, including roundtrip flight tickets for two, 3 nights’ luxury hotel accommodation, superhero flyboarding, and tandem skydiving (Total 1 winner)
  • HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Gaming Headset (Total 5 winner, random colors)
  • HyperX Savage USB 64GB (Total 10 winner)
  • Available to India, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand, and Vietnam only

Buy and Get: Get exclusive HyperX and X-Men authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products.

 

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Kingston Management-Ready Encrypted USB Drives Launched

Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 13, 2016 – The massive leak of confidential documents recently not only reveal the hidden wealth of politician and businessmen worldwide, but also reiterate the importance of information security. Governments, corporates, and even individuals like us can never be too careful when dealing with sensitive materials. Kingston today announced two new hardware encrypted USB Flash drives that can be managed with SafeConsole by DataLocker.

 

Kingston Management-Ready Encrypted USB Drives

DataTraveler 4000G2 with Management (DT4000G2DM) and DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 with Management (DTVP30DM) solve the needs of organizations required to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and protect data at the highest level across their mobile workforce. Both devices can be used as a managed solution via the SafeConsole Encryption Management Platform from DataLocker Inc., Kingston’s partner for encrypted USB drive management.

The new Kingston USB drives are both 256-bit AES hardware encrypted and FIPS certified (DT4000G2DM is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated; DTVP30DM is FIPS 197 certified) to ensure maximum corporate and personal data security.

Additionally, SafeConsole is the only secure USB management platform for secure USB drives with true password management – both remote and local. The platform enables secure resetting of forgotten passwords, activation of full audit trails, geolocation and geofencing to ensure cross-border compliance, automatic inventory, and a “remote kill” feature in the event of device loss.

Organizations should develop best practices to safeguard data outside of a company’s firewalls as data leaks become more prevalent and certain regions adopt regulatory policies. The European Union (EU) will soon enact the General Data Protection Regulation, which mandates that businesses strengthen their digital infrastructure or face significant penalties. Part of an organizational policy should include device-level management that allows control over LAN and Internet connections. This enables better tracking and auditing of data moving in and out of a company.

“Human error, malicious attacks and technical failures can place employee and corporate data at risk. Companies, agencies and organizations need to implement a security policy well before anything goes wrong as it’s critical to prevent non-compliance, fines and even financial loss,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Our latest encrypted managed USB drives, the recent IronKey acquisition and growing DataLocker partnership all demonstrates Kingston’s commitment to providing the most secure and largest family of encrypted USB solutions on the market.”

Kingston’s DT4000G2DM and DTVP30DM are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, and are backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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DataTraveler 4000G2 with Management Features & Specifications

  • Encrypted protection: With encryption, no one can see what you have stored on the drive without knowing the password.
  • Manageable: DT4000G2DM enables a complete set of centralized administration and management tools when used with server-based, control center technology of SafeConsole.
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification: The drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and TAA compliant, to meet frequently requested corporate and government requirements.
  • Customizable: Customize drives in a variety of ways, including serialization numbering, co-logo and customized product identifier for integration into standard end-point management software (white-listing), to meet internal corporate IT requirements.
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Speed:USB 3.0:
    • 4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    • 8GB & 16GB: 165MB/s read, 22MB/s write
    • 32GB: 250MB/s read, 40MB/s write
    • 64GB: 250MB/s read, 85MB/s write
    • USB 2.0: 4GB: 30MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    • 8GB–64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 77.9 mm x 22.2 mm x 12.05 mm
  • Waterproof: Up to 4 ft.; conforms to IEC 60529 IPX8. Product must be clean and dry before use.
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Compatibility: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
    • Two (2) free drive letters required for use
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DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 with Management Features & Specifications:

  • Encrypted protection: All your data is protected by hardware encryption, so no one can access your data without knowing the password.
  • Manageable: IT professionals can enable a complete set of centralized administration and management tools when used with server-based, control center technology of SafeConsole.
  • FIPS 197 Certified and TAA compliant
  • Anti-virus protection from ESET: The drive is available with anti-virus protection to keep data safe from viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet-borne threats.
  • Customizable: Customize drives in a variety of ways, including serialization numbering, co-logo and customized product identifier for integration into standard end-point management software (white-listing), to meet internal corporate IT requirements.
  • Interface: SuperSpeed (USB 3.0)
  • Capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  •  Speed: USB 3.0: 4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    • 8GB & 16GB: 165MB/s read, 22MB/s write
    • 32GB: 250MB/s read, 40MB/s write
    • 64GB: 250MB/s read, 85MB/s write
    • USB 2.0: 4GB: 30MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    • 8GB–64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 77.9mm x 22.2mm x 12.05mm
  • Waterproof: Up to 4 ft.; conforms to IEC 60529 IPX8. Product must be clean and dry before use.
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Compatibility: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
    • Two (2) free drive letters required for use

Note: DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus is not compatible with Mac OS or Linux.

 

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Kingston microSD Action Camera Card Released

Hsinchu, Taiwan –Kingston today announced its microSD Action Camera UHS-I U3 (Speed Class 3) card. Its rugged performance and form factor make this microSD ideal for most action cameras including GoPro and drones.

Featuring speeds of up to 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write, the new microSD Action Camera card captures life’s every day adventures. The sustained performance allows outdoor enthusiasts to shoot in 4K or even 240 frames per second. It is available now in 16GB and 32GB capacities (64GB ships next month) and can perform in any environment as it is waterproof, shock proof, X-ray proof and temperature proof. An optional SD card adapter lets users quickly and easily view footage on a PC, notebook or media reader.

“Our cards were tested to ensure compatibility with most action cameras, such as GoPro and drones. Our new Action Camera microSD card allows users to capture all the actions without missing any precious frames.” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston.

microSD Action Camera UHS-I U3 is backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston microSD Action Camera Features & Specifications

  • Designed for action cameras and drones: shoot video at up to 30 frames per second in 4K or capture HD footage at 240 frames per second on your GoPro, action camera or drone to preserve every second of your latest adventure.
  • Rugged for every adventure: waterproof, shock proof, X-ray proof and temperature proof to perform even in harsh environments.
  • [adrotate banner=”4″]Enough space for your trip: whether shooting in 4K or at 240 frames per second, the card has room to keep you going.
  • Guaranteed: Lifetime warranty, legendary reliability, free technical support.
  • Capacities1: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB (shipping later)
  • Performance7: 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)
  • microSD Dimensions: 11mm x 15mm x 1mm
  • SD Adapter Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
  • Format: FAT32 (microSDHC 16GB-32GB); exFAT (microSDXC 64GB)
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  •  Voltage: 3.3V
  • Warranty: Lifetime

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Kingston Shop and Win Promotion 2015!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – December 14, 2015 – 2016 is right around the corner, which means it’s about time to renew your equipment with the chance to win special gifts for the holiday season! Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, presents a year-end promotion offering great bargain and prizes.

From December 15th to January 31st, 2016, when you buy any Kingston products at the appointed retail shops, you will have a chance to win amazing prizes including iPhone 6S Plus, HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headsets, HyperX Savage SSDs, and more.

HyperX Cloud II features a well-designed USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi experience, with virtual 7.1 surround sound, so you can hear what you’ve been missing from every angle; HyperX Savage SSD offers ultra-responsive multitasking performance and an overall faster system even as the drive fills up. It’s a great opportunity to win these prizes so get prepared for the upcoming holidays and New Year with Kingston and HyperX!

 

Kingston Shop and Win Promotion

Date: Dec 15th, 2015 – Jan 31st, 2016

Buy any Kingston Product, you’ll get a chance to win amazing prizes, including…

–1st prize: Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB (Total 2 winners)

–2nd prize: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (Total 5 winners)

–3rd prize: HyperX Savage SSD 240GB (Total 10 winners)

Each receipt will get you a raffle ticket to enter the lucky draw, so the more you buy, the better chance you have to win!

Winner announcement: 22 Feb, 2016

(Kingston will draw out the winners and contact them directly for prize collection)

Appointed retail shops: Jayacom, All IT, PC Depot, Viewnet, Thunder Match, C Zone, Aone Plus, Sri Computer, Cycom, Top Maid, Just IT, Startec, My Computer, Asashi, Digital Match, Magnetone, Best Buy IT, Infogate, Etech , Etika and Popular Bookstore.