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Vervent Audio Group Creates Focal Naim America and Focal Naim Canada

14 Feb 2019 […]...

New York, NY – Vervent Audio Group (VVAG), the French brand leading acoustic and electronic innovation at the crossroads of luxury design and cutting-edge technology, is announcing its strengthened position in North America and acceleration of its international ambitions, with the acquisition of Audio Plus Services & Plurison. The two major distributors of high-end audio equipment in the US and Canada, extend the expertise and excellence of Vervent’s iconic brands, Focal and Naim. Focal and Naim combine pleasure and innovation with their exceptional materials, avant-garde processes, and pure, sensational and emotional experiences. With their portfolio of reference products for music lovers in Europe, America and Asia, both Vervent brands, with the addition of Audio Plus Services & Plurison, are further establishing themselves as key players in the North American audio market. With the acquisition of Audio Plus Services & Plurison, Vervent Audio Group is creating its new North American subsidiaries, Focal Naim America and Focal Naim Canada. The brand subsidiaries signal a new investment phase and direction for Vervent in the US and Canada, while maintaining its goals of increasing the quality of its services, driven by the desire to work more closely with its retailers. By creating its own distribution…

Focal Launches New Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Sphear Wireless

14 Feb 2019 Focal Launches New Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Sphear Wireless […]...

In 2015, Focal launched Sphear, a pair of in-ear headphones that became a market reference for their audio quality and comfort. Now, Focal is introducing Sphear Wireless, the in-ear headphones that massively increase freedom of movement and heighten stylistic emotions! New York, NY –  Focal – a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products – is announcing their next generation in-ear headphone, Sphear Wireless, for those who are hungry for sound and freedom. Each Focal product has its own attributes, and Sphear Wireless is no exception, combining listening quality, comfort and freedom of movement. As the wireless evolution of Sphear, these new in-ear headphones provide excellent tonal balance, expert treble handling and plenty of dynamics. The sound is precise. The bass-reflex system is explosive, reproducing a controlled and realistic bass. And although it’s wireless, Sphear Wireless meets all connected listening needs thanks to their aptX® compatible Bluetooth® module. With Sphear Wireless, listeners can simply enjoy quality sound, without the hassle of wires. A Choice of Listening Modes Sphear Wireless has two listening modes to cater to all sound tastes: Neutral Mode, which is true to the original artistic work, and Loudness Mode, which lets you adjust to…

STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES FULL FORTNITE COMPATIBILITY FOR ALL MULTI-PLATFORM MOBILE CONTROLLERS

13 Feb 2019 STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES FULL FORTNITE COMPATIBILITY FOR ALL MULTI-PLATFORM MOBILE CONTROLLERS […]...

SteelSeries boasts a comprehensive line of critically acclaimed controllers for Fortnite mobile across iOS and Android.  CHICAGO – February 13, 2019 – SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, today announces full Fortnite compatibility across all its mobile controllers including the new Stratus Duo, Stratus XL and Nimbus. This comprehensive family of critically acclaimed controllers is ready for Fortnite on mobile or PC. “With the massive success of Fortnite, we want to ensure gamers have the best possible gaming experience regardless of what platform they’re playing on,” said Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries Chief Technical Officer. Stratus Duo   The Stratus Duo is SteelSeries’ newest full-size multi-platform controller. Gamers can easily swap between the Bluetooth connection for mobile gaming on Android, Oculus Go and Samsung VR and the low latency 2.4GHz wireless connection for gaming on Windows. Gamers no longer need to struggle with awkward touchscreen controls while playing mobile games on their Android devices. The Stratus Duo mirrors the familiar size and layout of console controllers but sports an upgraded design from the Stratus XL with a new trigger design featuring Magnetic Hall Effect sensors that keeps triggers consistent and precise. The controller also includes high performance clickable analog joysticks that…

Plugable Launches the First NVMe SSD Enclosure with a Completely Tool-free Design

13 Feb 2019 Plugable Launches the First NVMe SSD Enclosure with a Completely Tool-free Design […]...

                  Requiring no screwdrivers and featuring improved heat dissipation, the Plugable USB-C NVMe Enclosure enables maximum performance for high-capacity SSD storage. Redmond, Wash. – Plugable , the leading developer of USB, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth and power-related devices, launches the 10Gb USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) NVMe SSD Enclosure, the first high performance NVMe enclosure to feature a completely tool-free, spring-loaded design for inserting and removing a compatible SSD, along with advanced thermal management to maximize performance and device lifespan. With a sleek and slim profile, a rugged aluminum body for improved heat dissipation, and USB Type-A and Type-C host compatibility, the Plugable USB-C NVMe Enclosure is an optimal solution for safeguarding SSDs when moving from the workplace to the home office and achieving maximum transfer performance speeds on PCs, Macs and Linux devices. Portable, Tool-Free Design Unlike other NVMe enclosures that need screwdrivers to secure the SSD in place, the Plugable USB-C NVMe Enclosure enables opening the enclosure using a slide-lock, then gently aligning the NVMe notch into the socket and securing it in place with a tensioned rubber peg. Once the SSD is secured, users slide the cover back into place and…

Focal Unveils Inaugural DAC & Amplifier, Arche

12 Feb 2019 Focal Unveils Inaugural DAC & Amplifier, Arche […]...

New York, NY – Focal – a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products – is announcing its first foray into the DAC and amplifier market with the launch of Arche, an audiophile DAC and amplifier that is entirely designed and manufactured in France. In less than three years, Focal has established itself as a key player in the high-end headphones market with international recognition from the press as well as users and with Arche, it is redefining yet another ultra-high-end experience for audiophiles and amateurs alike. An All-In-One Solution for Headphones Arche is a unique electronic solution developed by Micromega for Focal. It combines a digital-analog converter, as well as two pure class-A amplification modes (voltage and hybrid) designed especially for headphones. Arche also offers presets for every set of Focal headphones to make sure you get the absolute best from the combination. Where Micromega brings its expertise in manufacturing high-end electronics, Focal’s acoustic knowledge shines through in the remarkable performance it delivers. Music lovers therefore get an all-in-one solution for their headphones, whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive their home hi-fi system. The Ultimate in High-Fidelity Upon entry of the…

Focal Unveils Stellia, its Newest Closed-Back Headphone with High-End Elegance and Performance à la Française

12 Feb 2019 Focal Unveils Stellia, its Newest Closed-Back Headphone with High-End Elegance and Performance à la Française […]...

Equipped with the brand’s technology, innovation and excellent soundproofing, Stellia delivers exceptional sound quality with uncompromising style and sophistication, everywhere you go New York, NY – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today unveils Stellia, high-end, closed-back headphones, creating a listening experience worthy of the best loudspeakers. Stellia integrates a new generation of exclusive speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz- 40kHz). Thanks to the many signature Focal technologies incorporated within these speaker drivers (frameless 100% copper voice coil, ‘M’-shaped pure Beryllium dome and more), Stellia delivers extreme sound precision, in both bass articulation and treble details, bring voice to life in astonishing realism. Forty Years of Expertise and Passion For 40 years, Focal has been designing and developing exceptional products drawing on extensive expertise and passion to constantly innovate. Focal engineers worked tirelessly on Stellia to achieve the very best in sound, quality, and design. Vents are integrated to extend the speaker driver’s frequency response; an EVA foam positioned behind the speaker driver absorbs high frequencies; acoustic diffusers break up standing waves to achieve sound reproduction free of interference. Focal has also strictly…

Philips E Series Adds Two New Monitors with Brilliant Color for Home Entertainment or Content Creation

11 Feb 2019 Philips E Series Adds Two New Monitors with Brilliant Color for Home Entertainment or Content Creation […]...

New 32” QHD LCD Display Features SmartImage Game Mode and 27” 4K UHD Display Delivers Ultra-Clear Picture Quality Philips New E-Line 32″ QHD LCD Monitor Fremont, CA – Today EPI, an affiliate of TPV Technology Limited (TPV), who holds all Philips-branded home and personal audio licensing worldwide, announces the addition of two new high-performance monitors to its E Series Collection.  The Philips 32” QHD LCD Display (326E8FJSB) with Quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixels and the Philips 27″ 4K UHD Display (276E8VJSB) with 3840 x 2160 resolution join the family of stunning professional monitors for an affordable price. Both displays are now available at Amazon and NewEgg for $279.99 MSRP each. Ideal for home entertainment, the new Philips 32’’ QHD LCD Display features AMD FreeSync technology with a smooth quick refresh at 60Hz and an ultra-fast response time of 5ms, which is perfect for Console or PC gaming. Plus, the new SmartImage Game mode offers multiple options for gamers, including FPS, Racing and RTS Modes. FPS Mode improves dark themes in games, allowing users to see hidden objects in dark areas.  Racing Mode adapts the display with the fastest response time, high color and image adjustments.  RTS Mode has a unique…

Nima Announces New Tool to Provide Those with Gluten and Peanut Allergies Information on Nima-Tested Restaurants Worldwide

7 Feb 2019 Nima Announces New Tool to Provide Those with Gluten and Peanut Allergies Information on Nima-Tested Restaurants Worldwide […]...

Nima’s new data points tell those with food allergies where to find  Nima-tested dishes at chain restaurants throughout the world. San Francisco, CA – February 7, 2019 – Today, Nima, the pioneer in connected food sensors, announced a new online tool that provides users with information on gluten-free and peanut-free dishes found at nearby chain restaurants. The findings are the results of a large testing initiative that aimed to give individuals with food allergies the ability to dine out with Nima-tested data from their favorite chains. Chains often have the same menu, use the same ingredients and prepare food following the same protocols. Having an idea of what dishes have tested gluten-free at one chain location can provide extra information on where to start at the location near you. “One of our key values at Nima is data for decisions,” said Shireen Yates, CEO and co-founder of Nima. “Our ultimate goal is the democratization and transparency of data as it relates to food allergens and this new platform brings us one step closer to our mission.”  Nima staff tested menu items for the presence of gluten or peanut from over 100 popular chain restaurants using the Nima Gluten and Nima Peanut…

MATRIX Industries Announces PW2 LUXE Edition with Shark Mesh Stainless Steel Strap in Black and Titanium

6 Feb 2019 MATRIX Industries Announces PW2 LUXE Edition with Shark Mesh Stainless Steel Strap in Black and Titanium […]...

After raising $1.6M in 31-days, MATRIX is extending its pre-order campaign for another 15-days, and adding PowerWatch 2 LUXE to its new lineup of smartwatches that never need to charge. PowerWatch 2 LUXE. Hand-powered. Hand-crafted. Click here for MATRIX’s PowerWatch 2 Press Kit with PW2 Premium and PW2 LUXE Editions Menlo Park, CA – With more than 7500 pre-orders already placed and $1.6M raised in one month, MATRIX Industries – the materials science pioneers radically changing the way we capture, harvest and use previously wasted energy – is announcing the extension of their PowerWatch 2 pre-order campaign for an additional 15-days. MATRIX already introduced their latest generation of PowerWatch, PowerWatch 2, and a Premium Edition upgrade. Now, as MATRIX extends the pre-order campaign, it is also sharing for the first time ever, the PowerWatch 2 LUXE Edition. PowerWatch 2 LUXE is available for pre-order today, starting at $279 for a limited run of 1000 Series 1 units ($699 MSRP). PowerWatch 2 LUXE Edition features a quick-release, 22mm shark mesh stainless steel strap, a sapphire glass casing, and comes in either Black or Titanium finishes. Backers who pre-order PW2 LUXE will be treated to a rich, limited edition packaging, hand-crafted using…

Now available: Eve Light Strip, the ultra-bright, ultra-flexible LED strip for HomeKit

5 Feb 2019 Now available: Eve Light Strip, the ultra-bright, ultra-flexible LED strip for HomeKit […]...

San Francisco, CA – February 5, 2019 – Eve Light Strip, a smart LED Strip with Apple HomeKit technology, is available starting today. Thanks to premium triple-diode architecture and a maximum brightness of 1800 lumens, Eve Light Strip is perfect for accent lighting as well as general lighting purposes. The 6.6 ft strip can be cut to accomodate smaller fittings and fixtures, or extended up to 32.8 ft. By combining Apple HomeKit technology with Wi-Fi networking, Eve Light Strip eliminates the need for a bridge and makes installation and automation a breeze. Highlights Full-spectrum white and color thanks to premium triple-diode architecture 1800 lumens for ultra-bright, whole-room ambience Tell Siri to switch on/off, dim, and brighten using your voice Activate preset colors and easily create your own favorites Cut or extend: 6.6 ft – extend up to 32.8 ft using 6.6 ft extension strips Flexible and self-adhesive: peel and stick in and around corners HomeKit-enabled: unparalleled ease of use and advanced security Easy setup: direct connection, no bridge or gateway required Pricing & Availability Eve Light Strip is available from the Eve Store and Amazon for USD $79.95. 6.6 ft extension strips are priced at USD $49.95. The Eve app…