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Sony has just revealed the PS4 hardware at their E3 conference in LA. Ever since the console’s reveal in February, gamers have been holding out to see what the PlayStation 4 itself will look like and now we finally know. The price will be $399 in the US, €399 or £349 in the UK, this holiday season.

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We’ll upload a full gallery in the near future, but here’s the first image that was shown at the conference. It also made an appearance in the flesh, giving us a clearer look at its sleek and angular design.

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Boldly going where no one has gone before, Acer and Paramount Pictures have partnered in the creation of an Aspire R7 Limited Edition notebook to celebrate the release of the film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Acer created only 25 units of the revolutionary R7 touch-enabled Limited Edition notebook and none have been available for purchase. The companies are now offering just one of these unique products on eBay as part of an exciting auction package to benefit two worthy charitable organizations.


The one and only Acer Aspire R7 “Star Trek Into Darkness” Limited Edition Package includes the revolutionary R7 touch-enabled notebook beautifully dressed with a stainless steel Star Trek logo with sand-blast finish and polished surface, along with an R7 protective sleeve with Star Trek logo. It also includes a “Star Trek Into Darkness” film poster signed by the film cast, special “Star Trek Into Darkness” content such as wallpapers and videos, Star Trek Soundtrack, a download of Star Trek: The Video Game, and unique “Star Trek Into Darkness” product packaging with a Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity from Acer and Paramount Pictures.

This world exclusive notebook is now featured on ebay at www.ebay.com/theonlyone. Bids will start on June 14 with the auction closing on June 24. All net proceeds will be donated to two charitable organizations: The Mission Continues and Save the Children.

“Acer is giving one lucky person in the world the opportunity to become the sole owner of the Acer Aspire R7 ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Limited Edition Package,” says Neil Marshall, managing director, Acer UK. “We know this extremely rare Limited Edition will be a treasured prize for the winner, and it will also help two worthy charities further their missions of empowering military veterans and helping children in need.”

With the exclusive stainless steel Star Trek logo, this limited edition Acer Aspire R7 notebook will be the envy of all Star Trek enthusiasts. It was designed to create the best touch and type experience. It features a repositioned keyboard and a high-definition touchscreen mounted on a revolutionary “Ezel” hinge that allows it to flip, reverse, lie flat or float. The ergonomic design makes the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. This high-performance notebook also features a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, 15.6-inch full HD (1920×1080) touch screen, large 500GB hard drive with 24GB SSD and Windows 8.

Here is a short video of the Aspire R7 we took at the launch event in New York:


Elgato has released an update for its Elgato Game Capture HD device.


What’s in this update:

YouTube Live Streaming. Built-in.

Yeah, that’s right – in the past months, we’ve worked with the great folks at YouTube to bring you a seamless streaming experience right out of this very software. You can even stream to live events that you’ve prepared on the YouTube website, and you’ll be able to stream in glorious 1080p if your upload speed can handle it.

Less bugs. And a few new tricks.

We won’t bore you with all the little things we’ve fixed in this release – let’s talk about the cool stuff instead:

  • Profiles! Elgato Game Capture HD is engineered to capture 100% accurate, lab-certified colors, but let’s face it: some games just look better when you fine tune the color settings. You can now save different profiles to match your favorite settings. But we didn’t stop there: you can share those profiles and send them to your friends, and maybe they’ll send you their top-secret profiles in return!
  • If you’re tight on disk space, we now behave better. We promise!

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The Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2.1 software update is available as a free download at http://gamecapture.com for PC and Mac.

If you have, or are interested in the Raspberry Pi, then you might want to download the new issue of The MagPi digital magazine.


This is how the Raspberry Pi guys describe the magazine:

The MagPi, a free online magazine dedicated to the Raspberry Pi, whose first issue was released a few days ago, is a perfect example of that. It’s been put together entirely by volunteers, guided by Ash Stone, Jason “Jaseman” Davies, Meltwater and other names you may recognise from the forums and comments on this site. I was broadly aware they were up to something, but I was amazed at the scope of what they sent me to look at earlier in the week, and I’ve been really, really impressed by the first issue. There are Debian and Puppy guides, articles on computing history, ideas for robotics projects, tutorials in Scratch and Python (with code you can type in yourself, just like in the good old days), features about the Raspberry Pi itself, and other goodies to dig into. I really can’t recommend it enough, and if you haven’t been lucky enough to get to the head of the queue, you don’t need a Raspberry Pi to find it useful (you might actually find the magazine good preparation before yours arrives).

It is a really interesting read – so go download it today, and let us know what you think!

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Razer have announced the Blade Pro, the latest evolution of its award-winning 17-inch gaming laptop. Powered by a future 4th gen Intel Core processor, next generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics and ground-breaking storage performance, the new Blade Pro is faster and more powerful than ever before.


“With the Razer Blade Pro, we´ve designed a gaming laptop for work and for play – appealing toon-the-go hardcore gamers, game developers, creative artists and aspiring video professionals,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The Razer Blade Pro can flawlessly run the most popular creative software applications, and is powerful enough to run the most graphically intensive games on the market today.”

Razer?s designers and engineers refined every inner component to increase performance, while staying true to portability. At 0.88 inches thin and weighing 6.5 pounds, the Blade Pro is the most portable 17-inch gaming laptop in its class. Every detail is sleek, slim and light, all the way down to the compact power supply, making the Blade Pro the best choice for gaming performance and creative work on-the-go.

The Blade Pro, the third iteration of Razer´s ground-breaking, ultra-portable laptop, features a 47-watt Intel chip, 10 watts more than the last 17-inch Razer Blade and the most powerful CPU ever fitted into a Razer system for increased professional performance. The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU is also included. All of this is packed into the thinnest and lightest form factor in the 17-inch laptop class. The Blade Pro comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4, featuring immersive audio quality that is custom-tuned to each Razer laptop to deliver a cinematic sound experience. All of this is topped-off with gaming-grade peripherals built right in, such as Razer Synapse 2.0, a fully programmable anti-ghosting keyboard with adjustable backlight and an ultra-sensitive track pad.

“Innovation is happening across the PC industry, and what Razer has done with the Blade Pro is groundbreaking,” says Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile Client Platforms. “Utilizing a future 4th gen Intel Core processor, the Razer Blade Pro delivers top-class gaming and professional performance in a very portable form factor.”

“The Razer Blade Pro packs extreme performance in an ultra-portable form factor,” says Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. “Thanks in part to the performance-per-watt efficiency of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, the new Razer Blade Pro is incredibly thin for a 17-inch gaming laptop.”

At the heart of the Blade Pro is a full-HD 17-inch LED display linked in combination with the Switchblade User Interface (SBUI), allowing users to take advantage of tools and creative possibilities at their fingertips. Driven by 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys, a revolutionary LCD track pad and professional-grade and game apps, users can work harder and play harder. Razer´s SBUI now includes several new, professional-grade apps and a wide array of new tools available at no charge, including programs like Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Premiere® Pro, Maya®, GIMP and more.

The Razer Blade Proalso features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and now comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-stage storage, with optional 256 GB and 512 GB SSDs. With solid-state storage technology, gamers will now experience up to four-times the performance of a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive.

The Blade Pro will be available for pre-order June 3. For more information, go to www.razerzone.com/bladepro.

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Mad Catz announced today that it has started working with Microsoft Corporation on the development of next generation accessories for the Xbox One.

“We are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming launch of the Xbox One and excited about the opportunity to develop a range of innovative products to support the platform.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “The launch of the Xbox One adds a new revenue stream and the enhanced performance of the Xbox One opens up additional scope for innovation. Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued support of Microsoft’s console and entertainment business and is part of our long-term strategy to bring innovative products to passionate gamers.”

The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch this holiday.

Hauppauge Digital has announced that users of its popular HD PVR 2 console and PC gaming personal video recorder range have a new all-in-one recording, streaming and editing application. ‘Hauppauge Capture’ is a free download to all HD PVR 2 users, and is a powerful video capture which allows console and PC gamers to both record and live stream their game play along with commentary.


Hauppauge Capture provides:

· “One touch “ recording of live game play with commentary mixer

· Live Stream via Twitch or Ustream using the built-in Hauppauge hardware boosted SteamEez application

· Quick editing with the ‘cuts only’ video editor

· Personal logo inserter

· YouTube upload

· Record Xbox 360 or PS3 or WiiU gameplay in 1080p HD

Hauppauge Capture provides a built-in audio mixer to combine game chat with game audio. The audio mixer is for both recording and streaming gameplay, and uses a microphone plugged into the recording PCs ‘Mic input’. Hauppauge Capture’s mixer has independent control of game and chat audio. Hauppauge Capture also supports the HD PVR 2’s built-in record button, which is mounted in the top cover of all HD PVR 2 models, to allow users to instantly start and stop recordings directly from their HD PVR 2.

Hauppauges’ SteamEez application, built into Hauppauge Capture, uses the HD PVR 2 hardware video encoder to stream live game play via Twitch or Ustream. Gamers can create high quality, low bit rate streaming game events for Twitch or Ustream followers. The built-in hardware video encoding means live streaming over the Internet will require minimal system resources.

Game play can be recorded with Hauppauge Capture in full 1080p HD from a gaming PC using HDMI or Sony® PlayStation®3 or Microsoft® Xbox® 360. A simple to use quality slide control allows users to choose their recording and streaming quality level. Hauppauge Capture runs on a Windows laptop or desktop PC using Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8.

Hauppauge Capture will help users to maximise their game recording experience, benefiting from ‘one-click’ functionality for Capture, Edit, YouTube, SteamEez, Settings, all in one application. Here is a screenshot of the Hauppauge Capture application.

A personal logo inserter also allows users to “burn” a personalised logo directly into their recordings. It’s an all-inone-gaming application designed for gamers by gamers!

The new look application is available for download from www.hauppauge.com/capture

Sometimes it just not possible to get a decent wireless signal in certain places in your home. That’s where powerline devices come in. We have the latest kit from devolo in for testing – the dLAN 500 AC Wireless+ starter kit, and here is our review.

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In the dLAN 500 AV Wireless+, devolo combines all the features of a high-performance Powerline adapter in one housing. Integrated WiFi for an optimal connection to wireless terminal devices such as a smartphone or laptop, three LAN ports for connecting network-compatible devices. Using the integrated electrical socket, power strips and other devices up to 16 amps can be connected. Never has it been easier, faster or more secure to network wireless and stationary devices!

Who are devolo?

From their website:

devolo AG is the leading European company on the market in Powerline communication solutions. The company’s core product is dLAN, a technology that allows flexible networks via existing wiring like electrical and coaxial lines. Powerline solutions are employed in private households as well as commercial environments and they lead the way in future-oriented energy data distribution and home automation.


• dLAN Powerline adapter for Internet and network connection via household power lines into any room – whether cabled or via WLAN. All devices in the room have an optimum connection
• Easy and flexible set-up of WLAN zones – every power outlet is a WLAN access point (2.4 / 5 GHz frequencies selectable)
• 3 LAN ports for easily connecting cable-based devices such as PCs, printers, TVs or game consoles
• The integrated electrical socket ensures that no power outlet is lost! You can connect terminal devices and power strips directly to the adapter
• Integrated mains filter ensures interference-free data transmission, even when multiple devices are plugged in
• 500 Mbps (gross) connection for fast data transmission in dLAN Powerline home network, 300 Mbps (gross) in WLAN operation (IEEE 802.11n standard)
• Power outlet adapter with integrated antennas (MiMo arrangement) for optimal transmitting power and flexible positioning
• If WLAN is not needed, it can be switched off easily using a switch on the housing. In addition, automatic WLAN time control via software configuration is possible
• Encryption for WLAN (WPS, WEP, WPA/WPA2) and dLAN (AES) at the touch of a button
• Thanks to the patented PowerSave technology witch reduces the energy consumption automatically
• Compatible with all dLAN 200 and 500 AV adapters (HomePlug AV)
• Compatibility with all 200 and 500 AV adapters (HomePlug AV)
• 3-year manufacturer‘s warranty, as unit is designed, tested and certified in Germany



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Turtle Beach is excited to announce that it is working with Microsoft to develop market-leading audio solutions for Xbox One. The two companies will leverage their proprietary technology and experience in gaming to bring advanced audio solutions to consumers.


Earlier this week Microsoft announced the powerful new Xbox One. Under the agreement Turtle Beach will be among the first to market with Microsoft-licensed gaming headsets for the Xbox One.

Turtle Beach designs and markets wireless and wired headsets for video game, personal computer and mobile platforms. The company’s wide range of headsets, which combine quality with audio innovations, are popular with consumers because they make gaming more immersive and provide a competitive advantage. Turtle Beach manufactured 9 of the top 10 best-selling gaming headsets in 2012 when ranked in dollar sales, and 4 of the top 5 best-selling gaming headsets ever, according to the NPD Group. The Ear Force X12 wired headset for the Xbox is the No. 1 best-selling third-party gaming headset ever made.

“In Turtle Beach we have a partner that can help Microsoft deliver world class gaming audio experiences to our customers,” said Branden Powell Director of Strategic Alliances Xbox Hardware Group. “Turtle Beach has consistently innovated in wireless, surround sound, and other features and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Turtle Beach is largely responsible for the growth of the gaming headset category. The company quickly grew sales through a combination of product innovation, distribution, and marketing prowess and now owns more than 50% market share in the U.S. As a result, in less than five years gaming headsets have grown from only 3 percent to 21 percent of all U.S. gaming accessory sales, and now rank second only to gamepads based on NPD sales data.

“Turtle Beach is dedicated to creating audio products that improve players overall game experience,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach. “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with the Xbox team to develop new products that support the advanced Xbox platform.

Official products, pricing and release information to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Kingston Digital Europe today announced the release of MobileLite Wireless. MobileLite Wireless is the next generation of the innovative Wi-Drive portable wireless storage device Kingston released in 2011, for Apple and Android devices.


The new reader is enhanced as it wirelessly streams movies, music, photos and documents from USB Flash drives, microSD (with included adapter) and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency mobile charger when the user’s phone battery gets low.

Kingston’s new MobileLite Wireless is the ultimate companion to keep up with one’s active lifestyle, giving users access to unprecedented mobile essentials at a great price. It is as easy as plugging in any USB Flash drive into the USB port to quickly watch and share movies or view and share files wirelessly on mobile devices. The SD/SDHC/SDXC slot enables fast, easy sharing of images with friends and family by removing the card from a camera and plugging it directly into the MobileLite Wireless. The included adapter allows the same access and sharing for microSD cards used in many mobile phones and tablets.

MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency backup battery charger to keep devices going longer. The charging feature works with most mobile phones as it charges them via the device’s USB slot. MobileLite Wireless has a rechargeable battery which can handle up to five hours of continuous use as a wireless reader, easily handling long road trips.

MobileLite Wireless allows streaming and sharing of data with up to three users simultaneously. Like the Wi-Drive, the new device allows simultaneous connections to both device and router via Wi-Fi so, for example, one can stream music and browse the Internet at the same time. The MobileLite Wireless app is available now for Apple devices and soon for Android and Kindle Fire. Support for Windows Phone OS, Windows PC and Mac are forthcoming.

The feature-rich MobileLite Wireless has a suggested price of £49.99. It is available via e-tail in the United Kingdom at Amazon.co.uk. It will be available globally soon via a ramped regional rollout.

A video with a demonstration of the MobileLite Wireless is available here. The MobileLite Wireless is backed by a one-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.


Kingston MobileLite Wireless Features and Specifications:

· Inputs for Storage: USB and SD ― reads SD, SDHC, SDXC and microSD (with included adapter)

· Dimensions: 124.8mm x 59.9mm x 16.65mm

· Weight: 98g

· Wireless Network Interface: Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA2)

· Rechargeable Battery: up to 5 hours of continuous use

· Battery: built-in Li-Polymer 1800mAh 3.7v

· Local Storage: wirelessly transfer files to and from the MobileLite Wireless app and the MobileLite Wireless hardware

· Camera Roll support1: allows users to move photos from their mobile device to MobileLite Wireless in order to free up space

· Cable: USB to micro-USB cable included

· Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C

· Storage Temperature: -10°C to 45°C

· Guaranteed one-year warranty, free technical support

· Customisable Device Name (SSID): User selectable Wi-Fi priority list when there are multiple APN/Key available

· File Support2: MobileLite Wireless can store any file type. Playback and viewing are based on the files supported by the mobile device

· General file format support:

• Audio: MP3, WAV

• Video3: m4v, mp4 (H. 264 video codec)

• Image: jpg, tiff

• Document: pdf

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Today, mophie announced the availability of the juice pack plus for iPhone 5, its third battery case engineered for the newest generation of iPhone. Joining the already-available juice pack helium and juice pack air, the mophie juice pack plus packs the most on-demand power for the iPhone 5, with enough juice to more than double the battery life of the device on one charge. The case also delivers edge to edge protection for the iPhone 5, cushioning the device from the wear, tear, drops and slips of everyday use.


“We’ve been pushing our engineering and design process to release a family of battery solutions for the iPhone 5 with solid protection and sleek design,” said Ross Howe, vice president, marketing at mophie. “We know mophie fans use their iPhone for every aspect of their life, from business and entertainment to travel and social media and mophie offers solutions for every level of demand that users put on their device.”

The mophie juice pack plus is made for the user who puts their iPhone 5 through the paces morning to night, maxing out features, apps, video, email and web browsing while on-the-go. The case features a 2100mAh battery, translating to an added 120 percent of extra battery life and offers the most power of mophie’s battery case solutions for the iPhone 5 to date.  For protection, the juice pack plus’ dual-injected sleeve is engineered with a shockproof band and anti scratch guides to help buffer the impact of falls.

Available now for £109.95 at mophie.com, the juice pack plus for iPhone 5 comes in three colours, monochromatic soft touch black, glossy white and metallic red in collaboration with Product (RED).

Features include:
Longest Battery Life to Date—Featuring a 2100mAh battery, the juice pack plus provides an added 120 percent of extra battery to do more with their iPhone 5

o   Up to 10 additional hours talk time on 3G

o   Up to 12 additional hours internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 on 3G

o   Up to 50 hours additional audio playback

o   Up to 12 hours video playback

·       Lightning Pass Through—Simple lightning pass-through enables users to charge the iPhone 5 and juice pack together with the included micro USB cable

·       Listening Made Easy—With the movement of the headphone jack to the bottom of the device, we’ve included an earphone adaptor to keep on your earphones at all times for convenient listening, anytime, anywhere

·       On Demand Charging—The flip of a switch allows for users to toggle between charging and standby, allowing the user to benefit from the battery when needed

·       LED Battery Indicator—A discreet LED light panel tells you exactly how much “juice” is available in the case at the push of a button, and blinks for 30-seconds when lightening cable is connected

·       Fast Charge—Charging output has been upgraded from .5A to 1A which delivers a faster charge to your iPhone 5

For additional information regarding the new juice pack plus and the full juice pack for iPhone 5 selection, please visit http://www.mophie.com.

Microsoft today announced that Surface Pro will be available for purchase in the UK beginning 23rd May.

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Surface Pro is designed to showcase Windows 8 Pro and represents exceptional value, providing customers with a fully functional Windows 8 PC that looks, feels and acts like a tablet. With an estimated retail price of £719 for the 64GB configuration, and £799 for the 128 GB configuration, Surface Pro will be available online at http://www.microsoftstore.co.uk. A range of accessories for the Surface Pro is also available. These include Touch Cover – a super-thin, spill resistant cover with a pressure sensitive keyboard that comes in a variety of colours as well as a Type Cover – one of the thinnest mechanical keyboards available, HD AV and VGA adaptors and the Wedge Touch Mouse Surface Edition.

“The response to Surface RT has already been great to see,” said Robert Epstein, UK Surface Lead  “There has been strong anticipation for Surface Pro in the UK and we’re excited to be able to offer people a fully blown Windows 8 PC packed with powerful processing features in the innovative Surface design.”

The Surface family of devices represents an extension of the Windows experience, letting customers work easy, play hard, and connect with the people who matter to them. Surface lets customers transition between entertainment and creation. It offers an ultra-light durable casing and an integrated kickstand and cover that allow customers to be productive anywhere, as well as a full-sized USB port and microSDXC card slot for adding additional storage and a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display that makes it optimal for viewing and sharing content easily.

Surface Pro, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, is equivalent to a full-blown Windows 8 laptop that also boasts tablet capabilities. For the first time, customers can have a fully functional PC that looks, feels and acts like a tablet and allows handwriting and sketching with the Surface pen in a natural and intuitive way. With Surface Pro, customers can do virtually everything they have ever done on a PC, ranging from using their favourite desktop applications to enjoying the protection of world-class safety and security software.

Additional details on Surface are available at http://www.Surface.co.uk

NVIDIA have announced that their portable gaming device called SHIELD will start pre-orders in the US from May 20th.


A console-grade controller. A high-definition, 720p HD retinal display. The rich graphics and blazing performance of Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor.

These pieces, put together by a company full of gaming fanatics, add up to an amazing new open platform gaming portable. It’s the best way to play Android games. And because it’s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games – as well as Android apps.

Project SHIELD is now, officially, SHIELD. The price is $349. Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers will all carry SHIELD. It ships in June.

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SHIELD is a new kind of portable.

Pre-order will go live on May 20th for the general public on shield.nvidia.com. Fans who have signed up to receive SHIELD updates by clicking “Notify Me” on the SHIELD website will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order starting today.

If you’re an Android gamer, this will fit into your life the moment you open the box.

SHIELD is the one device that taps into the planet’s largest ecosystem of games — spanning NVIDIA TegraZone, Google Play and Steam. Rediscover your Android games with the mobility, control and performance of SHIELD. Connect to your Google Play account to enjoy your favorite movies, music and apps.

And GeForce game streaming, launching as a beta feature, will give SHIELD the power to access your NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU-powered computer from the comfort of your couch. We’re working on streaming your favorite PC games to SHIELD, including great titles from Steam.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Tegra 4 – The world’s fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
  • Console-grade controller – Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Multi-touch display – 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
  • Integrated speakers – Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
  • Pure Android Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
  • There’s more – We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack. See the full spec sheet, here.

Here is a short video of SHIELD in action that I took at CES back in January:

What do you think of Project SHIELD? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, and Turtle Beach, leading audio brand in games, today announce an exclusive partnership to showcase their collaborative efforts in gaming and broadcast audio. The multi-faceted partnership includes the integration of Turtle Beach products across Twitch’s dedicated eSports and gaming events.


Online gaming video viewership has exploded over the last year with viewership rivalling cable television viewership. Twitch attracts more than 30 million gamers who gather and share their video game experiences. Twitch users spend an average of 90 minutes a day interacting with other gamers and watching player video footage. Twitch also supports over 600,000 active broadcasters every month.

“Turtle Beach makes the best-in-class quality, tournament-grade audio equipment in the industry. The new XP SEVEN is a huge leap forward for audiophiles everywhere. We’re proud to have them as our official audio partner,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. “With the innovative features available in Turtle Beach’s audio gear, anyone in the Twitch community will be able to easily broadcast their games and audio commentary with professional quality results.”

Turtle Beach’s Ear Force XP SEVEN and Z SEVEN gaming headsets and TM1 multi-channel tournament mixer, developed in collaboration with Major League Gaming, are designed to meet the demanding audio needs of gamers and will be used by Twitch for broadcasting at leading eSports and video game events. Turtle Beach will also feature Twitch broadcasts on its website so that its community can participate and engage with the global eSports and gaming community via events such as the MLG Pro Circuit, Call of Duty® Championships, PAX Prime, Entertainment Electronics Expo (E3), Gamescom, DreamHack Summer, DreamHack Winter and many others.

“We’re excited to partner with Twitch and provide them with our advanced tournament and broadcast products for their eSports and gaming events,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer of Turtle Beach. “Our latest generation of audio products, including the XP SEVEN, is designed for versatility so gamers can use the same premium headset for broadcasting video game footage, talking on a mobile phone or watching a movie on a tablet.”

Both the XP SEVEN and Z SEVEN allow gamers to instantaneously change the mix of game, chat and microphone audio levels. The TM1 tournament mixer is a 6-channel audio mixer that enables crystal clear communication for up to six players on the same team, or two teams of up to three players each. It also offers several distinctive input and output options, including a broadcast feed, coach’s input, analog noise gate to cancel out crowd noise and a microphone volume setting to accommodate the sensitivity of any mic paired with the mixer.


Turtle Beach (http://www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game, personal computer, and mobile platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach’s limited edition, Ear Force Tango wireless headset was recognized as an honoree by the 2013 International CES Innovations Awards. According to the NPD Group, Turtle Beach manufactures the top five best-selling third-party gaming headsets of all time when ranked in dollar sales. The Ear Force X12 wired headset is the No. 1 best-selling third-party gaming headset of all time.

Turtle Beach, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today’s PC audio industry.

Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.


Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 30 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

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