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Able Planet @ CES 2014

At the very first CES BCCHardware attended (8 years ago) we got to meet with a brand new audio company called Able Planet. We knew from that very first meeting that Able Planet wasn't just another headphone company thanks to their much different approach to audio and every year at CES we look forward to stopping by and seeing what they've been up to.


At CES 2014 we saw a countless number of headphone makers showing off countless number of designs and colors but Able Planet isn't worried about colors and designs, they are all about the audio quality. We've had the chance to review numerous Able Planet headphones over the years and we've always walked away impressed with the sound quality.


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Last year at CES 2013 Able Planet was showing off their newest product that promised to bring 4D sound to their headphones. Last year we got to see the prototypes but at this years CES the product is completed and we got a proper demo of the final product which Able Planet has called Linx Fusion. In addition to the audio signal, Linx Fusion adds a slight vibration to the sounds which allows the user to listen to audio at a lower decibel level yet the brain still processes the audio as if it was much louder. Adding a vibration might sound like a cheap gimmick, but the reality is that when done properly it can add an entirely new dimension to the audio and also can help prevent hearing loss over time as the audio does not need to be as loud as with other products. Hopefully I've done a good enough job trying to explain this product, unfortunately it might just be one of those things that you need to hear to really believe and if you're like me you will be very impressed.
 

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Able Planet Linx Fusion Headphones
 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

Free Apps @ Amazon

Amazon is giving away 31 free Android Apps this week (~$100 worth of free stuff). They aren't even no-namers, included in the selection are, Sonic the Hedgehog, Accuweather Platinum, My Backup Pro, and a whole bunch more. If you are an Android user you'll probably want to check out the selection over here. The only catch is that if you don't have an Amazon device you'll have to install the Amazon App, which if you don't have already can be found over here.

Kingston Brings 64GB DDR4 kits to CES 2015

Kingston brought some great stuff to CES this year with a new SDD drive, DDR4 RAM, a new M.2 form factor SSD, and a 7.1 channel gaming headset. The HyperX Predator PCIe is the new M.2 SSD that boasts a 1400 MB/s seq read speed and 1k MB/s seq write speed. Kingston was also showing off the HyperX Predator in 2.5-inch form factor as well which uses the Phison s10 controller which allows for speeds of 560 and 540 sequential read and write speeds.

 

Kingston Lineup

 

Next on the list is the HyperX Cloud 2 gaming headset that touts a USB DSP sound card in the microphone control unit. It allows for switching between normal operation or 7.1 channel virtual audio with the press of a button. From a short demo of the headset, gaming sounds pretty good with the 7.1 enabled, however music sounds much better with the 7.1 audio off. With the best saved for last, the new HyperX Predator DDR4 64GB RAM is claimed as the first to be produced using the official standard for DDR4. This ram can operate at 3000MHz and in quad-channel making this ram very beastly.

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To check out more of our CES 2015 coverage, please check here and of course you can check out more pictures from the Day 3 of CES 2015 right here.

Five Nights Four

Time to celebrate Five Nights At Freddy’s fans! There is a new installment into this franchise and it is rumored to be out this halloween according to Scott Cawthon’s website. This next game will be titled Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter.

A new Five Nights at Freddy's game has been teased by creator Scott Cawthon via an image on hiswebsite. According to the image, the game will be out this year on Halloween and is titled Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter, which insinuates that it will be the final game in the series.

Image Credit GameStop

Source: GameStop

The Zombie of the Gaming World

Since it’s release in late 2006 Sony’s Playstation 3 has been a big hit and is still, surprisingly having games released for it and something even more cool. This is Sony's Playstation now streaming service. This service will be rolled out for the PS3 on May 12th of this year! That's right, the PlayStation 3 is back from the dead!

We have some exciting news: PlayStation Now subscriptions will be coming to PS3 later this May! Now you’ll be able to play a huge library of more than 100 hit PS3 games on PS4 and PS3, as well as select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, all for one monthly price. That’s an incredible number of games to binge on — and of course, you can play your games across devices with cloud saves.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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