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Edifier @ CES 2013

One of our last stops at CES was at the Edifier booth.  This Chinese company makes some interesting products that offer really unique designs but still manage to pull off some pretty decent performance and quality.  Traditional speaker purists will tell you that the speaker cabinet must be made from wood and have a lot of specifications to enable good sound, but Edifier continues to break the mold and offer products with very unique designs that still sound rather nice.

One of the products of CES 2012 that we picked as our "Best of Show" was the Edifier Spinnaker speakers, and even though these are more than a year old, these speakers still catch your eye and your ear in terms of looks and performance.  The original red ones looked like the horns from some beast and they've expanded their lineup to include a lot more different colors.  These speakers are still some of my favorite products at the show again, and with the large color selection you can even snag a set that is a bit more muted if you don't want to scare away small children.

Spinnaker

 

The other speakers that looked really interesting and sounded very good as well was the Eclipse.  These speakers have a very unique dual radiator design at the rear that helps project the sound to fill the room.  These really aren't that large, but even in a horrible venue like the LVCC, we noted that the sound was very good.  These speakers are quite directional as well and this will work great for PC speakers - and that's what Edifier has in mind.

Edifier Design

 

 

We have lots more pictures from our last day at the show.  Go check them out here, and our full list of coverage here.

Samsung's Curved 105-in UHD TV & Galaxy Pro at CES 2014

We have a look at the massive and amazing 105-inch Samsung UHD TV at CES 2014 as well as the new "Pro" line of Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Note products. These are a huge step in the right direction and are setting the bar for the coming year.

 

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

ASUStor at CES 2015

We stopped by ASUStor once again this year to see what they've been working on over the past year as well as to see what is coming in 2015. They haven't been around all that long in the grand scheme of things, but they have a lot of expertise in their company as many of their employees are not new to the NAS product line.

At CES they didn't launch any new hardware specifically, but they show us a lot of features of their upcoming ADM software revision. When it comes right down to it, software is really what drives these Network Attached Servers - they are not just for raw storage anymore. Before we jump into the software however, they did show us their two main lines that they are excited about this time around.

ASUStor

They have a great lineup of AS5x0 units that are divided up into two performance lineups based on their processor. The Home/Power user bays in this series are AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5008T and AS5010T that are 2-bay, 4-bay, 8-bay and 10-bay units. These all have dual core Intel Celeron processors with 1GB of DDR3. The Power users/SOHO/SMB products in the 5x0 line are the AS5102T and AS5104T that are 2-bay and 4-bay units. These come with 2GB of DDR3 and have a 2.0GHz Celeron Quad-Core processor.

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Samsung Booth Tour at CES 2016

We have posted up the booth tour video from our Samsung booth tour this year. As you can see below, they do have some great products, but LG really outdid themselves this year with their entire lineup. You can check out our impressions from Samsung Press Conference and enjoy the video below as they take us through a few of their products.

 

Deepcool at CES 2017

Deepcool is one of the companies that very people here in North America have heard of - unit last year when the brought the Tristellar case to the market and blew all of our minds. They have quite a selection of cases and cooling products though and it is worth taking a look to see if you can find some of their products around before you start your next build. They make AiO liquid cooling products and have updated them for 2017 with RGB lighting as well as white versions. The white version feature white fan housing, white radiators and a white pump housing. White version come in both 240mm and 120mm versions.

If you want a great gaming case with fantastic cooling, their Dukase Liquid is a great choice. It comes with a Captain 240EX installed and has a visible flow indicator. While this is not necessary, I've had a pump fail on a different system in the past. The system ran fine, but suffered thermal slowdowns under load. Being able to see if the liquid was flowing would have greatly helped troubleshoot quicker.

Deepcool

Note: The GPU Riser-cable is included

 

They have a new ASUS ROG-edition case with RGB lighting that can be controlled by the ASUS motherboard software that is used to control RGB on memory and other components. This is a nifty idea as it requires less software to be installed and you can synchronise your case lighting with your pump lighting, RAM lighting and fan lighting. While that may not be important for everyone, it's a great idea that deserves a look if you're building with ASUS motherboards.

Deepcool also has dived into the tempered glass case market with their ARK 90 - and it is gorgeous. It won't be available until May however. Also on the tempered glass side of things is their new Earlkase Liquid. It also features RGB lighting and is possibly one of my favorites. On the opposite side as the glass panel is a bunch of "Dragon Scale" vents that look pretty sweet. 

Deepcool
Dragon Scale Vents

 

Deepcool has also released the Quadstellar case - which is an update to their famous and much-sought-after Tristellar case. The Quadstellar has a lot more room in it for "normal" builds, but it lacks the appeal that the Tristellar did. Either way, it's a solid case that will hold more hardware, looks fantastic and comes in at less money than last years Tristellar.

Quadstellar
Quadstellar

 

There are a ton of case and cooling options on the market, but Deepcool should be on your short list of considered options as they make very good products and they are priced at bargain prices. I'm looking forward to taking a look at some of their tempered glass products later this year.

We have a bunch more images from our Deepcool visit in the gallery here. Of course you can check our entire CES 2017 coverage right here. Check out Deepcool for all of their products - and upcoming hardware.

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