Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ASUS Announces the ZenBook Flip S UX370

ASUS Announces the ZenBook Flip S UX370 

-- Incredibly-thin convertible laptop combines ultralight design with unprecedented performance --
ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 
Fremont, CA (August 28, 2017) — ASUS today announced the ZenBook Flip S UX370. Measuring a mere 10.9mm thin and weighing just 2.43 lb, the groundbreaking ZenBook Flip S combines elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, allowing it to be used as a powerful laptop, a handy tablet — or anything in between.
ASUS is a world leader in the ultrathin laptop market, setting the standard since 2011 with the pioneering and multiple-award-winning ZenBook Series. The ZenBook Flip S proudly continues the ZenBook heritage, embracing the classic qualities associated with this series of thin and light premium laptops, and incorporating innovative space- and weight-saving features. The ZenBook Flip S features premium aerospace-grade aluminum, an incredibly compact ErgoLift hinge, and an ultrathin vapor-chamber cooling system.
The ZenBook Flip S uses innovative best-in-class components to deliver uncompromising performance, anywhere and everywhere. Its power-packed specifications include an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, a 512GB SSD for storage and dual USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports.
The ZenBook Flip S is the perfect choice for designers, creative office workers, or anyone who needs a stylish, sophisticated laptop that offers day-long battery life and ultimate versatility and performance.
Crafted to Perfection 

Combining pioneering technology and world-renowned design, the thin-and-light unibody of ZenBook Flip S is just 10.9 mm thin and weighs a mere 2.43 lbs. It is precision-crafted from a single block of aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy, a material that is lighter than standard laptop alloy but 50 percent stronger.
This beautiful laptop is enhanced with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid — a signature ZenBook detail that takes 40 painstaking steps to create — and brilliant diamond-cut highlights on its edges. Two sophisticated color options — Smokey Grey and Royal Blue — are available. Dual-phase anodizing provides luxurious golden highlights on the edges of the Royal Blue model.
To help achieve its effortlessly portable dimensions, the ZenBook Flip S incorporates the new ErgoLift hinge — one of the world’s most compact 360° hinges. The ErgoLift hinge features a precision-engineered multigear metal mechanism, with a silky-smooth, stepless action that holds the display securely at any angle. This innovative hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°. To ensure maximum reliability, the ErgoLift hinge is subjected to a 20,000-cycle open-and-close test.
Unprecedented Performance 

The ZenBook Flip S incorporates state-of-the-art components that deliver unprecedented performance in an ultrathin and ultralight form factor. Its powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM ensure effortless performance for smooth multitasking, while a 512GB solid-state disk (SSD) gives the ZenBook Flip S snappy and generous storage.
The two USB-C ports on ZenBook Flip S support external 4K UHD displays, power delivery and data transfer — all via the reversible, any-way-up USB-C connector. For added on-the-go convenience, the bundled Mini Dock provides an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 port, and a USB-C port that supports fast charging.
The ZenBook Flip S uses a specially designed high-capacity 39Wh lithium-polymer battery that is shaped to fit precisely into its impossibly thin profile. The battery supports fast-charge technology that allows it to be charged to 60 percent capacity in just 49 minutes.
Stunning NanoEdge Display 

Bigger displays make multitasking easier and entertainment more immersive, which is why ZenBook Flip S features a 13.3-inch NanoEdge multitouch display with an ultrathin 6.11mm physical bezel that gives it an incredible 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. This stunning display features 178° wide-view technology that ensures image clarity at almost any viewing angle. It also features a layer of super-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass for outstanding durability. To maximize viewing comfort, the NanoEdge display has a matte anti-glare surface to reduce reflections.
The NanoEdge display uses exclusive ASUS TruVivid direct-bonding technology that improves brightness and reduces reflections by 67 percent, for clearer outdoor viewing. For amazing video quality, the ZenBook Flip S includes exclusive ASUS Tru2Life Video technology with intelligent software that optimizes every pixel in every frame to produce the best possible image, improving contrast by up to 150 percent.
The touchscreen display also supports an active stylus, such as the included ASUS Pen, for natural-feeling interactivity.
Designed for Intuitive, Effortless Experiences 

Every aspect of the ZenBook Flip S is designed to provide users with an unrivaled computing experience. For unsurpassed audio quality, the ZenBook Flip S includes a Harman Kardon-certified stereo audio system, combined with next-generation ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. It features two high-quality speakers powered by a smart amplifier for 3X-louder sound and distortion-free, cinema-quality realism.
For enhanced security and ease of use, the ZenBook Flip S includes an amazingly accurate fingerprint sensor with super-quick recognition. With its incredibly small sensor — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — it recognizes even partial fingerprint scans, making it the perfect companion for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello.
The ergonomic backlit keyboard on the ZenBook Flip S features full-size keys with 1mm travel for comfortable typing, and the highly accurate touchpad features precision touchpad (PTP) technology and ASUS Smart Gesture support for a more intuitive and natural feel. ASUS Smart Gesture allows up to four-finger gestures in Windows 10. The touchpad is superbly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control. It also incorporates palm-rejection technology and handwriting support.
Full Windows 10 Feature Support 

ZenBook Flip S supports all the latest innovative features in Windows 10, to give users a premium Windows experience. These features include Cortana, the clever new voice-controlled personal digital assistant; Windows Hello for easy and secure biometric login; Windows Ink for intuitive drawing, sketching and annotating with a stylus; and Modern Standby for near-instant resume from sleep mode.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 is available exclusively at the Microsoft Store online and in-store in blue at MSRP $1399 USD. 
Best Buy also carries a grey color variant, named the ASUS Q325, with Windows 10 Home and a 512GB SATA III SSD at MSRP $1199 USD.

ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
Display 13.3” LED backlit NanoEdge Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, with 178° wide-view technology 
Touchscreen: capacitive multitouch
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Graphics Intel® HD 620
Memory LPDDR3 2133MHz 16GB
Storage 512GB PCIE SSD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.1
Camera VGA camera
Interface 2 x USB Type-C™ (with power delivery support and quick charge) 
1 x combo audio 
1 x fingerprint sensor
Audio 2 x high-quality stereo speakers with smart amplifier 
Harman Kardon-certified audio system
Battery 39Wh lithium-polymer
AC Adapter Output: 19V, 45W 
Input: 100-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions 12.2 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
Weight 2.43 lb

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones at Best Buy for Back to School and Holidays

New Audio-Technica ATH-SR6BT and ATH-DSR7BT Wireless HeadphonesAvailable at Best Buy Stores and OnlineMake Ideal Back to School and Holiday Gifts

STOW, OH, August 21, 2017 - Looking for the perfect music-related gift for students going back to school, or for holiday gift giving? Look no further than Audio-Technica's ATH-SR6BT Wireless Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones and ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Headphones with Pure Digital Drive technology both of which deliver superior sound quality via Bluetooth wireless technology and are currently available at select Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com.

The ATH-SR6BT combines outstanding audio quality from any music source with the convenience of cable-free operation and a compact foldable design. The ATH-DSR7BT is one of the first Bluetooth headphones to employ Audio-Technica's exclusive Pure Digital Drive system, which keeps the audio signal completely digital from source to driver to offer never before-available wireless headphone sound quality. Both models are ideal for use with smartphones, portable music players, tablets, laptops and other Bluetooth wireless devices.

Available exclusively at Best Buy and on BestBuy.com, the ATH-SR6BT (US$199.00) employs aptX sound-improvement technology, specifically created to yield improved audio performance over a Bluetooth transmission. Connecting to the ATH-SR6BT is simple thanks to its NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Just touch any NFC-compatible device to the "N" logo on the headphones and the device and headphones are automatically paired and connected.

The ATH-SR6BT includes a built-in mic and controller for answering calls and controlling volume and music playback and its high-fidelity condenser mic provides clear, intelligible audio quality during phone calls. The headphones' large-diameter drivers and wide-range 5 Hz - 40,000 Hz frequency response deliver clear, immersive sound. The ATH-SR6BT supports aptX and AAC wireless codecs (as well as the SBC format). The ATH-SR6BT can also be used as a wired headphone and offers Hi-Res Audio performance when used with its detachable 3.9-foot cable. The ATH-SR6BT also comes with a USB charging cable and a carrying pouch and its built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 30 hours of convenient wireless operation.

Audio-Technica's ATH-DSR7BT over-ear headphones incorporate the new Pure Digital Drive system, a groundbreaking technology that uses the proprietary Dnote chipset instead of the typical D/A converter and amplifier, which require the audio signal to go through multiple processing steps that can introduce distortion. With the ATH-DSR7BT's Pure Digital Drive system, the audio signal is kept entirely in the digital domain from the source right through to the driver, resulting in purer, more accurate musical reproduction with exceptional fidelity, resolution, imaging and dynamic impact.

The ATH-DSR7BT (US$299.00) employs a 45 mm True Motion Driver with a lightweight voice coil and a specially designed diaphragm to improve the driver's transient response. A pair of acoustic resistors controls the airflow around the diaphragm to ensure a natural, balanced sound, and a layered aluminum housing reduces unwanted vibration and controls internal airflow for maximum audio clarity.

The ATH-DSR7BT supports aptX HD, and other codecs at up to 24-bit/96kHz (up to 24-bit/48kHz signals in Bluetoothmode). It features NFC functionality and a built-in mic and controller for answering calls and controlling volume and music playback. The ATH-DSR7BT is able to deliver Hi-Res Audio compliant playback from audio sources when connected via its included USB cable. Like the ATH-SR6BT, the ATH-DSR7BT features a rechargeable battery and soft formfitting foam earpads and a padded headband for total long-wearing comfort.


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Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.
A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today's top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Monster Introduces World's First Voice- Powered Headphones

Speak Up for Great Music!
Monster® and Speak Music Debut “MonsterTalk™”
Family of Voice-Controlled Products, Featuring the
 World’s First Voice-Powered Headphones with Melody Personal Music Assistant
Melody Voice Powered Music Assistant Transforms Monster’s Bluetooth Devices into Intelligent Hands-Free Music Agents with Easy Access to Premium Music Streaming Services –
Perfect for On-the-Go Activities
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 17, 2017 – Monster Products, the global leader in personal audio innovation, and Speak Music Inc., the voice and AI driven personal music platform, today announced the launch of the world’s first voice-powered premium headphones. For the first time, you can literally tell your headphones what music to play, ask for a particular song, artist, genre or playlist – enjoying a truly hands-free listening and control experience.  You can also tell your headphones to access iHeartRadio, Spotify Premium and soon to be available TIDAL (including support for TIDAL HiFi, TIDAL's lossless CD quality service), NPR news briefs, as well as iTunes local music. Now included in the new MonsterTalk™ family of voice-controlled music products are Monster’s top of the line Elements headphones, the popular Clarity HD  line and the critically-acclaimed iSport Freedom V2  fitness model. Each of these MonsterTalk voice-controlled models features Speak Music’s voice-powered AI music assistant, Melody. The new voice-powered models will be available to consumers later this month.
Noted Head Monster Noel Lee: “Monster’s decades of experience in consumer audio make it clear to us that the market is moving toward voice as the new user interface. In collaboration with Speak Music, we’re now able to deliver an unparalleled listening experience to our customers, who not only demand the highest quality in sound and product design, but also the ability to continue their activities uninterrupted, while enjoying whatever song, playlist, station or genre fits their mood in that moment.”
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Using the Monster headphones with Melody, consumers will enjoy a seamless listening experience that follows them from home to car to gym and works across multiple music platforms. Unlike other voice control solutions, Melody does not rely on a Wi-Fi connection, but rather uses your cellular data network to work its voice control magic.  It’s very simple to use. To get started, download the FREE Melody app in the Apple or Android app stores, follow the Melody on-screen tutorial to link your music services, and then pair your Monster headphones to the Melody app via Bluetooth.  You may also refer to the quick guide instructions inside the Monster Headphone package.
In keeping with its founding tenet of “Always Lead Never Follow”, Monster is committed to bringing to market innovative technologies that give consumers full control over their listening experiences. With a single tap on Monster’s headphones users can speak directly into Monster’s Melody-compatible headphones to request millions of songs, albums and artists, thousands of playlists, request music by genre, mood, activity, as well as access thousands of podcasts and radio stations – all while keeping their phones safely tucked away. Music lovers can even speak into their Melody-compatible Monster headphones to change volume, play, pause and skip tracks.
Consumers can now keep their phones stashed safely away and voice command practically any song, regardless of location, activity or even Wi-Fi connection, while eliminating the typing, scrolling and swiping typically associated with finding one’s favorite music.
Speak Music, Inc. is changing the way people consume music and Melody is the only music streaming app that provides a variety of aggregated streaming services that connect to premium Bluetooth headphones, speakers and tech-enabled automobiles. Melody’s secure platform ensures that customer voice requests and data is used only to deliver personalized recommendations to the user. To download the Melody app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play store and search “Melody Assistant”. 
“We are pleased to be able to couple Melody’s voice-activated music assistant with Monster’s array of high-end audio products, bringing an innovative listening experience to market with a forward looking pioneer,” said Mark Anderson, CEO and Co-Founder of Speak Music. “We believe that consumers want personalized experiences that don’t disrupt their activities and through this partnership we are able to offer multi-tasking music lovers the best of both worlds – an expansive selection of audio entertainment and extreme ease-of-use in high-quality products.”
About Monster:
For almost 40 years, Monster® has been a catalyst for innovation and big ideas. Discovering that cables in hi-fi systems influenced the sound, Head Monster Noel Lee developed Monster Cable - an immediate hit. Monster® engineered the sound of Beats® headphones, and has since become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance headphones, all featuring Pure Monster Sound™ technology.  Today, the company offers advanced connectivity solutions for professional musicians, home entertainment, computing, mobile and gaming, as well as high performance AC Power and conditioning products. Monster® continues to lead in innovation with Monster having been granted over 500 Patents and 100 patents pending worldwide, offering more than 5,000 products in over 160 countries. Monster® also prides itself in helping those who are in less-than-fortunate circumstances through Monster Cares. Above all, Monster® does what it does Because the Music Matters.
Explore the world of Monster at www.monsterproducts.com. To become a fan of Monster products, please follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/monsterproducts), Twitter (www.twitter.com/monsterproducts) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/monsterproducts/). 
About Speak Music
Speak Music is a voice and AI driven personal music platform. It is redefining the consumer audio entertainment experience — with Melody, the industry’s most advanced voice powered music assistant. Melody puts the power of voice to work for consumers to play any song, artist, playlist or radio station with a simple voice command.  Powered by natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the Melody Platform enables personalized hands-free access to popular music streaming services –Spotify Premium, iHeartRadio, iTunes, NPR and more for bluetooth enabled headphones, speakers and automobiles.
For more information on Speak Music and Melody visit Melodyapp.ai, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melodyappai/ or follow @MelodyAppAI on Twitter.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

VANA Ltd. Introduces the Audio Physic Avantera III Loudspeaker to US Market

VANA Ltd. Introduces the Audio Physic Avantera III Loudspeaker to US Market

Ultra-high performance loudspeaker leverages technologies from flagship Cardeas, precision engineered crossover networks and proprietary drivers including four 7-inch woofers

(Lake Grove, NY) August 16th, 2017 – VANA, Ltd. (www.vanaltd.com) has announced the availability of the Audio Physic Avantera III loudspeaker in the US market through a carefully selected network of exceptional audio retailers. The Avantera III is an ultimate performance full range floor standing loudspeaker that has been re-engineered utilizing cutting edge innovations and premium components to deliver lifelike reproduction of music and cinematic content.

The Audio Physic Avantera III offers outstanding musicality throughout the complete frequency spectrum thanks to a new 1.75-inch HHCT III tweeter, a pair of 5.9-inch HHCM III midranges and four 7-inch woofers that deliver extended, highly detailed bass response. The Avantera III also utilizes a meticulously designed crossover network featuring Clarity Capacitors and other fine components, ensuring a level of finite precision delivering signal to each of the drivers. The enclosure, which tilts rearward at an angle of 7° in order to deliver a time-aligned presentation, has ample internal bracing with ceramic foam elements in the woofer and midrange chambers, reducing resonances to imperceptible levels so that it cannot influence the listening experience. Audio Physic eliminates the spurious energy resulting from bass impulses by utilizing a mirror-image configuration of the four 7-inch bass drivers in each Avantera III enclosure. In order to deliver the most pure mid-frequency resolution, Audio Physic engineers have used specially structured dampening panels developed specifically for the Avantera chassis to dramatically reducing the reflection of midrange energy within the cabinet. For the HHCT III tweeter, Audio Physic has developed a new type of silver connector at the interface between the refined crossover network and driver that is effective in suppressing micro-vibrations that could influence the sensitive high-frequency signals. Similar to other Audio Physic models, the Avantera III also features Active Cone Dampening (ACD) for minimal cone resonances, and VCT (Vibration Control Terminals), which are resonance-optimized WBT nextgen™ connectors that eliminate unwanted vibrations while connecting speaker cables via mechanically decoupled pure silver terminals. These are just a few of the advances that have resulted in exceptional levels of overall resolution making the Avantera III the most detailed, musical speaker available.

“We are confident that the Avantera III is one of the most significant product introductions from this esteemed manufacturer—this is a loudspeaker that has superb musicality and refinement as well as the visual appeal to compete against far more costly speakers in the marketplace,” said VANA Managing Director Nancy Weiner. 

Avantera III dealer quote: “I could go on and on about the Avantera III using all of the typical audiophile hyperbole but the most telling statement that I can make is that I can’t stop listening to them. Simply put, I haven’t had this much fun with a new loudspeaker in years!  Anyone searching for their next (or last) speaker needs to give the Avantera III a thorough audition.” Andrew PapanikolasEsoteric Audio

The Audio Physic Avantera III is available now. US MSRP is $22,995 (pair) in Cherry and Walnut Wood Veneer finishes, and $24,995 for Black or White High gloss or Ebony Wood Veneer.

VANA Ltd. is a full service distributor of fine audio products and accessories serving the US market. Based in Lake Grove, NY, VANA offers visibility and expertise to boutique manufacturers from around the world. VANA will provide dealer support and sales channel management at the highest level and maintains relationships with the most respected premium audio retailers.vanaltd.com

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kingston Digital Adds Lower 4GB and 8GB Capacities to DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted USB with Alphanumeric Keypad Access

Kingston Digital Adds Lower 4GB and 8GB Capacities to
DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted USB with Alphanumeric Keypad Access

  • Lower Capacities Helps with Enterprise Security by Limiting the Amount of Data that can be Transported Outside of Network Firewalls
  • Hardware-Based, Full Disk AES 256-Bit Data Encryption in XTS Mode
  • New Capacities Join Company’s Other DataTraveler and IronKey USB Flash Drives

Fountain Valley, CA – August 14, 2017 − Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, has added 4GB and 8GB capacity sizes to its family of DataTraveler 2000® encrypted USB Flash drives. The smaller capacities join the existing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, and are all FIPS-197 certified. All DataTraveler 2000 drives offer 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and PIN protection with access through an onboard alphanumeric keypad. 
DataTraveler 2000 drives are designed for global security IT professionals, small-to-medium businesses and corporate end users who require data protection in a USB. As the drives are OS independent (compatible with any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) port, they are easily deployable in work environments where multiple devices and operating systems are in use. Each drive is protected with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and no software or hardware drivers are needed.
“Lower capacity drives limit the amount of data that can be copied off a network, making it more difficult for large amounts of sensitive data to be transferred to unauthorized parties in the event the drive gets lost or falls into the wrong hands,” said Ken Campbell, encrypted USB business manager, Kingston®. “Since most data leaks are the result of employees or others who have authorized access to an organization’s network, the less data that can be copied, the less that can be leaked.”
DataTraveler 2000 features an alphanumeric keypad which allows users to lock the drive with a word or number combination for easy-to-use PIN protection. A full-drive reset (whereby the existing data is deleted and a new password is required) occurs after 10 invalid login attempts to lessen a brute force intrusion. For additional security, an auto-lock feature is activated when the drive is removed from the host device even if not properly shut down before ejection.

Kingston – A Drive to Suit Everyone’s Needs
With the addition of 4GB and 8GB capacity sizes to the DataTraveler 2000 line, Kingston has a broad range of solutions designed for the highest levels of government use to enterprises and organizations of all sizes:
  • IronKey™ S1000 (Standard or Managed) – the ultimate security encrypted USB Flash drive – is designed specifically to meet the strictest standards and most demanding data-protection needs of sensitive military, government and enterprise information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • IronKey D300 (Standard or Managed) – includes an advanced level of encryption and tamper-evident security that builds on the features that made IronKey well-respected in safeguarding sensitive information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • DataTraveler 4000G2 (Management ready) – offers affordable business-grade security to safeguard 100-percent of confidential data. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • DataTraveler Vault Privacy (Standard or Managed) – provides affordable business-grade security, protecting 100-percent of data stored; also available with optional anti-virus. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

IronKey From Kingston
Since early 2016, Kingston has been the proud owner of the entire USB technology and assets of IronKey, a long-time leading brand in encrypted USB Flash drive solutions. Kingston continues the IronKey brand and tradition of delivering FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified solutions to customers who need the highest level of encryption and security. With the IronKey brand, Kingston demonstrates its commitment as the global leader in trusted encrypted solutions for mobile data.

Customer Service Guaranteed
DataTraveler 2000, as well as Kingston’s full line of encrypted DataTraveler and IronKey USBs, is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410. 

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ASRock® Introduces the X10 IoT Router for Smart Homes

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Unique features

  • The world first four-in-one LAN, Wi-Fi, IR and ZigBee IoT router
  • Smart control of multiple X10 units through ASRock Router app
  • 2x high gain external antenna’s for extended coverage
  • Transnational remote control, access your home with AES128 encryption
  • High-security VPN server with support for IPSec/L2TP and OpenVPN
  • Self-healing for optimal performance
  • AC1300 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and beamforming
  • Product available at Newegg and Amazon at the MSRP of US$139.99


ASRock® Introduces the X10 IoT Router for Smart Homes

Control smart devices from the comfort of your smartphone

Taipei, Taiwan, August 15th 2017 - The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock®, is pleased to announce is pleased to announce the X10 IoT router, a unique next generation smart IoT hub that is designed as an integral part of a smart home environment and essential part a secure domicile. As an IoT router, the ASrock X10 is well equipped to control various “Smart Home” devices, including light systems like smart lighting devices, smart locks, smart water meters, television, air-conditioning units and much more without requiring any additional hubs thanks to its ZigBee controller and advances mesh networking technology.

“We believe a qualified digital life is built on a well-connected and user-friendly environment, that’s why ASRock created the X10, an all-round Wi-Fi router that integrates IR and ZigBee functions.” says Jason Chou, vice president of the ASRock R&D division. “The ASRock X10 will serve your simple and smart life perfectly.”

As an access point, the ASRock X10 is very capable, supporting AC1300, equipped with high-gain antennas and supporting MU-MIMO and beamforming, thus providing excellent coverage and high bandwidth for any user connected. As a home-router, it supports parental control, works as a secure VPN server and enables you to access your files at home anywhere around the world thanks to M2M (machine to machine) technology.

Easy installation and control through ASRock router app

The ASRock X10 IoT router can be controlled through the ASRock Router app. The app, which is available on Google Play Store or the App Store for iPhone® and iPad®, both gives complete control of the ASRock X10 IoT router, as well as any smart devices in your home. It smoothly discovers new devices in your home, allows you to add IR devices through a cloud-based database, or learn directly from the device, and control every smart device through your smartphone. 

Convenient setup of smart home devices

You can choose to control each device manually or add scenes, which set a group of devices up for your desired activity, like turning off all lights and closing the curtains when you go to sleep, turn on your TV, home entertainment system, and set mood lighting when you want to watch a movie, or open the blinds, lights, and power on your coffee maker to wake up in the best way possible. As an added bonus you can control multiple ASRock X10 or G10 routers through the ASRock Router app.

Smart home automation hub

The ASRock X10 is a true smart home automation hub. Thanks to the use of ZigBee, the ASRock X10 is able to control a multitude of Smart Home devices in a mesh network. This includes smart LED bulbs like Philips Hue bulbs and GE smart bulbs, Securifi smart plug, leakage and door sensors, and Samsung SmartThings Outlet. The ASRock app for the X10 also offers geofencing functionality, which allows location-based triggers commands to, for instance, automatically enable security sensors once you’re away from home, or turn on lights when you arrive home at night. 

Your smartphone as a universal remote control

The integrated IR transmitter uses a cloud-database to give your smartphone control of any IR controlled devices in your home, or the X10 can learn your devices IR codes by learning from your remote control. This, for instance, allows you to use your iOS® or Android™ device as a remote control while not being physically present in the same room as the device you want to control, like heating, air-conditioning, television and DVD player. 

VPN and transnational control

The ASRock X10 is a fully functioning VPN server, which allows you to securely connect to your home network through L2TP, IPSec, and OpenVPN and the AES128 encryption standard. With transnational control, you can access your files and devices at home, including USB devices connected to the X10, from anywhere in the world thanks to its advanced M2M (machine to machine) technology. This allows you to stream your music and movies or watch TV shows you recorded at home. It also gives you complete control of your home when you’re away, for instance, you can easily access your IP security cameras in your home to check if everyone is okay and, for instance, remotely adjust your air-conditioning for your pet on a hot summers day. 

ASRock X10 IoT router introduction video

ASRock X10 IoT router product page

Instructional videos

ASRock X10 IoT router: 

Product Available at:

Newegg and Amazon at the MSRP of US$139.99


About ASRock

ASRock Inc. was established in 2002, specializing in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With 3C design concepts, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limits of motherboard manufacturing while paying attention to environmental issues at the same time, developing products with the consideration of being eco-friendly.
ASRock has been growing fast and has become one of the three largest motherboard brands with its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets at the entry to mainstream segment of the MB business, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency. For further information, please visit: http://www.asrock.com/

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