The Alienware Area 51 PC gaming system's Triad chassis isn't just a pretty face -- although it
certainly is that. It's got a lot of power packed inside, which makes the
unit pretty heavy to move. Those angled faces make it easy to access the rear
input/output without having to drag the unit out from the wall.
Gold: Dell XPS 13
Dell's XPS 13 is the smallest laptop with a 13-inch screen in the world, and it's deemed to have the
best performance of that size.
The enclosure size is comparable to that of an
11-inch laptop, and the screen bezel comes in at just 5.2 millimetres. It's
also clad in machined aluminium with a carbon fibre palm rest for strength and
Top Victory Electronics Co
Gold: AOC LX series curved TV
This curved TV is sleek and minimal, with no distracting
elements in the frame to detract from the entertainment experience. The sound
bar at the bottom curves with the screen, and its chrome-finish frame ends in a pair of
Top Victory Electronics Co
Gold: Digital Signage X
Designed for the small specialty shop, Digital Signage X is
a small, 27-inch display inspired by the ring-toss game. A central pillar
supports multiple configurations, from one display to a ring of screens, on
arms that bend at different angles to support larger configurations. The
screens can be pivoted to portrait or landscape, and all cables are hidden in
the central support pillar.
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Gold: Smanos K1 SmartHome DIY Kit
This stylish smart home gateway by Smanos connects up to 50 wireless
accessories, such as smart locks and surveillance cameras, in a sturdy
aluminium and plastic disc. Its operation is designed to be intuitive --
touching, listening to or visually interacting with the gateway will enable
users to check if connected devices are operating correctly.
Dell UltraSharp 34
34-inch curved Dell UltraSharp 34 monitor boasts panoramic clarity, featuring a quad HD
3,440 x 1,440 resolution over a 21:9 aspect ratio. It's designed for gamers and
professional applications, aiming for an immersive viewing experience and
minimising visual distraction.
Prologium Technology Co
This Lithium Ceramic Battery is the thinnest in the world at
1.9 millimetres, and pledges to be ultra-safe, with no leaking, no fires and no
explosions, even when penetrated, hit or punched.
Raiden series SDRAM
Avexir's DDR3 SDRAM Raiden series gaming memory modules are designed to be
the sleekest on the market, breaking the 0.85-centimetre space limitation
without compromising performance. They also look wicked: the top of the module
is fitted with a plasma tube that flickers and glows with a lightning effect.
Asus Gaming Notebook G751
ASUS' Republic of Gaming G751 is sleek and streamlined,
retaining its F-22 Raptor fighter jet-inspired design elements. This time, though, the
laptop is finished with aluminium and an illuminated ROG logo. There's also the dual rear
vents, which both add to the visual appeal and help keep the machine cool.
7-inch tablet is great, mainly because of the physical keypad.
It has a rather
charmingly quaint feel, but it's actually designed to withstand rough
conditions. It's fitted with a Gorilla Glass display, and is totally
protected against dust and low pressure jets of water from any direction. It
also has a drop threshold of 1.2 metres, making it suitably durable for
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Hybrid tablet-PCs can be a little finicky, and, as CNET's
Dan Ackerman discovered, Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi is no exception. That said, for its category, its
design is pretty slick. It's thin and light, and one of the best-looking
hybrids in its price range.
The EnGenius EnStation is a wireless access point that can
be mounted pretty much anywhere thanks to a three-axis installer. Its
directional antenna is embedded in a satellite-style dish for maximum coverage
-- it's designed for large-scale applications, such as a campus venue, and
delivers stable coverage over distances of up to four miles (6.4 kilometres).
Touch T50 and Jewel J50
The USB 2.0 Touch T50 and the USB 3.0 Jewel J50 are tiny flash drives cased in zinc alloy for extra
toughness, with a carved hollow top that allows the drive to be linked to a key
ring or pendant. It's also strong. According to manufacturer Silicon Power, the loop can
bear up to 10 kilograms (22lb).
Odin Aurora laser projection mouse claims to be inspired by the Norse god,
although it looks a lot like a cross between the Autobot and Decepticon logos. Whatever inspired its design, it's an interesting idea -- taking the
laser-projected keyboard one step further into mouse-ville.
HTC's Re is a periscope-like camera that connects to an Android or iOS smartphone
via an app. It's compact enough to fit in a bag or purse and can be used
one-handed easily, with a button on the back that can be easily reached with a
thumb. It communicates with the phone app in real-time, enabling you
to view and save your photos on your phone.
I don't know how it sounds, which is the most important
part, but ASWY Electronics' Air Speaker sure looks pretty great. It uses magnetic
levitation to float the speaker over the base. The speaker can also be
uncoupled from the base, and it contains a powerful magnet and Bluetooth
connectivity, so it can be attached to a metal object for
This portable Bluetooth speaker is a pretty stylish piece
just on its own, but where the UB+ Eupho shines is in its
accessories. You can daisy-chain two or
more together for a richer sound. The Stereo, which fits
two Eupho units, lets you create a stereo system. Likewise, the Brave turns six Eupho units into a soundbar.