HyperX Sponsored ESL Summer Season Concludes On a High Note

Mumbai, India, 1 July 2019: HyperX sponsored ESL India Premiership, which is one of India’s best esports tournaments, for the Fourth consecutive year to support Indian Gaming. This three-month long ESL Summer Season of this tournament had a series of qualifiers leading to the finale event on 29th & 30th June at Phoenix MarketCity in Mumbai.

Apart from the sponsorship, HyperX also showcased its new brand colors, with an exclusive super engaging gaming booth. Like always, their aim was to let the audience experience their favorite games with HyperX products and peripherals at different price points. HyperX even announced its signature Flash Sale with limited products at a flat 60% discount. The brand had record number of matches played at their booth with over 360 CS:GO 1v1 matches on PC, and over 400 Street Fighter V 1v1 matches played on PlayStation.

 

The brand surprised their recently sponsored esports Team – Entity Gaming – where they revealed their fan-sent messages on a wall, followed by a signing activity with their fans.  HyperX also promoted ‘Game Streaming’ with special invites to select budding streamers and conducted workshops for it on both days. Apart from that, the brand had a lot of social media contests to excite the gaming enthusiasts and energize this competitive ESL platform.

 Other than the champions, HyperX gave eight Pro-Gamer Awards to MVPs from DOTA 2 and Counter Strike Global Offensive, for showing ultimate efficiency and devotion.

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Kingston Announces Next Gen SSDs At Computex 2019

For over three decades, Kingston, a world leader in memory storage products and technology solutions, continues to develop industry-leading products and technology solutions with great performance, reliability and consistency. This year during Computex, Kingston aims to show high-performance storage products for consumer and enterprise, as well as embedded solutions which power products found in your everyday life. With memory products that empower innovation, Kingston is everywhere with you. The highlighted demo products include:

Next-Generation SSDs for Consumer, Power User and Enterprise

  • KC2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD:Using the latest controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, it offers superior read/write speeds, improving the workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing systems. It also supports end-to-end data protection to ensure the data’s safety.
  • Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs:DC500R is optimized for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimized for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs implement strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable I/O performance and low latencies.
  • A2000 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD:The upcoming SSD features the 4 Channel Gen 3×4 controller and 3D TLC NAND. With build in NVMe driver, it could support various system from Windows to Linux, offering lower power and heat.

A Reliable Business Partner: Kingston IPC Solutions

Meanwhile, Kingston continues to offer rock-solid reliability and maximum performance for SI and IPC system builders. Kingston’s 100% tested products come with full BOM control and Product Change Notification (PCN), meet the strict quality standards and deliver outstanding service to our OEM and industrial clients.

Kingston can be found on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KingstonTechnologyIndia

And YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KingstonAPAC

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Review: Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

If you recently bought a Macbook or a Macbook Pro, chances are you will be struggling with the lack of ports. For instance, the new Macbook only has two USB Type-C ports on it. I mean, what’s up with that? What’s a guy to do with just two Type-C ports? Fortunately, Kingston may have a solution for that, the Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 USB hub. And today, we’re going to find out how good it is.

The Nucleum seems like a device made with exactly this problem in mind, thanks to its plethora of ports. It’s small and light enough that you can easily carry it in your bag, maybe even your pocket (if you have big enough pockets, that is). It comes with a simplistic, classy aluminium finish with a minimal Nucleum logo. It connects to your laptop via a convenient USB Type-C cable and from there, you can pretty much plug in whatever device you feel like.

The port options more on the generous side, with a total of 7 ports to take care of all your needs. There are two USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, one MicroSD slot, one SD slot and one full size HDMI port. One of the Type-C ports is a power delivery port, so you can plug in your charger to make sure your Macbook doesn’t run out of juice. It can deliver up to 60W of power, which makes it more than sufficient to charge the Macbook or the 13-inch Macbook Pro. The USB ports support passthrough charging, so you can easily plug your phones in the hub to charge them. The full HDMI port supports upto 4K video passthrough. However, it’s not HDMI 2 so you won’t be able to do 4K at 60 Hz, but 1080p is not a problem at all.

The Nucleum is bound to make your life much easier as a one stop solution to all your port needs. You can use all 7 ports at the same time without any issues, and it doesn’t require any external power source to run. With Apple and other Ultrabook manufacturers leaning towards less and less ports in their devices, the Nucleum becomes an essential accessory to have.

Moreover, the compact size and lightness makes it an ideal companion for photographers and creators who travel a lot and need to have highly portable devices. It can easily fit in a small bag, and you can use it at your desk without cluttering up your table. However, one thing that could’ve made it more appealing is more USB Type-A ports for when you need to use more than two devices at once. While two ports shouldn’t cause a problem, four, or at least three would be extremely handy for when you need to plug in something like a cooling dock. Another thing I would’ve liked to see is Thunderbolt 3 support, but one step at a time.

If you’ve been apprehensive about buying that shiny new Macbook or an Ultrabook because you think you’re going to need more ports, the Nucleum’s got you covered. It’s an easy product to recommended thanks to its compact design, good looks and available port options. In a world without conventional ports, the utility of USB Hub devices like the Nucleum cannot be overstated.

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Kingston Joins InDeed For Earth Edition Awareness Campaign On World Earth Day

Kingston®, a world leader in memory storage products and technology solutions, has joined hands with InDeed to create a unique social awareness campaign called #EarthEditionDrives. This campaign imagines Earth as a USB Flash Drive, where Kingston aims to subtly draw attention towards the condition of our planet.

The campaign revolves around Kingston’s 64GB Limited Earth Edition USB Drive, which represents Earth. Select members from the industry were given a chance to try these USBs to experience it. The question most of them had was: What happens when you plug in Earth?

Immediately the user’s attention would go to the default flash drive icon that has been replaced with the icon of Earth that is filling up with junk. The drive’s title reconfirms this with ‘Clean Up Before Time’s Up’ – a not so subtle warning about how little time we have.

Driving home the point that we are running out of space – a disturbing parallel with real life – the new USB drive is completely full – All 64 GB of it. Opening the drive shows rows upon rows of junk. Except that this version of junk files tell a harsh story of different types of pollution and the garbage it generates.

Mr. Vishal Parekh, Marketing Director, Kingston Technology India says, “We are happy to have partnered with Posterscope for this social initiative on World Earth Day. With this high-octane awareness campaign revolving around our 64GB USB drive, we aim to educate our audiences about the ill effects of neglecting Earth, and to motivate them to take appropriate actions. It’s not just about the shock factor; the true purpose of our Earth Edition drive is to educate and encourage everyone to do their bit; one way is by joining hands with NGOs through a microsite link in the junk videos.”

Mr. Haresh Nayak, Group MD, Posterscope – whose CSR arm Indeed is behind the project – adds, “You have no other choice. Earth Edition forces you to ‘clean up’ this ‘Earth’ in order to use it, subtly telling you to do the same in real life. This is the kind of campaign that really forces you to think about the planet. Everything, right from the messaging on the package, contents and the USB flash drive is crafted in a way that will make you take a good look in the mirror and consider your actions carefully.”

Gurbaksh Singh, Chief Creative Technologist, Dentsu Webchutney adds, “World Earth Day is our big chance to put the spotlight back on our planet. With some modding we have turned the humble Flash Drive into a mouthpiece for saving the planet that warns you at every step. In fact, even transferring a file results in a modified windows prompt that says There’s not enough space left on Earth. Clean Up Before Time’s Up which sums up not just the campaign but the very need to do this.”

By making use of technology in their #EarthEditionDrives campaign, Kingston Technology & InDeed are giving a reality check and making a strong point which every person should consciously remember and act upon. Fittingly, the campaign is called “Earth Edition” as it doesn’t get more ‘limited edition’ than our planet.

So, think about it carefully next time you pollute, is the message Kingston hopes to drive with the campaign.

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Kingston to Showcase Upcoming Consumer, Enterprise SSDs and Everyday Life Embedded Solutions

 Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, will once again share upcoming products for consumers and business customers at CES®2019. For over three decades, Kingston’s industry-leading products and technology solutions have provided great performance, reliability and consistency, and this year will be no different.

Kingston will demonstrate the following:

  • The next generation four-channel NVMe M.2 SSDs which provides consumers, different levels of blazing speeds and high performances.
  • Embedded solutions which power products found in everyday life, which is an aspect that the Company is usually not known for.
  • High-endurance microSD cards for devices such as security and dash cameras.
  • 8K video editing station powered by an upcoming U.2 NVMe SSD and data centre SATA SSDs inRAID 0. For the past few years, Kingston has been working with the movie industry in Hollywood for its content capture and postproduction needs. The demonstration includes some of the tools that studios use:
    • DC1000M NVMe U.2 SSD will be Kingston’s first U.2 form factor SSD offering over 5x the performance of SATA SSDs. It is perfect for system integrators designing next-gen., high performance servers and storage arrays for Tier 2 Cloud providers and hosting companies running either OEM or white box server platforms.
    • Data Centre 500R (DC500R) and Data Centre 500M (DC500M) SATA SSDs. DC500R is optimized for read-centric workloads and DC500M is suited for workloads featuring a high mix of reads and writes. Both drives offer endurance ranges that satisfy 80 percent of the world’s workload requirements and are designed with Quality of Service (QoS) as the primary criteria to ensure predictability and consistency in IO and latency delivery.

“We are proud to be back for another year at CES to share our upcoming products,” said Craig Tilmont, Director of marketing, Kingston. “Whether it’s our SSDs, encrypted USBs, or other Flash or embedded solutions, we hope that those who visit the Kingston suite fully recognize our continued dedication to offering consistent, high-performing solutions. As needs change we are happy to support all our customers ― Client to Enterprise ― with products that deliver.”

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Best Gaming Deals – October 2018 Sales

The Big Billion Sale from Flipkart and the Great Indian Festival from Amazon are now live and they have a lot of great products on sale that a lot of gamers have been looking to buy. Let’s have a look at what are some of the best deals right now.

Gaming Laptops

Both Flipkart and Amazon have huge discounts on a lot of entry-level and mid-level gaming laptops. You can bag yourself a laptop with an 8th Gen i5 and an Nvidia GTX 1050 for around 55k. There are laptops from Dell, Asus, Acer, and MSI. Most of them around the same price range have similar specs so go for the brand that has stores near you in case you need to get something fixed or replaced as after sale support depends from region to region. The Acer Predator Helios 300 is an absolute beast that you should go ahead and check out as it is 45% off and has a 150 Ti along with an SSD and 8th Gen i5.

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Xbox One X

The Xbox One X retails for around Rs48.5k but is currently on sale and available for just Rs37k. That’s a 24% discount which saves you Rs 11.5k. You’re getting a system that can play modern games at 4K resolution for an absolute steal and if you were looking to get an Xbox or a machine that can run games at 4K this is what you should go for. Unless you want to play good first party exclusive titles.

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PlayStation 4 Pro

What the PS4 Pro lacks in sheer power and discount, it makes up with the great exclusive titles that it offers like Spider-Man and God of War to name a few. This usually sells for Rs 42k but is currently available for Rs37- Rs38k. Discount isn’t huge but if you’re wondering which console you should get, this is the one because of the exclusive titles that you can play on it.

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Nintendo Switch

If you’ve been wanting to get a Nintendo Switch, now would be the best to get one. It is on sale and the lowest price we found was Rs 23,799 which is almost equivalent to it’s US retail price of $299.99. Keep in mind thought that since the Switch has not officially launched in India, you won’t get any warranty however, if you were to import it from the US it would be the same. This is a great sale and if you’re looking for a Switch, you should go ahead and pick it up.

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Video Game Disks

A lot of fantastic games are on sale for almost every platform, be it PS4, Xbox One or PC. Even Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have discounts. If you have been thinking of buying any game, make sure to check out both websites before you decide to buy it from PSN or Steam or the Xbox Store.

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Gaming Monitors

A lot of great monitors are on sale and are available for anywhere in between Rs8k to Rs20k. However, a personal favourite that is on sale is the LG 22MP68VQ a 22-inch 1080p monitor that has a refresh rate of 75Hz, AMD Freesync, an IPS Panel, super thin bezels and the ability to VESA Mount. All this for just Rs 8,000 is a steal, especially if you have an AMD GPU that can utilize Freesync to provide a smooth gaming experience. There’s also the Samsung LC24F390FHWXXL 24 inch Curved LED Monitor available for Rs9.5k if that’s your preference. There’s a lot of options so take your time going through each option to pick one that suits your needs.

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SSDs

If you’re looking for your next PC upgrade, the SSD should be one if you don’t already have one. These speed demons help a lot with booth times and with overall system smoothness. The Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is currently on sale and available for just Rs 4,399. That’s very cheap for an SSD of its quality. If you’re looking for something cheaper within the same size, there’s the WD Green 240GB or the Kingston A400 240GB which are available for Rs 3,562 and Rs 3,550 respectively. 120GB SSDs are even cheaper but I’d recommend a 240-250GB SSD for Windows, your applications and maybe one of the most demanding games that you might play for faster load times and texture streaming.

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Mouse

When it comes to ergonomics and gaming, a good mouse feels vastly different compared to your regular mouse. This sale, plenty of great mice are on sale, ranging from Logitech to Steelseries. The Logitech G402 is currently on sale for just Rs 1,995 which is an absolute steal for a mouse this good. The Logitech G300s is also on sale and is the mouse I’ve been using for the past 6 years. It’s been good for playing FPS games and also helps with productivity thanks to its 9 programmable buttons that I use on a daily basis.

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That’s a few of the good finds that we found. We’ll be back with specific products that we think you should get this sale soon.

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