CES 2019 - Monday Rundown

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CES does not officially start until tomorrow (Tuesday, January 8th) but as its press day, many of the big companies attending this year's show has already begun showing off their big announcements of the year.

Here is a rundown of the top announcements at CES for Monday, January 7th.

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Razer 27-inch Raptor Monitor

Razer is showing off the brand new 27-inch Raptor Monitor which features a 2560 x1440 QHD display with 144 refresh rate. The monitor is designed for games with AMD FreeSync support and the companies Chroma compatible LED lights. The display also supports HDR and has a brightness up to 420 nits. The Razer Raptor will go on sale later this year for $699.99.

Source: Razer

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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

Following racers announcement of the Raptor display the company also updated their Razer Blade lineup with a new 15-inch design.

This new Razer Blade 15 features the GeForce RTC 20 series GPU along with the 8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor. Additionally, the laptop features 16 gigs of RAM and up to 512 SSD storage the option of an RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 graphics processor.

The Razer Blade 15 will go on sale January 29th starting at $2,299.

Source: Razer

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Elgato Key Light Announcement

Elgato took to the show floor today to show off their latest addition to their YouTuber and Streamer accessories a new type of light.

The Elgato Key Light is an OLED light panel capable of outputting up to 2,500 lumens. It can also be clamped right onto the user's desk and features integrated wireless software allowing the user to control the lights colour temperature and intensity right from the Elgato Control Center App on their computer.

The light will go on sale and start shipping next week for a price of $199 US.

Source: Elgato

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LG Roll Up TV

LG showed off their rolling tv tech at last years CES, but this year the company is making big news by announcing they will begin selling it in the spring, for an unknown price.

Called the OLED TV R, it features a 65 inch 4K OLED panel, and a 100-watt Dolby Atoms speaker system built into the base.

Again no price has been announced but don't expect it to come cheap, but give it a few years and that price will start coming down.

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Panasonic Camera Lumix Camera Announcement

Panasonic has announced additional details about its upcoming Lumix S1 and S1R full frame cameras the company announced last year.

The new cameras will go on sale by the end of March this year, though they aren't ready to show off that price.

The new cameras feature the new L-mount system which is a partnership between Leica and Sigma to create new full frame lenses for these cameras and others in the future.

The S1 and S1R will feature a new High Dynamic Range still photo mode, 4K 60fps video capture, dual image stabilization, contract Auto Focus, dual SD card slots for ZQD and SD cards along with a 3-axis tilting LCD display on the back.

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Huawei New MateBook 13

Huawei has announced their latest MateBook 13 laptop, which features a new thin design measuring in at 0.59 inches thick, and weighing only 2.86 pounds.

The MateBook 13 features a 2160 x 1440, 200dpi display, new spill-resistant keyboard, USB-C port, and a headphone jack.

Inside the laptop, you'll find an i5 with integrated graphics, or an i7 processor with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics processor. It also features eight gigs of ram, 256gig, or 512gig SSD storage, along with a large battery capable of keeping the laptop powered for 10 hours while watching video.

The i5 version will sell for $999, and the i7 version will be $1299.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite

Following the new laptop, Huawei also announced their new MediaPad M5 Lite tablet. The tablet features a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 display, 3gigs of ram, and 32 gigs of internal storage. This storage can be expanded with a micro SD card slot. The Mediapad M5 Lite also features a USB-C port for charging and a headphone jack.

The Mediapad M5 Lite will go on sale this month for $299 US.

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Mophie Juice Pack iPhone Battery Case

Mophie has announced an update to their highly popular Juice Pack line of battery cases which will now be compatible with the iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR.

The new battery cases will add between 25 and 31 hours of additional runtime to the attached iPhone. The case charges the phone through wireless charging, but can also be charged itself through any Qi-certified charger. If you don't want to use wireless charging you can charge the case using its USB-C port.

The Juice Pack battery case will go on sale sometime in the first quarter of 2019 for $199.99 US and comes in black, gold, navy, or red colours.

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