Thermaltake has opened its CES 2015 activities with introductions of a couple of all-new items as well as an announcement heralding an update to its DPS G App software.
Making their first public bows in Las Vegas are the Tt eSports SHOCK 3D 7.1 gaming headset and the THERON Plus+ SMART Mouse.
The SHOCK 3D 7.1 is a USB surround sound headset with an impressive features list. Among these features are on-ear cup controls for 3D surround and EQ settings, virtualized 7.1 surround sound outputted from a pair of 40mm Neodymium drivers (one per ear cup), a noise-cancelling microphone on a flexible boom with auto on-off switching capability, and protein leather earpads for enhanced comfort. The ear cushions are changeable, and the entire headset unit folds for easy storage and transport. As a nod to gamers, the SHOCK 3D also boasts visual bling in the form of aggressive styling and Battle Dragon LED lighting effects built into the ear cups.
To get the most out of the SHOCK 3D’s surround sound capabilities, users are encouraged to use the configuration software available for it (downloadable from Thermaltake’s website once the SHOCK 3D goes on sale).
Next up is the THERON Plus+ SMART Mouse. Like the SHOCK 3D, it also boasts a long features list. It is an eight-button mouse equipped with a 8000 dpi laser sensor. Like many of its competitors, its weight can be adjusted via adding/removing weighted disks. It also has onboard memory for settings storage. When used with its companion software suite, Tt eSports GUI, the THERON Plus+ can be programmed to execute up to forty macro commands (eight commands across five user profiles). Moreover, through the software users can customize the mouse’s lighting effects to display up to 16.8 million colors on each of its for distinct lighting zones.
The THERON Plus+ is Bluetooth-capable, but this capability is strictly for data transmission only. The mouse records and transmits various usage statistics for use with a special Android/iOS app called Tt Sports+. With all of these capabilities, it’s no wonder Thermaltake isn’t shy about calling this a SMART mouse.
Finally, Thermaltake has also chosen CES 2015 to announce the arrival of its DPS G App 2.0 software. It is an update of its DPS G App, a piece of software used with the company’s DPS G power supply units. DPS G App 2.0 thus allows DPS G PSUs to integrate with the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects various electronics equipment to the infrastructure of the Internet. DPS G App 2.0 offers “three screens and a Cloud” to users with DPS G PSUs, thereby allowing them to monitor and control multiple parameters of their power supply units. For example, now you can tell just how much juice your system’s CPU and GPU actually require given any usage scenario. Gathering data of this ilk just got easier.
The mobile versions won’t be available from Google Play/Apple Store until March 2015, but PC users can download the software now from the Thermaltake website.
Thermaltake says that the SHOCK 3D will have an SRP of $79.99, while the THERON Plus+ is priced at $69.99. While the company has not said precisely when the SHOCK 3D will be available in stores, it did say the THERON Plus+ should go on sale sometime this month.