Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has collected announcements from Corsair, Cooler Master, and Scythe:

  • Corsair announces new Enthusiast Series Modular PSUs. These new power supplies are purportedly based on the same platform as Corsair’s Enthusiast Series TX V2 units, but instead of fixed cables, they feature a modular cabling system. The units also have 80 Plus Bronze certification and "ultra-quiet, 140mm double ball-bearing fans." Corsair is rolling out 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W models priced at $109, $129, $149, and $169, respectively. You should be able to find them in e-tail listings this month.

  • CM Storm unveils a new PC gaming headset. Cooler Master’s new set of circumaural headphones is sold under the CM Storm eSports brand, and it has plenty of bells and whistles designed to woo hardcore gamers. Among them: a total of two 40-mm sub drivers and six additional 30-mm drivers, a "Tactical Mixing Console" that allows "real-time adjustments" of all eight channels, and a microphone with background noise cancellation functionality. The thing almost looks like it should have a Fatal1ty logo on it, as well. Cooler Master is pricing these cans at $129.99 and says they will be available this month at "every serious gaming gear shop."

  • Scythe announces Kama Dock docking station for hard drives. And now for something a little more mundane but no less noteworthy: Scythe’s new Karma Dock, which couples Serial ATA and USB 3.0 interfaces while supporting both 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives. The dock places hard drives on a plastic tray that can be lifted upright at a 45-degree angle or collapsed for stowing away. Asking price: 23 euros, which works out to about $33. Scythe hasn’t announced U.S. pricing, but considering a number of the company’s products are available on Newegg, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Karma Dock on this side of the Atlantic.

I think Scythe deserves some credit for making a drive dock with such a small footprint—all too many USB 3.0 and SATA docks dwarf the hard drives they’re designed to accommodate. Here’s hoping the tray mechanism is sturdy enough for repeated use, though.

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    • Coran Fixx
    • 8 years ago

    If thats a pic of the new PSU, it looks mostly not modular. Don’t see much new in the new line up but I guess its hard to come up with something new and sexy in PSUs. Few years ago someone came up with a carbon fiber case with power access running like a power strip down the middle of the case next to the motherboard (OCZ?). Shame it never caught on, seemed like a cool idea to me.

    • UberGerbil
    • 8 years ago

    Hey, a PSU with most of the high-end checkbox features but in wattages ranging all the way down into sane people territory. And not unreasonably priced.

      • Jambe
      • 8 years ago

      Seconded.

    • flip-mode
    • 8 years ago

    That Kama Dock looks like an inevitable hard drive disaster. I’ve accidentally bumped external enclosures before, but I always have them laying flat so not quite the risk. I could see myself knocking this thing over in short order.

    Corsair: I want.

    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    Hmm.. I’ve been thinking of getting an external backup of some sort. That Scythe thingy might just fit the bill

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 8 years ago

      USB 3.0 and SATA is nice but that tilted tray looks iffy. Since it doesn’t seem to save any desktop space, I would rather have a thinner unit that lies flat.

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