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Belkin Intros Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

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Belkin is the next company to announces another Thunderbolt 3 dock option-- the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, an aluminium-clad device featuring a slim tapered design.

Belkin Thunderbolt dockDesigned to match the aesthetic of Apple laptops, the dock offers a range of ports, including x2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, x3 USB-A, x1 DisplayPort, x1 ethernet, x1 audio in/out and x1 audio out. It can handle the daisy-chaining of up to 5 Thunderbolt devices, and offers a 170W power adapter to supply power to attached peripherals while charging a notebook with up to 85W of power.

A Logitech Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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Logitech Slim ComboThe recently announced 10.5-inch iPad Pro gets a Logitech keyboard case-- the Slim Combo, a combination of hard case, adjustable stand, detachable keyboard and Apple Pencil holder.

The case does not carry a battery, since it sips power directly from the iPad via Smart Connector. Users can fold the keyboard palm rest under to reduce its size (such as during typing on one's lap) or even fold over the entire keyboard to protect the display while on the go.

A Seagate Storage Option for the Xbox One

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Seagate game drive hubSeagate announces what it describes as "colossal storage for Xbox gamers"-- the Game Drive Hub for Xbox, an 8TB external HDD and multi-purpose USB hub for Microsoft console users.

Designed and tested in collaboration with Microsoft, the drive offers enough room for over 200 Xbox games. It has two front-facing USB 3.0 ports for controller and mobile device charging, as well as the connection of Xbox accessories such as steering wheels and even other Game Drives.

Microsoft Presents Xbox One X

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E3 2017 has Microsoft detail the next iteration of the Xbox games console-- the Xbox One X, a 4K-capable machine described as "the world's most powerful console."

Xbox One XFirst announced back at E3 2016 as "Project Scorpio," the Xbox One X (not to be confused with the Xbox One S, the more compact version of the Xbox One) promises to be more powerful than the Sony take on the 4K-capable consoles, the PlayStation 4 Pro. How so? Microsoft says it carries a custom 8-core AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, a 6 teraflop GPU clocked at 1.17GHz and 12GB of GDDR5 video RAM. In comparison, the PS4 Pro has a 4.2 teraflop GPU.

The result is a machine able to push 4K resolution visuals at 60fps, as well as HDR and Dolby Atmos support. Customers without a 4K TV should also get some visual improvements, since the Xbox One X can refine 1080p visuals further through supersampling. Also included in the machine are a UHD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and 1TB storage.

Eero Wifi Enters Second Generation

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The Eero mesh-based wifi system enters its second generation, with an updated router claiming to be twice as fast and twice as powerful as its predecessor even as it maintains the same form factor.

EeroLike the first Eero router, the new version remains a router, wireless access point and range extender inside a small, white box. The update adds tri-band technology, allowing it to broadcast on 3 wireless bands simultaneously. The Eero can use any of the 3 bands to send data to device or communication between nodes, as per network demands.

Another addition is support for Thread, the smart home communications protocol developed by the Google-owned Nest. Thread is reportedly easier to deploy than ZigBee and Z-Wave but so far no device on the market supports it, making the Eero update something of a future-proof home automation device should Thread grow into a viable smart home networking protocol.

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