● Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-tower Chassis
● Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset
● Tt eSPORTS Level 10 Hybrid Mouse
● LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker
Tokyo, Japan – October 15, 2014 – Quadruple honours as Thermaltake Group enjoys success in the Good Design Award 2014! Thermaltake Group, as a key role in the worldwide technology field, is extremely delighted to announce the awarding of Japan’s highly prestigious “Good Design Award 2014” with its three brands － Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 for the third time! By reaching the high screening policy of Humanity, Honesty, Innovation, Esthetics and Ethics; competition prize winners include four distinguished models: Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-tower Chassis, Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 Hybrid Mouse and LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker conquer the jury and come to the forefront among approximately 1,258 award winners from more than 801 companies! Particularly, it is the first time both Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 have been awarded the highly coveted Good Design Award, Thermaltake group with its three brands emerged victorious also showing its outstanding technological strength in computer DIY, gaming peripherals, and the mobile accessory market against some established competitors. This year's quadruple win in the "Good Design Award 2014" marks the continuation of a fine tradition: with a total of 6 victories to date, the three brands of Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 now lead the field of proving, in impressive style, that good design and excellent innovation and technology to win the competition for the "Good Design Award", a prize that has been awarded since 2009.
Thermaltake－Urban T81 Dual Swing Door Full-tower PC case
Chosen as one of the winners in “Communication devices/equipment for individuals or home” category of Good Design Award 2014, Thermaltake presents an elegant, high-impact and beautifully architectured design with the Urban T81 Dual Swing Door Full-tower PC case to provide enthusiasts with the ability to build the highest performing systems. Inspired by automotive “suicide doors” , the T81’s novel door panels are an innovative and inspired design that sets it apart from any other chassis . Likewise, the front door panel’s brushed aluminum finish masks extrusive drives and devices, producing a unified aesthetic of modern sophistication. A highly customizable 5.25” & 3.5” drive bay enables users to freely interchange the 3.5” hard-drive cages to suit one’s need, or remove 5.25” & 3.5” drive bays to gain maximum interior space for maximum airflow or the addition of liquid cooling systems. The sleek, brushed aluminum I/O port section provides two of the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, along with four USB 2.0 ports. The integrated fan hub and controller can easily manage the airflow of up to 10 fans at once. In addition, HD microphone and headset jacks are positioned for easy, direct access when needed. Urban T81 is built to optimize airflow as part of its fundamental design. Triple 200mm fans and a 140mm fan come equipped. It is the first chassis in the market that has the ability to house 4x 200mm fans, along with three more 120mm fans - allowing unrivaled airflow to protect your valuable components. Urban T81 pushes the envelope by enabling utilization of high-end water cooling solutions. Featuring support for either front 360mm/top 420mm or front 420mm/top 360mm radiators, along with rear120mm and bottom 120/240mm radiators, the Urban T81 is an ideal chassis for extreme performance systems.
For more details on the Thermaltake Urban T81 information please visit: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002239
Tt eSPORTS－SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset
The SYBARIS Hybrid gaming headset, one of the winners in “Personal accessories for daily life, sporting goods” category of Good Design Award 2014, offers both Bluetooth headset functionality in wireless mode as well the ability to connect an external microphone in wired mode. The SYBARIS is the world’s first Bluetooth headset with a swappable external microphone. With Bluetooth 4.0’s efficiency, the SYBARIS can run for up to 14 hours, and it also supports AptX lossless streaming for maintaining the highest fidelity in audio quality. NFC support allows for hassle-free pairing, with most modern mobile devices that support NFC capability. In wired mode, the SYBARIS can function as headphone only by directly connecting an audio cable to the aux-in jack on the left earcup. The SYBARIS can also function as a wired headset by connecting both the external microphone boom and the audio cable to the aux-in jack of the left earcup. Allowing users complete freedom in how they wish to use the SYBARIS in wired mode. The sound of the SYBARIS has been tuned to provide extra focus on the bass and mids, providing just the right feeling to let users enjoy their music while still preserving the vocals as well as a pleasurable gaming experience. With the built-in buttons on the right earcup, users can pair the SYBARIS to their Bluetooth enabled devices as well as control volume, skip tracks, pickup or hang-up phone calls. The SYBARIS hybrid wired/wireless headset truly runs the gamut from offering gaming to lifestyle audio experience for all gamers. It has received the honor of“COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014” and“2014 iF Product Design Award” as well.
For more details on the Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset information please visit: http://www.ttesports.com/productPage.aspx?p=125&g=ftr
Tt eSPORTS－Level 10 M Hybrid Gaming Mouse
The award winner of “Communication devices/equipment for individuals or home” category of Good Design Award 2014－Level 10 M Mouse, done in collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA, comes back with a new refresh in the Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse. The M Hybrid Mouse is a hybrid wired and wireless mouse. It inherits the special characteristics of peripherals found in the Level 10 M series and of course it’s close sibling the M Mouse. The same use of the aluminum base to give the mouse a solid feel yet maintain good weight, innovative legacy 3D-steering axis movement which lets users adjust the height and angle at which the back cover comes into contact with their hand, and air-through ventilation system to keep hands cool are preserved. The M Hybrid Mouse’s most obvious new update is that it is a hybrid wired & wireless mouse which functions both wired and wirelessly via 5.8G technology. 5.8G was chosen as 2.4G has become quite common in consumer products, and is thereby more prone to interference on those signal bands. With 5.8G, the spectrum of signals available is much broader and able to avoid interference. The M Hybrid Mouse also receives the honor of“COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014” and “Best Choice Award 2014”.
For more details on the Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse information please visit:http://www.ttesports.com/productPage.aspx?p=134&g=ftr
LUXA2－Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker
LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker is chosen as the winner in the “Electrical appliances for daily life, sound equipment” category of Good Design Award 2014. The Groovy Duo is a set of compact twin speakers that provides the most remarkable musical experience for all your lifestyle experiences. You can share your twin speaker with friends for mono to mono sound, or simply pair it up with its unique dynamic pairing mode for true stereo sound – watching movies, music and game playing, or even use as a mini home theatre system, the Groovy Duo compliments all your wireless musical needs. With its smooth black matte finish, crisp physical control functions and laser lined LED indicator, the Groovy Duo mixes hi-tech with hi-fashionistic appeal for the ultimate portable musical experience. One thing you must not do is mistake the Groovy Duo as an innocent looking little speaker as it is no slouch in the volume department, it packs a whopping 6W (Watt) combined total audio output which is more than enough to keep that party going all night long. With up to 8 hours of long lasting playtime available, and requiring just 3 hours to recharge from flat, you spend more time jamming to your beats than anything else.
The Groovy Duo is also compatible with LUXA2’s Groovy Audio Center App which features 5-Band Equalizer, Global Cloud Radio and Playlist library. The app is now available for download on the Google Play Store for those who fancy a more personalized musical experience. Play your music at the front, from the rear, side to side, above and below- the choice is yours.
For more details on the Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker information please visit: http://luxa2.com/Audio_Solution/129/_NEW_Groovy_Duo_Live_Wireless_Speaker/product.htm
Thermaltake’s corporate mission
Mr. Kenny Lin, CEO & Chairman of Thermaltake Group said, “The award is an important confirmation to our 3 brands! Thermaltake insists to provide the best for worldwide users in every aspect and we are committed to creating the perfect user experience. We will continue to create innovative and user-friendly products with exceptional characteristics and distinctive designs and keep building a world-class cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and enhanced lifestyle choices to all users!”
Tt Design Center: http://www.myttdesign.com/
Thermaltake official website: www.thermaltake.com
Thermaltake Facebook Fan Page:https://www.facebook.com/ThermaltakeInc
Tt eSPORTS official website: www.ttesports.com
Tt eSPORTS Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/TteSPORTS
LUXA2 official website: http://www.LUXA2.com
LUXA2 Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/LUXA2
About Good Design Award
Good Design Award is a comprehensive and annual program for the evaluation and commendation of design, organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). Its origin was “Good Design Selection System” established in 1957 by Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Since then, it has been given to approximately 40,000 outstanding designs for more than 55 years.
Good Design Award : http://www.g-mark.org/