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Thermaltake goes back to basics at CES 2014

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CES 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada – During our visit to the Thermaltake suite we had the chance to see some of the new products that will be hitting the market and what we saw was pretty impressive. To kick things off Shannon Rob walked us through two new cases that are tailored to the enthusiast on many levels. The first up on the plate was the Urban T81. This roomy enclosure can be setup for use with air cooling or water (even a massive water rig). I know that many of our modding friends will be drooling over this one and its little brother the V71. Shannon does a great job of walking us through the highlights in our video coverage (if you can get past the background noise).

After our time with the T81 and V71 we took a quick look at some of the other cases that Thermaltake will be pushing out the door in 2014 including one that will be perfect for those of you wanting to build your own Steam Machines.

But Thermaltake is not just making some changes to their case lineup, they are also making some subtle changes to their PSU line and also some of their cooling products. As Shannon explained they are moving the Tough Power line down into some of the lower wattages to accommodate gamers and enthusiasts that do not need 1kw in their rigs. Thermaltake has also developed a handy monitoring software for their power supplies that allows you to see all aspects of performance (including how much it is costing you to run). This will be great for you miners out there who was to keep track of your profits vs. what you are spending to keep your mining rigs running.

Shannon also showed us some of the new cooling products that we can expect from Thermaltake in the future. These were mostly fans and will be out in 2014, but there were two new reservoirs that were mixed in there. These two products are going to be a cost conscious option for people wanting to get into water cooling. As of right now we do not have dates for when the reservoir or radiator will hit the market, but they should be a big hit when they do.

After our time with Shannon we moved over to Kitty Mach to see what new and exciting products were coming out from the TT eSports division. Here we saw some familiar products with a new face as well as some very cool new items. One thing that we were surprised to see was a wireless version of the Level 10M. This is something that I get asked about every day when I use mine on the work laptop.

Thermaltake is also working to develop their own mechanical switches for their keyboards. This should put them in a very interesting position in the market once they are ready for release. Lastly we spent some time looking over some new gaming and general usage headphones. While many are products that are already on the market some are new and should be impressive once they are available.

In all, the theme of the Thermaltake suite was getting back to the basics of giving the end user the best experience regardless of the product. The new urban cases are sure to be a hit as will the new cooling products. For TT eSports their popularity will only grow as the new devices TT has lined up hit the streets. We will keep you up to date on when we expect to see these and, of course, we hope to get more than a few into the lab.

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