New eCAFE Netbooks from Hercules

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2011

Hercules has a new range of eCAFE netbooks in the eCAFE Slim HD and the eCAFE EX HD. They are both ultra portable, and the EX HD will deliver up to 13 hours of usage. Both feature a Cortex A8 processor, with Linux as the OS.

They also have 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage in the eCAFE Slim HD or 16GB of storage in the eCAFE EX HD, plus 50GB of online storage. Both feature a 10.1 inch LED backlit display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports and a mini USB port.

Hercules XPS101 Refined Performance Speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

Hercules will be unveiling their new XPS101 Refined Performance Speakers this week at CES 2011, even though they look like something you would attach to your car to make it look more old-timey. Despite their look, this is a high-end 2.1 audio system that is said to bring the “dynamic ambience of a live music event, the captivating soundtrack of an action movie and the precision audio effects of a multiplayer video game” to your living room.

I’m sorry they just look too much like a horn or a spotlight, even if they are made of high-quality materials for great acoustic performance. The rounded satellites feature a black lacquer finish and metal back sections. They should hit stores this month at $249.99.

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Hercules unveils new DJ Console 4-Mx

Posted in Hercules by Shane McGlaun on October 1st, 2010

Hercules has unveiled a new tool for the pro DJs out there that is called the DJ Console 4-Mx. The thing is crammed full of features and has a surprisingly reasonable price considering it is pro level DJ hardware. The device has dual jog wheels that are 4.7-inches in diameter and three fourths of an inch tall.

The 4-Mk can be used in both 2-deck and 4-deck modes. When in 2-deck mode the console has 89 controls and when in 4-deck mode the console has 150 controls. The job wheels also have detection sensor that detect the weight of a hand.

Hercules introduces new 5.1 Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Hercules just announced their new XPS 2.0 35 portable speakers, and now they are introducing their new 5.1 multimedia speaker system dubbed the XPS 5.1 70 Slim.

The system has four 7.5W ultra-slim magnetically-shielded satellite speakers, a 15W magnetically-shielded center speaker with flat panel screen mounting system and a 25W subwoofer. The 5.1 multimedia speaker system delivers an output of 70 watts and comes with a headphone jack, a microphone input and an auxiliary line input.

Hercules XPS 2.0 35 portable speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2010

This Hercules XPS 2.0 35 portable speaker system is powered by your computer’s USB port and delivers the total power of 2.5/3 watts RMS. These measure 19cm x 6.2cm x 7.3cm and should be released in June 2010 for the low price of $20.

Each purchase comes with two magnetically-shielded satellite speakers, an audio cable, a USB cable, a protective carrying case, and a warranty certificate along with an owner’s manual.

Hercules offers cheap DJ controller

Posted in Hercules by Shane McGlaun on March 25th, 2010

When you say Hercules, I immediately think of Kevin Sorbo, long hair, and video game controllers. Hercules offers all sorts of gear and has announced a new DJ controller that won’t break the bank.

The controller is called the Hercules DJ Console Mk4. The device will ship in June for $199.99 and is very portable. It connects to Mac or PC machines with a USB cable and lets you mix digital and analog music.

Hercules unveils new slim speaker line

Posted in Hercules by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2009

herculesspeakersSpeakers are an important part of most computer systems. After all, if you don’t have speakers, you can’t hear anything when you watch movies or play games. Hercules has announced a new line of slim speakers that include the XPS 2.0 40 Slim and XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers.

Both sets of speakers are thin, look very attractive, and should go along well with all in one computers. The XPS 2.1 40 Slim speakers have two satellites and a subwoofer while the XPS 2.0 40 Slim lacks the subwoofer.

Hercules pulls up a chair at the netbook cafe

Posted in Hercules by Shane McGlaun on September 17th, 2009

herculesecafeThe netbook market is getting very crowded today with companies that don’t even make computers getting in on the segment. That means that many of netbooks out there are the same machine with different brand names. The latest non-computer maker to get into the netbook market is Hercules.

Hercules is a company more known for its line of gaming peripherals than anything else. The firm has announced its new eCafe EC-1000W netbook will ship in October for $399. The netbook has a cool design with a lid different from anything else on the market.

Hercules Dualpix HD720p high-def webcam

Posted in Webcams by Conner Flynn on August 27th, 2009

Hercules Dualpix HD720p high-def webcamThe Hercules Dualpix HD720p may look huge, but it’s just a close up. Thank god. You wouldn’t want a gargantuan webcam like that in your face. The webcam is HD 720p capable, complete with an autofocus lens and integrated microphone.

It articulates in two different ways, so you can rest assured that you will get yourself in the shot, or show off more things behind you. The 1-megapixel CMOS (1280 x 800) can capture 30fps 720p video, or interpolated pseudo-5MP stills, and it hooks up to your XP/Vista/Windows 7 PC via USB.

Hercules i-XPS SoundBox Portable Speaker for iPods

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2008

Hercules i-XPS SoundBox Portable Speaker for iPods
The i-XPS Soundbox is probably designed for those who want to chill by the pool or at the beach, or wherever, but the first thing I thought when I saw these is that they are downright fugly. The portable speaker will enclose and suffocate your iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), iPod Mini, iPod Classic, and other MP3 Players.

It has an integrated mini jack cable connection that connects it to the speakers through the headphone jack on the your MP3 Player. Then just zip it up to keep your MP3 player safe. It’s powered by 2 AAA batteries. I know you can’t wait to dress your iPod up as either Stone, Splash, or Spray design.