At the HP Gambling Festival in Beijing, the company demonstrated its new Mindframe headset. It uses a patented active cooling system, so that the user’s ears do not feel like in the oven – this is usually a problem with large ear-hook headphones, especially in a warm environment.
Hewlett-Packard said that Mindframe uses the thermoelectric device inside the earmuffs to conduct heat outside the sound cavity to keep the ear cool. It can be controlled through the Omen Command Center software, which should allow users to choose the temperature level they feel comfortable with.
The headset also features a self-adjusting lightweight suspension headband for even weight distribution, noise cancellation, 3D audio with 7.1 virtual surround sound, DTS headset: X support, software controlled RGB lighting, one-way noise cancelling microphone And USB 2.0 Type-A connectors. The price is self-evident, but it will be launched in the second half of this year.
One of HP’s other products is its latest version of the Omen 15 laptop. The top-level version of the aircraft has Nvidia’s GTX 1070 Max-Q design, which provides more power in a thinner chassis. The device has a smaller footprint and reduces the bezel around the 15.6-inch IPS display.
When it comes to the Omen 15 panel, HP already includes several options. Users can choose 60Hz or 144Hz, 1080p or 60Hz, 4K-Nvidia G-sync can use 144Hz @ 1080p configuration. It can also be equipped with Intel’s 8th generation i5 or i7 quad-core and six-core CPUs, up to 32GB of RAM, and various HDD, SDD, Optane, and combo storage options. In addition to the 1070 GPU, buyers can also choose the GTX1060 (6GB) or GTX 1050 Ti (4GB).
Other features of the new Omen 15 include a 70WHr battery, a mixing time of up to 6 hours and 15 minutes, an aluminum keypad area with 26 key flips and 4 RGB lighting areas, and an improved cooling system with additional vents.
Predicting 15 will begin shipping on July 29, 2018 starting at $979 for the basic i5-8300H/1050 Ti model.