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188 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 6-9, 2015 NEW & NOTEWORTHY NEW PRODUCTS DEBUTING AT 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES CESWEB.ORG #CES2015 Ventev Regen iPhone Cases Make Scratches Disappear BOOTH MP25246 Ventev is introducing its Regen Cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Regen Cases feature a special regenerating, scratch-healing technology that makes scratches disappear while providing lightweight protection. This micro technology removes everyday light scratches within hours, depending on the depth of the scratches. The Regen case uses a f exible material that protects and adds comfort and grip. All ports and buttons are accessible. Price and availability will be announced at the show. Meridian Adds Horsepower To Portable USB DAC VENETIAN TOWER SUITE 30-335 Meridian's second-generation portable USB DAC, the $299-suggested Explorer 2, features more powerful DSP to improve the sound quality of music stored on laptops and played through headphones or home hi-f systems. Like its predecessor, the device streams USB audio up to 192kHz/24-bit quality, but now the device also up-samples all input signals to 176.4/192kHz (or 4x standard sample rates). With the enhanced DSP, the Explorer 2 also ensures that lossless audio f les made from Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) studio masters, approved by the artist and produc- er, sound like the pro- duction team intend- ed, Meridian said. The device, which just became available, features a headphone output and an analog line output to a home hi-fi system. The de- v i c e a u t o m a t i c a l l y deactivates its head- phone amplif er when the line output is con- nected, t hus reduc- ing noise. The 3.5mm headphone socket de- livers up to 130mW audio to drive low-ef- f ciency headphones. The second 3.5mm socket provides a f xed-level analogue (2-volt RMS) output. Vol- ume is controlled from the host computer. Though USB audio is supported in Android mobile devices running the 4.0 and up OS, the Explor- er 2 might not work with Android phones and tablets. Explorer 2 "requires both audio and power from the connected USB source, so we cannot guarantee compatibility because we do not know if the Android device can or will provide the needed 5 volts required to power Explorer2 over USB," a spokesman said. The 480Mbps USB Class 2 device also features Meridian's proprietary Apodising up-sampling f lter to minimize pre-ringing for a clearer, more transparent sound, the company said. The f lter also removes dig- ital f lter artefacts from earlier digital recordings to improve overall smoothness and imaging, the compa- ny added. It also features Meridian's noise-shaping technology, which moves noise out of the audio band to in- crease the audio signal-to-noise ratio. Because Explorer2 is asynchronous, it does not rely on the computer's clock for timing. Instead, it uses on-board low-jitter crystal oscillators developed from those used in Meridian's premium home entertain- ment systems, the company said. Explorer2 can be plugged into any available USB port, including a USB hub. MEElectronics Goes All Day With Air-Fi Touch Headphones BOOTH 20761 MEElectronics is showcasing its Air-Fi Touch Bluetooth w ireless HD head- phones at International CES 2015. The easy-to- use touch control interface of the Air-Fi Touch does away with buttons and allows for an ele- gant, minimalist design. The headphone deliv- ers functionality and f delity to match, includ- ing built-in microphone and aptX and AAC HD audio co- dec support for outstand- ing deep bass and superb clarity. All-day wireless convenience is provid- ed by cl a s s -le adi ng 24-hour battery life, built-in microphone, and included hard- shell carrying case. Price and availabili- ty will be announced at the show. materia l hone and u dio co- tand- pe rb e ss d- g , , - - a t

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