In the grand scheme of netbooks, Hercules probably isn't a name you associate with budget ultraportables; the company is taking their first step into the market with the eCAFÉ EC-1000W. A 10-inch Atom N270 machine, there's little on the spec list that makes the EC-1000W stand out among the rank and rile, so is this yet another me-too model or a netbook worth considering? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Typically when we talk about new DJ controllers we are looking at some expensive gear from Pioneer like the CDJ-350 and DJM-350 that launched earlier this week. If you like the idea of being a DJ or learning to use DJ hardware, but want to do it on the cheap Hercules has a new DJ controller for you.
Many computer users out there would prefer to listen to music on their PCs or watch movies using a good set of external speakers rather than headphones. The problem with many sets of computer speakers is that they are too large and bulky for small spaces. Hercules has announced a new XPS Slim speaker line that should fit anywhere.
Hercules is a company more known for video game controllers and other peripherals than anything else. With the netbook category of the PC market booming lots of companies not traditionally associated with full computer systems are entering into the market. Hercules is the latest to jump on the netbook bandwagon.
The "sensation" of Pro DJ'ing is surely staying up to 4am, packed into a mixing booth before a sea of heaving, ketamine-fuelled bodies swinging their arms rapturously, while your ear-drums are slowly pounded out of existence by far more bass than is medically advisable. Unfortunately, Hercules seem to have decided that their version of that sensation is actually all about tweaking your MP3s into digital mixes, and with that in mind they've launched their latest DJ control surface, the MP3e2.
Don't back away from the screen in terror; we've had it on good authority that the Hercules Dualpix HD720p you see here is actually considerably smaller in real life. What such a large image does help show you, though, is that the webcam is HD 720p capable, complete with an autofocus lens and integrated microphone.
Hercules expanded their XPS brand today by announcing the XPS 2.150 Multimedia Speaker. It's perfect for any home and will complement any style with its glossy black finish and budget price. It's also right for whatever your sound needs are, including listening to music, watching movies and playing video games.
This new system is compact and features two satellite speakers and a subwoofer. They can be wall mounted for free standing and offer up a stylish look with a contrast between the black finish and orange driver cones.
Hercules have introduced the refreshed MK2 version of their DJ Console, intended to make editing and mixing digital music straightforward to even most amateur DJ. Bristling with controls, it features dual jog-wheel decks, independent volume and pitch control, a cross fader and 2x3 equalization buttons.