CES 2012: Thermaltake
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 01-26-2012

We stopped by Thermaltake to visit with them at their suite in the Palazzo hotel. Here Thermaltake showed us their new Level 10 GTS mid-tower chassis. The GTS features USB 3.0, EasySwap storage bays, an HDD storage system and a nice cable management system. The chassis is constructed from steel although there wasn’t a net weight listed. A 200mm LED fan comes pre-installed in the front for intake and there’s a 120mm rear exhaust fan. Optional fan spots include another 200mm top exhaust, 200mm side intake and a 120mm bottom intake.

There was also a custom-designed Level 10 GTS created by Dan McGrath on display based on a Mayan ruins theme. Beneath the fancy outer shell was a standard Level 10 GTS but we must admit, this was one amazing mod and I'm sure it took many man hours to produce it.

LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake, launched a new line of Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR stereo headphones with a built-in microphone called the BT-X3. The on-ear cans were being pushed for use with portable MP3 players and mobile phones. The BT-X3 feature a 30mm Neodymium drive and premium leatherette cushions. The headset weighs just 130g, has a range of 10 meters and 7.5 hours of play time from the 240mAh Lithium Ion battery which requires only 1 hour to fully charge.

Tt eSports was showing off a line of new gaming headphones called the Cronos. Cronos is larger than your standard gaming headset and allows the user to swap out ear cushions to fit their style. The cushion on the headband is made from Lycra fiber which is said to reduce pressure against the top of the head during use. The Dracco line of headphones features six different distinguishable styles and colors to match any personality.

Thermaltake’s line of power supplies centered around white being the new black. The majority of models on display were higher-end units such as the Toughpower XT 1275 watt Snow edition and the 1475 watt XT Gold units.

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