ASUS VivoMouse and VivoPC Highlight Innovative Design at Computex

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Versatile VivoMouse works as a standalone touchpad and wireless remote, while compact and elegant VivoPC integrates SonicMaster audio and 802.11ac Wi-Fi

 

Computex Taipei, Taiwan (3 June, 2013) – ASUS today announced two new devices that bring innovative design to home entertainment — the VivoMouse wireless touchpad mouse and the ultra-compact VivoPC. VivoMouse is the world’s first wireless mouse with an integrated multi-touch touchpad for full desktop and handheld PC control. VivoPC is a stylish and compact desktop PC that delivers high quality sound with exclusive SonicMaster audio and high-performance wireless networking thanks to 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

 

VivoMouse — new device category combines mouse, touchpad, and wireless remote

ASUS VivoMouse is an entirely new kind of pointing device, thanks to its innovative combination of traditional desktop input and a wireless handheld remote for more casual PC control. VivoMouse can be used as a standard optical mouse that fits comfortably in the hand, but its top surface also incorporates a large circular touchpad with full support for Windows 8 multi-touch gestures.

The wide, flat design means VivoMouse can be used interchangeably as a mouse and desktop touchpad, making it ideal for Windows 8 PCs that lack a multi-touch display. However, its wireless PC connection also makes VivoMouse ideal for one-handed control away from the desktop, so it’s also the perfect peripheral for a living room PC.

 

VivoPC — small and stylish home entertainment

VivoPC is a compact PC that’s ideal for home productivity and entertainment applications. Just 56mm tall and with a footprint smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, VivoPC slips easily into the smallest of spaces, and has a stylish spun metal finish that complements home offices and living rooms. VivoPC features ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for incredible sound quality with external speakers and high-performance 802.11ac Wi-Fi for smooth HD video streaming and seamless web browsing.

Despite its compact dimensions, VivoPC is also well-equipped when it comes to expandability. A sliding case cover gives quick access to the two internal memory slots and the drive bay can accommodate a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbit/s hard drive.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS VivoMouse and VivoPC will be available in Q3 2013. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

ASUS AT COMPUTEX 2013

Visit the ASUS Computex 2013 booth in Taipei from 4th to 8th June, located at M0810, Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4F, Taipei World Trade Center.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

30-word summary

Set to debut at Computex Taipei 2013, the ergonomic ASUS VivoMouse works as a touchpad and wireless remote while the compact VivoPC delivers quality SonicMaster audio and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

 

60-word summary

The ergonomic ASUS VivoMouse and small form factor VivoPC will debut at Computex Taipei 2013, featuring innovative and artistic designs. VivoMouse is the world’s first mouse acting as a touchpad and wireless remote, while VivoPC delivers high quality sound with SonicMaster audio and accelerated connectivity via 802.11ac Wi-Fi in a compact form factor. Both products use premium textured surface materials, creating better home entertainment experiences. 

 

100-word summary

ASUS today announced the ergonomic VivoMouse and small form factor VivoPC, both to be shown for the first time at Computex Taipei 2013. Featuring innovative use of technology and artistic design, VivoMouse and VivoPC combine user-friendly functionality with attractive forms. VivoMouse is the world’s first mouse that also acts as a touchpad and wireless remote for PCs, offering customers greater choice of input method. VivoPC delivers high quality sound with exclusive SonicMaster audio and accelerated connectivity thanks to new generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, all in a very modestly-sized form factor. VivoPC uses an eye-catching spun-metal finish while VivoMouse is made of anti-slip plastic.

 

SPECIFICATIONS1

ASUS VivoMouse

  • 1200 dpi optical sensor
  • 2.4GHz RF wireless connection
  • 3-point multi-touch touchpad
  • 135 x 78 x 25.5 mm

 

ASUS VivoPC

  • Intel® processor with Intel® HD integrated graphics
  • 3.5/2.5 inch SATA6Gb/s HHD/SSD support
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2x USB 3.0 & 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • 190 x 190 x 56.2mm

 

1     Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.