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Perfect companion for Pixel 6. Google unveils 2nd generation Pixel Stand wireless charger

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Along with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, Google today introduced the second generation of the Pixel Stand wireless charging. It delivers 23W charging power when used with the Pixel 6 Pro and 21W when used with the Pixel 6. However, other Qi-compatible devices can only charge up to 15W.

Google has equipped the second generation Pixel Stand with an active cooling system – a fan that is supposed to cool the smartphone while charging. The company says the fan is “virtually silent”.

Perfect companion for Pixel 6. Google unveils 2nd generation Pixel Stand wireless charger

The 2nd generation Pixel Stand comes with a 30W power supply and a 1.5m USB-C cable. The weight of the wireless charger itself is only 71 grams. The cost of the accessory is 80 dollars or 80 euros, depending on the country.

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According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Japan’s CIPA Camera Manufacturers Association, which brings together Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony and other photographic equipment companies, has updated its digital camera and interchangeable lens sales statistics for this year with October data. The data shows that camera sales are down compared to September, although there was an increase in the past year. The best month of the current year in terms of digital camera sales remains March.

As of October, 638,853 cameras were sold in a month, which is only 56.3% of the level reached in October last year, when 1,134,888 cameras were sold.

We managed to sell 443,501 cameras with interchangeable lenses. This is slightly better than the September figure of 429,820 pieces, but only 58.8% of the figure for October last year, equal to 754,658 pieces.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

195 352 compact cameras were sold in October. For comparison: 274,882 cameras were sold in September, and 380,230 units were sold in October 2020. In other words, the current figure is 69.6% of last year.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

Finally, 895,790 interchangeable lenses were sold in October, which is 77.1% of October last year. Note that the sales of lenses have grown significantly compared to September.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

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Xigmatek has announced the Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic processor cooling systems, painted in black and white, respectively. They are built according to the classic tower scheme, and the source names gaming table systems as their main field of application.

The Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic cooling systems are designed with four 6mm U-shaped heat pipes. The middle part of each tube is in direct contact with the processor cover, and aluminum heatsink fins are threaded onto the ends of the tube.

Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

Mounted on the radiator is a 120mm hydraulic bearing fan with a nine-blade impeller. The rotation speed is regulated by PWM in the range of 800-1800 rpm. The maximum speed corresponds to a noise level of 25.3 dBA, an air flow of 140 m3/ h and a static pressure of 2.55 mm H2O.

The fan is decorated with multicolor backlighting. Its service life is declared equal to 50,000 hours. The dimensions of the cooling system are 160 x 128 x 76 mm.

The new cooling systems are suitable for processors with a TDP of up to 160W. In addition to the already mentioned Intel Core 12th Generation (Alder Lake) LGA 1700 processors, the compatibility list includes other modern Intel and AMD processors. No pricing information yet.

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Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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In October, Viltrox introduced the AF 23mm f / 1.4 XF, AF 56mm f / 1.4 XF and AF 33mm f / 1.4 XF lenses, all tinted red. With their release, the company celebrated the Day of the formation of the PRC. Red autofocus lenses with Fujifilm X mount were released in a batch of 500 pieces. Initially they could only be bought directly, but now they have appeared in B&H and Amazon stores.

Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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