Creative tech sector guide

PCR’s September/October 20 issue creative tech sector guide – from the latest monitors to headphones here are some of the best solutions available for creative professionals

DesignVue monitor from BenQ

“The 27” PD2705Q DesignVue monitor from BenQ has received certifications from CalMAN, Pantone and VESA. Designed specifically for creatives who rely on exact colour reproduction, it combines HDR quality and precise image clarity. The IPS HDR 27” panel features a display resolution of 2560×1440 (QHD), 5ms response time, 60Hz refresh rate and 2Wx2 built-in speakers.

Achieving 100% of industry standard sRGB and Rec.709 wide colour gamuts, the factory-calibrated display arrives with a unique calibration report for guaranteed quality for designers relying on exact colour match.”


Screen Size: 27, Resolution (max.): 2560×1440, Panel Type: IPS, Backlight Technology: LED backlight, Brightness: 300, Native Contrast(typ.): 1000:1, Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10): 178/178, Response Time: 5ms (GtG), Refresh Rate: 60Hz, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Display Colors: 16.7 Million, Colour Gamut: 100% sRGB/Rec. 709, Audio: 2Wx2 Built-in Speaker, Eye Care: Flicker-free Technology and Low Blue Light.

Contact: BenQ

Koss Pro4S Headphones

“The professional Koss Pro4S is designed with world-class music in mind, the headset features a finely tuned SLX40 element to deliver accurate and balanced sound ideal for any studio or creative set-up. The Koss D-profile earcups, conform to the natural contour of the ear, with memory foam leather cushions, dual entry cord and padded headband for supreme comfort during those long-hours in the studio.”


Natural fitting ‘D-profile’ earcup, Aluminium earcups with memory foam leather cushions, Padded breathable headband, Robust metal-on-metal construction, Folds flat, 1.4m coiled, detachable dual entry cable, 6.3mm adapter and travel case included, Koss limited lifetime warranty, Frequency: 10 – 25,000Hz, Impedance: 35 Ohms, Sensitivity: 99dB

Contact: Hama UK

Hama Smart Lavalier Microphone

“The Hama Smart Lavalier Microphone is designed for audio and video recording. Interviews, vlogs, presentations and more can be captured discretely and completely hands free with the easy clip-on attachment and generous 6m cable for ultimate maneuverability on set. For those seeking clearer, professional quality sound, the Hama Smart Lavalier Mic is battery powered for on the go use, fully equipped with wind protection to eliminate audio imperfections both indoor and out.”


Clip-on design, Ideal for reporters, videographers and vloggers, Improved audio and video recording on smartphones, tablets, cameras, PCs…, Outdoor wind protection, Battery powered (included), Safe storage bag, 6m cable, 3.5mm jack plug, works with Apple (separate adapter available), Frequency: 50Hz – 20kHz, Impedance: 2200 Ohms, Sensitivity: 34dB

Contact: Hama UK

Hama 3D Tripod for Tablet and Smartphone

“Smartphone, tablet or camera, this versatile Hama tripod provides a secure mount for most mobile devices. A fully adjustable 3D head and 3x extendable height allow optimum screen positioning for reading music or filming vlogs and video presentations, whilst the ¼” thread connection grants additional functionality as a standard camera tripod for complete all-in-one adaptability. When travelling, moving between sets/locations or simply where storage space is sparse a lightweight collapsible design makes the Hama 3D Tripod a compact yet solid choice.”


Universal attachment of tablets (11.2 – 18.5cm) and smartphones (5.5 – 8.2cm), Ideal for reading music and vlogging, Rubber coated spring clamp, 3D 3-way head, 36.5 – 106cm Adjustable height, 3 x Extendable legs, Lightweight aluminium design, 1/4″ (6.4 mm) thread mount for camera, Weight: 520g, Max load: 500g

Contact: Hama UK

AERO Creative Range

GIGABYTE’s AERO content creation notebook series is the next generation in high-performance professional notebooks. Major upgrades include enhancements across a series of products including AMOLED screens and support for 4K resolutions. Both the CPU and GPU have undergone upgrades, cooling has also been improved using WINDFORCE Infinity technology. This series utilises NVIDIA Studio drivers to optimise over 40 editing programs for improved efficiency.


NVIDIA Studio Laptops – Designed for Creators, Slim and Light aluminium chassis with a long lasting battery, Multiple varieties of I/O including Thunderbolt 3 and SD Card slots, Xrite Pantone screen colour calibration, AMOLED and HDR IPS display panel options, 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 Processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 SUPER, RTX and GTX 16 series Graphics

Contact: CMS Distribution

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