BenQ's New treVolo Electrostatic Speaker - First Reviews

Posted by Bob Wudeck on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

BenQ treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth SpeakerToday marks the first day you can order the BenQ treVolo - the world's first portable (Bluetooth®) electrostatic speaker.  And with our free overnight shipping – you can experience a quality of sound that you would normally have to pay thousands of dollars for in a high end electrostatic home speaker system.

So – how does the treVolo sound to discerning ears?   Since the unit is not available in retail stores at this time due to limited quantities, we thought we would share some of the feedback from the select group of reviewers around the world.    After CES we had a number of audiophiles drop by for a listen, and the first reviews are pretty positive.

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Maxim magazine said the speaker "reproduces just the right balance in everything from hip-hop to jazz to bluegrass" and commented that its "unique design adds a level of freshness to the standard square speaker and also makes it easy to stow in a briefcase." PC magazine rated BenQ's first speaker product only ½ star less than the four star editor's choice model.   In the review, they noted that the test track of Bill Callahan's "Drover", his ..."baritone vocals are warm and rich, with the perfect amount of treble edge in the high-mids to ensure they remain clear and in the spotlight."  Vocal reproduction is one of the key strengths of the speaker.

For jazz and acoustic music fans, the Herald's Digital Life editor noted that the treVolo's "…spacious sound and crisp vocals help bring live acoustic sets to life, even those with a rock feel such as Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York, Paul Kelly's Live, May 1992 or Ian Moss' Six Strings. Switch across to a jazz quartet or a symphony orchestra and the treVolo does every instrument justice, delivering a clarity often lost in portable speakers which focus on low-end grunt." 

Despite a crowded market of Bluetooth speakers, the treVolo has a unique, distinctive electrostatic sound that we would like you to try.   And – for a limited time, you can get free overnight shipping to share your love of music in time for Valentine's day.  

Buy treVolo on BenQ Store

We know what the press thinks - but how about your thoughts?   Let us know your impression of the speaker - and your favorite artist to hear via this revolutionalry electrostatic speaker.

Topics: treVolo electrostatic bluetooth speaker, electrostatic speaker, bluetooth speaker

BenQ Spotlights RL2460HT Customer Reviews

Posted by Brian Alexander on Fri, Aug 01, 2014


With the continuing emergence of high-end gaming monitors, BenQ is constantly looking to stay ahead of the competition. We hope our RL2460HT will be that game changer. A key feature of the RL2460HT is the built in HDMI-output, allowing gamers to record and stream out their gameplay from their monitor.

With many customers raving about this hot new product, we'd like to highlight some of the reviews that are helping to make our RL2460HT a great option for gamers.


Customer Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for console games, July 25, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
“What makes this monitor unique is the HDMI out for video recording without adding extra input lag”


5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 23, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
"One of best product for the gaming among 60Hz monitors."


5.0 out of 5 stars This monitor is great for gaming!, June 28, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
"The low input lag makes sniping on console battlefield 4 way easier. The game still looks great and i can definitely see why professionals use gaming monitors now. must have for serious gamers!"


 You can view more RL2460HT product reviews here 

BenQ infoComm 2014 Technology Preview

Posted by Bob Raymond on Wed, May 14, 2014

Visit BenQ at infoComm 2014Company Quote:
"BenQ's philosophy centers on providing market-first innovations that matter. This vision has made our company one of the fastest growing display brands in North America and has enabled us to develop exciting new solutions that put smart, collaborative, eye-catching products into the hands of students, professionals, and mainstream consumers. It has also allowed us to introduce several key initiatives including our BEST Education and Integrators' Choice partner programs, further strengthening our support of both the education sector and the professional integration channel. At InfoComm 2014, we look forward to unveiling an unprecedented new lineup of next-gen solutions, including high-brightness Colorific projectors, visually-stunning digital signage panels, interactive technologies, and RevolutionEyes monitors, all delivering a perfect balance of performance, reliability, and design."
Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp.

BenQ Products on Display at InfoComm 2014:
Creators of immersive learning spaces, broader boardroom collaboration, and billion-color visual entertainment, BenQ's InfoComm roster brings together innovations for applications in education, business, home theater, digital signage, and more. Powered by Colorific™ technology to deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality, BenQ's newest projectors include professional high-brightness units, interactive devices for more captivating classroom experiences, and a compact portable model for setups on the go. BenQ will also share the benefits of its energy-saving SmartEco™ technology, which can increase lamp life up to an amazing 10,000 hours. For digital signage and commercial applications, BenQ is introducing multiple 4K Ultra HD panels, a host of interactive displays with tablet-like navigation, more engaging slim bar displays, and dual-sided signage. Also on display will be BenQ's first-ever 4K Ultra HD CAD/CAM professional monitor, now featuring BenQ's RevolutionEyes™ technology for exceptional monitor performance.

Changing the Face of Visual Displays: New BenQ Digital Signage Offerings
At InfoComm 2014, BenQ is introducing its first-ever 4K Ultra HD interactive display, the RP840G. The 84-inch, six-touch point, feature-rich display provides multi-PC touch control via USB, EZCast for simple collaboration via WiFi, and an intuitive teaching software bundle for classroom applications. For interactive classrooms, collaborative boardrooms, and intuitive wayfinding solutions, the multitouch technology featured on BenQ's new 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat-panel display provides responsive feedback with accurate positioning to augment interactivity in any digital signage application. As a result, students, presenters, and information-seekers can simply touch the screen for responsive panning, zooming, and scrolling — just like a tablet. For more comfortable viewing, the RP700+ features advanced anti-glare glass to reduce screen reflection and eliminate visual interference, preventing both eye fatigue and stress. The display supports a low blue light mode for further visual protection and increases convenience via multiplatform compatibility with software such as Chrome OS, and has additional connectivity features such as a front panel input/output for added flexibility.

Designed for open public spaces, BenQ's public information displays provide advanced innovations that enliven any targeted or round-the-clock signage installation. Slim and lightweight, the DL550F full HD 55-inch dual-side display is perfect for retail stores, transportation areas, or public venues offering users access to information from both sides of the panel. The dual-sided panels are only one-inch thick and light enough to be hung from a ceiling or placed on a stand. BenQ's new bar displays enable ultra-widescreen signage in either 28-inch (BH280) or 38-inch (BH380) formats for public transit, restaurant menu boards, and more. Featuring 700 nits (28 inch) and 1500 nits (38 inch) of high brightness, 176/176-degree wide viewing angles, in addition to DVI and VGA multiple signal interfaces, the panels can be used in portrait or landscape mode to support kiosk applications. Also on display will be BenQ's super narrow bezel PH550, designed specifically for building seamless and breathtaking videowalls. The 55-inch display includes BenQ's Multiple Display Administrator application to control and monitor multiple displays remotely with ease, and the optional Color Calibration solution that automatically unifies the color profile of each videowall display for easy setup and installation.

Billions of Colors for Vibrant, True-to-Life Images: BenQ Colorific™ Projectors
Leading BenQ's Colorific™ projector portfolio is the high-brightness PU9730. Designed to bring premium brightness to command and control centers, houses of worship, classrooms, and conference room settings, the all-new WUXGA device delivers an incredibly bright 7,000 Colorific lumens compliant to the Rec. 709 color gamut. Installations are extra easy thanks to powered focus, zoom, and lens shifting; lens memory; mechanical shutter capabilities; and the addition of seven optional lenses for more flexibility. Also new to the high-brightness series is the Colorific 6,000-lumen TH963. Featuring an impressive 11,000:1 contrast ratio and full HD 1080p resolution, the professional large-venue projector includes BenQ's Colorific image quality and optional lens flexibility for simpler setups.

Shown for the first time in North America, BenQ's ultra short throw MW853UST projector for the connected education sector brings enhanced interactivity to projection-based classrooms. Using dual screen capabilities, two MW853UST units can easily enlarge the projection area of any learning space allowing up to four participants to simultaneously collaborate on dual wide screens as large as 190 inches. Featuring auto calibration, the device allows teachers and students to interact using up to four PointWrite™ pens or via finger-touch technology for simple hands-on collaboration directly on the screen. Easy to set up and install, the MW853UST features a wall mount plate integrated directly onto the projector, 3D PC and Blu-ray readiness, and double 10W speakers, creating a complete multimedia solution that turns classrooms into collaborative and engaging learning spaces.

To augment collaboration within business settings, the multipurpose MH740 projector provides a crisp 11,000:1 contrast ratio, 4,000 Colorific lumens of brightness, and full HD 1080p resolution. For added convenience, the unit is equipped with integrated 10W speakers and the ability to cast 3D content directly from PCs and Blu-ray devices, allowing presenters to enjoy lifelike experiences without sacrificing setup speed. For IT managers, the MH740's LAN control feature simplifies facility-wide maintenance by allowing easy remote monitoring and control directly from workstations. To lower total cost of ownership, the projector features BenQ's SmartEco™ technology, which automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver up to 3,500 hours of lamp life.

For content everywhere portability, the compact and easy to use Ultra-Lite GP20 projector offers LED projection backed by 700 Colorific lumens, native WXGA resolution, and support for resolutions up to UXGA. With features such as mirroring for devices equipped with Mobile High-definition Link (MHL), the GP20 enables easy notebook PC, cable, console gaming, or smart device connection to transfer small-screen content directly to the projector from any portable device. The GP20 also offers simple wireless streaming from MHL-compatible Roku and Chromecast players, allowing users to enjoy cloud content from popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, Aereo, and more. PC 3D-ready, the GP20 lets users share HD-quality movies, videos, photos, games, and presentations on any wall or video screen, casting up to a 10-foot diagonal image from 10 feet away.

Professional Performance With Increased Visual Comfort: BenQ RevolutionEyes™ Monitors
BenQ's 32-inch 4K Ultra HD BL3201PT wide quad high-definition (WQHD) professional monitor is designed for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). With an AHVA panel enabling 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, the unit's 2560x1440 resolution brings 77 percent more working space to users. Displaying graphics at 4K, the eye-care monitor enables higher pixels per inch (ppi) for a sharper, more precise viewing experience. With the monitor's unique CAD/CAM mode, users obtain a special color map for popular CAD programs, which makes small details in wireframes more visible, while the unit's Display Pilot software enables users to change color settings automatically based on specific applications. To further simplify design workflows, the unit's Auto-Pivot function automatically rotates and partitions content when the display is turned from landscape to portrait mode and vice versa. To increase user comfort during long periods of computer use, the BL3201PT also incorporates BenQ's exclusive ZeroFlicker™ technology.

Made specifically for creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers who rely heavily on color accuracy, BenQ's PG2401PT certified color management monitor provides reliable, printing-certified soft-proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price. To facilitate collaboration between professionals, the self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor also covers 100 percent CMYK, 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, and is designed to take advantage of today's most popular cloud-based color proofing services such as Adobe's Creative Cloud and PantoneLIVE. To further ensure that on-screen colors visually match off-the-press colors for accurate reproduction, the PG2401PT is FograCert Softproof certified, as well as SWOP & GRACoL certified by the IDEAlliance.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America1, the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific™ projectors, RevolutionEyes™ monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlit monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

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1 Based upon Q4'13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
  Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life," BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life."

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.



BenQ is Attending infoComm14 - Join us!

Posted by Bob Raymond on Tue, May 13, 2014

See the latest BenQ technologies for video, display, projection, digital signage and much more at InfoComm 2014.

Visit BenQ Booth # C8531 where we will be featuring

  • Exquisite 84" 4K panel
  • 7,000 lumens WUXGA Colorific™ projector
  • 70" classroom interactive touch panel
  • 55" dual-sided 1" thick digital signage
  • Technology tips and a chance to win special prizes

To obtain a Free Exhibit Hall Pass, use the following BenQ VIP Code when registering: BEN871

To register, use our InfoComm Widget on the side of this page.


Topics: BenQ America, infocomm, benq infocomm, infocomm2014,

BenQ America Corp. Announces XL-Z Series Gaming Monitor Firmware Update And Support for Authorized Third-Party Software Utilities

Posted by Bob Raymond on Fri, Mar 21, 2014

BenQ XL2720Z Gaming MonitorThe belief behind our gaming monitors is simple. Deliver market-first features that give you, the gamer, an opportunity to edge out your opponents. That's why we design all of our gaming products in close collaboration with professional gamers. Using behind-the-scenes input, testing, and feedback, our engineers are able to develop significant innovations that create amazing onscreen experiences for all gaming enthusiasts and pro gamers.

With the release of our new XL-Z Series, we pushed the limits of performance once again by becoming the first major brand to provide blur reduction technology on our monitors. Using this technique, blurring effects are dramatically reduced on the majority of the screen to provide a smoother game play. This doesn't mean that ghosting and/or crosstalk have been entirely eliminated (low levels can still occur), but you will notice a substantial improvement in the way action moves across your screen. Last year, we tested our blur reduction breakthrough with several professional gamers and at high profile events, and the response was so enthusiastically positive, that we decided to include the feature on our entire line of XL Series monitors.

Thanks to your valued feedback, we're releasing a firmware update for our current XL-Z Series monitors to enable the use of select BenQ-authorized third party optimization utilities. The new Blur Busters Strobe Utility for our XL-Z Series monitors – which is available now – enables the optimization of our XL-Z Series monitor's blur reduction settings to allow you to customize it according to your own personal gaming preferences. Although our monitors are already optimized for high speed gaming, this optional utility lets you personalize the monitor's blur reduction settings even further. Yet again, BenQ is first-to-market with this type of capability, and we're excited to offer you flexible options to achieve the best possible gaming experience.

For gamers/users with XL-Z Series monitors who would like to further customize their blur reduction functions beyond factory settings, BenQ America Corp. will provide an optional free service update to install the new firmware – you only have to pay the shipping to our service center.

Download the XL-Z Series Gaming Monitor Firmware Update document (PDF - 386kb) and follow the three simple steps to return your unit.

Download Instructions PDF

If you have any questions or need additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact the BenQ America Corp. support team at 1.866.600.2367.

Topics: benq gaming monitor, gaming monitors, ghosting, XL-Z Series Gaming Monitors, blur reduction

Start the New Year with Super Rebates!

Posted by Bob Raymond on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Take advantage of the dynamite deals on BenQ's top performing projectors – while supplies last! Contact your BenQ Sales Representative to learn more today.

Super Rebates on W1070 & W1500
With BenQ's W1070 and W1500 home theater projectors, the big game's larger-than-life action is within reach. The 3D-ready, 1080P projectors are now available at a super value!

W1070 Home Theater Projector

  • Award-winning 3D home entertainment projector
  • 5-Star Value Rating
  • W1070 
  • Reg. Price $999
  • Now $100 SAVINGS = $899
  • Learn More 

Watch 3D in your media room or anywhere in your house or yard – wirelessly!

W1500 Home Theater Projector

  • Brilliant & surprisingly affordable 
  • W1500
  • Reg. Price $1,699
  • Now $100 SAVINGS = $1,599
  • Learn More 

Versatile MS616ST at an outstanding value
BenQ's MS616ST is a 3D SVGA projector that's flexible enough for just about any setting – from high impact presentations and data-rich spreadsheets to dynamic movies and fast action video games.

MS616ST Short Throw Projector>> 2500 ANSI lumen high brightness
>> 13000:1 high contrast ratio
>> SmartEco™ Lamp Saving Technology

  • MS616ST
  • Reg. Price $469
  • Now $100 SAVINGS = $369
  • Learn More 

New M5 Series Projectors are Brighter with Longer Lamp Life

Posted by Bob Raymond on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

New Projectors Offer Ultra-Bright 3000 ANSI Lumens, New Presenter Tools, and
Up to 10,000 Hours of Lamp Life

MS521 ProjectorWe introduced our revamped line of M5 series projectors on October 31st this year. Comprised of the MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522, and MW523, the projectors specifically designed for small to medium-sized spaces, now bring an ultra-bright 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, Colorific™ image quality, and an astounding 10,000 hours of maximum lamp life for home, business, and education settings. The projector family's newest products also feature both Blu-ray and stereoscopic 3D support in addition to a wide range of new presenter tools.

Download the upgrade/comparison chart.

lcdm ms521 305x224Read the full press release.

Learn more about the M5 Series Projectors:

We look forward to your feedback.

Many thanks,

BenQ Projector Marketing Team

Topics: green projectors, classroom projector, DLP Projector, energy saving projectors, business projecter, high brightness projectors, BenQ projectors, digital projector

BenQ MX661 Projector Simplifies Wireless Presentations for BYOD Applications

Posted by Bob Raymond on Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Now Shipping, Corporate Projector Introduces Latest QPresenter App for Handheld Device Sharing

Conference Room Projector PictureBenQ America Corp. announced on 23 June 2013 the availability of its new MX661 projector. Designed for corporate applications, the device features 3,000 lumens of brightness, a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and energy-saving technology to lower the projector's total cost of ownership (TCO). Delivering an amazing one billion stunning colors, the MX661 offers Colorific™ image quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. With the MX661, BenQ is also introducing its latest version of QPresenter — the wireless software app that lets presenters and participants share files directly from their handheld devices.

MX661 Interactive Projector ImageTo balance superior image quality with today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) requirements, BenQ's MX661 uses XGA native resolution to bring more picture details to the screen. When paired with the QPresenter app, up to four participants can collaborate and share documents, photos, and Internet content directly from their tablets to the boardroom's projection display. Users can also collaborate on Office and iWork® documents, capture live photos, as well as upload and download files directly from iTunes®, Dropbox, or their email accounts.

Learn more by reading the full press release.

Buy an MX661

Topics: classroom projector, DLP Projector, business projecter, BenQ America, BenQ projectors, XGA projectors, digital projector

BenQ Donates MX813ST Classroom Projector to Boost Interactive Learning for United Teachers of Dade

Posted by Bob Raymond on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

On 11 July, BenQ announced that the company donated a MX813ST short-throw projector to the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its teaching staff. As part of UTD's Professional Development, Best Practices for Interactive Whiteboard Program, a teacher will be using the projector to help transform classroom learning into a more interactive experience.

This is a very interesting time for teaching professionals and the entire education sector," said Charles Belekis, Specialist of Educational Policy, UTD. "With so many new tools at their disposal, teachers are rethinking the way they present their lesson plans, as access to technology continues to change the way students learn. Thanks to our new development program and with the help of companies like BenQ, we are able bridge the knowledge gap, bringing more collaborative, next-generation classroom experiences to both our teachers and students."

Buy the MX813ST

Read the Full Press Release

Topics: classroom projector, DLP Projector, short throw projector, BenQ America, BenQ projectors

BenQ Introduces Amazing ZeroFlicker™ Technology for Gaming at MLG Spring Championship

Posted by Bob Raymond on Fri, Jun 28, 2013

eSports Athletes Get First Look at New LED Monitor Innovation That Eliminates Flicker Issues for Longer, More Comfortable Gaming Sessions

BenQ gaming monitorBenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, announced on June 27th that as the official gaming sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), it will be unveiling its new ZeroFlicker™ Technology at the 2013 MLG Spring Championship held in Anaheim, Calif., June 28-30. Designed with gamers in mind, the new technology is engineered to eliminate traditional LED flicker issues in monitors, supporting eSports enthusiasts in longer gaming sessions by providing more comfort during competitive play.

ZeroFlicker will be available on BenQ's new XL2420TE monitor in July before being gradually incorporated into all BenQ gaming monitors. ZeroFlicker Technology provides a new direct lighting system that enables gamers to practice during longer periods thanks to improved LED comfort. As a result, eSports athletes and amateur gamers alike are able to experience fast, flicker-free gaming on devices that are built specifically for the requirements of today's competitive gaming situations where speed, comfort, and control are paramount to success.

>> BUY the new XL2420TE!

>> Read the Full Press Release!

Topics: benq gaming monitor, major league gaming, LED display, LED monitor, BenQ America

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