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"What's Your Velocity?" grand prize winner
Posted by Kate Ashley - Executive Director, Marketing & Retail Channel

Our hearty congratulations to Rivetz, the grand prize winner of Velocity Micro's first ever video contest, "What's Your Velocity?" Rivetz's entry was original and creative - making use of the theme to create a video that was witty and highly entertaining. We encourage you to check out the video here.

Many thanks to all who entered the contest - your videos were creative, unique, gripping, and incredibly fun to watch.

This is just the first of many contests we hope to host. Please stay tuned for more information.
[6.16.2008 @ 12:35 PM]  [0 comments]  [Digg it]

Congratulations video contest finalists!
Posted by Kate Ashley - Executive Director, Marketing & Retail Channel

Friday we announced the top ten finalists for our "What's Your Velocity?" video contest. It was an extremely difficult decision - there were so many amazing video submissions. Our congtatulations to all who participated.

In no particular order, the top ten finalists are:

Test Mad, "My Velocity Micro Video Entry"
Hagard Productions, "Velocity: the Power to Fight Back"
Stacydp, "What's Your Velocity - Pixie"
MNY3020, the infomercial
Rivetz, "What's Your Velocity?"
Hunter08721, "Whats Your Velocity: Glad You Asked"
Rivetz, "Save Chet"
Leahzero, "CPU Race"
Penguisher, "What's Your Velocity?"
waistworks, "Shifft Into Overdrive"

View all the finalists at our contest page. Stay tuned this Friday when we announce the grand prize winner and runners up!
[6.09.2008 @ 9:41 AM]  [3 comments]  [Digg it]

So...what's new?
Posted by Ben Smelley - Manager, Product Development & Quality Control

A seemingly simple question, yet overly complex at the same time. Honestly, in regards to components, when in the technology industry is anything the same for an extended period of time? With the exception of the floppy drive, there is hardly anything that isn't being constantly updated, refreshed, improved, or completely overhauled.

In a world where innovation, at least so-called innovation, reigns supreme, how do you discern what's new and improved against what's simply new for the sake of being new? Much of the PC industry (manufacturers specifically) is hung up on the term "innovate", but can anyone legitimately show me where anyone is innovating? I can. The key to "innovation" is being able to develop and launch these new products, but still offer to your customers the value they deserve. Keeping your product lines on the bleeding edge while not making your customers bleed for it should be the #1 goal of any PC manufacturer. We have built a solid foundation around this formula.

What makes us so successful? Our loyalty and sense of duty to you, our customer - current and potential. That is what the Velocity Experience is all about. That is what we mean by "building the perfect PC experience".

Call our sales line, talk to us about your computing needs, let us build a system to your exact specifications and support it like you have always dreamed someone could. Trust us with your digital life. Computers have become an intricate part in all of our lives. Doesn't your experience deserve to be the best available? We think so.
[6.04.2008 @ 5:45 PM]  [0 comments]  [Digg it]

Fun Things to Do with Your CineMagix Home Theater
Posted by Chip Lowell - VP Sales and Marketing

I am a huge PC game enthusiast - but second to gaming, I love whole house audio, video and automation. A lot of folks that buy our cool home theater PCs (HTPC) named "CineMagix" get them strictly to put in their living rooms. That is certainly where I have mine. Why a "PC" in your entertainment area? Firstly, it frees up all kinds of other hardware. No need for a CD or DVD changer - all my music and movies are on the storage system. No need for a Blu-ray player - it's built in! And when I play DVD's they are upconverted and look incredible! I don't need to pay my cable company for their DVR rental or get a Tivo and its monthly service fee - Vista Media Center does a WAY better job of helping me choose my shows and record them. Best of all, I'm not limited to the hard drive in one of those systems; I can expand my video storage as I need to. And, my wife can finally show off all our digital pictures - easier than using a digital photo frame!

But, having all that in my living room is really just the beginning. What you may not realize is the ease of which you can get your pictures, music and videos throughout the house. The easiest whole media solution is just get and XBox 360, run a network cable to it and hook one to each TV in the house. They become "extenders" and have the same functions as your main media server. Watch any recorded or live show, listen to any/all of your music, view your pictures and video library! It's great!

Now, not everyone wants video and pictures. And the downside to and XBox or other extender, is you need a display of some kind. Some of you just want great music all over the house. There are lots of ways to do it, but my favorites are products by Sonos and Logitech.

Check out the Sonos zone players here.

See the Logitech Squeezebox here.

Both companies make great wireless, audio zone systems. They are easy to set up and use.

So, start with a killer CineMagix Home Theater in your entertainment center as your main piece of gear - and as a solution for whole home media, start with an XBox 360 -- or just do music with a Sonos or a Squeezebox or two. You'll feel like you're controlling your world!
[6.03.2008 @ 3:53 PM]  [0 comments]  [Digg it]

and so ends the first ever Velocity video contest
Posted by Kate Ashley - Executive Director, Marketing & Retail Channel

With creative movie makers toiling to the last possible moment to get their videos in before yesterday's deadline, the Velocity Micro "What's Your Velocity?" video contest has come to a close. We've just accepted our last entries - over 60 in all with everything from public service announcements and Velocity "infomercials" to cinematic gameplay videos to songs and skits and more.

We were floored by the sheer genius, creativity, and untold hours of blood, sweat, and tears in all entries.

The grand prize winner and runners up will be announced at noon on June 13th.

We'd love to hear from you - which videos did you like best?

Thanks to everyone who entered - best of luck to you!
[6.02.2008 @ 7:04 AM]  [0 comments]  [Digg it]

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