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January 04, 2016 08:00 ET

Monoprice Unveils Expanded Drone, USB-C, Outdoor Technology, 3D Printing, Mobile and Audio Lineup at CES 2016

New Monoprice-Branded Drones, 27-Inch USB-C 4K Monitor, 34-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide QHD Display, Rapid Print Printer and More Offer Premium Quality at Unmatched Prices

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 04, 2016) - Monoprice®, a leading e-tailer for affordably priced and high-quality tech gear and accessories, today announced new and expanded product categories featuring the latest and most popular technologies for professional and personal applications at CES® 2016. Learn-to-fly, FPV and follow-me drones, a cutting-edge 27-inch USB-C 4K monitor, stunning 34-inch curved ultra-wide QHD display, power cache, entry level and rapid print 3D printers, among new mobile accessories, rugged outdoor technologies and high-performance audio products, will be on display with interactive demonstrations at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Suite 476.

"One of our greatest strengths is our ability to identify trends and demands in consumer technology and increase the adoption rate by delivering consistently high-quality electronics at fair prices," said Bernard Luthi, president at Monoprice. "This year, we're focused on providing greater accessibility to the emerging product categories consumers are enthusiastic about, but at prices far below industry offerings. We never make compromises on design and functionality, and this expanded lineup is evidence of our continued commitment to product excellence."

Monoprice continues to fill a void in the consumer technology market by delivering affordable, best-in-class technology for consumers and businesses that's on-par with well-known national brands. Its suite at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will feature numerous product stations built around the following product categories:

Drones

In October, Monoprice introduced a carefully curated drone selection from top brands including Hubsan®, DJI® and Walkera®. Today, the company debuts its first namesake line of entry-level, enthusiast and prosumer-grade drones offering premium build quality, ease-of-use and high-quality video at affordable prices ranging from $39.99 to $349.99. At CES, Monoprice will showcase the Falcon FPV Racing Quadcopter, a ready-to-fly, compact drone with three flight modes, an adaptable pitch control system, GPS geofencing and upgraded servo mounts to give the best flight experience. This racing drone is compatible with opensource CC3D software and utilizes 4S Tilt Rotors to reach speeds up to 75 mph. To sweeten the category, Monoprice will continue to offer bundles, spare parts and accessories that are in stock and ready to ship from the US.

USB-C 4K and Curved Ultra-Wide QHD Displays

As multiple monitors grow in popularity in the workplace and in gaming, consumers can now have a truly immersive viewing experience with new offerings that integrate USB-C data speeds and premium video.

  • 27-inch USB-C 4K PixelPerfect Monitor ($499.99) - on the heels of releasing the first USB-C cables in 2015, Monoprice unveils its first 27-inch 4K LG® IPS display, offering USB 3.0 expansion ports, striking color reproduction and the convenience of 100-watt USB-C power delivery to charge laptops, mobile devices and other accessories. The company also broadens its USB-C accessory line, the largest selection of any retailer or brand, to include more adapters, high-capacity power banks and cables.
  • 34-inch Curved Ultra-Wide QHD PixelPerfect Monitor ($499.99) - serving as a dual monitor for increased productivity with an assortment of video inputs or to bring high-quality entertainment to your desktop, this curved display features a refresh rate of 75Hz at 1440P, ideal for gaming, exceptional color reproduction, and viewing angles with 99 percent Adobe® sRGB color support.

Outdoor Technology

Believing outdoor experiences must be met with the very best in tech gear, Monoprice enters the outdoor technology category to bring to consumers a selection of premium, durable and affordable gear.

  • Power Cache (starting at $179.99) - the e-tailer's first power inverter offers higher wattage, more charging ports and a longer warranty compared to industry competitor warranties.
  • IP65 Rugged Power Banks, 7,800mAh and 10,050mAh ($24.99 - $29.99) - these sealed cases made of resilient materials and a heavyweight construction protect the battery from dust and water, while the USB port cover preserves battery function in harsh weather conditions.
  • Rugged Water Resistant Portable Speakers ($19.99 - $34.99) - designed to easily clip to a backpack for carefree use, these 5-watt and 10-watt Bluetooth® speakers are splash proof and deliver solid sound performance, perfect for any outdoor adventure.

3D Printing

Monoprice continues its crusade to bring the maker movement to the masses with the debut of three 3D printers boasting solid constructions, exceptional print quality and easy assembly at prices far below the industry standard. New products include a $199.99 ready-to-print Maker Spark 3D Printer featuring preloaded designs, a $299.99 Maker DLP 3D Printer offering laser printing precision and a $999.99 Maker CNC Mill for printing hard materials like wood and metal.

Mobile Accessories

Consumers shouldn't sacrifice great sound, power and protection at the expense of industry high costs. Monoprice broadens its mobile accessories category to include its first dual driver headphone that costs one tenth the price of competing ear buds, a large portable Bluetooth speaker, a high-capacity USB-C power bank and a new multifunctional, protective carryall line.

  • Dual Driver Ear Buds ($19.99) - each earpiece contains two 6 mm speakers guaranteed to deliver deep bass and immersive sound at high and low frequencies. The cable sleeve is made of high tensile strength and bend-resistant materials for durability and flexibility, and includes and in-line mic and controls.
  • Large Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($49.99) - a lightweight portable Bluetooth speaker offering big sound and the added benefit of mobile charging, perfect where power sources are limited. Battery life provides up to 8 hours of music playback.
  • Select Series Power Bank USB-C, 10,000mAh ($29.99) - the first mass-market USB-C power bank with bidirectional functions for charging and re-charging your USB-C devices.
  • Tactical Backpacks and Sleeves ($19.99 - $49.99) - combines style, comfort, function and protection with MOLLE straps for housing large and small gadgets safely and securely. Tactical notebook sleeves come in 13-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch sizes.

Home Audio

The first true audiophile experience from Monoprice, the Monolith7 Flagship Audiophile Amp ($1,499.99) is rated at a full 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 300 watts per channel into 4 ohms (all channels driven). The Monolith7 is capable of driving the most demanding home theater systems and dynamic soundtracks, while also articulating all the subtle sonic details in music for just a quarter of the price of some competing audiophile amplifiers.

Monoprice's new offerings will be introduced in the U.S. market in Q1 of 2016. If interested in scheduling a meeting, please contact Monoprice@HavasFormula.com or call 619.234.0345. For more information about Monoprice and its category offerings, please visit www.Monoprice.com

About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com)

Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in providing more than 6,500 high-quality yet affordable electronics and tech products. As an industry innovator, Monoprice fills a void in the consumer technology market by delivering exceptional products that are on par with the best known national brands at prices far below the retail average with incomparable speed and service. Maintaining a business philosophy that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring simplicity, fairness and confidence to consumers and businesses shopping for big-ticket electronics and tech accessories. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. Monoprice is a subsidiary of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR).

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