Lenovo ThinkPad, Yoga Headphones Launched; Portable USB Type-C Monitor Unveiled at MWC 2019

along with refreshing several of its ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops at MWC 2019, Lenovo has Introduced two Brand New pairs of headphones designed to match its ThinkPad and Yoga Apparatus, plus a Mobile USB Type-C companion Screen for Notebooks.

The company has not yet discussed plans or timelines for launches in other regions.

The two pairs of headphones have exactly the very same features including active sound cancellation, but are styled differently, to fit their namesake merchandise lines. The ThinkPad X1 ANC is dark gray and has been created in partnership with Dolby and Synaptics to tune the sound and generate a six-mic array with no protruding arm. Utilizing a hybrid of active noise cancelation (ANC) and digital noise cancelation (ENC), the ThinkPad X1 ANC is meant to let users collaborate through video and voice conferencing platforms and readily interact with voice supporters in their devices.

The Yoga ANC headset includes a white finish but features the identical aluminum caps on its earpieces since the ThinkPad X1 ANC. This model also has hybrid ANC and ENC to filter out backgraound noise. Both pairs of cans encourage Bluetooth 5 and may also be used and billed using a USB Type-C cable. Both are also collapsible for simple storage. Lenovo hasn’t published detailed specifications about the audio characteristics and battery lifetime of both of these cans, but appears to be targeting them longer for calls than for audio.

The ThinkVision M14 portable monitor is supposed to enhance productivity by providing laptop users screen space to use. The system uses a single USB Type-C cable to attach to any PC or notebook and doesn’t need an external power source. There are USB Type-C interfaces on both sides of the device, to make positioning easier. Additionally, it supports pass-through power to control a notebook if plugged into a wall outlet.

The screen measures 14 inches diagonally and has a full-HD resolution. A height-adjustable pliers must be enough to help raise the screen to match a notebook placed alongside it. The maximum brightness is 300nits. Lenovo has designed it to be portable, so that it weighs 595g and can be 4.6mm thick, so that it can slip into a bag along with a laptop.