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Schneider Electric unveils the first eSports-certified UPS designed for gaming gear, the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming

APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming eSports-certified UPS (Source: Schneider Electric)
APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming eSports-certified UPS (Source: Schneider Electric)
The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS features sine-wave battery backup and automatic voltage regulation combined with a set of features that enable it to protect gaming systems and accessories from "more than seven different types of power interruptions." Pre-orders will go live soon at Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Microcenter.

Last month, Schneider Electric announced the launch of the entirely new APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS, the first eSports-certified UPS designed to protect gaming gear. Now, these new accessories that can save your hardware from electric hazards can be finally pre-ordered and shipments should begin before the end of the month.

The BGM1500 model that is listed on Amazon and other online stores for US$259.99 sports an interactive LCD panel with a Reactor Circle that changes color to alert of dips, surges, and remaining power. The list of features is generous for a device from this category and includes customizable RGB ambient LED lighting, six battery backup outlets and four outlets with surge protection only, three USB charging ports (two USB-A and one USB-C), Active PFC compatible automatic voltage regulation, surge-protected 1 Gb data line ports, gold-plated co-axial ports, as well as hot-swappable batteries.

Depending on your region, the new eSports-certified UPS might arrive sooner or later. Those interested in this new piece of hardware should sign-up on this page to get notified as soon as the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming becomes available in their area.

[Bye-Bye Drop Penalties] First Esports-Certified UPS Designed for Gaming Gear is Here
Last month — Schneider Electric announced the October 2020 launch of its all-new, APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS. Today, as a newly announced D&H Certified Esports Provider, Schneider Electric shares the direct benefits that their new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) offers competitive gamers. 
Professional players are sought after for their skills, but also their reliability and reputation. Unfortunately, tens of millions of gamers a year are disconnected unexpectedly due to power outages — and resulting penalties are the same whether you lost power or just quit.
Now, thanks to the upcoming APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS, esports enthusiasts and pros alike can play with peace of mind, knowing their reputation won’t be tarnished over something outside their control. That’s because this brand-new UPS features sine wave battery backup power, delivering the smooth electrical current required by sensitive electronics and AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) to help protect against power irregularities and resulting glitches during an outage.
As esports teams invest in new equipment and spend more time competing in a remote environment, protecting their livelihood is critical. It’s about staying in the game. From surge protection and battery backup power, to the patented new reactor circle design that gives vital information at a mere glance, the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming is made to keep players stay focused on your game. Adding the APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS to their battlestations/entertainment centers allows athletes to be confident that they will remain:
  • Protected: A gaming battery backup protects valuable gaming systems from more than seven different types of power interruptions
  • Connected: After shutting down a game, the system continues to provide power to a router and/or modem
  • In the Game: If the power is interrupted or lost during play, backup power allows gamers to finish a match and reap the rewards that would have otherwise been lost 
The all-new APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS features for competitive play:
  • Reactor Circle: When the Gaming UPS is on battery backup power, the reactor circle ticks down so you can see how much time is left at a glance
  • 160 Degree Slant: APC made sure the reactor circle is titled at 160 degrees, so it’s visible from nearly every angle
  • Functional Lighting: When the Gaming UPS detects a power anomaly — like surges, dips, and even wiring faults — it notifies you with pulsing lights
A first look at the new APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS can be seen in this teaser video:
[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/APC-GamingUPS-YT
[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/APC-GamingUPS-DL
The APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming UPS will be available for pre-order at retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo, and soon Best Buy and Microcenter. For more information on the product and availability, sign up here: https://uberstrategist.link/APC-GamingUPS-Landing.
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Codrut Nistor, 2020-10- 6 (Update: 2020-10- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.