CES - BenQ Redefines Portable Audio With treVolo -- the World's First Electrostatic Bluetooth(R) Speaker

Stylish New Speaker Delivers Unparalleled Highs and Accurate Bass to Let Music Take Flight for Up to Twelve Straight Hours

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Dec. 10, 2014 -- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider, today entered the audio market by introducing treVolo, the company's first audiophile-grade Bluetooth(R) speaker. Designed to bring authentic audio experiences to any portable setting, treVolo allows enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite vocals the way they were intended to be heard. Featuring electrostatic speaker technology, a collapsible wing design, and bidirectional sound reproduction through three audio profile modes, the market's newest game-changer allows today's passionate music fans to enjoy soaring sound from any device.

"Audiophile-grade sound has never traveled so well," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "With a stunning portable design, electrostatic speaker technology, and aptX Bluetooth integration, treVolo lets users listen to their music anytime, anywhere. Offering up to twelve hours of continuous play from streaming music services or handheld devices, music lovers can enjoy extraordinary vocal clarity, expressive bass, and uninterrupted on-the-go sessions on a single charge with treVolo."

Engineered specifically for today's discriminating audio enthusiasts, BenQ's treVolo portable speaker uses electrostatic technology to provide the overall tonal balance that was previously only available on high-end, floor-standing speakers. Delivering superior sonic quality, the technology guarantees that every musical nuance is transported crisply and cleanly -- setting a new standard in wireless speakers. treVolo's main electrostatic drivers emit sound forward and backward, making it more spacious and natural. For accurate bass, the speaker features dual woofers with dual passive radiators, while the speaker's quad-amplified design optimizes driver output for maximum performance.

Available in silver or black, the beautifully crafted treVolo features collapsible wings that allow for easy transport, plus its timeless anodized metal finish with polished details adds an air of elegance to any listening environment. In addition, a speakerphone function with noise-cancelling microphone enables users to make and take calls anywhere, even in noisy spaces.

Designed for audiophiles, treVolo features three preset audio profile modes to generate unique electrostatic sound signatures that optimize any type of music. Using its "Pure" default mode, treVolo provides balanced tonal accuracy with minimal equalization to maintain a song's natural detail. For a softer sound experience, the device's "Warm" mode generates a more traditional Bluetooth speaker sound with emphasis on accurate bass reproduction. Lastly, treVolo's "Vivid" mode allows users to accentuate vocal melodies or lead instruments such as guitars, horns, or other elements in complex multitrack recordings. As a result, listeners can easily customize their audio experience -- regardless of musical genre, recording technique, or device.

Using aptX Bluetooth wireless technology, treVolo allows music aficionados to instantly pair handheld devices including iPhones(R), Android(TM) devices, tablets, or PCs without the limitations of line inputs or the need for power outlets. As a result, listeners can unleash portable sound directly from streaming music services such as iTunes(R), Pandora(R), Spotify(R), or any personal digital library using a compact, versatile, and stylish solution. Incredibly flexible, treVolo adds a 16-bit digital USB input for enhanced connectivity from any PC, tablet, or audio player, as well as an analog line-out function that enables the unit to operate as a Bluetooth receiver in a home environment if desired.

BenQ's treVolo electrostatic Bluetooth speaker goes on sale today, just in time for the holidays, at $299 retail. To learn more about treVolo, electrostatic speaker technology, and more, please visit www.BenQtreVolo.com.

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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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1). 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(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, and lifestyle lighting 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 backlight 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.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q3'14 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, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications, and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 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., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.


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