Philips Evnia unveiled as a new gaming monitor and peripherals brand
Philips has unveiled a new gaming peripherals brand called Evnia that will incorporate monitors, gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and even mousemats.
Headlining the launch are two high-spec gaming monitors, a 42in 4k 138Hz OLED (42M2N8900) and a 34in QD OLED panel with full local backlight dimming (34M2C7600MV). Both boast impressive specs and will incorporate Philips Ambiglow technology for casting a screen-matching wash of light behind the monitor.
The whole lineup also has a matching design, with RGB strips running down the backs of the monitors, down the sides of the headsets and around the edges of the keyboards and mice. The highest-end 7000 and 8000 series of products come in a fetching white and silver colouring while the lower-rung 5000 and 3000 series products come in a more plain-looking black finish.
The first product in the lineup to get a release date will be the 34M2C7600MV. It arrives in December and brings with it a curved 3440 x 1440 resolution, 165Hz refresh rate QD OLED IPS panel with a DisoplayHDR 1400 certification thanks to 1,152 mini-LED backlight zones. Pricing is set to be high, with an MSRP of €2,069, but the monitor does include premium features like USB-C connectivity, KVM support, and in-built speakers.
Next up will be the Philips Evnia 42M2N8900, 34M2C8600 and 27M2C5500W that all arrive in January. Alongside the 42in 4k OLED 42M2N8900, the 34M2C8600 and 27M2C5500W are more conventional LCD panels, the former using a 34in, 3440 x 1440 QD OLED IPS panel and the latter using a 27in, 1440p VA panel. Prices are €1959, €1849, and €579 respectively.
Coming much later - in June 2023 - will be the range of accessories that includes two keyboards (SPK8508 and SPK8708), two mice (SPK9508 and SPK9708), two headsets (TAG5208 and TAG7208), and one mouse pad (SPL7508).
We tried various combinations of the upcoming devices at a launch event for the new brand and were generally impressed with the sleek white and silver styling of the top-tier products. The highest-end monitors all looked and felt fast too. The peripherals were less obviously compelling, with the keyboards and headsets feeling fairly generic - though smart-looking - and the mice feeling quite heavy and bulky.