Since the beginning of the RGB craze, cooling fans, motherboards, graphics cards, keyboards, etc have all been RGB-fied in order to meet the ‘demand’ of most users nowadays. VIVIFY, a leading brand of premium fiber optic cables has decided to bring that to the next level with the announcement of its ARQUUS W73.

VIVIFY ARQUUS W73 4K Gaming HDMI 2.0b RGB Cable (1)

ARQUUS W73 Specifications

HDMI Version HDMI 2.0b
Support 4K60Hz @RGB, 8-bit YCbCr 4:4:4, 12-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 (4096×2160 / 3840×2160), ARC, HDR 10, HDCP 2.2
Bandwidth 18Gbps
Cable size 9ft (2.7M) / 15ft (4.5M)
Audio Max 7.1ch / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD MA
Warranty 2 years
Operation Environment -30°C ~75°C
Storage Environment 40°C~85°C / 85% RH
Pull Testing 12 kgf

The VIVIFY ARQUUS W73 is probably the first of its kind, hence the world’s first 4K gaming HDMI 2.0b light-up cable featuring a fancy RGB light-up effect through the cable itself. The fiber optic HDMI cable caters to console, PC, and home theater enthusiasts with support for 4K at high frame rates and color depth settings; it has been tested and approved by DPL Labs’ highest 4K certification standard for 4K compatibility, a bandwidth of 18Gbps and deep color.

The patent-pending light-up cable is only made possible through experimentation with different types of plastic fiber material and countless hours of fine-tuning the light diffuser to achieve such smooth light-up for up to 15ft/4.5meters on a flat and flexible HDMI cable. Users can switch between a color cycling mode or 7 color options (red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue and purple) via the included touch sensor – not software controlled.

According to VIVIFY, the ARQUUS W73 is compatible with HDR 10, HDCP 2.2 and supports 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz. It also obtained the DPL4K 18G-DC certification from DPL Labs, the highest standard for 4K compatibility. The certification ensures 4K compatibility at varying frame rate, color depth, and color sampling settings, up to 4K60Hz @ 8-bit 4:4:4 or 12-bit 4:2:2. More details here.

VIVIFY ARQUUS W73 4K Gaming HDMI 2.0b RGB Cable (2)

Availability

The ARQUUS W73 is currently available to purchase on the VIVIFY website. It comes with a standard 2-year warranty and is available in 9ft (2.7m) and 15ft (4.5m) lengths at $79.99 and $99.99, respectively.

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