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.
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|
|Cable size||9ft (2.7M) / 15ft (4.5M)|
|Audio||Max 7.1ch / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD MA|
|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.
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.