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Archive for October 20th, 2018

Sennheiser PC160 Gaming Headset @ Trusted Reviews

Snip: When it comes to picking out a set of sound-conveying accessories, the choice is now more divergent and complicated than ever in this post-iPod world. Do you want a pair that you can take with you and use with your portable audio player, as well as being plugged in for long frag-a-thons?Are you an audiophile who won’t compromise on sound quality, or is VoIP such a massive part of your life that the mic is the deciding factor when it comes to your purchase? There’s also the complication of whether to have a headset that works over USB as a secondary soundcard versus just having a couple of audio jacks on the end. Full review @ Trusted Reviews



Sunbeam Silent Storm @ techPowerUp!

Snip: Sunbeam Tech was founded in 2000. They specialize in computer accessories, and some hardware. Sunbeam is known for their case lights and cooling products, including the well known Tuniq Tower. Today we have the Sunbeam Silent Storm on the test bench. It features a clean office look and a big "Core fan" which improves air flow through your case. Full review @ techPowerUp!



What’s With All This Dolby Stuff? @ Digital Trends

Snip: Following are a few pointedly asked questions and relatively simple answers. It?s not a definitive surround primer but maybe it will blow away a few clouds of gloom and perplexity. I could have made it simpler?but I could also have made it more complicated. Maybe this will be a good starting point for many of you. Full review @ Digital Trends



Scythe Quiet Drive Internal HDD Silencer @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Just when I thought that Scythe was just about producing processor coolers and power supplies, James sends me a HDD silencer aimed at keeping those fast speeding high capacity hard drives at bay. The Quiet Drive is aimed at users that want to have extreme quiet computers, while keeping it cool. Does it work? Lets check it out. Full review @ Pro-Clockers



Seagate’s 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 hard drive @ Tech Report

Snip: Since the first time?"Get Perpendicular" got stuck in our heads, we’ve anxiously anticipated the arrival of perpendicular recording technology. The wait has been long, especially on the desktop, but perpendicular recording has finally arrived in Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.10 hard drive. And it’s arrived in style. Seagate has exploited the new recording technology to offer a drive with a monstrous 750 GB capacity?50% more than any other drive on the market. Perpendicular recording does wonders for storage capacity, and thanks to denser platters, it can also improve drive performance. Couple those benefits with support for 300 MB/s Serial ATA transfer rates, Native Command Queuing, and up to 16 MB of cache, and the Barracuda 7200.10 starts to look pretty appealing. Throw in an industry-leading five year warranty and a cost per gigabyte that’s competitive with 500 GB drives, and you may quickly find yourself scrambling to justify a need for 750 GB of storage capacity. Is Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.10 as good as it sounds? And what’s the deal with perpendicular recording technology, anyway? Full review @ Tech Report



Spire VertiCool II CPU Cooler @ Techgage

Snip:?Summertime. We can’t get enough of it, but our computers absolutely hate it. So, we have another Spire cooler on the test bench, and this one looks promising. However, though it did a good job at what it was sent out to do, the installation hassle really holds back from this being a favorable cooler. Full review @ Techgage



Razer Copperhead Mouse @ 3DGameMan

Snip: It’s easy to see why many hardcore and professional gamers choose the Razer Copperhead Mouse. One of the most important aspects about any mouse is the overall comfort and feel of it in your hand. Considering there are all kinds of different hand sizes, designing a mouse is no small feat. This mouse is designed with the average size hand in mind and would be very comfortable for most people. It’s also ambidextrous, so lefties have no reason to be left out ;)! It comes with 7 programmable buttons and a scroll wheel, and all are quiet and easy to operate. To top it all off, there are three LED color choices. This product has feel, features, and finesse to boot! Full review @ 3DGameMan



SilverStone Nitrogon NT06 CPU Cooler Review @ MTB

Snip: The NT06 can be considered a hybrid heatsink which combines the cooling properties of both aluminum and copper. The top portion consists of a series of bonded aluminum fins that are encased in a black metal fan shroud. The fan shroud has 4 pre-drilled holes in order to accommodate the FM122 cooling fan. Full review @ MTB



Altec Lansing AHS615 Gaming Headset @ ThinkComputers

Snip: When gaming everything is important, your mouse, keyboard, and even your headset. Almost every company that makes audio headsets has a gaming line. Altec Lansing is no different they have quite a few gaming headsets. Today we will be taking a look at the AHS615 gaming headset that features SRS 3-D audio, an award winning technology that creates a spatial experience that envelopes the listener. This headset also features a different ear cup design that I have never seen in any other headset, so let’s take a look… Full review @ ThinkComputers



Microprocessor History, Part 3 @ BTX Form Factor

Snip:? We are working our way through the history of microprocessors so we can understand what the latest new features are, what gives a performance boost, and what is just marketing hype. The pipeline is a fundamental feature of microprocessors and is the enabler for several other very important speed-up schemes. Let?s see how pipelines work. Full review @ BTX Form Factor



ExactPad Accuracy One Pro mouse mat @ A1 Electronics

Snip: We found in our use here that the rougher ExactPad Accuracy One mouse mat side gave a quicker action than the smoother side while still maintaining pointer accuracy. But that said both sides were easy to use in all respects. And at a size of 10 by 8.5 inches will suit just about everybody. Full review @ A1 Electronics





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