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Archive for April, 2014
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OWC Debuts Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Solution

Other World Computing (OWC) www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable Solid State Drive solution. Elegantly designed in anodized aluminum to match modern Macs and PCs, the Envoy Pro EX fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase for rugged mobile high performance storage and/or backup capacity. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Bus-Powered SSD Inside the Envoy Pro EX resides a SandForce Driven OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD which offers real world sustained reads up to 436 MB/s and writes up to 429 MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the USB 3.0 interface can bus-power the Envoy Pro EX so an AC power adapter isn’t required. Built To Start Fast and Stay Fast Aura Pro SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be “synced” with the SSD processor’s clock signal for maximum data throughput. Additionally, the Aura Pro SSD utilizes DuraWrite Technology and highly intelligent block management to ensure the highest obtainable endurance and reliability. As a result, the Envoy Pro EX can offer up to 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an Enterprise class hard drive. Complements Apple’s Best Designs The Envoy Pro EX combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, yet rugged portable storage solution. It’s so impressive in form and function that it inspired Ji...



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter

In today’s desktop environment, multiple displays are becoming more popular whether you are working or playing. However, sometimes video cards that will enable you to accomplish this are pretty expensive. Today we will be reviewing an inexpensive solution to facilitate expanding your desktop space with multiple monitors. We have the Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter on the test bench today, so let's dive in and see if its just what the doctor ordered.



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EagleTech adds the Neptor KB300B Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard to its line of iPad & Tablet accessories

Chino, CA — Apr 29, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — EagleTech USA, a trusted brand of premium audio systems, tablet, and mobile accessories, has announced the launch of a new Bluetooth foldable keyboard for the iPad(R) and tablet devices. The Neptor KB300BF represents the company’s commitment to mobility and convenience. “The inspiration behind NP-KB300BF was to provide an answer for consumers who needed more out of their tablet device — from the working professional, the college student, or the everyday user. This keyboard gives you the power to be mobile and to bring out capabilities that your tablet would not usually have. We are moving towards a wireless digital age where our customers will appreciate the freedom and convenience that this foldable Bluetooth keyboard offers.” The keyboard is stylishly masked in white leather and magnetic closures, a look that will surely make you stand out amongst your colleagues. Its light and compact design makes it 5.9″ folded and extends up to 12.1″, a size that lets the user carry with ease without sacrificing the ability to type fast and comfortably. KB300BF equipped with a compatible command function so both pc and mac users are able to use it. An on-screen keyboard feature lets the user move freely and continue using the tablet without having to be near the keyboard. One full charge provides up to 30 hours of continuous use which providing superior performance so the user can w...



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Big things are happening at iBUYPOWER

iBUYPOWER’s mission is to provide a complete computing solution to meet the needs of our surrounding community and customers nationwide.



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Value Line PSU from COUGAR is Quiet

April 29th 2013, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply brand has revealed the COUGAR SL PSU. This is part of their value line of power supply solutions and it is fully compliant with the 80-PLUS® Gold efficiency requirement, featuring a peak efficiency of up to 80%. The SL series is equipped with a quiet COUGAR fan that provides optimum cooling. Fully Compatible The SL series is fully compatible with the latest PC technologies, supporting the newest specifications of ATX12V, and created for use with current and next-generation multi-core CPU platforms. COUGAR Ultra Quiet and Temp Controlled Fan Providing an extremely quiet mode of operation, the fan in the PSU also has its speed automatically governed based on the ambient temperature. This allows for optimal efficiency and cooling. Dual Rail Technology The rails in a PSU also heavily determine the quality of a unit. The COUGAR SL series sports Dual-12V rails. The automatic load distribution on the dual-12V lines provides high voltage stability to keep components safe and efficient. Lastly, with the COUGAR SL you get full protection measures with these safety features: SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP   UVP (Under-voltage protection) - If the voltages fall below a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off. OVP (Over-voltage protection) - If the voltages increase above a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off. SCP (Short-circuit p...



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Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charger for Apple, Android Mobile Devices

Kingston Digital has released the MobileLite Wireless. the next generation of the innovative Wi-Drive portable wireless storage device for Apple iOS and Android devices.   The new reader is enhanced as it wirelessly streams movies, music, photos and documents from USB Flash drives, microSD (with included adapter) and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, says Craig Tilmont, wireless products business manager, Kingston. MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency mobile charger when the user’s phone battery gets low. Use is as simple as plugging in any USB Flash drive into the USB port to watch and share movies or view and share files wirelessly on mobile devices. The SD/SDHC/SDXC slot enables sharing of images with friends and family by removing the card from a camera and plugging it directly into the MobileLite Wireless. The included adapter allows the same access and sharing for microSD cards used in many mobile phones and tablets. MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency backup battery charger to keep devices going longer. The charging feature works with most mobile phones as it charges them via the device’s USB slot. MobileLite Wireless has a rechargeable battery which can handle up to five hours of continuous use as a wireless reader, easily handling long road trips. MobileLite Wireless allows streaming and sharing of data with up to three users simultaneously. Like the Wi-Drive, the new device allows simultaneous connections to both device and router via Wi-Fi so, ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W

The Toughpower XT Gold 1475W is a beast of a power supply, with an enormous amount of juice, and despite a lack of 80Plus Platinum it's still very much a premium unit. It comes with an expensive price tag for those with big power demands, so let's see if the performance can measure up.



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Thermaltake Water3.0 All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

For a liquid cooler, enthusiasts are not only looking for an easy and clean setup to efficiently calm the roaring CPU, more likely they also crave for the best low-maintenance solution. Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the newest upgrade and is thrilled to launch the new Thermaltake All-In-One Liquid Cooling System (LCS) Water3.0 series. The Water3.0 lineup features the Water 3.0 Extreme, Water 3.0 Pro and Water 3.0 Performer. The new Water 3.0 Series made setting up just as easy as it cools. It is time to upgrade the simplicity of liquid CPU cooling to enjoy better cooling performance and protect the investment in the CPU as well. Water 3.0 all-in-one LCS Series – Made for advanced performance The entire Water 3.0 series comes with a standard full copper base plate for better heat conductivity, a powerful pump within the waterblock for a rapid water circulation, dual 12cm high airflow fans for faster heat dissipation, and two low evaporation tubes effectively decrease the loss of coolant plus the high-tech sealed circulation system to prevent leaking issue. Yet, each model’s radiator has been refined accordingly to manage different specification. Moreover, Water3.0 comes with a Windows based software to monitor and customize a wide range of parameters, including pump speed, coolant temperature and fan speed. Water 3.0 Extreme Extreme has a special designed 240mm large surface radiator an...



 
 
 
 
 
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HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo and CrossFire

The HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo comes with a custom cooler cooler and a factory overclock that reaches over 1GHz. It also qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in a free copy of Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like an excellent deal, even if the performance isn't terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. But as an added bonus, we're also looking at a pair of these in a CrossFire configuration.



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Digital Storm Ends the Pre-Built vs. DIY Debate with VANQUISH Line of Gaming PCs

For $23-$58 more than the retail cost of components, customers get a fully tested and configured system ready to game out of the box FREMONT, Calif. – (April 24, 2013) – Digital Storm put an end to the age old debate of pre-built systems vs. DIY (do-it-yourself) with the launch of the VANQUISH line of gaming PCs. For years, enthusiasts have claimed they could build systems with the same high-end components Digital Storm configures for significantly less. The VANQUISH line narrows that gap to a mere $23-$58 difference making the decision a no brainer – DIY is simply not worth the hassle. Like all Digital Storm systems, the VANQUISH line of PCs feature a carefully optimized selection of brand name, high-performance components to deliver a fluid smooth game playing experience. Digital Storm’s team of engineers meticulously review every tiny detail to provide customers with the peace of mind an average “do-it-your-self” cannot match. Digital Storm VANQUISH systems are pre-built, pre-tested, and ready to ship immediately after an order is placed, eliminating the delays of traditional built-to-order systems. By building an inventory of all four VANQUISH models, Digital Storm can run its industry leading 72-hour stress test and benchmarking to ensure customers experience zero performance bottlenecks and get the most out of their hardware. “When we decided to take on the DIYers we knew we had to offer impressively built systems that could compete in terms of perf...



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Club 3D Announces its Radeon HD 7990 Graphics Card

Club 3D unveils today the heir of our first Radeon HD 7990. This card already crushed the competition in terms of sheer power, performance and awesomeness. But now we present its successor, the even faster Club 3D Radeon HD 7990. As the world’s fastest and most advanced graphics card, it descends from generations of AMD Radeon Graphics cards that wore the same crown. And with a heritage like that, you know what you’re getting: an unparalleled experience wherein gaming is everything… but not the only thing. All hail the new king. Compared to the previous Club 3D Radeon HD 7990, which was already a stellar performer and has a track record for being the fastest graphics card in the world for some months in 2012 and 2013, the new Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 offers even better performance while being quieter, cooler and more energy efficient. It’s almost impossible to imagine but even that top of range product left room for the improvement shown in this iteration. It’s clear that these improvements enable better performance than any other graphics card available in the market today and at the same time operates with less noise and using less power. Performance You deserve to play the world’s most demanding AA game titles like Crysis 3 at the highest resolutions and maximum detail settings, never settle for less! The HD 7990 offers two of the world’s fastest GPU’s in a single graphics card offering 4096 stream processors of raw power. This ...



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MSI Delivers Extreme Performance with New Radeon HD 7990

Supports Afterburner Core Overvoltage Leading international graphics card maker MSI has always been a key player in the competitive graphics card market. Thanks to its strong R&D capabilities and outstanding product performance, MSI’s products have always received high acclaim by the media and consumers throughout the world. On the heels of having just announced the release of the HD 7790 graphics card, MSI today launched the Radeon HD 7990, the most powerful graphics card on the planet. In addition to utilizing two of the latest 28 nm 7900 series GPUs based on the GCN architecture, the new card also comes equipped with 6GB of high-speed memory. The card’s extreme specifications are guaranteed to meet the needs of extreme gamers and power users everywhere! MSI’s popular Afterburner utility also fully supports the new HD 7990 with GPU Overvoltage. Apart from adjusting the core frequency and voltage as well as monitoring the graphics card’s voltage, temperature, and memory utilization, Afterburner can also be used with MSI’s powerful Kombustor benchmarking utility to easily test overclocking stability. AMD’s exclusive Eyefinity 2.0 technology supports multiple display outputs to offer players a more immersive gaming experience. Support for the latest DirectX 11.1 next-generation rendering standard means the new graphics card delivers both ultimate performance and a wide range of powerful functions. Dual 28 nm HD 7900 GPUs for extreme p...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 – Advance Chassis

Roughly six months ago, Cooler Master introduced the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 to the world. This was a revision of its previous model, the Scout I. The Storm Scout 2 was well received and even earned a PureOC Good Hardware Award from us. Even though the initial release of the Scout 2 went well, Cooler Master still likes to listen to consumers and the PC modding community, just to improve things further. They took feedback from a number of online forums and from reviews like ours just to take the next iteration of the lineup to the next level. Today we have their newest revision - The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advance. The new Scout 2 Advance series chassis now comes with several design enhancements, and even includes a new color called "Ghost White." Let's dive in to take a deeper look at these changes and see how they improved upon the previous chassis.



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Rosewill® Announces Strategic Distribution Partnership with ASI

City of Industry, CA – Rosewill®, one of the leading manufacturers of computer hardware and the recipient of multiple awarding computer cases, power supplies, PC gaming peripherals, and accessories has struck a strategic distribution agreement with ASI Corp., one of the largest distribution leaders of computer components and peripheral products. With 10 locations within the U.S., 3 in Canada, and 3 in Mexico, ASI Corp. will carry a wide variety of award winning Rosewill® products from computer cases, power supplies, networking, cables, and computer accessories ranging from entry, mid, and high end level products.  “We are very excited to work with ASI Corp,” says Daniel Hu, President of Rosewill®. “There is a growing demand for computer hardware and accessories and with the agreement with ASI Corp, we will be able extend our reach, continue to meet demand, and focus on the technology to further improve our products.”  “We’re very pleased with the addition of Rosewill as part of our diverse and expanding product line up at ASI. Rosewill is a unique company dedicated to quality and committed to providing the highest levels of customer support for their entire product portfolio including networking, enclosures, and power supplies.” said Cathy Wang, ASI Vice President of Product Management.  With ASI’s 25+ years of experience and Rosewill’s fast paced growth, it is mutually beneficial for both companies and great for the end users as it allows Rosewil...



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Upgrade Your Storage Capacity on MacBook Air Through the USB Port with Apotop AP-U2

Slim Profile Flash Drive for Additional Storage Now Available in North America April 23, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – Apotop, a provider of memory, storage, and mobile products and accessories, is pleased to announce the AP-U2 USB flash drive is now available in North America. Due to its small size and slim profile, the AP-U2 is best for expanding the storage capacities of SSD equipped ultra-slim notebooks that face limited storage capacities such as the MacBook Air. The AP-U2 adds much needed storage space to your MacBook Air or other notebook where a slim profile is desirable, acting as an additional external drive. The tiny 34 x 16 x 8.5mm (LxWxH) dimensions and rounded top create a hardly noticeable profile, so that it does not need to be removed. With a slim profile, accidental snags that cause damage to users computers are minimized. The silver AP-U2 blends naturally with the silver of the MacBook Air, while the charcoal, yellow, blue and pink colors exuberate liveliness. The strong all aluminum body and water resistance ensure a long life and durability in all conditions. It does this while being a tiny 5g in weight. Price and Availability The Apotop AP-U2 is now available on Newegg for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Learn more about the Apotop AP-U2: http://www.apotop.com.tw/gingle_en/productS/IDC_GIN140000010.aspx?ID=154&P_ID=1 (link just for silver) Video tour of the Apotop AP-U2: http://youtu.be/yLnJTjsRNqw About Apotop Founded in 2011 as a brand of the e...






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