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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge any other portable storage device. The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD uses the same technology many of us now use to achieve quicker boot and application load times, just in a smaller more portable form factor.



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IN WIN iEar Headset Hanger

Introduction They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single footstep; unless your an octopus, then it starts with a single suction cup. That may not seem relevant but when you consider this is my first time to review here at PureOC, and the product is the IN WIN iEar headset hanger, then maybe the correlation makes a little sense. Let’s begin with a brief explanation about who IN WIN is.



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COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse & Speed Mouse Pad – Review

Introduction   Cougar is known for making exotic looking cases, performance chassis fans and the color “orange”. They’ve also been working on expanding to other product sectors over the last few years; We even saw them release a line of power supplies that was generally well received. Hoping to expand on that success, we are now witnessing Cougar reach into the very competitive “gaming peripherals” market. As eSports continues to pick up momentum and followers, hardcore gaming itself is rising from parent’s basements to being broadcast to millions across the globe. As a result, each day new gamers are born into this growing market, and Cougar is looking to “pounce” on this potential revenue stream (Editor’s Note: I see what you did there… -Mike). Cougar sent us the 700M Gaming Mouse and the Cougar Mouse Pad Speed, their latest enthusiast gaming products, to take a look at. We’re going to see if Cougar has what it takes to survive in this tough market, or if they could end up on the “endangered products” list. First, a few words about Cougar:   About COUGAR COUGAR was started in Germany in 2007 by a group of computer peripherals engineers who wanted to design with passion. We established a professional team, adhered to the design philosophy of technology centered on human use and aesthetic perfection. These combinations lead to products that met the global demand for high-end profession...



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ANDROMEDIA AM Bluetooth Speakers

When you are shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, Andromedia I believe has covered all the bases, with the four options available. I personally like them all for various reasons, the first being portability, they are easy to store and carry, for the money spent the features included on all four are phenomenal, and sound quality is the best I have heard from speakers in this price range of this size.



Scythe presents Kama Thermo 3 Thermometer with two temperature sensors and aluminum chassis

Scythe presents Kama Thermo 3 Thermometer with two temperature sensors and aluminum chassis 25.08.2014, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling-expert Scythe announces the third version of its Kama Thermo thermometer, featuring two individual temperature channel. Unlike its predecessors, new Kama Thermo 3 comes in a solid aluminum chassis, which benefits the sturdiness and lifetime. The Kama Thermo 3 comes with a built-in screen, which displays the temperature values of two individual temperature sensors both in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the application, users are able to connect one or two temperature sensors on the rear side of the thermometer. Scythe offers an alternative power source, by adding a USB connector to the rear side of Kama Thermo 3. The alternative power source activates the blue screen illumination in addition. The backlight is deactivated when used with the integrated Button-Cell Battery, in order to allow a long-term stand-alone operation of the thermometer.   Scythe Kama Thermo 3 – Product Page Scythe Kama Thermo 3 – Data Sheet About Scythe Scythe is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CPU coolers, graphic card coolers, fans, fan controllers, power supplies, cases and other PC accessories. Operating since November 2002, is headquartered in Tokyo (Japan) and has offices in Oststeinbek (Germany) and Taipei (Taiwan). Scythe Kama Thermo 3 suits many different applications from measurement of temperatu...



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Inside the ECS Press Event

LIVE & LIVA ECS (EliteGroup Computer Systems) recently held what they titled the “LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337″ press event in San Jose to unveil some new products and to discuss the future of ECS. PureOverclock was one of the lucky few to be invited to attend this event. One of the main products ECS seemed to be most proud of and focused a large amount of their attention to was the LIVA mini PC Kit. LIVA is one of the smallest fully functional PCs capable of running Windows 8.1 I have seen. There are a few models available based on color (Black or White) and Drive space size(32GB or 64GB). The plan is to install the OS and a few other apps on the internal non upgradeable drive and use an external drive for storage, either a USB flash drive or an external Hard drive. I/O options starting from the left are a micro USB for power, Realtek RTL8111G 10/100/1000LAN, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA. The tiny passively cooled pc is powered by the 64bit Intel Bay Trail-M N2807 1.58GHz Celeron processor with 2GB DDR3L memory. LIVA is fully capable of pushing dual displays as well. Within the kit is a M.2 WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 card that needs to be installed during assembly. Hey look it is everyone’s favorite song! Let’s sing along! Just kidding please don’t! ECS setup the LIVA to support Karaoke with dual microphones and HD video playback. I will be experimenting with my own LIVA over the coming days to see what I can really do with it. Window...



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HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.



Apotop’s Wi-Copy Offers Multiple Solutions For On-the-Go

Apotop’s Wi-Copy Offers Multiple Solutions For On-the-Go   August 12th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Apotop, maker of creative electronics and peripherals, has a unique multi-use mobile helper. The Wi-Copy is a multi-use mobile device that provides computer-less file copying, wireless streaming, and backup power. With the Apotop Wi-Copy, you can share a single internet connection with multiple devices simultaneously, transfer files between an iOS or Android device and a USB/SD without an Internet connection (using the free App), stream up to five HD movies simultaneously to multiple iOS or Android devices (using the free App) and use the built-in rechargeable 5200mAh battery for up to 14 hours of continuous usage.   Featuring an ultra-compact design and requiring no computer to transfer between SD cards and USB flash drives, the Wi-Copy allows for a multitude of mobile solutions. Now you don’t need to use your computer to copy files for a friend or coworker. The Wi-Copy allows you to use your phone to transfer files between storage devices. Photos taken using digital cameras or important work data can be stored and backed up instantly. You’ll never have to carry your laptop along or worry that your large files can’t be transmitted. Enjoy videos without going online and using bandwidth. Wirelessly connect your smart phone or tablet to an SD card or USB flash drive via a dedicated App and backup photos to the storage media. You can also use your smart devic...



The New LUXA2 PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack

Leather Power Returns in the Shape of LUXA2’s New PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack  Taipei, Taiwan -July, 17, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announced a new addition to their highly successful leather power pack series, the new PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack. Designed to charge your USB enabled compatible device, and at the same time, provide a sense of sophistication and elegance that will ultimately leave you turning heads – even when not in use. Quality, performance and reliability are at the heart of all LUXA2 portable battery packs and the PL3 is no exception. Its leather skin has been hand stitched with skilled craftsmanship and care, packs a huge 10,400mAh Samsung li-ion battery cell that translates to an added 100 to 300 percent increase in battery life for your device, and supports fast charging with dual USB ports for multiple charging of your devices simultaneously. Offering up to a mammoth 1000 charge cycles and the provision of LUXA2’s standard 2-year warranty, users can rest assured that quality, performance and reliability are at the heart of all LUXA2 portable battery packs. Stunningly powerful for all your power lifestyle needs, the PL3 is not going to disappoint. Key features include: High Quality 10400mAh Samsung Li-Ion Cell Fast Charging (5V2.1A, 5V1A) Dual USB Ports PU leather for genuine leather-like touch feel 2 year warranty 1000 cycle charges Truly compact for added convenience LED Battery ...



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XSPC DDC Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo – Review

XSPC has been known to bring attractive product to the market usually at an equally attractive price tag. These two factors have made them very popular over the last few years. Radiators, reservoirs, tubing and fittings all were released with a good amount of fanfare. None of those came close to the buzz created by the Photon D5 combo. The sturdy glass Photon was already an instant success and combining it with a strong D5 pump sent a strong message to everyone: XSPC has great minds at work. The sticking point was the overall size left some out in the cold wishing for a combo setup that could fit in the smaller chassis. Ok folks, we are here today to finally silence those that have been complaining, wishing or requesting loudly to XSPC after they released the combo Photon D5 Reservoir . You got your wish! XSPC decided to follow up the incredibly popular Photon D5 with a sought after DDC version. This will make many people happy, including me as I have been working on a lot of small systems lately. The smaller size, good head pressure and sturdy stain resistant glass has me excited to see what it can do and how well it can fit into a beloved small form factor case. Let us get started then.



KTC’s High Performance, Quad-Core H8 Tablet Has Unique Features

KTC’s High Performance, Quad-Core H8 Tablet Has Unique Features May 20th, 2014, Shenzhen, China – Shenzhen KTC Technology Group has launched a brand-new 8″ tablet PC, the H8, with the aim of changing the pattern of industrial competition. It’s no exaggeration that the H8 is a benchmark product for a new generation of 8-inch tablet PCs. The H8 will be showcased during Computex 2014. A new generation of tablet PCs has been created by upgrading existing hardware features and adopting newer technologies with new applications and new functions. The H8 is equipped with a 4-core CPU and 8-core GPU, a 5MP autofocus camera, and an HD IPS screen. It supports 3G calls/internet surfing while integrating new functions not found in previous 8-inch tablet PCs. The new H8 is designed to bring you a more comfortable and humanized experience.   Hardware Configuration - Revolutionary Upgraded 4CPU+4GPU for an optimal user experience. IPS HD screen with a visual angle of 178°. Dual HD camera lenses for best camera performance.   With Magnetic Switch, It Can Sleep and Wake Automatically like an iPad     On the iPad and Samsung’s flagship mobile phones, the leather case can signal the screen to sleep and wake automatically. Now this technology is applied to the H8 as well, realized via the magnetic switches embedded in the tablet and case. When the tablet PC is covered with the special-purpose leather case, the user can make the H8 sleep or wake by closing or opening the case...



ADATA Chosen as 7th Computex d&i Award Winner

  ADATA Chosen as 7th Computex d&i Award Winner Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand Selected from Competitive Field Taipei, Taiwan – May 6, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious COMPUTEX d&i award for the unique design and innovation on the inductive Elite CE700 wireless charging stand. ADATA has established a strong reputation as a market leader in terms of product design, and this image is further bolstered by the receipt of this prominent industry award.     Housed in an elegant folding stand with a stylish aluminum back cover, the CE700 features a textured rubber base that prevents the phone from slipping. The flexible design allows for use with a variety of mobile phones that support inductive charging, with wireless charging possible in both flat and upright modes. The unique bracket design allows users to adjust the angle of the charging pad in accordance with individual needs, and the CE700 can also be placed on a table with the phone upright, becoming an easy-to-use phone stand for better phone access and visibility.   There are 288 entries from 9 countries registered for 2014 COMPUTEX d&i awards, with 74 entries chosen by a select jury as award winners. The jury is comprised of experts and renowned designers from the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry, and the entries are judged on degrees of innovation and...



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Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Released

Recently there has been great deal of talk about Virtual Reality in the gaming industry. Most of this talk is centered around a product which has been in development for some time. Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift made quite a splash with its announcement in 2012. Since then it has had gamers on the edge of their seats, eager to hear more about this device. With the built-in display and ability to monitor your head movements, the Rift was designed to make the user’s gaming experience seem more “real.” This technology is the next step up from what is being seen with consoles currently; the addition of cameras to bring the user into the game by making it more interactive with their bodies. Hopes for this device are high, and many are waiting anxiously for the release date. Earlier this week, Oculus VR released their Oculus Rift DK2 (Developer’s Kit 2) for developers. Priced at $350 this early version of the product boasts a resolution of 960 x 1080 for each eye, refresh rates of 75 Hz, 72 Hz, and 60 Hz, and a persistence of 2 ms, 3 ms, and full. They also have a 100 degree nominal field of view. In order for this device to work correctly, it has sensors such as a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer which update at a rate of 1000 Hz. These allow the device to correctly interpret the user’s head motions. There is also a CMOS sensor on the outside to provide for positional tracking. It is obvious that the Oculus Rift is indeed a very innovative piece o...



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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Review

Introduction As we all know, digital audio has been around for awhile and is practically a standard on most of our audio devices. Unfortunately, there are still select motherboards out there that don’t offer a digital output, so we’re stuck using an analog connection and laptops that only offer an analog audio jack. Cambridge Audio has the solution with their DacMagic XS. It’s a pocket size device that connects via any USB port and converts the audio to a digital signal.   Before we get started, let’s see what Cambridge has to say about it. Listening to music on your computer is brilliant – instant, easy access to all your digital files and a world of streaming services, internet radio and video sites. The cheap headphone output of a typical laptop or computer is simply not good enough to get the best from your headphones. The DacMagic XS USB DAC / Headphone Amp is an instant upgrade to any computer’s sound output. It connects quickly and easily to any USB port and allows you to hear your favourite music and movies with every drop of detail, exactly as the artist intended.



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Diamond DS3900 Ultra Dock review

Are you tired of continuously reconnecting cables to your laptop, but don't want to buy the specific docking station for your laptop? Or, perhaps you have multiple systems that you use daily. Personally, I run multiple systems from home and constantly switch between systems that require more then a remote desktop connection. Diamond Media has a solution for these scenarios. Introducing the DS3900 Docking station! Cconnected via a USB, the DS3900 allows you to keep your primary peripherals connected to the dock and switch over with a single cable swap. Before we get started, here's a little about Diamond.






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