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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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HTC aims to cure diseases with your smartphone

Our smartphones are gaining more and more power, opening new doors to new app functionality. This is not limited to games or programs to make your life easier. HTC now is joining ranks with SETI@home and Folding@home to be able to harness that power. HTC Power To Give aims to combine the power of your android smartphones to create a network of vast computational power. To make this possible, HTC with the help of the creator of SETI@home, Dr. David Anderson, have created an app which makes it very easy to do your part. After the app is downloaded from the Google Play store, when your phone is connected to WiFi and charging, your phone will be added to a huge network of phones all aiming to solve today’s greatest problems. HTC claims if they got 1 million HTC One smartphones all working together, it could be as powerful as a one-Petaflop supercomputer.At the current time, only HTC One and Butterfly phones can be used; however, HTC plans to add more and more Android devices. What will your phone’s processing power be used for? The power harnessed by these phones will be used to aid researchers in a variety of uses. One of the main focuses is researching a cure for cancer and other diseases; this is done mainly through protein folding. When a protein in your body does not fold correctly, there is a possibility to cause one of many diseases, including cancer. Protein folding can show scientists the correct sequences so they can find ways to prevent or treat diseases...



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VisionTek 26 Piece PC Tool Kit Review

With Tax Return Season upon us there are many who might be considering putting together their first new PC build or perhaps updating their current build. During the process of putting together the parts list, there is one item that is frequently neglected; that item is the tool-set you will need assemble your rig. Any old average set of tools (as long as they contain at least a philips screwdriver) will do you in a pinch, but it's best not to use dad's rusty-old screwdriver because it could get rust flakes and who knows what other kinds of dirt and grime all over your new PC hardware. Thankfully there are tool kits designed specifically with system building in mind, and VisionTek has a fairly comprehensive kit of their own, which we will review for you today. Their kit comes with 26 pieces of surprisingly versatile, yet simple tools. We'll be taking a quick look at what something like this offers you, the budding system builder, in your quest to construct the perfect metal monolith. First, here's a word about VisionTek:



 
 
 
 
 
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ADATA DashDrive Air AE400

Ever wish you had a bigger storage device for your tablet or mobile devices? How about sharing media files between a computer and your iPhone without connecting cables? Maybe you wish you bought the Apple device with more storage capabilities. ADATA has the solution. Introducing the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400. With its unique and limitless abilities, it delivers a number of unique functions" it can act as a Wireless Access Point or a USB drive and card reader. That's not the only thing, it's also capable of charging devices on the go with its 5000mAh battery pack. Is it really possible to fit all these features inside a device small enough to fit inside your pocket? Read on to find out!



 
 
 
 
 
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Satechi 10-Port USB hub

While most motherboard manufacturers limit us to six USB 3.0 ports including header ports, Satechi understands that USB 3.0 technology is beginning to take over. We would like to introduce the Satechi 10-port USB 3.0 hub. The 10-port hub includes nine data ports and one port dedicated for device charging. Will this 10-port hub hold up to our high standards? Read on to find out.



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Cost-Effective 8-inch Tablet Making a Splash in the Industry

Introduction December 19th, Shenzhen, China based KTC Technology Group is an OEM leader in the manufacturing of LCD TVs around the globe and provides high quality products with competitive prices. KTC stepped into the manufacturing of tablets in 2012 and launched a series of products providing global brand customers with professional OEM service. Now, they are proud to introduce a cost-effective 8-inch model, the 800P31C.The 800P31C is an eye catching unit and uses a silver aluminum alloy rear housing and white front frame.Which is extremely thin, at only 6mm at its narrowest point.It is an 8″ tablet that weighs in at about 300 g. In the future, KTC plans to offer more product models in different colors. This unit comes with Android 4.2 operating system, optimized in UI design and In addition, the 800P31C is equipped with built-in WiFi and supports 3G cellular data The 800P31C is equipped with a built-in telephone module which supports both WCDMA and GSM cellular voice systems, so you can make calls without earphones. The 800P31C is a tablet as well as a mobile phone. About KTC Group Established in 1993, Shenzhen KTC Technology Group is specialized in the manufacturing of flat panel display terminal products. KTC group consists of Shenzhen KTC Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen KTC Commercial Display Technology Co., Ltd., Huizhou KTC Technology Co., Ltd., KTC Computer Technology (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. KTC, through independent research and development, gradually started it...



 
 
 
 
 
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Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical boards have become all the rage of late, and it's easy to see why. After you've used one, you'll wonder how you ever lived without, shunning the membrane boards for the sexy individual switch designs. A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a sleek minimalist design and caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Func KB-460 is not to be confused with a "basic" mechanical board. Are you looking for plenty of standalone macro keys? Pffft, try fully integrated ones here. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you, maybe you want 20KRO? Try FULL NKRO on the KB-460. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the KB-460 can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.



 
 
 
 
 
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Feenix Nascita Gaming Mouse and Dimora Gaming Mouse Pad

It isn't very often that you get your hands on fairly exclusive gear. It's even less frequent that once you get to use said exclusive gear you are capable of justifying the exclusive price tag that comes with it. Feenix, a boutique gaming accessory manufacturer, aims to deliver the highest quality gaming experience that fits into exactly such a scenario with the Feenix Nascita gaming mouse and the Dimora gaming mouse pad. These two products were designed with the expressed intent of delivering as perfect a gaming experience for the user as is humanly possible with naught but the finest parts, looks and attention to detail available today. With their steep asking prices, are they truly worth it for the sake of an exclusive experience? Read on and see for yourself!



 
 
 
 
 
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ColdTears Electronics GOverlay LCD Display Review

Introduction Has there been a time during a gaming session that you were wondering how your system is performing temperature-wise? How about how much of a load your system currently has on it? We as gamers are always looking at additional data to see how our newly built gaming system is performing. While we have seen many software-based widgets that can be used to view that information on your desktop, how about those times when you are in-game and don’t want to tab out of the session? Well today we are going to be looking at a little device from ColdTears Electronics called LCDSysInfo for GOverlay. What does this device do? Today we are going to put the GOverlay LCD to the test and show you what this convenient little desk top display can do. This has the ability to customize the data source you want to view, all at-a-glance on this 2.8″ LCD screen. Today we are going to put the software and hardware to the test today to see just how well this device can hold to its promise of total customization.   Now without going into too much detail, let’s jump forward and get started.






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