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Logitech Pro and Prodigy Series Peripheral Review

Introduction Where do all the cool mice live? In their mousepads of course! Gaming mice has become a crowded market. So what makes a gaming mouse? Even mice with higher DPI are slapped with the title of “Gaming” mouse. Features like RGB lighting, switch types and sensors are important when choosing a high-quality mouse. For keyboards, it’s a similar story. The market offers different mechanical switches and different lighting options. If you’re interested in keyboard switch types look here. Logitech is a company that primarily focuses on gaming with its “G” series products. The “G” series can be broken down further into their PRO and their Prodigy line. Today I will be looking at a few of Logitech’s mice and keyboards from the “G” series line and see what makes them different from other gaming peripherals.


LOGITECH C920 Pro Webcam Review

Introduction LOGITECH has been designing peripherals to help others enjoy a better experience since 1981. They started with the mouse and reinvented it several times over the years. They have since expanded into other devices like webcams. I will be looking at the C920 webcam from Logitech, which is labeled as one of the first webcams to support 1080p for video calling. Webcams can also be an important part of your gaming setup; even as much as a game controller nowadays. Live streaming has become extremely popular making a webcam a welcomed device for more than video chatting. Let’s see if this webcam can handle streaming video, audio, and the quality it claims. System Requirements Compatible with: Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.6 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video-calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OS™ Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video-calling clients) USB port Internet connection Warranty Information 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty Package Contents Webcam with 6-foot cable User documentation Technical Specifications - Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) with the latest version of Skype for Windows – 720p HD video calling (up to 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clients – Full HD video recording (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) – H.264 video compression – Built-in dual stereo m...


EMTEC Portable SSD and SuperSpeed Flash Drive

Introduction USB storage is one of those somewhat mundane things that we use all the time without giving it much thought: Backups, sneaker-net transfers, boot devices for installing new OS’s, transportable cinema, you name it. Chances are, you have a number of these devices scattered about your desk, home or office. In all honesty, these devices have utterly revolutionized portable storage, replacing Floppy Disks of all types, Zip Drives, write-able CD’s and in many cases write-able DVD’s and Blu-Ray disks. While USB 1 and USB 2 versions of these devices may have wowed us for a brief instant in time, it wasn’t until the advent of USB 3 that external USB Storage came into its own. The theoretical transfer rates of USB 3 (5 Gb/s or 640 MB/s) coupled to NAND flash with its high read and write speeds make USB external storage as fast or faster than most spinning disks and some internal SSDs and the small size of these devices coupled with their low power requirements make them astonishingly capable. Booting from a floppy or CD/DVD is pretty painful. Booting from a USB 3 thumb drive is (in some cases) all but indistinguishable from booting from an internal HDD or SSD. So, it’s with a certain amount of excitement that I find myself in possession of not one, but two cool storage devices from EMTEC. The first is a 256 GB USB 3.0 Flash drive packaged in the traditional “Thumb Drive” format. The second is a 256 GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD. Yes, ...


Arozzi Vernazza

Introduction Arozzi is a Swedish company that was founded in 2013. Its main focus is for providing the highest level of comfort for consumers that spend long hours on their computers. I will be looking at their top of the line model Vernazza chair, and doing a build log. Arozzi chairs are inspired by championship motorsports that should provide a stylish look. Let’s see if this chair can provide the comfort and aesthetics that Arozzi claims.   Adjustable seat height 460 – 530mm 18.1-20.8 inches Chair height 1390 – 1460mm 54.7-57.5 inches Seat inner width 330mm 12.9″ Seat depth 580mm 22.8″ Backrest height 930mm 36.6″ Weight Capacity 160 kg 360 lbs. Gross Weight 27 kg 59.5 lbs. Netto Weight 23 kg 50.7 lbs. Box Dimension 860x690x350mm 33.8 x 27.1 x 13.7 inches Gas Lift Class-4


Creative Sound Blaster X7

Introduction Creative has some interesting products lately. They continue to innovate through design and audio quality. The X7 Is a USB DAC that was designed for audiophiles and audio enthusiasts.Lets dive into the world of audio through the X7, and see if stands to be the biggest, baddest , and boldest Sound Blaster yet. The specifications are as follows: Audio TechnologySB-Axx1™ Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)127dB (DAC) Connectivity Options (Main)microUSB Microphone : Built-in Stereo Mic 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Mic In Line / Optical : 1 x RCA Aux/Line In 1 x TOSLINK Optical In 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out Speaker : 2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R) 1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out Headphone : 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm)Headphone Out 1 x 1/4″ (6.3mm)Headphone Out USB HOST : 1 x Type A USB Host Port – Device Audio Stream & Charging Max Channel Output5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified Audio TechnologiesSBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology MicrophoneMicrophone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended) Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard Microsoft® Windows® 10 32/64-bit, Windows® 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher 1GB RAM >600 MB of free hard disk space Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Sp...

ADATA Releases the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus

ADATA Releases the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus iOS, Android, and Windows three-way sharing and backup Taipei, Taiwan – June. 30, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus. Featuring SD and Micro SD slots with support for up to 256GB capacity, the AI910 is a “three-way” device, allowing users to backup, read, and share content across iOS, Android, and Windows. The proprietary ADATA i-Memory app enables easy data management, with support for nearly 40 file formats, Ultra HD 4K video, and files larger than 4GB. It has a Lightning connector (MFi certified) and ships with Micro USB/USB cables to ensure seamless connectivity out of the box. The AI910 is covered by a two-year warranty.   Compatible with more devices than ever The AI910 carries Apple MFi certification, and has been designed to bridge the gap between platforms. Thanks to the inclusion of USB cables and tested compatibility, it works with iOS, Android, and Windows. Data transfer speeds through the Lightning connector to iOS devices are up to 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write. The three-way connectivity of the AI910 offers users a convenient way to read and write data across the most popular operating systems and devices available, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops.   Free ADATA i-Memory app Available from the Apple App Store, i-Memory offers a simple but complete w...

Club 3D USB 3.1 Type C Adapters -

Club 3D USB 3.1 Type C Adapters - In addition to our existing range of high quality Audio/ Video Adapters Club 3D is proud to announce a range of USB Type-C Adapters. In the first months of 2015 the USB Type-C connector was introduced. This completely new connector plug is smaller, reversible and capable of transferring more than data alone. It is expected that the USB Type-C connector will eventually replace the USB Type A and Type B connectors we have all been using over the past years. With the Type-C connector, the USB 3.1 standard was introduced as well. Compared to USB 3.0 the new standard offers twice the transfer rate of up to 10Gbps and allows for three essential features to be used over a single cable: Video, Data and Power. The possibility of connecting and powering your laptop, tablet or smartphone with a range of peripherals, monitors and other devices using only one cable is a significant improvement over the previous standards. It means the beginning of a new era with less cable clutter, higher transfer speeds, faster charging, and support for DisplayPort™ alternate mode which enables video signal transport up to 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz. It’s recognizable by the small and convenient, future proof connector plug which will be implemented in the vast majority of (mobile) devices you will own in the coming years. The first four Club 3D USB 3.1 Type-C Adapters are available now: USB 3.1 Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter CAC-1500. The USB 3.1 Type-C to Gig...


Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips

Introduction OK, let’s lay this right out there before we really get started… Here at Pure Overclock we sometimes like to create mods for our PCs that are not strictly about performance. Yes indeed, on occasion, we also mod our PCs to make them look great, or make them quieter, or to make a statement. Today’s review is about two of these: making your PC look great and making a statement. Today, we’re going to be looking at the newly released Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED-Strip lighting kits. As part of the BitFenix Premium Modding Series, the Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips are an update of the BitFenix Alchemy LED Strip line. They do have a couple of significant new features, which we’ll get to a bit later in the review. Before we get to the bright glowy things, let’s see who BitFenix is: Focused on combining superior design with the latest advances in technology, BitFenix creates state-of-the-art computer hardware and peripherals that blur the line between man and machine. Users shouldn’t have to adjust themselves to the way their hardware works. So, we strive to put the user in complete control of his hardware, so that it functions as an extension of his will, and not as another variable he has to compensate for. In the heat of battle, the user should not have to worry about the state of his equipment, which is why BitFenix products are engineered to perform under even the most extreme conditions. No matter how taxing the s...

ADATA Launches the UV140 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

ADATA Launches the UV140 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Featuring a Compact Clip for Handy Storage July 21, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the UV140 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive. It features a unique tail wing-shaped bookmark clip and a capless, light, and compact design. Users save time on data transfers with the USB 3.0 high speed interface, while enjoying convenience, efficiency, and ease when using the drive on the go. The UV140 helps users embrace a more successful lifestyle. Unique, Compact, and Convenient Designed with a bookmark clip at its tip, the UV140 can be clipped onto folders, books or lanyards whenever necessary, making it portable and convenient to use. A capless design frees users from worrying about losing a cap. The UV140 comes with a strap mount at its tip, so buyers can get creative matching it with a strap that best suits their personal style. The matte texture material on the UV140 is scratch, smudge, and fingerprint-resistant, so it can be used worry-free in any setting or environment. USB 3.0 Speed and Efficiency The UV140 uses the USB 3.0 high speed specification which greatly enhances transfer speeds and reduces waiting times when transferring large media files and documents to boost productivity. The UV140 is available in Calming Blue and Passionate Red, and comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions for different aesthetic preferences and capacity needs. ...

SP Silicon Power Introduces High Capacity Power Banks with Anti-Slip Rubber Design – Power S102 and Power S82

SP Silicon Power Introduces High Capacity Power Banks with Anti-Slip Rubber Design – Power S102 and Power S82 Taipei, Taiwan – June 25th, 2015 – Catering to the increasing demands for fast and safe charging for mobile devices, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces the launch of its brand new power banks – Power S102 and Power S82, with high capacity of 12000mAh and 8000mAh respectively. In addition to high quality Li-Polymer battery cells, S102 and S82 feature textured rubber back cover that prevents slipping and scratching your devices, and makes it easy to hold. Moreover, users can enjoy a real worry-free mobile life with the S102 and S82 safety protections compliant with highest international standards. Unique Design of Anti-Slip Rubber Cover, Easy and Faster Charging SP puts great efforts into product design to make Power S102 and Power S82 more user-friendly and modish. The Silicon Power professional team expresses, “The front side of S102 and S82 mimics a smartphone’s back cover, allowing an easier and more comfortable touch of holding. The special-textured rubber back cover provides slip resistant and scratch-resistant functions, and makes it a good heat insulator. So users can put their device on the power bank stably and safely.” Power S102 and Power S82 are available in two charming designs – one is a vivid combination of black and red and the other shows elegance with white and grey. Wi...

ADATA Launches PV120 Power Bank with Opulent Leather-Like Exterior

ADATA Launches PV120 Power Bank with Opulent Leather-Like Exterior An Elegant Companion to Charge up Your Mobile Life! Taipei, Taiwan – April 23, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches its PV120 Power Bank. Featuring a leather-textured exterior with smooth metallic side-striping, a bright LED power level indicator shows how much power remains for more charging. The ultra-slim PV120 Power Bank comes with metallic-trimmed siding in black, white, or blue and packs a sizable 5100mAh capacity for discerning users who need to charge up to two mobile devices at once. A Great Look! A Great Charge! No need to worry about running out of power when you‘re on the go! Thanks to its elegantly streamlined easy-grip design, you can carry your PV120 with confidence. With a smudge-free leather-textured exterior colored in your choice of black, white, or blue, the opulently stylish PV120 Power Bank sports a single 2A input for faster self-charging, and 1A / 2.1A outputs so you can charge up to two devices simultaneously. The PV120 comes with a whopping 5100mAh charge capacity – enough for nearly 2 charges on an iPhone 6 and more than 1 charge on an iPhone 6 Plus.  To save your time, the PV120 supports simultaneous charge and discharge for improved efficiency. No need to wait for the PV120 to be fully charged: you still can charge your mobile devices simultaneously while the PV120 is being charged. Pe...


HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad (420mmx500mm)

Introduction HyperX, a division of Kingston technologies, has started to step up its game in the accessories department. The popular memory and storage manufacturer has expanded it wings and is now bringing additional accessories to the table, adding to its gaming product line. With the popular PC gaming scene, it’s not a surprise that HyperX is looking to join into this market share. Today, we are going to be looking at the new HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse pad. Mouse Pads are a pretty universal accessory for most gamers today. Finding the right fit and feel is important but most of all, finding the right thickness and surface is vital. So… we are going to take a quick look at the HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad and see what it brings to the table.   Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about HyperX:     “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent produc...

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ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invited out to a press event in San Jose to discuss it and a few other products.  Article here.  The small black box PC was meant to be assembled before the end user installed their preferred OS. This wasn’t overly difficult for even a beginner but it may have intimidated some into looking for other solutions. LIVA had a decent amount of processing power, small footprint, built in Bluetooth/WiFi and was priced competitively. Overall it was a good first out for ECS. Now we have a new year and a fresh attempt to introduce Mini PCs to those with an imagination, limited space, HTPC or even digital signage. The LIVA X is an update to add features and correct some of the pitfalls found in the first iteration of the LIVA MINI PC. I have high hopes for the LIVA X so let’s see if it can replace my current full size HTPC solution.     ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987, and almost 30 years of business. More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles facing new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. Her main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also desktop and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mo...


Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review

Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Gamdias has only been around for a couple years, designing keyboards (and the company) from the ground up. The Gamdias Hermes Ultimate mechanical keyboard is a fully backlit mechanical board that caters to discerning consumers who want something unique,, offering some very innovative features and software, extensive macros, full N-Key rollover, backlit illumination, sound dampeners, and onboard memory. Let's have a closer look.

TRENDnet® Ships Home Smart Switch with Wireless Extender

TRENDnet® Ships Home Smart Switch with Wireless Extender TORRANCE, Calif. – December 4, 2014 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the Home Smart Switch with Wireless Extender, model THA-101-a combination smart electrical outlet and powerful N300 wireless extender. Place the THA-101 in a location where there is still two bars of home wireless signal strength from an existing wireless network, displayed on a mobile device. Plug in the THA-101 and follow a quick app-based installation. The powerful built-in N300 wireless extender then broadcasts a strong wireless signal to an area of your home with low or no wireless coverage. Plug in a light, fan, or appliance into the electrical outlet on the front of the THA-101 and use the free Apple® or AndroidT mobile app to turn the outlet on/off from a mobile device with an Internet connection. Users can also use the app to create a weekly on/off schedule, with varying daily on/off times, so that lights are on when returning home or to give the illusion of being home. Overcurrent protection trips a circuit relay, cutting power to the built-in outlet, when current exceeds 16 Amps. The free app displays detailed real-time electrical consumption including the current (in mA), voltage, power (in Watts), and total energy consumption (in kWh). “The THA-101 is easy to install,” stated Sonny Su, TRENDnet technology director, “and the app can mana...

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