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ECS: Design Your Own LIVA Competition

Design Your Own LIVA Competition   1 September 2014, Fremont, USA – ECS USA is proud to announce the kick off of its “Design Your Own LIVA” competition in North America. All the participants are able to vote for the entries for the opportunity to win grand prizes. Starting September 1, 2014, ECS will be searching for the most creative person of the year. The Grand Prize winner will win US$1,000. ECS will be promoting the competition via its media partners and local colleges and universities in Northern California including: College of San Mateo, Mills College, San Jose City College, De Anza College and Foothill College.     How to enter: 1. Participants: (1) Group or Individual (assign one representative if group type, Max. 3 people at on one team). (2) Entry number – Max 3 pieces. 2. Contest: Design your own LIVA case Round 1 (September 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 – design draft audition: Participants submit a soft copy of design draft via Facebook. The 10 participants with the most “likes” will advance to the next round to be evaluated by judges. Round 2 (October 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014) – Real entry audition: participants make the actual LIVA case based on their design draft (ECS will provide white cases to Top 10 participants nominated in Round 1. Participants must send their photos by October 31, 2014 to be considered by our judges to enter the final contest. Final contest – November 7, 2014: ECS’ judges will pick a 1st, 2nd a...



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NZXT Kraken X31-X41-X61 AIO Water Cooler Roundup

AIO (all in one) liquid cooling units continue to gain popularity due mostly to the cheaper cost to performance ratio, as well as their leak-proof and low maintenance design. If we look back a mere 2 years ago, liquid AIO cooling units were few and far between, and only a few manufacturers offered this type of cooling solution. Today we find a lot of AIO units flooding the market, and as you may already know, selecting the right one can be a hard choice with so many different styles and types readily available. I am very excited today, because I will be putting three new units on my test bench from NZXT. The NZXT KRAKEN X31, X41 and, Kraken X61 AIO coolers. These three closed-loop liquid coolers are follow-up products to the Kraken X30 X40 and Kraken X60 that were reviewed last year. The NZXT X31 X41 and X61 have kept their same 120mm, 140mm, & 280mm respective CLC design; however, they now come with some new additions in the form of variable pump speed control, increased radiator thickness, and Cam software. Before I continue, let me tell you a bit about NZXT.



 
 
 
 
 
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FAVI Entertainment Smart Stick/Keyboard

Introduction We have the Smart Stick and Wireless Keyboard from FAVI Entertainment for review today. FAVI Entertainment offers this as a solution for converting our existing HDTV into a “Smart TV.” It is designed to be an affordable device that connects to your wireless network and plugs into your existing TV (or any monitor that has an open HDMI port). The Smart Stick operates based on Android 4.0, and is lightweight and compact with no monthly subscriptions. Let’s find out how the Smart Stick can upgrade a TV to a “Smart TV,” and just how useful this gadget really is.   Before we get started, let’s get to know about FAVI Entertainment. FAVI ENTERTAINMENT is a full service product design and development company specializing in projectors, mobile accessories, and digital media devices. Since 2006, we’ve developed over 120 consumer technology products under the FAVI brand. Recent Achievements: -2013 Inc 500 | 5000 Listed as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States for the 3rd year in a row. -2013 Edison Award winner for SmartStick -2013 CNET names SmartStick keyboard its top pick in its Ultimate Home Theater Solutions -2013 Home Theater Magazine names SmartStick Keyboard “Best keyboard/mouse remote for any media player” -2012 PC Magazine awarded the FAVI android pocket projector its coveted “Best of CES” Specialties: Mobile Projector Technology, Mobile/Tablet Peripherals, Android UI / Ap...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK Gaming Keyboard

The Build quality of the CM Storm QuickFire TK is second to none the Cherry MX Blue switches are the best I have ever used, and I love the blue LED lighting and accent off of the sky blue steel plate. The dimming functions and the highlighted gaming keys actually helped to improve my gaming experiences, I am now favoring the Cherry MX Blue for gaming over my Red and the overall gaming performance is one to be reckoned with.



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master NotePal I-100 and NotePal ERGO 360

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing two new arrivals from the Cooler Master NotePal family of coolers. The first device is the Cooler Master NotePal I-100. It is a slim and light-weight device cooler that’s easy to store and carry. It features not only the slimmest design to date, but also the lightest as well. The NotePal I-100 also packs a powerful 140 mm silent fan complete with a cable management system that’s powered by a USB connection. The Cooler Master NotePal I-100 is available in seven different colors: White, Black, Blue, Red, Orange, Green, and Pink. It should fit right in with your laptop, notebook, or tablet color scheme, and is ergonomically designed for a better viewing and working environment. It even supports laptops and net-books of up to 15.4 inches. The second device we have on the test bench is Cooler Master's NotePal Ergo 360. It is a cooler that is stylish and rugged in design with a brushed aircraft aluminum style. It incorporates two 80 mm fans for efficient cooling along with superb low noise levels. It also features multiple height settings for ergonomic management and includes two separate cooling solutions. The NotePal Ergo 360 is designed to create optimal comfort for laptop users and could be the ideal companion whether you’re at the office, gaming at home, or on the go. It has the capacity for Laptops of up to 17 inches and also accommodate tablets with its versatile laptop stand. The Cooler Master Ergo 360 also provide...



 
 
 
 
 
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Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Gaming Mouse & Gaming Pad

How many of you remember the the Speed Skating at the last winter Olympics? As a young man during my High School years I did some speed skating of my own... strapping on those skates and racing against others on the clean fresh ice was an exhilarating and rewarding experience, especially when I won. If the conditions of the ice beneath my feet were right, and my skates were sharp it was easier to get in "the zone." The slightest tweak could help me out-maneuver, speed past, and beat my opponents to the finish line. When gaming on a PC you also look for those same slight tweaks that might help you get in the zone and provide that extra edge over your opponents.



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