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Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse

Introduction We’ve seen several mice from Swedish company Mionix, and we’ve been impressed. The Naos remains one of the most comfortable mice I’ve ever grasped (admittedly, it’s my go-to daily mouse of choice), and we’ve seen models from Mionix that sport minor differences and improvements along the way. Why mess with a winning formula, it seems. One of the differences is certainly in terms of cost. It should come as no surprise that everyone doesn’t necessarily want to splurge for the flagship Naos, and for those who want the quality and features but a more affordable price tag, the Mionix Castor is what we’re looking at today. The Castor is a right-handed mouse, and while it captures the shapely essence of the vaunted Naos, it also seems to share some lineage from the impressive Avior, creating a subtle new shape that’s suitable for palm, claw, and fingertip-grip preferences. There are a couple other differences, such as a 10,000 DPI optical engine rather than laser, a simplified lighting and feature set, and a lower price tag than the premium Naos or Avior. Sounds good so far. Let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Castor and find out if it’s worthy your consideration.



Giada GT400 All-round MicroServer

Giada’s GT400 MicroServer – Small, Robust and Efficient All-round MicroServer designed for small and medium enterprises   October 15th , 2015, Shenzhen, China –Giada’s GT400 MicroServer is a 4-Bay storage system for Windows and Linux OS, built for low power consumption and 24/7 reliability. The GT400 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and provides convenient & secure file sharing and networking features for small to medium sized enterprises and new startups while facilitating high efficiency and quick sharing functionality. Use case scenarios include small data centers, file servers, web servers, mail servers and print servers.   MicroServers are an emerging form factor for servers designed for different scales of data centers and storage systems. Even within the MicroServer category, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for system design or processor choice. The GT400 can be run on Linux variant such as Novell SLES 11 SP3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or Ubuntu server 14.04 or on Windows Server lines such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.­ The GT400 is especially designed as a server to be utilized in SMEs or small groups that are starting a business or other collaborative organizations. Choose a right server is critical for smooth operations in an organization. With secure and convenient file sharing and networking feature, the working efficiency can be greatly improved. Powered by Intel® Celeron® 1037U dual-core pro...



Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US

Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US A Mid Tower Case With a Short Name, Big Interior, and an Internal Fan/Radiator Mount October 15, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-18 mid tower chassis: designed to feel compact while fitting powerful air and water cooling options inside. The interior arranges the components along the inner wall, leaving the center of the case open for the custom-built swing-out fan bracket that improves cooling performance. Available in silver and black exteriors, this brushed aluminum build harkens back to classic Lian Li minimalism. The dual exterior facing drive bays and twin 120mm fans on the front give it an old school look. The crisp exterior is broken only by the hidden USB/HD audio ports, power button, the 140mm fan grill, and the custom side air intake grill. Customizable Thermal Flow The PC-18 has been designed to maximize airflow and cooling. Air is drawn in through the primary front grill. The porous mesh screen does not restrict airflow to the included pair of 120mm fans, keeping them clean and efficient in use. Combined with the included top 140mm fan, this case easily maintains positive air pressure and keeps all dust out. The side vent fans are the wild card; they give the flexibility to change the airflow depending on the build. Up to two additional 140mm or three 120mm fans can be installed in push or pull as needed. The bracket can also be used to mount a watercooling radiato...



Tenda TEF1008P 8-port Desktop Unmanaged Switch Provides Four PoE Ports

Tenda TEF1008P 8-port Desktop Unmanaged Switch Provides Four PoE Ports Brings Power, Ethernet, and Simplicity to Wherever Needed With PoE and Auto-Negotiation Ports Walnut City, Calif. – October 14, 2015 – Tenda Technology Inc.®, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces availability of the TEF108P in America. TEF108P is an eight-port 10/100Mbps unmanaged switch that requires no configuration and provides auto-negotiation and four PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports. This desktop switch is designed with ease of installation and management in mind. RJ45 auto-negotiation ports remove the need for a complicated pairing process and the four PoE ports eliminate the need for sockets or drilling. The TEF1008P easily expands any home or office network to reach IoT and Security devices in tricky locations. Easy To Use; Easy To Configure The TEF1008P requires no setup nor installation. It can auto negotiate the handshake with compatible devices. PoE means only one cable is required to connect each device. Developed for desktop applications and simplicity, the durable case and fan-less design ensure silent, prolonged use. Four Port PoE Switch with Extended Power Supply Distance Ports one through four support AT/AF standards and provide up to 40W of power to connected devices. This allows the use of just one cable for data and power, allowing for more convenient positioning of compatible devices. For ...



Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova

 Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova Hitting stores November 17th 2015: the all new Kova pure performance gaming mouse. Forged using the legacy of its predecessor – the fan favorite Kova[+] – as its blueprint, the new Kova carries on the tradition of streamlined performance with an ambidextrous build that places its emphasis on raw power above all else. Sleek yet stripped back in its aesthetics, the sports-car like Kova suits left- and right-handers alike in a high-octane design that offers double the power. Double the effective dpi from 3500 to 7000 with its state of the art optical sensor featuring Overdrive mode; double the button functions from 11 to 22 with Easy-Shift[+]™ and intuitive Smart Cast buttons; double the style – available in black and white; and double the illumination, with independently configurable mouse rim and scroll wheel lighting in 16.8 million vivid colors. More info here



Tenda TEG3224P: A Managed 24 Port Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 Shared SFP Ports

Tenda TEG3224P: A Managed 24 Port Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 Shared SFP Ports Robust Security, Versatile Port Offerings, and Dynamic Power Over Internet, Make This Ethernet Switch Efficient and Secure Walnut City, Calif. – October 8, 2015 – Tenda Technology Inc.®, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces availability for the TEG3224P in America. With comprehensive security features, this stackable, websmart 24 port managed switch is designed to build a safe and smart wired network. Providing 24 10/100/1000 auto-negotiation RJ45 ports and 4 reusable Base-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, it supports both IEEE 802.3af (15.4W) and 802.3at (30 W) standards. Tight Security Measures The TEG3224P supports complete network management via an easy-to-use web interface, including a wealth of security options and features. Beyond its hardware-level security, it offers ARP attack defense, worm attack defense, DoS attack defense, IP/MAC/PORT/VLAN binding, and MAC filtering – strong safety bulwarks for a strong switch. In addition, 802.11x and MAC authentication lend further security, along with port security and isolation, SSH 2.0, and user classification management. 24 Port PoE switch with 4 SFP Ports Give Flexibility Twenty-four Gigabit Ethernet ports, along with four SFP combo ports, offer flexible port combinations for plenty applications. The dynamic PoE power supply monitors port ou...



ADATA XPG SX930 240GB and Premier SP550 240GB SSD Review

Introduction Over the course of the last few weeks, a couple of anonymous brown boxes showed up on my doorstep. Festooned with foreign post marks, they set the household atwitter with speculation as to what might be contained within. I’m not sure the rest of the residents appreciated the contents quite as much as I, but for my part, I was ecstatic to open them and find both an XPG SX930 “Gaming SSD” and the more mainstream Premier SP550 from ADATA nestled among the packing material. Before we move on, let’s think about that a bit. Not so very long ago in late 2009, I purchased my first SSD. A 128GB Patriot Torqx SSD that I paid $369 for. Performance was rated at a paltry 260MB/s sequential read and 180MB/s sequential write. TRIM wasn’t implemented on that particular Indilinx Barefoot controller (I’m not sure it was even invented yet), and it ran on a SATA II interface (1.5GBps) of which it was at no risk of saturating. There were no categories in SSD’s. No “Gaming”, “Performance”, “Premium” or any other label. SSD was a self contained category all on its own. (For a bit of historic perspective, you can read Jake’s review of the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD here). Today, our SATA based SSD’s saturate a 6 Gbps SATA III bus, and an ADATA Premier SP550 costs a mere $79 on Newegg for just about twice the capacity and more than double the performance of my now Vintage Torqx. In those days the d...



The PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley: A Full ATX Carry-on Case Combo

The PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley: A Full ATX Carry-on Case Combo A Rugged Portable Chassis With Optional Detachable Wheels For Full ATX Power On The Go October 1, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-TU300 portable PC chassis. The largest of the TU series, the TU-300 packs a full ATX-size computer into a rugged, portable chassis compact enough to count as carry-on luggage. Alongside the case is its optional wheeled trolly accessory for the traveler. Its thick aluminum construction, locking mechanisms, and reinforced corners keep delicate components safe from bumps and pokes. Convenient Mobility and TransportationITX systems are great for LAN parties, but a full ATX rig with room for multiple GPUs is better. The best feature of the PC-TU300 is its mobility – weighing only 3.8kg and measuring 218mm x 398mm x 440mm, it is compact and lightweight. The handle mounted on top makes it easy to pick up and move around, while the aluminum bumpers on the corners protect it from damage on the go. With its increased size, Lian Li offers an optional trolly to further improve mobility. The TC-01, or Trolly Cart 01, can be securely fastened to the side wall for easy transportation on wheels.The TU line is famous for its luggage-like durability and reliability and the TC-01 takes these qualities a step further. The Trolly Cart has two anchor brackets which are screwed into the side panel of the case. The trolly itself can then be attached to provide smo...



COUGAR Announces the 700M eSports Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Announces the Arrival of 700M eSports Gaming Mouse October 1st, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals sector, is proud to announce today the launch of a new addition to the 700M Gaming Mouse series: COUGAR 700M eSports. Based on last year’s revolutionary design that made 700M one of the most desired gaming mice of the market, the 700M eSports version comes to offer a new choice for gamers. This new mouse includes most of 700M´s features and adds a radically different look, with a new coating that sets it apart from the vast majority of the market both in appearance and in tactile feel.   This new product comes in two different colors, White and Red, which stand apart from the mainstream looks of ordinary mice. Adorned with motives inspired by competitive events, this new mouse is a limited edition. With a high end 8200 DPI Laser sensor and 8 buttons, 700M eSports is today one of the best choices a gamer can get his hands on. For those who want something truly different, now is the time to set oneself above the crowd! Learn more about COUGAR at www.cougargaming.com About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks ...



Giada Introduces a Compact, Fanless Mini PC – F103D

Giada Introduces Fanless Mini PC – F103D Stands out with solid performance, rich connectivity and ultra-thin design September 24, 2015, Brea, California – Giada Technology, an industry leader in Mini PCs, embedded systems and servers for small & medium enterprises, is proud to unveil a compact fan-less mini PC system – the F103D. With a powerful new Intel® Baswell Processor and lower power consumption, the F103D primarily targets organizations in industry control applications and will provide a perfect solution for digital signage including electric white boards, outdoor ads, cinema trailers and other types, all in glorious 4K resolution. The F103D adopts the latest Intel® Braswell N3150/N3050/N3000 Processor using the 14nm process technology that is greatly improving data processing performance while reducing the power consumption. (TDP 4-6W), thus offering a well-balanced cost/performance ratio. With the latest Intel® HD graphics GPU core, the F103D ensures stunning 4K output for digital signage. The Giada F103D supports Dual Channel Memory with onboard 2GB DDR3 memory for standard use. If more performance is required for e.g. video playback of 4K@30Hz, an additional 2GB DDR3L SO-DIMM is required to guarantee smooth operation. F103D’s fanless design and excellent cooling solution makes it stable during high performance running. In addition, it applies the Giada self-developed and patented JAHC (Jehe Active Hardware Control) unmanned technology, making ...



New Philips monitor offers great Quad HD pictures on compact 25-inch

New Philips monitor offers great Quad HD pictures on compact 25-inch Ultra-narrow bezel makes the screen feel larger Flicker-Free technology reduces eye fatigue SmartErgoBase enables people-friendly ergonomic adjustments Amsterdam, 24 September 2015 MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, launches a new 25-inch monitor with AH-IPS LED display with Quad HD resolution. This means crystal clear images on a compact screen. The monitor contains 65% recycled plastics and its housing is PVC- and BFR-free, therefore nothing more stands in the way of eco-friendly productivity. Quad HD on a smaller screen size This latest Philips display delivers astoundingly sharp and clear Quad HD 2560 x 1440 or 2560 x 1080 pixel images. The outstanding sharpness is made possible by the high-performance panel with an extremely high pixel density. It can reproduce images from different sources with high bandwidth, thanks to DisplayPort, HDMI and dual link DVI. The improved structure of the advanced AH-IPS panel is responsible for the superb colour reproduction, fast response time and low power consumption compared to other wide viewing angle panels. Regardless of whether the user is in need of extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM work or vivid colour and clarity for 3D graphic applications, this high-quality Philips display will deliver the crystal clear images these users are looking for. Moreover, the monitor has built-in stereo speakers for multi...



Announcing The Lian Li PC-Q10WX a Mini-ITX Chassis With A Transparent Wall in the US

Announcing The Lian Li PC-Q10WX a Mini-ITX Chassis With A Transparent Wall in the US Mini-ITX Q Series Case Accommodates ATX Power Supply, Longer GPU, and Tall CPU coolers; Performance Level Hardware in a Tiny Chassis September 23, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q10WX Mini-PC chassis. A continuation of Lian Li’s lineup of small PC cases, the PC-Q10WX is the first Q series case to feature an acrylic side wall: perfect for showing off the high-performance hardware and cooling systems this conveniently sized chassis can accommodate. Fitting More in Less The Lian Li PC-Q10WX is very compact, weighing only 2.3kg and measuring 207mm x 277mm x 335mm. Despite its size, its clever layout still offers enough space for a 270mm VGA card, a CPU cooler up to 140mm tall, and a PSU up to 150mm long. Expandability Without Compromise The PC-Q10WX supports up to two 3.5” drives or three 2.5” drives. A 5.25” drive bay fits a slim optical disk drive or an additional 2.5” or 3.5” drive. It supports a standard ATX power supply for builders who do not want to sacrifice high-performance components for a small form factor. Two expansion slots provide enough room for full-sized video cards. Myriad Cooling Options With space for a 240mm radiator on the top panel, and 120mm on the back panel – this little case gives builders enough flexibility to install almost any kind of water or air cooling setup. The water cooling grommets allow all-in-o...



– G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse Taipei, Taiwan (23 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is releasing the new RIPJAWS series MX780 customizable RGB laser gaming mouse. Watch the following video for an introduction to the unique product features: Ambidextrous & Interchangeable Side Grips The RIPJAWS MX780 laser gaming mouse features an ambidextrous design with mirrored button placement that increases adaptability for both right and left-handed gamers, as well as maximizing grip comfort with interchangeable side grips for long term use. Adjustable Palm Rest & Weights Gamers come in all sizes. This is why the MX780 laser gaming mouse features a height-adjustable palm rest, which allows you to customize the palm support to your preferred height for maximum comfort. Additionally, the entire mouse is constructed upon a solid aluminum base and comes with additional optional 4.5g weights, installed inside of side grip on each side, so you can feel the control every movement and optimize the overall mouse balance for your own personal gaming style. 8 Fully Programmable Buttons & Customizable RGB Backlighting Enable countless customizability with 8 fully programmable buttons and customizable RGB backlighting across 4 lighting zones in a full range of RGB colors. G.SKILL Unified Driver System & On-board Profile Storage Design...



ASUSTOR Announces the 10 Series, Modern Diamond Plate Finished NAS with Comprehensive Functionality

ASUSTOR Announces the 10 Series, Modern Diamond Plate Finished NAS with Comprehensive Functionality First generation Marvell ARMADA-385 dual-core CPU NAS models AS1002T and AS1004T, equipped with hardware encryption engine, low power consumption, ultra-quiet operation, hand screws for installation without additional tools, modern stylish diamond plate finished exterior, personal cloud storage at a price that can’t be beat. Taipei, Taiwan, September 21st, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of the brand-new AS1002T and AS1004T models, the first generation of ASUSTOR NAS products to make use of the ARM architecture. These 10 series models are powered by Marvell 1.0 GHz dual-core processors, 512MB of memory and hardware encryption engines, providing read and write performance of 95 MB/s and 110 MB/s. The exterior features a compact and stylish design, featuring an eye-catching diamond plate finish that allows the NAS to add a touch of modern flair to any space. The 10 series devices also feature low power consumption and ultra-quiet operation, producing only 19 decibels of noise during system standby, comparable to the almost inaudible sound of a pin drop. This allows it to seamlessly fit into any living space without disrupting the quality of life, making it the optimal personal cloud storage platform for the modern digital age. NAS systems have always had a false reputation for being a costly digit...



CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers

CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers 16.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – PC thermal solution innovator CRYORIG releases the M9i and M9a, a compact tower cooling solution with three 6-mm heatpipes, True Copper Base and 92 mm 2,200 rpm PWM fan. The CRYORIG M9i/M9a is an entry-level tower heatsink that is both compact and affordable, but comes packing with material and tech comparable to CRYORIG’s other ultra high end products. Three 6-millimeter high performance copper heatpipes and a True Copper Base makes up the core of the M9i/M9a. Bucking the trend of removing the costly copper base in entry-level products, the M9i/M9a has all the same makings of CRYORIG’s other more expensive products like the H5 Ultimate. The True Copper Base improves heat conduction and contact area for all the heatpipes. Together with CRYORIG’s proprietary Jet Fin Acceleration System enabled aluminum fins, makes up for the high performance seen on such a small product. The M9 also safely avoids the RAM and PCI-E slots, completely avoids any RAM and PCI-E compatibility issues. With a total height of only 124,6 mm, it is also highly compatible with nearly all mid-tower ATX or Micro ATX systems. Following the steps of CRYORIG’s successful H Series single tower mid-range heatsinks, the M9i/M9a is CRYORIG’s first product out of it’s M Series entry-level line. Featuring three 6mm high performance copper heatpipes, the M9i/M9a offers 120 Watts of effect TDP cooling capacity....






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