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NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Case

Introduction: Today we will be looking at a more budget oriented Full Tower chassis from NZXT: The Source 530. Over the past several years, NZXT has become one of the premier manufacturers. They are ahead of the pack with innovative designs and features. Although they are somewhat costly, their series of full tower chassis’ leave little to be desired. This one could fit right in alongside NZXT’s award winning full tower designs, but this time in the much more coveted and affordable budget arena. Will the Source 530 feature all of the essentials? Will it bring it all together, for a cool, hassle-free computing experience? Let’s see if NZXT has once again raised the bar with the introduction of the new NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Chassis. Our Thanks goes out to NZXT for providing us with the review sample. “NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling. NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United St...



 
 
 
 
 
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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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The Diamond Multimedia Wireless Range Extender

Introduction: Expanding your home network and setting up wireless stations throughout the house is usually a pretty simple task. The down side in most cases is without a hardwired signal transfer you end up with poor signal strength, a dropped signal and in some cases no signal at all. Are you tired of dropping that weak wireless internet signal from your TV, laptop, PC or Gaming Console? Today I have the pleasure of bringing to you, from Diamond Multimedia, the Wireless Range Extender. The Diamond Wireless Range Extender should not only elevate those wireless dead spots, but also offer up the speed and connectivity you would expect to get from your wireless network as well. It is said that the Diamond Multimedia Wireless Range Extender can take an existing 802.11n wireless signal, and can repeat it to send it to a longer range. It is designed to reach where it is too far away for the router or access point, eliminating cable wires while providing the same reliable network connection. It can repeat and extend the wireless signals from virtually any 802.11n wireless router or access point that is launched on the market. It is also backwards compatible with the 802.11b/g router or access point. Read on to see if the Diamond Wireless Range Extender lives up to these claims. About Diamond Multimedia: For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia Powerline Internet Audio Video Kit

Expanding your home networks and setting up Wireless stations throughout the house is usually a pretty simple task. The down side in most cases is without the hardwired signal transfer, you end up with poor signal strength, a dropped signal and in some cases no signal at all. Are you tired of dropping that weak wireless internet signal off your TV, laptop, PC or Gaming Console? Today I have the pleasure of bringing to you, from Diamond Multimedia, the Powerline Internet Audio Video kit. Read on and see if will elevate those wireless issues, and also offer up the speed and connectivity you desire from your hardwired connections as well...



 
 
 
 
 
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Kingston MobileLite Wireless Storage

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce to you The Kingston MobileLite. It's a portable storage device with its own Wireless Network interface, and actually comes to you with no embedded storage on board. Instead, it offers the user the option to use Memory cards in these formats, Micro SD, SD, SDHC, and SDXC. It also includes USB connectivity for external storage and flash drives. The Kingston MobileLite offers a battery life of up to five hours of continuous use, and gives you the ability to charge it via USB. Additionally it offers its own Wi-Fi network, and can also be used as a battery backup. This allows you to charge a device, like a mobile phone or tablet, by using its built-in USB port. The Kingston MobileLite can also serve as an emergency charger for your mobile phone.



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia PlugnView Home Monitoring Security Camera kit

In this day and age security has become more of a need then a want because we are in an age where everything is being monitored. There are security cameras on streets, in stores, and just about every were you look. We give up some privacy, but in turn we get some piece of mind, knowing that if something should go wrong it will get captured on video. It’s also a hard fact that in most households both parents work out of necessity. Because of this, people are gone from their household for a minimum of eight to ten hours a day. Folks also have kids and pets at home, and in some cases care for the elderly. I know some who have very expensive security systems installed in their homes, and pay a monthly fee to security companies that monitor their dwelling while they are away. This, in turn, gives them some piece of mind. However many of us cannot afford that expense. How would you like to have a system in place that is inexpensive to purchase, and comes with no monthly fee? One that would allow you to look in on your children, see what Fido is up to, or just checkup on that grandparent or loved one who needs special care... Today we will be reviewing a plug and play surveillance system from Diamond Multimedia. The Diamond PlugnView is a remote home monitoring Internet night vision security camera kit. It is advertised as an inexpensive way to monitor and view things by camera, whether the inside or outside of your dwelling. It also does it wirelessly from devi...



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV

With all the content now available to us on or computers we are always looking for simple ways to share and display that content, not just from our laptops or computer screens, but also on a big screen TV. With bulky set top boxes and cable connections we can do just that. However, there are alternatives. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a device from Diamond Multimedia that is one such alternative. We have their WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV device on the bench and are going to put it through its paces. The Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream wirelessly streams HD video and internet content to your HDTV. Enjoy and share your home computer content and stream movies from your laptop from sites like Hulu®, Netflix®, Boxee, iTunes® and YouTube from the comfort of your own living room. Watch 1080P video and 6 channel HD 5.1 audio content, share pictures, presentations, office documents, web content and other types of data, on your HD display without wires. Read on and let’s see how well the VideoStream from Diamond performs on a larger size display streaming video and content without any cable limitations.



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Recon Internet Connected Fan Controller

Cooling is an issue that will likely always be a concern, whether we run our computers at stock settings or overclocked it really makes no difference. There is always going to be heat generated from every electrical component in your system. There are many ways to accomplish this, from faster or bigger fans, to exotic water cooling. Both have their pros and cons, but sometimes the easiest, most reliable and most cost effective way to accomplish something comes from getting back to basics. Fans in most cases fit this bill and offer a cost effective solution to improve or adjust cooling throughout your system. But, running fans at full speed all the time can leave us with noise problems and in most cases, cool and quiet cannot coexist together. Or can they? Is it possible to breathe new life into that old computer or custom build with your current fans? What if you could control the speed, airflow, and temperature strategically to different parts of your case? Imagine being able to do this both quickly and effortlessly, and wirelessly as well. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you what may be the world’s first internet connected fan controller, The Bitfenix Recon. It's designed for a new age of mobile devices and built on a platform with software that’s Browser based, meaning it is compatible with virtually any mobile operating system, including iOS, Android, or Windows. The Bitfenix Recon sports a cool looking illuminated easy on the eyes touchscree...



 
 
 
 
 
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Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II Docking System

I don’t know about you but I personally have several small and large capacity 2.5" and 3.5" external hard drives that I use for storage only. I store movies, music, pictures, and important data on several separate HDDs. This makes it easier for me to label each drive to keep track of what I have on them and also enables me to designate the right size HDD for my storage needs. I despise having to dismantle and remove the hard drive from my vertical enclosure on my desk whenever I want to swap them out. The amount of time it takes to open the enclosure, remove and swap out the drive is sometimes so frustrating because it frequently takes me longer than the actually transfer of the data itself. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing an enclosure that I believe may relieve these frustrations. The Archgon Fusion II Docking System comes with on board USB 3.0 support, USB 3.0 Hub and will support hard drives up to 3TB in size. The Archgon Fusion II also features a patented drive ejection system, making removal of your HDD or SSD quick, safe, and easy. The Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II has a horizontal open architecture design that helps reduce heat and alleviates vibration during drive spin up, protecting your drive from damage while the drive is working. The Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II features an external three port USB 3.0 hub allowing the user to plug other USB devices into the hub and still take full advantage of the USB 3.0 speed. Let’s read on to see what else ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Storage Device

I have to say I am totally blown away as to just how far we have come since then. With everyone going mobile, we now have Cell Phones, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, and other portable devices to download, store and stream video and data wirelessly across the information highway at breakneck speeds. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing such a device; The Gauntlet Node from Patriot Memory. We have high demands being placed on us at school, in the workplace, and at home, to store and transfer data and information. With hard drive space on our laptops and computers becoming a premium, I believe Patriot, with the Gauntlet Node, may have come up with a perfect solution. With the Gauntlet Node, you can do it fast and inexpensively, but more importantly wirelessly as well.



TRENDnet® Demonstrates First 500Mbps Powerline Adapter

Four Integrated Gigabit Ports



Leadtek? WinFast? VP200 P Zero Client Smart-Fi

Major success in the Red Dot Design Award 2011




TRENDnet Launches Two New Power Saving Gigabit GREENnetT Switches

TRENDnet announces the availability of the 16-Port and 24-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch



Wikipedia lost 49,000 editors this year

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