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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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Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter

In today’s desktop environment, multiple displays are becoming more popular whether you are working or playing. However, sometimes video cards that will enable you to accomplish this are pretty expensive. Today we will be reviewing an inexpensive solution to facilitate expanding your desktop space with multiple monitors. We have the Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter on the test bench today, so let's dive in and see if its just what the doctor ordered.



 
 
 
 
 
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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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Sceptre 32-inch LED HDTV Now Available with MHL Technology

MHL technology allows mobile phones and other portable devices to directly connect to high-definition televisions and displays City of Industry, Calif – February 6, 2013 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC displays, unveils their first LED HDTV with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology, an ultra-slim 32-inch designed to deliver the ultimate interactive home entertainment experience. Sceptre’s 32-inch LED HDTV with MHL technology is part of an upcoming series of HDTVs that allows users to utilize their big screen TV as a display or speaker for their mobile phones or portable devices. In addition, the HDTV’s remote can control the connected device. Developed by the MHL consortium, MHL technology utilizes a single cable to support up to 1080p high-definition video and surround sound audio while simultaneously charging the connected device. “Sceptre’s understands that convenience is at the forefront of the consumers’ needs,” said Cathy Chou, vice president of operations, Sceptre. “The new line of HDTVs with MHL technology provides the extra usability and connectivity we all seek while remaining affordable.” Perfect for both the high tech man cave and the common household, the 32-inch LED HDTV with MHL technology is a true 16:9 widescreen, has a 1920×1080 resolution and a rated LED backlight life of more than 50,000 hours. It also comes with integrated technologies such as auto dynamic contrast enhancement, ...



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CES 2013 PureOC Coverage

Introduction With CES 2013 going into full swing and manufacturers showing off their new line of tech gadgets that will be released this coming year, we took a short drive out to the CES 2013 show in Las Vegas, Nevada to check out some of the exciting news. While this Massive show was impossible to fully cover with the few days we were there, we managed to catch up with a few of our sponsors and check in with them to see what we should expect for this coming season. First we would like to thank: Cooler Master, Kingston, MSI, Sapphire Tech, Zalman and Lian Li for meeting with us during the show and showing us the new gadgets for this year. While these were the manufacturers we managed to meet with, we also headed down to the massive convention hall to check out some other items by: LG, ViewSonic and nVidia.   Cooler Master Let’s first thank Lulu and Nic from Cooler Master for inviting us up to the suite to check out the items we are excited to talk about. We have here the Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Mechanical keyboards. While this keyboard already has a model release for sale we are actually looking at a different model. This is Cooler Master’s new line of the QuickFire Rapid Stealth keyboards, the keys are blacked out at the top and each letter has been moved to its front side as you can see from the picture. This is great for those that don’t really need the letter visible from the top and are really looking for that sleek look. Also this will ...



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EPI to Market Philips Monitors in U.S. and Latin America

Fremont, Calif. – December 3, 2012 – Envision Peripherals Inc. (EPI), a global leader in HD display technology for monitors, televisions, tablets and multi-functional displays, today announces that the company will officially begin selling Philips monitors in addition to digital signage in the United States and Latin America. Philips monitors will be available throughout the distribution channel in the U.S. “In broadening our offering to include Philips monitors as well as digital signage, EPI continues to provide user-friendly, technologically advanced solutions to both consumers and corporations,” said Chris Brown, EPI North American Marketing Manager. “We have a serious commitment to the Philips brand and to offering superior service and support to Philips customers.” EPI has earned a reputation for high-quality, value-conscious displays that are known for their advanced performance, high resolution, plug-and-play simplicity, built-in features, and easy controls. The company strives to provide the most user-friendly, surprisingly affordable displays on the market. The U.S. headquarters of EPI is located in Fremont, California, while the Latin American headquarters is based in Miami with additional offices in Chile, Peru and Mexico. The company also sells display products in Brazil through its sister company. EPI has an impressive network of service centers throughout the United States and Latin America, as well as distribution channels that serve more than 8...



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AOC Goes Slim with Its New 23-inch Virtually Borderless IPS Monitor

AOC’s compact i2367fh HD monitor offers a design-friendly, energy-efficient and affordable option for multiple monitor setups Fremont, Calif. – November 20, 2012 – AOC, worldwide leader in monitor display technology, announces the retail availability of the i2367fh, a virtually borderless 23-inch monitor that is perfect for both workstations and gaming setups. The display’s Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio provide enhanced picture quality, higher definition, better color accuracy and greater light transmission. Blu-ray players, game consoles and other devices connect effortlessly through the integrated HDMI port, and the built-in speakers eliminate the need for external audio. The 23-inch IPS display has a 2mm bezel that gives the monitor a sleek, borderless appearance. The monitor’s artistic design also features a metallic hook-shaped stand that allows for two different setup modes of viewing – as a photo frame style without a base or a standard function stand. The AOC i2367fh is available now for $199 at B & H Photo and Amazon.com. “The i2367fh, part of our AOC 67 series, combines smart technology with style,” said AOC North America Marketing Manager Chris Brown. “This monitor provides performance, affordability and design like no other display on the market today.” The ENERGY STAR i2367fh combines impressive display technology with energy-efficiency. The WLED backlit panel consu...



 
 
 
 
 
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VisionTek Connect – USB 3.0 Display Adapters

In today's workstation environment the multi-display workstation has become rather popular, but not everyone can afford expensive video cards to facilitate that. Today we will take a look at an inexpensive way to expand your desktop space. We are reviewing two products from VisionTek that are meant to be affordable, easy to use and portable. We have the VisionTek's USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter, and the USB 3.0 to HDMI+DVI Dual Display Adapter. Both allow you to connect an additional monitor through your USB 3.0 port, and one offers the ability to use two more. First, lets look at some information about VisionTek. Click through for more...



 
 
 
 
 
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Samsung SyncMaster XL2370

A gorgeous monitor in a 16:9 aspect format.



 
 
 
 
 
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Samsung SyncMaster T240

Can this elegant 24-inch LCD shine for gamers and casual users alike?



 
 
 
 
 
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TN Film, MVA, PVA and IPS ? Which one’s for you?

The choice in the TFT market can be baffling at times, and with multiple panel manufacturers out there all with different pros and cons, which one's for you?



 
 
 
 
 
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20-inch WS, Dell 2007WFP vs Samsung SM205BW

The 20 inch WS market is heating up. We have two such models to test from Dell and Samsung.





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