When it comes to looking for fans for your PC, we know that the options are almost limitless. With the number of manufacturers and brands out in the open market, it can boggle your mind when it comes to finding the right one for your needs. However, today we are going to look at some uniquely designed fans from Phobya. The Phobya's NB-eLoop Bionic fans are uniquely designed in Germany and provide the highest standard of technology. The special Bionic fan blade rotor along with the NB-EKA 2 Drive and the NB NanoSLI 2 Magentic floating bearing are aimed to please enthusiasts looking for a superior product. These are not your normal $3 fas you can pick up at a local electronics store. These are specialized to provide the highest of performance satisfaction. Today, we get to put these on the test bench and show you how they perform in both noise levels (dB) and airflow (cfm). Let's dive in and take a look.
As anyone who games will tell you, your mouse will ultimately wind up making or breaking your gaming experience entirely. Be it the ergonomics of the mouse or the feel of the buttons as you click them, every detail matters when your virtual life is on the line, as well as the virtual lives of others. Cooler Master's CM Storm division caters to the gaming enthusiast that has such demands with various levels of product, ranging from mild to wild. At the top of their roster of performers is the CM Storm Reaper, which they have been kind enough to supply us for review. The CM Storm Reaper is part of their new Aluminum Gaming Series of mice, boasting all of the niceties expected of a proper high performance mouse: an Avago 9800 sensor rated at 8200 DPI (dots per inch), Omron switches, macro functionality across all eight programmable buttons, and aluminum accent pieces to lend not only a truly premium feel, but to a certain extent a degree of customization not present for most mice. Does the Reaper deliver a product that is more than the sum of it's illustrious list of parts? Read on and find out!
While the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don't need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, somewhere around 600W to 650W of power. The Cooler Master GX II 650W is one such mid-range power supply, and while it's not a beast like one of Cooler Master's premium V-Series units, for examples, the GX II is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with an affordable price tag of $80. Seems like a very enticing budget-oriented unit, so let's take a closer look at this Cooler Master GX II 650W power supply and see how it fares.
In 2010, NZXT introduced us to its Phantom chassis, an aggressively designed, feature-filled case for mainstream users, gamers and enthusiasts alike. Now, NZXT has unveiled its direct successor, the Phantom 530. Today we will be looking at this Full Tower chassis from NZXT, continuing the legacy of the original. The new Phantom has been redesigned from the ground up. While creating the Phantom 530, the NZXT design team painstakingly took every beloved aspect of the original design and revamped it to make it even better. The new Phantom 530 brings with it many new changes such as modular hard drive cages, a discrete SSD mount behind the motherboard tray, its signature rear I/O LEDs, a single channel three speed 30W fan controller with integrated 10-port fan hub, and steel 5.25" optical drive latches. All of comes this with an MSRP of just $129.00. Join me as we take an up close and personal look to see if NZXT can breathe new life into an already phenomenal line of cases with their Phantom 530.
When it comes to graphic card cooling, aftermarket air coolers were the best option in the past. Also, unless you were going full water cooling, your options were pretty limited. Recently we have started to see a mass of AIO (all in one) water cooling products come to market giving users many more options for CPU cooling; however, up until now there have not been too many similar options for graphics card cooling. We have seen a few PC enthusiasts creating custom brackets to attach these all in one CPU coolers onto graphics cards, and we have even seen some users even using zip ties, but very few manufactured solutions exist. Sadly, in the long run, we find that many of those custom "homebrew" options were not too pretty and/or had diminished longevity. Today things might be shifting. There is a leading manufacturer that has been listening to its customers and actually produced a bracket using this exact idea. It's also designed to offer up greater reliability and aesthetic appeal for the PC enthusiasts. We would like to introduce you to the NZXT Kraken G10 AIO Cooling Bracket which we will review today. NZXT was also kind nice enough to provide us with an NZXT X40 aAIO cooler for testing as well. Read on to find out how this new product stands in the spotlight.
Mechanical boards have become all the rage of late, and it's easy to see why. After you've used one, you'll wonder how you ever lived without, shunning the membrane boards for the sexy individual switch designs. A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a sleek minimalist design and caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Func KB-460 is not to be confused with a "basic" mechanical board. Are you looking for plenty of standalone macro keys? Pffft, try fully integrated ones here. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you, maybe you want 20KRO? Try FULL NKRO on the KB-460. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the KB-460 can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.
It isn't very often that you get your hands on fairly exclusive gear. It's even less frequent that once you get to use said exclusive gear you are capable of justifying the exclusive price tag that comes with it. Feenix, a boutique gaming accessory manufacturer, aims to deliver the highest quality gaming experience that fits into exactly such a scenario with the Feenix Nascita gaming mouse and the Dimora gaming mouse pad. These two products were designed with the expressed intent of delivering as perfect a gaming experience for the user as is humanly possible with naught but the finest parts, looks and attention to detail available today. With their steep asking prices, are they truly worth it for the sake of an exclusive experience? Read on and see for yourself!
Introduction When it comes to processor cooling we have see many designs and platforms that are available at most finger tips. With the vast number of options available in the market, sometimes choosing the right one can be a task, though most of you will probably jump on the net and start doing a quick search on performance and aesthetics. We have seen many CPU coolers in recent years starting to get larger and larger to accommodate those who are looking for the ultimate in cooling. Especially for those who are going to be overclocking, most seem to think bigger is better. Then there are those who are looking for coolers that are smaller in size so they can squeeze it into a small form factor. Well today we are going to be looking at a cooler that has outstanding cooling in mind, packed into a slim profile. How well will this perform? Well… we are going to find out exactly that with the Titan Dragonfly 4 CPU Cooler. So without going into too much detail here let’s jump forward and take a closer look at what the Titan Dragonfly 4 CPU Cooler has to offer. Before we do that, let’s take a glimpse at who Titan is: TITAN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED was founded in Taiwan by a group of progressive engineers. With over 20 years of experience in manufacturing high-quality cooling devices, Titan has gained worldwide reputation for its achievements and expertise in the CPU cooling field. Titan’s headquarter is located in Taiwan with a branch office in Germany. The manu...
Introduction Has there been a time during a gaming session that you were wondering how your system is performing temperature-wise? How about how much of a load your system currently has on it? We as gamers are always looking at additional data to see how our newly built gaming system is performing. While we have seen many software-based widgets that can be used to view that information on your desktop, how about those times when you are in-game and don’t want to tab out of the session? Well today we are going to be looking at a little device from ColdTears Electronics called LCDSysInfo for GOverlay. What does this device do? Today we are going to put the GOverlay LCD to the test and show you what this convenient little desk top display can do. This has the ability to customize the data source you want to view, all at-a-glance on this 2.8″ LCD screen. Today we are going to put the software and hardware to the test today to see just how well this device can hold to its promise of total customization. Now without going into too much detail, let’s jump forward and get started.
Introduction Some say silence is golden but I have to disagree. Only hearing what you choose to is golden. Blocking out the world with music is one of the best ways to relax and erase the stresses of a long day. It is even better when you can’t hear the kids or the television in the background. Wish you had a mute button for them? Sorry not available yet. The next best thing would be headphones that reduce unwanted ambient noise. This is the basis of noise canceling, allowing you to escape your surroundings and hear what you want. Sometimes however, this comes at a premium sticker price. Noisehush has been very active in mobile audio over the last 5 years and are known for their NX80 in-ear and BT700 Bluetooth headsets. Noisehush wanted us to take a look at their latest offering which is geared towards comfort, great sound and affordability. The new NoiseHush i7 active noise canceling headset has a big challenge in front of it. Let’s see if it is up to the task. Specs • Frequency: 30Hz-20kHz • Speaker Type: 40mm • Neodymium Cone Impedance: 32ohm • Power Output: 100mW • Noise Reduction: 20dB max • Sensitivity: 98±3dB • Audio Connector: Gold Plated • Cable Length: Detachable 5.9 feet • Jack: 3.5mm • Weight: 175g • Battery Life: Up to 120hrs Features • Genuine Leather • Pure Comfort • Around-Ear Design • High-Definition Sound • Premium Memory Foam • Superior Battery Life • Foldable for Portability • Travel Ca...
Introduction Today we have the opportunity to review the ARS60 Bluetooth enabled speaker from Acoustic Research. This is their next generation speaker and it comes packed with features. It also sports a compact design without losing its design quality. It is available in black, red, blue, white, lime green, pink or yellow. The design is shaped like an hour-glass but features two speakers with a bass reflex system. This system also features a NiMH rechargeable battery, offering ten hours of music play time (at medium volume). Could this 16 watt system sound as good as what we’ve seen with other Bluetooth speakers? Continue reading to find out if it holds up to our standards. Before we get started, here’s some information on Acoustic Research: Acoustic Research (AR), a brand owned by VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today unveiled a new addition to its line of Bluetooth indoor portable wireless speakers — the ARS60 portable wireless speaker. Using advanced audio coding, this next generation Bluetooth® equipped product offers sound quality that’s indistinguishable from wired systems, with an impressive dynamic range. The ARS60 is shaped to inspire, sized to go anywhere and sounds like miniature audio furniture.
There aren't many quality ambidextrous gaming mice on the market, so the Avior is in a small but competitive group of products. Quality, features, and comfort are typically the important trifecta for consumers in this segment. At a price of about $85, the Avior 8200 is positioned as a flagship mouse of sorts from Mionix, despite its more niche target audience, and certainly sits in the upper pricing echelons of gaming mice. It's not cheap, but it looks promising. Is it worth the premium? Let's take a closer look at the Mionix Avior 8200 and find out.
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...
We're focusing on two cards from HIS, a company we're very familiar with, having seen many of their products in the past couple of generations in AMD cards. HIS typically produces cards with custom coolers and aggressive factory overclocks, and these two are no different. The R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 and R9 270X iCooler IceQ X2 Turbo have excessively long names, but more to the point: they are sleek, come with impressive overclocks, and look to offer good gaming value. Let's take a closer look at these cards to find out how they measure up.
Today we will be looking at the follow up to a successful line of products that offered a lot of features and totally unique style. The SF-15 and SF-17 Notebook coolers aim to pick up where the SF-19 models left off but are doing so in smaller sizes.