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G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual “OC World Cup 2015” Overclocking Competition

G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual “OC World Cup 2015” Overclocking Competition $16,200 Total Cash Prize; $10K for the Champion Taipei, Taiwan (4 March 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, proudly announces the 2nd annual “OC World Cup 2015” overclocking competition! This year, as a contribution to the overclocking community and to dedicated extreme overclockers worldwide, G.SKILL is raising the total cash prize to a staggering $16,200 USD! Following the tradition of the event, the Champion of the OC World Cup 2015 will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD. The OC World Cup 2015 is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. Live Qualifier and Grand Final will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2015. Online Qualifiers, the first round of the competition, will be held on HWBOT (http://hwbot.org) from 9th March to 13th April 2015, featuring 3 benchmarks: SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specified hardware. These selected benchmarks and specified hardware are chosen to challenge the memory tuning skills of contest participants. The top 6 Online Qualifier contestants will be eligible to enter the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015 for a chance to claim part of the $16,200 USD cash prize pool. In the Grand Final, the top 2 Live Qualifier contestants will battle head to he...



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NZXT DOKO Review

Introduction During CES 2015 this year, NZXT show-cased the DOKO PC Anywhere device. Now this is a product we are not used to seeing from NZXT. They are primarily known for their PC chassis, cooling and accessories line up. But from what we saw during the CES show, we were quite impressed with what this new product offers. One thing that came up in our conversation was why is this portable PC named DOKO? As NZXT explained to us… the word DOKO comes from the Japanese dictionary and means “Where.” So DOKO or “Where” is a device that let’s you take your PC Anywhere in your home or office. In our minds, the first thought was, it’s like the software PC Anywhere…. The NZXT DOKO pretty much does just that, but in a more simplified and easy form factor. Today, we are going to break down the DOKO device and walk with you step by step on how easy it is to use. We will also cover what its capabilities are, including its its limitations and compatibility. Before we do here’s a word from NZXT. Our People React, adapt and be fearless – we’re a group of young people who aspire to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are driven by the yearning to explore, create, change, and push boundaries. Our culture revolves around having a passion to walk off the well-beaten path, and turn away from the status quo. Our Company Avant-garde and unconventional – NZXT as created because we aspire to make a positive difference for people. ...



Tesoro Announces the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard: Key-by-Key Customizable Backlighting in North America

Tesoro Announces the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard: Key-by-Key Customizable Backlighting in North America Game in Your Own Spectrum of Colors March 3, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces the Excalibur Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring individual key-specific customizability in 16.8 million colors. Full Spectrum, Full Customization The Excalibur Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. With 8 different LED effects, such as dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, and per key customized mode as well as 5 levels of brightness and 5 distinct profiles to store them, there are endless combinations for a truly unique configuration. Switchable N-Key Rollover / USB 6 Key Rollove rAllowing gamers to switch between N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and USB 6 Key Rollover, the Excalibur Spectrum has no ghosting or jamming issues to speak of, it polls keystrokes at a fast 1000Hz to ensure precision. With a quick set of hotkeys, gamers can jump between PC and Gaming modes to prevent any compromising accidental key strokes, and stay competitive. Instant Recording / 512kb Built-in Storage Gamers are able to instantly program macros on the Excalibur Spectrum with the help of newly designed software. Built-in storage gives players the freedom to carry their preferences with them, even on different computers, preventing any tedious reprogramming. Built to Last, Designed for Play The Excali...



ADATA Launches OTG microReader

 ADATA Launches OTG microReader A Smarter Way to Share Taipei, Taiwan – March 3, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the OTG microReader, which combines microUSB and standard USB connectors to share files among different devices such as mobile phones, tablets and PCs, making it an extremely convenient tool for sharing and backing up data in your mobile life.  Use It Simply By Sliding Thanks to its OTG (On-The-Go) design, the microUSB interface connects directly to mobile devices running Android 4.0 or higher without the need for a cable or an adaptor; and its standard USB 2.0 head connects to any desktop or laptop computer’s USB port. If you want to switch the connectors, just press and slide out the desired connector. The OTG microReader supports all microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards. Simply insert the card into the base of the standard USB connector, connect to your device and access to the data directly. To eject the card, just slide another button on the back and remove the card.   Compact, Easy-to-Carry  With its slim profile, the OTG microReader won’t interfere with other USB devices you are using your PC. Thanks to its capless design and strap hole, the OTG microReader is easy to carry without worrying about losing an end cap. There are two configuration options to choose from – the OTG microReader and the OTG microReader with a microSDHC or ...



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Cougar 700K Mechcanical Gaming Keyboard – Review

Introduction     A few months ago we were invited to review a new gaming mouse from the folks at Cougar: the 700M. The 700m was adjustable, customizable and a pleasure to use. One of the 700m’s advertised features was the ability to interact with other Cougar devices using something called Fusion. This got our attention pretty quickly because what gamer does not want all of his/her peripherals on the same page? It was also somewhat shocking to see Cougar jump headlong into this already saturated market space; however, they have done well by offering competitive products that cover each market segment. The 600M & 600k are a step down from the 700 series products, but they still offer top of the line features; the 500M & 500k offer mid range pricing, and more recently, the 200K and 200M cover the entry level. At the end of the 700M review we mentioned we would be covering the 700k Mechanical keyboard so we could experiment with Fusion. The 700K is the flagship of Cougar’s recently released gaming oriented peripherals. In this review will be focusing on the 700k mechanical keyboard to find out if it is as good as advertised. Brand philosophy Passion X Innovation With utmost passion COUGAR is keen to provide most innovative solutions that 100% meet customer needs. Thinking differently and adopting new trends while constantly focusing on functionality and user-oriented product improvements, that is our foremost corporate culture. COUGAR is always s...



Still keeping it cool at Fractal Design!

Venturi Series of fans are launched! Venturi Series Fans The Venturi Series of fans delivers high quality design and construction bringing forth a leading performance fan series with built-in rubber vibration dampening corners coupled with top quality electronics and materials. Venturi fans are ideal for high pressure or high airflow usage scenarios featuring detailed engineered elements that contribute to a low-noise yet a maximum performing solid fan. Venturi High Flow Series Fans The Venturi High Flow Series fans, HF-12 and HF-14, are optimized for low-restriction airflow environments, making them an excellent choice for computer case fans, or other low-restriction usage scenarios. Designed with a variety of performance-increasing and noise-reducing features, these fans can move an amazing amount of air compared to other fans at the same, minimal noise level. The HF-14 comes with two sets of solid vibration-dampening rubber corners: one for standard 140mm fan hole spacing (125mm) and one compatible with the standard 120mm hole spacing (105mm). The Venturi High Flow Series fans are ideal for those looking for a perfect balance between high performance and low noise built from sturdy, high quality materials. Venturi High Flow Key Features Featuring true FDB-bearings, providing silent operation coupled with a long lifespan Equipped with a counter-balancing magnet in the hub that reduces the axial tension on the bearing, further protecting the longevity of the bearing Dense...



Space to think: the new 34-inch Philips QHD display

Space to think: the new 34-inch Philips QHD display • 34-inch UltraWide display delivers panoramic viewing for a big-picture experience • Brilliant CrystalClear QHD makes graphics and images come to life • Multitasking to the max Amsterdam, 24 February 2015: MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new addition to the line-up of Philips UltraWide displays. Promising a dazzling viewing experience, the new 34-inch BDM3470UP display offers Quad HD resolution to bring graphics and images to life. The UltraWide panoramic desktop provides plenty of space for managing bright ideas, easily showing several windows side-by-side with detail-rich clarity. Panoramic CrystalClear performance with AH-IPS technology The latest Philips display uses advanced AH-IPS LED panels, which keep colours consistently bright and accurate even at a 178° viewing angle. And at 34 inches, the new BDM3470UP is expansive enough to provide users with space for their brightest ideas. The UltraWide 21:9 panoramic view offers room to arrange multiple windows, for side-by-side comparison or for busy multitasking involving a whole range of applications. The CrystalClear Quad HD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels makes it possible to zoom into fine detail with unrivalled clarity. And for even greater brightness and colour fidelity, the new display also features Philips SmartUniformity mode: with dedicated metrics to assess colour accuracy, the mode is...



VisionTek Introduces Wallet Drive

VisionTek Introduces Wallet Drive Portable USB 3.0 2.5″ Drive Leather Enclosure With Built-In Connecting Cable For PCs and Macs   $19.99 MSRP bus-powered, wallet-sized enclosure offers perfect combination of style, convenience, and performance with tool-less design for easy install and hot-swapping of HDDs and SSDs   February 19, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek Wallet Drive leather external drive enclosure. Designed for ultra-portable convenience, the Wallet Drive’s leather cover with magnetic flap closure conceals a hot-swappable, screw-less drive tray with an integrated 7″ long USB 3.0/2.0 connecting cable. Any SATA hard drive or solid state drive can simply be slid into the Wallet Drive to deliver data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s with nearly any Windows® or Mac® OS X based computer with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. No Tools or Assembly Needed – Remove and Replace Drives Easily To start storing, sharing, and/or backing up documents, music, videos, photos, and other data with the Wallet Drive, just slide any 2.5″ 7mm or 9mm SATA I/II/III hard drive or solid state drive, including VisionTek’s Go Drive and Racer series of SSDs, into the hot-swappable drive tray. The snap tight, pressure fit tray securely holds the drive without the need for tools or screws. P...



Club 3D USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cablesnull

Amsterdam, February 18th 2015 Club 3D today officially launches its USB 3.0 active repeater cables. With lengths of 5, 10 and 15 metres we are convinced that they will be a good addition to the computing experience for those who need to place webcams,storage devices or other peripherals a bit further away from their desktop PC. The active repeater cables are available from today and have recommended enduser prices of USD 39 for CAC-1401, USD 59 for CAC-1402 and USD 89 for CAC-1403. In Euro this would be 36/54/81 for the respective items based on current exchange rate. All prices are ex.VAT. USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable Tethering your devices up to 15 meters The maximum practical length for the USB 3.0 cable is 3 meters but often certain applications require flexibility when it comes to cable lenght. To lift this lenght barrier, the USB 3.0 Active Repeater cable allows you to extend the USB 3.0 cable far beyond its maximum length. All 3 items will be available by Mid of February 2015.             CAC-1401 5 METERS 16 FEET CAC-1402 10 METERS 32 FEET CAC-1403 15 METERS 49 FEET Applications TETHER Tethered shooting is connecting a computer to the camera via the USB port so the pictures you take are downloaded to the computer instead of the memory card. Previewing photos in the field can be quite challenging. The small screen on the back of the camera doesn’t exactly give you a good representation of how well photos are turning out. You can easi...



An SSD build with reliability and performance in mind for commercial and industrial applications

Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Update An SSD build with reliability and performance in mind for commercial and industrial applications San Jose, California — February 16, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its DuraDrive ZT4 solid state drive for commercial and industrial storage solutions. The DuraDrive ZT4 is the successor to the highly popular DuraDrive ZT3 that utilizes a 40-pin Zero Insertion Force connector with an IDE interface. The ZT4 is commonly used in aerospace, enterprise computing, and medical systems to provide reliable and high application performance. The smaller form factor allows the ZT4 to fit into smaller enclosures ensuring that precious device real estate is available for expansion and cooling. DuraDrives are Super Talent’s state-of-the art solid state storage solution where applications require high performance storage while being subjected to a variety of environments. DuraDrive products are available in a variety of configurations with multiple features to choose from based on a project’s needs. Additional information on Super Talent’s DuraDrive ZT4 can be found here. Available At: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cp_4%3ASuper%20Talent&bbn=493964 About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer...



SpotCam HD Pro Packs Water and Dust Resistance for Outdoor Home Security

SpotCam HD Pro Packs Water and Dust Resistance for Outdoor Home Security Affordable High Definition, Motion Sensor-Activated Security Surveillance for the Home February 12, 2015, Taipei Taiwan – Cloud-based video solutions startup SpotCam, today announced its latest addition to the SpotCam product range with the SpotCam HD Pro. Featuring 24 hours of free cloud-hosted HD video playback, the SpotCam Pro HD is a water and dust resistant Wi-Fi camera that offers total peace of mind as an affordable outdoor video security and surveillance system. Professional Surveillance and Security Outside the Home The SpotCam HD Pro features a water and dust proof design that is fully IP65 certified. This means the HD Pro can be installed outside the home or office, making it ideal for any outdoor surveillance and security system. The SpotCam HD Pro offers the ability to check up on your home’s security from anywhere using SpotCam’s free 24 hour cloud streaming service. You can monitor your home’s security using your PC, or via an iOS and Android app on your mobile device. “Where the original SpotCamHD excelled at monitoring activity indoors, today we are delighted to launch a product that addresses security needs outside the home,” said Jacky Lin, CEO, SpotCam Co., Ltd. “The launch of the SpotCam HD Pro means that professional level security surveillance and recording has never been more accessible.” Simple to Setup, Simple to UseWith an incr...



ASUSTOR Launches Exclusive Mobile NAS Management App AiMaster

ASUSTOR Launches Exclusive Mobile NAS Management App AiMaster ASUSTOR launches innovative enhanced version of the AiMaster mobile app. Offered first for Android users, it is the first mobile app in the NAS industry that features easy 4 step NAS system initialization, hard disk configuration and NAS App installation among other innovative functions, providing an innovative and user friendly mobile NAS experience.   Taipei, Taiwan, February 11th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the new innovatively enhanced version of the AiMaster mobile app. This new version of AiMaster is the first mobile app in the NAS industry that allows users to initialize their system and create RAID volumes along with other basic configurations. Users can also use AiMaster to log in to ASUSTOR’s App Central and install Apps for their NAS. Furthermore, users can connect to other related ASUSTOR Apps from within AiMaster, allowing them to quickly handle tasks such as finding files, viewing photos, listen to music or monitoring surveillance feeds. AiMaster helps users get these tasks done in the blink of an eye while taking the mobile NAS experience to the next level. ASUSTOR offers a variety of mobile apps that provide a wealth of convenient functions for all ASUSTOR NAS users. All ASUSTOR mobile apps provide three different connection methods (Cloud ID, Host IP and Auto Discovery) allowing users to easily access th...



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HyperX Cloud II Headset Review

Introduction HyperX, a sub-division of Kingston, hit the market strong over the few last years. They have created a name that has been praised by many and they have taken a big leap into PC Peripherals and Accessories arena. During CES 2014, HyperX announced the launch of its headset the HyperX Cloud. The Cloud headset got great reviews from many sites last year including our own, and this year at CES 2015 they launched a revision called the HyperX Cloud II headset. With its relaunch of the headset, our question is…will the HyperX Cloud II headset live up to its older brother’s expectations? Well… today we are going to put the new HyperX Cloud II to the test and find out. If you have not read our review on the version 1 of this headset, head over to our review section Here and read the full review so you can compare the difference like we are doing today. But before we do that, let’s talk a little bit about who HyperX is.   About HyperX: “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of...



Club 3D News Week 7 – 4k Dock available and more

4k Docking Station is shipping now CSV-3103D is ready for Ultra HD resolutions CLUB 3D´s versatile USB 3.0 4K Docking Station is designed for extra connectivity demands. With the docking station, you can extend the connection of a computer to more USB peripherals, Ethernet network, the speaker and the microphone through one single USB cable. With the built-in USB 3.0 ports, the docking station enables you to enjoy the super speed data transmission between USB peripherals. In addition to this, the docking station is equipped with video output supporting the new 4K (3840 x 2160 30Hz resolution) standard on the included HDMI and DP ports. For more information please visit our product page.   Kitguru.net interview with Club 3D´s Gerjan Blonet Kitguru.net, one of the leading enthusiast webpages from the UK has made an extensive interview with Club 3D´s UK Sales Executive Gerjan Blonet on the companies almost 20 year experience in the gaming segment, latest developments and further outlook. Very interesting to read even if you are not located in the UK. You can go for the full interview here. ISE and CeBIT Meetings booked? This week ISE show takes place in Amsterdam to inform about the latest developments in Digital Signage and more. Club 3D will be present there on Wednesday and Thursday. If you have not yet checked on a meeting with Club 3D this is the last call to do so. Send your meeting proposal to press@club-3d.com and we will get back to you immediately. Already m...



SP/ Silicon Power Again Received the Highest Recognition from iF Design Award 2015

SP/ Silicon Power Again Received the Highest Recognition from iF Design Award 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – February 6th, 2015 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today is proud to announce that SP has once again received one of the most influential and prestigious recognitions from iF Design Award 2015 for its exceptional products-Stream S06 3.5-inch external hard drive and Mobile X31 USB 3.0 OTG flash drive. After achieving great success with ten awards from Taiwan Excellence 2015, SP keeps its path toward distinguished product designs and again won the complete triumph with two iF Design Awards. Continuously being honored by numerous worldwide recognitions including the four most renowned design awards-iF Design Awards, reddot Design Award, IDEA Award and GOOD DESIGN AWARD, SP sets the record for the industry in terms of awarded products and awarded frequencies, which strengthens its irreplaceable status and also shows what SP is capable of. iF Design Award, founded in Germany in 1953, has now become one of the most reputable and famous design awards all over the world. Established by iF Industrial Forum Design, iF Design Award plays an important role as the mediator between design and economy. This year, iF Design Award attracted 4,783 entries from 53 countries competing for the award. After undergoing strict evaluation by the jury joined by 53 renowned experts and designers, SP won an advantage over other participants and re...






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