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BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase High-End Gaming Machines

BIOSTAR Shows-off Ultra Gaming Machines BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines June 20th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its ultra gaming machines in partnership with Apacer and Thermaltake. Built around a BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard, these systems are built for the latest games and feature high-performance components all brought together by BIOSTAR motherboards. BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 Basing on the new Super 5 Design Concept, the RACING Z170GT7 flaunts the best of the entire BIOSTAR RACING series with its latest motherboard design features. This includes the all new RACING IO armor, carbon-fiber design treatment on the heatsink, checkered flag PCB print on a matte black surface treatment and Titanium-color RACING audio shielding. The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard features BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ which allows users to customize the lighting on the board’s heatsinks and PCB to reflect their personal style. Allowing multiple custom effects, gamers can configure their BIOSTAR RACING motherboard with custom lighting effects such as permanent (static), breathe, shine or shine & music (sound-reactive) to give their gaming machines a unique personality. For convenience, the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 also features GT Touch functionality, onboard buttons that allowing switching between the built-in modes to the motherboard featuring their own lighting profile. Thermaltake Core P5 Built for makers, the...



ADATA Releases the A10050 Power Bank

ADATA Releases the A10050 Power Bank Mobile power, speed, and style from a new angle  Taipei, Taiwan – June 15, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the A10050 Power Bank. As the model name suggests, the device is rated for 10050mAh, capable of carrying 3.7 full iPhone battery charges. The A10050 features dual USB ports and synchronous charge/discharge for efficient battery top-up of two devices at once. Its stylish design employs the finest components and smart circuitry to provide multiple protective measures, made of highly durable materials to increase fire and impact resistance. A bespoke hairline-brushed aluminum texture and choice of four colors elevate the A10050 from merely practical to premium power on the go for smartphones, tablets, and other devices.   Quick and Efficient Charging The A10050 includes two USB ports, providing a total of 3.1A output (2.1A + 1A). The dual ports allow users to charge two devices simultaneously, saving precious time. The 1A port is ideal for smaller devices such as smartphones, while the 2.1A port has been included with tablets in mind. Additionally, the A10050 uses synchronous charge and discharge, meaning it can recharge devices while connected to a power source itself to ensure continuous, safe, and fast operation.   Built Durable Inside Out ADATA makes safety the leading priority with all products, and more so with power banks. ...



The Hardware Hound: CABLEMOD Giveaway

Some of you have been asking where the PureOC giveaways have been. Well, we’re working on bringing them back with the Hardware Hound taking the task upon himself. We know, this isn’t one of our biggest ones, but we’re hoping this helps us get started on bigger and better events down the road. We want to give a huge thanks to CABLEMOD for making this possible for us! What’s being given away you ask? Well check out the video below for the full details on the prizes. After that, follow the entry form instructions to rack up entries from June 13th through June 24th. After that, we’ll contact the winners, make sure the prizes are claimed, and announce who won. We hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck in securing a prize! PureOC and CableMod https://cablemod.com/



ROSEWILL Shows Cullinan Case and Tokamak PSUs at Computex

I will always have a special place in my heart for budget friendly hardware. No matter how long I’ve been at this, I always seem to be the most excited for the component that hits the price/performance sweet spot. In that regard, ROSEWILL has impressed me on numerous occasions with such releases that maintain a very good quality as well. While scanning Twitter, I saw a glimpse of a case that I thought was a new design and after a quick email, my suspicions were confirmed. The Cullinan is a new mid-tower design that features a slick tempered glass finish on the side and front panels. In one shot, the LED lighting looks like something out of Star Trek. The case has an extremely elegant look to it while also being able to support an impressive amount of liquid cooling components. I can’t wait for more details on that, as well as some new Titanium rated PSUs (Tokamak) and a new RGB mechanical keyboard. Below is the full press release so you can catch up on a few more details. Rosewill to debut new gaming, PC components and home product series at Computex 2016 Press release [Wednesday 1 June 2016] Rosewill, a leading manufacturer of PC gaming gear, PC components and consumer electronics, has selected Computex 2016 to unveil the latest additions to the company’s expanding product lines, and will also introduce the company’s new gaming series logo, Rosewill Gaming. Rosewill’s products will be on display at the annual event held from May 31 – Ju...



G.SKILL Announces New RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

G.SKILL Announces New RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Taipei, Taiwan (31 May 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the release of two new additions to the RIPJAWS series mechanical gaming keyboard product line with the feature-packed KM570 MX and the streamlined KM770 RGB mechanical keyboard.   RIPJAWS KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard The new single-color LED lighting KM570 MX mechanical gaming keyboard is built with durability and ease-of-use in mind for daily gaming and working. Constructed with German-made Cherry MX key-switches, available in red, brown, and blue, ensures the durability of 50 million keypresses for years of comfortable typing experience. Additionally, removing the dependency on software by building the lighting customization and macro recording right into the hardware with the storage space for a complete profile, this keyboard is the ultimate keyboard to take on-the-go.   The new KM570 MX also features 7 different lighting effect presets with the ability to customize brightness and speed, the capability to easily create your own per-key lighting pattern, and all the great keyboard features that makes life easier, such as built-in media control, dedicated volume control, n-key rollover & 100% anti-ghosting, a default 1000Hz polling rate, Windows key lock, and a long 2m braided USB cable. This is t...



FNATIC Rush, Flick & Focus Review

Introduction It seems everything in the world is advertised as “Gamer” in order to attract customers. Seriously! I just read about a gamer toothbrush!!! ESports are on the rise but how much gaming hardware do we really need? Wait! You said it was designed by an actual eSports team!?! Shut up and take my money!!! Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s sift through the jargon and see exactly what FNATIC is doing with their new set of gaming peripherals. FNATIC is an eSports, League of Legends team that has also dived into a gaming keyboard, mouse and pad. The claim is that because these devices were designed by professional gamers, they will give you an edge in any competitive online play you might engage in. We’ll try to assess these claims soon, but before we do, here’s some more info on FNATIC, the company behind the Rush keyboard, Flick Mouse and Boost Pad.



STEELSERIES Releases the Rival 700, First Modular Mouse

Remember when a mouse was just a mouse? Pepperidge Farm remembers! To be far, Pepperidge farm still thinks a mouse is a furry rodent in a barn. STEELSERIES has been known for their high-end peripherals so being the first to introduce a modular mouse is no surprise. What is a surprising is how far the mouse has come from it’s humble beginnings of track and ball. With an OLED display to notify you of in-game events and a modular design that puts a new spin on customization, the Rival 700 certainly takes gaming mice to a new level. I can’t say that I would ever look at my mouse enough to see the notifications, but if I can put a fun design on that screen, that would make me pretty happy. Customization always seems like a good thing though and the RGB lighting is always welcome in my book. Take a look at the details below and check out our forums to tell us what you think of the features in the Rival 700! SteelSeries Rival 700, World’s First Modular Gaming Mouse with OLED Display and Tactile Alerts Now Available in North America  Taking Orders Exclusively on SteelSeries.com Starting Today   CHICAGO – May 24, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, ships the Rival 700, the world’s first gaming mouse equipped with a fully customizable onboard OLED display, real-time tactile alerts, and interchangeable components. Available exclusively at SteelSeries.com to customers in North America for $99.99, gamers can now head into battle with a...



CABLEMOD LED Strips Review

Introduction It’s time that we settle the debate once and for all. LED’s make your computer go faster. Don’t argue it. Don’t even question it. It’s just fact! The real mystery is which LED strip will make your computer the fastest. As easy as it is to convince the inexperienced of these sort of “truths,” the reality is PC builders want an LED strip that looks great while having the kind of quality that will help it last a long time. This is exactly what CABLEMOD is setting out to do with their LED Strips. With a wide variety of colors to choices between stick on or magnetic, CABLEMOD is bound to have something that will appeal to the lighting needs of your computer case. We’re going to take a look at what they have, but first, here’s a quick look at what CABLEMOD is trying to do. Cables Perfected. Made from premium materials and crafted with the utmost care, CableMod cables are engineered for more than just function; they are built to delight and inspire. By utilizing choice components, these cables are constructed without the use of unsightly heatshrink. Tweaked with input from the modding community and offered in a large selection of colors, CableMod cables can turn even the most ordinary systems into works of art. Not much about LEDs there it seems. That’s okay because I found some more quotes explaining there choice to use WideBeam, as well as other details. LED Strips Perfected. CableMod brings the same care...



Phanteks Power Combo Launch

POWER COMBO PH-PWCOB_2P1M Walnut, California, April 13th, 2016 – Phanteks today announces the release of their patented Power Combo. The Power Combo is design to maximize your power output by allowing you to connect two power supplies. The Power Combo will be a true plug and play that requires no splicing and cutting of the wires. Phanteks Power Combo The Power Combo is design to be safe and secure. The Power Combo features a redundant power supply architecture concept, this prevents the system from shutting down when one power supply fails. This ensures that all your vital information and data will not be interrupted or lost.   The Power Combo can run high end systems that requires more power output by combining 2x top tier PSUs. The Power Combo is fully compatible to Mini ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards. The Power Combo features a unique soft start circuit that limits the inrush current to help improve stability and reduce transient voltage drops. The Power Combo will help share the load current of the two power supply and improve the power efficiency. The Power Combo is cost efficient and provides maxim TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS   PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN APRIL 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-PWCOB_2P1M – $39.99 WARRANTY 2 Years Limited Warranty For More Information  WWW.PHANTEKS.COM



TRENDnet revamps mobile app for IP cameras and NVRs

TRENDnet revamps mobile app for IP cameras and NVRs New version features sleek user interface for simpler camera management at work and at home TORRANCE, Calif. – April 13, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced the relaunch of its TRENDnet IPView mobile app which allows remote access to your IP cameras and NVRs. TRENDnet IPView is designed to bring live video from your TRENDnet IP cameras and NVRs to your AndroidT or Apple® mobile device. The new version features an improved interface to help manage cameras more easily. The latest update also includes minor stability and performance patches. App features: Take video snapshots Zoom in and out Preset PTZ patrol (select cameras only) Real-time pan and tilt (select cameras only) View video thumbnails Two-way audio (select cameras only) In-app upgrade unlocks: Record to mobile device / DropboxT Multi-view Auto-scan TRENDnet IPView is available for free on the Google PlayT and on the App store; the in-app upgrade is available for USD $3.99. The majority of TRENDnet’s latest home and business IP cameras and NVRs will be supported on the TRENDnet IPView app. About TRENDnet TRENDnet is a global provider of award-winning networking and surveillance solutions to small and medium-sized business and home users. Building networking solutions since 1990, TRENDnet enables users to share broadband access, multimedia content and networked periphe...



TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions

TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions New network camera line features HD video resolution and HTML5 support ISC WEST, LAS VEGAS & TORRANCE, Calif. – Apr. 5, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced today its new line of 4 MP network surveillance cameras with HTML5 support. The new cameras will each feature high definition quality video to enhance your surveillance system with sharp, detailed footage. The new cameras will also support HTML5 eliminating the need for browser plug-ins. It also allows users to view live video from browsers that do not support plug-ins, most smart TVs, and mobile phone browsers. “Video clarity is a vital aspect of a surveillance solution because it assists to identify and quickly react to potential risks and threats,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “The ability to access camera footage is also important, and the upcoming HTML5 support conveniently allows users to access live camera feeds from various devices.” The new 4 MP network camera category launches with the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP314PI, and the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP315PI. Later this year, TRENDnet plans to add the TV-IP344PI and the TV-IP345PI which will each feature a varifocal lens that allows the camera to auto-focus when zoom...



CREATIVE Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset Review

Introduction Headsets are devices I’ve avoided most of me life. Being a PC gamer, it seems odd to say this. On the other hand, when I would try a headset, I would find them, hot, uncomfortable, and lacking the type of sound quality I’ve come to expect from a good pair of book shelf speakers with a quality amplifier. CREATIVE set out to change my opinion (unawares) by sending me the Sound BlasterX H5 gaming headset to review. The timing couldn’t be better since I was about to pull the trigger on something to help hide the noise of my various games and speech clients from my family. I thought I would be sacrificing my comfort, but I found an experience that I wasn’t sure even existed until now. Before we jump into the details, let’s look at a bit of info on CREATIVE, the company behind the Sound BlasterX H5. Also, check out the video review featured above!



ADATA Releases Durable Micro USB Cable with Reversible Type-A Connector

ADATA Releases Durable Micro USB Cable with Reversible Type-A Connector Greater USB convenience, rapid charging, tough braided cable, and stylish aluminum Taipei, Taiwan – Mar. 29, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today added a Micro USB offering to its range of cable products that features a reversible Type-A connector. The cable is designed to make linking a multitude of devices that use Micro USB (smartphones, power banks, wireless headphones, game controllers and many more) with PCs and other USB Type-A destinations much easier and more intuitive. It supports 2.4A for quick device charging, with high-grade braided sleeves protecting wires inside the cable and extending its lifespan. Aluminum connector housings provide double benefit as they are stylish and durable, while ADATA offers the new cable in seven color schemes to give customers more personalization options.   Reversible USB Type-A for instant plug-in The cable features a Micro USB connector on one side and reversible Type-A on the other. Reversible connectors are much more user-friendly than traditional plugs, as shown by the rise of USB Type-C. ADATA offers similar solutions in addition to Type-C, as embodied by the new cable. With reversible Type-A, users can insert the cable into destination devices without the often bothersome “trial and error” associated with USB. There is no need to check which way the USB Type-A plug is...



G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 Memory and RIPJAWS Gaming Keyboard Wins iF Design Award 2016

G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 Memory and RIPJAWS Gaming Keyboard Wins iF Design Award 2016 Taipei, Taiwan (25 February 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is honored to be awarded the iF Design Award, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world, for the design of the Trident Z Series DDR4 Memory and RIPJAWS KM780 Series Gaming Keyboard! Competing with over 5,000 entries from 53 countries, the latest Trident Z series memory and RIPJAWS KM780 series mechanical gaming keyboard have received the collective approval of 58 jurors for the iF Design Award 2016. The Trident Z DDR4 memory is the flagship series of G.SKILL’s line of DRAM memory, available in extremely fast frequency speeds of DDR4-2800MHz and above. The dual-tone brushed aluminum heatspreader design for Trident Z series gives DDR4 memory a sleeker, modern look to match its prowess in high performance specifications. Designed for the gamers around the world is the RIPJAWS KM780 series mechanical gaming keyboard. Sporting Cherry MX mechanical key switches, ergonomic five-level contoured keycap design, and full per-key programmability and LED lighting function, the RIPJAWS KM780 series keyboard combines the ultimate comfort and customizability in a single product. “Over the years, we have devoted ourselves in developing the most outstanding and unique designs for our customers and would continue to do...



Club 3D News 10/16 – CeBIT, Review, Type C, AMD

Club 3D News 10/16 – CeBIT, Review, Type C, AMD The countdown is at 4 days for CeBIT 2016 to start. Club 3D looks forward to meet you at CeBIT 2016 where we will showcase our updated product portfolio which was expanded over the pas two years and includes new USB Type C adapters, as well as the first (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters, several unique USB Docking Stations and Graphics Adapters. Contact us at press@club-3d.com to schedule a meeting. Please visit us at our partners API/Pilot (Hall 15 D20, with Club 3D Team members), Action Europe (Hall 15 H51) and Informatica Megasur ( Hall 15 H09). Link to Club 3D product line up. Mini Review on Club 3D MiniDP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter CAC-1170 and Intel NUC Club 3D was the first to introduce the (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters like already mentioned in the news about CeBIT. Feedback and orders have been tremendous and still are. No matter if user wanted to go for the CAC-1070 (DP) to have 4K60Hz from their VGA card or CAC-1170 (MiniDP) for MiniPC like Intel NUC etc., all of them were really happy that finally such an adapter was made availabe. The NUC Blog from Finland did have a look on how the NUC with Skylake chipset does come along with the new adapters and came to the following conclusion: “This device helps to overcome the other major issue that the HTPC folks had with the Skylake NUC: lack of HDMI 2.0 connectivity.” They did try as well with Linux and after chaning some settings it did work as well. ...






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