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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 othe...
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    Raidmax Atomic Mini-Tower Case

      Introduction: The Raidmax Atomic Mini-Tower case comes in a very small but stylish cube design, adorned on five sides in a black brushed aluminum finish. Three black acrylic glass windows surround the exterior giving the Atomic a very suave gorgeous look. The ...
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    Noctua NH-D9L and NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

    Introduction Noctua… When we hear the name Noctua, the first thing that normally comes to mind is the color brown. We all recognize this color as Noctua’s trademark design for its fans. However, we also have come to know that Noctua holds a strong place i...
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    Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 Memory Kit Review

    Crucial, a leader in all things memory has already released Jedec DDR4 2133 kits, the lower profile DDR4 Ballistix Sport variants and now look to the top end with the Ballistx Elite DDR4 2666. Ballistix Elite has been looked at as some of the best memory on the mark...
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BIOSTAR Launches Z97X Gaming Motherboard

BIOSTAR Launches Brand New Series of Gaming Hardware Starting With The Gaming Z97X Motherboard  February 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has launched the latest high-end gaming board, the Gaming Z97X, a board with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. The Gaming Z97X ushers in a brand new series of gaming hardware from BIOSTAR, the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR. This is something new from BIOSTAR, because it’s not just a regular gaming motherboard that satisfies a typical gamers’ needs by just merely offering top of the line hardware, rather it is designed from the ground up to be cool looking and high performing. Let’s talk about what makes the BIOSTAR “Gaming Z97X” so special.  The Gaming Z97X is an ATX form factor board that features Intel socket 1150 support and is based on the Intel Z97 chipset, coming with key features such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0×16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for DisplayPort. Two on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions. There is also the introduction of the SATA Express Connector which supports both SATA and PCIe storage solutions giving maximum data transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s. This board also heralds the launch of the BIOSTAR external Gaming Commander box. It fits in a standard 5.5″ (CD-ROM)...

MSI X99S MPower Board Review


The X99 platform has introduced many great features and new levels of performance for overclockers and professionals. The MPower series of boards are at the top of the enthusiast market. Designed for serious overclocking beyond what standard liquid cooling can handle. Extreme as in LN2 and DICE. Frosty


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...

G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz!

G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz! Taipei, Taiwan (4 February 2015) – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce a new record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4355MHz! The record was set with G.SKILL’s extreme performance Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard and Intel i7-5960X processor under extreme cooling with liquid nitrogen. Check out the CPU-Z record validation below. (Source: http://valid.canardpc.com/13r9ni) In addition to this new DDR4 frequency record, G.SKILL memory kits have also been used to set a total of 9 world records in January 2015. (Source: http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2790_january_2015_world_record__and__global_first_place_report) With 6 world records (WR) achieved with the G.SKILL TridentX series memory and 3 world records set with the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series memory, this marks a great start to the year or 2015! About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

Emtec International Power Plus X150 240GB Solid State Drive Review


We have already seen how some once premier companies collapsed under the weight of falling NAND prices. Where once once fell, another shall stand. Emtec a new entrant into the low cost solid state drive business seeks to offer a compelling product at value prices.


QNAP updates its 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie with File Station Lite and FTP Server

QNAP updates its 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie with File Station Lite and FTP Server Taipei, Taiwan, 2, February 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced the release of firmware v3.2.0 for the QGenie Mobile NAS, adding File Station Lite and supporting FTP servers for remote access and for faster file transfers. “We are pleased to introduce File Station Lite for QGenie. It provides a simple way for users to upload, download, and share a large number of files to and from their QGenie,” said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP, adding “File Station Lite is a great utility for easily managing the files on a QGenie from a web browser, and by adding this new feature we hope that every QGenie user can take full advantage of its file management to enhance their digital life.” Besides File Station Lite, QGenie now supports FTP server functionality to provide a new way to transfer files between QGenie and desktop computers by using FTP applications such as FileZilla. Availability QGenie Firmware v3.2.0 can be downloaded from here.   About QNAP QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business...

Diamond Multi Display Adapter Review


Introduction Are you limited on the amount of displays your system can use? Do you have an old laptop that doesn’t support your desired output type? Well, Diamond has the solution for you! This is a set of display adapters to convert any display type or add multiple displays to your Desktop PC without the hassle of opening your desktop case and adding costly discrete graphic cards. You can even use this to connect your HD TV or Projector laptop, Macbook and/or Ultrabook.   Before we get started, here’s a little more about Diamond. 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 revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support. Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring AMD Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location. Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value. Our corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.


TRENDnet® Launches Hardened DIN-Rail Switch

TRENDnet® Launches Hardened DIN-Rail Switch TORRANCE, Calif. – January 28, 2015 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces the availability of the 5-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch, model TI-PG541-a hardened switch, well suited for industrial PoE applications. “The TI-PG541 opens new installation opportunities for TRENDnet Value Added Resellers,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. “It physically extends our entire portfolio of PoE IP cameras, access points, splitters, and injectors into a new market segment.” TI-PG541 5-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch 4 x Gigabit PoE+ (802.3at) ports, 1 x Gigabit port, and 1 x Gigabit SFP slot 120 W full PoE+ power budget (30 W/port) 12 Gbps switching capacity Hardened IP30 rated metal switch with integrated DIN-Rail mount Extreme operating temperature range of -20 to 60 ºC (-4 to 140 ºF) Dual redundant power inputs with overload current protection Alarm output triggered by power failure Rated for shock (IEC 60068-2-27), freefall (IEC 60068-2-32), and vibration (IEC 60068-2-6) Power adapter sold separately (model 48VDC2000) TI-PG541 page: http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=105_TI-PG541 TI-PG541 warranty: 3 year limited TI-PG541 availability: Available from online and retail partners TI-PG541 MSRP: $249.99 About TRENDnet To learn more about and connect with TRENDnet, visit www.trendnet.com/co...

Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 Memory Now Available

      Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, 27 January, 2015 – Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of Crucial® Ballistix® Elite DDR4 memory. Designed to enhance high-performance gaming environments and push performance limits, the new modules deliver introductory speeds starting at 2666 MT/s, and allow users to radically increase bandwidth to 21 GB/s. Ballistix DDR4 memory also delivers up to 40 percent better power efficiency than standard DDR3 memory.*   Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory is optimized for the latest Intel® X99 platforms with support for XMP 2.0 profiles, and features a custom-designed black PCB and anodized aluminum heat spreaders for improved heat dissipation. Supported by the exclusive Ballistix Memory Overview Display (M.O.D.) utility, which provides the ability to read information from the module, including real-time temperature from the integrated thermal sensor, voltages and more, all to aid overclocking efforts. “Ballistix Elite DDR4 introduces a striking new look for us while reducing the memory bottleneck further by delivering faster speeds and bandwidths, improved responsiveness, and enabling increased frame rates,” said Jeremy Mortenson, product marketing manager, Crucial. “Couple all those benefits with the latest X99-based platforms from Intel, and you get one unreal gaming experience.”   “Since its first public demonstration of the technology over two years ...

Club 3D News Week 5 – New products and more

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 easily tether your camera via USB to see your photos on a tablet, iPad, notebook or even on your workstation PC / Mac. STORAGE Multiple storage devices such as an external hard disk can take a lot of space. With the USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable you are able to clear your desk space or even secure them in safety cabinet. Noise Most high spec storage devices such NAS or external hard disks include active fans for cooling. The main reason is to ensure data integrity during file transferring between the external hard disk and the host controller. Placing these devices away from your desk or your working environment will improve your comput...

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