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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, ...
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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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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

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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

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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

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      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...


QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor

QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more. “For home & small businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, ” added Hsu. Powered by an energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.4GHz processor, new VFPv4 floating point unit, and 1GB DDR3 RAM with native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-x31+ series delivers outstanding transfer and multitasking performance of up to 200MB/s throughput. The enhanced hardware encryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 150 MB/s with AES-256 bit Full NAS Volume Encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data. Equipped with dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x31+ series supports dual IP settings, p...


Tesoro Debuting RGB Mechanical Keyboards with Individual Key Illumination at PAX South

Tesoro Debuting RGB Mechanical Keyboards with Individual Key Illumination at PAX South Check Out the Spectrum Series Mechanical Keyboards at Booth #1361 January 22, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of PAX South 2015, January 23 – 25, will be able to check out their yet to be released RGB mechanical keyboard series at Booth #1361. Check out the Latest PC Gaming Gear with Tesoro Tesoro will be showcasing their yet to release Excalibur Spectrum and Lobera Spectrum RGB mechanical keyboards with individual key illumination as well as the Kυνέη.pro True 5.1 gaming headset. Excalibur Spectrum and Lobera Spectrum: the Excalibur and Lobera Spectrum offer customizable individual full color RGB key backlighting featuring numerous programmable LED effects, instant record for every key, on-board memory and the power of N-Key Rollover (NKRO). Kυνέη.pro: With a total of 8 drivers (4 in each ear cup) and fully customizable control of every channel, the Kυνέη.pro immerses the player into the battlefield by providing realistic, directional audio. Game with Tesoro Several gaming stations will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro. Win Tesoro Prizes Everyday PAX South 2015 attendees are invited to participate in Tesoro raffle which will be run daily at our booth ...


ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz!

ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz! Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – January 21, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition computer memory is able to clock up to 4255MHz CL17 when used with an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard cooled with liquid nitrogen. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4255MHz CL17, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 overclocking memory keeps stable supply to fulfill the market demand, enabling every overclocker, gamer or enthusiast to pursue the ultimate in performance! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the ADATA Technology XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state dr...





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