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Introduction Sometimes when you plan out your PC build, you want something that really stands out from the crowd. Price be damned, you want your rig to grab everyone’s attention in the extreme. To that end, there aren’t really a great deal of options out there that deviate much from the standard rectangular prism layout we’ve all come to expect. Things get even more limited when you start to discuss the prospect of an mITX system being the focus of the build; short of making something from scratch, your options get even more constricted. What’s a system builder to do? If money is no object and you want opulence in the most functional way possible, InWin may have something that’s right up your alley. As of late they are most well known for their artful use of aluminum and tempered glass in cases like the S-Frame, the 901/904, and the D-Frame, and today I’m gonna take a look at the D-Frame’s little brother, the D-Frame Mini. Equipped with the same tubular aluminum and open-air design as its larger sibling, I’m going to see if this form factor does an mITX system any justice, and decide if the 300 dollar premium is really worth it in the end. I’d like to take a moment to share the InWin logo story straight from their website:
One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge any other portable storage device. The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD uses the same technology many of us now use to achieve quicker boot and application load times, just in a smaller more portable form factor.
With the need for data to be portable and secure, today we're looking at the MX-Technology SEC 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features AES 256-bit encryption in a small and sleek package. Do you worry about data protection? Do you need portability? If so, then read on to find out if this USB flash drive is the thing for you.
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.
Introduction We just received the Minx Go for review recently. Developed by Cambridge Audio, the Minx Go is a Bluetooth speaker that is designed for indoor or backyard barbecue activities. While the Minx Go isn’t something that you would want to take on an outdoor adventure, you shouldn’t need to settle for a boombox style stereo for entertaining the guests. The five speaker array is designed to deliver crisp and precise audio streamed from your Bluetooth enabled device. While the Minx Go doesn’t have your normal features like a speakerphone, the audio quality and looks make up for lacking a speakerphone. Will the Minx Go earn the recognition of gamers? Continue reading to see how it stands up… First, here’s a bit about Cambridge Audio Music is also at the heart of everything we do and we believe that every musical experience should be a magical one. Although it’s an incredible treat which we urge everyone to experience, most people simply don’t have time to listen to a dedicated hi-fi every time they want to hear great music.
Introduction Today we get the opportunity to test the Braven BRV-1 bluetooth speaker (available in blue and black). It is designed to be a durable, weather resistant, wireless speaker that’s capable of doing more than just play music. That’s right folks, this isn’t your ordinary means of entertainment away from home. Whether you’re outdoors camping, hiking or even out on the boat, the BRV-1 has you covered. Its IPX5 certified water resistant design is meant to give you the piece of mind you’ve been wanting while leading an active lifestyle. Did I mention it’s also shock absorbent and ultra-lightweight? Also, the bluetooth connectivity feature remembers the last eight devices connected to it, so there’s no need to constantly re-pair devices. That’s not all though, the BRV-1 is also designed to be a speakerphone and charger for your smartphone. These are a host of features which could help the BRV-1 really stand out. The question is, “Will the BRV-1 stand up to a gamers needs as well as take an outdoor beating?” Let’s find out, but first, let’s get to know more about the company. BRAVEN is a portable Bluetooth speaker maker, dedicated to delivering premium audio and unparalleled design. Founded in 2011, BRAVEN is the first company to produce a portable HD speaker with speakerphone that doubles as a mobile device charger. An industry leader, BRAVEN has established its global presence with worldwid...
Looking for a small flash drive that's speedy and affordable? The Mushkin Ventura 64GB sports a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance, and this little drives pack a huge capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive from Mushkin? Let's find out.
Didn't think you could run a portable version of Window 8, nevermind from a flash drive? Welcome to the future now. The DataTraveler Workspace not only allows Windows To Go, but the tech behind this little flash drive is very interesting; its USB 3.0 interface supports some blistering speeds because of the SSD SandForce controller onboard. Yes, the same controller found on desktop SSDs, except it's packed into a tiny form factor to put on your keyring here. Let's take a closer look.
With the rising number of portable device users, it was only of matter of time that more mobile accessories start to flood the market. When it comes to protecting your portable device there are many options available. Some are made from basic plastic and some are of higher quality. In most cases, when it comes to these accessories the term "You get what you pay for" comes to mind. Today we are going to look at something that is no exception to that rule. If you are an Apple iPad user you obviously already know that the device can be easily damaged if not well protected. Today, we are going to take a look at an iPad case by Digital Treasures called the Props Power Case for the iPad 2/3/4. It not only looks great, but also has features that will come in handy for those who are always on the road. Before we dive in, let's read a little about Digital Treasures.
The Transcend StoreJet 25A3 portable USB 3.0 drive. Sporting a speedy interface, disk management and encryption utilities, and a sleek form factor that can fit into your pocket, this StoreJet might be just the thing you need for big capacity on the go.
The Transcend JetFlash 700 and JetFlash 780 flash drives sport a speedy USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance, packing 64GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast are these flash drives from Transcend? Let's find out.
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is the third generation product in the company's lineup, packing 64GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, and we've heard people complain these large capacity flash drives are slow as molasses in a northern Canadian winter (that's cold, trust me). Just how fast is this G3 flash drive? Let's move on to find out.
Replacing the glacially slow USB 2.0 as the go-to standard of choice for those who want speed, USB 3.0 boasts huge speed increases that can allow us those faster transfer speeds we want, while still maintaining large capacity and highly portable nature of those ubiquitous flash drives. And this brings us to today's topic of discussion: the Patriot Supersonic Rage XT and Boost XT USB 3.0 flash drives. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to improve performance, these little drives pack 32GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. Read on to find out how fast they are.
The Mach Xtreme Technology FX 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance over the aging USB 2.0, this little drive packs 16GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive? Well, we put the MX-ES USB 3.0 to the test to find out. Click through for more.
I have to say I am totally blown away as to just how far we have come since then. With everyone going mobile, we now have Cell Phones, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, and other portable devices to download, store and stream video and data wirelessly across the information highway at breakneck speeds. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing such a device; The Gauntlet Node from Patriot Memory. We have high demands being placed on us at school, in the workplace, and at home, to store and transfer data and information. With hard drive space on our laptops and computers becoming a premium, I believe Patriot, with the Gauntlet Node, may have come up with a perfect solution. With the Gauntlet Node, you can do it fast and inexpensively, but more importantly wirelessly as well.