This morning Intel kicked off the corporations 15th Intel Developer Forum (IDF) with an opening keynote that was given by David Perlmutter. More than 4,500 attendees are expected from around the world this week to see what Intel is planning for the future. During this keynote Intel introduced the Haswell microarchitecture and even showed it running the Heaven DX11 benchmark utility!
Do you wish that your keyboard could be soaked in water and rinsed off to keep the germs on it in a minimum? The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 was designed to be easy to clean and easy to dry. It also requires no software to get going and features a full-size keyboard! Read on to see what this $40 keyboard is all about and if it is the right keyboard for your work space.
The best-selling MMO gaming mouse of all time is the Razer Naga and it was recently updated for 2012. This MMO gaming mouse optimized button placement, three interchangeable side grips to suit your personal grip style, and is powered by Razer Synapse 2.0. Razer says this mouse with the 12-button thumb grid was engineered for comfort, control and help you have a leg up over your competition in the games.
The Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520MHCG is a modular power supply that is 80Plus Bronze certified and available for under $90 shipped. Antec says this PSU has heavy-duty connectors and cabling that supply high levels of power with efficiency. The High Current Gamer series also uses Japanese-brand capacitors, and a quiet 135 mm double ball bearing fan to complete the package. Read on to see how this power supply does when put to the test on our PSU tester.
The Plantronics GameCom 780 is a surround sound gaming headset that features Dolby headphone & Pro Logic IIx technologies to convert standard audio to 7.1 surround sound. The GameCom 780 also features a noise-canceling mic that helps reduce background noise while the 40mm speakers provides stereo sound with deep bass. Are the Plantronicsthe GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls? Read on to find out!
Gigabyte has came out with a mouse that has an extremely high DPI resolution of 8200. And, on top of having a high DPI the Gigabyte Krypton mouse is fully customizable to our individual needs. Everything from adjusting the weight, to customizing all of the buttons of this mouse to specific computing tasks. Step inside and see what the Gigabyte Krypton Mouse has to offer us.
Have a spare hard drive laying around you’d like to put to use? Ever thought of wrapping it in cardboard as a makeshift enclosure? Probably not. Although Convar has with their very eco-friendly and cleverly designed BytePac drive enclosure made of nothing but recycled raw material cardboard. Intrigued? We were, so we asked for a sample to have a look. See what we thought!
Last week I was watching CNN and heard about a new gadget called the Smash Mute. The Smash Mute is a giant button that you press or smash with your fist and it will mute your television. That is all this $24.95 gadget does, but I just had to get my hands on one. In this election year we could see close to $1 billion in campaign spending, so it’s inevitable that TV commercials will drive us all crazy and need to be muted.
Gigabyte has once again expanded their gaming peripherals to include a new semi-hard large mousing surfacing the GP-Krypton Mouse Mat. This large Mouse mat contains both a fabric surface for when we need all out control, and also contains a hard PVC side for when our times require a much more speedier mouse movements. Is it worth the $42 price tag?
Today we take a look the newest flagship router from Netgear, the R6300. The R6300 is a dual-band wireless router based on 802.11ac Wi-Fi architecture which is the latest wireless protocol working in the 5 GHz band. Netgear has a great reputation for quality networking products so we are excited to see how Netgear integrates their new Broadcom engine with the latest and greatest Wi-Fi standard.
Antec announced the EarthWatts Platinum power supplies back in February and they have quickly become one of the most popular power supplies on the market today. With 450W, 550W and 650W models in its desktop lineup, EarthWatts Platinum ensures that environmentally-conscious corporations and energy-savvy end users alike can take advantage of the benefits of 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency. LR takes a look at the Antec EA-650 Platinum today to see how this PSU performs!
Are you tired of being connected to your smartphone with a cable? The Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset might give you the freedom and sound quality you are looking for thanks to Bluetooth v3.0 technology. With this headset you can easily answer phone calls, listen to music and then take charge with the in-line controls. Read on to see if a Bluetooth headset would make life easier on you!
Today we take a look at what the next-generation of wireless computing looks like. Buffalo Technology has unveiled their newest flagship router, the WRZ-D1800H AC1300 Dual-Band Wireless Router featuring the first ever 5G Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac standard, designed to achieve gigabit speeds over wireless. Read on to see how the newest standard in Wi-Fi performs.
The Corsair AX1200i is the first desktop PC power supply to use digital (DSP) control and Corsair Link to bring you an unprecedented level of monitoring and performance customization. The DSP in the AX1200i makes on-the-fly adjustments for incredibly tight voltage regulation, 80 PLUS Platinum Efficiency, and clean, stable power. It also features a price tag higher than pretty much any other power supply. Read on to see how this mighty power supply does when put to the test!
Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that will change the way you think about gaming forever. With an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, the Rift provides a truly immersive experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before. Read on to see what we found out when we tried one in person.