Have an old SATA or IDE based hard drive laying around that needs to be wiped or mined for valuable files? Maybe you have laptop and want to backup data to another hard drive but only have a internal drive on hand. If so, StarTech has just the thing for you with their USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE HDD Dock that allows the user to connect it via USB. See what we think about it in our review.
When it comes to high performance computer power supply units, Seasonic is one of the most reputable manufacturers. The company serves as the OEM of many other well-known brands, such as Corsair and NZXT, but they also have their own retail branch. Today we will be performing our very first review of a retail Seasonic product and we are starting with the very best their engineering department has ever designed to this date; the Platinum 1000W unit.
CyberpowerPC’s Intel Z77-based models are targeted for performance enthusiasts who are looking for a more affordable solution. We got our hands on the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE, which features top-end hardware like the Intel Core i7-3770K processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card. Read on to see how this system was built and how it performs with the CPU overclocked to very nice 4.7GHz!
Today we take a look at a dual band router from a relatively new name in small office/home office networking. The TL-WDR4300 is a performance optimized simultaneous dual band wireless router combining the blazing fast speeds of 450Mbps using the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps using the traditional 2.4GHz band. The WDR4300 also carries an inexpensive price tag but looks to have all the same bells and whistles that routers double the cost have. Read on to see what we thought.
As the population of Mac computers grows, so does the third party add-on market. Increasingly, mobile computers are getting smaller like the MacBook Air and with the smaller size comes less port availability. Satechi aims to help expand the number of USB ports available to you in a small, easy to carry form that also matches many Apple computers. Have a look to see what we thought of it.
The IN WIN 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified GreenMe series is a high performance power supply series that is said deliver quality and efficiency at an affordable price. The In Win GreenMe 650W has four +12V rails that are each rated at 25 Amps and a single 120mm double ball-bearing fan to keep everything cool. Read on to see how this sub $70 power supply does on our test bench!
The Seidio ACTIVE case provides shock absorbing protection with two interlocking layers in a thin case for your Samsung Galaxy S III. It also has an optional built-in metal kickstand that can be used in landscape orientation for a hands free experience when viewing multimedia, managing photo slideshows, and displaying clocks and calendars. Read on to what this case is all about and if it is right for your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone!
Roccat has provided us with some wonderful PC peripherals and today we’re going to be looking at the Roccat Isku. The Roccat Isku is an illuminated gaming keyboard, which features as many as 36 programmable macro keys, on the fly profile switching and backlit keys. Backlit with ROCCAT Extreme Ice Blue Lighting in 6 adjustable brightness levels, the Isku makes it easy to always hit the right key — even in low lighting. The Isku’s optimized illumination also means it’s perfect for avoiding eye strain during those long gaming sessions.
Now that USB 3.0 devices are starting to become more and more prevalent, the need for open ports to plug them in grows. All the while, mobile computers are getting more and more compact, offering fewer ports. Satechi may have a solution with their colorful four port USB 3.0 hub. While it offers additional ports, will it muck up the USB 3.0 speeds in the process? Have a look to see.
The NETGEAR WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is said to deliver the ultimate performance and range, with a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet. The Netgear N900 wireless provides up to 450 + 450 Mbps speed and with simultaneous dual band technology it avoids interference ensuring top WiFi speeds. Read on to see how this wireless router performs when we try it out!
The Corsair Vengeance K60 and M60 are a first person shooter inspired combo of keyboard and mouse. The K60 keyboard is mechanical and features Cherry MX Red switches, while the M60 mouse has 8 programmable buttons and features a 5700 DPI laser sensor. I’m pretty anxious to see how they will perform, so read along to see how they stack up to the competition!
Gigabyte hosted the inaugural Gigabyte eSports LAN tournament last week and we were there to take in the scenes as more than 30 professional eSports gamers and their teams competed for $21,000 in prize money. The GESL features professional gaming tournaments for games such as StarCraft 2 and League of Legends. Read on to find out more about this years GESL!
Western Digital has entered the very crowded market of Wireless Routers with their introduction of the My Net Family of Dual-Band Routers including the N900 which we take for a spin today. Besides being dual-band, Western Digital has included a technology called FasTrack which helps prioritize Multimedia data so that any streaming or gaming content is moved to the front reducing stutters and drop outs. Read on to find out what we think about this new router!
OCZ’s latest PSU was co-developed with Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to meet the specific needs of gamers. The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU sports a gaming-ready look with a sleek design, clean connectors, and a glowing red LED fan. By using using 100% Japanese capacitors and a powerful single +12V rail, this PSU is capable of delivering 1000W of continuous power at 50°C, which should be plenty of power for multi-GPU gaming PCs.
Earlier this year, AMD outlined the companies HSA (Heterogeneous Systems Architecture) plans through 2014 and talked about how AMD was fully backing the architecture. Today at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) it was announced that the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation was created. The goal of the HSA foundation is to provide a hardware specification that will be uniform and can utilize the same program coding.