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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!