Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and Full-HD video capturing. read more

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each. read more

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22 read/post comments()

Gigabyte continues to release new products in their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the OC series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from HWBot.org. Gigabyte had to live up to its name and… read more

Synology DS414j Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

Synology has updated their low-end 4-bay model with the release of the DS414j which retains the old version chassis and at its core we will find the 1.2GHz MindSpeed Comcerto dual-core ARM processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM. As the more expensive models, DSM 5.0 is installed on the unit which adds great value and ease of use. read more

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels. read more

Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-07-18 read/post comments()

Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-I model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review by stefan @ 2014-07-17
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review by stefan @ 2014-07-14
Cases & PSU/Cases SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-10
Storage/Other KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-07-09
Motherboards/Intel S1150 BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-07

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Opportunity rover breaks record for longest distance driven off-Earth

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When the Opportunity rover landed on the red planet in 2004, NASA only intended to drive it for about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) within 90 Martian days. But the rover turned out to be a hardy Mars explorer, and on… Go To Full Article

ATP Introduces advancedMLC (aMLC) Technology

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ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash and ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, introduces its latest technology, advancedMLC, also known as "aMLC". Developed by ATP, aMLC is an advanced firmware technology uniquely implemented onto ATP's NAND Flash products to vastly… Go To Full Article

Rapoo Announces A800 Bluetooth Speakers

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Wireless your life. Rapoo, one of the world's leading manufacturers of peripherals in the wireless segment and the first manufacturer of products featuring 5 GHz wireless technology, holds an impressive 42% market share in China and is continually expanding its… Go To Full Article

What’s ‘Intel’ about Intel’s SSD Pro 2500?

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There isn’t much “Intel Inside” Intel’s new line-up of Enterprise-geared SSDs. VR-Zone’s sister site, Chinese VR-Zone, recently ran a review of Intel’s new SSD for Enterprise customers — the SSD Pro 2500. One particular element of interest from the review… Go To Full Article

FinalWire Rolls Out AIDA64 v4.60

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Enhanced Support for LCD and VFD Screens BUDAPEST, Hungary - July 30, 2014 - Today FinalWire has announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.60. As is known, the popular PC diagnostic utility can provide detailed information…

Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

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As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launched refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intel's Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch… Go To Full Article

'The Last of Us' looks better on PS4 but it's not perfect

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Just over a year ago, Sony and developer Naughty Dog unleashed the emotionally wrenching The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3. And while the post-apocalyptic tale was heralded at the time for its affecting narrative, the game's technical prowess...… Go To Full Article

LG's 105-inch 4K TV is here, if you can afford its $117,000 price

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Sure, Samsung just launched its 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV, but if spending $120,000 on such a screen is probably out of reach there may have a solution. For the the budget minded-consumer, we'd recommend taking a look at LG's… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Adds New Models, Cooling Kits, and Bundles to CryoVenom Series

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VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the addition of new graphics cards models, complete cooling kits, and card/cooling kit bundles to its high-performance liquid cooled PC compatible… Go To Full Article

Super Talent Updates its 1.8-inch MasterDrive KX3 SSD

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces their updated MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8" SSD. Super Talent's MasterDrive KX3 comes in to solve the problem of physical space constraints in a computing system. This SSD is… Go To Full Article

AMD Kaveri Laptops Sighted

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While AMD's Kaveri APUs initially launched on the desktop at the beginning of the year, for many the APUs looked like a better fit for laptops and notebooks. In early June, we were able to preview the performance of the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Releasing Three GTX 800 Graphics Cards In October?

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According to rumblings from the rumor mill, NVIDIA will be launching three new video cards in October. We figured you guys would have fun discussing this even though NVIDIA hasn't commented on the rumor yet. Nvidia plans to introduce high-end… Go To Full Article

HTC's upcoming Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

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More than a few eyebrows were raised when talk surfaced of an HTC One for Windows Phone. How close would it be to the Android original? Would it bring anything new to the table? And what's the name, for that… Go To Full Article

Streacom FC8 EVO Review @ Vortez

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FC8 EVO is a compact computer chassis which is primarily designed for the Mini-ITX form factor. Streacom has adorned this case with a luxurious all-aluminium construction to give it that premium feel and to ensure it sits in pride of… Go To Full Article

Acer Unveils the Extensa 15 Series Notebooks

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Acer today announced the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency. Available in two models, EX2510 and EX2509, this notebook series is equipped… Go To Full Article

BitFenix FLO Headset Video Review

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"The BitFenix FLO Headset comes in 4 colors; black, blue, white and blue so it will suit your own personal style. Also, since it has neodymium magnets and the drivers are 40mm, the sound quality is good. As well, the… Go To Full Article

GM is bringing wireless phone charging to some Cadillac cars

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General Motors may be going through a rough patch at the moment, but that's not stopping the company from setting its sights on the future. Today, the Detroit-based automaker revealed that it plans to put wireless charging pads inside a… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's activity tracking app comes to Windows Phone

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If you've wanted to use activity-tracking wearables that pair with your phone, you've typically had to use Android or iOS. Windows Phone has some third-party apps that can fill in, but they're imperfect at best. As of today, though, an… Go To Full Article

LEPA LV12 CPU Cooler Launched in Europe

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With high-end power supplies like the G1600, LEPA has already built a reputation in Europe. Also the chassis and fans of the young brand enjoy an increasing popularity. Now, the manufacturer enters another cooling section: The CPU cooler LV12 is… Go To Full Article

Slim down at home with P90X for Xbox Fitness

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Sure, there are already options for getting fit with the help of your Xbox console, and now one of the most popular in-home exercise options is offering more sweat soaked material. P90X for Xbox Fitness brings a 30-day version of… Go To Full Article

Solid's vibrating handlebars navigate bike lanes on its 3D printed frame

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Just like when you're driving a car, glancing down at your phone while biking the busy streets of your city can be quite dangerous. Thanks to a Portland-based design firm, there's a bike that allows you to keep your eyes… Go To Full Article

Seasonic Platinum Series 1200 W @ techPowerUp

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Seasonic recently added a new high-end model to their arsenal, a 1200 W unit with Platinum efficiency, extraordinary performance, semi-passive operation, and a fully modular cabling design. This PSU is one of the best we ever tested and teaches manufacturers… Go To Full Article

Hilton will let you use your phone as a hotel room key

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Starwood isn't the only hotel chain that wants you to use your smartphone as a hotel room key; Hilton is launching an initiative that lets you use your Android or iOS device to control virtually every aspect of your stay.… Go To Full Article

Aerocool GT-A: High-End Midi-Tower for Gamers und DIY enthusiasts

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28.07.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world's leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces a new member of the GT case series. The GT-A Midi-Tower is aiming for Gamers and DIY enthusiasts seeking a High-End chassis…

Seasonic Platinum P-1200 PSU

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"The new Seasonic P-1200 PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (100A), a 120mm Fan, 14x SATA hard disk connectors and 10x PCI-e 6+2-Pin." Go To Full Article

Gigantic 5.9-inch Google/Motorola Nexus ‘Shamu’ tipped for fall launch

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Since it’s been practically established that Google’s Nexus line has a healthy future ahead of it, it’s time to welcome back Nexus 6 rumors, now hinting at a “killer”, gargantuan 5.9-inch model co-manufactured by, surprise, surprise, Motorola. Hey there, gossipers… Go To Full Article

MSI Nightblade Z97 Barebones System Review @HiTech Legion

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"Not only is the Nightblade designed with the gamers in mind, but everything is designed in a small compact system, meaning you can easily take it to LAN parties." Go To Full Article

Rearth Ringke Fusion Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 @ TestFreaks

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"Today up for review is the Ringke Fusion DIY designed by Rearth. This particular case is designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the color, or lack thereof is clear. This is offered in several different colors on their website… Go To Full Article

AMD Gaming Evolved Client 4.0 Released

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Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s second-party sourced Gaming Evolved Client. Last month’s release saw the initial… Go To Full Article

QNAP TS-451 Bay Trail NAS Performance Review

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The launch of the QNAP TS-x51 series was covered in detail last month. Its introduction has revitalized the premium NAS market for SOHO and power users by providing a powerful enough alternative to the Atom D270x-based NAS units. The 22nm… Go To Full Article

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