Shuttle XPC Slim DX30 Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-02-22 read/post comments()

XPC Slim DX30 is one of the latest passively cooled Mini-PCs from Shuttle, which does sport the Intel Celeron J3355 Apollo Lake dual-core SoC. The barebone can be equipped with no less than 8GB of DDR3L SODIMM RAM, a M.2 SSD, one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD while the wireless connectivity is assured by the manufacturer thanks to the preinstalled M.2-2230 WLAN card with Realtek RTL8188EE Controller. The product does feature a lot of interfaces so it can be used at home, in offices but also for industrial applications; in all cases, the overall power consumption is very small thanks to the technological process of the new Intel cores. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Speaker System Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2017-02-19 read/post comments()

Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 is an entry-level 2.1 speaker system from Creative, which is marketed mostly at gamers, but can be also used on a wide range of devices thanks to the analog audio interface. It comes with two 2.75’’ satellites and one 5.25’’ down-firing subwoofer for a RMS total power of 46W. This should be more than enough for small apartments or for users that do not want to spend a fortune on a more advanced system, while providing easy switching with headphones, thanks to the included headphone jack located on the right satellite. read more

Fnatic Gear Duel Modular Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-02-15 read/post comments()

The Fnatic Gear Duel is hands-down the most interesting headset we have tested so far in our labs in terms of modularity. Thanks to the innovative design from AIAIAI, the product can be disassembled to the last bit, in order to obtain a configuration which will better suit our current needs. read more

Razer Gigantus - Black Edition Mouse Pad Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-02-14 read/post comments()

After the initial inspection, we put the mouse pad to work by using a Cougar Revenger mouse and running games such as Mafia III, ELOA, Black Desert Online, Ghost in The Shell but also Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: by designing the Gigantus as a control pad, we did not need a long learning curve in fast-paced titles. At different DPI levels, the Pixart PMW 3360 tracked flawlessly while the large surface of the mat meant that we did not need to lift up the mouse and reposition it during longer gaming sessions. read more

ECS Liva Z Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-02-10 read/post comments()

The LIVA Z Mini-PC from ECS is shipped in multiple hardware configurations when referring to the processor (with Apollo Lake Celeron N3350 SoC (as our sample), the Celeron N3450 SoC or the Pentium N4200 SoC) but also regarding the onboard eMMC, which can be 32GB or 64GB. You get the opportunity of installing extra storage via a M.2 SSD, benefit from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity thanks to the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 3165 adapter, while keeping the power consumption at very low levels for 24/7 operation. read more

Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-02-08 read/post comments()

Since the most recent Cooler Master product series is all about customization (as we have also seen with the MasterKeys Pro L or the MasterNotepal Maker), the MasterMouse Pro L allows the user to switch the top covers in order to match their grip preference, while the side panels can be switched on-the-fly since they are kept fixed with magnetic force. The proven Avago PMW3360 optical sensor allows DPI setup up to 12000 DPI in increments of 100, while the RGB lighting adds another layer of customization. read more
Storage/SSD Silicon Power S57 240GB TLC SSD Review by stefan @ 2017-02-05
Videocards/VGA Reviews KFA2 GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2017-02-03
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS RX 460 Slim-iCooler OC 2GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2017-01-30
Audio/Others Razer ManO'War 7.1 Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-01-27
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cougar ATTACK X3 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2017-01-23

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