Creative Omni Portable Multi-Room Wi-Fi/BT Voice-enabled Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2018-01-17 read/post comments(0)

This particular model impressed us regarding its ease of use on all interfaces (wireless, Bluetooth, SD Card/Aux); it is loud enough for most applications but we would have liked to have smoother volume steps from the hardware buttons in order to adjust it properly for any occasion. While with the previously tested Creative Halo we have noticed a lack of bass, this model, even if it does not have active drivers for this particular reason, it can deliver decent lows, which is impressive for a unit of its size! read more

ECS Z370-LIGHTSABER LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2018-01-13 read/post comments(0)

The Z370-LIGHTSABER motherboard from ECS is an improvement in terms of functionality and overclocking versus the previous generations; we have been able to overclock our 8600K i5 to about 4.8GHz by setting a VCore of 1.35V inside the UEFI interface, but because of the missing VDroop compensation levels, the voltage did drop quite a bit to about 1.243V at maximum load. With our G.SKILL TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 kit, we were unable to run the pre-programmed XMP profile, so we needed to downclock a bit to about 3100MHz in order to get a fully stable, bootable system. read more

CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB with PBT Double-shot Keycaps Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-01-08 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB keyboard with games such as The Crew, Wolfenstein: The New Order, MU Legend but also Quake Champions; since the MX Silent switch does have the same actuation force as the CHERRY MX Red, they did feel very responsive in-game, but all this at considerably lower noise levels. The noise on the MX Silent has been lowered thanks to the integrated TPE dampener built into the switch stem, that helps reduce the top out noise as well as the bottom out noise. This switch also feels great when typing so if you are used to writing office documents or other type of productivity work at home or even at your workplace, people around… read more

Silicon Power Diamond D30S 2TB USB 3.1 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2017-12-31 read/post comments(0)

Instead of going with a Toshiba or Seagate branded HDD as we have seen with the previous models, this time Silicon Power has included a Western Digital WDC WD20NPVZ-00WFZT0 (WD Blue Mobile) drive, which features an 8MB cache and a 5400 rotational speed. This particular model does feature NoTouch Ramp Load Technology, so the recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring less wear to the recording head but also better protection during transit. Additionally, Silicon Power has included a slim and elegant chassis with it that is IPX4 waterproof and scratch resistant thanks to the rhombus surface pattern on the top cover; on the top we do also have a LED included which signals the transfer mode along with… read more

Be Quiet Silent Loop 360 AIO CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2017-12-29 read/post comments(0)

At Computex 2017, Be Quiet introduced to the press an upcoming addition to their Silent Loop AIO series, the 360 model, featuring as you could have guessed a massive 360 radiator. The new flagship should top the cooling performance of the 240 and even the 280 model. Be Quiet has received many awards over the last decade and has established itself as one of the market leaders in quiet, yet powerful power supplies and processor cooling gear. Especially their Silent Wings fan series are loved by watercooling purists as these fans feature an excellent combination between airflow/pressure and silent operation. Time to open the box Be Quiet send to the MadShrimps lab. We were keen to test the new 360… read more

Toshiba TransMemory U363 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-12-25 read/post comments(0)

The 64GB USB 3.0 TransMemory U363 Flash Drive from Toshiba does offer good read speeds of about 90MB/s, but falls a bit short on the writes, which do hover at around 18MB/s. The product does come with an overall solid aluminum build that does not need a protective USB port cover and can be easily attached to our keychain for fast access to data. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Basilisk Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-12-24
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Halo Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review by stefan @ 2017-12-14
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-12-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Apex M750 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2017-12-05
Storage/SSD Silicon Power A55 256GB 3D NAND SSD Review by stefan @ 2017-11-25

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