Hard drive enclosures are generally something cheap, mobile, and entirely insecure. A passerby in a lab, office, or other location with a computer with potentially privileged information could easily open a computer, extract the hard drive, and make off with the data. It’s even easier if the hard drive is an external. The CRU DataPort SecureDock attempts to address this. Combining a proprietary enclosure connector format, a locking enclosure dock, and a token, the DataPort SecureDock aims to beef up the security of an external hard drive. ThinkComputers has the review.
If you’ve heard of LaCie you know they are known for their external hard drives. One thing I’ve always liked about LaCie has been their unique and stylish design for their hard drives. Today we will be looking at another external hard drive from them designed by famous product designer Neil Poulton. This 1TB drive is simple, yet stylish. You probably won’t find another drive out there like it! Let’s take a look…
Intel’s Atom platform has been a huge success since it has launched, without the Atom chip you probably wouldn’t know what a netbook is! With its huge success many companies are creating all types of different products based on the Atom. With this comes the nettop, a small form factor, inexpensive, low-wattage desktop computer. Today we will be looking at one of the most powerful nettop’s out there the Shuttle X50. It features the Atom 330 dual-core processor, 1GB of memory and a 15.6-inch touch screen display.
If you have an iPhone you know that the battery life is horrible! Even if you are casual user that might access the GPS and internet every once in a while it seems like the battery drains so quickly when using those services. This is where the PowerDuo Reserve comes in. It is basically Griffin’s PowerBlock Reserve and PowerJolt Reserve in one! You get a reserve battery that fits both included PowerBlock and PowerJolt. So you can charge the battery and your iPhone at the same time where ever you are! Let’s check it out!
Cooler Master has been around for over a decade. Though they are probably now better known for their excellent PC cases, their original primary products were coolers and they continue to build high performance air coolers along with all of their other products. Today I will be looking at the Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU cooler. With six heatpipes and dual flow-thru fan design, it looks quite promising to keep the i7’s temperatures under control. Will the Hyper N620 do it? Read on to see!
More and more gamers are buying surround sound gaming headsets, but no one wants to pay those outrageous prices. They can go in upwards of $200 for a premium headset. Why go premium when you can have a just as good quality headset for only $40? The ABS FX-7 USB Light Weight Dolby Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset can be found for that much. It has all the features the average gamer is looking for in a headset with near quality of expensive headsets. The FX-7 has a lot of other features, read on further to find out what they are.
With today’s economy people are looking for the best bang for their buck. If you’re in the market for a new case then the AeroCool PGS Vx-e Mid Tower Chassis is right for you. This case has performance, quality, style and value all built into a single case. This stylish gaming case comes equipped with its own turbine powered by a 120mm blue LED fan. This is only one of the many features of this budget-reliever case. Read on further to see what they are.
The Intel i7 is definitely a hot affair. Though manufactured with the 45nm process, once you get it cranked wide open with its eight threads sending data to four real cores and four virtual cores, along with running the onboard memory controller at DDR3-2000 or higher, it gets pretty warm. Overclock the whole affair and raise the Vcore and QPI voltage, you’re talking heat that will bring lesser CPU coolers to their knees.
ThinkComputers liked BFG’s 800W and 680W units reviewed several months ago. These non-modular units were well-received by the enthusiast community and retailers. BFG is back with the EX series, in 1000W and 1200W variations. The EX series features modular connectors, a lifetime warranty, and a technique for drastically improving efficiency called Frequency Conversion. ThinkComputers has the review.
When I was asked to take a look at a couple of Samsung LCD monitors, as usual I jumped on whichever one was the larger size. In this case it would be the Samsung P2370HD though when I received it a few days later little did I realize at the time that this particular monitor would be a HDTV, bonus right? Over the course of my computer experience I have always enjoyed using and looking at Samsung LCD monitors. I have always found that they produce a bright, sharp and vivid display without having to break the bank and I was looking forward to test driving the P2370HD to see if Samsung has been keeping up with its quality for well built displays.