While originally known for their computer graphics cards, Hercules has within the last few years expanded into other growing market segments such as personal multimedia systems. The product we have for review today is the Hercules XPS 40 2.0 Slim speaker system. If you are not familiar with the various types of speaker systems, 2.0 indicates that this is a very basic system comprised of only two speakers, a left and a right. Let’s take a closer look at the Hercules XPS 40 2.0 speaker system.
One thing many iPhone users have complained about is the battery. If you are using mobile web, GPS, or an app that using the internet you will see your battery life start to die very quickly. For this reason many companies have made charging packing and iPhone cases that have batteries in them to charge your iPhone. Today we will be looking at the iConn+ iPhone Battery Case from Nitrox, a newcomer to the iPhone accessory market. Let’s take a look…
Older readers may remember a television maker called Admiral. It was started 43 years ago as Admiral Overseas Corporation in Taiwan, but has evolved through time. It switched wholly to monitor production in the 1980s, but reintroduced televisions to its lineup in 2005. While AOC is not quite a household name these days, it’s very likely that most readers have used a device manufactured by AOC’s manufacturer. AOC is the brand of the factory, TPV Technology Limited, the largest display manufacturer in the world. AOC’s products are available in several stores, including RadioShack, K-Mart, Sears, Costco, Staples, and more. AOC showed many products at CES this year, including new computer displays, new televisions, and a line of all-in-one PCs.
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When Cooler Master released its 690 chassis over two years ago, we’re doubtful that even it could have predicted just how well-received it was going to be. It did a lot right in terms of design and function, and with the 690 II, those two factors are pushed even further. The result? The best $100 chassis we’ve ever looked at, bar none.
Last month Verizon Wireless sent me the HP Mini 311 Netbook for review, and they’ve sent me another one this month. Today for review I’ve got the Gateway LT 2016u netbook which is an Intel Atom based computer that is really not that much different than any other Atom based netbook out there today. What makes this one a little different though is that it comes with the access to the Verizon Wireless network built in so you can always have an internet connection wherever you go. I’ve put it up against the aforementioned HP Mini 311 and my Acer Aspire One D250 for comparison, so read on to learn more about the Gateway LT and see how it performs…
Last month NZXT launched a new case called the Hades and it’s one that is aimed at the PC enthusiast with several features that one might appreciate. Among those features you’ll find wire management built-in, temperature sensors, fan speed controls and even a rack for your SSD drives. The Hades looks nice but once I got started installing my system in it I ran into a few problems that detract from my overall view of this case. So read on to learn more about the NZXT Hades…
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Everything you have seen reviewed on Pro-Clockers lately has been about bigger, badder and ever-voracious power hungry PC equipment. It’s our fault. Power is what most of us are looking for in a computer. This was even the case with laptops for a long time as well. We always looked for the most powerful laptop our money could afford. The birth of the net-top changed all that. No longer is the world looking to fork out $1000 for a desktop replacement or even a 15″ dual core notebook. With the introduction of the netbook came the era of ITX based integrated motherboards with the Intel Atom processor. Our next review sample is based on this setup and we are ready to tackle nailing down its performance.
The HTPC (Home Theater PC) market is a huge and highly competitive industry. New products are constantly coming out that offer more features and better performance. ASRock’s ION 330 series of NetTop / Home Theater PCs are an excellent design that packs a lot of punch into a tiny footprint. The top of the line model, the ION 330HT-BD, features a Blu-ray drive for the ultimate home theater high definition experience!
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