In the simplest terms, an Aegis is a shield of protection to the heart of the warrior that wears this protective armor. This is a very fitting picture of the theme of this case from BitFenix. The BitFenix brand made mini computing a cool and universal way of life for many builder’s taking advantage of the newer smaller and magnificent new M-ITX and Micro ATX computers that have the same relative power of its bigger ATX counterparts with the BitFenix Prodigy Line of machines. In a way they invented the way to put together full custom looped water cooled Monster and stuffed it nicely into a small chassis that not only worked great but looked even better. So many flavors and mods have been commercially developed for that little chassis that could and now the people at BitFenix are at it again with the BitFenix Aegis Micro-ATX computer case.
Personal home security is not something we necessarily always think about, especially if you happen to live in an apartment. For most people setting up a WiFi camera can be complicated and just frustrating. Well Spotcam wants to solve that problem and give you video monitoring to your home that is easy to set up and can be viewed from any device. Spotcam is a a WiFi camera that offers 720p HD video, 24 hours of free recording, motion alerts via their mobile app or e-mail, scheduling, and two-way talking. At only $119 it is a very inexpensive way to add security to your home. Let’s take a look…
Gaming mice have remained more or less the same for quite a while. Well with the mouse we are taking a look at today we have at least two new features that I’ve never seen on a mouse before. They are a analog thumb paddle and a dorsal fin switch. Will these new features change the way we game? I guess we will have to see. The mouse in question is the ROCCAT Tyon and even without these innovations its pretty impressive featuring 12 programmable buttons, an 8200 DPI Pro Aim (R3) laser sensor, ROCCAT’s EasyShift[+] functionality, RGBA illumination and of course ROCCAT’s impressive driver software. Let’s get to gaming and see what this mouse can do!
Not that long ago we took a look at Divoom’s Voombox Outdoor, which proved to be a great Bluetooth speaker and even better it was weather resistant and could take quite a beating. While this speaker was great, it was a little big for people who may want something they could easily throw in a backpack or travel with. This is where Divoom’s Voombox Travel comes in, it has a smaller single-speaker design, but still has the same weather resistant properties and rugged design. Will this be the perfect Bluetooth speaker to take with you when you are on the go? Read on as we find out!
It seems like there is a trend in the CPU cooler industry where many companies are coming out with coolers that are made to be 100% compatible with larger memory modules and large VRM cooling on motherboards. I think this has a lot to do with the mini-ITX platform being more popular, but in any case it is a good thing. No one likes clearance issues and the smaller the cooler typically the easier it is to install. The only thing you need to worry about is performance and we are going to see if the Phanteks PH-TC12LS can live up to that. This is a C-type cooler that is 100% compatible with high VRM and RAM modules that features a an aluminum heatsink design, six copper heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Let’s get this cooler installed and see what it can do!
When it comes to X99 motherboards we have taken a look at boards from ASUS, MSI, ASRock and EVGA. The company not on that list is Gigabyte and today we are getting our first look at one of their X99 motherboards. The X99-UD4 is set to be a more affordable motherboard in their X99 stack and is not really aimed towards gamers or overclockers, but offers a great set of features any user will appreciate. The board is part of the companies Ultra Durable line and features an all digital power design, 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slot, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit LAN, and the companies AMP-UP audio solution. Did I mention the board lights up too? Let’s get the board on the test bench and see if Gigabyte has a winner on their hands.
I am sure when most users hear Creative Sound Blaster it is synonymous with computer audio perfection, many of the top gaming motherboards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today I will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E3 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. In addition to being a USB DAC and amplifier it also features Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to wirelessly connect with your mobile devices. So can the Sound Blaster E3 live up to Creative Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio excellence? Read on as we test the E3 and find out!
For almost two decades now Asetek has been building cooling products that help increase CPU speed and performance. The Danish company specializes in liquid cooling solutions for everything from data centers to your home gaming rig. You may not realize it, but you might know them very well from the excellent AIO coolers that are sold to other companies to be rebranded. Today we are going to take a look at four of their AIO coolers, the 510LC, 550LC, 570LX, and the 591LX. All four coolers under the Asetek brand are all used in pre-built machines by companies like CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower.
Even, now I am almost sure that there are a few Antec 900 user’s out there reading this review on the internet right now. It has been Newegg.com’s Most Sold computer case ever in history and has been on the number one spot of the Electronics’ Billboard Charts of production cases since its inception almost a full decade ago. Now 9 years have passed and sure there have been lot of Antec cases since then but nothing to rate or to make history like the Antec 900, but Antec has a new Economy case called the Antec P70. I really don’t think that this case is going to make history like its grandfather but he is quite a case of it’s own.
Not that long ago we took a look at Crucial’s MX200 solid state drive, which is set to be their high-performance drive for 2015. They also sent us over their new BX100 solid state drive. This drive is their cost-effective solution that is aggressively priced and Crucial hopes it will get solid state drives in the hands of more people. How aggressively priced is it? Well the 1TB drive that we are taking a look at today is selling at my favorite online retailer for $374.99, which makes it only $0.37 per GB. The BX100 is powered by the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and features Micron 16nm synchronous MLC NAND. The 1TB version features sequential read and write speeds of 535 MB/s and 450 MB/s respectively. Let’s take a closer look…