Home Theatre PC’s or HTPC’s have been around for a few years now and are very popular. Most people use their old PC for a HTPC. The problem with that is that they are loud, not that powerful, and take up a lot of space. Well ASRock has got your HTPC needs covered with the ION 330HT Nettop that is capable of full 1080p high definition video playback and true-fidelity 7.1 surround sound audio. This system is powered by a Dual Core Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz) processor, NVIDIA ION Graphics Processor, 2GB DDR2-800 memory, 320GB hard drive, DVD player and even WiFi!
Television-connected media players from pretty much any company outside a Fortune 500 technology player are hit and miss some get popularized via hype and excellent marketing campaigns, while others are half-assed devices which get the job done but are beyond frustrating to use. The Masscool MP-1371RS Media Player may have a very generic name, and look like it probably falls into the half-assed category, but I assure you, it does not. ThinkComputers reviews this sleeper contender and gives it rave reviews.
We have taken a look at a few digital camcorder’s here at ThinkComputers. It was just a few years ago that many camcorders you would find in the store still used tapes. Tapes were very annoying to work with, you had to playback video and import it via firewire in most cases. With digital camcorders you are able to record right to built in memory or removable memory like a flash card. Today we will be taking a look at the Samsung SC-MX20E digital camcorder that features 16GB a built-in memory, 34x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD and small form factor. Let’s see if it’s the right digital camcorder for you! Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Samsung SC-MX20E Digital Camcorder to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find Refurbished Camcorders.
Blu-ray devices are slowing becoming more and more popular, especially as prices come down. Many computer users who are looking for a Blu-ray drive can easily find an internal drive for their desktop, but what if they want one for their laptop? How about one that works on both their desktop and laptop? This is where ASUS’s SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive comes in. This slim external drive connects to any computer via USB and allows you to play Blu-ray media as well as burn CD’s and DVD’s. Let’s check it out!
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.
You will find iPod speakers everywhere, but which ones actually sound good? With all these brands out there it is hard to know if these speaker sets are even worth getting. Our friends at Eagle, who already sent us their Soundstage speakers, also make an iPod speaker system called the iDock. The iDock features a dedicated subwoofer unlike many iPod speaker systems, so let’s see if it’s worth picking up.
When you think of desktop speakers there are only a few names that come to mind and Eagle is not one of them. Eagle makes all kind of products from power supplies to hard drive enclosures. They have just ventured into speakers releasing a few different speaker sets. Today we will be looking at the ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage speakers which feature a dedicated subwoofer, exceptional tonal fidelity, and a LCD with digital equalizers. Let’s take a look and see if Eagle can make a name for themselves in the speaker business.
Do you remember the days where the personal camcorder had to sit up on your shoulder? Perhaps the large VHS tapes which you had to use to record the world around you in video? Well it seems those large and clunky video recorders of the past are definitely long gone. Welcome the Samsung HMX-R10. Known as one of the smallest, lightest Full-HD camcorder that is no bigger than that regular sized coffee drink you like at your favorite coffee shop, the Samsung HMX-R10 looks as if it is loaded with features without loading you down with extra weight.
Our friends at ASUS have released a cool new TV tuner card, the Asus My Cinema EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC. This is a dual Hybrid TV card, with inputs for both digital and analog TV, complete with a dual stream hardware MPEG2 encoder. The card interfaces via PCI-E x1. Read on to find out about the Asus My Cinema EHD3-100!
2.1 speaker sets-the kind with two satellite tweeters and a single subwoofer-are very popular with those whose hardware doesn’t support 5.1 or 7.1 audio, or those who simply don’t have room for those elaborate setups. Hercules’ XPS 2.1 50 speaker set is a unit which, while more expensive than some of its competitors’ units, yields warm tones and thumpin’ bass on top of its sleek crowdsourced, glossy black design. ThinkComputers has the review.
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