Over the past year ADATA has released a number of different solid state drives aimed at different market segments. Not that long ago we took a look at ADATA’s XPG SX930 which was aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. Today we will be taking a look at the Premier SP550 which sits as ADATA’s entry-level solid state drive aimed at people who are looking to upgrade to an SSD and still want very good performance. The drive features the Silicon Motion SM2256 controller matched with SK Hynix TLC NAND. This is the first time we’ve seen this combination together. The 240GB version of the drive that we are reviewing today boasts sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively. Let’s get this drive on our test bench and see what it can do!
Tt eSPORTS has has their Poseidon Z line of gaming keyboards out on the market for a while now. These keyboards are made to give gamers a solid no-frills full-size gaming keyboard, which many gamers will appreciate. You are not going to find extra macro keys, unnecessary buttons, or even a wrist rest. Tt eSPORTS also saves you the gamer money by using their own mechanical switches instead of the more expensive Cherry MX keys. At the time of writing this keyboard is selling for only $119.99. We’ve previously taken a look at the Poseidon Z Illuminated and the Poseidon ZX and really enjoyed them for their functionality and simplicity. With the Poseidon Z RGB Tt eSPORTS has added full RGB backlighting so you can really show off the keyboard! Let’s take a look and see what this keyboard is all about!
Smartphone car mounts are great unless your phone is dying, then you end up trying to either stretch a wire across your dashboard, or forget the mount and just charge your phone. LUXA2 realized this is a common problem and invented Cigar Clip – a mount and charger in a simple form factor. Featuring the same awesome mount as LUXA2’s Smart Clip, plus a built-in 2A charger, Cigar Clip is positioned to be a useful device.
Logitech has been in the gaming space as long as I can remember. Many people know them for their gaming keyboards and mice, but they also have a rich history in gaming headsets as well. They have just released their new Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset line which is made up of the G933 and G633. The G933 is a wireless headset and the G633 is a wired headset. Today we will be taking a look at the G633 which features Logitech’s new Pro-G audio drivers, 7.1 channel surround sound, 3 programmable G-keys, RGB lighting, dual audio inputs, and much more! Will this be the ultimate headset for all of you gamers out there? Read on as we find out!
Not that long ago we took a look at Noctua’s NH-D15S CPU cooler. It was a revised version of the original NH-D15 which was made to be more compatible with memory modules and PCI-Express cards. Well Noctua has done the same thing with their flagship C-type cooler as well. Today we are going to be checking out the NH-C14S, which is a new revision of the award winning NH-C14 that offers better memory clearance, an offset design that gives better clearance for PCI-Express cards, and offers both a low-profile mode and a high clearance mode. Will these changes affect how well the cooler performs? Or do we have another winner on our hands? Let’s get this cooler installed and see!
Portable chargers have become somewhat of a necessity these days. With so many people using their mobile devices as their main computing device and mobile gaming really picking up those small batteries in our devices do not last that long. This has pretty much caused an market to completely spring up for portable chargers. Almost everyone I know has one, and they are not even tech people! While there are literally thousands of choices when it comes to portable chargers the one we are taking a look at today is different than most. It is the Scosche goBAT 6000, let’s take a look and see what it can do!
To me in-ear headphones or earbuds are extremely important. Maybe I am different than most of you but when I’m working on the go on my laptop, listening to music on my iPhone, or playing a game on my tablet, in-ear headphones are my escape from the real world. Many people think all in-ear headphones are the same, but if you’ve had the chance to experience any higher-end models you know that is not true. I also have to say after experiencing very good in-ear headphones the ones that come with are portable devices don’t cut it. I’ve actually been using the same pair of in-ear headphones since 2011! Today I will be taking a look at Audiofly’s AF-78 Premium In-Ear Headphones. These are Audiofly’s most expensive in-ear headphones and should be great competition for my 4-year old go-to pair! Let’s get started!
The X99 platform is an expensive platform to go into. The processors are expensive, the quad channel DDR4 is expensive, and the motherboards are expensive as well. With Gigabyte’s second round of X99 motherboards they wanted to bring out a fully-featured board that could get you on the X99 platform at a reasonable cost. This is where the X99-SLI comes in. It is very much like Gigabyte’s X99-UD4, with a few features left out. Probably ones most users won’t even notice. You still have an all digital power design, 3 and 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slots, SATA Express, Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio, and much more! If you are looking to get into the X99 platform and want a solid board that is not going to break the bank this could be the board for you. Let’s see what it can do!
G.SKILL is definitely a name you have to think of when it comes to high-performance memory. G.SKILL entered the DDR4 market with their Ripjaws 4 quad channel kits that launched with the Intel X99 chipset. Now that we have DDR4 on the mainstream Z170 chipset G.SKILL comes back with Ripjaws V, which are available in quite a few different offerings and offer a more subtle look. G.SKILL is offering their Ripjaws V memory in speeds all the way up to 3600 MHz in both 8GB and 16GB dual channel kits. Today we will be taking a look at the F4-3200C16D-8GVK kit which is an 8GB kit that runs at 3200 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.35V. Let’s get this kit in our Z170 system and see what it can do!
Whether someone is at home, work, school, hotel, or sporting events, chances are they would love to be connected to Wi-Fi. Cellular networks are much better than they were years ago, but there’s still nothing like a quality Wi-Fi connection. Like every radio, Wi-Fi access points only have so much output power, and even at ideal power levels for an access point, it may not extend to the far reaches of an area. A common way to reach hard to reach areas is with an extender. D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender will help extend a 2.4GHz b/g/n Wi-Fi network and also has a little bonus, audio streaming!
Nov 27, 2015 0
Nov 27, 2015 0