If you’ve ever owned an Apple mobile product whether its an iPod, iPhone or iPad there is one thing I’m sure you know, Apple’s supplied sync and charging cable is garbage. I can’t tell you how many I’ve gone through since first owning an iPhone. Well today we are looking at a pretty cool and heavy duty iPhone 5s sync / charging cable that also acts as a stand for your device. The Une Bobine actually started as a Kickstarter campaign as was fully funded so many people were anxious to get their hands on one. Well today we have our chance, let’s jump in!
I’m sure most of you have heard of mSATA solid state drives. They are one of the smallest storage options available. It is most likely that your ultrabook or even your motherboard has a mSATA slot. This gives you the ability to easily add more storage capacity or use an mSATA drive as a caching option. Today we are taking a look at ADATA’s flagship mSATA drive the SX300. It is outfitted with the latest LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. Let’s see if this is the perfect drive to add to your system.
Today we are checking out a CPU Cooler from Noctua that has been out for a while now, but is definitely worth covering as its size lends itself to smaller form factor builds and HTPC setups. The NH-U9B SE2 is still going to offer great cooling performance as it is built around Noctua’s award winning NH-U9B heatsink and comes with two Noctua premium-grade NF-B9 cooling fans. On top of that the NH-U9B SE2 comes with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system, making it quite easy to install this cooler on pretty much any motherboard. If that is not enough Noctua has backed this cooler with a 6 year warranty! Let’s take a closer look at the Noctua NH-U9B SE2.
It seems like pretty much everyone offers a mechanical gaming keyboard these days, and most of them feature Cherry MX mechanical switches. These of course come at a cost to the manufacturer, making mechanical keyboards more expensive. Well Tt eSPORTS wants to change all of that. Today we are checking out their Poseidon Z Illuminated Gaming Keyboard that features Tt eSPORTS certified Blue mechanical switches that are rated for 50 million keystrokes. These blue mechanical switches are built for built for speed and durability, offering a pronounced tactile feel and audible click feedback. Using these switches with a proven keyboard design and backlit illumination Tt eSPORTS hopes to get a mechanical keyboard in the hands of most people with a low MSRP of $89.99. On top of that they have backed this keyboard with an industry first 5 year warranty. Let’s dive in…
Sapphire has just added a new graphics card to their R9 290X lineup. It is the R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC graphics card. The thing that sets this card apart from their other R9 290X cards is that it features vapor-chamber technology to improve cooling even more than than their current cards and this card features a factory overclock on both the GPU and the memory. The card will have a GPU frequency of 1080 MHz (80 MHz over reference) and the memory will be running at speeds of 5.64 GHz (effective). Other features of the card include a pretty sleek backplate, a Sapphire logo that lights up and even changes colors and dual BIOS support. Is this the Radeon R9 290X that you want? Read on as we take a look…
Intel’s 9 Series chipsets are here and with that brings a whole onslaught on new motherboards based on these chipsets. The two main chipsets in the 9 series are the Z97 and H97, which effectively replace and are upgrades to the Z87 and H87 chipsets respectively. Most of you are probably more interested in the Z97 chipset and that is what we will be covering today. We have our first Z97 motherboard in for review and it is the Z97-A from ASUS. It is their entry level board in their mainstream series with a modest price point of around $149.99. Even though this is an entry level board ASUS has still loaded it with features like SATA Express, M.2 support, their Crystal Sound 2 audio technology and a whole suite a incredible software. Let’s see if this is the board to make your entry into Intel’s Z87 chipset.
Many gamers have heard of the company Roccat before as it is a gaming accessory company based out of Europe. They have been bringing their high end products to the USA for a few years now. One of their big sellers was their ISKU gaming keyboard which had many different macro combinations you were able to utilize thanks to the Easy Shift[+] Zones they incorporated to the keyboard along with the Thumbster keys. Now that Rocact has moved into mechanical keyboards and they have used the ISKU platform and changed a few things around and tossing in some Cherry MX Black switches which lead to the birth of the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard.
The 8-inch tablet market is literally overflowing with choices. What makes 8-inch or similar tablets great is that they are small enough that you really do not feel like you are carrying around say a laptop or Ultrabook. While Lenovo does offer 8-inch tablets, this is a ThinkPad tablet, which means it is targeted at business users. Being a business user on the go you want something powerful enough and that can do everything that your PC or laptop can do. I would much rather carry around an 8-inch tablet than an Ultrabook. Running a full version of Windows 8.1 and with its 1920 x 1200 display the ThinkPad 8 might give you a reason to ditch your PC. Read on as we take a look…
In August of 2012 Corsair bought out Raptor Gaming which was a pretty successful gaming accessories company over in Europe. With this Corsair was able to help promote their gaming products in Europe and also bring the Raptor Gaming products to the USA. Now that the Raptor products have been brought across the pond, we are able to get some a taste of the popular gaming products that are big in Europe. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Corsair Raptor K50 keyboard which features fully customizable LED backlighting of your keyboard and more. Lets see if we can make the true colors of the Corsair Raptor K50 glow.
The whole idea behind Gigabyte’s BRIX ultra compact PC kit’s are to give you a functional PC with an extremely small form factor. This makes them perfect for a media or internet machine. Their small size means you can put them pretty much anywhere as well. While the BRIX systems have been out for a while the BRIX projector is a newer product that takes a BRIX ultra compact PC Kit and adds a micro-projector for a complete and very cool setup. It is actually quite impressive that Gigabyte has been able to fit a projector right on top of the BRIX, making it not much larger than the normal version. The Gigabyte BRIX Projector that we are taking a look at today is powered by the Intel i3-4010U 1.7GHz processor and Intel HD 4400 graphics. Being that this is a “PC Kit” you will need to install your own DDR3L memory and mSATA drive. Let’s take a look!
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