Being someone who is constantly using different gadgets USB ports are very important to me. They are what charge most of my gadgets and of course I use them for USB flash drives and hard drives too. One thing that always annoys me about changing devices is that some USB ports will charge devices faster than others. What if you could tell which USB port was providing the most power? That way you could plug in your critical devices like your smartphone into this port and other non-important devices into the low power ports. Well that is where the Practical Meter comes it. It works as a pass-through that you plug into your USB port and it will tell you how much power it is delivering. The device also ships with a nifty fast charging cable. Read on as we check it out.
be quiet! has been the leading manufacturer of power supplies in Germany and over the past year we have introduced many of their products to the US audience. We have taken a look at their Dark Power Pro 10 and Pure Power L8 power supplies and now we have the Power Zone 850W unit on our test bench today. This power supply is categorized as a more of a mainstream power supply as it has an 80PLUS Bronze certification. be quiet! has loaded it with great features though, including a fully modular design, a single powerful 12V rail and a 135mm SilentWings fan. Is this the power supply for you? Read on as we find out.
Patriot is known for their RAM and flash storage. Although, mobile accessories is a huge market and can’t be ignored. FUEL+ is Patriot’s entry into the mobile rechargeable battery category featuring seven different models ranging from 1500mAh to 9000mAh. Our review unit is 7800mAh, near the top end of the FUEL+ line. It can simultaneously charge two devices with its 1A and 2.5A output USB Type A ports, includes blue battery status LEDs, and Patriot is so confident about their FUEL+ products, they provide a two year warranty.
be quiet! may not be a name we know all that well here in America when it comes to power supplies, but in the European market they have really made a name for themselves and are planning to do the same here in the states. Not that long ago we took a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 from be quiet! and we were extremely impressed. While this was one of the top of the line units from be quiet! the unit we are taking a look at today is more mainstream. The whole idea behind the Pure Power L8 600W unit is to deliver an affordable unit that does not compromise on quality. This unit features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, a 120 mm silence optimized fan and of course the quality we expect from be quiet!.
Antec’s High Current Gamer series of power supplies have been out for a while now and Antec decided to update some of these units with modular cabling, giving them them the High Current Gamer M naming. Today we are taking a look at the HCG-750M which is the 750W unit. All units in this series feature a semi-modular design, Japanese capacitors and a 135 mm double ball bearing white LED fan. The 750W unit also features an 80PLUS Bronze certification and is NVIDIA SLI ready. We have always known Antec for great power supplies so will the HCG-750M impress? Read on as we take a look…
When developing the V-Series power supplies Cooler Master had one thing in mind. They wanted their name to be what you thought of when you were looking to buy a new power supply or upgrade your current one. The V-Series design is based on a brand new platform that makes use of Japanese capacitors, most of them solid capacitors, as well as a high quality 42 mm transformer. This means the power supply will have outstanding efficiency and stability. Today we are taking a look at the V850 which features a single 12V rail, an 80PLUS Gold certification, a silent 135mm fan and an all modular design. Read on as we take a look…
It is almost a tragedy when our mobile device’s battery dies. What are we to do? How are our friends, colleagues, and family going to get a hold of us? What’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine? You’re completely in the dark when your phone is dead. Fear no longer. Get yourself the Luxa2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger to always have a backup power source. While 7000mAh might seem like a lot of power, how much is it really? Can it keep your favorite devices powered while you’re on the go? Continue reading to find out.
When it comes to power supplies we know that the 80 PLUS certifications are very important. The certification lets consumers know how efficient the power supply they are purchasing is. Currently the highest certification in the US is 80 PLUS Platinum, which offers 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load. Today we will be taking a look at one such 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supply in Rosewill’s Tachyon 750W unit. This power supply features a single 12V rail design, semi-modular cables, and a silent 140mm fan. Let’s take a look!
Like most companies Thermaltake has an entire range of power supplies from the high-end to something for people looking to save some money. Not everyone has the money to throw at a top of the line power supply and Thermaltake knows this. Today we are taking a look at one of their more mainstream power supplies in the Smart SP-750P 750W Power Supply. This unit lacks some of the high-end features like modular cables and Over Temperature Protection, but you do get things like an 80PLUS Bronze certification, flat low profile cables, a single 12V rail design and of course a much lower price tag. Let’s take the Smart 750W through the paces and see how it works out.
When it comes to building computers, one of the last skills that you learn is cable management. For most beginners it’s accomplishment enough to simply put a rig together and have it post. Eventually though you will want to learn to control and organize all those wires powering and connecting your precious components. For some though, simply organizing and hiding their wiring isn’t enough. And for those with the drive for a perfect looking rig, nothing compares with custom sleeving for your wires. This can be an expensive, time consuming, and sometimes an aggravating task. Luckily there are options! One of these is to have a set of custom sleeved extensions made for your build. Today we will be taking a look at a full set of custom extensions made by Acid Rain Sleeving and Modding.
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