This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the BitFenix Prodigy M Case, the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 flash drive, the launch of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano, a new exciting free to play FPS & more!
Since USB flash drivers were released they have become invaluable for transferring data from computer to computer. From simple photos to important documents USB flash drives make it easy for anyone to move their data. One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to these devices is security. Well Kingston has a great solution to that problem with their DataTraveler Locker+ G3. This USB 3.0 flash drive features hardware encryption and password protection to keep all of your data on your drive safe and secure. Let’s take a look and see what this drive is all about!
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the addition of 8 GB and 16 GB dual-channel kits of two to the HyperX FURY DDR4 family. The new kits are available in low-latency 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz and 2666 MHz frequencies and are optimized for the new Intel Skylake platform. HyperX FURY DDR4 is the first product line to offer automatic overclocking via plug-and-play functionality for the next generation of high-end desktops utilizing 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (former codename Skylake-S) and the Z170 chipset.
Kingston has been building their HyperX gaming brand over the past couple of years and have really come out with some great gaming-focused products. Of course we know the HyperX line for great memory and SSDs, but they also have gaming headsets and mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at one of the their latest mousepads in the HyperX FURY Pro. This mousepad has a high-quality fabric pad that’s soft yet resistant and heat-treated for a controlled glide. Kingston actually offers this mousepad in four different sizes, they sent us the Large version (HX-MPFP-L) which has official dimensions of 420mm x 500mm. Let’s get to gaming and see how well we like this mousepad!
Not that long ago G.SKILL held the record for the fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit, but it looks like Kingston has beat them out! They have created the world’s fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit running at 3000 MHz! The kit consists of eight 16GB HyperX Predator modules (16GB x 8) with ultra-tight 16-16-16-36 timings and XMP profiles for easy and stable overclocking.
Kingston now has a full line of solid state drives to offer to consumers. We have already taken a look at their HyperX Predator PCI-Express solid state drive on the high end and they have their HyperX Fury, which is more entry level. Filling in the mid-range is the HyperX Savage, which effectively replaces the HyperX 3K solid state drive. The drive is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 quad core, eight-channel controller that is the same controller that we saw on Corsair’s Neutron XT drive. The drive is also Kingston’s fastest SATA-based solid state drive with sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Will this be the solid state drive to get in 2015? Read on as we find out!
PCI-Express storage is nothing new, we have seen many different PCI-Express storage options over the past few years. The biggest advantage of using PCI-Express storage is that you overcome the typical 6.0Gb/s theoretical bandwidth limit of SATA-based solid state drives. If you have been following the storage industry you know that solid state drives have been bottlenecked by the SATA interface for years now. Well Kingston is presenting their first ever PCI-Express solid state drive. Part of their high-end HyperX brand the HyperX Predator boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1400 MB/s and 1000 MB/s respectively. That is some serious speed! While many PCI-Express storage devices we have reviewed in the past have featured a custom PCB with the drive on it Kingston has gone the M.2 route. So you can either buy the single M.2 device to use on an M.2 slot or you can buy it pre-installed in a PCI-Express adapter. We received the version with the adapter, let’s jump in!
The first ever single-stick 32GB DDR4 server memory modules have been spotted for sale and they come from non other than Kingston. Typically when it comes to memory we see 4GB and 8GB single sticks so 32GB is quite a lot.
Not that long ago we took a look at Kingston’s first DDR4 memory kit their HyperX Predator. Kingston Launched their HyperX FURY line with DDR3 last year and have now brought it up to DDR4. HyperX FURY DDR4 kits will be available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB kits with speeds of 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz and 2667 MHz with CAS latencies of CL14-CL15. These kits also have a nice looking heatspreader and of course that quality that we expect from Kingston. Today we will be taking a look at the HX424C15FBK4/32 kit. This is a 32 GB kit that runs at 2400 MHz with timings of 15-15-15-35 at 1.2V. Does Kingston have another great DDR4 kit in their FURY? Read on as we find out!
Last year we took a look at Kingston’s original HyperX Cloud Gaming headset and there really was not much to not like about it. Now on its second iteration we are quite excited to see what Kingston has done to make this headset even better. The biggest change is the addition of 7.1 virtual surround sound via a USB controller with DSP sound card. Do not worry though you still have the ability to use the Cloud II with a 3.5 mm plug if you wish. Kingston has pretty much retained the same design with the Cloud II as we saw on the original headset. This means you have that brushed aluminum build with a very comfortable headband, stitched HyperX logo, and two sets of earcups. Is this the gaming headset for you? Read on as we find out…
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