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Apotop Wi-Copy Personal Cloud Storage and Wireless Router
Apotop Wi-Copy Personal Cloud Storage and Wireless Router
In this review we will be looking at the Apotop Wi-Copy (DW21) which is touted as being a personal cloud storage device and wireless router, perhaps a bit like the Kingston Mobilelite Wireless series we have covered. For those who are not familiar with them, Apotop is a brand of Carry Technology Company Limited that was founded with the mission to develop innovative storage and portable wireless products to enhance productivity of mobile devices.
Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse and Speed Large Mouse Pad
Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse and Speed Large Mouse Pad
For this review, Cougar has sent over a new mouse, the rather futuristic looking 700M gaming mouse. The 700M does not have the look of a traditional mouse, and it looks as if it is poised to transform at any moment to join Optimus Prime in battle. We will find that while this design may look like it is from another galaxy, it offers features that make it very appealing for every day use (here on Earth).
Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Matched up against bigger, beefier, and more expensive heatpipe coolers I felt that the Evercool Venti didn't have a chance to compete. I was wrong, as the test results show that it is able to cool off the CPU about as well as some other coolers on hand from NZXT and Noctua. Apparently bigger isn't always better, and a more modestly sized heatpipe cooler such as this can offer users high performance cooling in smaller spaces.
Noctua NH-D15 Heatpipe Tower CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15 Heatpipe Tower CPU Cooler
The Noctua NH-D15 heatpipe tower CPU cooler is a beast that is ready to tame the heat from any of today's high powered processors. With six heatpipes, two towers of cooling fins, and the ability to support a pair of 140mm fans, undersized is not a word that could describe the NH-D15. In testing, it was able to outperform other high quality heatpipe coolers, including two from Noctua which are also highly respected for their performance.
LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
I didn't expect to be impressed by the audio performance of such a compact, lightweight speaker. At 120mm in diameter by 32mm tall, and just 230g (much of which has to be battery), I didn't think it would have what it took to fill a room with accurately reproduced sound. I was wrong. While the bass from the GroovyR is definitely tame, it covers the full range of sounds very well and there is absolutely nothing tinny about what you hear.
Synology Diskstation DS415play 4-Bay NAS Server
Synology Diskstation DS415play 4-Bay NAS Server
The hardware video transcoding could be a big selling point to people with large movie collections that might not all be recorded in common formats. Couple the hardware transcoding, DLNA certification, and the media serving plugins / apps, and the DS415play is all set to be the hub of your home entertainment, no matter what your other hardware includes... smart TVs, Media Center PCs, mobile devices, media players, etc.

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Mach Xtreme MX-ES 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Lately most storage media manufacturers focus in the production of USB 3.0 compatible flash drives that offer good performance levels and capacities at reasonable prices (targeting the main consumer base is the obviously thing to do). However i do miss the time when manufacturers would focus most of their resources in the design and manufacture of the fastest flash drives possible (remember the kind of performance the first dual and quad channel flash drives delivered?) aimed towards people who could really use the extra boost in performance. This is not to say that there aren't extremely fast USB 3.0 flash drives in the market as we speak but there's always room for improvement, in most cases anyways. The latest USB 3.0 compatible flash drive line released by Mach Xtreme Technology is called the MX-ES (MXUB3SES) and promises read/write speeds of up to 170-185MB/s so as always we just had to take a closer look. nikktech.com
Lenovo Horizon 2 AIO Desktop Computer
The desktop computer is changing, acquiring hardware and software features first seen on mobile devices. As Microsoft works to unify the Windows experience across everything from phones to desktops, vendors work to make their desktops work more like phones, with integrated all-in-one designs, touch screens, and new user interfaces. Today Benchmark Reviews looks at Lenovo's latest entry in this evolving category, the Horizon 2 All-In-One PC. benchmarkreviews.com
ASRock X99 WS Motherboard
Intel's Haswell-E or X99 platform is of course their high-end desktop platform and is made for extreme setups. Well the X99 motherboard we are taking a look at today definitely fits that description. Today we are checking out our first X99 workstation motherboard and it comes from ASRock. It is the ASRock X99 WS and it has all of the features you would want in a high-end motherboard like 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support, a powerful 12 phase power design, server-grade LAN chip support, support for ECC memory, 10 SATA ports, an Ultra M.2 slot and of course ASRock's Super Alloy design. thinkcomputers.org
Gigabyte X99 SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard
In this review we will be looking at a new motherboard from Gigabyte called the X99 SOC Force. The SOC stands for Super OverClock and is designed for hardware enthusiasts who like to tweak and tune their systems for the best performance. hardwareasylum.com
Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphone
Today I've got the opportunity to re-connect with Sennheiser in 2014 and experience one of their latest headphones that's gaining quite the interest. Today at ModSynergy, I've got the pleasure in introducing our review of the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones and share with you everything you need to know about these classy looking headphones, with the Ivory color model being tested today. Sit back and read more of our review, where we cover what's given, how it sounds, and how it executes. Will this be the product that helps Sennheiser gain more Momentum heading forward? modsynergy.com
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard
Aside from the obvious Wireless AC feature shared with its high-end OC series cousins, the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC also features the most ambitious non-discrete front panel audio solution ever integrated into a motherboard. modders-inc.com
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Graphics Card
NVIDIA's GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let's just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. thinkcomputers.org
ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset
ROCCAT is not a newcomer in terms of producing quality gaming headsets. A variety of ROCCAT gaming headset models, which includes the in-ear variety, are currently available. The current addition to the stable, the ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset, is regarded by ROCCAT as possessing the, "highest quality sound experience gamers can engage in." Considering that these Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headsets are equipped with 50mm neodymium speaker units in each ear cup, that statement is within the realm of possibility. benchmarkreviews.com
NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid CPU Cooler
For several years now NZXT has been reaping the benefits of listening to the computerbuilding/modding community and delivering products that they actually want. This in turn has led to one of the most loyal customer bases and served to increase the popularity of their brand. So NZXT has amassed what is essentially an all-star team of products ranging from power supplies to cases to CPU coolers and pretty much everything in between save for the bits that do the number crunching. Fortunately for us they haven't let up yet. Today we will be checking out their newest offering in the AIO cooler category the Kraken X41. thinkcomputers.org
Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 Hard Drive
Silicon Power offers several rugged external hard drives, one in particular is the Armor A30 model. The Armor A30 is a ruggedized external hard drive and is available in capacities up to 2TB in size. This hard drive features an anti-scratch coating and a design to protect the drive in the event of a drop. Testing is conducted using the MIL-STD 810G (122cm) drop test which the Armor A30 passes without a problem. hitechlegion.com
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