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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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Thermaltake Core V71 Case
Today we are taking a look at one of Thermaltake's top of the line cases, the Core V71. This full-tower beast has a subtle curved mesh exterior, a fully modular internal design, a massive amount of built-in air cooling, and support for a monster water cooling setup. Read on to see how it performs. techwarelabs.com
Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco Gaming Headset
Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltake's gaming brand has really set themselves up as a leader in the gaming space. They make some of the best gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and other gaming accessories. With this they have teamed up and collaborated with pro gamers to create some of their products. Aleksey "White-Ra" Krupnyk is one such pro gamers and we have already seen the Tt eSPORTS Saphira gaming mouse that he helped create. Now it is time for a headset, the Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco. thinkcomputers.org
ASUS Echelon Keyboard
The Echelon is a mechanical gaming keyboard which uses Cherry MX black switches. It also comes with LED backlit keys which offer up to four levels of brightness. We've reviewed a number of mechanical keyboards recently, can Echelon match their quality/features? vortez.net
Fractal Core 3300 ATX Mid Tower Case
Sometime you just want a case that fits your needs that has a few extra touches and that it just simply works. Not everyone likes the big and flashy cases and with the trend going back towards the mid tower or smaller case you might find the Core 3300 to your liking. modders-inc.com
Low-cost CPU Duel: Sempron 2650 vs. Celeron J1800
Both AMD and Intel recently released new families of low cost, low TDP desktop CPUs. AMD launched the AM1 platform with Sempron and Athlon "Kabini" processors, while Intel released the "Bay Trail-D" Celeron and Pentium CPUs, recognizable by the use of the letter "J" on the model naming. Among the lowest-end models of each family are, respectively, the AMD Sempron 2650, and the Intel Celeron J1800. Let's compare the performance of those CPUs and discover which one is the best buy in the low-end market segment. hardwaresecrets.com
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB Solid State Drive
SanDisk's Ultra II SSD is a great choice for the consumer looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the performance of their existing desktop or notebook PC. The drive is based on TLC NAND flash technology and, depending on the capacity, is powered by either a Marvell 88SS9190 or 88SS9189 controller. The Ultra II also comes equipped with SanDisk's nCache 2.0 technology which utilizes a two-tiered caching architecture to optimize drive speed and endurance. In our sequential read and write tests, the Ultra II was able to read at speeds as high as 551 MB/s and write at speeds in excess of 474 MB/s. It also performed relatively well when doing random reads, but lagged behind the other drives in our random write tests, producing only 46,000 IOPS at low queue depths. cdrlabs.com
Deepcool Steam Castle Case
This past January at CES Deepcool showed us a prototype of a Micro-ATX case that had sort of a Steampunk design to it. That prototype would later become the Deepcool Steam Castle, which we have in to review today! This case really stands out with its design and will definitely get some attention if you are attending a LAN party or other computer event. Besides its unique look the case also supports both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, has room for 5 hard drives, full size ATX power supplies and lots of room for cooling. thinkcomputers.org
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 Memory
In terms of specifications, each of the modules is 4GB in size and with four in the pack that gives us a total capacity of 16GB on the X99's quad channel architecture. Crucial have XMP settings programmed into the modules and that means to set the advertised speeds we just go into the BIOS, hit enable on XMP and save/reboot. From then on these sticks will run at 2400MHz with CAS 16 timings on 1.2v. hardwareheaven.com
Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid Radiator
In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the new Cooler Master Nepton 240M all-in-one water cooling system to determine if it's performance matches the claims. We compare performance for the Nepton 240M against two other popular dual-fan liquid coolers. benchmarkreviews.com
ZOTAC GTX 780 AMP! Edition Graphics Card
About a year ago ZOTAC introduced us to the GTX 780 AMP! edition, and this card is still one of the best cards on the market. The original GTX 780 is a beast right out of the box, which offers a ton of overclocking potential and can run about every game you throw at it on it's highest levels. The ZOTAC gtx 780 AMP! edition pushes this card a notch further, offering a card with an incredible core clock (1006 MHz (base) 1059 MHz (boost)) and 2,304 cores for about $40 more than the cheapest stock cards. The gtx 780 AMP! edition not only offers better performance, it also runs notably cooler and quieter which is always a nice improvement for any piece of computer hardware. techwarelabs.com
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