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ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bays
ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bays
This review is going to cover 3 newer offerings from ICY DOCK that provide convenient, hot swap access to drives installed in your PC's case. We will look at the ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B which lets you install two 2.5" drives in a single 3.5" external bay, the ToughArmor EX MB491SKL-B which lets you install one 2.5" drive in a single 3.5" external bay, and the FlexCage MB973SP-2B which lets you install three 3.5" drives in a double 5.25" bay.
Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server
Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server
The Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server is a solidly built product that is well suited to handle the shared storage needs of a small office / home office environment. It does not have all the bells and whistles of plugins and apps available on other NAS servers, but it does run on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. This interface may be preferred by users in corporate environments, although it may make it less appealing for personal use.
D-Link DCS-2630L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera
D-Link DCS-2630L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera
Today we are taking a quick look at the recently released D-Link Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi camera, model DCS-2630L. This camera is part of a new family of cameras which claim to have the widest angle lens available on a consumer fixed camera; a full 180 degree field of view. The DCS-2630L to be reviewed offers 1080P resolution, while the DCS-960L offers 720P. Both have sound and motion detection, microSD card slots, and automatic day/night viewing.
Synology DiskStation DS1515 5-Bay NAS Server
Synology DiskStation DS1515 5-Bay NAS Server
Synology has sent over another one of their Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for us to look at. Along with all of the typical things we look forward to, this one offers some new features that we are also excited to check out. From the model number we know that it is a 5-bay device, and for this review Synology has pre-populated the bays with 4TB Seagate brand drives, giving us a total of 20TB of storage to play with.
D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP Camera
D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP Camera
The D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP camera has just about every feature one might be looking for with one exception; it is wired only. If you want/need wireless you need to step up to the DCS-2230 but you will give up the PoE. But, for many like myself, a PoE camera offers a lot a flexibility since you only need to run a single cable and you don't have to worry about wireless signal strength where you want to mount the camera.
OSRAM LIGHTIFY LED Tunable White Light Bulb
OSRAM LIGHTIFY LED Tunable White Light Bulb
The Lightify LED tunable white light bulb may not be something you need to have, but you may just find yourself wanting one (or some). It will be nice to be able to turn on a light remotely on the days we go out and don't come home quite as early as we planned. Not only so we can see when coming home in the dark, but also as a security measure to let anyone else think that maybe someone is home.

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Corsair Carbide 400Q Case
Corsair is breaking new ground, for them at least, with the 400Q and 400C in offering a mid tower case that has zero 5.25″ bays. Allowing maximum airflow with the least amount of obstructions. Is the Carbide 400Q a contender for similarly sized cases that feature sound dampening and no 5.25″ bays? That's one of the questions we're going to answer in this article for Benchmark Reviews. benchmarkreviews.com
G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Real 7.1 Gaming Headset
The G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Real 7.1 Gaming Headset features 10 discrete neodymium drivers and a dual-mic noise cancellation ENC microphone. Both are welcome sights in a crowded market full of surround sound headphones. Traditionally the use of multiple drivers at a competitive price point means compromise. Let's find out if the G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Real 7.1 Gaming Headset should be in your short list! hardwareasylum.com
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2016 Edition
The Razer Black Widow has become very popular over the years, often being touted as one of the finest gaming keyboards around. Today, we are looking at the brand new 2016 edition, using Razer's own high specification mechanical switches - could this be the best option for gamers in 2016? Let's find out. kitguru.net
G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
When I first saw the photos of the G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB on the company's website, my first thought was, "Wow, this keyboard looks tacky." I have always been a big fan of simply designs, and I was not sure if I would actually like the Ripjaws KM780 RGB for this reason. However, after opening the box, I realized G.Skill's first foray into the mechanical keyboard world was not as tacky as the stock photos suggest. Sure, it is not something you would expect coming out of 1 Infinite Loop anytime soon, but the visual complexity was offset in the real world by its clean lines and straight, sharp edges. aphnetworks.com
Jabra ROX Wireless In-Ear Stereo Earbuds
If you're really into running or exercising and you're looking for a reliable pair of wireless earbuds then you should really take a look at our thorough review of the ROX Wireless by Jabra. nikktech.com
Windows 10 now a Recommended Update to Windows 7/8
If you still did not upgrade your PC to Windows 10, Microsoft warned us back in October that it wanted to make the upgrade process easier, and so Windows Update would soon list the update as a "Recommended Update" instead of an "Optional" one. Starting this week, the change has finally occurred in Windows Update, but that doesn't mean you'll be forced to do the upgrade. winbeta.org
Vantec NexStar MX Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure
Data redundancy is a thing that not many people think about. I myself lost about a year of photos because I had them stored on a drive that died and did not have a backup. One of the easiest ways to have data redundancy is to setup a RAID 1 array. Vantec wants to makes this easy with their new NexStar MX Dual 2.5-inch hard drive enclosure (NST-225MX-S3). This small enclosure supports two 2.5-inch hard drives that you can put in Individual/JBOD/RAID0/RAID1 modes. thinkcomputers.org
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse
Don't mistake the term "developed for mobile users" to mean a teeny-weeny or flattened mouse with wireless capabilities. The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is designed to address the critical needs of the mobile user, namely the ability to track on any surface, dual connectivity via a wireless receiver and Bluetooth and the ability to switch between 3 different devices. Let's take a look! techarp.com
iFamCare Helmet 1080p Full HD Monitor
With security and safety being one of the biggest things people are concerned about when it comes to their homes, iFamCare has come out with a very diverse smart home system that lets you have a little more piece of mind while you're away from your home. The Helmet, as it is named by it's shape, boasts some pretty awesome features such as two-way talking and 1080p full HD picture to name a few. Let's start! technologyx.com
Roccat Kova 2016 Gaming Mouse
A year ago, I had the opportunity to review a Roccat Tyon - my first Roccat product since I purchased one of their Pyra and Kova mice many years ago. I remember the original Kova fondly, but it wasn't…quite there yet. I liked the ambidextrous design, price point, Lamborghini-esque styling, and simple approach to performance (an optical sensor with driver-less configuration); I wasn't quite as impressed with the overall build quality, lack of granular customization options or lighting. Will the new Kova change my mind? Will the improved sensor, new looks, lighting, and robust construction replace my first impressions? Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to take the new Kova (ROC-11-502) for a spin, so let's find out. benchmarkreviews.com
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