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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
The Kingston HyperX Cloud II gaming headset are well built and should provide for years of enjoyment. The sound quality is very good for music and movies, and the virtual surround does a good job to simulate that you are in the game. I am never overly convinced by surround sound headsets, but these do work rather well. I found the headset to be very comfortable, and they should be adjustable to suit users with all sorts of head sizes and shapes.
Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server
Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server
Overall your interpretation of the performance of the Synology Diskstation DS414slim may vary depending on your particular use. As mentioned, this unit appears to be designed for entry level users that are just looking for a secure place to keep some family photos, videos, and some other random files. For this purpose, this unit is a fantastic device since the read speeds are among the best we have tested.
Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD
There is a new breed of SSD on the market that can provide insanely fast transfer rates, and the Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD is the first of these to land at Bigbruin.com. With read speeds exceeding 1400MB/s, and write speeds in excess of 1000MB/s, this drive is definitely fast. While some of the other drives used in this review are older and not nearly as high end - the point of reference is very good for those considering an upgrade.
D-Link DHP-701AV 2000Mbps AV2 2000 Powerline Adapter Kit
D-Link DHP-701AV 2000Mbps AV2 2000 Powerline Adapter Kit
The DHP-701AV is a powerline adapter kit which uses the electrical lines in your home to transmit data, meaning you don't have to run traditional Ethernet cables or worry about the limited range of a wireless connection. The DHP-701AV is rated for 2000Mbps, which is extremely fast for such a device. In this review I will see just how fast it will go on my home's electrical system, and compare it to a few other similar devices.
Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader
Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader
It is hard to get too excited about a card reader, but the FCR-HS4 is definitely a nice one. While I typically prefer these kind of things to be compact for portability and so I can hide them away in a drawer, since I have been using this one I leave it right out on my desk. It sits nicely under my monitor and gives me quick access to all of my cards without having to go hunting. It looks good, stays put nicely, and as the testing showed it performs very well.
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low-Profile CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low-Profile CPU Cooler
While the NH-L9x65 is much more compact than the typical CPU cooler, it isn't as small as many others. The key benefit of coolers like the ITX30 and NH-L9i comes from their height... I would not be able to fit the NH-L9x65 in to the Mini-ITX cases that I use (Minibox M350), but the other two (as well as the Titan cooler) do fit. If I had a system with just enough room for a 65mm cooler and demanded the best cooling, the NH-L9x65 would be the choice among those tested.

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OCZ Trion 100 480GB Solid State Drive
The solid state drive market is a extremely competitive right now. We've seen many low-cost drives that have great performance and features. OCZ has recently launched their Trion 100 series of solid state drives ranging from 120 GB - 980 GB capacities. This drive is the first from OCZ that uses all of 100% Toshiba IP. Other OCZ drives since Toshiba's acquisition have made us of Toshiba NAND, but the Trion 100 also uses Toshiba's new controller. You could call this a Toshiba drive that is branded OCZ as Toshiba really does not sell consumer-based drives. The 480 GB version of the Trion 100 that we are reviewing today has sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. thinkcomputers.org
Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD
What a performace ! With the SSD 750 Series Intel has released a high-end consumer SSD which should drive tears of joy in the eyes of even the biggest hardware enthusiasts due to the x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe connection. The PCI Express 3.0 x4 card is available in capacities of 400GB, 800GB and 1200GB. We are testing the largest and therefore fastest Intel PCIe SSD of the 750 series with 1.2TB capacity. Let us test the performance of the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe in synthetic benchmarks and in daily work. ocinside.de
Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds
As the summer dwindles down, some may stil continue their training into the fall and winter, especially if those are your peak athletic seasons. As discussed previously, music can make a big difference on our workout, and we even found that a headset can make or break it too! technologyx.com
Tesoro Kuven Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset
Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest headsets from Tesoro, the Kuven Pro. It seeks to differentiate itself from the competition through a 'real 5.1 surround sound' offering which features a series of four separate driver units within each earcup to mimic a surround sound speaker set up. While we have seen a few similar headsets in the past, they have proved less popular than more compact virtual surround sound models. kitguru.net
UE MEGABOOM Wireless Speakers
UE's highly anticipated follow up to the original BOOM has finally arrived. MEGABOOM is the grand name of this new product that is just, as the name suggests, a MEGA-version of the original design. We put it through its paces to see if it is a worthy successor! techpowerup.com
EMTEC Stay Earbuds Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
When it boils down, the Stay Earbuds Wireless are an interesting pair of earbuds. EMTEC has knocked a few aspects of this out of the park, especially with the build. They are very well designed and look attractive too. EMTEC's brand coloring of dark grays and a sharp red, and on the Stay it looks good. Anti-tangling flat-wire cables are also great to see, and the Stay Earbuds Wireless are a sleek solution for wire-free audio. In addition, accessories including the carrying case and even USB cable is very well made, and I am quite pleased. When it comes to the audio, the results are a bit more mixed. Low-ends are surprisingly present, but lack the full richness I like. The midrange is natural but a tad boosted, and the trebles seem a bit too recessed, especially near the top. Overall, soundstaging capabilities can be improved in terms of depth, but the audio image produced by the Stay Earbuds Wireless is good for width. aphnetworks.com
Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard
Gigabyte's Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform's core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while also retaining features such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and a 32Gbps M.2 connector. kitguru.net
OUKITEL U10 Smartphone
OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5'' Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion. madshrimps.be
Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
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. thinkcomputers.org
Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard
The spectrum of PC gamers span between those who play casually for fun, and those who describe their PC as a "battlestation" unironically. Each one requires a keyboard to do more than just type, but to be a perfect extension of intent whether it means sharing a smile or virtually teabagging somebody you freshly fragged. modders-inc.com
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