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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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SteelSeries Siberia V3 Headphones
The design is definitively 'Siberia' and has been crafted with expert precision. They have improved the retractable microphone, upgraded the drivers to the latest generation of SteelSeries speaker drivers that have been refined to give a 'tournament grade' soundscape tailored for gaming. Meaning better situational awareness and separation in sound effects in game. The most noticeable change is that the V3 features no inline remote and has moved the microphone mute switch on the left side earcup. This makes the setup process significantly simpler, and easier to use for the end user who are often faced with various stages of volume management with today's devices.
Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse
For some odd reason Cooler Master seems to be releasing products everyday, whether it's a new case or a new peripheral, their product line has been increasing exponentially in the past few years. What is not odd is the fact that many of Cooler Master products Benchmark Reviews has come across end up highly appraised. Today we are looking at one of two pointing devices Cooler Master has released this month. The Cooler Master Mizar serves as a reminder to earlier gaming peripherals, with an ergonomic design and no sharp angles, rather looking like something to rival MIcrosoft's own line of peripherals, it still brings the more cataloged features to suit modern gamers.
Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
High capacity USB flash drives have become as essential to many people as wrist watches so it's not really strange that we keep getting many emails and FB messages by a large number of our readers asking for more such reviews. We have stated quite a few times in the past that we also support having such reviews online since we believe that USB flash drives are not really getting the same attention as other storage media (these things cost money too right?). Unfortunately although prices have dropped significantly we've yet to see affordable 256GB/512GB models and from what we can tell it may actually be quite a while until we do. Still since 64/128GB models are undoubtedly the most popular models right now in the market primarily because they combine respectable capacity at very tempting prices today we will be taking a look at the latest HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive by Kingston.
Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
With seven pages of commentary and testing on the Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB now behind us, it is time to conclude on if it is worth the money or not. For me, as a typical starving university student, I would always go for the cheaper product. I did some research by going on some large American online retailers to check the prices of this USB flash drive, and surprisingly, the M70 commanded a price of just over $30 at press time.
Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup (Noctua, NZXT, Thermaltake)
We have coolers from Noctua, Thermaltake and NZXT represented here today and this round will cover HSF units as well as liquid cooling kits. We won't do a direct comparison of noise, but we will make some notes as to noise levels as we go. If you want some good kit-cooling and have a decent budget, make sure you follow along to see the candidates.
XTracGear Ripper and Ripper XXL Surfaces
Today we are looking at two extremes of a product range, the XTracGear Ripper and the Ripper XXL mouse surfaces. XTracGear, who you may know as XTracPads, started making precision mouse surfaces for gamers brand was created in 1999. The now more familiar XTracGear was created in 2003 when was launched and the XTracPads brand went worldwide. XTracGear look like they are a company who are genuinely interested in mouse mats aimed at the gamer.
The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A.
NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case
In this instance, we will be looking closely at the (CA-S340W-W1) in short the NZXT S340 / White Edition. Its boxy look's are nice and practically chocked full of all the ideas that professional "Mod Men of the past" have been custom building and crafting into their own builds for years. In fact, this author was given an opportunity to patent one of these ideas featured in this very case many moons ago, but I was lazy and I passed on the occasion. Well no one is perfect I guess, including this lazy reviewer. The great abundance of flare and near modder's styling makes this NZXT S340 the "Box that Rocks" and as you can see this reviewer is a fan already, but not all of us see things the same way, so let's get this NZXT party started.
ASUS AM1M-A Motherboard
The ASUS AM1M-A is a socket AM1 motherboard for the new "Kabini" Sempron and Athlon CPUs from AMD. It comes with two SATA-600 and four USB 3.0 ports. Let's take a look at this inexpensive product.
IronKey Workspace W700 Secure Flash Drive
The IronKey Workspace W700 is available in three capacities, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB and since it uses flash memory, speeds are much faster than a typical HDD. IronKey devices undergo thousands of hours of rigorous read/write tests. The W700's sequential speeds are rated for 400/316 MB/s read/write over USB 3.0, this performance is more than five times the minimum required for Windows To Go certified devices. As a result, the W700 is the fastest Windows To Go drive in the market period.
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