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D-Link COVR 2202 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System :: Posted On September 30, 2019
D-Link COVR 2202 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System
A while back we took a look at D-Link's first foray into mesh networking and were left impressed with the performance. Since then many competitors have upped their game and so too has D-Link. Recently they sent over the D-Link COVR 2202 which is an AC2200 Tri-band mesh network. The inclusion of the extra 5GHz channel as a dedicated backhaul should make a significant improvement in my Wi-Fi, so let's see how this actually stacks up.
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker :: Posted On September 27, 2019
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
Fitbit, Inc. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California that produces activity trackers; wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their mid-tier trackers: the Fitbit Charge 3.
Synology DiskStation DS1019+ 5-Bay NAS Server :: Posted On September 26, 2019
Synology DiskStation DS1019+ 5-Bay NAS Server
Synology has always been my go to recommendation for anyone looking for a NAS server, and I can certainly add the DS1019+ to that long list of recommended products. The DS1019+ is very well made, the drives are easy to access and install, RAM is plentiful and is easily accessible, and the addition of M.2 NVMe slots for cache is a great feature. With the quad-core Celeron J3455 processor and 8GB of RAM, the DS1019+ is fast!
SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 Inch SSD :: Posted On September 25, 2019
SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 Inch SSD
SK hynix may not be a household name in a large part of the world, but they have been around for decades and have most likely provided memory chips for a good number of products you have used. With this review we are looking at something different, as it is an SK hynix branded SSD that uses all SK hynix manufactured components, including the 3D NAND flash storage chips, the drive controller, and the DRAM memory.
Limitless Innovations JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank :: Posted On August 08, 2019
Limitless Innovations JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank
Recently we were contacted by Limitless Innovations about their JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank. All of the jump starters I have seen appear to have their designs rooted in your typical power brick. They are rectangular and add additional connections to accommodate the needed functions. The JumpSmart takes a different approach and started with roughly a flashlight shape and built the jump starting platform around that.
Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker :: Posted On August 06, 2019
Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker
In 2017, Breadcrumb developed their second product, and the subject of this review, the Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker. This compact, watertight device can be used to keep track of any item using GPS and Bluetooth, but for the outdoorsman it may be of particular interest to mark the location of a tree stand, or perhaps a backpack that had to be put down to lighten the load while hunting.

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EnGenius ESR580 Dual Pack Home Mesh Network
A few months ago I reviewed the newest WiFi Mesh system by EnGenius, ESR530. Home Mesh networking is becoming an affordable solution that provides great coverage to a multi-floor dwelling. I was very impressed with the ESR530 kit and even recommended to some of my friends. Recently EnGenius released a new version of their home WiFi Mesh system, ESR580.
XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra 8GB GDDR6 Video Card
With the DD Ultra we are seeing a notable performance increase over the previously tested PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 and at the same time the power limits have been upped from 173W to about 206W (maximum recorded ASIC Power consumption). This modification did also imply higher Boost clocks, up to 1934MHz (much higher than the advertised speed) so with the XFX RX 5700 DD Ultra we did experience quite a performance jump. XFX also made sure to include a beefy cooling system to go with it so the card will function under optimal conditions even with a raised TGP.
1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones
1MORE is back with their 2nd ANC enabled product, the Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones which we've been using for roughly 1 month now.
Arctic Liquid Freezer II all-in-one CPU Cooler
Arctic are back with a brand-new all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The Liquid Freezer II is a follow up to their original Liquid Freezer range of AIO coolers. With some interesting features on show, the Liquid Freezer II will attempt to knock our current best performing all-in-one cooler, the Deepcool Castle 240EX off its throne when we put it through its paces on our test bench later.
HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard
HyperX launches their latest keyboard, the Alloy Origins, to coincide with the retail release of their own custom mechanical switches. Featuring the HyperX Red linear switch, the Alloy Origins RGB keyboard has extensive lighting and functionality in a svelte package, and at an attractive price!
ASUSTOR Nimbustor 4 AS5304T 2.5G NAS Server
ASUSTOR has once again manufactured a high-performance NAS but unlike every single one of its 1GbE predecessors thanks to the addition of 2.5GbE connectivity (thanks to Realtek) it's a lot faster, or at least it can be. Unfortunately, just like 10GbE connectivity you need to have the appropriate equipment to effectively use 2.5GbE so both your router/switch and your mainboard need to have such ports. The good news is that mainboard manufacturers have started using Realtek 2.5GbE Ethernet chips in some mainboards and the same goes for some network manufacturers with their latest routers and USB to 2.5GbE adapters.
Patriot Memory P200 512GB 2.5'' SSD
The P200 drive from Patriot was built for mainstream computers in mind, without breaking any performance records, considering that it is built on the SATA III interface as well. Since we are dealing with a TLC NAND drive, we will observe drops in write performance after the SLC buffer has been filled up, but this will only happen if we do write very large files at once onto it. The SSD drives, especially the 2.5'' form factors are really cheap nowadays and if 512GB is not enough for the current tasks, we can go ahead and choose either the 1TB or 2TB versions of the product.
HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
HyperX's Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard is out today and we have a full review right here for you.
Thermaltake ToughPower GF1 750W PSU
Thermaltake recently released a new range of 80 Plus Gold certified power supplies - called the ToughPower GF1. Many publications have been focused on the ARGB models, but we wanted to look at the plain GF1 750W model as its priced much more competitively. 99.98 is much easier to swallow than 134.99 for the ARGB version. Yes, thats 35 less if you can live without an RGB fan.
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