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Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender :: Posted On February 22, 2018
Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender
Last year I went to a trade show and spoke with the inventor of Batteroo. The presentation almost sounded too good to be true, citing a recent study that showed most discarded batteries had up to 80% of the original energy still stored inside. Of course their device can solve this problem by maximizing all of your alkaline batteries. Currently the product is for sale through Indiegogo and directly from their website, where a 4-pack of AA Batteroos is $10 plus shipping.
Sengled Element Classic BR30 9W Smart LED Floodlight Bulb :: Posted On February 16, 2018
Sengled Element Classic BR30 9W Smart LED Floodlight Bulb
We covered the Sengled Element Classic LED A19 9W smart bulb in the fall of 2017, and I have been keeping my eye on their expanding lineup of products since then. Recently there was a deal on one of their other smart bulbs, the Classic BR30 9W smart LED floodlight bulb. This bulb is typically just over $14, but it does wind up being just over $7 with some promotions at Amazon. I picked one up to see how I liked it and decided to write up a little something about it.
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector :: Posted On January 30, 2018
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector
In this review we will take a look at an alarm audio detector that features Z-Wave Plus communication, allowing it to be integrated with SmartThings and other Z-Wave controllers. The Ecolink Firefighter is the device in question, and I picked one up at The Smartest House for about $40 in hopes that I would end the uncertainty surrounding my previous attempt to integrate my smoke detectors using a contact sensor.
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive :: Posted On January 09, 2018
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive
CatDrive is a new product from Halos that is currently in crowd funding on Indiegogo. The concept is fairly simple, a private storage device that is designed to be a multi-user, auto back up device you can access from anywhere. Since it is your own device you won't be paying monthly fees for cloud storage either. Inside the white or black housing is a 1TB 5400 rpm drive, with a dual core processor and 512MB of DDR memory.
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows :: Posted On December 20, 2017
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows
I have never reviewed a chair before, but I have sat in plenty of them, so I would say I am fairly qualified to share my opinion. The EwinRacing Flash Series chair is definitely very comfortable, and overall has a very high build quality. I also appreciate that it can accommodate such a range of user heights / weights, as I am quite often left with chairs maxed out and still wishing for a little more room! Not with this chair, as it can go so high that my feet are left dangling.
D-Link COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi System :: Posted On December 08, 2017
D-Link COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi System
D-Link has lately become known for their high end routers that look like they could be from another world, but they have also been making solid entry level performers and everything in between. Surprisingly one thing they haven't done up to now was a mesh network. Today we take a look at the COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi system. This unit consists of an AC2600 router and an AC1300 Wi-Fi range extender that promises a combined 6000 square feet of coverage.

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5-Way Mechanical Keyboard Roundup
Here at Hot Hardware we have covered our fair share of mechanical keyboards, but today we might be covering the most diverse group of keyboards yet. That might be a bit of a stretch, but what we can say for sure is that we have five vastly different mechanical keyboards that we are going to dig into, type on for days, and if luck has its way, perhaps we'll be able to recommend one or more of them. hothardware.com
Silicon Power Bolt B80 USB 3.1 External SSD
The Bolt B80 USB 3.1 External SSD from Silicon Power does sport a premium look thanks to the aluminum construction but is also easy to carry along. It comes with military-grade shockproof protection, but also rubber covers/gaskets in order to prevent water and dust penetration. For signaling data transfer activity, the product is provided with a white LED and its modular design along with the easy disassembly procedure does allow the user to replace the mSATA SSD with any other model/capacity. madshrimps.be
SVS SB-4000 13.5″ 1200W Sealed Box Subwoofer
SVS unveiled the SB-4000, PB-4000, and PC-4000 4000 series subwoofers back in November. These reference quality subs replace their popular 13-Ultra series, with a level of change which is quite dramatic from the previous generation. Alterations were made to the cabinet and 13.5" driver, but the electronics received the most benefit with the introduction of a 50MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56-bit filtering, discrete MOSFETs, and 1200 watt "Sledge STA-1200D" amplifier. missingremote.com
Samsung SSD 860 PRO Solid State Drive
Planar NAND allowed manufacturers to offer speedy solid state storage at fair price, while Samsung's recently announced 860 EVO SSD improved upon this with their latest 3-bit MLC V-NAND flash technology. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 512GB Samsung SSD 860 PRO, which utilizes 64-cell layer 2-bit MLC V-NAND for high endurance and improved sequential performance to produce up to 560 MB/s reads at 100,000 IOPS and 530 MB/s writes at 90,000 IOPS, and compare SATA 6 GB/s performance against the all the leading competition. benchmarkreviews.com
Bloody B945 Optical Gaming Keyboard
The Bloody B945 is a unique full-size keyboard with a left-sided numpad, which effectively helps with getting the mouse closer to the keyboard for better ergonomics while in use. It features their new LK Libra optical switches with a stabilizer bar for every single switch, dust and spill resistance, and a software driver that crams in a ton of customization options as well! techpowerup.com
Cryorig C7 Low Profile CPU Cooler
Cryorig has a CPU cooler for all the different Form Factor and TDP requirements out there on the mainstream CPU market today. They need to be considered mainstream themselves too, with big impressions in a short lifespan, and they're still living up to promises and commitments. It's fair to say we like them and would recommend any system builder looks at their lineup before making a decision on a CPU Cooler.
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Drevo Joyeuse 96-Key Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
The last keyboard from Drevo that I took a look at was the Calibur, which actually turned out to be one of my favorite keyboards of 2017. So getting a new keyboard from Drevo it definitely has a lot of live up to. Today we have the Joyeuse, which is a 96-key keyboard that features low-profile mechanical switches, an aluminum alloy housing, wireless capability, white LED backlighting, and a super-thin design. Drevo tells us this keyboard is really made for office settings and typists, so we wouldn't call it a gaming keyboard, but we are going to put it through the paces… thinkcomputers.org
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P Case
At CES 2018, Cooler Master unveiled their new cases in the MasterBox lineup. The all new Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P features an acrylic side window, interrupted only by the side-mounted IO. The front panel shows off the Q300P's pair of included 120mm RGB LED fans, which will also support a 240mm radiator. modders-inc.com
Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard
The AORUS Ultra Gaming Z370 motherboard from Gigabyte does support the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen2, USB DAC-UP 2, the newer Realtek ALC1220 CODEC, shielded slots, plenty of LED headers for extra programmable RGB lighting, a swappable overlay for Accent LED and more! The UEFI interface is really easy to use and we were quite impressed by the overclocking capabilities of this particular model. The board is also accompanied by a ton of extra software, so we can perform most of the system tuning settings without even entering the BIOS. madshrimps.be
Asus ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Motherboard
So I've been tossing around the idea of giving our Crush build an upgrade to one of the new Core-X CPUs and sadly the Asus Rampage VI Apex doesn't fit so I reached out to Asus to see if they have anything that might fit the bill in their X299 boards. They had the ROG Stix X299-XE Gaming and I figured I should get it in and see just how it compares to all of the other X299 boards we have had in. I knew it fits the dimensions needed for the Case Labs case but is it going to be what I need otherwise? Well, I'm going to take a closer look at its features and then test it to see how it performs. Read on if you are interested in finding out what it has to offer. lanoc.org
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