Monday, July 28th 2014

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Logitech Announces Affordable UC Headset Designed for Comfort

Today Logitech introduced the new Logitech USB Headset H570e, designed for all-day comfort, ease of use, and reliability, at an affordable price. Compatible with most unified communication (UC) platforms, the enterprise-quality H570e headset is stylish with unmatched features in its category, enhancing the UC and collaboration experience in the workplace.

The H570e headset is available in stereo for employees who need to block out surrounding noise during desktop calls, and in mono for employees who prefer to have an open ear to their surroundings. It has a durable and adjustable padded headband for all-day comfort, while the metal reinforcement provides strength and flexibility for the best fit. The leatherette headset ear pads are also designed to be comfortable for hours of use and can be easily cleaned or replaced as needed. Inline controls include volume up/down, microphone mute and call answer/end and are designed to be intuitively navigated by touch.

PNY Announces the Coin Sized Micro M2 Flash Drive

PNY Technologies ("PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, PNY technologies, is pleased to announce the release of their smallest USB flash drive, the Micro M2. This pint-sized USB is extremely small and compact, no bigger than the size of a coin. As the name suggests this is indeed a tiny size USB drive weighing only 1.8 gram with the height of 18 mm thus making it the ideal storage device for all the documents, music, documents and more. It comes in a high quality casing of metallic texture, making it resilient to scratches and dust.

It is finished off with a matte finish look to prevent fingerprints. Its portability is enhanced with a lanyard loop opening located at the head of the USB, which can be attached to key chains, bags and other accessories. The cap-less design makes it convenient to use and you do not need to take the cap on or off anymore. Its ultra-small and compact size fits discretely into laptops, notebooks, tablet PCs and other portable devices without getting in the way in general use.

Tt eSPORTS Announces the CHALLENGER GO Gaming Keyboard

Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional eSports gaming peripherals is releasing the new CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard. The Challenger GO is a membrane gaming keyboard offering a sleek, streamlined look with a focus of being the perfect weapon for gaming at home and at lan parties.

The CHALLENGER GO features 10 dedicated macro keys, 5 on each side, along with 4 profiles for a total of 40 programmable macros.The macro keys offer gamers more efficiency in gaming. In addition the sleek profile and membrane switch design which offers a very short travel distance to actuation, aides the CHALLENGER GO to give it a very fast response speed. Blue LED backlighting plus two side panel lighting accents enhance visibility and gaming feel; backlighting is adjustable with 5 brightness levels and pulse lighting effect. Removable cable design helps prevent accidents, and makes the CHALLENGER GO much easier to store to take to LAN or a friend's house to play. Multimedia keys and a 2-port USB hub round out the rest of the features.
Sunday, July 27th 2014

Swiftech Also Rolls Out Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir

In addition to the MCP50X pump, Swiftech rolled out the Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir. Pictured below, the reservoir takes up two 5.25-inch drive bays in your case, and provides about 355 ml of coolant capacity. The reservoir comes with a factory-fitted MCP50X pump unit, which can drive coolant at up to 14.3 LPM. The actual reservoir is made of clear acrylic with LEDs that draw power with 3-pin fan connectors; while the bezel is made of black anodized aluminium, and the inner chassis of nickel-plated steel. A cutout in the front bezel lets you take stock of the coolant levels. Also featured is an anti-vortex intake partition. Available now with several customization options, the Maelstrom V2 is priced at $139.95.

Swiftech Rolls Out MCP50X Pump

Swiftech rolled out its new flagship pump for liquid cooling setups, the MCP50X. Measuring just 62 mm x 62 mm x 44.8 mm, this compact pump unit can drive 4.8 mH2O of coolant pressure, with up to 14.3 LPM of discharge. Its brushless DC motor drives the pump between 1,200 and 4,500 RPM, with a maximum power consumption of 25.8W. The unit gives you power connectivity choices between 4-pin Molex, and SATA. Its ports stick to the G1/4 threading standard. Available now, it's priced at US $69.95 a pop.
Friday, July 25th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Graphics Cards
Harddisks
Monitors
Motherboards
Notebooks
Processors
PSUs
Speakers
SSD
Storage

iBUYPOWER and ASUS Bring Optiboost to ASUS Desktops

iBUYPOWER and ASUS today announced a partnership that will offer ASUS' market-leading technology and design with iBUYPOWER's highly rated customization program - Optiboost. With Optiboost there is no shortage of ways to make the desktop experience truly your own. In addition, with ASUS' renowned product design and reliability you can feel safe whether you need a personalized desktop focused on enjoying the latest in digital content delivery, improving productivity or just wanting to play the latest games.

"We're proud to add ASUS to the Optiboost family" said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. "ASUS and iBUYPOWER aim to bring the best desktop experience to a wide variety of consumers through trusted product engineering, cutting-edge customization and tuning options."

Nanoxia Unveils the Deep Silence 3 Mid-Tower PC Case

The Deep Silence 3 is a classic Mid Tower, fully soundproofed and equipped with a bunch of awesome features. The Deep Silence 3 closes a gap in our Deep Silence series. The case is aimed at users who don't need the extraordinary features of the Deep Silence 1 or the above-average depth of the Deep Silence 2, while maintaining all the strong points of the Deep Silence case series.

The case is designed for ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards. Decoupled mounting of the 3.5 inch hard disks and the PSU, anti-vibration case feet, tool free mounting of the optical drives and a step-less 2-channel fan control are included. And of course the Deep Silence 3 offers the exquisite looks and timeless elegance that users have come to expect from a Deep Silence case.

ASUS Announces Strix DSP, Strix Claw, Strix Tactic Pro and Strix Glide Series

ASUS today announced Strix DSP, a gaming headset with audio station, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Glide Speed gaming mouse pads. The new products follow the recent launches of the Strix Pro gaming headset and Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 graphic cards, completing the Strix gaming-gear line-up that sharpens gamers' hearing and places everything under their control.

Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, Strix is the brand name for the stunning new ASUS gaming-gear series. Strix means the keenest hearing, the sharpest eyesight and the ability to feel the environment, enabling the player to detect and react to even the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in gamers' blood, just as it is in ours.

AMD to Drag Socket FM2+ On Till 2016

AMD's desktop processor and APU platforms are not expected to see any major changes till 2016, according to a BitsnChips report. The delay is attributed to a number of factors, including DDR4 memory proliferation (i.e. for DDR4 memory to get affordable enough for target consumers of APUs), and AMD's so-called "project Fast-Forward," which aims to place high-bandwidth memory next to the APU die, for the AMD's increasingly powerful integrated graphics solutions to overcome memory bottlenecks.

The company's upcoming "Carrizo" APU is targeted at low-TDP devices such as ultra-slim notebooks and tablets; and is the first chip to integrate AMD's next-generation "Excavator" CPU micro-architecture. "Carrizo" chips continue to use DDR3 system memory, and therefore it's possible that AMD may design a socket FM2+ chip based on "Excavator," probably leveraging newer silicon fab processes. But otherwise, socket FM2+ is here to stay.
Source: BitsnChips, Image Courtesy: VR-Zone

Thermaltake Debuts the Water 3.0 Ultimate All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units today launch the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, an All-In-One liquid cooling system with an large 360 mm radiator design especially to support the desires of enthusiasts.

Equipped with power as well as performance, Water 3.0 Ultimate is top of the line liquid cooler, compatible with universal socket type. When choosing a highly-efficient liquid cooler to control any escalating CPU temperatures, gamers definitely take easy, clean, and low-maintenance setup in consideration. And Water 3.0 Ultimate can be their best choice! The new Thermaltake All-In-One LCS Water 3.0 Series is designed to exceed user expectations. One simple upgrade allows users to enjoy a better cooling performance with superior CPU protection.
Thursday, July 24th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Graphics Cards
Motherboards
NAS
Processors
PSUs
SSD
Storage

KINGMAX M.2 SATA3 SSD High Compatibility Interface Released

KINGMAX announces M.2 SSD high compatibility interface. The common interface M.2 SSD that made its debut in 2013 has started to enter the application market recently. The major memory manufacturer KINGMAX is now officially announcing the release of a new M.2 SSD product to manufacturers.

M.2 SSD (originally known as NGFF) evolved from the Mini PCI-E (PCI Express mini Card) specifications, and supports PCI-E and SATA interfaces simultaneously. This device covers a wide variety of products and allows great flexibility in connection designs. It also has powerful bandwidth expansion capabilities and is gradually become the main storage equipment of ultra-lightweight mobile computing products.

Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis) on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on Sept. 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on Aug. 7, 2014.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors.

BIOSTAR Unveils the Hi-Fi B85S2G LGA1150 Motherboard

The newest motherboard based on the Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready work, play or to even literally make you money. The Hi-Fi B85S2G supports Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package.

The Hi-Fi B85S2G includes many features that are useful for IT departments in larger companies as well as small firms. Hi-Fi B85S2G boards deliver a business-rich option at a value price compared to the others.
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Desktop PC
Graphics Cards
Harddisks
Keyboards
Memory
Motherboards
Networking
Processors
PSUs
Speakers
SSD

Logitech Raises Profitability Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 Following Strong Q1

Logitech International (SIX:LOGN)(Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced preliminary unaudited and unreviewed financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

"We have started the new fiscal year with a strong Q1 performance, delivering sales growth, year-over-year improvement in profitability and improved cash generation," said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "Q1 sales in our Growth category - which includes PC Gaming, Tablet and Other Accessories, and Mobile Speakers - were up 17 percent, with Mobile Speakers sales more than doubling over last year. As planned, our cost reduction actions continue to drive increased operating leverage. As we proceed through Fiscal Year 2015, we will continue to focus both on accelerating sales growth and on achieving our improved outlook for profitability."

Samsung Introduces New External Optical Disc Drives for Ultrabooks

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, announced today its newest ultra-slim portable DVD writers, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives (ODDs) with a sleeker design and mobile size for Ultrabook users on-the-go.

Measuring 148.6 x 14 x 146mm (SE-208GB) and 148 x 14.4 x 143(SE-218GN), the drives are ideal for Ultrabook users that need optical media for easy access to stored documents, photos and multimedia content. These new drives feature a new external ODD design by placing the eject button on top of the case to maximize the ease of pressing the eject button instead of on the front bezel.
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