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What if I told you you could buy a portable UPS that offers pure sine wave AC output and can give you over an hour of juice for your gaming PC? This is just one of the many features aboard the BLUETTI AC200P portable power station, which crams in multiple charging inputs and outputs to interest many a home owner too.
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Author:VSG
In:Other
What happens when you combine a minimalist design, gaming keyboard features, TKL form factor, and great price? You end up with the Redragon K552 Kumara, a budget-prioritizing keyboard that aims to replace your OEM keyboard at not much more in cost, but way more in functionality and customization.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
With the Kone Pro, ROCCAT expands their Kone line-up of right-handed ergonomic mice with an option between the big EMP and small Pure Ultra. Equipped with PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, optical switches for the main buttons, a flexible cable, and heat-treated pure PTFE feet, the Kone Pro is no slouch when it comes to specifications, either.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Audeze. The legendary LCD-2 re-imagined: Those utterances alone suffice to generate enough interest in the $800 planar magnetic bass-heavy LCD-2 Classic, which goes with a more eco-friendly construction and has amp-friendly power requirements as it aims to deliver a satisfying Audeze experience for well under a thousand bucks.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The Fara V1M Pro is a Micro-ATX enclosure that looks vastly different from most others in the line. With its clean exterior and embedded ARGB elements in the front, one could say it is among the better-looking ones of the bunch, so let's find out what's behind this cool design.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The FSP Dagger Pro 850 is one of the strongest SFX PSUs available today. It uses quality components, including a double ball bearing fan and Japanese electrolytic caps from good lines, and promises high performance. It costs a lot, especially in the US, but the smaller and stronger the PSU, the higher its price tag.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
With the ambidextrous GM41 Wireless, MSI has a strong contender on the wireless mouse market: 75 g, but no holes, PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, Omron switches rated for 60 million clicks, and up to 80 hours of battery life already are a strong proposition, which is further complemented by the inclusion of a charging dock—all for a competitive $94.99.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
ID-Cooling offers some truly compelling coolers, and with the release of the SE-207-XT, they are targeting the high-end air-cooling market after dominating the entry-level segment. Featuring a dual-tower, dual-fan design, this all-black cooler should intrigue those looking to avoid ARGB lighting while maximizing performance per dollar.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
If the Akko Monet's Pond keyboard was too flashy for you, maybe the King Koi suits your needs better? We take a look at the 3108v2 King Koi today, which draws inspiration from Chinese ink drawings and calligraphy to depict a Koi pond and neighboring elements on the keyboard.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Montech Air 100 Lite is the entry-level version of the Air 100 line, with its black variant starting at $60. For a few dollars more, you get the chassis in all-white, which doesn't only look beautiful, but also makes it one of the few all-white cases out there at that price point.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro AX promises high-end performance at a mainstream price. Featuring a direct 13-phase VRM with top of the line power stages, four M.2 slots with double-sided heatsinks, and Gigabyte’s signature AORUS styling, the Z590 AORUS Pro AX is an extremely compelling option for Rocket Lake.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
With the Cardea Zero Z44Q, Team Group is exploring the possibility of QLC NAND on PCI-Express 4.0 powered by a Phison E16 controller. Included with the drive are two heatsinks: a flat foil for laptops and a full-sized heatsink for desktop. We test thermals of all three cooling configurations to see how much of a difference they can make.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
What do you get when you cross IEMs with an alien space ship? The BLON BL-A8 Prometheus aims to answer this with a unique 3D-printed openwork shell that is quite unlike anything else on the outside and keeps things simple on the inside with a single 10 mm diaphragm dynamic driver.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
XPG's Xenia 14 is a slick ultrabook focused on a "gaming lifestyle" with its fully-featured 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake processor packed into a frame weighing in at less than one kilogram. Battery life is very good, giving you up to 6 hours of Netflix, and fan noise is minimal, too.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Notebooks
The Royal Kludge brand is popular for several keyboard models that took advantage of its in-house engineering, design, and manufacturing facilities. With the RK84, we see features that come on flagship keyboards at a budget price, including a 3-port USB hub, wired/Bluetooth/2.4 GHz connectivity options, and more!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
SteelSeries markets the Rival 5 as a multi-genre mouse: the TrueMove Air 18,000 CPI sensor, flexible cable, and 86 g weight make it suitable for FPS games. MOBA and MMO games benefit from the main buttons rated for 80 million clicks and nine programmable buttons in total, along with extensive software configurability.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Alphacool has its eyes set on the ultra-low-profile radiator market, and we examine the NexXxos ST25 360 mm radiator today. It comes in at just 22.5 mm thick, making it extremely compatible with cases that accept AIO coolers while outperforming them courtesy the full copper core.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Microsoft's first-party native support of their Xbox brand has had them bring out relevant hardware and software on Windows as well. The Xbox controller is synonymous with PC gaming today, and we take a look at the Xbox Elite Series 2 to see how it stacks up against the competition.
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech
Ikko impressed us before with the OH10 IEMs, and we take a look at their latest earphones today. The Ikko Gems OH1S uses a brand-new dynamic driver-based hybrid system and comes in two color options, each with a resin layer that adds to the aesthetics of the textured shell.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The latest ITX offering from ASRock’s popular Phantom Gaming line, the Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 is here! Featuring a powerful VRM solution with 10 phases and top of the line power stages, along with the Phantom Gaming ITX’s signature Thunderbolt support, the ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 promises to be a worthy successor, so let’s put it to the test!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Kono Store hedges all its experiences working with keyboard and switch brands in designing its very first mechanical switch. Aptly named the Kono Midnight, this is a highly tactile speed switch with a translucent dark blue polycarbonate housing and a smooth, lubed POM stem.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Akko 3098 Black & Pink ASA has many quality of life improvements over previous Akko keyboards reviewed here, including hot-swappable switch sockets, custom 1st-party switches, noise-dampening foam, and a unique keycap profile—these are the cake layers underneath the icing that is the black and pink keycap set.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Elgato just released the Facecam, a high-end $200 webcam targeting aspiring live streamers and content creators. In our review, we confirm that it really has the best picture quality of all the webcams out there. The Facecam is built around a Sony STARVIS BSI CMOS image sensor with 8-element all-glass optics and offers a ton of unique features.
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Author:Inle
In:Other
With looks fit for a king and performance to match, the Trident Z Royal from G.SKILL is back, this time with the Trident Z Royal Elite featuring an updated look and even more performance. My test kit today is a 2x 8 GB, ticking at 4000 MHz CL14. Stunning looks and blazing performance await, so let’s dive in!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The R1 series of the SilverStone FARA line is the airflow option with two color choices, each with basic as well as ARGB fan-equipped PRO options. With the glass side panel and compact frame, it checks off all the boxes for a mainstream case on paper. Let's see how it fares under the review lights.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
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