Reviews

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST is the newest addition to their expanding smart speaker line-up. Like the BLAST, the new MEGA-version packs a well-performing voice-pickup system and is hooked up via WiFi to Alexa. Besides the smart speaker features, the MEGABLAST is still a very competent Bluetooth portable speaker. We take it for a spin and see how it performs!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Speakers
Cooler Master revealed the MM830 about a year ago at CES 2018, and it just became available for purchase. It features a top-of-the-line optical sensor, PBT main buttons, an OLED display, a unique D-pad, and many more interesting features—and it of course has RGB lighting as well.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
The ASUS GTX 1660 Ti STRIX OC is the company's flagship GTX 1660 Ti variant. It comes with a large triple-fan, triple-slot thermal solution that delivers better temperature and noise levels than any other GTX 1660 Ti we have tested so far. Also included is a backplate, RGB illumination, dual BIOS, and fan headers that synchronize with the GPU's fan speed.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
ASRock has recently created the Phantom Gaming Alliance brand as a way to help various manufacturers fine tune their products. By doing so, they can guarantee compatibility, reliability, and performance. This should allow them to better deliver a top of the line gaming experience to all users, and in this regard, I can say they exceeded my expectations considering the system's more entry-level focus.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Other
Aukey effectively replaces their excellent value for money KM-G8 keyboard with the new KM-G6. It keeps the same Outemu Blue mechanical switches and doubleshot-injected keycaps, while adding multi-color backlighting with many lighting effects and onboard controls at that same attractive price point.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Cooler Master Masterbox NR400 is the smaller of the two enclosures from the recently launched family. It aims to offer an efficient, cost-effective mass-market appeal while retaining a useful feature set at the same time.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Cooler Master NR series aims to combine form and function in a streamlined look with a good material mix. It actually achieves this balance quite well considering its affordable price tag, sturdy build quality, and simple but useful feature set.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Memory overclocking has a significant impact on performance of AMD Ryzen-powered machines, but the alleged complexity of memory tweaking on this platform, largely fueled by misinformation and lack of documentation, has kept some enthusiasts away from it. We want to change this.
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Author:1usmus
In:Memory
Today, Eidos released their long awaited RTX and DLSS patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Raytracing in the game helps improve the quality and realism of shadows. We took a close look at image quality and measure the performance impact using the complete GeForce RTX lineup.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Zowie is often considered one of the best peripheral makers across the globe. They certainly know how to create fantastic shapes, so pretty much everyone can find a comfortable Zowie mouse. The Divina S series mice feature a symmetrical design, PMW3360 top optical sensor, and a lightweight shell optimized for eSports-level performance.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
ID-Cooling seeks to dominate the competition with their latest and greatest all-in-one liquid cooler, the Auraflow X 240. This RGB LED-equipped offering not only delivers solid performance, but also manages to deliver best in class value when looking at RGB-equipped liquid coolers.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The chromax series from Noctua is their answer to the many requests from customers wanting more color options beyond tan and brown, while retaining all the new technology from their R&D department. The NF-F12 PWM chromax is an all-black version of their NF-F12 fan thus, with six color options to choose from for corner pads and compatibility with other chromax accessories as well.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
MSI's GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X is the company's top GTX 1660 offering, and it has certain high-end segment-first features that include the back-plate, idle fan-stop, and the company's highest factory overclock. In our testing, we also saw amazing noise levels, better than any other GTX 1660.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Ultra is the company's premium GTX 1660 offering that includes idle fan-stop and an excellent cooler that delivers impressive temperatures. Performance of the GTX 1660 beats the Radeon RX 590 with ease.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Palit's GeForce GTX 1660 StormX is a minimalist and compact graphics card designed to get you on the road to Full HD e-Sports. The Palit GTX 1660 StormX launches at NVIDIA's baseline price of $220, includes a factory-overclock, and is out to change the sub-$250 segment.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The most affordable Turing graphics card is also NVIDIA's most important thus far, as it replaces the GTX 1060 6 GB which sold in mountains. Zotac's cost-effective implementation of the new GeForce GTX 1660 gives you more: a twin-fan cooler at NVIDIA's baseline price.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
It has top build quality, nice looks, and the ability to support heavy and large users. All above sound nice, but is the noblechairs Hero Real Leather gaming chair worthy of its intimidating $720 price tag?
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Author:erasmia394
In:Gaming Chairs
We take a detailed look at the performance cost of the Denuvo copy protection system and how it impacts FPS. We tested over 70 scenarios: varying game resolution, varying CPU frequency, different CPU core and thread counts, and graphics hardware from AMD vs. NVIDIA.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
The Corsair Crystal 680X is the grown-up version of their 280X chassis. This bigger variant can not only hold a full-size system, but also offers better liquid-cooling support, comes with four fans, and plenty of additional storage. It looks like Corsair has taken their trusted and true approach and applied it to the Crystal series to give those who want a flashy cube chassis an extremely viable option.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Corsair Carbide 678C is meant to refresh the silent line of cases of the brand with a new, modern take using updated internals. With plenty of liquid-cooling capabilities, a fan controller, and wide body, it checks off a lot of points for enthusiasts, which may end up taking away from its intended target audience: the silent type.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Gladius is back, and this time, it doesn't need a wire! ASUS joined the ultra-low latency wireless game, and they certainly don't just play around. The Gladius II Wireless features a PMW3389 top-of-the-line optical sensor, the ROG-exclusive socket-switch system, a 800 mAH battery, and, of course, a ton of RGB features, including Aura Sync lighting.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
RGB mouse pads are a thing, but have you seen one with a built-in Qi charger for your phone? The ASUS ROG Balteus Qi is certainly not your usual mouse surface. With its portrait-oriented, micro-textured plastic surface, 15-zone RGB lighting and built-in USB port, it's definitely a groundbreaking mouse pad, and it's a very expensive one at that.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mouse Pads
Devil May Cry 5 is one of the most anticipated titles this season. The third-person hack-and-slash action adventure comes with outstanding graphics thanks to DirectX 12 support and incredibly detailed character models and textures. Optimization is excellent, too, especially for AMD Radeon cards.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
Priced at $249, ASRock's Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming is the most affordable RX 590 at this time. This dual-fan, dual-slot card includes the highly popular idle-fan-off feature many GTX 1660 Ti cards are lacking, but faces strong competition from NVIDIA's latest card otherwise.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The CORSAIR K83 Wireless keyboard attempts to be an integral part of your living room, bringing with it a deluge of relevant features. Multiple connection options and modes give it a role with many host devices, including PCs and smart TVs, with navigation in the form of a keyboard, touch pad, and even a joystick to boot!
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech