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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Friday, 22 August 2014
LUXA2 GroovyR 360° Wireless Speaker

LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake Technology, have been making innovative and modern products for quite a while now. Their products aim to fit the kind of lifestyle modern living demands today. We were already able to check out some of their power bank and holder solutions. Today, they have sent us one of their new audio solutions, the GroovyR 360° wireless speaker. There are several cool and unique features the GroovyR possess that makes it totally different from typical wireless speakers you can purchase today. Let's find those out in this review.

Last updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Nick Blackwell
on Thursday, 21 August 2014
Tt eSPORTS Verto

When it comes to getting sound out of your PC we have two options speakers, or a headset. Usually to get the most out of your gaming experience you have to turn the volume up and if there are other people in the house they might not appreciate that. That brings us to our other choice the headset. Now, most gaming is done with a headset, they help immerse you into the game making the environment seam more alive. Also with the widespread use of VIOP such as Curse, Ventrillo, and Team Speak, a good working headset is desired by eSport gamers everywhere. Now that brings us to the hardware we want to feature today, the Tt eSPORTS Verto headset.

Last updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Vantec NexStar

It is a question that is almost as old as the computer hard drive itself. What do I do with this old hard drive? As soon as people started upgrading the storage on their computers, that question has been asked. For quite some time, the options were limited. You could reuse it, sell it, or recycle it. Recently though, a new option has emerged, you can now re-purpose it. This brings us to the Vantec NexStar WiFI. The Vantec NexStar WiFI allows a person to use any new or not so new 2.5 SATA I/II/III to create a portable drive. Vatec has also made sure that there are numerous connection options as well. The enclosure can be connected by USB 3.0 or by WiFi. This alone would seem to be a great option, but they chose to take it a step further, by adding connection options Android OS and Apple iOS devices as well. iOS devices can also use AirPlay to stream content as well. This all sounds very intriguing.

Last updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Read More >>>
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on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

ROCCAT is a name that hasn’t been around very long but is gaining popularity very quickly due to their extensive selection of feature-packed peripherals. I reviewed their excellent Ryos MK Glow mechanical keyboard not too long ago and I loved it. Today I’ve got their latest variant of the Ryos – the Ryos MK Pro mechanical keyboard – on the bench to check out, so let’s get to it!

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, 18 August 2014

In October 2013, AMD released their follow up to their Radeon HD 7790 that was released the previous April, the Radeon R7 260X. It is built on the 28 nm process and based on the XTX varioution of the Bonaire graphics processor. Unlike the HD 7790 that came before it, the R7 260X commonly features 2Gb of graphics memory. The Bonaire graphics processor also has many features that are only shared with AMD's Hawaii R9 290(X) and Vesuvius R9 295 flagship models. These include TrueAudio Technology and PowerPlay with ZeroCore Power Technology, to name a couple.

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 15 August 2014
Gigabyte Z97 SOC-Force

It has been some time since we at Pro-Clockers have had the privilege of reviewing a motherboard. Thanks to Gigabyte, that dry spell is over. Gigabyte has been kind enough to send us one of their recently releases Z97 chipset motherboards, the GA-Z97X-SOC Force. The GA-Z97X-SOC Force is part of their OC (Overclocking) line. This line over motherboards have proven to be very capable and have been used to break numerous overclocking world records. Let us see what this motherboard can do as we review it today.

Last updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014 | Read More >>>