Wireless speakers are convenient and popular nowadays. LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake Technology, offers different audio solutions including wireless speakers. We have reviewed a few of LUXA2's wireless speakers before and now they have a new addition to their Groovy series, the GroovyA Wireless Stereo speaker which they happily provided us with a sample which we will check out today.
The Vector 180 uses the Toshiba's own Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller, a slightly over-clocked version of the Barefoot 3 M10 controller used in OCZ's in the ARC and Vertex 460(s) drives. The Vector 180 uses the same Toshiba 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash as well. Given the performance we saw with the Vertex 460 we reviews a while back, we are expecting good things from the Vector 180.
7 months ago Nvidia released its latest GPU architecture with the line of GTX 900 series cards. On paper, the new GTX 980 is a bit different from the GTX 780 it replaces. The raster operations pipelines count has been increased from 48 to 64. The texture mapping units have been decreased from 192 to 128. The new card features 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 256 bit bus versus the 3GB. The new CUDA core count is now 2048 versus 2304. Perhaps the biggest news is the reduction on power requirements. The new GTX 980 uses only about 65% of the power of its predecessor.
Who doesn't want nice 7.1 channel surround sound for their gaming or Media PC? What's that? You want 7.1 but your motherboard only came with the basics for audio and you don't want to spend a ton of cash on a high-end sound card? Well then look no further because our friends at Vantec have you covered with their affordable 7.1 channel PCIe sound card. They were kind enough to send us one to check out for you guys so let's have at it!
USB 3.0 is all the rage these days and it's easy to see why. It's MUCH faster than the older 2.0 so transferring large files takes a fraction of the time. Lots of devices are USB 3.0 these days - most being external storage devices. These comes in all shapes and sizes - from tiny little flash drives to larger HDD's and even SSD's. We looked at the StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 drive from Transcend not too long ago and now they've kindly sent us one of their new ESD400 256GB USB 3.0 SSD's to check out for you guys so let's get to it!