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Posted by Chris Bolas
on Thursday, 22 January 2015
Thermaltake Challenger Prime

The Thermaltake CHALLENGER Prime membrane gaming keyboard packs a whole lot of features at a budget friendly price. The backlighting system features red, blue, and purple LEDs for static and pulse lighting; Brightness can further adjusted via the dial in the front center of the keyboard. As with the CHALLENGER series of keyboards, the CHALLENGER Prime also features onboard memory for setting the dedicate macro keys. In addition, there are multimedia keys, shortcut keys, repeat rate and poll rate adjustment keys.

Last updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 21 January 2015
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X

PowerColor has released two versions on the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. The first in the DuoTurbo Radeon R9 290X. The second is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X, which is what we will be taking a look at today. The PCS+ (Professional Cooling System) features a triple fan cooling solution. The increase in cooling not only allows for lower temperatures over the AMD designed solution, but also allows for higher clocks.

Last updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Aaron Howe
on Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Vantec USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station Review

These days USB truly has become universal. With the ability to connect keyboards, mice, scanners, printers, displays, network adapters, and even multiport devices such as this. One problem for power users these days is a lack of ports on a standard laptop. Either there won’t be Ethernet, a card reader, multiple USB 3.0 ports, or low external display support; this accessory is designed to help alleviate that exact problem.

Last updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by William Lyon
on Monday, 19 January 2015

Gaming mice are quite an interesting thing. There's FPS-specific mice, MMO-specific mice, sniper-oriented mice and just general gaming mice. Gaming mice are becoming powerhouses these days - with integrated ARM processors and multitudes of features. Cougar released their 600M gaming mouse into the wild recently that packs a bunch of the aforementioned features. They were kind enough to send us one to check out, so let's get to it.

Last updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 16 January 2015
Thecus N2560 intelligent NAS

Over the last few years Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have gained in popularity. The ability to store and share files, media, and other data on a small, but powerful piece of network equipment provides for easier setup, administration, and faster data access at an affordable price. Thecus, a company that prides itself on creating quality storage devices, has a wide variety of storage products to fit the need of the individual user, as well as, the enterprise level storage solutions.

Last updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Aaron Howe
on Thursday, 15 January 2015
Phobya MaxGuide 6 Fan Controller

The MaxGuide 6 is a more industrial looking, minimalistic design fan controller for your computer. It fits in an optical bay, and would look right at home with quite a few cases out there. It’s a no nonsense kind of controller, with a ‘low’ and a ‘high’ indicator, knobs, and a red LED which lights up when a fan is plugged in. With a total of 6 channels that are able to output between 5 and 12 volts on the fans, and has 5 watts per channel; output max is 1.0A.

Last updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Read More >>>

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