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Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds (1990) Blu-ray Review
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 7:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service us."

Wolf 15 Piece Watch Box Review
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 6:56A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we started reviewing watches nearly a year ago we never expected to receive so many possitive comments in our email and Facebook page, especially since we had never done something similar in the past and watches don`t really belong in electronics (although they do come pretty close nowadays). Of course because i also happen to like watches a lot and consider them to be pretty much the only jewlery men can wear i was particularly happy to see that many others feel the same as i. However people who happen to own many watches again such as i emailed us asking which watch box we recommend from the vast number of available ones in the market and that actually caught us off guard because lets face it watches can be squeezed in an electronics related review site but a watch box? Still since this is directly related to watches and also because we did promise that we`d do our best to try and deliver reviews of specific products requested by you we started scouting local stores and the net to find the ideal solution. The search ended after a full week when we stumbled accross the 15 Piece Watch Box by Wolf."

Fractal Design ARC Midi R2 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 6:37A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design adds a new mid-tower to the ARC series of cases with this new ARC Midi R2. It`s time to check it out."

News: The TR Podcast 133: Iris graphics and the Radeon HD 7990
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 6:37A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, we discuss Haswell`s integrated graphics, examine AMD`s Radeon HD 7790, share our thoughts on the latest small-form-factor cases, and wax poetic about the Kindle Paperwhite."

Seagate SSHD Thin 500GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 5:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s so-called hybrid solutions have been around for a while, successfully combining the capacity of a hard drive with the speed of an SSD. Their new SSHD series takes this mantra to the next level by increasing efficiency while also incorporating a number of significant upgrades."

News: Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet reviewed
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 4:23A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This Windows 8 tablet has an Atom processor, solid battery life, and a $430 price tag. Is it compelling as a tablet, and can it really double as a productivity PC?"

Otterbox Commuter Series Case for HTC One Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, May 15 2013 | 1:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If youre looking for the best protection for your phone then one name usually pops to mind and thats Otterbox. I know when I spend a few hundred dollars on a phone or any other device I want it to be protected and I dont want some inexpensive or cheap case doing it, I want the best as I want to protect my investment. Really if you think about it, if you buy a smartphone its an investment, not just some gadget, its something that youre going to have with you all the time. These days our phones are our lives, they are our link to our personal and social lives, sometimes its a bit too much so, but I guess its not a bad thing. Today for review I have one of the latest cases from Otterbox, the Commuter Series, for one of the hottest smartphones on the market today, the HTC One. This is a case for those that want the best protection possible for their phones but yet still want to be able to access it with ease. The Commuter Series for the HTC One can fully protect your phone, the case is tough and sturdy and Otterbox was kind enough to even include a screen protector so your phone will be truly protected. Read on to learn more "

Antec GX700 Military Case @ Rbmods
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 8:12P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will have the pleasure of taking a look at the newest case from Antec. Our test subject is called GX700 which is a military themed mid-tower sized case. Lets see what it has to offer and what kind of interesting features it has."

The Ultimate HTC One Accessory Pack Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 5:17P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I got a new phone if you didnt notice yet, its the HTC One and its a great phone. When it comes to accessories for something like the HTC One Mobile Fun is the place to go and theyve put out their very own what you might call a starter pack for the new HTC One owner aptly named The Ultimate HTC One Accessory Pack. This accessory pack contains pretty much everything you need to get going with your HTC one at home and on the go. This pack contains six items if interest including two of what I consider the most important items, a case and a screen protector (actually they give you five screen protectors!). In the pack youll find a desk stand, car charger, portable desk stand, case, car holder and screen protectors. It might truly be The Ultimate HTC One Accessory Pack and best of all its inexpensive at about about $30 for everything. Theres more than enough stuff in here to get your started using and enjoying your new HTC One "

GIGABYTE Z77N-WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 4:27P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE did a great job in designing this board, from the layout shifting to free up more space in all areas, to the board`s performance overall. While the Z77N-WiFi doesn`t include all the frills of higher priced boards, GIGABYTE did include exactly what would be needed for using this board in an HTPC capacity - onboard WiFi and LAN, SATA ports, and plenty of video output ports. As has been said previously, this board is not slouch and did perform well within expectations. The overclocking performance was the most impressive feat of all."

ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 3:08P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the end it didn`t end up being the headphones I disliked so much, it was the headphone`s main feature: the active noise canceling. The uncanny, brain exploding feel when turning on the ANC switch was something that just didn`t go away, nor was it something I could just get used to. Every time it was on, I felt like either my head was in a vice or that I was going up in elevation and couldn`t get my ears to pop. That wasn`t the only issue with the ANC being on either. The quality of sound was also significantly reduced when the ANC was on. Music lost its bass, sounding tin can-ish, and games actually were a bit harder to hear what was happening around you - I just kept getting snuck up on and killed. I`m not exactly sure why anyone would ever want to use the ANC feature. With the sound quality in the bucket the switch will never be on. Get rid of the ANC altogether and this headset isn`t too bad (except for the cost). It`s a nice thought, but I`d rather have sound quality over canceling out my case fans."

ASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band 802.11 AC PCIe Wireless Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 2:39P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Adapter runs $93.99 shipped and is the only 3x3 (1300Mbps) draft 802.11ac network adapter card available on the market today. If you want to place a desktop computer in a remote part of a house or can`t run a hardwired network connection due to how difficult it would be, this is the solution for you..."

Asoka PlugLink PL9760-Q2 500Mbps Dual Ethernet Powerline Adapter
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 2:17P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past 10 years or so most newly build houses, office buildings and even some apartment complexes are network-ready meaning they have shielded (most of the times anyways) CAT5/6 Ethernet cables installed in the walls coupled with at least one network plug in each room. This is without doubt the ideal solution for people who want and prefer the speeds offered by Ethernet connectivity over WiFi but unfortunately most houses (including my own) are way older than just 10 years. Powerline adapters have been in the market for many years and are pretty much the best choice for use with older buildings since they use the electrical wiring (power lines) to create a local network. Strangely enough however although this technology allows for much greater speeds than typical WiFi connections (especially over long distances) and also provides a much higher level of security not many consumers actually make use of them (on the other hand Office/Business sales are flourishing). Still our job is to thoroughly test the ones available in the market and so todays review is about the latest PlugLink AV 500Mbps Adapter by Asoka, the PL-9670-Q2."

Dell XPS 18 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 12:12P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dell XPS 18 is a portable all-in-one desktop PC. Larger than a tablet or laptop, but smaller than a full blown all-in-one desktop, the Dell XPS 18 lets you bring a full Windows 8 PC around the house or office corridors with you. It mostly works, though the market for such a product is still in its beginning stages."

Video Perspective: iBuyPower Revolt R770 Mini-ITX Gaming PC Review
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 12:11P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, the iBuyPower Revolt system is a solid machine that offers a lot of value for the price. It`s not the best looking machine, not the highest performing and not the quietest we have tested but it find a great middle ground in all aspects. If you are looking for a pre-built gaming PC that is small in shape but nothing else, give the Revolt from iBuyPower a look!"

StarDrive Review
     Tue, May 14 2013 | 10:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I cannot say this game is solid in its present form, but I would call it firm, if you will allow me to. Much of what it is lacking is the result of it not living up to its own ambition, and not because the game itself is mediocre. The developers are working to address many of these issues though, and sooner or later they will succeed and make this a truly solid game. At that time, it will be very easy to recommend StarDrive to anyone who enjoys a good 4X game."

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