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Patriot Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Mar 09 2018 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a brand new Gaming Headset with good audio quality, plenty of features and all that at a bargain price? If the answer is yes then you should really take a look at the latest Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset by our friends over at Patriot Memory.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Jabra Speak 710 Premium Portable Speakerphone Review
     Thu, Mar 08 2018 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the best portable/compact speakerphones in the market currently and money is not an issue then the brand new Speak 710 by Jabra is right up your alley.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

RHA T20i High Fidelity noise isolating DualCoil In-Ear Headphone
     Thu, Mar 08 2018 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a quick glance, it is obvious that the $200 RHA T20i look the part of a premium in-ear headphone. Whether it’s the injection molded stainless steel driver housings, or the fit and finish of the other key touch points, we see fastidious attention to detail. Innovative design does not stop with the appearance either, including high-quality materials and RHA’s DualCoil driver system, which provides a clear and focused audio experience alongside the good looks.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

Tile Sport Bluetooth Tracker Review
     Wed, Mar 07 2018 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If there is one thing I always do it is misplace my keys. Even though I have a hook where they should go I still forget to put them there. That leads to me running around the house looking for them before I have to leave. I’m sure many of you have experienced this and know how frustrating it can be. Well that is where Tile comes in. Tile is a small little device that you can attach to your keys, put in your wallet, in a laptop bag etc and allows you to easily find that item by ringing it with your smartphone. Conversely if you’ve lost your smartphone you can press the button on Tile to ring your phone. The app also will show you the last known location of your tile on a map, which can be very helpful. We are checking out the newer Tile Sport, which has a more rugged design, is waterproof and has twice the range of the original Tile."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Creative Chrono Portable Splash-proof Bluetooth Speaker
     Mon, Mar 05 2018 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chrono is a very affordable portable speaker from Creative which provides good audio quality and can be pretty loud, judging by its small footprint. We did really enjoy its vintage LED alarm clock appearance, the multitude of inputs it does support (Bluetooth, analog, microSDHC), but also comes with a FM module. The frontal display comes with large LED segments and its brightness can be adjusted on multiple levels. At medium sound level, from our tests, the speaker has lasted about seven hours, after which it did need a full recharge."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Divoom Timebox Mini Pixel LED Bluetooth Speaker Review
     Sun, Mar 04 2018 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since doing our Ultimate Desk Setup we are always looking for things to add our setup, whether they are functional or just for show. Having a cool setup is always a good thing and Divoom has a cool little product that can add to your setup, it is the Timebox Mini Pixel LED Bluetooth Speaker. This Bluetooth speaker comes packed with panel of 121 individually controllable RGB LEDs, which can be programmed to show things like the current time, weather, custom designs, animations, and more. On top of that Divoom’s Smart App has some really cool things included with it. Is this the perfect thing to add to you desk setup? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Mining Performance with NiceHash and XMR-STAK
     Thu, Mar 01 2018 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to knock one question out about the new Raven Ridge processor and that would be how does this platform mine? Cryptocurrency is huge right now and many are hoping that the new AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G will hit it out of the park for mining. Read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset Review
     Wed, Feb 28 2018 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SteelSeries’ Arctis range of headsets are known for their versatility, coming with a 3.5mm headphone jack that allows the headsets to connect to pretty much any device. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth takes this one step further, however, giving users the ability to connect to two devices at once thanks to the added Bluetooth functionality – but at £134.99, is it worth the price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Thinksound USP1 Monitor Series In-Ear Headphones Review
     Sun, Feb 25 2018 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The USP1 Monitor Series In-Ear Headphones by thinksound are not only their very first to feature metal alloy housings but they also offer superb audio reproduction thanks to their brand new fine-tuned 8mm dynamic drivers.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Linner NC50 Review – £50 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earphones
     Sun, Feb 25 2018 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless earphones are becoming more and more popular. Alongside that, we are now seeing active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones beginning to take over the market as well. High end products that combine both wireless and ANC technology don’t usually come cheap, though, so what if you want some ANC action on a budget? Enter the Linner NC50 – a £50 earphone with proper ANC.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Cougar Phontum Gaming Headset
     Fri, Feb 23 2018 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have Cougar's new Phontum gaming headset in for review. The headset is advertised as being 'Real Gear For Real Gamers,' and the unit itself certainly continues Cougar's distinct orange and black theme. Being a traditionally wired unit, there is no inbuilt wireless or Bluetooth connectivity here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector
     Thu, Feb 22 2018 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will take a look at an alarm audio detector that features Z-Wave Plus communication, allowing it to be integrated with SmartThings and other Z-Wave controllers. The Ecolink Firefighter is the device in question, and I picked one up at The Smartest House for about $40 in hopes that I would end the uncertainty surrounding my previous attempt to integrate my smoke detectors using a contact sensor.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset
     Thu, Feb 22 2018 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The aluminum frame of the HyperX Cloud Alpha will provide a flexible frame with a long term lifespan to fit every gamer. With the HyperX memory foam and a flexible leatherette cover, the headset earphones rest over the gamer’s ear for a comfortable feel, facilitating long term game or music sessions. The padded headband will keep the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Headset earphones in position, helping to ensure a pleasant experience."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier
     Tue, Feb 20 2018 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier is a beautiful external USB sound card equipped with the best 7.1 virtual surround sound system we've heard so far, and a host of other interesting features primarily aimed towards hardcore gaming.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Micron Enterprise 64-layer 3D NAND SATA SSD
     Sun, Feb 18 2018 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today launched the Micron® 5200 series of SATA solid state drives (SSDs), maintaining industry-leading performance, consistency, capacity, reliability, and overall infrastructure value. Built on Micron’s new industry-leading 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the Micron 5200 series of SSDs offers a cost-optimized SATA platform for business-critical virtualized workloads that cripple on a hard drive, such as OLTP, BI/DSS, VDI, block/object and media streaming.

Leveraging the proven architecture, performance and capacity of the well-regarded 5100 SATA SSDs, the Micron 5200 series is engineered to deliver a fast, easy and cost-effective enterprise storage solution to replace existing hard drives and legacy SSDs. Micron 5200 SSDs immediately deliver better total cost of ownership and improve data center efficiency through server and storage platform consolidation, reducing IT costs and simplifying infrastructure and maintenance. Now it is easier than ever before for enterprises to add more flash into the data center and get more out of server deployments.

As the first SATA enterprise SSD available with 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the Micron 5200 SSDs deliver improved densities, throughput, consistency, and power efficiency — all at a better value. The quality of an SSD depends on the NAND it’s built on, and the Micron 5200 series of SSDs is engineered to deliver improved reliability with the industry’s lowest annualized drive failure rate for SATA enterprise SSDs according to data sheet specifications, offering better value with Micron’s known silicon-to-system quality advantage.

“Micron 5200 SSDs unleash market-leading performance, capacity and reliability, paired with a rich feature set and unprecedented flexibility, adding up to the ideal storage solution for business-critical workloads,” said Micron Storage Business Unit Vice President and General Manager Derek Dicker. “We simplified the server qualification process by leveraging the same foundational architecture that’s currently available on Micron SATA SSDs. Customers can trust the same proven controller and firmware design while taking advantage of advanced flash media for better performance, quality of service, and value.”

“Today’s business-critical, virtualized workloads simply cannot run at peak, consistent performance on yesterday’s technology,” said Dedicated Computing Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Dave Guzzi. “Customers need advanced storage technology to achieve better performance and reliability — and a lower total cost of ownership. Fortunately, Micron offers all this along with the ease of a common platform that leverages the same proven controller and firmware design as previous SSD generations.”

“It says a lot that Micron chose to release its next-generation SSD based on the architecture of its prior generation while only changing the NAND from 32-layer to 64-layer technology,” said Jim Handy of Objective Analysis. “This shows that the company and its customers are pleased with the performance and reliability of the earlier 5100 series and are open to migrating to a new flash technology in a way that minimizes requalification costs.”

Built on Micron’s industry-leading 64-layer 3D NAND technology for enterprise SATA SSDs, the Micron 5200 series of SSDs accelerates applications that need faster, more consistent performance, while offering overall infrastructure value and quality of service (QoS) at an improved total cost of ownership. Optimized for latency-sensitive, read-intensive workloads, these new SATA SSDs minimize storage bottlenecks with faster, predictable performance, making the move from hard drives to SSDs easier than ever before.

The Micron 5200 series of SSDs offers varying levels of performance and endurance to meet the diverse needs of low-latency, read-intensive workloads. Visit the Micron 5200 series SSD product flyer for additional information on the feature and function advantages. Micron 5200 SSDs are designed to replace 10K RPM hard drives and help IT managers deliver better performance and capacity – all while using less power. As an example, in an OLTP workload environment, a single Micron SSD allows you to get 3X more IOPS performance than an entire rack of 24 10K RPM hard drives.

cron 5200 SSDs are available now for OEM qualification and for purchase through distributors, such as ASI, Avnet, CDW, Ingram, Microland, WPG-Americas, Synnex and others. For more information, visit https://www.micron.com/products/solid-state-storage/product-lines/5200#.

  FULL STORY @ MICRON

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Professional Gaming Headset 2nd Gen Review
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 3:56P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bridging the gap between a gaming headphone and an audiophile headphone is a daunting challenge. Beyerdynamic has shown with the MMX 300 gaming headset you can get a headset that confidently handles both gaming and audio like a pro.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

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