The Synology DiskStation DS713+ is the latest version of their small and medium size business oriented NAS. This model replaces the impressive Synology DiskStation DS712+, which we reviewed last year. This NAS has advertised speeds of 202.3 MB/sec reading and 135.84 MB/sec writing speed under RAID1 configuration in a Windows environments via Link Aggregation. In addition, the DS713+ now has USB 3.0 ports that were found on their consumer DS213 models. "
With mobile devices becoming more and more common it isn`t surprising that we are starting to see different devices pop up that have built in support for them. From keyboards to headsets, the most common type of interface used to connect these devices is Bluetooth. Eagle Tech has kindly shipped us one of their brand new foldable Bluetooth headsets to test with our mobile devices. The Bluetooth headset is in the Arion brand of products and features both Bluetooth audio and microphone. Join us as we take a look to explore the new device and find out how it holds up."
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..."
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."
As a necessary evil, gadget batteries, require charging from time to time and in this era where gadgets now dominate our everyday life it has become difficult to even find room to even plug them all in. For the most part longer battery life and charging stations have been the answer, but thanks to Newer Technologies there is a much easier solution to this problem and it is as simple as changing the wall outlet you plug everything into already. Follow me as I take a look at the do it yourselfers solution to the charging problem, the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet."
"If you're in the market for a Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter, you can't go wrong with the TRENDnet AC1200, because it's top notch. You get the best of both worlds with this product, 2.4GHz offers range and 5GHz for speed. It's also compatible with just about any WiFi setup, since it supports 802.11AN/N/G/B/A networks." ~3dGameMan.com
The Transcend Wi-Fi SD Card has some very interesting features. It can run in peer-to-peer mode, where it serves as access point. It's then possible to connect with your smartphone via the app, or with a laptop via the browser and a web interface. The camera can also connect to a personal personal hotspot, if your smartphone has that feature, in order to share photos via mobile internet. You can also connect to a wireless router.
We have seen quite a few Windows 8 tablets emerge since CES. These tablets gives users the full Windows 8 experience on a slate device that they can easily take with them. Microsofts own Surface Pro has a very expensive price tag of $899. For those not looking to shell out that much money for a Windows 8 tablet experience Lenovo has a few different options. Today we are taking a look at their IdeaTab Lynx, which at $499 is a much less expensive option. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB solid state drive under the hood. On the exterior you have an 11.6-inch 5-point touch IPS panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Most importantly this tablet runs the full version of Windows 8 making it a great solution for those looking to be productive on the road."
The Magellan Switch is a rugged, waterproof watch for athletes that want to track their outdoor activities using GPS. It is also ANT+ compatible to even extend its data collection but while it works well at what it is meant to do, it lacks in some basic aspects that should be a given."
While there are plenty of options available as solutions to both of those issues, ADATA has recently released a device that takes care of both of those and more. Benchmark Reviews has the new ADATA DashDrive Air AE400, a wireless hotspot, battery charger, and media streaming device that fits perfectly into a purse or even a cargo pocket. It looks pretty stellar too. Follow along and we`ll talk about everything this little device can do."
With smartphones, tablets, and laptops being in more and more hands every day, comes the need for gadgets to make your life even more convenient when using these devices. Everyone wants to share pictures, videos, and other media with their friends, but there isn`t really a very convenient way to do this, outside of social networking websites. Not only that, but a lot of people are unable to get through the day without having to charge their phones. ADATA has come up with the DashDrive Air AE400 to help make media sharing easier between these devices, and also provide an extra charge to your smartphone or tablet..."
The ASUS PCE-AC66 is a good upgrade for your desktop PC if it doesn't have WiFi or if you need faster wireless connectivity. The ASUS RT-AC66U combined with the PCE-AC66 is faster on both 2.4 GHz and 802.11ac.
"This video provides a simple, yet profound lesson. The radio frequency radiation being transmitted from your wireless router or modem is extremely toxic and detrimental to your health. Notice how high the measurements are on the RF meter! Most of us are living and working in this type of RF radiation exposure every single day and night. The fix, or remediation is simple. Plug your modem or router into your computer using an Ethernet connection (hardwire), and “disable” the wireless function on your modem or router. This is very important for the health and safety of all those in your home or office. If you need to use the wireless function, then turn it on for a short time, do your task or watch your movie, then disable it once again. Never leave your wireless internet on all night as it will cause sleep disturbances which lead to even worse health issues. The fix is simple! Ethernet cord and disable the wireless function."
When we first received the latest N600 router from Netgear, the first thing I said to myself was, Why did Netgear send us an old router? I then came to my senses and realized it was more than just a recycled name this release of the fourth-generation WNDR3700 was truly different. Starting with the upgraded chipset, the Netgear WNDR3700v4 has been updated with one of the most proficient CPUs on the market. The 560 MHz/128 MB RAM Qualcomm Atheros AR9344 is a significant step up from the Broadcoms 480 MHz chip found in version 3 of the Netgear N600 router. The result is a faster user experience while configuring the router as well as incredible Wi-Fi speeds..."
It's great to have a wireless network at home, but it's often the case that you don't always have a good signal in every room of your house. Hardware.Info came up with a number of solutions based on real-life situations.
What sets the Travel Reader apart are the extra features, that are actually quite useful. It's also a very user-friendly product that does what it's supposed to do. The built-in battery makes it so you can access your files anywhere you are.
ICYDock MB981U3N-1SA SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adaptor Jan 08 | Hard Drives Rating:
I wish there was just ONE little black box that would
allow an IT Admin to connect any kind of hard drive to it, so there's no need to crack open a computer system, mess with BIOS settings or waste time trying to move GBs over a tediously slow USB 2.0 connection.
Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review Dec 04 | Hard Drives Rating:
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of 260MB/s (sequential).