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Tt eSPORTS Ventus R and Ventus Z Review
     Wed, Oct 12 2016 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ventus R is a high-speed, ambidextrous mouse that is lightweight and features the renowned PWM3310 optical sensor, while the Ventus Z is a larger, ergonomic mouse with additional buttons, adjustable weight and features the AVAGO 9500 laser sensor. Each use OMRON switches, an alps encoder and feature a 32bit ARM MCU and 256kb of memory.

Roccat Skeltr Multi-Format RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sun, Oct 09 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Picking the right keyboard can be tricky, do you want it for work, for gaming or for both? What if you also want it to control your mobile devices, such as your smartphone and tablet, while also being in control of your desktop PC? The Skeltr makes a lot of promises with its “master worlds” tagline, offering up multiformat mobile support, while also being a fully fledged desktop keyboard for the gaming market, but can it deliver on these promises?

Samsung AddWash Washing Machine
     Sat, Oct 08 2016 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Samsung AddWash Washing Machine has a distinctive hatch in its access door. The hatch is designed to make it convenient for you to add any item into the washer mid-cycle. You no longer have to drain the washer to open the access door. Just pause the washer, open the hatch and throw in your forgotten laundry.

Hands On Look At The Tencent QQ
     Sat, Oct 08 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Right after the launch of the MaxisONE Kid smartwatch plan, we had the opportunity to give the Tencent QQ Watch for kids a quick hands-on look. Check out the video, key features and specifications of the QQ Watch.

AZIO MGK L80 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Roundup
     Fri, Oct 07 2016 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing one of these two L80 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboards is a great option for those trying a mechanical keyboard for the first time or needing one with a specific color scheme.

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Wed, Oct 05 2016 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By featuring an upgraded ARM Cortex M3 processor clocked at 72MHz, the Masterkeys Pro L keyboard can be used to save and execute commands and macros with impressive speed, but also drive the whole array of LED lights in order to create nice effects. The Cherry MX switches are widely-known for their reliability and the upgrade to the full-RGB version allows us to select from a total of 16.7 million colors."

Loftek Nova 50W RGB Timer LED Security Floodlight Review
     Tue, Oct 04 2016 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Loftek Nova 50W RGB Timer LED Security Floodlight is a super bright floodlight that can be used pretty much anywhere for pretty much anything.

Jasco Enbrighten Café LED Lights
     Fri, Sep 30 2016 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall I am ecstatic with these Jasco Enbrighten Café Lights. They are a little pricey at $60 for a 24 foot strand, but I think the end result is worth it. They really have a high end look and are super easy to install. I think eventually I will be adding a few strands out by the pool for some accent lighting as well. The only issue I could see is finding the right length so you don't have to rely on the main cable being flexible enough to loop between lights.

Evoluent is a maker of ergonomic mice and keyboards
     Fri, Sep 30 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A mouse is really all about preference, with personal habits dictating what will feel more comfortable. I will say that going back to a standard mouse after a full week with the VerticalMouse resulted in a surprising sensation that the horizontal position was "wrong" - or at least the way I'd grown accustomed to it has its problems. Obviously I will re-adjust, just as I did with the handshake position to begin with, but it wasn't as if I'd somehow "forgotten" how to use a standard mouse after a week. Quite the contrary; I still feel that I have slightly better control when editing photos with my horizontal mouse - but I also have years of experience in that orientation."

Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Keyboard & Mouse Combo Review
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has a history of three keyboard and mouse combos so far (that I know of- Devastator and Octane). This is the MasterKeys Lite combo kit with RGB lighting. This keyboard looks very similar to the more premium Masterkeys Pro L, the new Cherry MX mechanical keyboard. The highlight of the Masterkeys Lite is its ‘mem-chanical’ switch. As you would have guessed by now, it provides the feel of the mechanical keys. Which mechanical key type it emulates? That matters too!!

GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For this mini review we will be looking at the GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch which has a Bluetooth radio built-in. Unlike the other products covered thus far; this unit is actually designed to be used outside when mounted as directed. It is rated for 120V/60Hz service with a 600W incandescent, ½ HP, or 1800W resistive load and operate in a temperature range of 14-104F (-10-40C). Also unlike the previously reviewed items; this device does not need a hub.

Zalman ZM-K900M Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:05P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zalman ZM-K900M is a gaming mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh blue switches with RGB illumination and a slew of lighting effects. What is the main reason to spend money on a “gaming” mechanical keyboard vs a regular keyboard? With membrane based gaming keyboards, your purchase depends mainly on features that you can only utilize during gameplay. But with a gaming mechanical keyboard, your priorities in performance to value are more broad. You’re looking for a long life keyswitch that offers tactile feel and a comfortable typing experience as well. This is what we should all look for in a gaming mechanical keyboard, does the Zalman ZM-K900M live up to their own expectations? We’ll find out in this article for Benchmark Reviews.

Nest Outdoor Security Camera
     Mon, Sep 26 2016 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While I've tested out various indoor WiFi-based security cameras over the past decade on Phoronix, outdoor WiFi cameras have been a different story. Either through my contacts from Phoronix or through my own personal searching, I've never found an outdoor WiFi security camera that I've liked either due to poor build quality, poor video quality / viewing angles, or other issues but most of the time has revolved around not being well-engineered. That has changed with the Nest Cam Outdoor that was announced earlier this year by the Google/Alphabet-owned company while this week it's finally begun shipping to consumers. I certainly like the Nest Cam Outdoor from a hardware perspective, but the software could still use some improvements."

GE 12718 Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer
     Thu, Sep 22 2016 | 11:41A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GE 12718 Z-Wave Plug-in Smart Dimmer is a great way for people to get their feet wet when it comes to home automation. The installation is far simpler than the in wall types, but you get basically the same performance. With these currently going for around $40, I think it is a great way for people to see if this whole home automation thing is for them before they dive right into messing with their homes electrical system.

Fnatic Gear Rush Pro Review
     Tue, Sep 20 2016 | 11:20A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we get to take a look at the Rush Pro gaming keyboard, which is largely a rebranded Func KB-460 with the Fnatic logo. It comes in a selection of CHERRY MX mechanical switches, built in memory for 5 profiles, features 2x USB pass-through ports and a Fnatic Gear mode/ game mode that enables macros and disables the Windows key for maximum convenience.

GE 12724 Z-Wave In Wall Smart Dimmer Switch
     Sat, Sep 17 2016 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GE Z-Wave in wall smart dimmer switch is a paddle style device, but they also have toggle style switches available. The switches are designed for 120VAC 60Hz and are rated for 600W incandescent or 150W dimmable CFL/LED, and can only be used with copper wiring. Operating temperature range is listed as 32-104F and the Z-Wave range is listed as 100 feet. As expected from a quality manufacturer, the device is also UL listed and comes with a two year warranty.

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