ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU and more
Posted on: 02/04/2015 09:02 PM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

Aerocool Strike-X Cube Micro-ATX Chassis Review
ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
ASUS X99-PRO Haswell-E Motherboard Review
Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse Review
Creative Sound Blaster Z and Zx Sound Card Review
Getting A Real Sense Of Dell's Venue 7 8000 Tablet
Getting A Real Sense Of Dell's Venue 8 7000 Tablet
ID-Cooling T60-SFX
Inateck BP2001 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Review
Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
Kingston reveals Mission Impossible management-ready USB stick
LUXA2 Lavi-S Bluetooth Headphones Review
Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review: The Mini NH-D15
Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Philips G-line 272G5DY G-Sync Monitor Review
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 8GB Review
Sony Smartwatch 3 Review
Wishlist: 10 features Android Wear should have

Aerocool Strike-X Cube Micro-ATX Chassis Review
Aerocool is well-known for their funky chassis designs and it looks like today will be no exception. Their latest creation is the Strike-X Cube, a micro-ATX form factor edition of their popular Strike-X chassis series. Aerocool have proven time and time again that they can cram an incredible amount of features into their products at a very competitive price and we’re expecting a similar performance from them today.

The Strike-X Cube chassis may be relatively small, but its capabilities are anything but. You’ll find the chassis is capable of housing a Micro-ATX motherboard, two graphics cards of up to 345mm, tall CPU coolers up to 187mm, up to a 280mm water cooling radiator, a built-in fan controller, removable storage bays and more!


Read full article @ eTeknix

ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a ton of details about the underlying architectures involved, but ARM announced successors to its current top-of-the-line CPU and GPU cores, along with a new north bridge to glue them together.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

ASUS X99-PRO Haswell-E Motherboard Review
Over the last few months we've had the opportunity to test a few X99 motherboards from most of the major manufacturers, and it's been pretty clear to us that ASUS is leading the pack when it comes to this enthusiast LGA2011-v3 platform. Not only do they have the most polished BIOS and software package, but their overall overclocking advantage is sizeable.

This was first demonstrated by the flawless X99-Deluxe, and then reinforced by the unquestionably impressive Rampage V Extreme. Those are two very pricey models though, both featuring price tags well in excess of $400 up here in Canada. And a result, we thought that it would be interesting to see what ASUS is offering at a slightly lower price point. This led us to the X99-PRO, which is positioned right below the Deluxe and is in many ways a doppelganger to its pricier sibling.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see whether the Ranger lives up to its top billing.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse Review
HI feel like we are definitely living in a world where we have all been spoiled by the ability to customize everything. From the modifications that people make to their cars to make them their own, to those of us who love computer equipment and custom build our own systems. It is clear to me that there has been a huge boom in the support from various manufacturers for the community of users who like to make thing their own. A lot of this support is available because of all the groups that create standards by which things are built.

Gaming is no different, of course there are the console gamers out that just want things to work and be able to play without any fooling around. But for the PC gaming industry we have an entire group of fans that are creating mods for games to add more stories or better textures. How about the equipment that we game on, in particular peripherals. Thankfully the manufacturers of peripherals have been catching on for quite some time and are offering the ability to program their products to your fit your needs.


Read full article @ HiTech Legion

Creative Sound Blaster Z and Zx Sound Card Review
For some time, we've shared our underwhelming experiences with sound cards and headsets with integrated audio processors that featured virtual surround sound. Positional audio is a desirable and much wanted feature gamers want, but obtaining a set of 5.1 or 7.1 speakers may be neither reasonably priced nor practical for some people. Unfortunately for headphone users, it is an unattainable challenge to recreate the sound of six or eight speakers on just two speakers. However, some implementations are better than others and we listened to the few audio recordings on the internet that gave us the opportunity to listen to those implementations we previously were not able to experience. We got our hands on the Creative Sound Blaster Z and Zx Sound Cards and thoroughly explored their capabilities!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Getting A Real Sense Of Dell's Venue 7 8000 Tablet
Take everything you know and expect from an Android tablet, crumple it into a ball, and throw it away. Done? Good -- none of what you just purged from your brain will do you any good when looking at the Venue 8 7000 from Dell. It's not heavily modified and tied to an online shopping experience like Amazon's Fire tablets, nor does it take a barebones approach like the defunct Nexus 7 from Google. The Venue 8 7000 doesn't even flex an ARM processor.

So now that you know what Dell's latest Android tablet doesn't have, let's spend a few moments talking about exactly what it is. For one, it's the world's thinnest tablet, measuring a mere 6 millimeters wide, or 0.24 inches and change if you're staunchly opposed to the metric system...


Read full article @ HotHardware.com

Getting A Real Sense Of Dell's Venue 8 7000 Tablet
Take everything you know and expect from an Android tablet, crumple it into a ball, and throw it away. Done? Good -- none of what you just purged from your brain will do you any good when looking at the Venue 8 7000 from Dell. It's not heavily modified and tied to an online shopping experience like Amazon's Fire tablets, nor does it take a barebones approach like the defunct Nexus 7 from Google. The Venue 8 7000 doesn't even flex an ARM processor.

So now that you know what Dell's latest Android tablet doesn't have, let's spend a few moments talking about exactly what it is. For one, it's the world's thinnest tablet, measuring a mere 6 millimeters wide, or 0.24 inches and change if you're staunchly opposed to the metric system...


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ID-Cooling T60-SFX
ID-Cooling may be a new brand, but they made a splash with their introduction of the ultra-compact T60-SFX chassis. As one of the most compact Mini-ITX cases out there and consisting of nothing but aluminum while featuring a unique shape, we were eager to get our hands on it.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Inateck BP2001 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Inateck may not be a common brand name, at least not yet, but they’ve got a great range of low to mid budget products that certainly caught our attention. While many of us love the high-end flagship products, sometimes we just need something affordable, that does the job we need with ease; the Inateck wireless Bluetooth speaker we’re reviewing today is one of those products. It’s got a fairly straight forward job to do and it’s not likely a product you need to put much thought into either. If you need a stand for your tablet, but you also need a wireless speaker to enjoy your music, or hands-free calls in the office, at home or wherever, then you’ll most likely be looking at this device or something similar on a popular shopping site such as Amazon. So just what do you get for your money?

The Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a nicely designed unit. It has a hard black speaker grill on the front of its extra wide design, as well as a little bit of silver trim around the edge and around the control switch on the front.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Review
A well-balanced gaming headset with style and substance. Kingston probably isn't the first brand name you'd associate with gaming headsets given its focus on flash memory and DRAM products. Despite that, the company made a big splash in the gaming peripheral market last year when it released its HyperX Cloud Pro gaming headset. That particular offering was very well-received by the community in general - a testament to the quality of the QPAD QH-90 OEM design that Kingston deployed with some minor modifications.

Fast forward to 2015 at Kingston is at it again with a second revision of its premium gaming headset: enter the HyperX Cloud II Pro. There's little to separate the Cloud II Pro from its predecessor, frankly, but of note is the addition of an in-line USB soundcard, with 7.1 virtualisation options, and an improved microphone. The overall design has been tweaked and tuned based on lessons learned with the first generation headset, according to Kingston.


Read full article @ Hexus

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
Once in a while you see a product that makes you do an instant face palm move, it’s so simple and elegant in its design and solves so many of the problems that you’ve worked around and taken for granted that it’s hard to wrap your mind around. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is one of those products. I think everyone that has embraced technology or grudgingly accepts it as an evil necessity all have storage issues. You have music you need on your phone and would like to access it on your desktop and tablet. Maybe a movie or two for those boring moments during a commute or some work files that you are constantly having to sync across 35 devices and wondering if you have the most updated version. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 solves many of those problems and more, I hate to go cliché on things but it is truly like having a personal Cloud in your pocket but avoids all the “Cloud Hassles”.


Read full article @ Bjorn3D

Kingston reveals Mission Impossible management-ready USB stick
It will self-destruct after 10 break-in attempts. But not in a cool way


Read full article @ The Inquirer

LUXA2 Lavi-S Bluetooth Headphones Review
LUXA2 has slowly been growing on customers as they have been coming out with some really great mobile products and accessories. Today we have one of their latest products, the Lavi-S, which is a Bluetooth headset that not only sounds great but has a feature you just will not find on other headsets. First off the headset features 40 mm drivers that will give you a balanced range of bass, midrange and treble tones. The really interesting thing about this headset is that it has three different play modes. So you have Bluetooth and wired (aux in) playback, which is typical on most Bluetooth headsets, but with the Lavi-S you also have external speakers on the earcups. This allows you to share the music you are listening to with your friends and the people around you. Will this 2-in-1 device replace the need for a separate Bluetooth headset and speaker? Read on as we find out.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review: The Mini NH-D15
Noctua’s NH-D14 and NH-D15 dual-tower coolers are excellent CPU coolers because of their size but many overlook the fact that part of their effectiveness also lies in their design. As a dual-tower solution, the NH-D14 and NH-D15 have the convenience of further spaced-apart heatpipes compared to a single tower heatsink where they bunch up closer together.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
The Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive is offered in multiple flavors for covering different price ranges and needs: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. For durability purposes, the manufacturer has built it with a durable rubberized water-resistant housing which is really good in order to keep your data safe.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Philips G-line 272G5DY G-Sync Monitor Review
Today we are testing the Philips Brilliance 272G5DY G-line 144 Hz Gaming Monitor with nVidia G-Sync.
There used to be monochrome monitors, either green/black or amber/black for example, on which Larry Laffer has entertained for hours.
Powered by graphic cards that are found today only in museums or in the lunar module.
Then came the redemption, not only for visitors of Lan Parties - the flat panel display - also TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display called.
Almost 40 years after the launch of the first monitor, we want to show you today how far the technology has progressed and we are presenting you the latest stroke of genius.


Read full article @ OcInside.de

Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 8GB Review
2015 has started with a whimper, more than a bang. AMD have yet to release new architecture so it falls on their partners to create enticing, competitive and effective solutions. Sapphire have been leading the way for some time now, and their latest 8GB card has been launched to supplement the more expensive Vapor X model. This new Tri-X card is equipped with 8GB of GDDR5, ships with a custom cooler and is overclocked. At £349.99 is also £70 cheaper than the Vapor X model (£419.99) – surely a more realistic asking price in today’s market.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Sony Smartwatch 3 Review
An unassuming smartwatch in every way


Read full article @ The Inquirer

Wishlist: 10 features Android Wear should have
I’ve been using Android Wear on a daily basis over the last month and found that I love receiving notifications directly on my wrist, or being able to quicly voice search stuff on the web. But beyond that, displaying the time and some basic app functionality, Google's smartwatch platform really can't do much in these early stages. Here’s ten features that should be included in the next generation of Android Wear, most of which don’t even require hardware updates.


Read full article @ Techspot




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