Nokia Lumia 735 Review and more
Posted on: 02/03/2015 11:21 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply Unit Review
ARCTIC Z2 Pro Monitor Arm Review
Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition Review
Fractal Design EDISON M Series 650 W
Hands On: Nokia DT-903 Wireless Charging Plate from Microsoft
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 Review
Luxa2 PL3 10,400 mAh Leather Power Bank Review
Nokia Lumia 735 Review
OCZ Challenge update: All 5 ARC 100 SSD’s hit 300TB mark
Raidmax Hyperion Micro-ATX Case Review
Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Talon Gaming Mouse Review
TP-Link AV500 2-Port Powerline Network Adapter Kit Review (TL-PA4020PKIT)

Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply Unit Review
Many people that i know often wonder the reason as to why most manufacturers are producing fully modular power supply units lately when its granted that people will be using the 20/24pin power cable either way. Well since this is considered one of the main/top features of such PSU models usually the reason stands out in both the manufacturers websites and the packages so we all know that they main reason they choose to do so is as a "failsafe" (future proof) just in case the power standard changes in the near future from the current 24pin one to something newer and better so instead of getting a new PSU and thus spending twice as much in the long run consumers will just be required to get a new power cable. A few months back with us we had the latest EDGE 550W fully modular PSU by Antec and since we were very satisfied with its performance we just had to take a look at the top of the line 750W model.

Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Nine Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions. Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

Antec released the EDGE line of power supply units roughly 6 months ago and all of them including the 750W variant which we'll be testing today are 80 Plus Gold Certified and feature a fully modular design, 16pin power connectors (future-proof design), 135mm fluid-dynamic bearing fans, thermal managers, two high-current +12v rails, Japanese made capacitors, flat "stealth" black modular cables and an assortment of industrial grade protections (Antec calls this feature the CircuitShield) such as over current protection (OCP), over voltage protection (OVP), no load operation (NLO), short circuit protection (SCP), over power protection (OPP), over temperature protection (OTP) and surge & Inrush Protection (SIP). However unlike the 550W variant which had two +12v rails which could use up to 98.2% of its total power output with up to 30A each the two +12V rails of the 750W variant can use up to 99.2% with up to 40A each. Of course the entire EDGE line is covered by Antec’s 5 year warranty and since we all did like the 550W model it's time for us to see how the 750W variant does.


Read full article @ NikKTech

ARCTIC Z2 Pro Monitor Arm Review
Just like the difference between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law, there is a difference between being correct, and being merely technically correct. As someone who was born near the very beginning of the nineties, it is fair for me to say I grew up in the nineties. Recently, someone told me they were also born and grew up in the nineties -- except for the fact she was born in November 1999. Can someone born in November 1999 rightfully make this claim? Technically, yes. November 1999 is still in the nineties, and spending about a month "growing up" in that era meets the qualifiers for that statement. In reality, most people will kind of laugh at that idea, because while my friend was, indeed, technically born in that decade, she has no idea what it meant to sing along to I Want It That Way or Baby One More Time after school with your friends (Probably using a CD player, too -- I mean, what is a smartphone?). About a year ago, we have reviewed the SilverStone ARM Two SST-ARM22SC, a substantial and high quality articulating dual monitor arm that commands a price of about $200 at press time. $200 is a pretty good price for what you get, but for those who are on a smaller budget, it is sometimes hard to justify something that may cost more than their actual monitors themselves. To see if we can get away with something for a much lower price, ARCTIC sent along their Z2 Pro dual monitor arm for our review today. Retailing for less than half the price of the SilverStone at the time of writing, both products are technically the same thing -- a monitor arm that holds two monitors. But will they really have the same functionality? Read on to find out!


Read full article @ APH Networks

Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition Review
Corsair's Carbide 330R mid-tower case gets updated with a new Titanium Edition featuring a improved fan speed control and a stylish gunmetal aluminum front panel, while retaining the silent operation features that made the original stand out.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

Fractal Design EDISON M Series 650 W
Fractal Design has for the first time worked with Seasonic, and the outcome is the Edison Modular series. Today, we will take a detailed look at the Edison M with 650 W capacity, the second-strongest unit of the series. It features Gold-certified efficiency, a semi-modular cabling design, and an FDB fan.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Hands On: Nokia DT-903 Wireless Charging Plate from Microsoft
Although the device itself is very straight forward I wanted to give you my first impressions of the charging plate for all Nokia Lumia and other phones compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard.


Read full article @ WinSuperSite

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 Review
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 offers full spectrum security for your Windows machine. In addition to their free PC antivirus offering, there are several premium versions available, and we're trying their entry-level product. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 runs fine on Windows 8.1. It leverages data sourced from the larger community of Kaspersky users to identify the newest threats. You'll also enjoy real-time virus protection, a rollback function that undoes the nasty work done by malware, and a web browsing monitor.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Luxa2 PL3 10,400 mAh Leather Power Bank Review
Through the ages, people have been going through a routine of getting ready before leaving their house, possibly for a big event, family gathering, or even just going to visit friends. There are a combination of things that we all do to prepare for these occasions. It used to be as simple as choosing an outfit, the shoes you wanted to wear, and making sure you had the necessities, such as your keys and wallet.

By today’s standards the normal necessities have changed. The introduction of technology into our normal daily routine has injected different things considered now to be necessities, such as a smartphone, tablet, or even possibly a Bluetooth headset. All things that most people carry with them on a daily basis, and rely upon throughout their day. All of these things add a new element to necessity, as they all require power to function.


Read full article @ HiTech Legion

Nokia Lumia 735 Review
Back in September, Microsoft launched what would be the last two Nokia branded Lumias. The Lumia 830 was announced as an affordable flagship, and we reviewed the 830 back in November. The Lumia 730 and 735 were launched with a different feature set, a lower price, and a higher resolution front facing camera. Microsoft announced them as “built for Skype calls and selfies” with the inclusion of the five megapixel front facing camera and put the package in a smaller, lighter body. It was launched with four colors, with the 730 being a dual SIM version and the 735 is a single SIM with LTE capabilities.


Read full article @ Anandtech

OCZ Challenge update: All 5 ARC 100 SSD’s hit 300TB mark
Regular readers will know of the challenge submitted to KitGuru by OCZ – to kill 5 of their ARC 100 Solid State Drives. They all hit 300TB today, but there are signs that one of them may be having problems.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Raidmax Hyperion Micro-ATX Case Review
Like many other popular Micro-ATX cases, Raidmax has opted for a dual chamber design. However, note that this is not as wide as others like the Fractal Design Node 804, but still manages to fit plenty of fans, 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives, and they even added a 5.25″ bay. The case is not exactly eye candy, however many HTPC users will find that the overall design is not flashy, but rather elegant and simple. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Raidmax Hyperion Micro-ATX computer case.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Talon Gaming Mouse Review
For playing games, I typically play a wide range from RTS to FPS within just a few hours. For the last two years I've been using a Razer Deathadder, which has the same basic layout with only two extra buttons on the side. What was surprising is that I couldn't tell the difference between the Talon and that $60 mouse. In fact, the Razer options is completely controlled in software so I am usually unable to change the DPI, since I don't have time or want to download and install software across on my computers and laptop. Having a button right on top to toggle between DPI presets made switching from playing Starcraft to using the Railgun in Unreal Tournament painless. Overall, I would use this mouse for gaming and not think twice about another one.


Read full article @ OCC

TP-Link AV500 2-Port Powerline Network Adapter Kit Review (TL-PA4020PKIT)
Today we are going to take a look at the latest powerline networking kit from TP-Link, the AV500. This is one of their higher end models which seeks to differentiate itself from the crowd by offering two Ethernet jacks as well as a power socket in each adapter.


Read full article @ KitGuru




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