NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review and more
Posted on: 02/16/2015 10:10 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Deepcool Quanta DQ750 750W Power Supply Review
Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review
Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset Review
The Meizu MX4 Pro Review

Deepcool Quanta DQ750 750W Power Supply Review
There are just some things in life that are not meant to get a whole lot of attention. Things like computer power supplies and backup dancers come to my mind -- except, unless, you were really bad. Where am I going with this? Unless you have been completely cut off from TV or internet in the last couple of weeks or so, I think you already catch my drift. In the Super Bowl halftime show this year, the left shark behind Katy Perry became a total internet sensation immediately in the days following, thanks to its sloppy and unsynchronized dance moves compared to the one on the right. All of a sudden, the left shark generated more media attention than any backup dancer before it, sparked inspiration for unlicensed products (Which ended up with a cease-and-desist letter from Katy Perry's lawyers), and someone even got a tattoo of it on their arm. And remember -- it was getting all this attention because it was bad. Now, let me ask you a question. What power supply do you own? Unless you are a really hardcore spec junkie, even many enthusiasts will stutter for a moment before spewing out the full brand and model of their PSU. The reason is probably because your power supply works well in the background, and it does not cause any trouble. Like backup dancers, power supplies are meant to work in the background. If it does a good job, it is easily forgettable. However, if it does a poor job, suddenly everyone notices. Today, we will take a look at the Deepcool Quanta DQ750 750W modular power supply. Will it do a good job in the background, or will it call unnecessary attention to itself? We gave it a thorough hardware inspection to find out.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
The Lumia 535 was the first Microsoft branded phone introduced after the software giant bought Nokia’s mobile business. The phone proudly displays a Microsoft logo on both sides of the device, but aside from new branding, Microsoft did not change the traditional Lumia design. The Lumia 535 looks a lot like previous Nokia Lumia models. The Lumia 535 is going after the value segment, and has a number of interesting features at its price point of just €119.

The phone sports a 5-inch IPS 960x540 display, 5-megapixel cameras at the front and back. A dual-SIM version is available too.
The 1905mAh battery is user-replaceable and should offer average battery life. The main camera packs a 1/4” sensor with a 28mm f/2.4 lens and LED flash. Performance is somewhat limited, as both cameras only support 848x480 video at 30fps.
The Lumia 535 measures 140x72x8.8mm and weighs 146 grams. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It also sports 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal NAND storage, backed by a microSD slot. Microsoft also includes 15GB of free cloud storage with each purchase.


Read full article @ Fudzilla

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review
DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset Review
If you drive your car a lot and you need to answer calls then you have two "legal" choices as we speak so you can either use a car speakerphone or a hands-free earset/headset. Car speakerphones however are not all equal so on one hand you have the cost-effective portable models which you can move around with you and offer good bidirectional audio and the more advanced and expensive speakerphone kits which require to be hardwired to your cars stereo system. Both are valid solutions but aside the fact that both have different target groups they have but one common drawback, you can't use them at all times. This is where hands-free earsets/headsets take the lead since you can use them at all times and are much easier/faster to configure and use than their larger counterparts. Now it's been a while since i last came across a hands-free Bluetooth wireless earset worth of my time but Plantronics never lets me down so roughly two years after they released the excellent Voyager Legend model we have with us the brand new Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset.

From the day two airline pilots working in a garage set out to invent a new kind of aviation headset until today, we have considered breakthroughs in audio technology as our daily business. We pioneered the lightweight headset, the mobile headset, noise-canceling technology and the personal speakerphone, always driven by a single obsession: remove the barriers to simply smarter communications. The result? Our products are used by everyone from pilots, astronauts, and 911 emergency workers to 100% of the Fortune 100. From friends conversing across the globe, to mobile professionals doing business on the road, to contact centers and executive offices, Plantronics is the choice for everyone united by digital technology and the human need to communicate. Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in China, England, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Our products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of Plantronics partners, including resellers, systems integrators, retailers and mobile carriers. And a half a century later, we are striving every day to deliver simply smarter communications with innovative design and technology.

The Voyager Edge is the latest addition in the Voyager line of Bluetooth headsets by Plantronics and that along says a lot not only because this line is considered as the top in the market by consumers but also because people such as me have only the best things to say after using each model of this line. Specs-wise the Voyager Edge is certainly a step forward compared to its predecessor the Voyager Legend (not really a predecessor since the Voyager Edge is the successor of the award winning Discovery 975SE ) since it supports Bluetooth v4.0 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Wideband Hands-free (HFP) Profile 1.6 and Headset (HSP), Profile 1.2, and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)), NFC (Near Field Communication), features Plantronics latest P2i nano-coating (moisture repellant), it weighs half what the Legend does, is available in 3 different colors (tiny detail but to some people it could matter) and is bundled with a charging case (the basic version of the Legend didn't). As for other features well both the Legend and the Edge feature triple microphones with DSP, multipoint technology (connect with up to 2 devices simultaneously), dual capacitive sensors, voice commands and alerts, automatic volume adjusting and wideband audio (if the connected device supports it). The lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery of the Voyager Edge has a talk time of up to 6 hours which skyrockets to 16 hours with the help of the bundled case. So is the Voyager Edge the next best Bluetooth headset by Plantronics? Let's find out.


Read full article @ NikKTech

The Meizu MX4 Pro Review
Meizu has been one of the upcoming Chinese manufacturers that we havent had the chance to really cover here at AnandTech. With the Meizu MX4Pro however, we have on our hands one of the more increasingly strong offerings that we see coming from the Chinese mainland. The 5.46" smartphone seems to deliver both on specs and user experience. To find out if it does, read on for the full review.


Read full article @ Anandtech




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