WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Review and more
Posted on: 04/30/2016 08:52 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Anonabox Pro Tor And VPN Router Review: Protect Your Privacy
ASUS GTX 950 2 GB (no power connector)
Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
Case Mod Friday: The Command Center
Corsair Gaming K70 Rapidfire RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review
Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7 Review
QNAP TS-453A NAS Review
SilverStone Strider Titanium ST80F-TI 800W Power Supply Report
The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review
TP-Link NC250 HD Day/Night Cloud Camera Review
WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Review

Anonabox Pro Tor And VPN Router Review: Protect Your Privacy
The Tor project was designed to combat the scourge of tracking and invasion of privacy across the internet. It's is a freely accessible network of global relays that bounce traffic all around the world and encrypt the path it takes, making it difficult to track one’s behavior online.

Tor, which stands for The Onion Router, is available through many mechanisms including a browser, Android client, and now hardware in the form of the Anonabox (note this hardware was developed by a third-party, not the Tor Project itself).

Some of you may have heard of this device, and are aware of its turbulent past. It first appeared as a Kickstarter project that exploded in popularity. The company was seeking just $7,500 and ended up getting over $600,000 before Kickstarter suspsended the campaign. A Redditor and others had raised some issues about the veracity of the designers’ claims, so Kickstarter yanked the project in light of these questions, which were whether they were using custom hardware or an off-the-shelf unit from China that was modified.

The Ananobox was ultimately modified to address these claims, according to the company, and reappeared on Indiegogo with a new-and-improved device. The company was eventually acquired in 2015 by a holding company, and now it’s mass-producing these boxes and selling them all around the world.


Read full article @ HotHardware

ASUS GTX 950 2 GB (no power connector)
ASUS recently released a GTX 950 that runs without additional power connector, making it the fastest graphics card in this performance class. In our review we will test how the board deals with the 75 W power limit and how that affects performance.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review
So you fancy an Asus Republic Of Gamers laptop but you don’t much fancy spending £1,500 on your new purchase. We feel your pain, but honestly can’t you trim your expectations? Surely you know an Asus ROG laptop is an expensive proposition? Well no, not necessarily.

The new Asus ROG GL552VW breaks the mould and delivers the ROG look and feel for one penny under £900. You have to admit that sounds like an interesting proposition.


Read full article @ KitGuru

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
Rejoice! 'Tis the beginning of a new era. Maybe. Here's a long, thorough review of the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet with full-HD display, including unboxing and specifications, look & feel, first boot and setup, network connectivity - Wireless (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth, Samba sharing, scopes, applications, file management, multimedia support and online stores, camera, gestures, hot corners, privacy, security, convergence & desktop mode, performance, usability, stability, future steps, and more. Take a look, fellas.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Case Mod Friday: The Command Center
his week for Case Mod Friday we have a full setup rather than just a case mod.  Typically we don't feature setups, but this one was too awesome to not share.  It is "The Command Center" by Pilot_H and it has to be one of the most insane setups we've seen!  He has an X99 system decked out with a Core i7-5960X, four GTX 980 Ti's, 32GB of DDR4, and 2 GB of SSD storage.  This is all inside an In Win S-Frame case and everything is water cooled!  On top of that he has a 4-display setup which is made up of three Acer Predator X43's and a single ASUS PG27Q.  He has a second PC that is inside an aquarium and has some pretty high-end audio equipment!  This is anyone's dream setup!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Corsair Gaming K70 Rapidfire RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Ready to take your gaming seriously? We’ve got the (mostly) new Corsair Gaming K70 Rapidfire RGB in the eTeknix office today, and while you may be familiar with the K70 part, the keyboard now features the all-new and very much improved Cherry MX Speed switches! But what are MX Speed switches? They use the same underlying format as the extremely popular and lightning fast MX Red switches, but with a 40% reduction in actuation distance, meaning they’re even faster than ever before, making them the shortest response mechanical switches on the market today.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review
Today, we revisit the Corsair K70 RGB mechanical keyboard with the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, a keyboard using an entirely new keyswitch from Cherry built for speed. It’s also part of a refreshed lineup that seeks to remedy the biggest disappointments with the first K70 RGB which we will go over...


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7 Review
For some people, a 12.9 screen is the main draw of Apples first iPad Pro. For others, size was the main barrier to entry — despite a top-quality range of first-party accessories and the sheer power of a lightweight laptop under the hood. Now that the iPad Pro is available in the same 9.7 form factor as the iPad Air 2, choosing between Apples tablets doesnt just come down to screen size. Ive spent a few weeks working with the new 9.7 iPad Pro to find out whether or not its time to upgrade.


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

QNAP TS-453A NAS Review
QNAP isn't a stranger to specialty NAS systems, but the new TS-453A introduces an entirely new feature that will have you singing with joy.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

SilverStone Strider Titanium ST80F-TI 800W Power Supply Report
A few weeks ago, I parked my car at the train station at 9:56am. After I got out of my car, I saw a ParkPlus vehicle -- a car equipped with automatic cameras for issuing parking tickets -- incoming at the one-way loop behind a bunch of cars. In a heartbeat, I knew I had about thirty seconds to get out before the automatic ticketing vehicle gets to my car and takes a picture of my plate, since the section of the parking lot I parked in is not free until 10:00am. As I attempted to back out of my stall as soon as possible, the driver of an old Buick in through traffic became noticeably agitated. He stopped, got out of his car, and started hurling insults at me for blocking him. Exactly how I could be blocking his car when we were perpendicular to each other and he was behind me is beyond my understanding, but I digress. I simply asked him to keep going, as I needed to get out, and he was in my way. After he continued on, the guy behind him yielded, so I took the opportunity to back out. Now, there may be a few questions you may want to ask me. Was I mad? Did I feel insulted? Why did not I yell back? Now, beside the point you should never get into a fight with someone while you are parking your vehicle (After all, my bumper is worth more than his entire car), I knew I had one goal in mind at the time: Get out of that place immediately, or else I will be ticketed. I was not even thinking about him, since there were clearly more important and immediate goals. Similarly, when releasing a product, it is important we focus on the main priorities. If the main priorities are not clear, then the market of the product will not be clear, either. With the SilverStone Strider Titanium ST80F-TI 800W, the company is clear with what they want to do: To create the smallest 800W power supply with an 80 Plus Titanium certification. How successful were they? Let us explore that in our article today. Oh, the Buick driver? He parked in the stall beside where I originally parked. The ParkPlus vehicle came by moments after I left, stopped, and gave him a parking ticket at 9:58am.


Read full article @ APH Networks

The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review
Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind, employing noise-dampening measures while boasting excellent thermal performance and versatility.


Read full article @ Anandtech

TP-Link NC250 HD Day/Night Cloud Camera Review
An easy way to keep tabs on what's happening at home or in the office.


Read full article @ Hexus

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Review
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra -bay NAS is the latest addition to WD’s My Cloud Expert series aimed at SOHO use and is an update of the previous My Cloud EX2. The biggest of these updates is the change of SoC, from a 1.2GHz Marvell Armada 370 to a Marvell Armada 385 1.3GHz. The dual cored 385 is the flagship of the latest 28nm process Armada processors powered by ARM’s Cortex-A9. Also tweaked is the memory, bumped up from 512MB to 1GB of DDR3 memory.


Read full article @ KitGuru




Printed from CompatDB (https://www.compatdb.org/news/story/wd_my_cloud_ex2_ultra_8tb_nas_review_and_more.html)