Excerpt: I don’t know if you feel the same way as I do, but I really dislike DRM in any form. Recently I experienced a DRM situation that was even more bothersome than normal. This particular device was not able to login to a support application because the cable company did not support using the service...
Pros: Intel Iris 6100 Graphics Core, 4" x 4", Quiet, Low Power Consumption, Changeable Lid, Expandable, mini-HDMI or mini-DisplayPort, M.2, Wireless AC/Bluetooth 4.0
Excerpt: Net neutrality has been a hot issue in the news and is something the general public and ISPs tend to have a very different view on. Luckily for the consumer, the FCC in the United States is on the verge of making a decision that will allow the internet to flourish again, ISPs will no longer be able...
Excerpt: Something you wouldn't expect. Being a PC enthusiast, I have become, or shall I say, it's been beaten into my head that a Processor manufacturer launches the "Next Generation" desktop CPUs first, but this time that's not the case.
Pros: 4"x4", Quiet, Low Power Consumption, Changeable Lid, Expandable, mini-HDMI or mini-DisplayPort, M.2, Wireless AC/Bluetooth 4.0
Cons: Prices have been a little higher for the Intel Branded mini-PC in the past, without knowing the actual price at this time I was unable to comment on it.
Excerpt: The Blue Angels are an aerial performance group that I have seen a couple of times in my life. It always amazes me to watch them do their tricks and formations. Sometimes having only inches between their F/A 18 Hornet aircraft, one false move would mean catastrophe.
Pros: Pre-routed Cables, Audio Boost 2, 80 Plus Gold PSU, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, MSI Gaming Color Scheme, Click BIOS 4, Military Class Components, OC Genie, Small Form Factor, Build Quality, Flexible Drive Locations, Aesthetically Pleasing
Cons: Need Tool-less Hard Drive Bays, Loud Fan When It Spins Up, Need Solid Silicone Bumpers for GPU support
AverMedia ExtremeCap U3 Video Game Capture Device Review
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24 January 2014
Excerpt: A long time ago, I got a brand new Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas and I started playing Super Mario Bros. I had been playing games for years at that point, but they were always on older systems, ones that I got used or maybe long after launch, so even though everything was new to me it...
VANTEC USB 3.0 Multi-Memory Internal Card Reader w/ USB 3.0, eSATA and Audio Ports Review
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24 December 2013
Summary: I cannot express how easy it is to use the VANTEC USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader. This is a device that simply everyone can benefit from having, and as easy as it is to install and use there is no reason not to get one.
Pros: MultiCard Reader, USB 3.0, and HD Audio all in one interface, Full USB 3.0 speeds, Multicard Reader Includes MicroSD, Easy to use and install
Cons: Situational Accessory, Uses the 20 pin mother board connector, preventing its use on cases with USB 3.0 built in, Is designed to be internal (external adapter sold seperately)
Summary: Earlier in January 2013, at CES in Las Vegas, Kingston handed out several devices then called the Wi-Drive MobileLite+ for beta testing purposes to reviewers. It was a multi-purpose device that primarily served as a wireless storage expansion tool but also served as a backup battery charger and as a...
Excerpt: We are in the age of the smart TV, where waiting for programming to arrive in our homes is no longer acceptable and on-demand services are on the rise. We have also come to expect a lot of the typical and basic desktop functionality to be available on anything that has a screen, including our phones...
Excerpt: I was sitting in my living room yesterday and realized that my wife is right - the home entertainment center has too many systems with wires going everywhere. Since she is sometimes a bit of a neat freak, all that stuff on the entertainment center really bothers her.
Pros: Ivy Bridge i3-3120M, VESA Mount Included, Included Stand, Media Center Remote, HDMI 1.4a Connectivity, Full Wireless Connectivity, SATA 6G, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, 4GB Memory and 500GB Hard Drive Included, Light Gaming Possible
Cons: No OS, Glossy Finish Scratches/Show Fingerprints Easy
Rosewill RDED-12001 External Slim Aluminum Blu-Ray Writer Review
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4 January 2013
Summary: The Rosewill RDED-12001 BD-Combo drive performed to its rated speeds and even slightly faster for both DVD Read/Write and Blu-Ray read functions while using minimal CPU usage.
I have always liked the concept of slim USB drives, and have been using them for several years.
Pros: Excellent Read and Write Performance, Attractive Aluminum Enclosure, Very Durable, BluRay 3-D Playback, USB 3.0 Interface With No External Power Required, Flawless BluRay and DVD Playback, Low Pricing, Included Cyberlink PowerDVD