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Be Quiet! Straight Power 700W Power Supply Review

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Be Quiet! has one of the strangest, if not the strangest, brand name in the computer technology industry. Their name however is very well known as well, as they are the most popular European manufacturer of computer power supply units. They have a very strong presence in Europe and the company is now exporting their products to Asian and North American markets as well. Be Quiet! is particularly well-known for designing their products with low noise operation in mind. Today we will have a look at their mainstream PSU series, the Straight Power 10. Read More

Inateck BTSP-10 Bluetooth Mini HiFi Speaker

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Hey guys! In the slot for today is another offering from Inateck. This time around we’ll be taking a look at their new HiFi (High Fidelity) Bluetooth mini speaker, the BTSP-10. Don’t let the name fool you, this speaker isn’t solely for Bluetooth use, it has connections for wired devices as well. The BTSP-10 is definitely targeted toward the mobile crowd, with the obvious intention being a portable speaker solution that produces high quality sound. Alright, enough of my talking, let’s focus on the speaker!
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Inateck UA1001 USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Review

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In for today is an item a little out of the norm for my reviews, the Inateck UA1001 USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter. I’m sure you all have seen plenty of external HDD/SSD enclosures and docking stations, but this is Inateck’s portable solution. This adapter is small enough to stick in your pocket, backpack, or laptop bag for use on the fly. Instead of encasing the HDD or SSD, this adapter just plugs in to the end of the drive much like SATA cables would. Let’s take a look the adapter and check out the performance! Read More

Inateck BP2001 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Review

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Let’s face it, most portable devices don’t provide very good sound quality as a stand-alone device. Inateck recently released their BP2001 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker to help you improve on that situation. With the holiday shopping season upon us, portable device accessories can make excellent gifts for your tech savvy friends and family. Boasting a pair of 5 Watt speakers (10 Watt total) and other intriguing features, could it be a good addition to your stack of portable device accessories? Let’s find out. Read More

Inateck FD2002 Dual Bay USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station Review

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A hard drive docking station can be a useful item to have in your arsenal of computer peripherals, especially for those that often need to swap large amounts of data between drives or need additional external storage. Inateck, a Germany-based company, sent us their new FD2002 USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station to have a look at, which also features offline cloning capabilities. So, let’s have a good look at this Inateck docking station and see what it’s capable of and how well it performs. Read More

Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench Review

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Lian Li is best known for their all aluminum PC cases, which are widely regarded as the best money can buy. Everything from build quality to stunning looks have made Lian Li a popular choice among PC enthusiasts for quite some time now. Back in 2012, Lian Li tried their hand at producing a test bench and released the PC-T60. The PC-T60 was a very unique approach to a test bench, but was a little limited as far as enthusiast features go. Fast forward to today; and Lian Li presents the PC-T80, which is quite a bit larger than its predecessor and offers support for motherboards up to XL-ATX in size. There are several more enthusiast-level features the PC-T80 offers, and we’ll explore these as the review progresses. Read More

Arctic Z3 Pro Triple Monitor Arm Review

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Arctic (formerly Arctic Cooling) has been around for well over a decade now and is synonymous with great cooling products. Back in 2010, Arctic decided to expand their product offerings well beyond cooling products and now offer home entertainment, computer accessories, and mobile device accessories. One of their new endeavors into the computer accessories world is their full line of monitor arms. Today, we’ll have a look at the Z3 Pro, which is capable of supporting three monitors up to 27″ in size. This should be a very enticing product for the gaming crowd, so let’s go have a look at the Arctic Z3 Pro! Read More

Scythe Kama Panel 3.1 Review

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Scythe has really been pumping out the new products. At the time of this writing, they were up to eighteen products for the year. Today we are looking at the Kama Panel 3.1. This is a clever 5.25-inch front panel that allows you to move your controls from the top of a case to the front. And it expands your computer’s versatility while it does so. Read More

Kingwin EZ-Clone USB 3.0 Adapter Review

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In the 20+ years Kingwin has been around, they have provided a multitude of PC accessories, power supplies, and thermal solutions. Today, we’ll be looking at one of their new USB 3.0 hard drive adapters that comes with a special twist. In addition to being a USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA adapter, it can also clone a hard drive without the use of a computer. Sound intriguing? It sure does to me. Let’s find out what this little device can do and whether or not it’ll be a worth addition to your PC peripherals. Read More

Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Case Review

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The Deep Silence 5 is what Nanoxia calls a “Big Tower” case. The DS5 has the sleek looks and internal acoustic padding of the Deep Silence line. It has lots of room for lots of stuff, and room for large motherboards. Is it right for your next build? Let’s find out. Read More

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