Audio may not progress as fast and as much as graphics do and it’s certainly not as important to most people (let’s face it the first thing most of us choose is the TV/Monitor and then the speaker system) but owning a good headset for use with your personal computer is never a bad idea, especially if you’re not living alone. However choosing the right headset for you is certainly not the easiest thing nowadays due to the extremely large number of manufacturers and all the different designs and types available (stereo, virtual surround, surround) but in the end you can never go wrong if you choose to trust one of the well-known manufacturers. SteelSeries may not be a name you’d pick when going out to buy an general purpose headset but when it comes to PC peripherals (headsets included) they are without doubt one of the best manufacturers currently in the market and today with us we have their latest USB headset the Siberia V2 Frost Blue.
Quote: Many of us use multiple monitors with our desktop rigs. Arctic Cooling has launched a new interesting product called Z2 Monitor Arm. It is a single monitor stand designed for two up to 27″ TFT screens. With Z2 you can easily make your desktop look neater, and have your monitors the way you want them to be without the restrictions of two separate stands. Let’s see how well it performs!
Quote: “But what about the publishers who desire huge short-term sales
figures? You might have noticed the countless cries for titles which
are more challenging and appeal to somewhat of a niche audience. The
logic should be simple: some people desire alternatives to what you
produce. You are able to make a lot of money on niche content with a
long shelf life.
CM Storm releases a stereo model with a futuristic design and a detachable microphone. Check it out!
Here is a snippet:
“For those unwilling to put their money down on a 5.1 surround sound headset, there’s the option of choosing some less expensive models with 2.0 stereo sound. One of such models is the new Sonuz from CM Storm, a cheaper choice but one that doesn’t mean a cheap headset in terms of performance and design. On the contrary, this is a huge headset that looks like a leftover from the movie set of “Robocop,” with its futuristic and aggressive lines. Let’s take a look at its physical aspects and then proceed to the performance evaluation.”
ARCTIC recently introduced the ARCTIC Breeze, which is a USB powered product that helps keep you from getting all hot and sweaty at your desk or anywhere there is a USB port. The ARCTIC Breeze features a flexible neck that allows you to adjust it to the perfect angle and there is a knob on the base for you to control the fan speed. Read on to see if this sub $20 cooling fan is right for you!
I’ve always said that NAS units/servers would one day enter our homes in numbers (meaning most of us would own at least one) but it seems that we’re getting there a lot faster than i had originally anticipated since not only many of you keep asking for such reviews but sales of low/mid-end NAS units/servers all over the globe increase day by day mostly by end users. Now because of that we will keep our focus on testing all the latest single/dual/quad bay NAS units/servers since such reviews are both what most of you ask and also because most low/mid-end models feature one, two or four HDD bays. So today in our lab we have the latest SMB oriented dual bay NAS unit/server by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-269L.
The Lumia 900 is the top-of-the-line smartphone from Nokia. It has a 4.3-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution, an 8 Mpixel camera, 4G connection, and runs Windows Phone 7.5. Check it out!
Here is a snippet:
“Let’s take a look at the Nokia Lumia 900, a high-end smartphone with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, an 8 Mpixel camera, 4G connection, and is loaded with Windows Phone 7.5.”
largely thanks to what i do i get to attend quite a few lanparty/events around Europe (unfortunately time is very limited so i rarely get the chance to travel outside from the EU) most of which are sponsored by manufacturers of gaming related peripherals such as gaming mice, pads, keyboards and headsets. Personally i think it’s great that some manufacturers sponsor such events to showcase their products and at the same time support professional teams (at least the ones that have worthy members). I am mentioning all this because the EC1 eVo Gaming Mouse by ZOWIE GEAR we have here with us today was developed by HeatoN (Emil Christensen) a legendary Counter Strike professional player (used to participate in small tournaments up to 2002 myself).
“So far, it appears that these APUs have an advantage over Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors when it comes to graphics. The new AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPU in these APUs is clearly superior to the GPU found in equivalent and even more expensive Ivy Bridge processors. Additional tests will have to wait until October 2nd, as that is when AMD is allowing full reviews of the new ‘Trinity’ APUs…”
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2043/1/
Quote: “The graphics performance of Trinity is second to none when we
are looking at that particular piece. But that is not the whole of
the product. How does Piledriver perform? Are the improvements at
the full 3.8 GHz enough to get it over the hump and beat Intel at that
price point? Do GPGPU type applications really see a speed up in this
product? These are all good questions, and they go unanswered with