News for January 3rd 2011

News

Hey, I remembered to write 2011 and didn’t have to correct myself, that’s a good sign or just a fluke..  Anyway, it’s time for the news once again, and inside you’ll find plenty of stuff about the new Intel Sandy Bridge along with the usual reviews from our friends all over the world.

Storage Related:

TechwareLabs Review: Patriot 8GB DDR3 Extreme Performance RAM Kit

Here’s a clip from the Review:
Quote: Patriot has set a high bar for themselves with this high capacity, high performance Kit, lets take a look and see how it holds up.
LINK: TechwareLabs Review: Patriot 8GB DDR3 Extreme Performance RAM Kit

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Exceleram DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 4GB Memory Review @ eTeknix.com

Link: http://www.eteknix.com/memory/exceleram-ddr3-pc3-12800-1600mhz-4gb-memory-review-499/

Quote: Due to Exceleram being quite an unknown brand (especially in the UK) I was quite suprised as to how this set of memory performed in comparison to various other brands with some clear results as one of the better dual channel kits we’ve had in our office.

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Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
“Today on our test bench we have the latest product from Western Digital. The Caviar Green 3TB drive has the highest capacity of any desktop drive on the market at the moment and today we will look at how easy it is to set up along with the performance that can be achieved in single drive and RAID 0 modes.”

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1090/pg1/western-digital-caviar-green-3tb-hard-drive-review-introduction.html

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Archgon Mobile Optical Disk Drive MD-9102 DVD Re-Writer
Review  Link : http://www.bayreviews.com/computers/16235-archgon-mobile-optical-drive-md9102
Quote : “Nowadays, everybody seems to either have notebooks or netbooks because they are small and portable. They are great but sometimes they don’t come with any optical drives built-in or the optical drive is built-in to a docking station/port replicator that you have to purchase separately. But since you are going to have to buy an external optical drive sooner or later, you may want to consider the Archgon Mobile Optical Disk Drive (MD-9102).”

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Audio / Video:

Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset @ reviewstash.com
In 2001, a company named Arctic Cooling was founded with the primary goal of developing quiet, efficient cooling solutions for modern computer systems and enthusiasts. Recently, however, Arctic Cooling has become merely Arctic, and in that process manufactures not just cooling products (including computer cases), but a large range of products, including: mice, keyboards, audio equipment, batteries, and even remote controlled vehicles (known as “Land Riders”). Today, we are going to see if Arctic’s latest venture, the Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset, lives up to Arctic’s philosophy – self described as the “principles of innovation” mixed with “high levels of quality and workmanship”.
http://reviewstash.com/viewtopic.php?id=1547

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‘Monster Beatbox iPod Dock Review’
The Full Article can be viewed at http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/01/monster-beatbox-ipod-dock-review/

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Mobility Digest Review: Mini USB 2.0 LED Digital Projector

Lookie, Lookie it’s another review from me, four in a row, and that’s all I have right now actually. Today I’ve got another product from our friends at Geeks.com and it’s a mini LED projector that features a USB port so you can hook it directly to your computer to display your desktop on the big screen. The projector is very small, and it’s very well made, but it does have some flaws. There are many cheap digital projectors out there and really what can you expect for under $100 for a projector right, a few flaws are to be expected. Still though, read on to learn more…

http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-mini-usb-2-0-led-digital-projector/

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Mobility Digest Review: 9″ Audiovox D1998PK Widescreen Portable DVD Player

Hello all, I’m back, yes three days in a row for me with reviews, a new record I think! Anyway, I’ve taken a look at many portable DVD players in my time but this is the first with a 9” screen on it. Geeks.com was kind enough to provide it for my review and it’s the Audiovox D1998PK that features dual headphones and a carrying case that can be attached to the back of a car headrest so you can take it on the go with you. Read on..

http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-9-audiovox-d1998pk-widescreen-portable-dvd-player/

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Mobile Related:

‘Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Review’
The Full Article can be viewed at http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/01/arctic-sound-p311-bluetooth-stereo-headset-review/

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Cooler Master CM Storm SF-19 Strike Force Gaming Laptop Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
Article Url: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/cooler_master_cm_storm_sf-19_laptop_cooler_review/
Article Snippet: “Cooler Master’s CM Storm SF-19 is a top shelf gaming laptop cooler that really delivers the goods in every aspect of its intended niche. Good cooling performance backed up with a rich feature set, including a USB 3.0 hub, fan control and innovative lighting effects make this an outstanding focused product for the mobile gamer.”

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Mobility Digest Review: Clingo Universal Vent Mount

Happy New Year! Yep I’m back with another universal style car mount review today, but this one is very different from the one I posted yesterday. The main difference is that I like it so much that I can easily recommend it to you. It’s from a company called Clingo and it was supplied by Mobile Fun for review. The mount doesn’t use any type of clip to hold your phone, sounds weird right?! It uses a special adhesive that’s reusable, your phone just sticks to it, and I mean it sticks to this thing to the point where you’ve got to almost fight to get it off. Anyway read on to learn more..

http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-clingo-universal-vent-mount/

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Mobility Digest Review: Type-S Universal Air Vent Holder

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any reviews here, just really busy, but as of now I’ve got four things coming up for you. I’m going to start off with a universal air vent cell phone holder aptly named the Type-S Universal Air Vent Holder. Very original name isn’t it?! The products isn’t bad, but it’s not the greatest either. I’m using it with my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate in my 2009 Subaru Forester, so read on to see what I learned about it.

http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-type-s-universal-air-vent-holder/

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Assorted Stuffs:

Intel Sandy Bridge: A Different Approach @ InsideHW

Unlike our watches that tick-tock thirty times a minute, Intel has tweaked their clock so that it tick-tocks twice a year, in order to, among other things, remind us that it’s time for improving existing technology. This year’s “tock” brings us a new microarchitecture, codenamed Sandy Bridge. We’ve already covered the theoretical aspects of Sandy Bridge in two separate articles recently; well, perhaps not theoretical, but certainly without a tangible model in front of us to provide us with first-hand results. The previous articles were based on the information released to the public by Intel, as well as some that found their way out in spite of Intel’s will. The time has finally come for us to see whether the words of Intel’s representatives about energy-efficient performance, major advancements in the graphics field, Turbo Boost technology optimisation etc. ring true and are truly based on actual results…

http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/Intel-Sandy-Bridge-A-Different-Approach.html

If you are interested into more details about new Intel platform Sandy Bridge, we suggest you to take a look at these two articles:
http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/Intel-Sandy-Bridge-Introduction-To-The-Very-Last-Grain.html
http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/Intel-Sandy-Bridge-Introduction-Part-2.html

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Here’s a summary of Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 LGA1155 Sandy Bridge news around the web:
http://www.hardwarespot.de/?pageid=100026832&newscat=2

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Bigbruin.com New Years Contest – Win a 8″ Android 2.2 Tablet PC
Link:  http://www.bigbruin.com/item_30537
Quote:  To celebrate the new year we are giving away a new 8″ Android 2.2 Tablet PC provided by NowSupplier.com

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Krave500 Disposable Electronic Cigarette Review

Last week I posted my review of an electronic cigar from VaporCorp / Smoke51, this week I’ve got a couple electronic cigarettes from a subsidiary of the Smoke51 called Krave. They kindly sent me along both sample of menthol and regular or tobacco flavors. These Krave500 electronic cigarettes are disposable ones, meaning you ‘smoke’ them and just toss them out. They’re certainly unique and very different than a real cigarette.

http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16959&Itemid=1

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Gaming Related:

FRAGtopia.com Review – Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Quick links:

Intel Core i5 2300 2400 & 2500K Sandy Bridge Review @ Vortez

Intel Core i7-2820QM – Sandy Bridge For Notebook PCs @ Legit Reviews

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge CPU Review @ OCIA.net

Intel Core i7-2600K and Core i5-2500K CPU  Review on Technic3D

P67 Sandy Bridge Gaming Performance Analysis

MSI Computer P67A-GD65 Intel P67 Motherboard  @ PCSTATS

ASUS P67 Motherboards: P8P67 Deluxe and P8P67 Pro @ Bjorn3D

iXBT Labs Review: Intel Core i5/i7 LGA1155 Processors

ASUS P8P67 and P8P67 Deluxe Intel Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

Intel’s ‘Sandy Bridge’ Core processors reviewed at TR

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K and i5-2500K Processors Debut @ HotHardware.Com

Intel Sandy Bridge Launch – i7-2600K & i5-2500K CPUs & P67 / H67 Motherboards @ HardwareHeaven.com

ASUS P8P67 EVO Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge CPU @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel DP67BG P67-Express Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

ASUS P8P67 LGA-1155 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge CPU @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel Core i7-2820QM Mobile Sandy Bridge Processor:

Intel DH67BL H67-Express Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel Unveils Sandy Bridge: Core i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i5 2400, i3 2100 CPUs @ Legit Reviews

Intel Core i7-2600K and Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) CPUs

Funky Kit Review: Sandy Bridge Processors – Core i7-2600K plus Core i5-2500K

Intel Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K review

Intel’s Sandy Bridge Revealed: Core i5-2500K & i7-2600K Reviewed @ Techgage

Can the Intel Core i7 2600k @ 5.1ghz slay its 980x Goliath?

i7 2600k, i5 2500k & 2300 1155 Sandy Bridge Review

Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K & i7-2600K Review @ t-break

Intel Sandy Bridge: Core i5-2500K and DH67BL Motherboard Review @MissingRemote

Intel i5-2500K Sandy Bridge @ LanOC Reviews

Intel’s Sandy Bridge Debuts: Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K CPUs Reviewed

ASUS Maximus 4 Extreme Review

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge GPU Performance

Diamond Radeon 6870 XOC @ PureOverclock

Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller @ PureOverclock

GTX560 launch date set by nVidia

Neuigkeiten auf DeXgo | Kingston DataTraveler R500 16GiB

ECS P67H2-A2 Socket 1155 Motherboard Preview @ OCIA.net

Foxconn H67A-S H67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview @ eTeknix.com

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