News for June 9th 2010

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It’s time for the news once again from our friends all over the world. Inside we’ve got the end of the Computex coverage I think, along with of course tons of other news. Tomorrow is the last day of the school year for my kids, so I’m in for along summer with them here with me, but for the most part they’ll just hang out and play video games most of the time so it shouldn’t be too bad. Anyway, read on for the news…

 

Storage Related:

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IN-WIN AMMO USB Hard Drive Enclosure @ TechwareLabs

Quote: There are a lot of hard drive enclosures out there. No, really! Go punch "USB HDD enclosure" into Google or NewEgg some time, you’ll be buried in them. This makes it rather hard for any one enclosure to have much success. Generally, the only way to stand out is to make it a funny shape, or offer some unusual feature. IN-WIN have decided to do both with the AMMO 2.5" HDD enclosure, shaping it like the magazine of an AR-15 and offering hardware-based encryption with RFID token-based access. Is this combination enough to make it worth your while? Let’s find out.
LINK: http://www.techwarelabs.com/in-win-ammo-usb-hard-drive-enclosure/

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Super Talent SuperCrypt 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Techgage

Link: http://techgage.com/article/super_talent_supercrypt_32gb_usb_30_flash_drive/

Quote: With USB 3.0 storage devices popping up all over, now is a good time to consider making the move to one, whether it be an enclosure or flash drive. To kick off what will be the first of many USB 3.0 device reviews, we’re taking a look at Super Talent’s SuperCrypt thumb drive, which promises both huge speeds and huge data protection.

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Hardware Canucks is pleased to present our review of the new OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive.

Article URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/32504-ocz-vertex-2-100gb-solid-state-drive-review.html

Quote: Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest.  Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family.

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OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable SSD @ PureOverclock

Review URL:  http://www.pureoverclock.com/article996.html

“The OCZ Enyo is a portable SSD with a USB 3.0 interface that displays some blistering speed results. So it retains the best qualities of each technology, and housed in a small and sleek form. Frankly, this drive is beautifully sleek. Need top speed in a portable and external format? Then the OCZ Enyo might be just the thing to satisfy. So how fast is it? Oh, it’s plenty fast alright. Let’s find out.”

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Vantec NexStar CX SuperSpeed Edition HDD Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers

Review link: http://pro-clockers.com/enclosures/1466-vantec-nexstar-cx-superspeed-edition-hdd-enclosure.html

One of the leaders today in HDD enclosure is Vantec. Producing enclosures for laptop drive and desktop, Vantec can be seen everywhere. Vantec was nice enough to recently send over their new NexStar CX model. Unlike the NexStar 3 we reviewed a few months ago, the CX has a simpler look. But it still offers the reliability and quality but not the shiny exterior of the NexStar 3. But one thing they do share is performance based on the new SuperSpeed technology.

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Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB)

So, if you have just upgraded to a 64bit OS and want to take advantage of a higher memory configuration for enhanced multitasking performance then todays review product will surely appeal to you. Kingston have recently released a new 8GB HyperX memory kit which comprises two 4GB modules.

This is a perfect dual channel partner for either Intel 1156 systems or the latest AMD platforms. Buying this particular kit means that if you need even more memory down the line then you are only using two slots in your system and you don’t need to start from scratch.

Read the article over here: http://www.kitguru.net/components/memory/zardon/kingston-hyperx-8gb-kit-1600mhz-khx1600c9d3k28gx/

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Audio / Video:

Eartips Shootout – Shure, Comply and Sony Go Head-to-Head and the link to the review is:
http://www.topreviewshop.com/eartips_shootout_shure_comply_and_sony_go_head_head
"We put three of the most popular aftermarket eartips – Shure Olives, Comply Foam T200/Tx400 and Sony Hybrids – up against each other in this 3-way shootout."

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Creative World of Warcraft Wireless Headset Review

Are you a World of Warcraft die hard fan? Want a nice looking, extremely comfortable wireless headset that has a lot of customizable options, including the choice to set one of multiple lights for the exterior and special designed lenses with Alliance/Horde design? Did I forget to mention very good sound quality? Then this piece of hardware might be designed just for you!
http://www.madshrimps.be/gotoartik.php?articID=1036

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Mobile Etc:

‘Win Brushed Aluminum Stealth Pad for iPad Wifi/3G’

Thanks to YouGearStore, we are giving away one Stealth Pad for your iPad.

The Full Article can be viewed at http://tech.tbreak.com/2010/06/win-brushed-aluminum-stealth-pad-for-ipad-wifi3g/

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Gateway NV59C09u 15.6-inch Core i3 Notebook
QUOTE: "One of the more common types of notebook computers that people shop for are the multimedia variety. These machines can be used as your typical PC for work and play, but have features that are aimed at the user who enjoys watching online video and movies on the notebook frequently.
Today I am looking at the Gateway NV59C09u notebook. At first glance, the 15.6-inch screen might make the machine look more like your typical all around notebook. However, Gateway has put a HD capable GPU and a Blu-ray player inside the Gateway NV59C09u to attract the multimedia user who likes to watch movies, too. Read on for all of the details on the Gateway NV59C09u notebook."

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Apple’s iPhone 4 – Should You Get One? @ ThinkComputers.org

Article URL: http://www.thinkcomputers.org/apples-iphone-4-should-you-get-one/

Quote: “Yesterday at WWDC10 Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4. Apple claims this is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone was released in 2007. The iPhone 4 features an all new design, Apple A4 processor, Retina display, 5-megapixel camera, and much more. Current iPhone users are probably wondering should I get the new iPhone 4? Well read on as we go over the new iPhone 4 and tell you if you should get one or not.

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Apple iPhone 3G S Bullet Retractable Car Charger Review at CCE Reviews
Link: http://www.ccereviews.com/reviews/apple-iphone-3g-s-bullet-retractable-car-charger/
Quote: Priced to move at $14.95, the Bullet offers an awesome accessory for those customers who ask for more than just the run of the mill cell phone charger.

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Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 Review:
http://hothardware.com/Articles/Toshiba-Tecra-A11S3540-Review/

Toshiba’s Tecra Series of laptops have traditionally been marketed as high-performance business machines, designed to be capable of handling demanding tasks. Earlier this year, Toshiba announced the latest Tecra A11. The new Tecra A11 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and features a 10-key numeric keypad. We had top-of-the-line Tecra A11-S3540 in house for testing. This model is powered by an Intel Core i7-620M processor and has NVIDIA NVS 2100M graphics…

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Editorial: Why you should like the Apple iPad
QUOTE: "Let’s be honest here. At over 2.2 Million iPads sold worldwide, you don’t have to convince a whole lot of people what’s so great about the iPad. Apple seems to be doing a good enough job with that as it is. As one of those 2.2 Million, though, I’m the proud owner of a 64GB 3G + WiFi iPad.
Did I need it? – No, but honestly, most the stuff I buy I don’t need, so it’s hardly a reason not to buy one. So, why did I buy one? Well, to be honest, I’ve never used a phone as much as my iPhone and I don’t make a whole lot of calls on it. Most of my conversations with people these days are done over MSN."

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Edifier if350 for iPhone ans iPod Review on Technic3D

Link: http://www.technic3d.com/article-1074,1-edifier-if350.htm

Translation Link: http://translate.google.de/translate?u=http%3a%2F%2fwww.technic3d.com%2Farticle-1074%2C1-edifier-if350.htm&sl=de&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8


Quote: "The Edifier if350 OnTheGo System arrived Technic3D. Combining design, functionality and portability, the Edifier ‘On The Go’  iF350 is the ideal musical companion for all occasions, whether at home, in the office or simply ‘On The Go’? we will check this with the Apple iPhone and iPod.

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Assorted Stuffs:

KitGuru speaks with EVGA

EVGA: Right now, NVIDIA’s TWIMTBP team is helping thousands of developers create TRUE DX11 content. DX11 that has been done right. The benefits of that development work will be seen more and more clearly over the coming months. I think KitGuru’s readers will be pleasantly surprised!

Read the interview over here: http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/interview-with-evgas-miodrag-relic/

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A List of Common Default Router IP Addresses
http://www.techspot.com/guides/287-default-router-ip-addresses/
Here’s the scenario: you are trying to fix a relative’s network issues and you need to access their router’s browser interface. We’ve all been there, fruitlessly pecking in combinations of 192.168.x.x. Unless you have every default router address tattooed on your forearm, you’ll eventually encounter one that stumps you.

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SkyMall’s Most Bizarre Products – Part 2
Link: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/SkyMalls-Most-Bizarre-Products-Part-2/178
"Continuing my "The Best of SkyMall" selection:"

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Computex Coverage:

Computex 2010: ADATA’s New PSU Series & High Performance Flash Products @ Hardware Canucks

Computex 2010: Patriot’s USB 3.0 Push, Rugged Flash Drives & SSDs @ Hardware Canucks

Computex 2010 Tablet PC Round-up @ HotHardware.com

Computex 2010: Booth Babes @ Legit Reviews

 

Power Colors Shows Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 (12?):
http://hothardware.com/News/Computex-2010-PowerColors-HD-5970-Eyefinity-12-Edition-and-HD-5770-Evolution-with-Lucid-Hydra/
Jess From OCZ Shows Us The Revo Drive, Fusion-io Finally Has a Bootable Competitor?
http://hothardware.com/News/Computex-2010-OCZs-Revo-Drive–Affordable-PCIe-SSD-Performance/
Mini ITX Galore from Zotac:
http://hothardware.com/News/Computex-2010-Zotac-Displays-New-ITX-Motherboards-ZBOX-Models/

 

The Booth Babes of Computex 2010 @ Techgage

COMPUTEX 2010 – Compro and Thecus Offer IP Cameras, NAS, and NVR Solutions

PowerColor Shows Off Custom Video Cards At Computex 2010 @ Legit Reviews

 

MSI squeezes CULV Core i5 into a 13" X-Slim notebook that’s less than an inch thick.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19036
Enermax and Seasonic show new PSUs with 80 Plus Gold certification.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19035
Intel reportedly delays USB 3.0 chipset integration until 2012.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19032
Bigfoot and TUL create graphics/networking hybrid that combines Killer NIC, Radeon 5000-series GPU.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19031
Biostar and MSI show Sandy Bridge motherboards based on future Intel 6-series chipsets.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19030

 

Bjorn3D @ Computex 2010: Kingston Announces USB 3.0 HyperX SSD and 64GB SDXC Memory Card.

GIGABYTE Technology Seminar at Computex 2010: Performance and Flexibility

Silverstone Raven 03 – featuring VORTEX fans @ Computex

ECS Computex 2010 Booth Coverage – Intel P67 Motherboards @ Legit Reviews

Futurelooks News Flash – COMPUTEX 2010 – Gadget Hunting on the Trade Show Floor

MSI, Inwin, Gigabyte and OCZ – KitGuru @ Computex Day 3

Futurelooks News Flash – COMPUTEX 2010 – Keynote Summaries from AMD, Asus, Hanwang, and BenQ

Futurelooks News Flash – COMPUTEX 2010 – Asus Notebooks, Netbooks, and Tablets

 

 

 

Quick Links:

Cooltek CoolForce 2 HTPC CPU Cooler Review on Technic3D

Guitar Hero iPhone review @ Kitguru gaming

Thermaltake Armor A90 Black Mid Tower PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews

Sapphire HD5770 Vapor X Edition 1GB review @ KitGuru

Enermax Pro87+ 600W @ Bjorn3D

Conceptronic Grab’n’GO Media Store (CH3MNAS)

Coolink CoratorDS CPU cooler Review @ XtremeComputing

Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate 1Gb @ LanOC Reviews

Thermaltake Element V Full Tower Case

OCZ Fatal1ty 750 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Fussball Manager 2010: WM-Addon Review

XtremeGear HP1216B @ LanOC Reviews

Enermax Modu82+ II 525W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

Performance PSU Group Test @ Vortez.co.uk

Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler Review @ BayReviews.com

Antec Sonata Proto Review at Overclockers Online

NZXT Hades Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews

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