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Megacon 2017 Day 2 Gallery

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Megacon is an annually held convention focusing on SciFi, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming and comic-book communities that was first started in Orlando in 1993. The original convention held was the OrlandoCon that was held from 1974 until 1994 and was replaced by the MegaCon we know and love today. MegaCon has changed hands a few times in its life, starting with the Crossgen buyout from the creator James Brietbiel in 1999, and ending with the current Canadian owner Informa Canada INC.
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Azpen A848 Projector Tablet

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The A848 Projector Tablet from Azpen addresses a need that many users have had without knowing it.  The A848 is a product that lends itself equally well to both business users as well as home consumers. It allows users the freedom to share in a way that works well for groups of people in a small setting. No more will people have to look over your shoulder, the A848 is a presentation tool for media and games alike.  
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Cherry MX 6.0 Red Switch LED

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Cherry taking the front on the quality and the design of their line of fantastic mechanical keyboards has brought the goliath of all keyboards. The Cherry MX 6.0 takes the mechanics of the Silent Red Cherry Switch series alongside a very vibrant and smooth red LED backlighting...
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Accell USB-C to DisplayPort Cable review

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With the release of USB Type-C, or USB-C, back in 2014 the USB Implementers Forum finally moved away from using USB-A, and USB-B connectors and created a future-proof, 24 pin double sided connector that is slowly but surely making its way into the market. From smartphones to consumer level laptops we have seen the support of this new format grow. Today we have the opportunity to showcase the Accell USB-C to DisplayPort cable that allows your laptops to use external monitors.
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Megacon 2017 Gallery

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MegaCon Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days.
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Wraps Wristband Headphones

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From music to style, I suppose some gimmicks can kinda stick pretty good, this wristband type headphone set is an interesting cross in fashion, usability, and potentially even survival (if I take a good hard thought at how rope is generally used in survival) I could take the beads Wraps and looks stylish, the denim ones that awkwardly match my jeans, or just use any of them as rope for bunny traps in a barren destroyed world coming soon due to our global crisis of being human. OR maybe I've just played one too many survival games. I'll let you be the judge of that.
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  • Announcement written by: on Aug 30 2017, 10:57 am

    Azpen Labor Day Sale

     
     
    A842 8″ Android Tablet
     
    A1042 10.1″ 5G WiFi Android Tablet
     
    A1048 10.6″ Android Tablet
     
    A1380 13.3″ Android Tablet
     
    G1058 10.1 4G LTE Android Tablet
     
    X1052 10.1″ 2-in 1 Yoga Style Windows 10 
     
    A1160 11.6″ Laptop with Android and Remix OS
      
    Contact us for sale pricing on these models above.  These products are in stock and ready to ship. 
     
    Sale starts today August 29th and ends on Wednesday, September 6th.
       
     Also have the DockAll D100, D200, A848 Projector, and SmartPlug in stock.
     
    Mike Glasscock
    972-905-4592 Direct
     

    Andy Alfaro

    972-525-0992 Direct
     
    See our Review of the A848 Projector here.

     
     

    Shuttle Computer Group Launches Portable, Powerful, Smallest Gaming Nano X1 Series Computers

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading designers of small form computers, returns to its gaming roots with the new X1 computer series designed for gamers on the go. The Shuttle X1 gaming series has a sleek, bold, and stunning design and is powered by the latest Intel® Kaby Lake-H processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics for stunning 4K/Ultra HD. The mini PC is Oculus Ready and designed for players to plunge into their virtual gaming worlds.

    “Our new X1 has all the guts and brains any gamer wants, and it’s sturdy, powerful, and easy to transport,” said Robert Garcia, product manager, Shuttle Computer Group. “Put it in your backpack and bring it to your next LAN party or tournament, plug it in and you’re ready to win.”

    Its dimensions, 5.6(L) x 5.6(W) x 3.4(H) inches, make it the smallest gaming computer with its specs on the market today. And unlike other gaming systems, the X1 series has its hard drive next to the vents, so air circulates constantly and efficiently. Made with Shuttle’s energy-saving heat sink and airflow technology, the fanless computer runs quiet and cool.

    Designed to be ready for Intel® Optane™ Memory, users can swap to an Intel® Optane™ SSD for the highest speed action. With SSD performance and HDD capacity, the intelligent system automatically learns computing behaviors to accelerate play.

    With a low voltage of 1.2V up to DDR4-2400 32GB memory, it effectively reduces overall power consumption and delivers stunning 4K/Ultra HD video and ultra-high resolution for total immersion. Offering plenty of I/O ports, the rear panel supports up to five independent display outputs for ultimate group play. Intel Optane™ Memory Technology boosts the system to deliver fast, smooth, and power-efficient gaming anywhere, and its Kensington Lock keeps it secure.

    Equipped with a 7th Generation Intel® Core-i5 7300HQ/Core-i7 7700HQ 14 nm processor, the gaming Nano series supports 1.2V DDR4-2400 dual channel memory with a max capacity of 32GB (16×2) for the fastest play anywhere.

    With one DisplayPort, one USB 3.0 Type C, and three HDMI ports, the X1 series connects to a wide variety of devices and provides 2A current to support fast charging for mobile devices.

    The optional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 audio provides gamers with the best sound experience as well. With features like Multi-Channel Speaker calibration, Scout Mode™, and VoiceFX, various sound enhancements can be adjusted for audio realism through headphones. 

    The X1 series has three iterations:

    • DKA1GH5: i5-7300HQ CPU, 128 GB SDD, 1TB storage, 4GBx2 memory, under $1460
    • DKA1GH5PRO: i5-7300HQ CPU, 256 GB SSD, 4GBx2 memory, under $1500
    • DKA1GH7: i7 CPU, 265 GB SSD, 16GBx2 memory, under $1700

    WESTERN DIGITAL EMPOWERS CONSUMERS TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR DIGITAL CONTENT

    Berlin – August 30, 2017

    New My Cloud Home Makes It Easy To Save All Digital Content In One Place And Share And Access It All From A SmartPhone App

    Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today launched My Cloud™ Home, a new personal cloud storage solution that empowers consumers to take control of their often-scattered digital content. With the My Cloud Home solution, consumers can easily aggregate all of their photos, videos and files from their smart phones, computers, USB storage, cloud and social media accounts in one central placei. Using their smart phone, tablet or computer from anywhere with an internet connection, consumers then are free to experience and share that content with family and friends.

    With their data spread across 14 different devices on average1, consumers are faced with growing, disparate collections of data and no way to easily access it all. Those collections are expanding to an approximately 4.5TB of data per U.S. household in 20172and are expected to grow further with increasing popularity of capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, 4K, 8K and 360 video.

    “Consumers seek a way to effortlessly consoildate their growing mounds of photos, videos and other files with a solution flexible enough to accommodate content from all of today’s devices – from smart phones to computers and from drones to social sites,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “Enabling consumers and professionals to master their digital lives from anywhere in the world is a priority for Western Digital.”

    Centralize and Enjoy Content

    Users can set the My Cloud Home solution to be set to automatically and continuously copy all user content from their smart phone and computer devices. Files from USB flash drives, external hard drives and memory cards (via a USB adapter) can be quickly imported via its USB port. Additionally, users can connect to and transfer content from their social media platforms and favorite cloud services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and Facebooki. Television shows, movies, home videos and music saved on the My Cloud Home can be enjoyed on a smart TV or media player using the Plex™ app. This content can also be enjoyed on a smart phone or tablet device using the My Cloud Home app.

    All Your Content at Your Fingertips

    From set up to everyday usage, the mobile phone is the control center of the My Cloud Home experience. With the My Cloud Home mobile app users are empowered to share, access and enjoy all of their content from anywhere in the world with internet access. The My Cloud Home mobile app is also capable of managing the My Cloud Home solution to add services, users or even make sure the system is updated with the latest software.

    Additionally, for creative content warriors who may need more storage to house their digital library, there is a dual-drive personal cloud option. The My Cloud Home Duo solution provides all the functionality of the My Cloud Home solution plus a dual-drive configuration set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1) to automatically duplicate content onto a second drive for extra peace of mind.

    Attendees of the annual IFA 2017 Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin, September 1-6, can visit the WD booth #112 in Hall 17 of the Berlin ExpoCenter for a demo and hands-on experience with the new My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo solutions.

    Pricing and Availability

    With no additional service subscription required, the My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo solutions are protected by a two-year limited warranty and are available exclusively now from BestBuy.com in the U.S.3 and at select retailers and distributors around the world3. The My Cloud Home solution has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the U.S. of $159.99 2TB, $179.99 3TB, $199.99 4TB, $259.99 6TB and $319.99 8TB. The My Cloud Home Duo solution has a MSRP in the U.S. of $309.99 4TB, $399.99 8TB, $549.99 12TB, and $699.99 16TB.


    WOLFCOM® Introduces VENTURE – The World’s Most Versatile, Wearable and

    Clippable 4-in-1 HD Camera

    Featuring a Rotatable Camera Head and a Multi-Functional, Clippable Design, VENTURE can be Used as a Body Cam, a Car Cam, a Flashlight Cam and a Livestream Camera; Indiegogo Campaign Launches Today to Fund Product’s Final Development

    (Los Angeles, CA) – August 30, 2017 – WOLFCOM, an industry leader in Law Enforcement body cams, today introduced VENTURE, the world’s most versatile, wearable 4-in-1 HD camera.  VENTURE features a rotatable camera head and a multi-functional, clippable design so it can be used as a body cam, a mountable car cam, a flashlight cam with four bright LEDs and a livestream camera.  With 2.5 hours of battery life (up to 23 hours with optional battery pack), it’s perfect for live streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube Live from anywhere, anytime.  An Indiegogo campaign (https://igg.me/at/venturecamera), which has a funding goal of $25,000 USD, features limited Super Early Bird specials of $149 USD (60% off retail) and several other rewards for early backers.

    With VENTURE and all of its accessories, the options for photo and video capturing (120-degree Wide Angle lens with no fisheye effect) and sharing are endless. VENTURE, which is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and lightweight at 2.2 ounces, can be combined with additional Point of View (POV) cameras (Eye Vision, Covert Pinhole Button, Night Vision and Headset), allowing the audience to have the same perspective of the user, which is key in recording either sensitive material or exciting “in-the-moment” activities such as motorcycle riding, mountain biking, snowboarding, etc.  When one of the secondary POV cameras is connected to the VENTURE, the unit’s proprietary Critical Reconnect Technology™ prevents any missed footage if the 2nd camera’s connection to the VENTURE is lost – recording will continue, never missing a beat.

    By using VENTURE’s intuitive mobile app, which also acts as a wireless remote control to record video and take photos, users can record and livestream video directly via a Wi-Fi connection to their smartphone.  Live video is then streamed using the phone’s 4G/LTE connection (access to a 4G/LTE connection is necessary for live streaming).  They can also grant friends private access to their stream.  Additionally, VENTURE users can use the Remote Access feature from the app and program VENTURE as a Wireless Security camera to remotely monitor their home, property, kids or pets.

    “With Facebook and YouTube Live becoming very popular across all generations, we designed VENTURE to be the world’s first wearable Live Stream camera designed for everyone,” said Peter Austin Onruang, founder and president, WOLFCOM.  “With VENTURE, anyone can be a Star.  It’s like having your very own broadcasting studio wherever you go.  Just clip the camera where you want, then capture and stream from your point of view – it’s that easy.”

    YouTube Videos: HERE

     


    Canon Announces the EOS M100

    Canon U.S.A is very excited to announce the EOS M100 Camera, Four New EF Lenses and Macro Twin-Lite Flash. 
    An easy-to-use yet powerful camera, the EOS M100  is an excellent choice for those looking to step up from smartphone photography, offering the versatility of interchangeable lenses, optical zoom and the latest imaging technology, without sacrificing size, style or the ability to share instantly. 

    The new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is an addition to the Company’s existing 85mm focal-range lens line-up and three new Tilt-Shift macro lenses: the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens. Canon is announcing a new Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash. These new products will help provide both advanced amateur and professional photographers the unique photography tools for a variety of applications and solutions including architecture, landscape, food, product and portrait photography. 

    https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170829-Lens/20170829-Lens 

    https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170829-EOS-M/20170829-EOS-M 

  • Announcement written by: on Aug 23 2017, 2:56 pm

    Looking for the Ultimate Gift For the Gamer?

    Mobile Edge has it — the New CORE GAMING Backpack!

    GAMERS for GAMERS DESIGNED AND TESTED, CORE GAMING BACKPACK OFFERS THE PINNACLE OF TRANSPORT, PROTECTION & ACCESS TO COOL TECH!

    ANAHEIM, CA August 21, 2017 — Back to school is upon us; weather is starting to change and the holidays are right around the corner … take a deep breath. Mobile Edge, an industry leader in innovative and stylish cases and accessories for mobile gaming and computing, has the holidays covered for the gamer in your life. The ultimate gift — the CORE Gaming Backpack is here, thanks to a recently launched Kickstarter campaign — the first for Mobile Edge. Designed, prototyped and tested by gamers for gamers, the CORE Gaming Backpack provides the pinnacle of transport, protection and easy access to the gamers’ laptop, controllers, video games, accessories … all their cool tech, and more!

    The CORE Gaming Backpack is the first product offered in Mobile Edge’s new lineup of gaming products. To support this effort, the CORE Gaming Backpack is available from now through September 21, with exclusive perks such as Early Bird Pricing of $75 (MSRP $129.99), at www.kickstarter.com. In addition, program backers can select from an additional 10 funding levels to back the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter program, which has an overall goal to raise $30,000. There are some great give ideas here too!

    Link to the Mobile Edge CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter is here — http://bit.ly/meksprev

    Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review @ NikKTech

    With the quite impressive 960 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (and their 960 PRO model obviously) Samsung has made it clear once again that they sit at the top of the high-performance solid state drive market.


    Epson Delivers Big-Screen Home Entertainment for Under $360

    Epson today announced five new affordable Home Cinema projectors – offering consumers versatile options for the ultimate big-screen upgrade. Delivering Full HD images up to four times larger than a 60-inch TV, the new Epson Home Cinema projectors include a range of portable and bright solutions to elevate the big-screen experience for massive movies, sporting events, TV and more – making your home the place to be for friends and families.

    Highlights from today’s announcements include:

    Home Cinema 2100 and Wireless Home Cinema 2150 Offer Affordable Full HD Performance for Massive Movies, Sports, TV, and More – Ideal for viewing those must-watch sporting events in the living room and hosting family backyard movie nights, the Home Cinema 2100 ($849 MSRP) and Home Cinema 2150 ($899 MSRP) bring immersive entertainment experiences to any room or outdoor space. The Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 offer incredible value and features – including built-in sound, 1.6x zoom, and 3LCD technology for vibrant, rainbow artifact-free images. Additionally, the projectors add vertical lens shift which allows users to place the compact projectors nearly anywhere, from a bookshelf to a table.

    Epson Home Cinema Projectors Offer Bright and Compact Full HD at a Fraction of the Price of TVs – For consumers on a budget or entertaining in small spaces, the Home Cinema 660 ($359 MSRP), Home Cinema 760HD ($549 MSRP) and Home Cinema 1060 ($649 MSRP) offer affordable, creative solutions – from the compact, coffee table design to delivering huge high-quality images, as well as connected home integration, portability, and setup flexibility. Users can easily connect Blu-ray players, gaming consoles or streaming devices via HDMI® to enjoy favorite content.

    Thermaltake Releases the New Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump Combo with Software-Controlled 16.8 Million Colors LED Cap 

    Bring the Best Performance and Style for Your Watercooled Gaming PC

    Taipei, TaiwanAugust 22nd, 2017Thermaltake, a leading brand in PC cooling solutions, is excited to introduce the lastest Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump Combo. This combo unit is a high-quality 300ml reservoir with an integrated D5 pump and a software-controlled 16.8 million colors LED cap. The Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump Combo is made of POM and PMMA materials, which can sustain the maximum pressure up to 99 PSI, and achieve maximum discharge up to 1135L/hr that offer exceptional performance, unrivalled reliability. Moreover, the LED cap is manufactured with 12 addressable LEDs that are controlled by Riing Plus RGB Software. Functions within the software also allow users to monitor fan performance and track CPU temperature. With multiple mounting options, this comnbo unit is the right choice for PC enthusiasts, making the system a showcase for all to see! Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump Combo is now available for purshase on TT Premium online shop. The product availability and price vary by country and region, please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.

    Where to buy:

    TT Premium Global – http://ttpremium.com/product/pacific-pr22-d5-plus/

    TT Premium Asia – https://asia.ttpremium.com/product/cl-w187-pl00sw-a/

    TT Premium Australia – https://ttpremium.com.au/product/pacific-pr22-d5-plus-reservoirpump-combo/

    TT Premium China – https://ttpremium.com.cn/?post_type=product&p=8284  

    TT Premium Europe – https://ttpremium.eu/?post_type=product&p=3712&preview=true

    TT Premium Taiwan – https://ttpremium.com.tw/?post_type=product&p=6916

     

    Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000C15 32GB Review @ ocaholic

    With their Vengeance RGB modules Corsair has some seriously good looking DRAM modules on the market. The customer receives an RGB illumination, which in combination with the black heatspreader, looks rather compelling. Apart from that the specs are interesting as well and DDR4-3000 should add a little performance.  
     
     
     
     
  • Announcement written by: on Aug 7 2017, 11:58 am

    FMS 2017: Kingston Demos Forthcoming 2.5″ U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

    • Part of Family Delivering the Industry’s Fastest and Most Advanced NVMe Solutions
    • Powerful Demonstrations Highlight Scaling of U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Performance, NVMe in the Latest Composable Infrastructure Solutions and a Wall Streaming Hundreds of Videos

    San Jose, Calif. & Fountain Valley, Calif. ─ August 7, 2017 ─ Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will demo the forthcoming DCU1000 2.5″ U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2017 (FMS Booth #827). DCU1000 makes Kingston® one of the industry’s most complete providers of end-to-end data performance solutions — from leading server memory products to its highest performance NVMe SSD solutions.

    During FMS, Kingston and its partners will provide a variety of demonstrations highlighting the performance capabilities of DCU1000, the industry’s fastest NVMe SSD for the U.2 form factor. Kingston will demonstrate multiple DCU1000 configurations including multi-million IOPS from a single server solution; a composable infrastructure solution leveraging DCU1000; and, a video wall featuring hundreds of videos streaming from a single Kingston NVMe PCIe SSD.

    With the introduction of DCU1000, we are proud that Kingston has developed the industry’s most complete family of data performance solutions inside the box that address low-latency throughput requirements across the entire data pipeline, said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. From server memory modules to the latest SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, we can satisfy the data and server storage performance needs from workstations to any size data center, Cloud computing and hyperscale environments.

    DCU1000 is the perfect solution to scale and meet the evolving data automation and performance requirements necessary as Intel recently launched its Purley Platform featuring the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family (formerly known as Skylake-SP). The scalable processor server platform will drive PCIe adoption helping deliver innovation to data center architectures as it features 48 PCIe 3 lanes per processor, each supporting up to 1000MB/s throughput.

    FMS Demos by Kingston: Performance to Exceed Modern Data Demand

    Kingston’s family of Server Premier memory and PCIe NVMe SSD data performance solutions are available in the industry’s widest variety of form factors and are designed to meet the requirements of the most taxing use cases where data performance is critical to success. To showcase Kingston products at FMS, the company worked with its industry-leading partners to create demos that speak directly to the requirements of modern data centers which are rapidly evolving to accommodate cutting-edge Internet-of-Things (IoT) environments, artificial intelligence, high performance and enterprise computing, next-generation media & entertainment and much more. Demonstrations include:

    • DCU1000 High Density, Extreme Performance

    Kingston integrates the upcoming DCU1000 U.2 NVMe SSD in a 10-Bay 1U server chassis from AIC. This demo populates 10 DCU1000 SSD’s (totaling 40 physical drives) in a compact 1U server form factor illustrating density capability and scaling of the Kingston U.2 design and the extreme performance of NVMe.

    • DCP1000 Wall Of Video

    Kingston will show approximately 500 individual videos running from a single DCP1000 NVMe PCIe SSD. The 500 videos will be displayed on a customized 42U rack with LCD screens attached broadcasting the videos. Visitors to the Kingston Booth (#827) can easily walk around the wall of videos and get a closer look.

    • Composable Infrastructure DemoDCU1000 will be part of live CI demo that shows dynamic assignment of DCU1000 storage devices to CPU nodes.

    Kingston can be found on:

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstontechmemory

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingstontechnology

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingstonTech

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/kingstontechnology/

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston


    AK Racing ONYX Deluxe Gaming Chair Review @ NikKTech

    Thanks to its real grain leather cover the ONYX Deluxe Premium Gaming and Working Chair by AK Racing is the ideal solution for people looking for a high-quality, durable and elegant office chair.


    Thermaltake 2017 CaseMOD Invitational Season 1 Voting Event Now Live!

    Vote for Your Favorite Modder and Win Cool Prizes 

    Taipei, Taiwan-August 3rd, 2017- Thermaltake, the number one choice for PC modders worldwide, is proud to hold the most exciting and monumental modding competition of the year, the 2017 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 1. All participating projects are available to be checked on Thermaltake CaseMOD website (http://casemod.thermaltake.com/2017s1/) and the 2017 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 1 thread on Tt community (http://community.thermaltake.com/). As this event approaches its conclusion, now is time to elect the winners!

    From August 1st until August 15th is the Final Voting Event. Everyone is welcome to register on Tt Community, and vote for their favorite modders by using the desk version of Tt Community or the Tt MOD App. All you have to do is simply placing your vote in the voting thread. Once the vote is done, you will have a chance of winning awesome prizes from Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS including Core X71 Full Tower Chassis, View 27 Gull-Wing Window ATX Mid-Tower Chassis, Toughpower DPS G RGB 750W Gold PSU, Riing Plus 12 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack), MEKA Pro Cherry MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, VENTUS X Optical RGB Gaming Mouse, CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset, DARCONEM RGB Gaming Mouse Pad and prizes from other event sponsors. Thermaltake also offers up to $15,000USD cash prizes in total for the top 3 winners.The winners list will be announced in end-August.

    For more photos, please refer to:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j7egwmxrqb9jywd/AAC8i39QCzdR15NvEO_My0QQa?dl=0

    Vote for Your Favorite Modder to Win the Listed Prizes Each Week:

    Vote Now – http://casemod.thermaltake.com/2017s1/vote.html

    Rules and Prizes – http://casemod.thermaltake.com/2017s1/rules_prizes.html

    All modding progress is published on 2017 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 1 thread on the Tt Community: http://community.thermaltake.com/index.php?/forum/82-2017-thermaltake-casemod-invitational-season-1/

    For more details on the 2017 Thermaltake CaseMod Invitational Season 1, please visit:
    Official Website – http://casemod.thermaltake.com/2017s1/


    D-Link Announces AC2600 EXO MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router for 4K HD Streaming and Gaming

    New Router Delivers Premium Performance for HD Streaming, Gaming and Support for More Devices at Higher Speeds

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Aug. 1, 2017 – D-Link today announced the immediate availability of its newest EXO Series Router, the AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-882). The AC2600 EXO router delivers premium performance for 4K HD streaming, gaming and multiple device usage. The new router is packed with a number of premium features and provides the perfect combination of performance and ease of use.

    The AC2600 EXO router features amazing dual-band speeds of up to 2,533 Mbps1, a high performance dual-core processor for powerful wired and wireless network speeds, and AC SmartBeam technology which tracks connected devices for enhanced Wi-Fi speed and range. The AC2600 EXO router also features USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports for establishing a private storage to stream videos, photos, music, and files throughout the home. In addition, the router includes the latest MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, which provides a high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal to multiple devices at the same time.

    “The AC2600 EXO router is hands-down the fastest router in our lineup this year and is specifically designed for 4K streamers and gamers,” said Oscar Reyes, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “This router offers users the ability to maintain the strongest Wi-Fi signal on multiple devices at one time – whether streaming, gaming, surfing the web, or working from home, this is the router to rely on.”

    The AC2600 EXO router supports up to four data streams to maximize connection speeds to multiple devices simultaneously. Users can play an online video game on one device, while streaming 4K HD videos to another device at the same time, all with less buffering and lag for an optimal user experience throughout a home. The AC2600 EXO router also supports the latest 160 MHz bandwidth, doubling the throughput on support devices to help ensure the fastest possible speeds and to optimize intense data transfer. The combination of these features makes the router ideal for 4K HD streaming and lag-free online gaming.

    More about the AC2600 EXO MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-882):

    • Dual Band Wi-Fi Performance  Up to 800 + 1733 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
    • Powerful Dual-Core Processor – Boosts wireless and wired performance
    • MU-MIMO Ready – Delivers maximum speed for each device
    • 4 x 4 Data Streams – Supports 4 data streams for increased throughput
    • 80/160 MHz Support  Double bandwidth for intensive data transfer
    • USB 3.0/2.0 Port  Remotely stream stored music, movies, photos, and more
    • High Power Antenna – Wider coverage throughout a home
    • QoS  Prioritize network traffic for seamless streaming and gaming
    • DLNA Support – Compatible with DLNA supportive media players, game consoles and TVs
    • Advanced AC SmartBeam  Tracks connected devices for enhanced Wi-Fi speed and range
    • Gigabit WAN and LAN Ports – Maximizes performance of wired devices like gaming consoles and desktop computers for the ultimate gaming multi-media experience

    Availability and Pricing

    The AC2600 EXO MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-882) is available now for $149.99 through D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail partners. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link’s website.

  • Announcement written by: on Jul 27 2017, 10:32 am

    Raise your level: ROCCAT KHAN PRO

    • World’s first Hi-Res-Certified gaming headset
    • Real-Voice-Mic, most natural sounding microphone
    • Extremely light and comfortable

    Shanghai/Hamburg, July 27th, 2017ROCCAT unveils their newest stereo gaming headset, the Khan Pro, during ChinaJoy Expo 2017 in Shanghai. The Khan Pro delivers unheard of sound clarity, the first gaming headset in the world granted the Hi-Res-Audio certificate, given only to the very best audio products on the market. Thanks to the new ROCCAT Khan Pro, the player can hear and locate any opponent long before they ever come in sight. With a broad frequency range between 20Hz and 40kHz, the Khan Pro boasts deep bass, rich mids and clear highs, enabling gamers to pinpoint sound and location with ease in the heat of play. The Khan Pro makes every gamer a winner. ROCCAT’s Khan Pro also features a “Real-Voice-Mic”, offering the most natural voice transmission deliverable in a gaming headset. The microphone of the Khan Pro can pick up lower frequencies than other competitors in its class, ranging from just 100Hz to 10kHz. This expanded spectrum makes the human voice sound as natural as possible on a gaming headset, optimizing team communication like never before, ensuring commands and callouts are crystal clear. The low weight of the Khan Pro in combination with its memory foam earpads make it the perfect partner for long play sessions. It doesn’t matter if you’re racing for a World First Kill in World of Warcraft or the Global Elite in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – it will never get uncomfortable no matter the duration of play. The Khan Pro is the choice for ambitious esport gamers and all those who aspire to become a better player in general. Play like a pro – with the ROCCAT Khan Pro. ROCCAT’s KHAN PRO will be available on all channels in October, at the retail price of $99.99.


    Review of AMD Ryzen 3 1300X [AM4]

    The folks over at MadboxPC got their hands on the new AMD Ryzen 3 1300X [AM4] CPU, and have given it a thorough review (in Spanish). If you’re not fluent, you may prefer to read Google’s English translation of the review.


    IRDM by GOODRAM to be unveiled at IFA

    IRDM by GOODRAM is a new lineup of memory products dedicated to gamers and enthusiasts to be unveiled in a world premiere at IFA on 1-6 September 2017 in Berlin.

    Laziska Gorne, Poland, 21 July 2017 — GOODRAM, the memory brand created by Wilk Elektronik SA, European manufacturer of storage products, is attending IFA 2017 – The Leading Trade Show for Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances. GOODRAM representatives will be present throughout the trade show at booth no. 118, hall 17. The Polish memory company is at the show to premiere a range to meet or exceed the expectations of the most demanding users. IRDM is planned by its developers to be a strong international brand dedicated to gamers and users looking for the fastest products with modern design.


    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200 Processor

    AMD is officially launching its latest series of Ryzen processors today, the affordably priced Ryzen 3. As the branding suggests, Ryzen 3 will complement the previously launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series of desktop processors, but will target lower-cost, entry-level price points.
    Ryzen 3 isn’t your typical, entry-level processor, however. Ryzen 3 actually features the same die as its higher-end siblings, but has fewer active cores and symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) has been disabled. Ryzen 3 processors feature quad-core configurations, however, they leverage the same socket and packaging, have the same features, and are fully unlocked for easy overclocking…

    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200 Processor Review: More Affordable Zen




    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review

    “AMD debuts its Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 processors today and we have ran them through their paces to see how they perform.”


    EVGA Scavenger Hunt

    Once again, EVGA presents to you our ever-popular annual Scavenger Hunt. Dig into the deepest recesses of EVGA’s inner workings to find badges for a chance to win some amazing prizes from EVGA and our sponsors!

    Let The Hunt Begin
  • Announcement written by: on Jul 26 2017, 12:51 pm

    ADATA Debuts XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4

    Programmable lighting, over 4000MHz, and Intel X299 optimization for gamers and case modders

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 25,2017 — ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched XPG SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 with variable and programmable RGB lighting. Based on top-selling XPG Dazzle DDR4 modules, SPECTRIX D40 swaps single-color LED for multi-chromatic RGB. It also ships in speeds from 2400MHz to over 4000MHz, vastly faster than the max 3200MHz on Dazzle. With support for Intel XMP 2.0 and highly efficient cooling, SPECTRIX D40 combines tantalizing RGB aesthetics with raw performance and overclockability, catering to enthusiast gamers, case modding artists, and competitive overclockers. SPECTRIX D40 has also been validated for AMD AM4/Ryzen.

    Smart RGB lighting with ASUS AURA Sync compatibility
    SPECTRIX D40 modules integrate a multi-color RGB lighting element in the heatsink with a pre-set cycle active by default. However, users can control lighting sequence and intensity among other variables via software interfaces. One such app is popular ASUS AURA Sync, supported by all current ASUS motherboards. SPECTRIX D40 includes a controller that has been tested AURA Sync compatible, giving users of ASUS motherboards extensive control over RGB effects, including on/off if desired.

    Pushing DDR4 speeds forward
    Having reached full maturity, DDR4 continues to improve and SPECTRIX D40 embodies efforts to achieve better performance. Modules are available with a factory overclock of over 4000MHz, and start at 2400MHz. SPECTRIX D40 complies with Intel XMP 2.0 requirements to enable easier and more extreme overclocking. At 4000MHz, modules are effectively twice as fast as entry-level DDR4, resulting in tangible performance gains in applications, from gaming to benchmarking.

    Intel X299 optimization
    Since SPECTRIX D40 stands as a flagship product, the XPG team worked with Intel to ensure best performance on the similarly premium X299 platform. SPECTRIX D40 SPD (serial presence detect) settings work with Intel XMP 2.0 parameters to ensure memory modules clocked to 2666MHz or higher operate at their intended speed, as opposed to lesser modules that may downclock to 2400MHz or even 2133MHz due to lacking XMP 2.0 support.

    Advanced cooling and power management
    SPECTRIX D40 modules use meticulously sorted and tested chips plus bespoke ADATA-made 10-layer PCBs and robust circuitry. PCBs incorporate two ounces of pure copper, while heatsinks use aluminum alloy. Heat dissipation efficacy is assured, and power management compensates for the RGB lighting to make sure performance remains stable at all times, even when highly overclocked.

    About XPG
    Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is an ADATA Technology brand offering high performance PC hardware. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing stringent ADATA A+ Testing Methodology to ensure the highest standards for superior product stability and performance. XPG provides gamers, enthusiasts, and overclockers an extraordinary journey best experienced at full tilt. The XPG line sports advanced technical attributes and its strength shines through with sleek and powerful designs that have earned prestigious accolades worldwide. These include Good Design Awards from Japan and Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards. ADATA XPG products are recognized by overclockers and world-renowned professional gaming teams who use them as essential hardware for achieving victory. For more information, please visit www.xpg.com

    Availability
    XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com

    Product Webpage
    http://www.xpg.com/en/feature/482

    MSRP

    • AX4U240038G16-SRS: USD89.99
    • AX4U240038G16-DRS: USD159.99
    • AX4U266638G16-DRS: USD169.99
    • AX4U300038G16-DRS: USD179.99



    Tt eSPORTS MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTech

    Tt eSPORTS is back with yet another no-thrills mechanical gaming keyboard aimed towards people looking for durability and features without breaking the bank. Its name is the MEKA Pro and today we’re testing the Cherry MX Blue variant.


    RAZER ANNOUNCES THE TIAMAT 7.1 V2 – THE FLAGSHIP TRUE SURROUND SOUND HEADSET FOR PERFECT POSITIONAL GAMING AUDIO

    The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 features 10 discrete drivers for pinpoint positional audio;
    The Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2 features 2 additional subwoofer drivers for maximum bass impact

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced two new headsets: Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2.

    Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2

    The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is an analog, true 7.1 surround sound PC gaming headset featuring 10 discrete drivers, five per ear cup, creating an immersive soundstage, essential for pinpoint positional audio and deep gaming immersion. Each ear cup contains a 40 mm subwoofer, 30 mm front (L/R) and center drivers and 20 mm rear and side surround drivers, working together to create highly accurate directional audio.

    Included with the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is a completely new Audio Control Unit, which allows gamers to set the volume of each audio channel as well as toggle between true 7.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio. The Audio Control Unit also has a pass-through feature, allowing gamers with external desktop speaker setups to switch between their Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and their speakers at the press of a button.

    For in-game communication, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is equipped with a unidirectional digital boom microphone which rotates alongside the ear cup when not in use and delivers crisp, natural voice in the heat of battle.

    Today’s games use positional audio extensively, so being able to hear which direction footsteps or shots are coming from is crucial to winning, says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. With five drivers per ear-cup, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 gives gamers pinpoint audio accuracy whether they’re playing intense FPS matches or just want to lose themselves in massive soundscapes to bring their games to life.

    The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 joins the ever-growing family of Powered by Razer Chroma™ devices, with 16.8 million color options and effects available on the ear cups and Audio Control Unit. Owners of other Razer Chroma enabled devices can sync their Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 with their existing setup or customize each product individually through Razer Synapse.

    Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2

    The Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2, exclusively featuring two additional 50 mm subwoofer drivers per ear cup, gives gamers maximum bass impact with crisp, clear audio.

    Equipped with an adjustable digital boom microphone for natural sound reproduction, and utilizing an in-line remote with extension/splitter cable for compatibility with multiple devices, the Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2 is a versatile cross-platform gaming headset for gamers on PC, Mac, console and mobile.

    The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and Razer Tiamat 2.2. V2 are available via Razerstore.com and major retailers worldwide. For more information, visit razerzone.com/XX.

    PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:

    Tiamat 7.1 V2: US$199.99 / €239.99

    Tiamat 2.2 V2: US$129.99 / €139.99


    GPU Charts 2017 – NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp 12GB @ ocaholic

    GPU charts contain benchmark results of recent graphics cards. We’ve tested each card with at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models, temperatures, noise levels and power consumption.


    Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 Preview Released & Available for Free Download

    Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, invites all interested Windows PC users to get early access to Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 Preview – the complete solution to protect, maintain, and manage PC systems and data. The 16th edition comes with a completely redesigned UI, handy scopes to represent feature sets and new features. Paragon Hard Disk Manager Preview is an intuitive user-friendly tool to accomplish the system and data management tasks – even the most advanced ones, easier than ever.

    Twenty users to provide the most valuable feedback will receive free licenses of the commercial Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 when it becomes available in fall 2017. All other users get a 30% discount on the commercial version of the program.

    New features and key benefits:

    • Completely new user interface to make the user manage the system and data easier than ever!
    • Restructured in functional scopes/modules to represent a specific feature set (e.g. Backup & Recovery, Partition Manager, Disk Wiper, Recovery medium and Drive Copy);
    • Redesigned Express view which gives ad hoc access to all wizards. The Express view is also structured by colors;
    • All wizards were redesigned to cover more scenarios. The new UI combines all wizards and guides the user to the right selection;
    • New settings layer for backup strategies defines automatic backup jobs. While it’s possible to create an automated backup job with less than 8 clicks by using pre-defined strategies, the strategy settings layer gives advanced users full control;
    • Direct control of partitioning tasks: move and resize partitions via a wizard or just by using drag and drop controls on the disk map view (called My Computer).
    • Every essential solution to manage today’s hard drives!
    • Full range of backup, recovery and partitioning solutions!
    • Fast migration to new HDDs & SSDs!

    For more information, please visit: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-preview/


  • Announcement written by: on Jul 24 2017, 12:55 pm

    Our Quick Look at the Azpen A848 Projector Tablet