While Thecus offers products for large business to home use, today we will be taking a look at the N5550, which is targeted for SMB (Small/Medium Business). In the Tower (as opposed to rackmount) SMB product category, Thecus has NAS devices with 2 to 7 drive bay configurations, and these units will also differ in CPU speed and pre-installed memory. Also, since this is targeted for the SMB market, the N5550 has features such as iSCSI Thin-Provisioning, RSync Backup, and User quotas.
Not new to the market, beQueit! has been manufacturing case fans, CPU coolers, power supplies, and additional accessories since 2006 and have become extremely popular in Germany and that popularity is trending in the same manner here in the states. The folks at beQuiet! put emphasis on performance “and” silence, which is not necessarily two things that go hand and hand in the aftermarket air cooler industry. Today we will be looking at their latest offering in their CPU cooler line, the Dark Rock Pro 3.
We here at Techwarelabs have reviewed quite a few mechanical keyboards recently, and today Thermaltake has sent us their latest offering, the Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Illuminated keyboard. When I first received this keyboard for review, my initial question was “What does this particular keyboard offer over Thermaltake’s other models?”. Thermaltake is specifically targeting the budget minded gamers with the POSEIDON Illuminated keyboard. Shifting the focus away from some of the non-essential bells and whistles and focusing on the core needs of demanding gamers, this keyboard is promises to deliver the best bang for your buck if you’re in the market for an illuminated mechanical keyboard. So, does the POSEIDON Illuminated keyboard deliver?
We’ve all been asked, at least once in our lives, if you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you? Well if any of those three things are your favorite mobile device, then you might consider how you plan to power your favorite tech gadget on said desert island. Being “off the grid”, generally means you have to go without many of the technological amenities we’ve grown accustomed too in our normal day to day lives. So are there any solutions for using these devices when a wall outlet isn’t readily accessible? Today we will be looking at the EnerPlex Kickr IV, this foldable solar charger, which is advertised as all the charger you will need for your mobile devices (assuming there is an ample amount of sunlight available).
The SSD market is literally saturated with competitors, and with SSDs being one of the “must-have” items these days, it’s easier to get overwhelmed with trying to decide which make/model of SSD to go with in your system. Many people initially approach this from a pure cost standpoint, which is has been a common approach when shopping for HDD’s in the past. Unfortunately, this approach can be dangerous when applied to shopping for your first/next SSD, as cheaper more than likely guarantees you end up with an inferior drive as it relates to performance, compatibility, and endurance. So what’s the safest general approach? Avoiding a lengthy write up, you’re safest approach is to look to companies that have been successful in the memory market. Since SSD’s leverage memory technology, over spinning platters, it stands to reason that memory companies have initially more experience. With that said, we will be taking a look at Kingston’s HyperX 3K 240GB SSD in this review.