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.
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If you haven’t been following AMD lately with their recent branding and product nomenclature changes at the end of last year, than you might not be aware that the bevy of products released recently are nothing more than existing products simply renamed and pricing adjusted. With that said, today we will be looking at the Sapphire Radeon R7 260X OC, which is essentially a renamed Radeon HD 7790 with TrueAudio support enabled, and higher GPU clock rate. Is there enough here to get excited with the new naming over? Let’s find out.
h…the keyboard. This peripheral can be one of the most overlooked and undervalued parts of any gamer’s rig. There are so many keyboard manufacturers’ out there, that there is a venerable cornucopia of keyboard options available to consumers today. In an attempt to win the consumer over there competitor’s iteration of the gaming keyboard, they have become more functional and fashionable. Unfortunately, as we have seen to many times here at TechwareLabs, fashion and function don’t always mix. The trend of sleek and stylish hit the keyboard market some time ago, and the market was flooded with membrane or chiclet style keyboards that looked great, but as time passed, failed to hold up to the heavy use and performance scrutiny of serious gamers. So, we’re seeing a reemergence of old style mechanical keyboards in the gaming keyboard market.