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AMD Slashes Price Of R9 Nano To $499

Posted on January 11, 2016 7:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

With an unexpected press release, AMD has slashed the price of one of its flagship Fiji based GPUs, the Radeon R9 Nano, from its launch price of $649, to a much more attractive $499. This out of the blue price cut comes just days after the end of CES, where AMD also…..

Logitech CES 2016: G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Gets A Refresh

Posted on January 11, 2016 10:45 AM by Tom Roeder
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Improving on an incredible product can be quite the challenge, no matter who you are, or how strong of an Engineering/Design team you have. Logitech is no different, and it is always on the cutting edge of innovation, design, style, and function with its peripherals and other products as well. At CES…..

OCZ CES 2016: NVMe RevoDrive 400, Trion And Vector SSD Refresh

Posted on January 11, 2016 10:10 AM by Robert Tanner
OCZ Company Logo

2016 is already shaping up to be the year of NVM Express enabled PCIe 3.0 solid-state drives. SATA Express was over before it began thanks to PCI Express x4 drives being able to offer twice the bandwidth, and SSDs such as the RevoDrive 400 are able to put all that bandwidth to…..

Gibson CES 2016 – Audio Heaven With Compact Soundbars, Wireless Speakers And Headphones

Posted on January 11, 2016 9:20 AM by J.D. Kane

Guitar players know the name Gibson. In fact, many of us aspire to owning at least one of these magnificent instruments. But did you know Gibson is actually the parent company of several home theater and personal audio solutions? Fellow Techgage staffer Tom Roeder and I spent a good amount of time…..

Thermaltake CES 2016: Core X71 and X31 Chassis & Water 3.0 Riing RGB AIO Cooler

Posted on January 11, 2016 8:10 AM by Techgage Staff
Thermaltake Core X31 Mid-Tower Chassis

CES may be over, but there is still a wealth of new releases to cover. Thermaltake was on call with some new chassis designs for big builds, and water coolers to match. While there is a fair amount of bling with the AIO coolers, the chassis mean business with huge areas to…..

iHealth Takes The Hassle Out Of Blood Pressure Measurements With View Wrist Monitor

Posted on January 10, 2016 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
iHealth View Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Digital health products have exploded over the past couple of years, and at CES, there was no shortage of related offerings to look at. One company’s portfolio stood out to me more than the others, and it might have its apt name to thank. iHealth offers a huge selection of different health…..

A Tour Of Kingston’s CES 2016 Suite

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Kingston Suite Tour - Quad M2 PCIe Solid-state Drive

Kingston announced four products in total at CES, but at its Caesar’s Palace suite, it had a handful of other things to whet our appetites with. Our first stop was at a PC with a simple looking PCIe SSD. Under the hood, though, it was far from simple: it packed four M.2…..

Kingston To Soon Grace Xbox One With HyperX CloudX Headset

Posted on January 10, 2016 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Kingston HyperX CloudX Headset for Xbox One

Kingston hasn’t been in the audio game for long, but in the short time it has been, it’s managed to strike the right chord with gamers. Ever since the release of its first HyperX Cloud headset, the company has been delivering solutions that are priced right, look good, and deliver excellent audio…..

MSI CES 2016: GT72S Tobii Eye-Tracking Laptop & The Compact Vortex With Dual GTX 980 GPUs

Posted on January 9, 2016 12:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher
MSI GT72 Tobii Laptop Quarter View Open

Ever wanted the camera in a game to follow your eyes, instead of relying on your mouse? Eye tracking is one of those odd technologies that crops up every now and then when it comes to games. MSI is experimenting with such a feature by utilizing eye tracking tech from Tobii, and…..

Cooler Master CES 2016: Modular Chassis and PSU, Peripherals & More

Posted on January 8, 2016 1:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5 Exploded Diagram

Cooler Master continued to impress us with its latest offerings for CES 2016. While there was the usual peripheral refresh, as well as new designs for fans and water-blocks, there was an exciting, new enthusiast class power supply and chassis concepts built around Makers. Let’s take a quick peek at what Cooler…..

AMD CES 2016: Socket Consolidation, Quieter Coolers & Faster APUs

Posted on January 8, 2016 10:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher

AMD already hit us at the beginning of the week with some rather encouraging news, it’s new Polaris architecture and the jump to FinFET manufacturing techniques. While less dramatic, AMD has few more surprises in store with its current line of APUs, and some changes to come with the next generation. Meeting…..

Intel CES 2016: SFF NUC Mini Computers Get Updated with Skylake

Posted on January 7, 2016 9:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel Skylake NUC Full Profile

And now the fun begins. Intel’s ultra compact NUC mini computers have received their update and are now beginning to pack the all new mobile-based Skylake CPUs. These small, yet incredibly powerful machines have been growing a strong niche over the years, gaining more attention each generation. The latest batch follow a…..

Intel CES 2016: Compute Stick Updated With Skylake Based CPUs

Posted on January 7, 2016 6:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel m5-m3 Compute Stick

Intel’s Compute Stick is a noble concept, a personal computer the size of a thumb-drive, with all the benefits of an x86 processor. Many thumb-drive computers have emerged and failed over the years, largely because of poor software support, too limiting hardware, or the price was never right. It’s a very hard…..

CES 2016: Synology Introduces DiskStation DS416j NAS For Affordable Media Streaming

Posted on January 7, 2016 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Synology DS416j NAS Press Shot Front

Synology’s annual update of its NAS line continues with the introduction of the DS416j, a 4-bay NAS for streaming multimedia content over a home network. Rather than being built like a tank of a NAS, suitable for enterprise use like much of the other NASes that Synology has released this year, the…..

CES 2016: Corsair Shows Off New Chassis, Bulldog DIY PC Kit, RM-Series SFF PSUs

Posted on January 7, 2016 10:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Corsair CES 2016 SPEC-ALPHA Close-Up

Corsair wowed us with several items in its private suite. It had a couple of new chassis, a DIY PC kit, and a family of SFF PSUs that are designed for the aforementioned DIY PC kit but can be used for small form factor systems. We covered the press release earlier this…..

SteelSeries CES 2016 – New Rival 700 Mouse With OLED Display And Tactile Feedback

Posted on January 7, 2016 9:30 AM by Greg King
SteelSeries Rival 700 OLED Close-up

We’re familiar with SteelSeries. Last year, their Sentry was included in our best of CES piece and we’ve looked at many of their devices over the years. Meeting with the team earlier today, it was happy to show us its new Rival 700 gaming mouse. To some, a mouse is a mouse…..

TRENDnet CES 2016 – New AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO Router & AC1900 USB Adapter

Posted on January 6, 2016 10:50 PM by Greg King
TRENDNet TEW-827DRU AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO Router

One of our primary tasks at CES, is meeting with the companies that we cover. One that we always make a point of meeting is TRENDnet. We’ve covered them for years, and they have always been very accommodating when it comes time to scheduling a meeting. This year, we met early in the CES week.…..

Patriot Shows Off Wide Range Of Products And Custom PC Builds At CES

Posted on January 6, 2016 10:07 PM by Rob Williams

Not too long ago, Patriot’s biggest focus was DRAM and flash, but over the past couple of years, the company has expanded its portfolio to include battery-related products, and most recently, peripherals. At its CES suite, Patriot had pretty much everything on display, with our first stop being a table where a vast…..

Oculus Makes A Rift In Your Wallet – Pricing Revealed

Posted on January 6, 2016 12:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Oculus Rift Headset

We’ve been seeing murmurs of the Oculus rift going on sale soon over CES, but it’s finally happened, we can now tell you the price – not that it’ll do you much good right now, as it’s already sold out. For that next generation experience that we’ve all been waiting for over…..

Kingston Updates MobileLite Wireless Lineup With G3 And Pro Models

Posted on January 6, 2016 11:40 AM by Rob Williams
WD MobileLite Wireless G3

Last summer, we took a look at Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless G2, a product we ended up loving thanks to its multi-purpose design and ease-of-use. With it, you could share data wirelessly to various devices, charge up a mobile device, and act as a router if a LAN cable is plugged in. At CES,…..

Kingston Targets Enterprise Clients with KC400 SSDs

Posted on January 6, 2016 11:10 AM by Robert Tanner
Kingston SSDNow KC400

Kingston is taking the lid off its latest Enterprise-grade SSDs with the SSDNow KC400 series. While metrics such as “15 times faster than a hard-disk drive” are one thing, the KC400 aims to deliver end-to-end data security thanks to SmartECC protection and SmartRefresh to safeguard against read errors, as well as firmware…..

Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000 Flash Drive Keeps Your Data Secure With Physical Pin Entry

Posted on January 6, 2016 11:08 AM by Rob Williams
Kingston DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted Flash Drive

Kingston has long produced secure flash drives, but its latest, the DataTraveler 2000, could very well be its best ever. There are two reasons for that: it offers a hardware PIN to keep it secure, and the OS you use doesn’t matter. As a hardware-based solution, the DT 2000 keeps your data…..

QNAP Unveils TBS-453A – A Compact And Portable NAS

Posted on January 6, 2016 9:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
QNAP TS453A Portable NAS Press Shot

Network Area Storage units are not always the most sleek of designs, having to cater for the rather boxy 3.5-inch mechanical drives they are often packed with. QNAP wants to change that, and bring with it some interesting technology – swapping out the boxy hard drives for sleek M.2 slots. Bring on…..

Patriot Announces Blazing Hellfire M.2 and PCIe AIC Solid State Drives

Posted on January 6, 2016 8:36 AM by Robert Tanner

Patriot has taken the lid off its first pair of NVMe equipped PCIe-based SSD drives, this year at CES 2016; the Hellfire M.2, and the Hellfire PCIe AIC. SATA-based SSDs hit a bit of a wall almost as soon as they were released, capable of maxing out the bandwidth over the interface.…..

ASUS Announces New ROG Line At CES 2016

Posted on January 5, 2016 6:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS GX700 Hydro Docking Station

If the onslaught of CES press releases isn’t enough to get you excited over cool new gear coming over the next year, well, there’s still plenty more. ASUS announced a flurry of new products that will be gracing us over the coming year, and there’s bound to be something to appease everyone.…..

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