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Ford’s New GT Bows at Detroit Auto Show

Posted on January 12, 2015 4:45 PM by J.D. Kane
All-New Ford GT

The USA isn’t really known as one of the world’s cradles for supercars. People think of Italy, Germany, the UK, even Sweden, as countries that produce legit hyper-performance cars. Well, Ford wants to shift people’s thinking. The Dearborn company introduced its new GT at the Detroit Auto Show. The new GT is an…..

Techgage’s Best Of CES 2015

Posted on January 12, 2015 11:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Techgage's Best of CES 2015 Award

2015’s CES is over, but before we wrap-up our coverage, we want to hand out some virtual awards to the products that stood out to us the most. After spending the weekend mulling the contestants, we’ve come up with 11 that we feel fit the bill as being the best of show.…..

Updated P380 Chassis Is Highlight Of Antec’s CES 2015 Antics

Posted on January 9, 2015 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Antec P380 Full-Tower Chassis

Antec’s presence at CES 2015 may be, in this writer’s opinion, a bit muted than most, but the company does have a few things to show and talk about at this year’s show. It showed off a few chassis, including the P70 for entry-level users, the compact P50 for mATX and smaller systems, and…..

Mad Catz’s TRITTON Swarm Headset, L.Y.N.X. 9 Gamepad, R.A.T. ProX Mouse Bow at CES 2015

Posted on January 8, 2015 5:45 PM by J.D. Kane
Mad Catz LYNX 9 Mobile Wireless Gamepad

They say good things tend to happen in threes, and we’ve seen this at CES this year. ASUS announced not just one, but two trios of new gaming-oriented products. Thermaltake did, as well. Well, add the good folks at Mad Catz to the list of companies introducing new gear in a group…..

TRENDnet’s TEW-828DRU Router Packs Dual 802.11ac Radios Under Its Hood

Posted on January 8, 2015 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet TEW-828DRU Router

It’s not often that I feel compelled to call a mere router a “monster”, but I think it’s an apt description of TRENDnet’s just-announced “AC3200 Tri Band”. In fact, this router is more like a three-in-one, with two separate AC 1300Mbps radios placed alongside an N 600Mbps one. “AC3200″ = 1300Mbps +…..

Mushkin Introduces New Striker SSDs At CES 2015

Posted on January 8, 2015 3:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Mushkin Striker SSD

Mushkin has been no stranger to SSDs since the introduction of the Callisto way back in 2010, and once again it looks to be updating its product portfolio. Gone are the days of 2nd Gen SandForce; instead, Mushkin is adopting the new Phison S10 controller. The Phison S10 is a quad-core, 8-channel…..

Intel Debuts Small But Capable TV-bound ‘Compute Stick’ Quad-core PC

Posted on January 8, 2015 2:00 PM by Brett Thomas
Intel Compute Stick

For fans of low-power or small form-factor PCs, the world just became a more awesome place.  At CES this week, Intel showed off its new “Compute Stick” line of computers – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, powerful enough to run a real OS. Intel’s new device is not…..

CoolChip Shows Off Its Ultra Low-profile Kinetic CPU Cooler At CES

Posted on January 8, 2015 12:00 PM by Ryan Perry
CoolChip Kinetic CPU Cooler

If you think that PC air cooling is an antiquated, inefficient method of keeping temperatures down, you might want to listen to what US-based CoolChip Technologies has in store for the cooling market. At CES, it is showcasing a prototype of its 1U cooler that uses “Kinetic Cooling Technology”. The cooler has…..

Crucial Teases Upcoming MX200 and BX100 SSDs

Posted on January 7, 2015 6:30 PM by Robert Tanner
Crucial MX200 SSDs

Just about everyone is announcing new SSDs at CES 2015 and Crucial is no exception with two new product families expected to reach the market later this quarter. First up is the MX200, which just so happens to be the consumer variant of the Micron M600 that debuted last September. Like the…..

Kingston Intros Super-fast microSDXC UHS-I Class 3 Card & Ultra-secure Locker+ G3 Flash Drive

Posted on January 7, 2015 5:30 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston microSDXC UHS-I U3 64GB

It’s almost impossible to top a product like the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, but, there are two other products Kingston has announced at CES that are well-worth checking out. Up first is the super-fast microSDXC UHS-I Class 3 memory card, which peaks at 90MB/s read, and 80MB/s write. This makes it an…..

Corsair’s $50 Carbide 100R Acts Like a Higher-end Chassis, Comes In A Silent Flavor For $10 More

Posted on January 7, 2015 4:45 PM by Ryan Perry
Corsair 100R Mid-Tower Chassis

Back in “the day”, as an under-appreciated phone jockey at a local call center, money was pretty tight and I really could have used a chassis like the newly announced Corsair Carbide 100R. This little wonder has the look and features of a higher-priced Corsair enclosure, but at a price tag that…..

Samsung Unveils First PCIe 3.0 x4-based M.2 SSD, Delivering Speeds Of Over 2GB/s

Posted on January 7, 2015 3:30 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung SM951 PCIe 3 M2 SSD

I’ll admit a dirty little secret. For a long time now, SSD launches rarely spark any interest in considering an upgrade of my personal midrange SSD. Just like with processors, after a certain threshold,, the performance gains just aren’t tangible outside of specialized programs and benchmarks. Samsung apparently decided to fix that…..

Corsair Caters To The Mobile Speed Demon With New Voyager Flash Drives

Posted on January 7, 2015 2:20 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Slider X2 Thumb Drive

Flash drives might not be the most exciting product category nowadays, but Corsair still manages to intrigue with its latest crop of Voyager drives. This includes a brand-new series it calls Slider X1 and X2, which, as it turns out, is an apt name given its design: Slider’s biggest selling-point is a…..

Kingston Shows Off HyperX Predator, PCIe-Optional M.2 SSD at CES 2015

Posted on January 7, 2015 1:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Kingston is showcasing a new addition to the still-fledging discrete PCIe SSD market with the announcement of the HyperX Predator. The Predator is an M.2 drive slotted into a PCIe Gen 2 x4 adapter card for one simple reason, performance. Sequential read speeds are listed as up to 1,400MB/s and writes at…..

Thermaltake’s Core X Cube Chassis Series: An Interesting New PC Chassis Design Concept

Posted on January 7, 2015 11:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Thermaltake Core X9 Chassis

Thermaltake kicked off its CES 2015 activities with something cool by unveiling its new Pacific RL240 water cooling kit yesterday. Well, very hot on the heels of that debut is the announcement of a trio of Core X series cube-style PC chassis optimized for liquid-cooled systems. The Core X1, X2, and X9 are…..

Corsair Delivers More Advanced Liquid Cooling Solutions

Posted on January 7, 2015 10:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Corsair HG10 N780 GPU Cooling Bracket

Coming to you fresh from CES in Las Vegas, we have some news from the good folks at Corsair. For those of you familiar with Corsair, you likely already know that it has a very impressive lineup of liquid cooling solutions, among many other PC hardware products This CES brings us an even more…..

More From Thermaltake At CES: SHOCK 3D Headset, THERON Plus+ Mouse & Updated DPG G App

Posted on January 7, 2015 9:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Tt eSPORTS SHOCK 3D Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Thermaltake has opened its CES 2015 activities with introductions of a couple of all-new items as well as an announcement heralding an update to its DPS G App software. Making their first public bows in Las Vegas are the Tt eSports SHOCK 3D 7.1 gaming headset and the THERON Plus+ SMART Mouse. The SHOCK 3D 7.1…..

OCZ Unveils Its ‘JetExpress’ Next-Generation NVMe SSD Controller at CES

Posted on January 6, 2015 5:00 PM by Robert Tanner
OCZ JetExpress Controller Teaser

OCZ Storage Solutions is gearing up to debut its new solid-state drive controller, codenamed JetExpress. JetExpress will make the first SSD controller designed in-house by OCZ since its acquisition and major restructuring by Toshiba Group, so it will be intriguing to watch OCZ’s future products that will utilize this controller. As the…..

TRENDnet Promises ‘Extreme’ Performance With Its 1200 AV2 Powerline Adapters

Posted on January 6, 2015 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet 1200 AV2 Powerline Adapters

TRENDnet has its hands in a good number of networking-related product categories, and over the years, we’ve taken a look at products from most of them. Perhaps surprisingly, powerline adapters hasn’t been one of them, although I can still back them up as being solid solutions – I’ve been using a TRENDnet…..

ASUS Expands Strix Line Of Products With Gaming Keyboard, Mouse & Surround-sound Headset

Posted on January 6, 2015 10:00 AM by J.D. Kane
ASUS Strix Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Not to be outdone by its in-house competitor, Republic of Gamers, ASUS’ Strix sub-brand also has its own trio of gaming-oriented peripherals to announce at CES 2015. Making their debuts are the Strix 7.1 headset, the Claw gaming mouse, and the Tactic Pro mechanical keyboard. The Strix 7.1 is a true 7.1 surround…..

Mad Catz’s F.R.E.Q. 9 Aims To Be The Gamer’s Dream Wireless Headset

Posted on January 6, 2015 9:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Mad Catz FREQ 9 Wireless Gaming Headset

Right about now, your head might be spinning with all of the CES coverage as there’s just so much out there, and so many exciting products.  Here at Techgage we really try to “thin the herd” for you, bringing you the most exciting and relevant news about what is really exciting coming out…..

Philips’ Ultra-wide 34-inch ‘Brilliance’ Display Brings Sleek Curves, Lots Of Pixels

Posted on January 5, 2015 9:00 PM by Rob Williams
Philips 34-inch Brilliance Ultra-wide Curved Display

A CES just wouldn’t be a CES without a ton of display announcements, and while 4K is still dominating much of the showfloor, “ultra-wide” has moseyed right on in, demanding some immediate attention. Its name doesn’t keep much a secret, but ultra-wide displays aim to blend the benefits of having just one…..

QNAP’s Latest ‘TVS’ NAS Models Utilize AMD Embedded Processors, 10GbE Networking

Posted on January 5, 2015 8:15 PM by Greg King
QNAP TVS-863+ AMD-equipped NAS

Somebody has to be first. Announced today, QNAP has partnered with AMD to release two new models of NAS devices. Powered by an AMD 64-bit G-Series quad-core CPU, the 4/6/8-bay TVS-x63 and the 10GbE-ready TVS-863+ are the first NAS devices to feature an AMD embedded CPU. “QNAP is renowned for providing comprehensive…..

Thermaltake Brings Us Back To Our DIY Roots With Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit

Posted on January 5, 2015 7:15 PM by Rob Williams
Thermaltake Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit

As much as I love all-in-one CPU coolers, I can’t deny that my interest in them has waned over the years. It’s not that current models are boring, of course; it’s just the fact that at this point, the coolers been refined so much, it’s hard to make them exciting. In a…..

ASUS Gives Gamers Something Good To Look At With Its PG27AQ & MG279Q Gaming Monitors

Posted on January 5, 2015 5:15 PM by Greg King
ASUS Repubic of Gamers Swift PG27AQ 4K G-SYNC Monitor

Sticking to tradition, ASUS has inundated us with product announcements at this year’s CES, and fortunately for our gaming audience, many products have been designed just for you. JD has already given his thoughts on ASUS’ latest Republic of Gamers peripherals, so here, I’ll talk about two gaming monitors the company’s showing…..

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