Content and news by Greg King

A Matter of Perspective: ASUSTOR’s AS4002T 10GbE NAS Reviewed

ASUSTOR has been making NAS units for years, but it’s begun to make a name for itself the very crowded market by doing something a bit different. Under review is one of the least expensive NAS units on the market to feature 10Gbps Ethernet in a 2-bay enclosure. Let’s see how it performs.

Published on February 26, 2019
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Cooler Master’s CES 2019 Peripheral Roundup, Including Wireless Mice and Keyboards

With CES 2019 starting tomorrow, the announcements are coming in droves.  One that caught our eye was Cooler Master.  Introducing a range of products, from headsets to new keyboard models and mice, Cooler Master has placed a focus on wireless peripherals at this years CES. The first announcement was the MH670, a…..

Published on January 15, 2019
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Fractal Design Increases Its Angular Momentum With The Meshify C Mini – Dark TG

Fractal Design is at it again, adding to its Meshify line-up with the Meshify C Mini – Dark TG.  Quite a mouthful for such a diminutive chassis. An open micro ATX layout, the MCM-DTG(??) promises to provide “unrestricted airflow” by making use of the angular and stylish front mesh that runs the entire…..

Published on March 1, 2018
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Synology Adds RackStation RS3618xs To Its Stable Of Business NAS Solutions

Looking to help businesses bridge the gap between public and private cloud, Synology released the RackStation RS3618xs earlier today.  The RS3618xs is a powerful storage solution capable of filling the role of office file server, backup target, virtualization solution and through the deep Synology Package Center, so much more. Powered by an…..

Published on March 1, 2018
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ASUS Unleashes 4 New ZenFone Smartphones & NovaGo Notebook At MWC 2018

With MWC 2018 in full swing, the mobile space has had a bevy of big name announcements.  Earlier this week we reported on both ZTE’s hyper affordable smart phone and Qualcomm’s steadfast drive to push 5G technology.  Also, who could have missed the world’s largest smartphone maker, Samsung, announcing its Galaxy S9?  When…..

Published on February 28, 2018
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ASUS’ HC102 Mixed Reality Headset Now Available for $429

Just a few short weeks ago, we were discussing our favorite products from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and one that kept getting brought up was HTC’s Vive Pro.  Not only was it a significant improvement over its first-gen sibling, it was far more than that.  It was a refreshing reminder that…..

Published on February 22, 2018
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Synology Releases Moments, Drive, And Office Apps To Its Package Center

Synology, a company well-known for its NAS devices and the DSM operating system that runs on top of them, announced the official release of three major packages on its Package Center marketplace.  The three, Drive, Office, and Moments, look to help customers change the way they store, organize, share and secure their…..

Published on January 18, 2018
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Corsair Announces New ‘Unplug And Play’ Wireless Gaming Peripherals

With one day to go until the official start of CES 2018, companies have wasted little time in getting in their early-year announcements.  We saw NVIDIA continue their push into the autonomous driving market last night and today, Corsair had a collection of impressive wireless gaming peripherals. Powered by what Corsair is…..

Published on January 8, 2018
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Dell Announces The New XPS 13 In The Run-up To CES 2018

With only five days to go until the start of CES 2018, Dell is wasting no time in making its own announcements. Using CES 2012 to unveil its original XPS 13, Dell is using this CES to usher in a reimagining of the notebook. Taking a cue from the fashion industry, where…..

Published on January 4, 2018
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Synology 2018 Event: DSM 6.2 With Windows/Linux Virtualization, 4K HDR10 & New NAS Ranges

The USA stop of Synology’s latest product tour took place last week in New York, and at the event, many new products and features were announced. Of those, some were expected, some we knew about already, and some caught us by pleasant surprise. Read on to learn about them all.

Published on October 10, 2017
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A Look At Synology’s RT2600ac Wireless Router

Synology is best known for its feature rich network storage solutions, but last year, it broke into home and SMB markets with its very first router, the RT1900ac. Under review today is the follow-up to this router with the faster and improved RT2600ac.

Published on September 19, 2017
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ASUSTOR AS6208T 8-Bay NAS Review

Not everyone wants a huge collection of discs for movies, and not all content is available to stream. Storing content locally is often the best bet, but HDDs fill up quickly. The solution? If you have the budget, a NAS like ASUSTOR’s AS6208T doesn’t hurt, with its 8 bays (for up to 80TB!), four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and robust app support. Let’s check it out.

Published on April 14, 2017
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Game, Stream & Automate Your Home From A Set-top Box: A Look At NVIDIA’s SHIELD (2017)

NVIDIA’s first generation SHIELD Android TV released only a couple of years ago, but a lot has changed in that short amount of time. Home automation and streaming technologies have taken off, and NVIDIA looks to address them with this second iteration. As an added bonus, everything else gets a good polish, making this a crazy attractive set-top streamer.

Published on March 21, 2017
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A Fully Modular Mini Tower: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 Review

Modularity and customization are at the heart of PC building. With so many different components and needs, it’s hard to find a chassis that can do it all. Cooler Master’s MasterCase series aims to please as many builders as possible. Now with the MasterCase Pro 3, mini-tower builders now have something to work with. Let’s check it out in this review.

Published on February 27, 2017
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AZIO MGK L80 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Mechanical keyboards are all the rage right now, but finding a good one on a budget can be tough. AZIO made a good first impression in the past, and seeks to do it again with the Kaihl Brown equipped MGK L80. Coming in a couple flavours, we take a look at the RGB edition and see how it fares.

Published on February 17, 2017
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CES 2017 Amped Wireless HELIOS-EX Range Extender and Router

Last August, Tom took a look at the Amped Wireless ATHENA-EX AC Wi-Fi range extender and walked away from it impressed.  While Amped Wireless is a relative newcomer to the home networking market, their products have been lauded by many in the press.  As CES fever, ahem… amps up, a deluge of…..

Published on January 6, 2017
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CES 2017: NETGEAR Updates ReadyNAS Range With 10GbE & Xeon Processors

At last night’s Pepcom Digital Experience, NETGEAR was showing off its latest products for 2017 and one line that caught our eye was the refreshed ReadyNAS portfolio.  The new ReadyNAS products bring better performance, five levels of data protection, the incredible NETGEAR ReadyDR backup and recovery utility, updated mobile apps, simple file…..

Published on January 5, 2017
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CES 2017: Netgear Keeping A Mindful Eye On your Younglings With Arlo Baby

The doors to CES 2017 only opened a few short hours ago and before they did, the inundation of announcements began.  Last night we spent some time with NETGEAR at the Pepcom Digital Experience.  At that show, NETGEAR was showing off an array of new products, many of which were CES Innovation…..

Published on January 5, 2017
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CES 2017: FOVE To Start Shipping Eye-Tracking VR Headset

Each CES for the past 50 years has had an underlining theme.  With CES 2017 only one day away, my money is on this year’s theme being VR.  Already we’ve seen multiple hardware companies offering a VR experience, either within their own ecosystem or within an established one like Vive or Rift. …..

Published on January 4, 2017
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CES 2017: Patriot Viper RGB Mice, Keyboards & Headset

With CES 2017 only days away, if feels like we’re square in the middle of the commotion.  With a flurry of announcements already, it’s a good day for those looking forward to the new products we’ll get to see in 2017.  Patriot, not wanting to be left out, has a long list…..

Published on January 3, 2017
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