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Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus Review

If keeping your backside planted on the couch is of the utmost importance, the Logitech K400 Plus keyboard might just be your new best friend. Whether you’re just getting into the HTPC or set top box game, or are looking to upgrade your current method of control, this compact multi-media keyboard is worth checking out.

Published on August 7, 2015

BitFenix Prodigy M Micro-Tower Chassis Review

Whether space is at a premium, or you simply want something portable, BitFenix’s small form factor Prodigy M chassis might be exactly what you need. Whether it’s more for the features or the brilliant colours, it’s hard to walk by one without at least giving it a good once over, which is exactly what we’re going to do.

Published on July 20, 2015

Cooler Master NotePal ERGOSTAND III Review

Notebook running hot? Need height-adjustment and cord management? How about additional USB ports? Answering “yes” to any of those questions should lead you to take a look at Cooler Master’s ERGOSTAND III, a notebook cooler that, as we find out, is a lot more than just a notebook cooler.

Published on February 19, 2015

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

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…..

Published on January 8, 2015

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

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…..

Published on January 7, 2015

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower Chassis Review

The line “big things come in small packages” has been used often to describe small form-factor chassis, so we’ll spare you this time. What we have today is Phanteks’ Enthoo EVOLV, a micro-ATX enclosure that’s big on features, but small on space. While our testing wasn’t without issues, it looks to be a diamond in the rough – as long as you’re willing to do a little polishing.

Published on January 5, 2015

Lian Li Gets NAS-ty With the PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

The Techgage staff have had some “spirited” debates about pre-built, stand-alone NAS systems versus ones built ourselves. Thanks to Lian Li, those who would rather build a NAS themselves from hand-picked components are sure to be happy with the announcement of the PC-Q26 mid-tower NAS chassis. The silver or black aluminum PC-Q26…..

Published on October 23, 2014

Thecus N2560 Dual-bay SOHO NAS Review

For either the home or home office, a NAS can be a boon for those looking to have a no-nonsense, feature-rich storage solution. Of course, not everyone has needs for a ton of storage, and in many cases, a simple dual-bay would suffice. And as far as those go, Thecus’ N2560 is definitely worth checking out.

Published on October 20, 2014

MSI Updates Its 27″ All-in-one PC Arsenal With NVIDIA GTX 900M GPUs

The first all-in-one PC that I encountered was a slow, boring, power-hungry hunk of junk that sat on a friend’s shelf in their kitchen.  They watched YouTube, played music, checked email, and looked up recipes while they cooked.  Well, forget that stuff!  Them things is meant for gamin’, and MSI knows it!…..

Published on October 17, 2014

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

After having gone 3 years without looking at a SilverStone chassis, we’re back with a look at the company’s latest, the mid-tower Fortress FT05. Can it deliver on the promises of big cooling and big flexibility while retaining as small a footprint as possible? It’s time to man the fort and find out.

Published on October 15, 2014

ROCCAT’s Tyon Freshens Up the Gaming Mouse Market with Unique Features

It’s time to buckle up for another gaming mouse release, but this one is far from ordinary. Today, ROCCAT has announced that it’s begun shipping its Tyon gaming mouse. From the top, the Tyon has the X-Celerator thumb paddle, which is a two-way analog stick that allows for control over various functions…..

Published on September 30, 2014

SteelSeries Set To Heat Up Its Siberia Headset Lineup

Today SteelSeries is refreshing its popular Siberia series of headsets with models that cover the entire price spectrum. Yes folks, it’s audio for the masses! Up first is the entry-level Siberia RAW Prism, which is set to weigh in at $59.99 US. It promises superb audio, 16.8 million colour options to illuminate…..

Published on September 30, 2014

SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Gamers hate lag, and many of them think that it goes hand-in-hand with wireless peripherals. So when SteelSeries stepped-up with its H Wireless headset, it was hard to not take notice given the company’s passion for gaming and eSports. With a unit in the lab, let’s find out if it’s actually possible to have a gaming-worthy wireless headset.

Published on September 29, 2014

BitFenix’s Pandora is a Small Chassis that Boasts Big Features

The times, they are a-changin’! Not long ago it seemed like gigantic full-tower cases were the soup du jour, but lately more and more small form factor chassis have begun to spring up from a host of manufacturers. BitFenix is one of those companies that has been very aggressive with the development…..

Published on September 18, 2014

Small But Mighty – Phanteks Launches the Enthoo Evolv

The first time that I remember hearing the name Phanteks was when the company released the gigantic Enthoo Primo full tower chassis. Since then there has been the Enthoo Luxe and Enthoo Pro, but today things are going in reverse with the announcement of the Enthoo Evolv. With support for mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards,…..

Published on September 16, 2014

SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

AIO liquid CPU coolers seem to be as common as high-end air coolers nowadays. However, despite this, many of them look nearly the same. SilverStone, with its Tundra TD02, has decided to go against that grain, giving us a more distinctive, perhaps even classier offering. Let’s see how far those improved aesthetics get it.

Published on September 5, 2014

Logitech’s K480 Bluetooth Keyboard Lets You Interact with Multiple OSes and Devices

Simplicity and ease of use is the name of the game in today’s tech world, and boy, does Logitech have something that should take care of that. The peripheral giant has just announced the K480, a Bluetooth keyboard that can control your mobile phone, tablet and PC, regardless of the OS, with…..

Published on September 4, 2014

Amazon to Acquire in $1 Billion Deal

Many of us knew that this would happen eventually, and speculation had Google as the possible front-runner to acquire the popular live streaming service, After snapping up YouTube, Google could’ve had a huge monopoly on video sharing, but in a letter from Emmett Shear, the CEO of Twitch, it turns out…..

Published on August 26, 2014

Lian Li’s PC-Q19 mini-ITX Chassis Allows for Vertical or Horizontal Placement, Boasts Classy Aesthetics

If you’re in the market for a mini-ITX chassis, hopefully you’ve checked out Lian Li already. The Taiwanese chassis giant already has a load of models available, but today it’s bolstered its lineup with the PC-Q19 aluminum mini-ITX enclosure. The PC-Q19 is a slim chassis geared towards home theater PCs or office use,…..

Published on August 25, 2014

Corsair Carbide Air 240 Chassis Review

Hot on the heels of the Corsair Carbide Air 540 comes its little brother, the Air 240. It boasts the same unique interior layout, but in a smaller footprint, and all without sacrificing flexibility and cooling performance. Read on to see if good things really do come in small packages.

Published on August 25, 2014

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