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Kingston’s HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 SODIMM 1866MHz Dual Channel Notebook Memory Kit

Kingston’s HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 SODIMM 1866MHz Dual Channel Notebook Memory Kit

Our latest video review brings us face to face with a product that claims both a performance increase and ease of installation. We’ve heard both claims on many late night infomercials. However, this is one product that is no snake oil and as you see in the video above, Kingston’s new HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Dual Channel SODIMM memory kit really does deliver on both promises. It definitely turned us from educated skeptics into believers, especially when it came to the benchmarks that don’t lie! Hit that play button!

Thermaltake Level 10 GT

Thermaltake Level 10 GT

Last year Thermaltake introduced an iconic looking chassis that while it wasn’t the greatest in terms of cooling or practicality, the original Level 10 was certainly a head turner; even if it was just to look at the £500+ price tag.

Now though Thermaltake have worked on the design, creating this new version known as the GT. It’s not quite as pretty and has some lumpty plastic parts, but it’s certainly still interesting. Let’s see how it turns out.

Enermax NAXN 80+ 600 W Power Supply

Enermax NAXN 80+ 600 W Power Supply

The NAXN, the latest power supply series from Enermax, is subdivided into three sub-series: the NAXN, also known as Tomahawk II, featuring 350 W, 450 W, and 500 W models, with no 80 Plus certification; the NAXN 80+, featuring 350 W, 450 W, 500 W, and 600 W models, with the standard 80 Plus certification; and the NAXN 82+, featuring 750 W and 850 W models, with the 80 Plus Bronze certification and modular cabling system (a feature not available on the models from the other two sub-series.) Let's see if the new Enermax NAXN 80+ 600 W is a good option.

MIMOPlug, a Plug Linux PC with USB Touch-screen Monitor

MIMOPlug, a Plug Linux PC with USB Touch-screen Monitor

For many niches, the negatives of a full blown computer outweigh any benefits it may bring. This does not mean the demand for some form of computer appliance is not there; rather, it just means that a more low power, low noise and low heat output device is a better solution. Take for instance frequent flyers, who do not necessarily need a full blown laptop, but still require some way to stay connected. The best and most well known media appliance is, of course, the Apple iPad. This too is not a great solution as many users need a more open computer environment, one that they need not "jailbreak" to install any software they chose. One such device which may just fit the bill for many is the MIMO Plug.

Angel Bicycle Helmet with USB-powered Halo for Attention Seekers

Angel Bicycle Helmet with USB-powered Halo for Attention Seekers

The Angel Bicycle helmet certainly is an intriguing invention. With the advent of mandatory bicycle helmets and lights on all bicycles, the number of serious injuries bicyclists suffer has greatly decreased. Sadly, while helmets do a decent job of keeping your melon intact, they do little for warning motorists that you are there. The reverse is true of bicycle lights. They help drivers be aware of you before you become road kill but that is about it. Having said that, the two have never been combined to make one product that is greater than the sum of its parts; or at least not up until now that is. With the Angel Bicycle, the net result really is the best of both worlds.

Diamond VStream Wireless HD Video Streamer

Diamond VStream Wireless HD Video Streamer

The very first thing you will notice when you take the Diamond VStream out of its box is how small the base station is. In fact, with its Lilliputian dimensions (3.4" x 3.4" x 1.6") and weight (0.10 lb.), few if any will have troubles finding room for the VStream in their home entertainment system setup. The inherent disadvantage to the Diamond VStream's size is that there is only room for a single HDMI output on the back. This unit has no component, no composite and no digital audio output options. This is perfectly fine if you are running it directly to your HDTV, as the digital audio and video signal will go over the one cable. If you have an aging amplifier or TV without a HDMI input, this device may not be right for you and your needs.

OWC 240GB Extreme Pro 6G

OWC 240GB Extreme Pro 6G

OWC has just released the Extreme Pro 6Gbps SSD. At 240GB, and sporting some of the most cutting-edge I/O circuitry, it is capable of pushing the SATA3 interface almost to its limits. The advertised speeds for this drive are 559 MBps (read) and and 527 MBps (write). If true, this is nothing short of amazing, considering the theoretical maximum is 600 MBps. Achieving 90% of a spec's theoretical performance wall is nothing to sneeze at in even the most mature architectures.

Mach Xtreme MX-GX USB 3.0 16GB Flash Drive

Mach Xtreme MX-GX USB 3.0 16GB Flash Drive

USB 3.0 was released in the not so distant past and personally I feel that it never really took off at the pace that was hoped for. There is one reason why this happened, and one reason only. The interface was there, but the peripherals wasn't and what good is a connection if you haven't got the device to make full use of it?

Of course you could still use a USB 3.0 port to run slower USB 1.1/2.0 devices, but that defeats the whole object behind this new technology and its so-called blistering fast speed. Slowly over time though, manufacturers have caught up and started developing products to suit this newer, faster interface with the main one being USB flash drives.

USB flash drives is where USB 3.0 really has caught on and made a difference, as it relies on the speed of the interface to give the fastest read and write speeds possible for the drive itself.

You may remember the Sharkoon Flexi-Drive Extreme Duo that we looked at back in February which gave us some outstanding results and didn't break the piggy bank to much either. Since then we were ever so keen on getting our hands on some more drives from different manufacturers to see exactly how they rate and if they live up to the hype behind the USB 3.0 marketing.

Today starts us off with a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive from leading storage manufacturer; Mach Xtreme with their MX-GX which features quad-channel technology to give the highest transfer rate possible.

In Win Dragon Rider Case

In Win Dragon Rider Case

Today I will be reviewing the In Win Dragon Rider, a full tower chassis with the same styling’s as the Dragon Slayer case we reviewed recently. In Win is not the most well known brand, at least amongst UK enthusiasts, however with the ambitions and working ethic that In Win have set out, I am looking forward to reviewing their latest PC case.

G.Skill Sniper 1866 MHz DDR3

G.Skill Sniper 1866 MHz DDR3

RAM is one of the basic building blocks of a computer system, and although the technology has changed over the years the same basic idea of quick temporary storage has been RAM's main purpose since its inception. Gamers have always wanted the fastest speeds possible but unfortunately that meant that many of the fastest kits were very expensive. Since the introduction of DDR3 prices have plummeted and speeds have skyrocketed and a good set of 2 x 4GB RAM can be had for under $150. G.Skill understands this and has SKU's designed for every price range. G.Skill's most recent addition is its Sniper series of which we will be looking at the 1866 MHz F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR kit which is well priced $104.99 providing users above average speeds with relatively tight 9-10-9-28 timings. Benchmark Reviews will determine if this RAM is worth its price or if users are better off getting slower, less expensive SKU's.

AMD Llano A-Series APU Sabine Notebook Platform

AMD Llano A-Series APU Sabine Notebook Platform

AMD Llano APUs will be available in notebooks ranging from $499 to $799 and after the performance numbers that we saw we believe they will do very well in the mainstream notebook market. For years Intel dominated the notebook market and for the first time in a decade the company needs to be worried. AMD has a mainstream notebook that excels at normal user tasks and destroys the games...

MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard

MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard

So far, MSI has released only two motherboards based on the new AMD 990FX chipset, one for the top mainstream market (990FXA-GD65), and one for the high-end market (990FXA-GD80). Let's take a look at the MSI 990FXA-GD80.

Samsung ML-3310ND

Samsung ML-3310ND

Simple to use and maintain over a network, the Samsung ML-3310ND is a solid workhorse for an office printing up to 50,000 black-and-white pages per month. If you’re a small business looking for a no-nonsense monochrome printer that allows you to save money on ink—as well as paper with the duplex option—this is an excellent choice. And as it prints at 1200 x 1200 dpi—twice the resolution of most other mono lasers but at the same speed—the ML-3310ND is equally an excellent option if quality is what you’re looking for.

Speedlink Xbox 360 Headset Adapter

Speedlink Xbox 360 Headset Adapter

There are an increasing number of XBox-compatible headsets these days, both official and unofficial, all pushing benefits like improved comfort, convenience and sound quality. Speedlink have decided to move in an alternative direction, providing a universal adapter which allows the use of existing PC headsets that utilise standard 3.5mm inputs.

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard

The gaming performance of the ASRock Fatal1ty Professional P67 motherboard was right on track with all of the Intel P67 offerings that we have looked at so far. In fact, it was even able to lead the pack at times. If I could change anything about the ASRock Fatal1ty Professional P67 motherboard there wouldn't be much. The only feature I would change is eliminating the IDE and Floppy headers. If this were an entry level motherboard, sure throw them on there for people looking to use the old hardware out of an existing system. The ASRock Fatal1ty Professional is aimed at the enthusiast market, and very few are going to use a floppy disk drive or an old and out-dated IDE hard drive...

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