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Apotop Wi-Copy Personal Cloud Storage and Wireless Router Review

Apotop Wi-Copy Personal Cloud Storage and Wireless Router Review In this review we will be looking at the Apotop Wi-Copy (DW21) which is touted as being a personal cloud storage device and wireless router, perhaps a bit like the Kingston Mobilelite Wireless series we have covered. For those who are not familiar with them, Apotop …

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Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review

Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review Matched up against bigger, beefier, and more expensive heatpipe coolers I felt that the Evercool Venti didn’t have a chance to compete. I was wrong, as the test results show that it is able to cool off the CPU about as well as some other coolers on hand from …

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Noctua NH-D15 Heatpipe Tower CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D15 Heatpipe Tower CPU Cooler Review The Noctua NH-D15 heatpipe tower CPU cooler is a beast that is ready to tame the heat from any of today’s high powered processors. With six heatpipes, two towers of cooling fins, and the ability to support a pair of 140mm fans, undersized is not a word that …

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LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review I didn’t expect to be impressed by the audio performance of such a compact, lightweight speaker. At 120mm in diameter by 32mm tall, and just 230g (much of which has to be battery), I didn’t think it would have what it took to fill a room with accurately …

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Synology Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS Server Review

Synology Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS Server Review The Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS server is just another fine example of what Synology is capable of. The aesthetics of the design are retro and understated, and with the minimal noise created by the device it will be able to disappear in most home or small office settings. …

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Card Reader Review

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Card Reader Review While these new features help make this an even more appealing device for travelling professionals, it still offers the same features that made the first version great for professionals and families. Being able to stream/share files with a handful of different wireless device simultaneously is still the key …

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Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD Review In real world use, the mS200 240GB mSATA SSD proved to be exactly what I expected. It made a notebook computer that didn’t seem all that old seem so much faster and more enjoyable. The drive was capable of hitting its target read and write speeds (540MB/s and …

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Actiontec PWR51WK01 Powerline Adapter Kit Review

Actiontec PWR51WK01 Powerline Adapter Kit Review Powerline adapters. If you are like me, you may have played with powerline adapters before. I tried one several years ago and honestly I didn’t see the point. The bandwidth was low and the unit wasn’t very stable. But the standards have changed and these now theoretically support Gigabit …

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Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse Review

Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse Review The Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse is well built and incorporates all the features you would expect to find in your typical mouse. It has a fairly traditional design for universal (right-handed) comfort and it doesn’t do anything extra that would require special software or setup time. Pretty much …

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Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card Review

Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card Review The Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC card can provide extremely fast transfer rates when used in the proper device. Testing confirmed that you can indeed achieve the rated read speed of 90MB/s and the rated write speed of 80MB/s, which are both very impressive values for an SDXC/SDHC …

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Thermolab ITX30 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

Thermolab ITX30 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review The ITX30 is rated for use with processors having a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of 100W, which provides much more flexibility than something like the Noctua NH-L9i, which maxes out with CPUs with a TDP of 65W. Both coolers were tested in this review on an Intel …

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review Western Digital is one of the premier manufacturers of hard drives and they have built up quite a catalog of complimentary products to make use of their drives. In this review we are going to take a look at the My Passport Ultra 1TB portable …

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Actiontec WCB3000NK01 Wireless and Ethernet Over Coax Adapter Kit Review

Actiontec WCB3000NK01 Wireless and Ethernet Over Coax Adapter Kit Review If expanding the reach of your network is on your to-do list, the Actiontec WCB3000NK01 should be on a short list of items you need to consider. It completes what could be a daunting job in just minutes, and it will not only provide a …

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Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera Review

Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera Review The Dropcam HD is attractive for a variety of reasons. For monitoring a single location in a home using a Dropcam is a great choice. The image quality is great, you get a wide field of view, and the CVR activities / alerts work very well. Two …

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Synology DiskStation DS213j 2-Bay NAS Server Review

Synology DiskStation DS213j 2-Bay NAS Server Review Over the past four years we have looked at a handful of 4-bay and 2-bay NAS devices from Synology, and they have all managed to make a positive impression on us during those reviews. This review is going to take a look at the fifth Synology product at …

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Sapphire Radeon HD7730 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Sapphire Radeon HD7730 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review Sapphire is a manufacturer of a variety of computer components, but I would guess that people probably associate them most with Radeon HD graphics cards. We have covered quite a few of their cards dating back to when we first met during the HD3000 generation, and we …

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Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S Heatpipe Tower Coolers Review

Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S Heatpipe Tower Coolers Review Noctua keeps rolling along with their high end coolers designed to tame the heat of today’s modern processors. In this review we will be taking a look at two of their new heatpipe tower coolers, the NH-U12S and the NH-U14S. As you might be able to figure …

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless Card Reader Review

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Card Reader¬†Review A few years ago, having limited storage on your device was more of an Apple issue. But more and more Android phones are shipping with fixed memory, and as more devices eliminate the micro SD slots they also have made huge improvements in camera resolution. It has gotten to the …

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