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Portal Self-Optimizing Urban AC2400 WiFi Router Review

Portal Self-Optimizing Urban AC2400 WiFi Router Review Portal is a Quad-Stream Wave-2 IEEE 802.11AC (AC2400) router that makes use of more 5GHz bands than any other consumer router on the market. They are the only consumer router to do this due to the complexity of the design; these additional channels can only be used when …

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HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review HyperX used to be considered the gaming division of Kingston solely because their system memory and solid state drives offered the high performance that you needed to power a serious gaming computer. While those products are still what I would consider the core business of HyperX, they now …

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D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review

D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review D-Link’s DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi router just might be the thing for homes with many devices looking to get on the Wi-Fi network. With all of your basic wireless needs, plus phones, tablets, and smart TVs looking to stream high definition content, a typical wireless router can easily …

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Master & Dynamic ME01 Earphones Review

Master & Dynamic ME01 Earphones Review In this review we will be stepping away from the video game segment in order to look at a set of earphones primarily intended to be used for enjoying music. What we have is the Master & Dynamic ME01 earphones, one of three models of earphones that they now …

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HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset Review

HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset Review The HyperX CloudX pro gaming headset appeals to me for a variety of reasons, the least of which is their excellent stereo sound reproduction. I was fully expecting them to sound great, but what I appreciate almost as mush is just how comfortable they are. I have had several …

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D-Link DCS-2530L HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera Review

D-Link DCS-2530L HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera Review At a media event held on September 15, 2016, D-Link released its new 180-Degree Wi-Fi camera, the DCS-2530L. At first glance it looks a lot like the DCS-2630L that we reviewed almost a year ago; that is until you get them side by side. They both have the …

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Tenda AC9 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wifi Router Review

Tenda AC9 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wifi Router Review The Tenda AC9 AC1200 dual-band Gigabit Wifi router is a fairly budget friendly option that offers more than I was expecting it to. It provides impressive throughput (wired or wireless), a well designed user interface, and plenty of configurable options that will let you customize your network …

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GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch Review

GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch Review For this mini review we will be looking at the GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch which has a Bluetooth radio built-in. Unlike the other products covered thus far; this unit is actually designed to be used outside when mounted as directed. It is rated for 120V/60Hz service …

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HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset Review The HyperX Cloud Revolver is a high end stereo headset that can be used with just about any device thanks to its use of the 3.5mm audio jack… sorry iPhone 7 users. The closed, over the ear design with 50mm drivers creates a studio-grade sound stage, which allows you …

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Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub External Drive Review

Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub External Drive Review The Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub is a very appealing option for anyone that needs a large capacity device to backup their computer, and other devices. It is fast, easy to use, comes with very useful software, and the price is competitive. While testing confirmed it is …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SATA III SSD Review

Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SATA III SSD Review Kingston is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, which includes solid state drives. They have SSDs with features and capacities for just about any application, but for those looking for the ultimate in performance, they have their HyperX series. In this review, we will be …

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BlackVue DR650S-2CH Dashcam Review

BlackVue DR650S-2CH Dashcam Review First and foremost the BlackVue DR650S-2CH is a dashcam. The forward looking camera is capable of recording video at 1920×1080 30fps, while recording the stream from the rearward facing cam at 1280×720 30fps. The system also includes built-in GPS, G-sensor, and Wi-Fi. All data is recorded to a microSD card and …

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Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi Extender Review

Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi Extender Review The Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi extender seems like it could be a very useful device, but I just can’t trust that it will be functional when I need it. It worked excellently for close to week, and after that I started experience a few different issues that slowly wore …

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Kingston MobileLite G3 Wireless Card Reader Review

Kingston MobileLite G3 Wireless Card Reader As always, we expect a well made and well designed product from Kingston, which this is. They continue to make incremental upgrades to the MobileLite line, that make them more useful and more appealing. If you have a G2 device, the changes made might not be enough for you …

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Crucial MX300 750GB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial MX300 750GB Solid State Drive Review Crucial is a brand of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, and they have been in the business for over 35 years. Today we are looking at their MX300 750GB limited edition solid state drive, which builds on the previous performance of the MX …

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Tesoro GRAM Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Tesoro GRAM Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review The Tesoro GRAM Spectrum has a compact rectangular shape without any extra ergonomic features, extra buttons, etc. To be honest, this is exactly what I want in a keyboard… just a keyboard. But, it is obviously not that simple as we are already aware that this is …

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LaCie 2TB Porsche Design USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

LaCie 2TB Porsche Design USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review The LaCie 2TB Porsche Design USB hard drive in question features a USB C connector, with adapters to make it compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0. It comes pre-installed with some useful utility software, and you can choose from either silver or gold finishes and capacities of 1TB, …

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Bitdefender BOX Home Network Security Review

Bitdefender BOX Home Network Security Review The Bitdefender BOX is a hardware device that is designed to protect all devices on a user’s network (including IoT devices) from malware, viruses, hackers, ransomware, phishing, etc. A vulnerability assessment feature checks your devices to make sure you don’t unknowingly have your guard down, which could allow data …

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ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Enclosure Review The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is not quite your typical USB 3.0 enclosure, and I like it. I can see plenty of applications for a tougher, ‘enterprise-grade’ device that could benefit people at work and at home. At home, I think I would much rather …

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Tesoro Excalibur V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Tesoro Excalibur V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review Beyond the lighting effects, I really like the Tesoro Excalibur V2 mechanical gaming keyboard… First and foremost, it feels very well built and I believe it could last for many years without issue. Just as you would expect with any legitimate gaming keyboard, it offers plenty of customization …

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Tesoro Sagitta Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review

Tesoro Sagitta Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review Overall I am very pleased with the performance of the Tesoro Sagitta Spectrum gaming mouse. It offers plenty of gamer friendly features in a package that is more like a traditional mouse, which is definitely something I prefer. For those looking for more advanced gaming features, you may be …

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ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bay Review

ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bay Review This review is going to cover 3 newer offerings from ICY DOCK that provide convenient, hot swap access to drives installed in your PC’s case. We will look at the ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B which lets you install two 2.5″ drives in a single 3.5″ external bay, …

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Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server Review

Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server Review The Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server is a solidly built product that is well suited to handle the shared storage needs of a small office / home office environment. It does not have all the bells and whistles of plugins and apps available on other NAS servers, …

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D-Link DCS-2630L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera Review

D-Link DCS-2630L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera Review Today we are taking a quick look at the recently released D-Link Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi camera, model DCS-2630L. This camera is part of a new family of cameras which claim to have the widest angle lens available on a consumer fixed camera; a full 180 degree …

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Synology DiskStation DS1515 5-Bay NAS Server Review

Synology DiskStation DS1515 5-Bay NAS Server Review Synology has sent over another one of their Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for us to look at. Along with all of the typical things we look forward to, this one offers some new features that we are also excited to check out. From the model number we …

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