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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

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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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D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP Camera Review

D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP Camera Review The D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP camera has just about every feature one might be looking for with one exception; it is wired only. If you want/need wireless you need to step up to the DCS-2230 but you will give up the PoE. But, for many like myself, …

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Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard Review

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard Review I am very impressed with the Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum keyboard. Before I even turned the lights on I was very pleased with it due to how sturdy the unit as a whole was, as well as how the keys felt while in use. To me, a good gaming keyboard doesn’t …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review The Kingston HyperX Cloud II gaming headset are well built and should provide for years of enjoyment. The sound quality is very good for music and movies, and the virtual surround does a good job to simulate that you are in the game. I am never overly convinced …

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Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server Review

Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server Review Overall your interpretation of the performance of the Synology Diskstation DS414slim may vary depending on your particular use. As mentioned, this unit appears to be designed for entry level users that are just looking for a secure place to keep some family photos, videos, and some other random …

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Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD Review

Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD Review There is a new breed of SSD on the market that can provide insanely fast transfer rates, and the Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD is the first of these to land at Bigbruin.com. With read speeds exceeding 1400MB/s, and write speeds in excess of …

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Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader Review

Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader Review It is hard to get too excited about a card reader, but the FCR-HS4 is definitely a nice one. While I typically prefer these kind of things to be compact for portability and so I can hide them away in a drawer, since I have been using …

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Synology Diskstation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server Review

Synology Diskstation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server Review In late 2014 Synology released another 4-bay NAS server intended to take their award winning designs and innovations to the next level. The new Diskstation DS415+ takes all of the things people have grown to love in terms of the hardware and the DSM interface, and further refines …

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