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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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Tesoro Gandiva H1L Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Tesoro Gandiva H1L Laser Gaming Mouse Review The aesthetics of the Tesoro Gandiva H1L laser gaming mouse are the first thing that grabbed my attention, and despite the solid performance of the device, they are the first thing I would like to comment on in the conclusion. The body is plastic, but the finish on …

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ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure Review The performance of the ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-bay USB 3.0 drive enclosure is quite impressive. While the transfer rates while in a RAID 0 configuration were very fast, the rates achieved in RAID 1, Big, or JBOD were not far behind. Connected to your PC for …

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Cougar 600M Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Cougar 600M Laser Gaming Mouse Review After a few weeks in use, I have to say the Cougar 600M laser gaming mouse is very comfortable. It is more comfortable than the 700M, and perhaps more so than any other mouse that I can recall using. It fits my hand well, the texture allows me to …

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Western Digital Sentinel DX4200 16TB Windows Storage Server Review

Western Digital Sentinel DX4200 16TB Windows Storage Server Review Western Digital has been expanding its presence in the network attached storage market, with a handful of products intended to appeal to the home user, as well as few more intended to appeal to small to medium businesses. A few years back they launched the Sentinel …

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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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