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Review: Kingston SSDNOW V200

Kingston SSDNOW V200 box

The Kingston brand has been an authoritative presence in the realm of SSDs, and continues to pwn the competition with its business class “SSD Now 200V series”. This particular series comes in several capacities ranging from 64GB, 128GB (which was used for our review), and 256 GB. Depending on whether you purchased the PC or Notebook upgrade kit, the contents of your package will vary. The PC upgrade kit that we received, totes a SATA cable, chassis mounting brackets, 2 glorious DVDs that truly make your life easier (1 being the installation DVD, the other is hard drive cloning software… wining) and last but not least, 2.5 inches of pure unadulterated fun.

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Review: Audio-Technica ATH-WS55 Headphones

A while back, During CE Week, we mentioned that we saw some of the new offerings from Audio-Technica and how much we wanted to take a closer look at the ATH-W55 aka the Solid Bass headphones. We recalled that these headphones were packing a fairly serious punch during the show, but now that lights have come down and the crowds have dispersed, it’s time to really see how well these headphones sound.
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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile)

 

The mobile space is an interesting area. The price of decent to excellent hardware is going to cost somewhere in the $500 mark for base level models and at the same time, the processing power is leagues below mid to high level laptops and desktops.

Or at least that’s what we thought until the Samsung Galaxy S III showed up on our door.

Let us put a thought out on the table from now, just so that everyone is on the same page. This is easily in the top 5 for fastest phones ever released to the public. There’s so much computational power in this phone that current software won’t pose any problems unless coded poorly and that the future for smartphones is so bright, we’re all going to have to wear shades.

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Review: Yamakasi Catleap Q270

 

So If you haven’t heard, there’s a new monitor making a big splash around the net. It’s the Yamakasi Catleap Q270. It’s a beautiful piece of tech, but chances are you’ve never heard of it or the company. In all honesty, we hadn’t heard of Yamakasi either until about 2 weeks ago ourselves. The monitor sounds too good to be true, so we made sure that one got sent to us and put it through the ringer. If you want to give yourself a brief overview, check out our un-boxing video right after the break.

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NZXT Source 210 Elite chassis

Computers get built around here an awful lot. There’s always some new-fangled part that we’re itching to try out or some theory we want to test. Believe us when we say that a computer in pieces on a table is the norm.

It should come to no surprise to the builders in the audience when we state that the case is the foundation of any build. If the case isn’t right for the application or even worse, it can’t hold the parts that were picked for the build, the entire build gets put on hold while you scavenge for a new case. There aren’t many people that would want a full-tower case , with all of it’s near 3 feet of glorious height, sitting next to their TV. Conversely, a cool looking Mini-ITX case isn’t going to hold enough high-end parts to able to be called a gaming system.

So where does one start? Especially if you’re on a budget for that next build? Well, the folks over at NZXT have a case just for you that’s light-years better than those generic cases in online stores. It’s called the Source 210 Elite. Continue reading NZXT Source 210 Elite chassis