A Cup Of Coffee And Google Glass and more
Posted on: 10/30/2013 11:39 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including A Cup Of Coffee And Google Glass, NZXT H230 Computer Case Review, HiFiMAN RE-600 In-ears, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review, and EVGA SuperNova G2 1300W review: super-SLI power supply
A Cup Of Coffee And Google Glass @ HotHardware.com
Wearable computing is all the rage, and for good reason; pretty much everyone can agree that although our smartphones are immensely powerful, they're actually rather inconvenient. Using one requires at least one hand, often two, and it's cumbersome to dig into your pocket, purse, or bag to retrieve them whenever you get a notification. We're slaves to those dings and boops.
Google Glass is one of the more promising bits of wearable technology out there. Smart watches are proliferating like rabbits, sure, and other glasses-type tech is in the offing, but Google Glass has the full backing of one of the largest companies in the world and is also the pet project of one of its founders...
Read more: A Cup Of Coffee And Google Glass @ HotHardware.comCooler Master JetFlo 120 PWM Fan @ LanOC Reviews
Today we take a look at a much more basic cooling component that no build can be without. I am, of course, talking about the simple case fan and whether you are packing your case full with the intent to air cool or just need a few good radiator fans for water cooling there are numerous choices available to you. Cooler Master seems to think they have just the answer you’ve been looking for with their JetFlo 120 and we got our hands on a pair for a quick round of testing.We will see how they stand up once installed and the air starts moving.
Read more: Cooler Master JetFlo 120 PWM Fan @ LanOC ReviewsTt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
It's been over three years since Thermaltake surprised computer enthusiast circles with the Level 10 full-tower ATX case. It was both elaborate and absurd in its features and design, costing a not so modest $700 then. That case has since been succeeded by a series of more reasonably priced Level 10 cases that maintained the original's distinctive appearance as much as possible. More recently, Thermaltake has introduced computer gaming peripherals under the Level 10 premium name, first with the Level 10 M mouse last year and now with the Level 10 M gaming headset...
Read more: Tt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset Review @ Legit ReviewsNZXT H230 Computer Case Review @ Modders-Inc
The H230 is called by NZXT as a Classic Design. Minimal Hassle. Budget Case. Some of those statements I would have to agree upon, but I think you get more than what a normal budget case offers.
Read more: NZXT H230 Computer Case Review @ Modders-IncCooler Master JetFlo Series Fans Revieww @ Modders-Inc
For its excellent value and performance, the Cooler Master JetFlo series fans receives the Modders-Inc recommended award.
Read more: Cooler Master JetFlo Series Fans Revieww @ Modders-IncHiFiMAN RE-600 In-ears @ techPowerUp
HiFiMAN's newest high-end in-ear gets put to the test. The RE-600s are a beefed up version of the RE-400s we loved. The price has also been hiked up to $399, making it just as expensive as several great in-ears, like the UE900s. We test the RE-600s to find out whether the asking price is justified!
Read more: HiFiMAN RE-600 In-ears @ techPowerUpNoontec Hammo Headphones Review @ KitGuru
Today we are taking a look at Noontec's Hammo Fashion Hi-Fi Headphones. Aimed at music enthusiasts with a penchant for style, these on-ear headphones boast 50 mm drivers, a detachable audio cable and ship with a protective case. The big question we aim to answer today can Noontec convince the discerning audiophile to pay the £99.99 asking price?
Read more: Noontec Hammo Headphones Review @ KitGuruMac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review @ The Inquirer
It's free, compatible with old devices, and delivers a slew of useful features
Read more: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review @ The InquireriPhone 5S v iPhone 5 video review @ The Inquirer
We demo the iPhone 5S additions to see if it's worth the upgrade
Read more: iPhone 5S v iPhone 5 video review @ The InquirerIn Win BATMAT mousepad @ PureOverclock
When we think of mouse pads we think about square-ish floppy foam, or even thin textured plastic ones that slide around and have to be secured to the desk just to stay in one place. With earlier versions of mouse pads we were constantly making sure they were clean or overly careful of spilling something on them. Well friends, we don’t have to worry about that anymore. The In Win BATMAT mouse pad is washable, water resistant and scratch resistant because it is constructed with aluminum. That’s right folks, just throw it in the dishwasher and call it good.
Personally I got tired of dealing with the older mouse pads, constantly moving, small in size and ruined if something spilt on them. I would rather use the desk surface than put up with the hassle. Is the BATMAT durable and constructed well enough to change opinions about mouse pads? Continue reading to find out!
Read more: In Win BATMAT mousepad @ PureOverclockAssassin's Creed 6-Years Later Review @ OCC
Should we look to the past and learn from this six year old game? I certainly think so. Replaying Assassin's Creed for this review reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it when I first played it. Sure it has some rough patches and somewhat dated graphics, but this game is still excellent and deserves a place in our libraries. I would easily recommend this game to anyone who has been caught up in the marketing for the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag as well as to anyone looking for a good, story-driven action game. It is a straightforward experience that you can play your own way and on your own schedule. Go ahead and take a trip to the past.
Read more: Assassin's Creed 6-Years Later Review @ OCCCM Storm SF-17 Gaming Notebook Cooler Review @ TopReviewShop
The CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Notebook Cooler looks to be an impressive addition to the CM Storm notebook cooling pad family. It endeavors to meet typical PC gamers needs for excellent cooling performance while limiting the noise of operation. Equipped with a 180 MM fan, 4 port USB hub, height adjustment bar and a bright red LED light, let's see how impressive the $60 SF-17 turns out to be.
Read more: CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Notebook Cooler Review @ TopReviewShopNoctua NH-U14S Review @ HCW
Today we’re looking at the NH-U14S from Noctua, an all new single tower 14cm CPU cooler. This is a upgraded and supersized version of the original NH-U9 series that has many enhancements that not only improve upon its original design, but make it potentially the best air CPU cooler out there today.
Yes, even better than highly acclaimed dual tower coolers like Noctua’s own NH-D14 and the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. Check it out!
Read more: Noctua NH-U14S Review @ HCWEVGA SuperNova G2 1300W review: super-SLI power supply @ Hardware.Info
If you want to combine three or four graphics cards in your desktop PC, you have no choice but to invest in a heavy-duty power supply. According to EVGA, if you plan on using three or four of their high-end EVGA cards, it's best to use an EVGA SuperNova G2 1300W. Shameless self-promotion, or is it indeed a good option? We put the PSU through our usual set of rigorous tests.
The EVGA SuperNova G2 1300W is more or less related to the SuperNova Classified 1500W that we tested at beginning of this year. Like that one, the 1300W model has a rugged design and brushed steel casing. Deluxe extras such as the grip and individually sleeved wires (not cables) aren't present, but other than that this is a very high-end power supply.
Read more: EVGA SuperNova G2 1300W review: super-SLI power supply @ Hardware.InfoRazer Naga 2014 Review @ ChipLoco
If you follow ChipLoco, you should be familiar with Razer and most of their products. We have reviewed a lot of Razer products released during the last couple of years. In these reviews, we have extensively tested their keyboards, mice and headphones and have found their products well-built and very well designed.
Razer has produced many great gaming peripherals during the last decade. One of the all-time greats is the Razer Naga gaming mouse. First released in 2009, it was one of the first MMO (aka Massively Multiplayer Online) mice and was a great success back then. It quickly became an essential part of every MMO player’s arsenal and was the weapon of choice for many professional MMO players. Razer did release a couple of upgraded versions of this mouse namely, Naga Motlen, Naga Epic and Nage Hex but none of them brought any major upgrades. Despite this Naga has consistently remained in the top selling MMO gaming mice and is considered as the world’s king of MMO gaming mouse.
Read more: Razer Naga 2014 Review @ ChipLoco