Synology DS1513+ NAS Review and more
Posted on: 08/31/2013 11:42 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Synology DS1513+ NAS Review, Capsule Gaming Headset Roundup: Entries from Logitech, SteelSeries, and Razer, Tesoro Shrike Gaming Mouse, Patriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery Review, and Acer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 Review
Synology DS1513+ NAS Review @ KitGuru
Synology is well-known for their NAS solutions and today we are taking a closer look at the DS1513+. This NAS is aimed at small to medium businesses and comes equipped with an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB DDR3 and supports up to five 4TB hard drives.
Read more: Synology DS1513+ NAS Review @ KitGuruCapsule Gaming Headset Roundup: Entries from Logitech, SteelSeries, and Razer @ Anandtech
People underspend on peripherals. There, I said it. Paying up for quality, be it a keyboard, a mouse, or a gaming headset, usually results in a measurably better experience. I watched my best friend's boyfriend's face light up when he started talking about the Corsair K70 keyboard I recommended to him, and it's not an unusual reaction: people often don't know how good things can be.
Gaming headsets are a trickier proposition. First, audiophiles should just close this review now, because these products straight up aren't for you. That's not to say these headsets offer poor sound quality, but they're not calibrated for and not designed for studio accurate sound. Their primary reasons for being are to produce an immersive gaming experience with usable positional audio and to offer decent microphone communication for VoIP. For these products, the issues turn into whether or not the headset is comfortable, sound is at least of palatable quality, the positional audio is effective, and the features included are useful.
Read more: Capsule Gaming Headset Roundup: Entries from Logitech, SteelSeries, and Razer @ AnandtechPlantronics GameCom Commander Gaming Headset Review @ KitGuru
Built for competitive gamers and fun-loving enthusiasts, can the Plantronics GameCom Commander Pro Gaming headset deliver the top-class performance that its ruthless target audience will demand?
Read more: Plantronics GameCom Commander Gaming Headset Review @ KitGuruTesoro Shrike Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
Today we are taking a look at another gaming mouse from Tesoro. Up for testing is the Shrike which seems to be a tad sharper than the previous Tesoro we looked at so lets take a closer look.
Read more: Tesoro Shrike Gaming Mouse @ RbmodsMSI GTX 780 Lightning 3 GB @ techPowerUp
MSI's new GTX 780 Lightning is built to provide maximum overclocking features for enthusiasts and record breakers. It comes with a large overclock out of the box that makes it faster than GTX Titan, yet still has more headroom inside. Our manual overclocking yielded another 14% performance increase.
Read more: MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3 GB @ techPowerUpXMG P303 Pro Gaming Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Of course 17" ultra-thin laptops are not the only option when it comes to portable gaming/power use. The other end of the scale see's us dip into the 13" form factor and while those systems might not be quite as thin they are very portable. So today we take a look at XMGs P303 which sticks to that 13" size while still including high end Intel and NVIDIA components. Let's see how it does against the 17" competition in the form of the Razer Blade R2 and brand new MSI GS70 Stealth."
Read more: XMG P303 Pro Gaming Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.comPatriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery Review @ Legit Reviews
One of the more interesting new product lines from Patriot Memory would certainly have to be the FUEL+ mobile rechargeable batteries. Ranging in size from 1500mAh up-to 9000mAh, the FUEL+ product family features a full line of Li-Ion battery sizes to fit the needs of pretty much every tablet and smartphone user. We will be looking at the Patriot Fuel+ 5200mAh and 7800mAh battery today.
Read more: Patriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery Review @ Legit ReviewsAcer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Acer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 has a lot of intelligent features we'd like to see on most if not all all-in-one desktop PCs in the future.
Read more: Acer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 Review @ TechReviewSource.comSilverStone SST-AR01 CPU Cooler Heatsink Review @ Benchmark Reviews
SilverStone may be known for their cooling, but not necessarily their CPU coolers. As a company, they've brought forward many innovations and unique, successful approaches to the ATX case standard with their AP series fans and rotated motherboard enclosures. It's not that SilverStone is a stranger to CPU cooling - there were the Nitrogen special-application series before the new Argon series, as well as the Heligon high-performance line of heat-sinks. The Argon AR01, AR02, and AR03 are all designed to be more accessible alternatives for enthusiasts, with each model fulfilling a specific purpose. The SilverStone SST-AR01 is designed to be a price/performance leader in the market, and is the cooler that Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at today.
Read more: SilverStone SST-AR01 CPU Cooler Heatsink Review @ Benchmark ReviewsNuGuard KX for the iPad mini Review @ TestFreaks
For today’s review we will be checking out the NuGuard KX for the iPad mini. Designed by the folks at OWC, well known for their Apple accessories the NuGuard KX offers military grade protection for your Apple tablet. This case is designed for folks wanting OtterBox like protection without the extreme bulkiness
It works two fold using a plastic protective shell along with an energy distributing liner made of something called X-Orbing gel. OWC selected this material as it redistributes the energy from an impact across the gel liner instead of the iPad mini. The NuGuard KX for the iPad mini is even military drop test certified.
Read more: NuGuard KX for the iPad mini Review @ TestFreaks