WD My Passport Ultra 1TB HDD Review and more
Posted on: 08/10/2013 10:45 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including WD My Passport Ultra 1TB HDD review, A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger, Ozone Oxygen Headset, Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review, and Google Chromecast Review: Yes, It's Worth Every Penny
WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
When we took a look at WD’s My Passport last summer, we were left impressed for a couple of reasons. For starters, it performed well, and who wouldn’t love 2TB in such a small form-factor? Then there was the robust (but clunky) backup software, a durable, good-looking design, and for those who want to take advantage of it, hardware encryption.
This summer, WD followed-up to that series with “Ultra”, which overall looks pretty similar but does have a couple of notable differences. At the forefront, cloud backups are here, and as long as Dropbox is your solution of choice, WD has got you covered. Second, the Pro version of SmartWare is included, allowing you to backup with more than just WD drives. It might be a small touch, but an included soft pouch rounds out the deal, and overall, it’s a good addition.
Read more: WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review @ TechgageA quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger @ Techreport
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar Mio Pro USB charger to see if the sun can be of some assistance.
Read more: A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger @ TechreportToshiba Satellite C855D-S5104 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5104 is a budget-class 15-inch laptop offering sluggish performance and a stingy feature set, but it'll give you five plus hours of unplugged computing.
Read more: Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5104 Review @ TechReviewSource.comOzone Oxygen Headset @ techPowerUp
Ozone manufactures a wealth of gaming peripherals, and today, we take a look at their brand-new set of gaming in-ears. This in-ear headset is meant for gaming on the go but can also work well with a stationary setup. We put it to the test to see how it compares to other competing products.
Read more: Ozone Oxygen Headset @ techPowerUpCorsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ KitGuru
The K70 is the third attempt by Corsair at making mechanical keyboards, and I think that they have finally nailed it this time. Their initial release featured a mix of mechanical keys and rubber dome keys that many users didn't approve of. Their second release featured backlit keys and macro keys but still had a mix of mechanical and rubber dome keys. Now we meet in the middle we have a full set of illuminated mechanical keys with per-key illumination, and there is a choice between red, blue and brown Cherry MX switches to boot. Available in Black/Red or Silver/Blue color combinations, the Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is arguably one of the best looking mechanical keyboards available today. In this article Benchmark Reviews will be testing the Black/Red model CH-9000011-UK variant with Cherry MX Red switches, in a variety of scenarios including gaming and general productivity applications.
Read more: Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ KitGuruPanasonic TX-L55WT65 @ Techradar
While Panasonic has been winning plaudits galore for its top-end plasma TVs this year, it's not had quite such a smooth ride with its LCD televisions. The main reason for this has been that it has struggled to keep pace with some rival LCD brands when it comes to producing dark scenes convincingly.It could just be, though, that the 55-inch Panasonic TX-L55WT65 has what it takes to overcome this problem. As the flagship model in Panasonic's 2013 LCD range, it boasts the brand's premium LCD engine, complete with a 16-zone local dimming system driving its edge-mounted LED lighting array. It's unusual for an edge LED set to deliver local dimming over so many zones, so you've got to hope that this ability to control the screen's light levels to such a localised degree will lead to a significant contrast boost.
Read more: Panasonic TX-L55WT65 @ TechradarGoogle Chromecast Review: Yes, It's Worth Every Penny @ HotHardware.com
Google announced its Chromecast media streaming device last week and immediately caused quite a stir amongst technology enthusiasts. Not only was the Chromecast seemingly easy to use, but its low $35 price point made it attainable by virtually anyone. It didn't hurt that Google was throwing in a three month trial of Netflix with the device as well, but that deal was suspended almost as soon as it was announced due to overwhelmingly high demand.
The Google Chromecast is a simple device to understand. It is basically a small HDMI dongle that physically plugs into an HDTV (or other display) and wirelessly connects to a local Wi-Fi network...
Read more: Google Chromecast Review: Yes, It's Worth Every Penny @ HotHardware.comCooler Master CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Laptop Cooler @ Modders-Inc
Keeping cool under pressure is not always easy for a high end gaming laptop. Powerful processors and dedicated graphics cards are all too often produce more heat than can be removed by the stock cooling hardware. Cooler Master, a world leader in keeping it cool is here with the new CM Storm SF-17 Laptop Cooler.
Read more: Cooler Master CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Laptop Cooler @ Modders-IncCooler Master Storm Havoc @ LanOC Reviews
Between sensor, grip style, and overall design the CM Storm gaming mouse line is made up of a nice variety of options. Until now, Cooler Master has only offered one product with the Avago 9800 sensor, boasting 8200 DPI support, the Sentinel II. The Havoc, which we’ll be taking a look at today, is “designed for precision gaming”, so it seems natural to be equipped with a sensor that provides such a diverse range.
Read more: Cooler Master Storm Havoc @ LanOC Reviews