Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review and more
Posted on: 06/14/2018 11:40 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

1MORE Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones Review
ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive Review
Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review
be quiet! SFX L Power 500w Gold Power Supply Review
CentOS 7.4 & kernel 4.x - Worth the risk?
Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset Review
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Gaming Mouse Review
Intel Core i7-8086K (14nm) Review
Logitech G513 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Motospeed CK61 Review
QNAP TS-453Be 4-bay NAS Review
The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU Review
Where is the Windows 10 Recycle Bin? Removing it from the desktop & putting it elsewhere

1MORE Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones Review
Although the strongest selling point for the Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones by 1MORE is without doubt the amount of drivers per ear piece their THX Certification along with their 2nd to none build quality are also reasons for you to get your very own pair.

As far back as i can recall consumers have always been skeptical when it comes to "real" surround sound headsets and for good reason since multiple drivers squeezed into a tiny earcup or earphone can't possibly mimic the results from let’s say a full size multi-speaker surround sound system. Still although i do happen to agree with that i also know that they can mimic those results to a certain extent which is why I’ve always liked "real" surround sound headsets more than virtual surround sound ones. Lately another trend has emerged and so although once upon a time multiple drivers were used to deliver surround sound today many manufacturers use them to deliver more accurate and distortion free audio by assigning each one (or pairs) to a different frequency range (bass/midrange/high/ultra-high). 1MORE was not a name we knew prior to 2016 but in just over two years we've witness them grow to be extremely popular especially among audiophiles and so today with us we have their brand new Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones.


Read full article @ NikKTech

ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive Review
We took a look at ADATA’s first NVMe solid state drive the XPG SX8000 back in early 2017. Needless to say it was not the best NVMe drive we tested at the time. Well today we have one of their newest drives the XPG SX8200. It makes use of Silicon Motion’s SM2262 controller paired with Micron’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It seems like ADATA has got things right with this drive as both the controller and the NAND are some of the best currently available. ADATA puts specifications of this drive at 3200 MB/s read and 1700 MB/s write, so it is definitely an improvement over the previous generation. The drive is also backed by a 5-year warranty. Let’s put this drive to the test and see what it can do!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review
In the fall of 2016, Microsoft revealed its plans to bring the Windows operating system into the immersive technology age: Not only would Windows be a platform that supports VR and AR environments; it would become a VR and AR environment. Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform is the foundation for the company’s immersive computing aspirations. But an immersive computing platform isn’t worth much without hardware to complement it, and Microsoft turned to a handful of partners to bring the hardware to market while it works on the software side.

Six hardware partners adopted the Windows Mixed Reality (MR) platform, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. We’ve already looked at the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the Lenovo Explorer HMD, and the Samsung Odyssey HMD. Now we have Asus’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset on our test bench. And while we don't want to give it all way up front, it would be easy to recommend--if not for its current asking price of $429. With competing WMR devices now often priced below $300, and the original HTC Vive now priced at $500, Asus' headset is stuck in an awkward middle spot.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

be quiet! SFX L Power 500w Gold Power Supply Review
With the emergence of compact or mini-ITX systems, the need to provide power supplies for them is growing. Given that these systems are designed to be small, obviously standard power supply models are likely not going to be suitable.

As such, be quiet! has launched the SFX L Power 500w power supply. Being both gold rated and fully modular this little PSU is designed to be the perfect company to your compact gaming system.

With be quiet! being one of the most recognizable brands, you know almost immediately that you’re going to get a quality product here. If that doesn’t convince you, then there are other factors. Being gold rated means that this power supply has had to meet rigorous testing to ensure that it performs with high-efficiency. Although paraphrasing the requirements somewhat, a gold rated power supply must operate at a minimum efficiency of 88% while at full load.


Read full article @ eTeknix

CentOS 7.4 & kernel 4.x - Worth the risk?
This ought to be interesting. Living on the edge: a tutorial showing how to upgrade the kernel on CentOS 7.4 from 3.10 to mainline 4.x (4.16) branch, including resolution of outstanding Realtek Wireless networking and compilation issues introdued in CentOS 7.4 kernel 693 version with repoline patches, system performance and responsiveness, battery life, stability, and more. Enjoy.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Corsair has been on a roll lately. We’ve looked at a number of their peripherals here at PC Perspective and have consistently found them to be well-built, performance accessories for your gaming rig. Today we’re leaving the keyboards and mice behind to take a look at a different, more divisive product category: the gaming headset. Corsair’s Void Pro RGB Wireless looks great on the surface but does it have the sound and comfort to match? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

As always, we begin with packaging. Corsair always does a good job here. We find the usual black and yellow trim with the shard background on the face, as well as our key feature callouts. You can’t see it well on the box since they went with a black and white aesthetic but both the “sails” logo and the trim on the microphone’s boom arm are illuminated, though only the former is RGB. Inside the box, we find the headset well packaged without any annoying tie-downs.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Gaming Mouse Review
It's the middle of June, and with Computex wrapping, we're now smack in the middle of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Microsoft announced Halo Infinite, 4A Games announced Metro Exodus, and Bethesda teased the next Elder Scrolls game. All of the above are coming to the PC, too, along with a ton of other tantalizing titles.

You'll want the appropriate gear if you intend to pick up and play any of these games. A fancy keyboard is a good start, but that's a lot more important for a typist. I'd argue that for a gamer, a nice mouse is critical. You need a solid sensor, responsive buttons, and preferably, programmable functions. The HyperX Pulsefire Surge has all that and some RGB LED lighting to top it off.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Intel Core i7-8086K (14nm) Review
A genuine enthusiast part or just a collector's item? Intel is hitting a couple of important milestones in 2018. June 8, 1978 saw the release of the Intel 8086 processor that laid solid foundation for numerous chips to come. It's no reach to say that the 8086 was the most important microprocessor in personal computing history.

We're just over a month shy of another important date in electronics. Intel - originally known as Integrated Electronics - was formed on July 18, 1968, so the 50th birthday party ought to be around the corner.


Read full article @ Hexus

Logitech G513 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Enter the G513. Per-key RGB backlighting (including LIGHTSYNC, an intelligent RGB applet that can automatically update the keyboard based on the images on-screen), a waterproof leatherette + memory foam wrist rest, a pass-through USB port and sophisticated clean lines check all of the boxes to completely supplant my previous choices. Will these features be enough to make you consider the G513 for your next keyboard? Stay tuned, because Benchmark Reviews was given a chance to take a look at the G513 and something even newer: Logitech’s first Romer-G switch variation, the Romer-G Linear.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Motospeed CK61 Review
So a while back a company by the name of Gearbest reached out to me about covering some of their products. I initially passed but after looking around I did come across a few keyboards that I was interested in checking out. Typically, some of the weird and cool stuff is imported from China and Gearbest just happens to be a China based company. So after talking to them, they sent over the Motospeed CK61, a small 60% keyboard with a really cheap price as well. Some of you may know I have a weird thing for 60% boards, mostly because at LANs and sometimes around my office there isn’t much desktop space available and these little guys sometimes work perfectly. Anyhow, I’ve been playing around with this board in between testing a few other keyboards and today I wanted to talk about it.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

QNAP TS-453Be 4-bay NAS Review
It's QNAP's latest NAS - if you're looking for a new hub for all your files, this could be it

QNAP’s TS-453Be is the 4-bay member of QNAP’s latest TS-x53Be family of NAS units which sits under the company’s SMB product portfolio. Its features include a quad-core CPU, 4GB of memory and a PCIe slot for adding faster networking or SSD caching to the unit.


Read full article @ KitGuru

The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU Review
Today we are taking a look at the Formula Gold 650W power supply from BitFenix, a high-performance unit that trades modular cables for a lower retail price. The CWT-made unit holds many surprises, both positive and negative, which we closely examine in this review.

BitFenix is a company that became known for their unique, yet cost-effective computer case designs. The company was initially focused solely on PC cases, but quickly expanded their products portfolio to include other related products, such as case modding items, fans, and power supply units. A little over a year ago we reviewed two of their first PSUs, the BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W units, which we found to be both capable and competitively priced.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Where is the Windows 10 Recycle Bin? Removing it from the desktop & putting it elsewhere
Have you ever been to a presentation, or worse, a high-profile company keynote, it gets started on an empty Windows desktop showing nothing but the Recycle Bin icon? Hideous. Preferring to keep our desktop clean, we remove the Recycle Bin icon from Windows 10 as one of the first tweaks to a fresh installation of the operating system.


Read full article @ TechSpot




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