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July 29, 2017

Top 5 Free Utilities for Your PC

OS Optimization, Security, Cloud Integration, Media, and more!

So you just set up your brand spanking new custom dream computer, hit the little Windows icon for the first time ever, go into “All Programs”, and you realize that the list of programs is a bit… short. Realizing this, you quickly hop on to your favorite computer review site (Custom PC Review, of course) and luck would have it, we’ve prepared you a list of five must have freewares to download. Yay!

Today’s must have freeware collection consists of five different tools from OS optimization to security, to media, and more! Can’t [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

Creative ZiiSound D3x Wireless Bluetooth Speakers, DSx Wireless Subwoofer Review

Bluetooth, Modular and Wireless

These days, high quality speakers with Bluetooth technology simply don’t exist. Sure, there are great Bluetooth headphones out there and even some pretty high end Bluetooth iPod/iPhone docks, but high-end Bluetooth speakers? Nope! At least not that I’m aware of.

So you can see, there’s a void in the market and Creative, being the long time leader in audio technology and a veteran developer of Bluetooth based audio products, has decided to step up to the challenge of producing such a thing.What they came up with is the ZiiSound line of modular and wireless Bluetooth speakers. What’s interesting about the ZiiSound [...]

 
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June 22, 2012

Belkin Announces Availability of WeMo Switch and WeMo Switch + Motion

Belkin recently announced the availability of the WeMo, a new line of products that will turn an Apple product such as the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, into a remote control for household devices through Wi-Fi and a free mobile app – perfect in helping inspire the lazy couch potatoes in all of us.

The WeMo will come in two models – the WeMo Switch (priced at $49.99) and the WeMo Switch + Motion (priced at $99.99). While both are small devices that plug directly into any standard electrical outlet and will serve as a WeMo center allowing you remote access, the WeMo Switch + Motion will also feature a sensor that reads motion within 10 feet which can [...]

 
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June 22, 2012

Sharkoon Announces Skiller Gaming Keyboard

As gamers, we’re all accustomed to dropping a hundred bucks or more to get their hands on an amazing gaming keyboard. While it seems like every company is out there trying to find ways to charge more and more, there are companies out there who try their hand in the budget market. After all, not everyone can drop $100+ on a fully backlit mechanical gaming keyboard.

Earlier, German gaming peripherals company, Sharkoon introduced their new Skiller gaming keyboard which does just that.  Featuring a full 107-key QWERTY layout, twenty multimedia keys (that double up as Windows 7-compatible quick-access keys), eight swappable gaming [...]

 
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June 19, 2012

Microsoft Reveals “Surface” – Tablet PC’s to Make a Comeback?

In a low-key event in Los Angeles on June 18th, 2012, Microsoft revealed its own line of tablets dubbed “Surface”, which will be running Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. Despite being a couple years late to the party, Microsoft has picked a critical time to enter the tablet market as growth in PC sales have slowed down considerably while interest in tablets such as the iPad or Amazon Kindle Fire are at an all time high.

Since we’re talking about Microsoft here, there practically has to be multiple editions of this thing and surprise surprise, there is. Luckily there’s only two versions to worry about though. Pro and [...]

 
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June 4, 2012

SteelSeries & MLG to Release the Sensei MLG Edition Gaming Mouse

Major League Gaming (MLG) and renowned gaming peripherals manufacturer, SteelSeries recently announced a new Sensei MLG Edition Gaming Mouse which will be available starting August this year. Attendees at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, California, from June 8th to June 10th, will get a preview of the upcoming mouse and will also be able to pre-order it as well. The MSRP for the mouse is expected at $99.99, which is $10 more than the standard, non-licensed edition of the Sensei.

Spec-wise, this mouse will be the official, licensed mouse for MLG and key features will include a 32-bit ARM processor that allows for advanced SteelSeries [...]

 
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June 4, 2012

Nintendo Unveils GamePad & Miiverse Social Network for Wii U

In a 30-minute video released on their YouTube channel, Japanese electronics company Nintendo revealed two new features for their upcoming console, the Wii U – the GamePad and the Miiverse Social Network. The company’s President, Satoru Iwata, walked viewers through the video.

The first feature to be introduced was the GamePad, which is a tablet-like device featuring a 6.2-inch touch-sensitive screen. Its features include a fully independent infrared TV remote,  NFC technology which will be able to read and write data from cards and figures, motion sensing through motion and gyro sensors, and two stick-type elements instead of [...]

 
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July 27, 2012

Creative HN-900 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Peace and Quiet For Under $100

Ever been a passenger on an airplane, a train or a bus? Yeah, you probably have and unless you like rocking uncomfortable in ear headphones with powerful passive noise cancellation, you’re probably familiar with having to crank up the volume on your MP3 player in order to drown out the road noise. We’ve all done it and we’ve all experienced the painful ringing in our ears sensation afterwards. It’s not pretty, and for regular travelers this is an easy way to develop hearing loss.

One way to counter this problem is through passive noise cancellation. This means that noise cancellation is done through passive means [...]

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