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November 1, 2017

Razer Reveals Razer Phone Packing 120Hz 2K Display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM

When Razer acquired Nextbit in January this year, we had a feeling that they would put that acquisition to good use combining Nextbit’s smartphone engineering know-how with Razer’s own gamer twist. After just less than a year in the making, Razer unveiled their latest smartphone which may be the first decent smartphone ever produced specifically for gaming and content consumption.

The new smartphone, which Razer calls the Razer Phone, looks very similar to the Nextbit Robin, which was Nextbit’s flagship smartphone before the company was acquired by Razer. From there, Razer has made some serious enhancements to the product to make it one of the most [...]

 
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October 20, 2017

AORUS X9 Gaming Laptop Packs Two GTX 1070s

Aorus, Gigabyte’s gaming-centric laptop branch, has released the world’s thinnest gaming laptop that packs two Nvidia GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI.

The Aorus X9 is designed for gamers looking to play at QHD/UHD resolutions and is more than VR ready. Complimenting the dual GTX 1070s is an Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core CPU. The CPU is unlocked, meaning users can overclock it on their own.

Two display options are available: a 17.3″ UHD 3840x2160p IPS display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, or a 17.3″ QHD 2560x1440p 120Hz WVA high-refresh rate display. All displays are factory calibrated for the best color accuracy.

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October 14, 2017

MSI Releases Small Form Factor Vortex G25 Gaming Desktop

MSI recently announced the Vortex G25, a small yet powerful gaming PC.

The MSI Vortex G25 is absolutely tiny. It’s slim build is almost reminiscent of a blade server. When stood up vertically, it takes up less space than a gaming console. It’s so compact, in fact, that it can be mounted on a VESA monitor mount. At just 5.51lbs, it won’t rip your monitor apart, either.

The Vortex G25 is outfitted with Intel’s 10th generation “Coffee Lake” CPUs. Users can choose from the Core i7-8700 or the Core i5-8400. Graphics options include either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or a GeForce GTX 1060. All [...]

 
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September 15, 2017

Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Review

Tesla for the Home

We have a treat for all the audiophiles out there with a new pair of Beyerdynamic audiophile headphones for review. For those who aren’t familiar with high end audio brands, Beyerdynamic is a German audio brand with almost 100 years of history crafting some of the highest end professional and enthusiast grade audio equipment.

Today we’ll be reviewing the new Beyerdynamic Amrion Home. The Beyerdynamic Amiron Home is the successor to the popular Beyerdynamic T90 and is geared toward a very niche group of enthusiast audiophiles with its $600 price point. As implied by its name, Beyerdynamic is making it clear that the Amiron Home is not [...]

 
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June 16, 2017

Creative Announces Sound BlasterX AE-5 Gaming Soundcard at E3 2017

At E3 2017, Creative launched a new gamer oriented internal soundcard, the Sound Blaster X AE-5.

As with all of Creative’s new sound products, at the heart of the Sound Blaster X AE-5 is Creative’s quad-core Sound Core 3D audio DSP. The Sound Core 3D chip is then paired with a Sabre 32 Ultra DAC making it capable of delivering up to 32-bit, 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR (Dynamic Range). The Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 is also the first soundcard to feature dedicated amplifiers for each headphone audio channel. This allows the Sound BlasterX AE-5 to support even ultra high end audiophile headphones with an impedance of 600Ω.

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April 18, 2017

Razer Launches Hammerhead BT Wireless and Hammerhead for iOS In-Ear Headsets

Razer is expanding their Hammerhead lineup of in-ear headphones with a new Hammerhead BT wireless headset as well as a new Hammerhead wired headset designed for use with iOS Lightning devices. The two new headphones complement the already existing Razer Hammerhead V2 and Razer Hammerhead Pro V2.

Similar to the rest of the Razer Hammerhead in-ear headsets, the two new additions to the Hammerhead lineup will feature 10mm drivers along with a carrying case for easy transport.

 

Razer Hammerhead BT

Designed for gamers on the go, the new Razer Hammerhead BT is a Bluetooth headset featuring the sleek Razer Hammerhead in-ear headset design, [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

Kanto YU4 Review

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Maybe it’s unprofitable or maybe it’s too technically difficult. Either way, there don’t seem to be too many companies out there making decent high end powered speakers at reasonable prices.

After recently speaking with some of our readers, we were introduced to a Canadian company by the name of Kanto Living, which produces high end desktop speakers similar to those found in Audioengine’s speaker lineup. As we have previously reviewed and have been quite impressed with all of Audioengine’s offerings, we were quite intrigued when we heard about Kanto Living.

Looking at Kanto Living’s website, they make everything from [...]

 
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February 18, 2017

ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Unboxed Before Launch

As expected, more leaks are springing as AMD gets closer to the Ryzen CPU launch.

Recently, Sean from YouTube channel KWASTEK got his hands on an early sample of the new ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 motherboard designed for the upcoming Ryzen CPU and has released the first unboxing and first look of the board.

The Crosshair VI Hero is expected to be ASUS’s most premium motherboard for the AMD X370 platform and has been a long time coming. Aesthetically, it’s a very beautiful motherboard. Featuring a fully blacked out PCB, the board also includes some beautiful new heatsinks with a new interlacing stripe design along with the massive cover bearing the [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

Audioengine HD3 Review

Clean, Crisp, Clear

When it comes to premium desktop computer speakers, few manufacturers on the market match the level of Audioengine when it comes to sound quality. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to review the Audioengine A2+ and the Audioengine A5+ which were outstanding speakers that are simply unmatched by other computer speaker manufacturers.

Recently, Audioengine launched their latest Audioengine HD3 speaker which is similar to their popular Audioengine A2+ with several improvements including magnetic speaker grilles, Bluetooth support, an improved internal DAC and more. Given how impressed we were with the Audioengine A2+, we jumped at the opporutnity [...]

 
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October 7, 2016

LG V20 Launching Oct 4 on AT&T, Oct 20 on T-Mobile with Free B&O BeoPlay H3 Headphones

According to recent announcements, both AT&T and T-Mobile have revealed release dates for the upcoming LG V20 smartphone.

AT&T will begin shipping the LG V20 between Oct 24 – Oct 27 and will begin taking pre-orders on the smartphone starting today. According to AT&T’s website, the LG V20 will be priced at a massive $829.99 or $27.67/mo for 30 months. T-Mobile on the other hand has not announced pre-order dates or pricing, but has announced that they will offer the LG V20 starting October 28. AT&T is notorious for overpricing their smartphones, so it may be possible that T-Mobile will offer the V20 at $50-$100 less than AT&T. LG is also [...]

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