It’s been a year since Google’s “Made by Google” event and it appears that Google is still very serious about their entry into the hardware market. At their latest “Made by Google” event, Google recently released the highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the successor to the highly successful Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones launched last year.
The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are fairly similar in design to the originals however, have significantly updated specifications and some unique software enhancements which differentiate them from [...]
As device makers strive to continue to make their devices thinner and more compact, USB-C ports have become commonplace on today’s latest mobile devices. Despite this however, the availability of quality USB-C docks are still difficult to come by.
OWC, the popular maker of Mac accessories, is attempting to change that with their most recent release, the OWC USB-C Travel Dock. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is a portable USB-C powered device that offers users five additional I/O ports to greatly expand the versatility of a single USB-C port.
Ports on the OWC USB-C Travel Dock include:USB-C Power 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A HDMI (Up to one 4K [...]
When Eero launched last year, it helped drive a revolutionary shift in the WiFi router market. Unlike the traditional WiFi router which was complicated to configure and manage for the average user, Eero wanted to create something that was easy to setup, easy to manage and could provide reliable whole home WiFi coverage no matter the size of the home. For the most part, Eero achieved its goal.
Now that it’s a bit more than year later, Eero has revealed the 2nd Generation Eero. Rather than a major redesign, the 2nd Generation Eero focuses on improving on the first generation product while simultaneously launching lower powered wall mounted [...]
As portable devices have become more prevalent, power banks have become the must have for anyone who spends any time away from an electrical outlet. Typically power banks offer a microUSB or a USB Type-C port for charging and while many devices have now adopted microUSB or USB-C, many devices still require AC power, which is a problem if your power bank only supports USB charging.
One innovative company looking to make power banks a bit more versatile is Jackery, which recently launched an Indiegogo campaign on their new PowerBar power bank. Over the past month, Jackery was kind enough to let us test one of the early units, so let’s take a [...]
Last year I was fortunate enough to be among the first to review the Samsung T3 Portable SSD. The drive was small, durable, fast, available in capacities up to 2TB, and relatively good looking making it not only my favorite portable SSD, but also my most highly recommended as well.
Of course, with Samsung’s annual release cycles, Samsung recently launched the new Samsung T5 Portable SSD which we’ll be reviewing today.Samsung Portable SSD T5 Specifications Manufacturer Samsung Model T5 Capacity 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB Interface Type-C USB 3.1 (Gen 2), USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Transfer Speed Up to [...]
At a special event at SIGGRAPH 2017, Dell revealed the Precision 5520 mobile workstation, commemorating 20 years of Dell Precision workstations.
Crafted in a beautiful brushed aluminum finish, the Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation is according to Dell the thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation on the market. The laptop features a thickness of just 0.66-inches at its thickest point and a weight of just under 4lbs for the fully loaded unit.
What do you get in such a compact package? Well, you get a choice between the Intel Core i7-7820HQ or the Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6, up to 32GB of DDR4, Nvidia Quadro M1200 graphics and up to 1TB M.2 [...]
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group which includes numerous major tech companies including Microsoft, Apple, Intel, and others, has announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 standard.
The USB 3.2 standard will bring features that takes better advantage of the USB Type-C ports. Traditionally, USB host and devices are single lance solutions. With the Type-C connector, multiple lanes can be hosted over a single connector. USB 3.2 allows device and hosts to be designed with up to two lanes of 5Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps devices. The lanes can operate simultaneously, boosting theoretical bandwidth to 2GB/s over a single USB connection.
To take [...]
With the explosion of mobile and IoT, Wi-Fi demands in the home have increased exponentially in the past few years causing many people to realize just how bad home Wi-Fi is. As a solution to home Wi-Fi issues, mesh Wi-Fi has exploded in popularity over the past year prompting almost every networking company to scramble to release some sort of mesh Wi-Fi offering.
Coming a bit late into the game is TP-Link, which recently launched the Deco M5 that we’ll be reviewing today. Like many of the mesh Wi-Fi systems on the market, the TP-Link Deco M5 is designed with performance, range and ease of use in mind however, what TP-Link has also [...]
Thunderbolt may become as ubiquitous as USB one day as Intel VP Chris Walker recently shared news that Intel is planning to make the Thunderbolt Protocol specification free beginning sometime next year. Intel also shared news that Thunderbolt 3 will be integrated into future CPUs although no information was provided as to which processor would receive integrated Thunderbolt support first.
Thunderbolt 3 has amassed decent popularity over the past few years as a faster external interface alternative to USB 3.1. Current generation Thunderbolt 3 is capable of bandwidth up to 40Gb/s, which is 3x faster than current generation USB 3.1 Gen 2 which features maximum [...]
Patriot had more than a few cool new products to show at their suite at CES this year. Not only is it looking to improve its line of peripherals, it’s also expanding mobile storage solutions for the ever increasing volume of HD media content.
Patriot V730 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The V730 is Patriot’s new budget-friendly mechanical gaming keyboard. It features Khail Brown switches, an aluminum front plate, red LED backlighting, and an attached wrist rest. Users can choose between 6 levels of brightness and 6 lighting settings.
Although targets the budget consumer market with a price of under $70, the keyboard feels like [...]