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As the population of Mac computers grows, so does the third party add-on market. Increasingly, mobile computers are getting smaller like the MacBook Air and with the smaller size comes less port availability. Satechi aims to help expand the number of USB ports available to you in a small, easy to carry form that also matches many Apple computers. Have a look to see what we thought of it.

"The market is flush with Apple-esque Mac accessories designed to mesh well with the aesthetics of Apple products. Seemly every one of them is named iSomething so it's a little surprising that Satechi sent us over a Mac themed device with a name that simply describes what it is - a Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub. While it has no fancy iName, it does do a nice job of mimicking the form of Apple accessories..."

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TRENDnet® Ships World’s Smallest Powerline Networking Adapter
TRENDnet (7/16/2012)

TRENDnet’s Smallest Ever 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter Networks Computers, Media Players, and Televisions to the Internet using Existing Electrical Lines

TORRANCE, Calif. –July 16, 2012–TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces today the availability of the 500 Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-406E2K, which comes with two TPL-406E powerline adapters. These high performance 500 Mbps adapters are fifty percent smaller than the average 500 Mbps adapter.

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New media center devices such as Internet televisions, digital video recorders (DVRs), receivers, and game consoles are capable of streaming large HD files directly from the Internet. TRENDnet's ground breaking TPL-406E2K connects all of these devices to the Internet using existing electrical lines.

Network one adapter to a router and plug the other adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant high speed network access. Different TRENDnet adapters automatically connect to each other over a secure encrypted signal with no CD installation required. For additional security, press the Sync button to change existing encryption keys. Embedded power saving technology lowers power consumption by up to 70% in standby mode—resulting in measurable power savings, given that the adapters are always plugged in.

“The combination of 500 Mbps speeds, a small form factor, and a reduced price point redefines the 500 Mbps Powerline category,” stated Zak Wood, Director of Global Marketing. “Consumers considering Powerline solutions will notice the TPL-406E2K.”

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TPL-406E2K Availability: Currently shipping to TRENDnet’s online and retail partners.
TPL-406E2K MSRP: $109.99


About TRENDnet

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TRENDnet is an award winning global brand, dedicated to providing a complete line of high quality yet affordable networking solutions for small to mid-sized business and home users alike. Founded in 1990, TRENDnet is headquartered in Torrance, California, and maintains branch offices in Europe, Central America, South America and Asia. TRENDnet products are sold in over 125 countries. The TRENDnet brand is consistently recognized for high quality, exceptional performance and unparalleled support. For more information visit or call +1 (310) 961-5500.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:25

GIGABYTE Announces Z77 OC Contest Winners

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GIGABYTE Announces Z77 OC Contest Winners

    Highest Intel® Ivy Bridge Overclockers Win New Ultra Durable 5 Motherboards


                                                                                                                                     Christian Ney                                 splmann                                        de8auer


City of Industry, California, July 17th , 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the conclusion of its Z77 OC Contest hosted on The Z77 OC Contest invited the world’s biggest overclocking community to push Intel® Ivy Bridge processors to the absolute max, with the winners offered an exclusive taste of forthcoming GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 motherboards.


GIGABYTE Z77 OC Contest Stages:

Stage 1: Maximum CPUz CPU Frequency Validation

Stage 2: Maximum CPUz DDR3 Speed Validation

Stage 3: SuperPi 32M

Stage 4: Wprime 1024M


GIGABYTE ‘Z77 OC Contest’ Winners

1st Place – Christian Ney

Stage 1: 6761.14 MHz (3rd)

Stage 2: 1612.6 MHz (1st)

Stage 3: 5min 23sec 250ms (4th)

Stage 4: 113sec 489ms (1st)

Total: 31 points


2nd Place – splmann

Stage 1: 6764 MHz (2nd)

Stage 2: 1508.5 MHz (2nd)

Stage 3: 5min 19sec 470ms (3rd)

Stage 4: 120sec 385ms

Total: 27 points


3rd Place – der8auer

Stage 1: 6755.18MHz (4th)

Stage 2: 1414MHz (2nd)

Stage 3: 5 Min 3sec 859ms

Stage 4: 115ms 266ms

Total: 26 points


Contest winner Christian Ney will be one of the first to enjoy a GIGABYTE X79S-UP5 motherboard, featuring the latest Ultra Durable 5 technology. 2nd and third place finishers will take home a new Z77X-UP5 TH and Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard respectively.


For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable5

The GIGABYTE X79S-UP5, Z77X-UP5 TH and Z77X-UP4 TH motherboards each employ the award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured on a range of new motherboards based the Intel® X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.




* Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.
              * Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink



To learn more about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5, please visit:


GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.



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Genius SP-900BT

Genius SP-900BT

Genius SP-900BT

Genius SP-900BT

Product Highlights of SP-900BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity
  • Wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth device: iPhone, iPad, smart phone, tablet
  • Built-in microphone for answering phone calls / voice conferencing
  • Two watt output
  • Built-in Lithium battery
  • Playing time: 10 hours
  • Convenient USB charging
  • Aux-in jack
  • Already available in the USA and Canada
  • MSRP: US$49.99

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Genius Announces SP-900BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker with a Built-in Microphone

Wirelessly Connects to Your Smartphone or Tablet for Music Listening and Hands-Free Voice Conferencing for a Straight 10 hours

July 18, 2012, Chino, California – Genius is pleased to announce a portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in microphone – SP-900BT. This compact speaker not only allows you to listen to audio or music from your smart phone or tablet at high volumes, but also lets you take phone calls / conference calls hands-free.

Listening to loud, crystal clear audio or music with the SP-900BT is simple and versatile. Ideal for your home, office, or a day in the park, sync the 2-watt SP-900BT with a press of a button to your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone or tablet up to a distance of 30 feet. If a phone call comes in while music is playing, the SP-900BT notifies you with a ring. By pressing the call answering button on the speaker, you can listen and talk without having to touch your phone.

For office use, the SP-900BT is perfect for conference calls. The SP-900BT emits clear, quality sounds when placed in the middle of a conference room, everyone can hear and speak clearly and without strain; avoiding the awkward crowding around a microphone. In addition, the SP-900BT can be positioned facing forward or upwards for optimal listening and speaking in any environment.

Volume control is easy. The volume can either be adjusted using the controls on the SP-900BT itself or from your Bluetooth enabled device. Additional devices without Bluetooth capabilities can be connected via aux-in jack.

The SP-900BT is portable and easy to carry. With the included pouch you can listen and carry the SP-900BT when traveling or on the go. Thanks to its built-in Lithium rechargeable battery, it can continuously play wirelessly for up to 10 hours at moderate volume, and conveniently be charged via USB.

Technical Specifications:

  • Bluetooth Specification: v3.0
  • Battery: 700mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
  • Frequency Response: 200 Hz ~ 20 KHz
  • Impedance: 4ohm +/-10%
  • Wireless Range: 10 meters
  • Battery Charge Time: three hours

Package Contents

  • SP-900BT
  • 3.5mm-3.5mm audio cable
  • USB charging cable
  • Pouch
  • Multi-language user manual

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About Genius

Genius is a leading international brand in computer peripherals. Established by KYE Systems Corp. in 1983, Genius offers PC products including computer mice, keyboards, web and security cameras, speakers, gaming peripherals, remote controls, headphones, digital cameras, digital camcorders and digital photo frames. The Genius consumer electronics range includes mobile phone accessories, Bluetooth headsets and portable speakers. For six consecutive years, beginning in 2005, Genius was recognized as one of Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands. For more information, you can visit the Genius website at Also, you can view the Genius company profile on YouTube at Also, you can view the Genius company profile on YouTube at



Are you looking for a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash drive that is light on your wallet, but still great at moving around large files quickly? The Super Talent Express 3.0 ST1 and ST2 lines were created to do just that! We take a look at both of these USB 3.0 Flash Drives that cost under $20 to see how they perform. With sequential read speeds that are rated up to 90MB/s these drives should do well!

"The two drives we have to review today are the Super Talent Express 3.0 ST1 4GB and the Express 3.0 ST2 8GB. These two are the smallest capacity drives of their respective lineups. The ST1 ranges from 4GB-16GB, and the ST2 ranges from 8GB-32GB. The ST1 uses Super Talent’s ToggleMode DDR (double data rate) flash which claims 90MB/s read and 16MB/s write speeds. The ST2, however, uses a dual channel MLC flash, claiming 67MB/s read and 24MB/s write speeds..."

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FREMONT, CALIF., USA – July 17th , 2012 - Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today launches its new wireless personal storage enclosure the Gauntlet Node. Previously announced as the Gauntlet Wifi, the Gauntlet Node will allow users to break free from the hardware limited storage options offered in today’s most popular tablets, smart phones, and laptops by offering up to 1 terabyte of untethered external storage.

Providing an extremely flexible wireless storage solution, the Gauntlet Node can be fitted with any new or used 2.5” mechanical hard drive or solid state drive and is hot swappable for no hassle use with multiple drives. Using Gauntlet Connect, available through Google Play, Amazon App Store, and iTunes, the Gauntlet Node is capable of sharing or streaming to 8 connected devices for excellent on the go productivity or entertainment. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the Gauntlet Node can stream movies, music, and photos or transfer data continuously for up to 5.5 hours.

“The Gauntlet Node is set to provide the most flexible wireless storage solutions available”, says Mike Kroll, Patriot Memory’s Director of Peripherals Product Management. “With a DIY form factor that supports standard 2.5” HDDs and SSDs and includes built in features like Wifi and USB 3.0 connectivity, the Gauntlet Node is an amazingly powerful way to expand the storage of popular mobile devices like smart phones, tablets, and ultrabook class laptops.”

The Gauntlet Node is shipping now to select United States retailers and will be available for an MSRP of $99.99. Availability in regions outside of the United States will be announced soon.

General details

• DIY external enclosure
• USB 3.0 external data port
• Internal SATA interface
• Built in WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
• WPA security
• 150 Mbit transfer rate
• Lithium-ion polymer for up to 5 hours of continuous streaming
• Available iOS & Android app for data transfer and sharing
• Supports IE 6 or higher, Firefox, and Safari for web access

About Patriot Memory

Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash products, and computing technologies. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot Memory sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA.

All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:48

ADATA Introduces XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G

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ADATA - XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G

ADATA - XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G

ADATA - XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G

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ADATA Introduces XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G

Designed to bring maximum performance to 3rd generation Intel core processors

Taipei, Taiwan - July 17, 2012 - ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announced the start of shipments of the XPG™ Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G DRAM modules. These dual channel kits are designed and engineered to bring optimum performance to third generation Intel™ Core™ processors and the Z77 platform.

XPG DRAM modules signify Xtreme Performance Gear, providing the extreme speed and performance required by advanced users. The XPG Gaming series v2.0 is targeted specifically at the distinct performance and cooling needs of the worldwide gaming community. These latest DDR3 2400G modules offer new levels of data transfer speed, along with the many features that are hallmarks of the XPG series.

With speed up to 2400Mbps (2400MHz), and transfer bandwidth reaching 19,200 MB/s, the XPG series once again pushes gaming to the next level. The modules support Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) version 1.3, and use ADATA’s renowned Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), combined with 2oz copper 8-layer printed circuit board, for superior heat dissipation. To further ensure reliability, a screw-lock mechanism improves cooling efficiency for long-term use. All XPG gaming modules are RoHS compliant, and come with a lifetime warranty where applicable.


The XPG™ Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G DRAM modules will be available through selected channels in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$89.99.

Product Features and Specifications


Speed up to 2400Mbps (2400MHz)
Transfer bandwidth up to 19,200 MB/s (PC3 19200)




8GB (4GB x 2)

Operating voltage

1.65 V

Feature set

  • Designed for 3rd generation Intel core processors and Z77 platform
  • Supports XMP ver. 1.3 (Extreme Memory Profile)
  • Lead-free products are RoHS compliant
  • Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT)/2oz Copper 8-layer PCB
  • Dual channel

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*Intel and Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit



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Lian Li PC-X2000FN

Lian Li PC-X2000FN

Lian Li PC-X2000FN

Lian Li PC-X2000FN

Product Highlights of PC-X2000FN

  • Supports EATX motherboards
  • Three internal compartments
  • Tall, slim design
  • Unconventional cooling design with five 140mm fans and one 120mm fan
  • 10 expansion slots
  • Top panel I/O ports: USB 3.0 x4 / e-SATA x1 / HD Audio
  • Pop-off side panels
  • MSRP: US$499
  • Available in the US and Canada at the end of August

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Lian Li Announces a Tall, Slim EATX Chassis with Three Internal Compartments – PC-X2000FN

Compartmentalize Your Hardware

17 July 2012, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a tall, slim brushed aluminum EATX supported chassis – PC-X2000FN. The PC-X2000FN keeps DIY builder's hardware neat and organized in the interior with its three separate compartments, while having a sleek, elegant feel on the outside thanks to the one-piece front panel with no visible vents on holes.

693mm (27.3”) tall and 240mm (9.4”) wide, the PC-X2000FN lets DIY builders install the hardware they desire in a neat, organized and compartmentalized fashion. The top section holds 5.25”, 3.5” and 2.5” drives. The middle section is for motherboards up to the EATX form factor, and has plenty of room for cable management thanks to the rubber grommets and generous space behind the motherboard tray. The bottom compartment holds the power supply as well as an additional 3.5” HDD cage.

The PC-X2000FN holds up to seven hotswappable 3.5” hard drives - four 3.5” HDDs in the top compartment and three 3.5” HDDs in the bottom one. A 2.5” hard drive cage allows users to install up to three SSDs in the top compartment. For even more storage capabilities, two additional 3.5” HDD or a 3.5” and a 2.5” can be installed in the middle compartment.

The two 5.25” bays in the top section face the side panel rather than the front helping to add to the sleek external aesthetics of the PC-X2000FN.

The middle section is the roomiest by far. Thanks to the other hardware being compartmentalized in the sections above and below, DIY builders do not need to worry about space limitations for expansion cards and CPU coolers. CPU coolers up to 180mm (7.0”) in height and expansion cards up to 340mm (13.3”) in length fit comfortably. Also, the ten expansion slots with tool-less latches to secure cards into place, give this tall, slim chassis plenty of room for future expandability.

Power supplies up to 230mm (9.0”) in length can be placed in the bottom compartment. Ventilation slits underneath the PSU with a removable pull-out filter help increase the life and performance of the power supply.

The front panel is all one piece with no vents or holes giving the PC-X2000FN a sleek, elegant look. Since there are no vents on the front panel, cool air is pulled in through vents on the front of the side panels by three 140mm fans. To ensure long hardware lifetimes, a slide-out washable air filter located in front of the fans keeps out dirt and dust. One 120mm fan in the rear of the middle compartment and one 140mm fan in the top compartment blow out excess heat. The built-in fan controller helps DIY builders find the balance between silence and cooling.

This elegant brushed aluminum chassis has many other features that DIY builders can appreciate, including: easy-to-remove pop-off panels for simple installations and upgrades, water cooling support and sturdy aluminum feet with rubber bottoms to reduce vibrations.

The PC-X2000FN has an all black interior and exterior and is available for the suggested retail price of US$499.




Case Type

Full tower chassis


(W) 240mm x (H) 693mm x (D) 455mm

Front bezel Material


Side Panel


Body Material



All Black

Net Weight


5.25" drive bay (External)


3.5" drive bay (External)


HDD bay

3.5-Inch HDD x9 (hotswap x7)
/ 2.5-Inch HDD x3
or 3.5-Inch HDD x8 (hotswap x7)
/ 2.5-Inch HDD x4

Expansion Slot



EATX / ATX / Micro-ATX

System Fan (Front)

140mm Fan x3

System Fan (Top)


System Fan (Rear)

120mm Fan x1
140mm Fan x1

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x 4
e-SATA x 1
HD Audio

Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 340mm
PSU length: 230mm
CPU cooler height: 180mm

Product Information and detailed specifications:

About Lian Li

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a *2 year guarantee; your satisfaction is guaranteed (*conditions apply). To learn more about Lian Li, please visit their websites at


The IN WIN 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified GreenMe series is a high performance power supply series that is said deliver quality and efficiency at an affordable price. The In Win GreenMe 650W has four +12V rails that are each rated at 25 Amps and a single 120mm double ball-bearing fan to keep everything cool. Read on to see how this sub $70 power supply does on our test bench!

"The InWin GreenMe 650W unit is a fairly good power supply, which has great potential among users who want to purchase a product with environmental focus at a low retail price. It is an efficient and quiet running unit, ideal for average home and office computers, as well as for typical gaming systems..."

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EVGA is celebrating their 13th anniversary today! To celebrate we decided to throw their EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard up on the chopping block. Not only are we going to throw it through our regular testing, but we are stepping up our CPU cooling and going sub ambient to overclock. How will it compare to the other Intel Z77 motherboards we have tested? Read on to find out

"While the EVGA Z77 FTW may not have been our fastest motherboard, it was certainly consistent and rock solid. The EVGA Z77 FTW was one of the best overclocking boards that I have used to date, if you're in the market for one hell of a board I would easily recommend the EVGA Z77 FTW..."

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