The hardest part of reviewing computer hardware is not the testing, it’s not even the deadlines. Over the years it has become the blank page and deciding which direction I’d like to take my opinions. Years ago I had no issues coming up with concepts, it seemed to flow naturally and before I even started I would have my introduction and conclusion for the most part figured out. Having written thousands of articles based on the hardware I tested it has become almost impossible not to repeat what I have once written. Falling back on what has worked and changing a few things around it comfortable. As much as hardware has changed over the years it still remains the same. A case is a case, an SSD is still an SSD and a motherboard is still a motherboard.
Last June Corsair unveiled a prototype of Bulldog, a powerful gaming platform that packs the sheer performance of a full-size desktop gaming PC into a gorgeous new all-black, whisper-quiet console chassis designed for the living room. "Today at PAX Prime, Corsair is revealing the refined Bulldog production version that will ship in the 2015 holiday season." Bulldog DIY kit harnesses exclusive small form factor Corsair components and cooling technology that form the core of a 4K ready gaming PC—a sleek, highly-vented console-sized chassis, an ultra-efficient SFX power supply, and twin compact liquid CPU and GPU coolers – all integrated with a mini-ITX motherboard. Simply add a 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor, memory, graphics card, storage and Windows or SteamOS for an incredible living room experience unmatched by any console or set top box.Corsair Bulldog will be available at the end of 2015 MSRP $399 USD. See More
"AMD continues to push the boundaries of graphics card design, today announcing its category-creating AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano, the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever1, to enable 4K gaming in the living room through ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs."AMD continues to push the boundaries of graphics card design, today announcing its category-creating AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano, the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever1, to enable 4K gaming in the living room through ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs." The SEP of the AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano graphics card will be $649 USD4 and is planned to be available in stores and at participating etailers the week of September 7, 2015.See More
Logitech introduces two new gaming headphones, the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset and the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset. " Featuring patent pending Pro-G audio drivers, the new headphones were designed by Logitech’s sound engineering team, with more than 25 years in audio development. The result is gaming headphones that deliver a superior all-around audio experience." The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset is expected to be available at global retailers beginning in September 2015 for a suggested retail price of $149.99 and the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset is expected to be available at global retailers beginning in October 2015 for a suggested retail price of $199.99. See More
Tenda Technology Inc.®, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces open source Tomato firmware compatibility for existing W1800R and W1801R Wi-Fi routers*. "Tomato is the leading Linux-based open source firmware for wireless routers and access points using Broadcom chipsets. It enhances these devices with better performance and new options." See More