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 is 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.
Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of its Razer Nabu smartband. A two-and-half minute zombie survival guide commercial produced by Razer will inaugurate a marketing campaign that highlights the benefits of "living smarter" with Nabu. "Razer will celebrate its next generation of wearable products at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend by giving away 2,000 exclusive PAX Blue Nabu X smartbands to gamers at the expo." See More
"Sennheiser CEOs Daniel and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser presented the world with its very first glimpse of the audio specialist’s next milestone product at an exclusive event at London’s Central Hall Westminster. Themed “Reshaping Excellence”, the celebration of sound and innovation marked Sennheiser’s 70th anniversary year and featured a unique concert performed to an audience of 1,200 guests by the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie orchestra and Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap." See More
Tripwire Interactive and NVIDIA have a special treat for PAX Prime attendees this year. They can stop by the NVIDIA booth (#252) to play the upcoming early access patch to Killing Floor 2. Killing Floor 2 is the first game to use NVIDIA FleX for soft tissue and fluid interaction. That’s geek speak for guts and blood splatter.
ASUS announces TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1, an enduringly-tough new ATX motherboard with many exclusive TUF features, including trailblazing TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier technologies, TUF ICe, TUF Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2 for ultimate cooling, strength and easy monitoring and control. "The new Intel® Z170 Express-based motherboard for 6th-generation Intel Core™ processors also boasts bang-up-to-date connectivity with both USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible Type-C on board, and delivers 24/7 durability with military-grade TUF Components, upgraded TUF ESD Guards 2 to fend off electrostatic discharge and a five-year warranty for complete peace of mind." See More