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Akasa Gemini Notebook Cooler Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the Akasa Gemini Notebook Cooler

The Akasa Gemini Ergonomic notebook cooler is an all plastic unit with two 70 mm fans. Two USB ports can be found on the rear of the device, one of which is used to power the fans. Akasa has designed the notebook cooler, so that it adds ergonomic benefit to your working environment in form of a palm rest.
Akasa Gemini Notebook Cooler Review

AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 Review
TechReviewSource.com posted a review on version 8.0 of AVG Anti-Virus

The new version of AVG Anti-Virus has just been released and TechReviewSource.com's review shows that it is still one of the best anti-virus programs on the market. The paid version includes some really nice features that will surely protect your computer from malicious files and sites on the Internet. Check out their full review to find out more about AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.
AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 Review



Motorola MotoPure H12 Bluetooth Headset Review
BlueTomorrow.com has posted a new review on the Motorola MotoPure H12 Bluetooth Headset

The Motorola MotoPure H12 Bluetooth Headset is a sleek and lightweight headset that combines modern style with simple functionality. The MotoPure H12 boasts what Motorola calls its CrystalTalk 2-microphone technology, which is designed to cancel out excess outside noise. Its design addresses several comfort issues many people have with less expensive units and offers a look that doesn't scream for attention.
Motorola MotoPure H12 Bluetooth Headset Review

Scythe Kama Bay Speaker Review
DreamWare Computers posted a review on the Scythe Kama Bay Speaker

One of the latest products to roll off Scythe's production line is the Kama Bay Speaker. This is a quad-speaker (1.5W+1.5W) unit that mounts in an available 5.25" drive bay in your case. Having never used a product quite like this before, I can say that I'm already unsure as to just what sort of sound quality and power a unit like this can have!
Scythe Kama Bay Speaker Review

AMD's Phenom X3 8750 - The Power of 3 (LostCircuits)
LostCircuits posted a review on AMD's Phenom X3 8750 processor

Three Cores instead of four. AMD follows in the footsteps of ATI's "Pro" series to increase yield on the Phenom series. As it turns out, though, it is not just an issue of reducing the number of cores and incur some scaling back of performance, there are also software recognition and licensing issues that come into play. In the end, while the Phenom X3 performs admirably well in some applications, it's performance comes in last in a number of other applications simply because, in a triple core configuration, those will only utilize a single core.
AMD's Phenom X3 8750 - The Power of 3 (LostCircuits)

Honeywell 22-Inch LCD Monitor MT-SY-HWLM2216 Review
Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Honeywell 22-Inch LCD Monitor MT-SY-HWLM2216

Honeywell is brand new to the LCD monitor industry, which is why they called upon the expertise of SOYO. After making giant waves in the market with their 24-Inch DYLM24D6 ultra-affordable widescreen LCD, SOYO was put to work building an up-scale version with premium features. The end result of their work became the Honeywell Arius product line, which features an integrated webcam, microphone, speakers, and USB ports. The Honeywell Arius MT-SY-HWLM2216 22-Inch WSXGA+ widescreen LCD monitor boasts a quick 2ms response time. Benchmark Reviews has be fortunate enough to test this monitor in our labs, and we find out just how well it performs for hardcore gamers and casual PC users alike.
Honeywell 22-Inch LCD Monitor MT-SY-HWLM2216 Review

DIAMOND Radeon HD 3650 1GB Graphics Card Review
TweakTown posted a review on the DIAMOND Radeon HD 3650 1GB Graphics Card

What’s different about the Diamond HD 3650 from Diamond is that it carries with it a massive 1GB of memory. We’re not really big on huge amounts of memory added to a mid-range card, but we’ll have to see if Diamond is able to do anything with the HD 3650 here today that impresses us.

Diamond does something that is quite common when companies increase the amount of RAM on lower end models. Instead of using 1GB of GDDR3, they’ve dropped back to GDDR2.
DIAMOND Radeon HD 3650 1GB Graphics Card Review

Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Review
Futurelooks checked out the Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard

The Lycosa is smaller than its predecessor, in both width and depth. The keys are all rubberized in a non-slip finish, and illuminate in blue by default. You can also select no backlighting, which although looks very sleek, depends on your knowledge of key locations. Since this is a gaming targeted keyboard, the WASD cluster alone can be lit. Then there’s the keyboard’s other interesting features.
Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Review

Wolfking WARRIOR XXTREME Gamepad/Keyboard Review
OCC has published a new review of the Wolfking WARRIOR XXTREME Gamepad/Keyboard

When I first picked up the WARRIOR XXTREME gamepad, I was surprised at how solid and heavy it felt, despite its slim profile. I simply don't often find that kind of construction in any keyboard, even high end ones. This gamepad does not flex or warp - perfect for all those rough gamers. The outside of the keyboard is covered in rubber, while the surface sports a high-gloss paint job. The keys are matte, and are a cross between laptop and full-size desktop keys - a good cross between portability and usability. The upper buttons offer volume control, a Windows button, and a backlight switch that glistens like shiny chrome. Also in this key group is a K-Lock, which is designed to lock the "push to talk" key in games, and allows for continuous communication while gaming - very cool.
Wolfking WARRIOR XXTREME Gamepad/Keyboard Review

ASUS M51S 15.4" Notebook Review
Techgage posted a review of ASUS' latest budget multi-media notebook, the M51S.

Have a $1,000 budget for a new notebook? Look no further than the ASUS M51S. Touted as a multi-media notebook, it offers a 15.4" screen, 250GB HD and 3GB of RAM. Included also are 4 USB ports, DVI and VGA outputs, full numpad, fingerprint reader, a face-detection logon system and more.
ASUS M51S 15.4" Notebook Review

Cirago Micro USB Bluetooth Adapter Review
Tweaknews.net has posted a review on the Cirago Micro USB Bluetooth Adapter

This USB Bluetooth adapter from Cirago may be one of the tiniest currently on the market, but it performed admirably and exceeded my expectations. Even with the devices in different rooms I had zero connection problems between the adapter and my cell phone. The presence of other 2.4 GHz wireless signals in the house didn't cause any interference either. For a mere $25, you can't go wrong.
Cirago Micro USB Bluetooth Adapter Review

AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition Review
InsideHW.com has posted an article about AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition.

Users familiar with AMD Black Edition brand already know what kind of CPU we got in our test lab and for those unfamiliar with BE AMD CPUs we are going to explain it. Back in the past AMD had prestigious FX series of CPUs which were very expensive but those were made from best parts of wafer and had unlocked multiplier. Now AMD has CPU series called "Black Edition" and it has very similar characteristics to FX series, but with changed price politics.
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition Review

XFX Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard Review
Bit-Tech published a review of XFX's Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard

We realise this board is for the enthusiast who has oodles of money to spare but we still think this motherboard is just too expensive. It doesn't offer compulsive features that has made me go "Wow, maybe I should seriously look into selling a kidney". It's about the same price as the original Asus Striker Extreme, however that was at the right place at the right time with a chipset that was "revolutionary" and, at that point, an investment.

However, when we look deeper it's not exactly Nvidia and XFX's fault -- they needed a DDR3 chipset to compete against Intel's flagship X48 chipset, and they have no other time to push it: DDR2 is old hat, DDR3 is still too expensive and if they wait any longer there will be no life left in Core 2 socket LGA775 products. But then again,DDR3-based X48 boards are £160 around and nForce 790i Ultra SLI boards start at £225 -- it still feels like they have hidden behind the "It's Enthusiast!!111oneoene" argument because they've blown "value" out of a cannon and it's landed so far away they can't find it again. Why should Nvidia bother to find it? It can get away with it though because it has the aces in hand with SLI.

Anyone with more money than sense looking to spend as much as possible will probably get themselves an Asus Striker II Extreme or Foxconn Black Ops because of the brand and more comprehensive BIOSs. I know I'd want a board to have //everything; even the kitchen sink or an e-peen extension for that kind of cash. However, for the rest of us true "enthusiasts" -- we'll not be swinging our John Thomas at trade shows or at LAN parties (unless you naturally roll in a general thrusting motion, in which case, fair play), and we'll make far more sensible purchasing choices elsewhere.
XFX Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard Review