Sunday, August 19, 2018

Shane Dickson


Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 USB 3.0 Dual HDD Docking Station Review

Today’s storage needs are not that of what was required a few years ago, files are increasing larger in size. Whether it is movies, games, music, or pictures there is need for faster and larger drives.  Most importantly with these growing demands comes the need for better access to that data, including higher speeds of transfer and ease of swapping drives between computers to share that data.  This is where Zalman’s USB 3.0 HDD docking station comes into focus, it primary function to utilize the newest USB 3.0 technology to help users gain access to their data in one of the fastest ways possible, while still allowing the options for swapping and raid functionality should it be needed or required.


Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

With so many headsets to choose from on the market these days, manufacturers have been trying to create a product that sets them apart from the mainstream. Corsair has designed the HS1 to simulate the couch listening experience so the music is not “in your head” but rather surrounding you like your typical home stereo setup would.  The design is composed of larger than average drivers, a very creative and comfortable design, and an attention to sound detail that every audiophile and gamer will be in awe of. Their hardware solution is crisp and clean in its audio reproduction and when coupled with their software, gives unmatched control of audio features that are sure to make the experience adjustable to each individuals liking.


Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference

During this last week, I recently was lucky enough to attend a Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, which I’ll hereafter refer to as GTC.  GTC was focused primarily on Programming Nvidia’s GPU processors that are installed in several lines of their video cards. The most common & recognized by many is the GeForce line of graphic cards, made more for the average consumers & game enthusiasts.  The next line of cards discussed at GTC was the Quadro cards, with more of a tool for visualization industry, including design and animation.  The final card discussed at their show was the Tesla cards, made specifically for parallel computing and to take advantage of the many cores prevalent in the GPU processor architecture.


Antec LanBoard Review

One of the most frustrating things about going to a B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own computer) LAN event is having to carry your system from the car to the setup area.  This can be particularly exhausting if the setup area is a great distance away from the entrance to the building, a prime example, PAX Prime 2010 in Seattle, with the BYOC up on the 6<sup>th</sup> level of the convention.  Trying to carry my system on my shoulder and my monitor in the other hand was a most exhausting experience, not to mention uncomfortable as it was a very warm day and left me sweating for a good 20 minutes after reaching the line.  Today I take a look at the solution to my problems, the Antec Lanboard.  While wandering around PAX, I stopped by the Antec booth and saw this item sitting on display, instantly knowing I had to try it out.   As soon as I got home and set up my computer, I was on Antec’s website ordering this to my doorstep.

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