Gadgets

Storage bridges come in many varieties within the internal and external market segments. On the external side, they usually have one or more downstream SATA ports. The most popular uplink port is some sort of USB connection. USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C supports up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth, and also allows for higher power delivery compared to previous USB versions. This has enabled some unique products such as bus-powered RAID enclosures. Today, we are taking a look at one such product from CRU - the ToughTech Duo C. It supports two 2.5" SATA drive bays and has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C host interface. It can operate the two internal drives in RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, or SPAN configurations. The device...

Philips Hue: Automated Home Lighting Gets Colorful

Philips sent out a review sample of their new Hue lighting system, a set of three Hue lights with the Hue Bridge that allows you to remotely control the...

94 by Ashu Joshi on 3/1/2013

Home Automation and the 'Internet of Things'

Home automation (hereafter referred to as HA) refers to the mechanization and automatic control of various residential activities. It typically provides for centralized control of electrical appliances (such as...

53 by Ganesh T S on 10/4/2012

StarTech.com USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station Review

StarTech.com specializes in gadgets performing niche, yet handy functions. We reviewed their portable SATA duplicator last year, and this time around we have another interesting gadget from their stables...

17 by Ganesh T S on 6/18/2012

ZyXEL Launches Cloud-Enabled HD IP Surveillance Cameras

ZyXEL announced the retail availability of the two latest members in its IP camera lineup today. With 'cloud' being all the craze it is right now, the units carry...

4 by Ganesh T S on 3/6/2012

Dropcam HD: Cloud Based Home Surveillance Goes Mainstream in 720p

Dropcam's innovative cloud based home monitoring system was reviewed by us back in August 2010 and we came away satisfied with the innovative take of a young startup on...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2012

Understanding Wireless Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive and Seagate GoFlex Satellite

Let me pose a hypothetical situation: say you bought an iPhone or iPad, but cheaped out and got a 16GB model. You’ve got around 10GB worth of music, a...

32 by Vivek Gowri on 11/21/2011

Corsair Enters the Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Market with Vengeance

In a private media event this week Corsair unveiled its latest contribution to the PC industry: gaming keyboards, mice and headsets. All of these new peripherals fall under the...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2011

StarTech.com Portable SATA Duplicator & USB / eSATA Dock Review

Once in a while, we encounter a gadget performing a niche, yet handy function. A month or so back, we received a pitch for the portable SATA duplicator (with...

36 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2011

Sony Preparing New 3D Headset for Japanese Release

The HMZ-T1, the first iteration of a concept Sony demoed this past CES, will release in Japan on November 11, says Sony Japan. Japan will serve as a test market...

13 by Craig Getting on 8/31/2011

Back To School Technology Buyer's Guide

It’s that time of year again, when thousands of wide-eyed 17- and 18-year-olds will be setting foot on college campuses for the first time. Many more students will be...

90 by Zach Throckmorton on 8/4/2011

USB 3.0 Flash Drive Roundup

Given the rise in prevalence of USB 3.0-enabled computer systems and maturation of the USB 3.0 flash drive market, we provide here benchmarks and real-world performance tests of USB...

42 by Zach Throckmorton on 7/29/2011

Compro IP 70 Network Camera Review

Surveillance cameras are increasingly moving away from the analog to the digital domain. Advances in image and video processing silicon, emergence of efficient video compression standards and abundance of...

16 by Ganesh T S on 7/28/2011

CTIA Hands On Extravaganza: LG Optimus 3D and G2x, HTC Flyer, HD7S, EVO 3D, and Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9

It's been a busy yet incredibly productive second day at CTIA 2011, and we've been getting hands on with all the latest and greatest from LG, HTC, and Samsung...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/23/2011

Nixeus Fusion HD Review

The media streamer market is a highly competitive one, where you have the big players like Western Digital and Netgear, and the really small ones like Micca. None of...

32 by Ganesh T S on 3/4/2011

The iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 Announcement

Today, Steve Jobs took a sabbatical from his sabbatical to hop up on stage and tell us all about the iPad 2, the next revision of Apple’s wildly popular...

104 by Andrew Cunningham & Cara Hamm on 3/2/2011

CES 2011: Motorola Xoom & NVIDIA Tegra 2: The Honeycomb Platform

The two biggest announcements at CES 2011? Intel’s Sandy Bridge and pretty much everything NVIDIA talked about at its press conference (as well as the MS Windows 8/ARM announcement...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2011

Parrot Asteroid - An Android Head Unit

We're going to be touring pre-CES and CES show floors looking for interesting things to make note of, and already found something that piqued our attention. While walking around...

27 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab - The AnandTech Review

The iPad started shipping in April, and since then it has basically had the tablet market to itself. Literally, in the six months after the iPad’s release, it didn’t...

97 by Vivek Gowri on 12/23/2010

Microsoft Kinect: The AnandTech Review

For better or worse, new user interfaces are all the rage right now in the console gaming scene. Nintendo was first to the block in 2006 with 3D motion-controlled...

73 by Brian Klug on 12/9/2010

First Look: Viewsonic G Tablet and Tegra 2 Performance Preview

The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running NVIDIA’s...

81 by Vivek Gowri on 12/9/2010

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