Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Reviewed By APH Networks

"Some say the Noctua NH-L12 is a legendary NHL hockey player that hypes the crowd to a roar. Others say it is a quiet night owl keeping watch at night. All we know is that the Noctua NH-12 is a very compact and quiet heatsink delivering very impressive cooling results. Noctua comes out with yet another heatsink that many would say many good things about, but there is really almost nothing to complain about. Simple and clean are my first impressions, while keeping the originality of the design from previous models. However, even with simple designs, the Noctua NH-L12 is solidly built with noise reduction in mind"

Preston Yuen - APH Networks

Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler review by APH Networks - Full review.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Something Very Special For The Virtual Pilots - Rise Of Flight 1.028B Released + DLC Aircraft Sale!

"This past Monday we released to you the results of our work on version 1.028 and the first seaplane for ROF. We have been pleasantly surprised by your positive comments and that you like this aircraft. However, on Tuesday, we discovered how to apply a new set of equations that makes the physics of the interaction with water even better. This idea has come to our mind because of your strong reaction to the W.12. That is why today we are ready to present version 1.028b of Rise of Flight.

Now all planes, not just the new seaplane will interact with the water’s surface in a more realistic manner. It doesn’t matter if you touch water with a wheel or wing or make an emergency landing after losing the landing gear. This is something completely new for us and something we are very proud of and something that we have done in a very short period, just a couple days. We liked it so much we decided to release it right away."

Loft - RoF Team

777 Studios RoF 1.028B release announcement on 777's website & DLC aircraft sale. Can't wait for the Felixtowe F2A to be released!

The beauty of Rise Of Flight is that its FREE TO PLAY! A complete game is supplied on the download link, with a free aircraft for both the allied and axis powers. You simply purchase any additional aircraft and field mods to suit your own taste, should you wish to - the game will function 100% both on and offline with just the free to play download. Think Call Of Duty has fun multiplayer???? Wait till you try a furball with 20 or so WWI kites swirling and whirling all over the sky!!!

To get more out of the game, however, you'll want to put some in.... Consider a flight controller upgrade and a TrackIR, both will really increase your enjoyment of the game!

We'll see you after your sortie in the pilot's mess!!!

Thrustmaster F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150th Italia Alonso Edition Review On eTeknix

"There we have it, the Alonso Editon of the Thrustmaster F1 Wireless PC Gamepad, a very sleek and stylish looking dual analogue (plus micky mouse ear) controller for PC and Playstation 3, but is it a great controller or not? That is the major question is it not. While it did do rather well in my tests, I’d even go as far as saying I like the controller, I’m not sure that I am the person it’s marketed towards, I’m not an F1 fan my self but I do like the style and general design of the controller, the ergonomics of it feel comfortable too, so I’ll give Thrustmaster a plus point on those accounts."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Thrustmaster F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150th Italia Alonso Ed gamepad review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Review On Vortez

"The Theron is a great mouse for RTS fans. It will do everything you ask of it and thanks to the customising functionality it not only performs well but looks great too. Thermaltake have come a long way recently and should they continue to release quality products such as this, market leaders will be looking over their shoulder with worrying concern."

w3bbo - Vortez

Tt eSPORTS Theron mouse review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Logitech's C920 HD Pro Webcam On NiKKtech

"The C910 HD Pro Webcam was the best consumer oriented high definition webcam to ever land in my hands up until 2011 (not a small thing) although not very surprising since we are talking about a product designed and manufactured by Logitech. Of course that also means that Logitech had their job cut out for them since improving an already great product across the board is never an easy task. As a result the new C920 HD Pro Webcam may follow the design lines of the original C910 but packs quite a few improvements such as Full HD 1080p video call capability (supported by Skype), 15MP (Megapixel) stills and an new base/stand designed from the ground up."


Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam review by NiKKtech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX Memory Kit Reviewed By ThinkComputers

"To be able to get a kit that runs at 2400Mhz and simply “set it and forget it” is fantastic. The modules currently have the best out-of-the-box performance of any memory we’ve tested to date."

Bob Buskirk - ThinkComputers

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hardwaresecrets Review Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Extreme Cooler

"The Thermaltake WATER2.0 Extreme is amazing. It has an outstanding cooling performance even in “Silent” mode (when it is really silent). It is relatively easy to install and uses less internal space in the case than typical high-end air coolers."

Rafael Otto Coelho - HardwareSecrets

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme review by HardwareSecrets - Introduction & Conclusion.

Lian Li PC-Q16 Chassis Review On FunkyKit

"Lian Li has been known over the years for the quality of their cases. The PC-Q16 does not fail to impress. If you are looking for a sophisticated and impressive looking case that is still well build you will be hard pressed to find a case much better for your ITX system."

Dexter K - FunkyKit

Lian Li PC-Q16 chassis review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSports Shock One Headset On XSReviews

"The Tt eSports Shock One is an interesting headset, with its LED lights and USB connection; they look great on and sound great too. There are features such as the controller that really make the headphones nice to use...

The Tt eSports Shock One sells for £60. This seems like a fair price for a pair of good headphones, they perform well and the build quality isn’t bad either. If you’ve got the money to spend and you’re looking to stick out with the LED lights, they’re well priced, otherwise you can get similar audio performance for less."


Tt eSPORTS Shock One headset review by XSReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

School Swaps Laptops For iPads.... And Now Wants The Laptop Back!

The reader, who asked not to be identified, is an ICT co-ordinator at a secondary school. He tells how his “image-conscious” headmaster was seduced by a scheme that allowed all the school’s staff to replace their laptop computers with an iPad 2. Our source says staff were initially thrilled at the prospect. “Most staff are IT illiterate and jumped at the chance of exchanging their laptop for an iPad,” he writes. Now, however: “the staff room is full of regret.”

Nicole Kobie - PC Pro

Read the full article on PC Pro. Food for thought!

PowerRetail Talk About Replatforming Your Online Shop & Avoiding Unnecessary SEO Damage

"Any e-commerce website will require a platform change at some point. Unfortunately, many companies forget to prioritise SEO in this process and sacrifice brand equity along the way. Michael Jenkins from Shout! Web Strategy explains how to avoid unnecessary damage."

Michael Jenkins - PowerRetail

Take a look at Michael's commentary on PowerRetail.

State Of Retailing Online - A Report From The Front Lines

“It’s easy to forget that mobile retailing is still in its infancy, and unlike what we saw with eCommerce ten short years ago, mobile is almost entirely consumer-driven,” said Executive Director Vicki Cantrell. “As mobile grows, so too will retailers’ investments in technologies that make sense for their shopper, but to get to that level of commitment, retailers must first take smart, calculated steps to maximize the mobile shopping experience both now and in the future.”

Grant Arnott - PowerRetail

Read Grant's full report analysis on PowerRetail.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard On XSReviews

"I think that the Challenger Ultimate wholeheartedly deserves a glorious 9/10 score. Everything that it can do; it does to the absolute best of its ability AND it does those little things that we come to appreciate."


Tt eSPORTS Challenger Ultimate gaming keyboard review by XSReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, September 7, 2012

eTeknix Check Out Logitech's G27 Racing Kit For PC & Playstation

"We’ve tested a few wheels out here at eTeknix, with the slightly cheaper MadCatz Xbox 360 wheel and the much more expensive Thrustmaster T500RS, so where does this one fit in? well given it’s price is around £200 cheaper than the Thrustmaster, it’s performance is much closer to the T500RS than the MadCatz, which in it’s self is a fantastic wheel, but the one we reviewed was only for the Xbox 360, but while it’s not as specialist as Thrustmasters effort, the addition of the gear level, more compact build and exceptional performance make this a real bang for buck contender, while it’s price might make a few eyes water, you really do get your moneys worth with the Logitech, but it’s the performance that has earned it our award, not it’s price, which is why I am happy to award the Logitech G27 our Gamers Choice Award."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Logitech G27 racing kit for PC & Playstation review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thrustmaster T-Wireless Gamepad For PC & Playstation Review On eTeknix

"For me personally the best solution I have found for this controller is for my son, he’s only 5 years old and loves to play on the Playstation 3, with the cost of an official controller now around the £50 mark, I feel a lot more comfortable with him using this, with it’s lower price point making it less of a concern if he were to damage it and also its slightly smaller size fits his hands much better than mine.

The build quality is rather good too, it’s moulded out of really durable plastics, so it should survive a few knocks and bumps with ease and given its small size, it’s also perfect for chucking in the bottom of your bag should you need a compact controller for your laptop when traveling."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Thrustmaster T-Wireless gamepad for PC & Playstation review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX TridentX Review On TechPowerUp

"I really enjoyed playing with the G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX kit. They have, having been the 'reference' modules I used for testing with all Z77 and Z75-based boards, proven themselves time and again; not only in terms of compatibility, but also full complete stability. They worked with every board within a couple weeks of the launch of Intel Z77 Express platforms and definitely made my job of doing reviews easier."

Cadaveca - TechPowerUp

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX memory kit review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake's 5G USB3 HDD Dock Gets The Once Over From BenchmarkReviews

"Performance in a product like Thermaltake BlacX 5G is about being able to read and write at the highest possible speed. The Thermaltake BlacX 5G has incredibly high performance to start and when the firmware is upgraded to enable USB Attached SCSI then high queue depth performance dramatically improves and even our sequential performance improves noticeably. The 192MB/s read speed of the BlacX 5G is particularly wonderful when compared to the original USB2.0 connection and its 35MB/s maximum transfer speed."

Austin Downing - BenchmarkReviews

Thermaltake 5G USB3 HDD Dock review by BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Blokes Whom Shop Online Want Less Choice Reports A Recent Survey

"Australian pre-shopping portal, Lasoo analysed the online behaviour of 11,320 people at leading Australian online retailers, including Myer, Big W and Target. Lasoo found that men consider 34.8 percent fewer purchase alternatives compared to women. Yet, despite less scrupulous research, the study found that men were only 7 percent less likely to make a purchase than women following online browsing. This research followed an Australian study that revealed men were outspending women online."

Jessica Benton - PowerRetail

Read Jessica's full commentary on PowerRetail.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring Specials On Auzentech & Luxa2!

We're running some Spring Specials - Check out the latest pricing on Auzentech & Luxa2 - Something there for everyone, so Spring into it peeps!

The GM300 Infrared Thermometer - Limitless Possibilities!

Could the new GM-300 infrared thermometer be Mittoni's 'most useful' product to date?

From the overclocker or handyman to the hobbyist, there seems to be limitless usage possibilities for the GM-300! It is one of those rare products where there more you think about it, the more you realise you ALWAYS NEEDED ONE!

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 - Yes Yes Y'All!

"DUXFORD, UK, September 1st, 2012 – The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will release Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 for Windows PC in September 2012.

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 (FC3) is the next evolution of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 features the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S, Su-25T, and Su-25. FC3 aircraft provide an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range of aircraft rather than a detailed single aircraft. FC3 adds a number of new features and improvements to previous versions of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 is a module of DCS: World, which makes it compatible with all other DCS: World titles like A-10C, Black Shark 2, P-51D, and Combined Arms."

Check out the LOMAC 3 press release. Big news for the jet drivers! Hmmmmm, time to consider controller upgrades? Check out the Thrustmaster Warthog & CH Products Topgun, they're ideal solutions for this game release. Also, don't forget your TrackIR!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme On FunkyKit

"On the subject of the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme itself, I'll lead off by saying that the cooling power is excellent. The ability to get heat out of the dubiously designed 3770k CPU is also excellent. This is, quite literally, the best performing cooler I've ever tested. Liquid nitrogen and dry ice don't count."

Ed Smith - FunkyKit

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.