Back in the technologically impaired time stratum of 2001, Apple released their first iPod – an invention which macadamized and out-sparked a revolution in the way which people listened to music on-the-go. The concept seemed odd from the loud clanking spins of our CD players and the variable MP3 options available that were charging too high for quality that was simply too low. This CD player was history. This first generation iPod was a primitive device compared to the iPod of today but it paved the way for the basic design which has allowed Apple to create this extraordinary product that has moved way beyond the basics of listening to music but instead given a minicomputer that includes vast amounts of features and options that keeps it ahead of the curve. From the first moment that the iPod Touch is turned on, it gives the sense of having many hidden talents which will still only be found after a few weeks of getting used to all the features it possesses. It is simply a remarkable piece of hardware that is incredibly easy to use and has an impeccable design.
The Sapphire Radeon Toxic Edition HD 6850 is surprisingly a card that is simply a steal to PC and hardcore gaming enthusiasts worldwide. While the HD 6870 may have more stream processors and 900~913/1050 MHz ratio of core:memory speed the Sapphire Radeon Toxic Edition HD 6850 performs at equal level (+/- 2 fps) in every test performed for the price point difference at 1GB memory. The custom PCB along with the 1.7 billion transistor core reveals a true overclocking power that does not limit the life of the product, but ensures a lengthy return for something that can be underestimated because of the digits after the HD. With more performance per dollar and quality per performance value, the Sapphire Radeon HD Toxic 6850 is a must-buy for anyone looking to upgrade to the next solution of CrossFireX domination and pure statistic performance per watt.
The Droid X is a delicious Verizon Wireless phone that makes a remarkable introduction into what smart phones are really capable of. With a fast CPU core, a great amount of memory, the flexibilities of Android, combined with the power of Google Applications, the Droid X is one of the best smartphones that money can get you on a 2-year contract term for an extremely affordable price. With a 8 Megapixel camera function, combined with an internal memory that can hold as much as 8 GB, the Droid X brings a level of power and portability that would make the ITU-T proud.
Cooler Master releases another powerhouse PSU offering a whopping 1200W for hardcore gaming and technology enthusiasts around the world. After our numerous tests at the wheel behind this melodious creation, one thing is clear: the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W, part of the Silent Pro Gold Series matching the 80Plus efficiency standards, satiates a hunger that a quad-SLI/Crossfire X setup can accomplish.
Creativity. It all starts with the idea to create something simple, and further extends the applications of the idea into a world of practicability and reasonability in the limitations of whatever tools we have to use that puts a pen in our hand and gives us a small area to expand. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection Edition heralds a tool-set which includes: Adobe Photoshop CS5 for photography enthusiasts, Adobe Illustrator CS5 for vector inspirationalists, Adobe InDesign for Publishing Needs, Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro for PDF Document Lovers, Adobe Flash Professional CS5 for Animation and Keyframe Creators, Adobe Flash Builder 4 for Cross-Platform Internet Applicationists, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 with Adobe Fireworks CS5 for Website Designers, Adobe Contribute CS5 for Website Specialists, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 for Video Editors, Adobe After Effects for Motion Graphics teams around the world, Adobe Soundbooth CS5 for Audiophiles, Adobe OnLocation CS5 for Production Editors on-location, and finally Adobe Encore CS5 for Media Authors looking for that perfect packaging. The amount of products within the tool-set are stunning while being simply remarkable, a feat that no easy list can accomplish. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection Edition defines the meteoric capacity of a tool-set to revitalize the mind’s concept and allow any designer, developer, creator, inventor to simply achieve an unstoppable performance that is unforgiving to the amount of innovations that a human mind can encompass.
Long ago, there was a time when 64 KB memory architecture was king and when analog computers were hailed as the premiere of the league. Innovations, however, remain endless in this industry. The Apple iPad is simply the culmination of a group of genius’ that took the ARM architecture and infused it with the SoC (system on chip) technique to deliver an experience that is new, exciting, and undeniably fresh. With a strong suite of products to fit anyone and everyone, and incredible developer support of tools and new innovation each and every day, the Apple iPad 64 GB shows us that it is okay to no longer need our laptops. The compendium of laptop dwellers no longer have to feel boiling heat on the steeps of their laps to feel like they accomplished something. The Apple iPad 64 GB is a device that is simply unheralded in both applicability, design, and most of all usability.
The AMD ATI Radeon Sapphire Toxic HD 5850 brings a new era for increased level-enthusiasts to ramp up their gaming platforms to Microsoft’s DirectX 11 specification, while maintaining the core platform compatibility to use DVI-D, DVI-I, and finally HDMI for newer LCD monitors. The launch of the Radeon 5000 series has brought with it a change for consumers to meet not only a great price point, but benefit with the core integration of having features such as 1440 stream processors for every GFLOP unit and much more. Incredible design aside of the Toxic HD 5850, the AMD GPU launch of this latest card definitely quenches the thirst for a handful of enthusiasts from overclocking especially to pure stability per MHz increased.
Smartphones have seen an incredible rise since 2007 and HTC is not stopping anytime soon with the HTC Touch Pro2. Like the Sprint version, the Verizon Wireless HTC Touch Pro2 features a brilliant touch screen and one of the best QWERTY keyboards on the market. With incredible performance, and a lot of features to supplement the need for savvy tech lovers beyond design, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a simple investment well worth the price.
The Logitech G35 Headset manages to transcend a line between surround sound audio, and audio that surrounds you at every side. Combining LF, C, RF, LB, RB, LSB, RSB, and a Subwoofer all in one clearly revealing that the Logitech’s G35 Headset is made for the elite gamers and audiophiles of the time. With incredible integration, an incredible design with high quality parts, and further aspects in voice changing features that are a real treat, the Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset is a must buy for anyone looking to get the best from their PC sound.
Antec’s TruePower Quattro series is simply one of the best choices for any consumer looking to upgrade their power throughput to the maximum level. Garnering a total of 1000 Watts of pure power, the Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W delivers on the needs of a system that needs to be efficient for either video use, or gaming use. The Antec’s TruePower Quattro provides energy conspicuously across 5 rails while working within the EPS 12V v2.91 certification system, this power supply macadamizes across every torture test, ripple test, and noise test to deliver efficiency beyond 85%.
Battle is always hard. Described by the packaging, the Lexa S makes it look all too easy with the motto “Ready for Battle.” With an incredible design, and a powerful interior, the Lexa S dominates the mid-size ATX power gaming cases for those who need enough space for a dual-GPU configuration, without all the clutter.