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Tunai DRUM Earphones

TabPro S
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S


Samsung CFG70 Curved LCD

Super Mario Run
App Pick - Super Mario Run

Gaming Peripheral Bits

Companies make a lot of products (and money) by marketing their products to gamers.  Here is a sample of what is in the review circuit right now.


Super Random

I don't usually post random videos about Asian Germans Techno-Yodeling about chickens, but when I do...


Episode #169 - The Nexus 7 Will Kill Something

Episode #169 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing the Nexus 7 tablet, Apple has to advertise for Samsung and Nokia has a rough quarter.  We have those stories and more...

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NZXT Switch 810 SE Update

Switch 810 SEWe have just taken a look at the NZXT Switch 810 SE case.  What makes this case part of the "Special Edition" is that it has a pretty nice color scheme.  It's basically the Switch 810 plus a couple of extras that may make it worth the extra $10.  If you're shopping for a new full-tower chassis make sure to check our review for all the details.

One thing that may get overlooked on the case is the rear exhaust fan area.  This case comes with a 140mm exhaust fan that mounts in long slotted holes.  If you need to exchange this for a more standard 120mm fan for a liquid cooling system, you can easily do this.  The slotted holes allow you to mount the fan where it best suites your needs.  This is a small touch that I think more case manufacturers should pay attention to.


Video Game Action

ShackNews once again brings us the latest video game releases of the week and if you're a PC gamer, you'd better be a fan of Prototype 2 - cause that's all you're getting.  There are not a lot of new titles this week, but a few sound like fun.

PC

  • Prototype 2


360

  • Adidas miCoach
  • Wreckateer (XLBA - $10)


PS3

  • Adidas miCoach
  • Foosball 2012 (PSN - $8)
  • Malicious (PSN - $10)


PSV

  • Foosball 2012 (PSN - $8)
  • Puddle (PSN - $8)


3DS

  • Dot Runner: Complete Edition (eShop - $5)
  • Planet Crashers (eShop - $10)


PSP

  • Gang Wars (Minis)
  • I Kill Zombies (Minis)
  • Time Soldiers (Minis)
  • Wizorb (Minis - $4)


NDS

  • Decathlon 2012 (DSiWare - $5)

 

In other gaming news, Techgage has posted their review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD for your console enjoyment.  Also, eTeknix looks at the F2P Auto Club Revolution for the PC.


Portable Samsung

If you are a fan of Samsung products, you may be interested in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Tablet.  This is a pretty slick piece of hardware that runs on the Tegra 2 chip and offers a lot in the way of value and is still a good performing tablet.  HardwareHeaven has more details.

Worth mentioning is that Samsung have various versions of the Galaxy Tab available now with 7 to 10.1" devices offering various capacities (16-64GB) along with 3G models, improved cameras and even those with SD card slots, something that would have benefited this model.

 

If you want something portable, but need a full OS and perhaps a real keyboard, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook gets the treatment over at HardwareLook today.  This is a pretty sleek unit that comes with a Core i5 processor, 500GB of mechanical storage and a 13" 1366x768 display.  Overall, a pretty mainstream unit.

Having an anti-reflective screen is always great, but one of the things we find often with laptops is the minimum viewing angle that they offer, especially with low quality TN screens, which is what we are dealing with here. When deviating from the perfectly centered screen, the display quality is rapidly decreased with a quick over casting grayness.


Snooping Power Strip

Pwnie Express (pronounced Pony Express) has a new product out that looks like a heavy duty power strip, but it actually holds a little more.  It could be sitting in your office and spying on your entire wired, wireless and even cellular network.  It houses a pretty robust system that can be used for total network Pwnage.  Take a look and see what Forbes has to say about this unit.

 Power Pwn
Image Courtesy of Forbes

The Power Pwn is described as “a fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform” that has an “ingenious form-factor” — which, I think is a euphemism for “easily hidden” — and as a “highly-integrated/modular hardware design”.


Monday PSU Roundup

There have been quite a few Power Supply Reviews piling up in the inbox, so let's kick off the week with a nice collection!



Google Stops Nexus 7 Orders

Despite the lack of a rear-facing camera, the $200 Nexus 7 tablet is in big demand.  This seems to be the magic price point for these units and because of the high demand, Google has changed the product status of the 16GB version in the Play Store to "Coming Soon".  SlashGear has a few more details.  The 8GB version is still available btw.

It has also already sold out at major retailers, including Costco, Gamestop, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Staples. The online versions of all the above stores list the 16 GB device as either “backordered,” coming soon,” “in-store only,” or simply “out of stock.” Your in-store chances aren’t much better.


Weekend Gaming Goodness

As we kick off the weekend, we've got a couple of game reviews if you are housebound.  Check out Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection for the PS3 at eTeknix if you're into that sort of thing.  If you're feeling like trying something a little different, Techgage has a look at 4X Amplification - The Endless Space.  

If you'd rather rent than buy, or want to try something a little different, the OnLive Cloud Gaming Console is a pretty cool idea - if you have the bandwidth.  We looked at this company back at CES 2012 and were impressed.  Take a look and see how far they've come and how the whole system works together.


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