Sonarworks True-Fi

LG V30 Smartphone

P1 Power Sport Watch
P1 Power Sport Watch

NC50 Noise Canceling Earphones

RAM Roundup

Vortez has certainly been pounding out the RAM reviews recently and they've got a bunch of different kits all posted up recently.  HiTechLegion gets in their once as well.


Wednesday Bits

As we wrap up the news on the gloomy Wednesday, we've got a few bits of odds and ends that could brighten up your day.  I'm looking for a fast USB 3.0 card reader and the Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader and MobileLite G3 version over at MEGATechNews could be useful.  If you want something that is just going to stay in your case, try the NZXT Aperature M Multimedia Card Reader at HiTechLegion.  It has USB 3.0 ports, but the card reader is actually only a USB 2.0 reader.

HardwareHeaven has a couple of Samsung products on their bench - namely the NX 200 ILC camera as well as the Galaxy S3.  Both are pretty impressive in their own right.

Episode #163 - WWDC Yawnfest

Episode #163 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 Apple’s “big” WWDC announcements, Android tips 900K per day and change your password people!  We have those stories and more...

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Cooling Collection


Mouse & Keyboard Bits

Gaming input devices are usually a bit better built than many other products, so you should get something new that will last you through the summer.  Perhaps one of these products reviewed below.

Topre Realforce 105UB - XSReviews --=-- Das Keyboard Model S Professional Mechanical Keyboard - TweakTown --=-- CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Mouse - HardwareSecrets --=-- CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard - Vortez --=-- ROCCAT Savu Optical Gaming Mouse - TweakTown --=-- SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Silver Special Ed. Mouse - NikKTech


WWDC Action + Keynote

Apple's 2012 WWDC is now in the history books and if you're an Apple fan - or just a tech junkie, you may have heard that it was a pretty flat show.  No new iPhone was announced and even the iOS 6 software is months away.  They showed a few cool features, but all of it has been and is being done with Android already.  This release is all about catching up.

Their new Macbook Pro however is pretty awesome - at least the one with the Retina display that comes in boasting 2880x1800 resolution.  I would take one and probably install Ubuntu and Win8 on it.

If you missed the keynote, you can actually go watch it over here, but I'm afraid I gave you most of the spoilers.  Oh, and maps.

We talked about the WWDC pretty extensively in episode #163 of Weekly Tech Update.  Check it out if you want all the details.


Computex Roundup

If you're looking for some Computex News, we've got some affiliates who took in the show and have shared the goods with us.  TechReport starts us off with the BitFenix Mini-ITX enclosure then move on the some acoustic foam that Thermaltake uses to quiet a case.  Gigabyte has a mechanical keyboard that is all about USB 3.0 and it takes a lot of fans to cool a Super Overclocked GeForce GTX 680.

They also show us some new Enermax Liquid cooling and talk with Noctua about their latest noise cancellation technology.  Sapphire gets some love with their custom 7-series Radeon cards as well.

The MSI Win8 tablet with slide-out keyboard looks pretty cool.  Also cool is the Intel 4" Next Unit of Computing - it will set you back $400.

FutureLooks shoots us a video that covers stuff from Gigabyte, BitFenix and Corsair to keep things rolling.

TechwareLabs pays attention long enough to show us some new Thermaltake products that you may find interesting.

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler

NH-L12We have just taken a look at the Noctua NH-L12 Low-Profile CPU Cooler.  This cooler has a pretty low profile and can even operate without the large top fan for an even lower profile.  Performance is pretty good all around, but if you want the best performance, you'll have to turn it up.  Please check our review for all the details.

At the end of the day I can quite easily declare the Noctua NH-L12 low-profile cooler a winner. For a cooler that sports a low profile even with both fans installed (and an even lower profile if you remove the top fan), the NH-L12 doesn't sacrifice performance like most other low-profile coolers we've tested in the past have.

Android Sales are Up

Apple only has product releases every few months, but Android devices are always hitting the shelves.  According to the latest stats, Android is not up to 900,000 activations a day! That includes tablets as well as phones according to Engadget.  Still, this is pretty amazing and it means I'll have more writing to do for App Pick of the Week!

It's been awhile since we learned how many unique Android devices were switching on every day; the last time was at Mobile World Congress, when Google's senior mobile VP Andy Rubin confirmed 850,000 activations a day just as we were fruitlessly practicing our Catalan. He's now chiming in with word that the daily rate is up to 900,000 cellular-enabled phones and tablets as of June.


It wouldn't surprise me if they make the Guinness Book for the most devices sold or activated in 2012. 

Odds and Ends

Bayan Audio 7 iPod Speaker Dock - eTeknix --=-- Microlab SOLO7C Speakers - Vortez --=-- NewerTech NuGreen Flexible Neck LED Desk Lamp - NikKTech --=-- NewerTech Power2U (USB Wall Power) - TweakTown --=-- Microlab FC330 2.1 Speaker Kit - XtremeComputing --=-- Pioneer Elite X-SMC4-K Music Tap Network Audio Player - TweakTown

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