OnePlus X Heads to North America

If you are all about the OnePlus X, you will be happy to note that it will now be coming to North America just in time for the holidays. They brought over a bunch of them and sold them off quickly in LA, but there will be lots more coming down the pipe as they are finally figuring out the supply chain. While it may seem like a simple thing for a big company, for a starter like OnePlus that is taking on the likes of LG, Sony, Samsung and more, there is a lot to learn.

The big news is OnePlus X sales have officially started for our fans in the US and Canada! Starting from November 19, anyone in North America can claim an invite and purchase the OnePlus X. If you decide to pick one up, let us know how you like it!

Source: OnePlus

Xbox One Elite is Worth the Extra Money

Often, the upsell is not worth the extra money. Companies product very good mid-range products, but the top-end product appeals to consumers - because it's better than mid-range. So we buy. Sometimes though, the top-end product is worth every extra penny, and when it comes to the Xbox One Elite, it appears that this is the case. Other than the finish, the Xbox itself is visually identical, but the Elite version comes with the super-sweet Elite controller, and the drive inside the Xbox is an SSD / Mechanical Hybrid - making it much faster.

Microsoft is using a hybrid drive in the Xbox One Elite console, and it’s something the company has been promoting since the days of Windows Vista. Most laptops use full solid state drives these days, but hybrids were always designed to boot your PC quicker and cache regularly used files from the hard drive. That seems to be how the Xbox One Elite is functioning, and it’s understandable since it’s all powered by Windows 10.

Source: TheVerge

Onda's Budget Windows 10 Tablet

When it comes to tablets, there are zillion different Android-powered tablets and in my opinion, many of them should have never been made. Screen quality, resolution and performance offer suffer incredibly when you cut the price on a tablet, and in turn people that buy these often use them for a week or so before they abandon them in favor of something else. Onda has been around for only a little while, and they have focused on a product that is a bit more interesting - a Windows tablet. Their V820W is a 8-inch tablet that will set you back $100USD and it shows some promise.

  • 8-inch 1280x800 IPS Retina capacitive touchscreen
  • Intel Atom X5 Z8300 Quad-Core CPU 1.84GHz / Intel HD Gen8 Graphics
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM + 32GB ROM, microSD support up to 128GB
  • Front and rear camera at 2.0MP
  • Bluetooth/OTG/WiFi/HDMI functions
  • 4200mAh battery


Source: Neowin


Fire Tornado

While I realize that this story has nothing to do with technology, it's a fire tornado in slow motion. If you didn't catch that, it's a tornado of fire. FIRE.

Digital Storm @ CES 2013

We stopped at Digital Storm to check out their latest two products that they have refreshed and beefed up for this coming year.  The Aventum is a beast that has been developed entirely in house and offers exceptional performance.  The system will start at $5,000 and come with a single CPU and a single graphics card.  It will also come liquid cooled with some amazing thermal features.

As an upgrade option, you can get the liquid cooling built with nickel plated copper tubing for a completely custom look.  Digital Storm plans to start selling this system in March of this year and the upgrade options are almost endless.  If you want to spend $10,000 on a system, you’ll be able to drop in four graphics cards, dual Xeon CPUs and a lot more.

Digital Storm Aventum


Digital Storm has also recently upgraded their Bolt system as well.  We found the Bolt system to be very interesting.  It’s a “Micro Tower” that offers some pretty impressive features including full Core i7 CPU support as well as up to a GTX 670 graphics card from NVIDIA.  This is a tiny system that is big on performance and has a lot of upgrade options as well.  The Bolt will likely be available with custom paint in the near future as well.  You can see in the image below just how awesome this would be.

Digital Storm Bolt

It’s pretty amazing that this system has so many upgrade options for such a small system.  You don’t have to sacrifice performance for size here as it supports two 3.5” HDDs or a single 3.5” HDD and two 2.5” SSDs.  Make sure to check out the video below for all the details.

We have more pictures in the gallery link here.

More Articles...

Page 4 of 788