Coolest Gadgets » PC Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:00:17 +0000

Satechi is well known for rolling out accessories for computers as well as mobile devices for many a year now, so much so that they have gotten extremely good at it. In fact, many of Satechi’s past releases have always managed to successfully maintain the general design flow of the product or brand that it is supposed to work with, and the same applies to the all new Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub that has been exclusively designed for the new 2017 iMac Pro, iMac Retina 4K and 27-inch 5K models.

This particular hub will add functionality to the iMac with a data only USB-C port, a trio of USB 3.0 ports with up to 5Gb/s for fast and secure data transfer, and a Micro/SD card reader. The best part of all? This is achievable all through a solitary USB-C connection, now how about that? In other words, you gain a whole lot more connectivity simply be “sacrificing” a single USB-C port, providing convenient access to any Mac user’s most-loved ports and devices.

What we like about the Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub is also the fact that it is extremely easy and simple to set up. All that one needs to do is to plug it into one of the iMac’s Thunderbolt 3 ports and use the adjustable knob in order to fasten the hub to the bottom of your desktop computer. From there, you are good to go since there is no need for any kind of additional drivers or installation required. It will extend ports to the front of the iMac, ensuring that everything else is within reach while providing convenient access to peripheral devices at all times. The versatility of the hub frees up valuable desk space, while looking great in its sleek, brushed aluminum finish that certainly complements Apple accessories.

Expect the Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro to ship in the first week of January 2018 in silver or space gray with an asking price of $49.99 a pop.

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MSI Infinite X gaming desktop announced Sat, 25 Nov 2017 19:00:58 +0000 infinite-xAnyone who is serious about gaming would definitely know that having the right kind of hardware is extremely important to get as much of an advantage as possible over the other opponents. Some of us might want to start building a gaming rig right from scratch, while others could look to picking up a gaming desktop that has already been pre-configured. MSI caters to the latter group today with the announcement of the Infinite X gaming desktop that will deliver the power of an Intel Coffee Lake i7 processor alongside an NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti graphics card, while making sure this high performance rig runs nice and cool at all times courtesy of a new liquid cooling system.

This will definitely be a step up from the MSI Infinite gaming desktop which was revealed earlier this year, and the inspiration behind the Infinite X would be a non-stop desire to game and for gamers who would like to have virtually endless possibilities to game in the style of their choice. You should be able to obtain one of the better gaming performances with the Infinite X, while the latest unlocked processor from Intel delivers the right kind of speed and performance that gamers require, including the ability to overclock.

MSI’s exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 3 PRO thermal design will ensure nothing gets overheated, and with plenty of room for upgrades, the obsolescence monster will continue to remain in the rear view mirror. Boasting of two 3.5” HDD and a trio of 2.5” SSD/HDD bays, the Infinite X supports up to 64GB of RAM while the graphics card remains mounted vertically for safe transportation and optimized airflow in a small case. On the exterior lies MSI accents such as a tempered glass side panel (a classic black side panel is also available) and RGB Mystic Light in order for gamers to customize their desktop.

Expect to pick up the MSI Infinite X gaming desktop from $1,699.99 onwards.

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Huntkey USB-C Adapter Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:49 +0000 huntkey-usb-c-adapterHuntkey is no stranger when it comes to the world of accessories for notebooks and computers, and this time around they have come up with yet another accessory that many people would find useful: the Huntkey USB-C Adapter. This is a 60W USB-C laptop adapter, where it will boast of the latest USB3.1 SuperSpeed and intelligent charging technology. The reason that Huntkey has come up with this particular accessory is to keep abreast with the latest trends and pace, where older USB types are slowly but surely being phased out.

It goes to show that with the Huntkey USB-C Adapter, the company continues to invest in and develop new USB-C products which will be able to meet increasing market demands, regardless of the niche. Being one of the key products of Huntkey, the 60W USB-C laptop adapter comes across as a durable and reliable model. Not only that, Huntkey knows that everyone loves to travel as light as possible, which is why this particular laptop adapter has been specially designed with a pocket size in mind. In other words, it has dimensions that will dwarf the iPhone X, making it a unique accessory that is extremely easy to carry around and to be used conveniently.

This particular 60W USB-C adapter will be equipped with a reversible connector, allowing users to hook it to compatible electronic devices in either way. This also does away with the niggling issue of connectivity, where the intelligent charging feature enables users to charge multiple devices ranging from smartphones to power banks, tablets, laptops, drones and even printers. It will be equipped with all-round protections like SCP (Short Circuit Protection), OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and OCP (Over Current Protection), keeping itself and the charging devices safe under any circumstances.

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Razer Core V2 makes for an instant gaming laptop Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:17 +0000 razer-core-v2When one talks about laptops, the general idea is this: laptops are not meant to function as a gaming machine, unless stated otherwise. The thing about gaming laptops is this, they tend to be rather bulky and are great power guzzlers due to the kind of powerful hardware packed underneath the hood. Razer decided that you can have the best of both worlds through the introduction of the Razer Core V2. The Razer Core V2 is able to transform highly mobile Thunderbolt 3 laptops into a portable, desktop-class gaming machine where all it requires would be a solitary Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection in order to hook up your existing laptop to this graphics enclosure.

Chances are, after you have hooked up the Razer Core V2 to your laptop, the bottleneck would no longer be in the video card department. Rather, it would most probably be the processor, hard drive, or even lack of memory that causes gaming performance to drop. We say this because the Razer Core V2 boasts of the world’s first dual Thunderbolt 3 internal controller design which will sport separate lanes for graphics and connected devices, delivering fluid gameplay. This external graphics enclosure will be accompanied by a quartet of USB 3.0 ports as well as Gigabit Ethernet in order to hook up a wide range of different peripherals.

Made from a block of durable raw aluminum, the chassis is CNC precision milled in order to deliver a very compact form factor. It comes with its own 500W power supply in order to deliver a right amount of power when it comes to graphics and connected devices, while extra cooling fans have been built into the design to help dispense heat quickly in order to achieve an optimal level of performance. It can fit an expanded range of taller graphics cards, including support for the NVIDIA GeForce 10 series and AMD Radeon 500 series with XConnect technology. The Razer Core V2 will retail for $499 apiece and is currently available for purchase.

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MSI Vortex G25 is a small form factor gaming beast Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:42 +0000 vortex-g25When it comes to gaming, one very important element that most people would take into consideration first would be the kind of hardware that the gaming PC packs underneath the hood. The case itself might look really, really pretty, but if it does not have any high performance parts within, it would amount to nothing, either. MSI knows this, which is why they have come up with the Vortex G25 gaming desktop that will not only be able to deliver the level of performance that hardcore gamers crave, it will also look good without taking up too much space on your desk.

The Vortex G25 is not a conventional gaming desktop, courtesy of its small form factor setup. Taking it apart, it will be powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with the ability to handle up to a GTX 1070 graphics card, all within a 2.5-liter chassis. Now that is really compact, no matter which angle you are looking from. Apart from that, the Vortex G25 gaming desktop will also boast of MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan technology that will feature dual blade fans that work in tandem with eight heatpipes. This setup will be able to ensure proper cooling of the CPU and GPU, which in turn provides a 30% performance gain compared to the previous generation of processors.

One of the main reasons for developing the Vortex G25 is to have it function as a gateway for portable and convenient VR experiences. The front panel itself features a power jack which can help to power connected VR headsets, while there is also an HDMI port and a couple of USB 3.0 ports in terms of connectivity. MSI’s very own Nahimic VR software will be able to optimize performance and virtual surround sound so that the whole virtual reality experience is even more immersive.

Expect the MSI Vortex G25 to retail for $1,999 and $1,499 for the Vortex G25-022US and the Vortex G25-023US, respectively.

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Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball rolls back the years Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:07 +0000 logitech-mx-ergoThe humble trackball has lost the battle, so to speak, against the mouse when it comes to a pointing peripheral on a desktop. In fact, the trackball was also eventually phased out from notebooks, with IBM’s pointing stick making a last stand before the touchpad finally prevailed over the rest of its competitors. Here is a blast from the past with an update from the 21st century: the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball.

What makes the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball special? For starters, it does not come with any kind of wire or cable as well, which means there is no need to hook it up to your notebook or workstation, and that makes the entire workspace look less cluttered. This wireless trackball will set a new standard when it comes to navigation comfort and precision, being the first of its kind in close to 10 years. The Logitech MX ERGO delivers a personalized level of comfort with a unique adjustable hinge and precision tracking, offering multi-device connectivity for trackball enthusiasts as well as those who would like to enjoy an alternative compared to the regular mouse and touchpad.

It is said that the Logitech MX ERGO is able to reduce muscular strain by up to 20% compared to using a standard mouse. The adjustable hinge enables the user to increase the angle from 0 to 20 degrees, and this in turn improves wrist posture and pronation. With a carefully sculpted shape, your hand will enjoy full palm and finger support, where the soft rubber on the top will deliver a good and comfortable grip that is suitable for long hours of work.

Apart from that, the Logitech MX ERGO also brings with it the latest tracking technology so that it is faster and more precise, being able to instantly change your cursor speed and accuracy for optimal control with the press of a button. The presence of an LED light will illuminate when precision mode is activated, although do not expect this $99.99 wireless trackball to end up replacing your gaming mouse.

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Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD revealed Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:00:25 +0000 belkin-express-dock-hdWhen it comes to the modern day techie, one thing is for sure: you can never have enough USB ports at your disposal. After all, USB has become the de facto standard for many different kinds of peripherals out there in the market. Belkin has always had a way with peripherals that cater to different needs for various situations and times, and this time around another Express Dock HD variant has popped up: the Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD.

With the Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD, we are looking at the ability to hook up to 8 different devices via a single cable, now how about that? It also does far more than just blind charging of your devices, since it boasts of power priority technology that is capable of distributing power based on the kind of device that is connected. All of these delivered through a solitary one meter cable, making it less of a mess and a fantastic way to organize your workspace or desk area.

The USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD will enable consumers to hook up to eight different devices while taking advantage of 4K HDMI video output, gigabit Ethernet connection, and crystal-clear audio in and out. Power Priority technology ensures that your main device will obtain the main priority of being charged, while sending 60W of power delivery as and where it is required. Power Priority is smart enough to assess each connected device’s size and charging needs, before it distributes power accordingly to ensure that every single connected device will be on the receiving end of an optimal charge. The USB-C 3.1 Express Dock can pride itself in being a true single-cable docking solution, making it essential for connecting and powering your world. A pair of USB-C 3.1 ports, a trio of USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one gigabit Ethernet port, and a couple of audio ports round off the list of connectivity options, all crammed into a device that costs $229.99 a pop.

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Halos introduces 1TB CatDrive Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:22 +0000 catdriveStorage of personal data has definitely evolved in a fair number of ways over the years, where we are now dealing with GBs of information in something as small as a USB flash drive. The thing is, many of us also do own Internet-connected devices, allowing us to store data on the cloud as long as there is a connection. This might be convenient for the average consumer, but it comes with its fair share of potential security banana skins as well, especially when hacking or theft of personal data occurs. Halos has a bright idea: a cloud-like storage, but you get to physically secure where all your data is kept, in the form of the 1TB CatDrive.

Halos wants you to bid farewell to the cloud with their all new 1TB CatDrive, making you the master of private data as you stash all of your personal information and photos at home safely, without compromising on the ability to access it anytime, anywhere, as long as you have a decent Internet connection. With the CatDrive, one is able to store different kinds of commonly used file formats in a single place, while synchronizing all of that information on connected devices just like a normal cloud service.

The goodies with the CatDrive does not stop there. It will also arrive with other features such as a Photo Roll in order to provide a better photo display, private spaces for multiple users where individual family members only have the authority to access their own account and not others, a family sharing mode where file streaming and virtually any message shared will be sent instantly, as well as support for large file sharing. In other words, the 1TB CatDrive from Halos is like a portable hard drive, except that it boasts of cloud-like performance.

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Razer Wolverine Ultimate gaming controller targets the Xbox One and PC Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:00:55 +0000 razer-wolverineWhen it comes to no-nonsense gaming hardware, there is one name that constantly crops up on the list of many people: Razer. The company is back yet again, this time around with the Razer Wolverine Ultimate gaming controller which will cater to gaming proponents on the Xbox One and PC platforms. This is an officially licensed gaming controller for both platforms, and has been specially designed in order to have it adapt itself to virtually any kind of gamer. Why do we say so? Read on to find out.

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate sports not one, but a couple of interchangeable D-Pads, in addition to a wide range of interchangeable thumbsticks that sport different heights and shape. This ought to have you salivate already if you are the sort who is extremely meticulous about your preparation before an intense gaming session. Not only that, there is a grand total of 6 remappable triggers and buttons, where it can be achieved via Razer Synapse for Xbox and on-the-fly, in order to enjoy the maximum degree of customizability.

To sweeten the deal, Razer has also included an integrated RGB lighting strip which can be controlled using Razer Synapse for Xbox, further establishing additional methods to personalize the controller. Not only that, it also works as a stage to introduce Razer Chroma to Xbox gamers everywhere, as gamers now have the choice of selecting from 16.8 million colors in addition to a range of effects such as Static, Spectrum Cycling, Breathing, and Wave, among others.

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is also special as it is the very first console product from the company that supports the Razer Chroma SDK, enabling developers to integrate advanced lighting capabilities for Xbox One games. The asking price for this bad boy stands at $159.99 in the US, although those living across the pond will have to fork out slightly more at €179.99.

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Satechi Vertical Laptop Stand Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:23 +0000 Satechi-Vertical-Laptop-StandWhen it comes to mobile accessories, it is safe to assume that one would be hard pressed to find a company out there who will be able to do it as good as Satechi. Satechi’s latest offering arrives in the form of a brand new vertical laptop stand, sporting a sleek looking form factor and space saving design that ultimately aims to promote a clutter-free workspace. Oh yes, it will also handle this niggling issue that has plagued many a laptop owner for years — the problem of overheating, which is what the Vertical Laptop Stand from Satechi will be able to circumvent.

This particular stand will be able to effectively elevate majority of the laptops and tablets that are in the market, ensuring that desks as well as tables will remain clutter-free and safe from any kind of potential water or coffee spills that are extremely possible, especially when it comes to a hectic workday and deadlines to meet all around.

It will not only help you to maximize valuable desk space whenever you store laptops or tablets in an upright, vertical position, the stand itself will keep ports exposed so that you can continue with your charging process, or to hook it up to additional monitors, without getting in the way. In other words, you can maximize your functionality without having to get in the way. Not only that, it has an aluminum body which will be able to help devices placed on it to remain cool, as the stand itself elevates devices that will be able to minimize contact with the table surface. The bottom chamber will help to regulate air flow while prevent overheating at the same time.

Made from durable anodized aluminum, it is strong enough to secure virtually all laptops and tablets without having it topple over. Arriving in silver, space gray or jet black colors, Satechi has placed a $44.99 asking price on this bad boy.

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