Cooler Master has just announced the winners of its annual case modding world series, and the top prize went to Project A.R.E.S. (Astral Robot Enclosure System) by Alessandro who also goes by Explore Modding online. This was selected from over 100-entries, with $24,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs. It features a science fiction-inspired design, or to be more specific, the robot from the Netflix series Lost in Space. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Logitech’s G502 Hero High-Performance Gaming Mouse is being offered at the lowest price this year, and you can get one for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Each aspect of this gaming mouse was built to adjust to different styles of gameplay, complete with 11 buttons, programmable through Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), an adjustable weight system with five 3.6g weights and a dual-mode hyper scroll. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
ADATA’s XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe Solid State Drive could be the best value for the money, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Powered by the latest 3D NAND technology and PCIe NVMe interface, this drive is capable of reaching sequential read/write up to 3500/3000 MB/s, 625% faster than a standard SATA SSD. This makes it perfect for gaming, high-resolution video editing, 3D modeling, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and other intensive data applications. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Razer’s Kiyo Pro may be pricey for some, but this USB camera with a high-performance Adaptive Light Sensor is for streamers and business users who demand market-leading image fidelity, even in low-light conditions. It accomplishes this with an ultra-sensitive 1/2.8 CMOS sensor using STARVIS technology, which is a back-illuminated pixel technology, used in surveillance cameras to create high quality images from visible and near infrared light regions. This means that all of your video conference calls will have a consistently bright, clear image, even under a wide variety of typical work-from-home lighting conditions. Product page. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a nearly hands-on review.
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Technology leaker Jon Prosser revealed that the redesigned 2021 Apple iMacs will come in Silver, Space Gray, Green, Sky Blue, and Rose Gold. Since the public has not yet gotten a glimpse at the new design, he partnered with Concept Creator for these renders that show how the colors might look on the new chassis. They should feature slimmer bezels and possibly the all-new M1X chip. The latter is Apple’s second ARM-based processor built for Mac, which is essentially a speedier version of the same basic processor with more processor cores and more graphics cores. Read more for a video and additional information.
Logitech’s G703 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is best in its class, thanks to a Hero 25K sensor, and you can get one for $70.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. This sensor offers 1: 1 tracking, 400+ IPS, along with 100-25, 600 max DPI sensitivity as well as zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration, and 10x power efficiency of the previous generation. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
For the tech millionaire missing a piece of history, this could be your chance to own an original working Apple-1 computer system in its original Byte Shop KOA wood case, complete with original power supply as well as Datanetics Version D keyboard. Unlike other examples, this one has an unmodified NTI board in almost perfect condition on both front / back of the main board, verified as original by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Razer Viper 8KHz was announced today, and it’s touted as the world’s first esports gaming mouse with true 8000Hz polling rate. It uses Razer’s HyperPolling Technology, which surpasses the industry-standard 1000Hz (1000 times a second) polling rate, for extreme gaming responsiveness, speed, and reliability. In other words, this peripheral is capable of transmitting more up-to-date data to better match a monitor’s faster refresh rate, thus minimizing the delay between the latest report and the monitor’s frame rendering. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi Pico, the company’s first microcontroller based on the RP2040 chip. Fabricated on a 40nm process node, it boasts a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor running @ 133MHz with 264KB of on-chip RAM, multiple I/O options, DMA controller, 16 x PWM channels, 2MB of flash memory, a power supply chip that supports input voltages from 1.8-5.5V, a single push button, and a single LED. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit not only lets you discover the power of AI as well as robotics, but it’s a fully functional Linux micro PC, all for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $59. It’s supported by the JetPack SDK, which comes with NVIDIA container runtime and a full Linux software development environment, enabling developers to package their applications for Jetson with all its dependencies into a single container that is designed to work in any deployment. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review and a how to run emulated games tutorial.