Friday, August 29, 2014

TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor PoE Access Point

TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor PoE Access Point
TRENDnet announces a powerful new outdoor rated SMB PoE access point for building-to-building or wireless internet service provider applications
TORRANCE, Calif. - August 28, 2014 - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 10 dBi Outdoor PoE Access Point, model TEW-738APBO.
"The TEW-738APBO provides the ability to extend an existing network to a remote location or connect to a wireless internet service provider network," stated stated Sonny Su, TRENDnet technology director. "It's rated for extreme weather conditions and features a powerful internal directional antenna."

10 dBi Outdoor PoE Access Point
  • Wireless N300 building-to-building networking
  • Connect to a wireless internet service provider network using CPE + AP mode
  • Built-in 10 dBi 2.4 GHz directional sector antenna
  • Clear line-of-sight connections for distances of up to 8 km (5 miles - when connecting to the same model)
  • Supports Access Point (AP), Wireless Distribution System (WDS), Repeater, and CPE + AP modes
  • IP67 rated aluminum housing
  • PoE injector included
  • Pole and wall mounting hardware included

TEW-738APBO page:
TEW-738APBO images:
TEW-738APBO warranty: 3 year limited
TEW-738APBO availability: Currently available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners
TEW-738APBO MSRP: USD 269.00

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kingston 64GB DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 Review by Kirk Spencer

Today we're going to review the Kingston 64GB DataTraveler microDuo 3.0. This little guy is super small and has a trick up its sleeve. The drive measures in at just over an inch. This thing is super portable, easy and light enough to attach to a key chain so you never leave it behind. This USB 3.0 drive has two tips. One of the tips is a regular USB 3.0 tip that you can plug into any old computer. The other tip is a micro USB 2.0 OTG tip which you can plug into Android 4.0+ devices which at the time of writing this is 85.7% of the Android market.


We always enjoy seeing how fast USB 3.0 is. Some drives are definitely quicker than others, so let's take a look:
From the results of this ATTO benchmark you can see that our best read speed is just over 100 MB/s. The write speeds were between 60 and 70 MB/s. It's definitely not the fastest we've seen from Kingston, but this also isn't their HyperX line.
This result from CrystalDiskMark paints a different picture and one that is closer to our real world experience. Most of the files I want to have access to on my phone or from my phone are pictures, music and videos. Here's what we got while transferring a video file:


We were super excited to try out the OTG feature with this little drive. To access the micro USB OTG tip you simple pull the black and silver sections in opposite directions. The silver piece pivots and exposes the micro USB OTG tip. It's quite the design but it's not without repercussions
On the surface, I really like the design of this drive. What we noticed is that there's no nice way of plugging it in and leaving the phone on a flat surface. The best option was to hang the phone off the edge. I don't like either option. The first puts pressure on the USB port of the phone which could lead to ruining the phone's USB port. The second option leaves my phone sticking out over an edge which puts it at a higher risk of getting knocked off. I found myself going with the second option most of the time and taking extra care not to bump the phone.
The black piece can be pulled off easily enough; however, it still does not let the phone lay flat due to a bump on the silver piece. For this reason it would still need to stick out off of a surface. The good news is, you have options. A book is easy enough to use and certainly less risk that the edge of a desk.



The drive is extremely small. It solves a problem for android users of transferring files from phone to computer or even phone to phone. It is reasonably fast read speeds.


The phone cannot lay flat without putting pressure on the USB port. The write speeds leave some room for improvement.


The drive is only $37.59 off Amazon. For the price and the awesome solution to sharing files between android phones and between phone and computer it's worth it. Don't expect the speeds you would get from a HyperX drive, but it's hard to argue that point when the cost is so low the drive is so versatile.  Based on it's design, features, quality, and performance, the Kingston 64GB DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 has earned our Value Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at

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Friday, August 15, 2014

HyperX Releases Cloud White Edition Gaming Headset

HyperX Releases Cloud White Edition Gaming Headset

  • Cloud White Edition Headset Provides Long Hours of Gaming Comfort
  • 53mm Drivers Deliver Superior Audio Performance  

Fountain Valley, CA – August 13, 2014 − HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX® Cloud White Edition. It features a stand-out white and black color scheme and the same award-winning comfort of its predecessor, HyperX Cloud Black Edition. The headset offers memory foam ear cushions, a soft leather-padded headband and an over-the-ear closed-cup design to get anyone in any game comfortably for long game play sessions.
            HyperX Cloud White Edition delivers great audio performance with its large 53mm drivers so gamers can hear every word of dialogue, gunshot and explosion. The headset is versatile with its detachable microphone to make listening to music on smartphones and tablets easy and enjoyable with enhanced bass and crystal clear lows, mids and highs.
            “The HyperX Cloud Black Edition headset has won many awards and has been very well-received since we launched it in April,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “We are proud to add the White Edition now to give gamers and HyperX fans another headset choice with the same great comfort and sound as the original.” 
HyperX Cloud White and Black Editions are compatible with PC and PS4™ as well as smartphones and tablets. It is the official headset of Intel Extreme Masters, Alliance Gaming, CNB e-Sports Club, SK-Gaming and Team Liquid. HyperX Cloud is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability. For more information, please visit
HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack and PAX.
For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX Cloud White Edition Features and Specifications:

·         Transducer Type: dynamic Ø 53mm
·         Frequency Response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
·         Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
·         Operating principle: closed
·         Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
·         T.H.D.: < 2%
·         Power handling capacity: 150mW
·         Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
·         Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
·         Headband pressure: 5N
·         Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
·         Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension + 10cm iPhone
·         Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

·         Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
·         Operating principle: pressure gradient
·         Polar pattern: cardioid
·         Power supply: AB powering
·         Supply voltage: 2V
·         Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
·         Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ
·         Open circuit voltage: at f = 1kHz: 20 mV / Pa
·         Frequency response: 100–12,000 Hz
·         THD: 2% at f = 1kHz
·         Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1KHz)
·         Microphone output: -39±3dB
·         Length mic boom 150mm: (include gooseneck)
·         Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm
·         Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)

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About HyperX
HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Elite Screens Yard Master 100" Outdoor Projection Screen Review by Jenafer Roy

Video has come a long way. I remember the days when IT guys would bring home the business projectors to watch movies on the family room wall. Our first projector was a business one with a sheet! This was about 20 years ago.  Not only have projectors been perfected for home theater, they have also made their way to the outdoors. Up for review today is an excellent, portable outdoor screen from Elite Screens Yard Master 100" outdoor screen.

Features and specs:
• Ideal for any outdoor activities, such as camping, parks or movies in the backyard
• The outdoor DynaBrite Material is durable 24/7, rain or shine
• Available in diagonal sizes 100", 120", 150", 180" and 200" in 16:9 aspect ratio
• Also available with rear projection material, in diagonal sizes 103" and 123" in 16:9 aspect ratio
• Heavy-duty frame construction for all types of weather
• Setup and Takedown is simple and quick with portable carrying bag for easy storage/transportation
• Kit includes ropes and 8 stakes for wind stability
• Durable aluminum wheeled travel case included for easy storage/transportation (OMS150H / OMS180H / OMS200H models only)

The screen came shipped in a standard box opening the box revealed two carrying bags inside one of the zippered bags was the screen fabric. Inside the other zippered bag was the steel frame, broken down into multiple labeled pieces. The bags were made out of a heavy duty nylon weave material. The pole pieces appeared to be made out of steel or another type of durable metal with little metal pop up pins to hold the connections securely in place. Quality of materials used was very good and the same could be said for the quality of construction. The fabric for the screen appeared to be part nylon or polyester but also had some spandex type material with stretch to it. The stitching appeared very good as well. All in all, this looked like a product that would last quite a while. Included in the package were the two bags, one with the screen fabric and the other with the poles along with the instruction manual, stakes and rope for securing the screen in case of inclement weather.

Putting the screen together was fairly simple. And the included instructions were easy to follow. Each pole had a label sticker with a letter on it corresponding slots they were to match up with. The included storage bag was even labeled with each letter so you knew which piece stored where in the bag. I thought that was really cool. Once the frame was put together it was then just a matter of sliding the material over the frame. On the bottom of the screen were about 5 or 6 metal loops attached to Velcro straps to cinch down the screen for a tight tension that made for a good looking image to view. The included stakes worked well for securing the screen to the ground. The only complaint, if you could even call it that, was that the labels were little round stickers with the letter printed on them, if they were to come off, it might make set up a bit more difficult. I would recommend that they be wrapped with a bit of clear tape to keep them from getting scratched or coming off. I had a few stickers that were both. But that is an easy fix.

Now that it was set up, I was able to take a step back and look at the end result. I was pleased to see that I was not surprised. This is the type of product I have come to expect from Elite Screens. They really do make an excellent functioning as well as attractive looking product. And I could tell all of my nieces and nephews were all excited for the test run in the cul-de-sac. And as with all screens previously reviewed for elite screens, the image showed well lit, uniform, and detailed.  The contrast portrayed was just as my projector put out, with pleasantly deep colors without being overly saturated.  Not only was the image extremely detailed, there was good depth to the image as well for a 2D model projector.  Shadow detail and black levels were also good.    

Kudos to Elite Screens for continuing with their expected high quality products. The quality and features were very good, everything was very well labeled so it was easy to set up and put away and will give years of use to those looking for such a well made product. At an MSRP of $249 it has an excellent bang for your buck.  And everyone had a blast using it. It’s easy to think of Elite Screens as the Babe Ruth of their industry. If you’re looking for a high quality product with a lot of bang for your buck, Elite screens is constantly hitting it out of the park.  Based on their design, features quality and performance the Elite Screen Yard Master 100"Outdoor Screen has earned our Editors Choice Award!  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at

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