Category: peripherals

MOTHERBOARDS FEATURING 10GBASE-T

ASUS XG-C100C

We use several computers here at Hardcore Games. The desire for faster networking is a universal one. 10GBASE-T has been pervasive in the corporate world for a long time, consumers have been stuck with 1000BASE-T for many years. The problem with 1000BASE-T is that copying backups over the LAN is slow at 100 MB/s. The …

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ROOM SCALE VIRTUAL REALITY

oculus rift logo

Oculus Rift posted some comments recently regarding their hardware.They reported that using 3 sensors in a larger area can become too taxing for most USB 3.0 ports. Intel’s Z270 motherboards largely have only have USB 3.0 on the read panel. This is largely due to full backwards compatibility. There are still some USB 2.0 headers …

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BLUETOOTH 5

Bluetooth 5 has now been published. It’s backwards compatible with previous standards. The new standard is a 2800 page manual for device developers. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top extend the range. Speeds are now 2x faster. …

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JIDETECH GTN-HQ1045MW SECURITY CAMERA

The JideTech IT Wu-Fi security camera is a low cost unit designed for indoor or outdoor use. AVOID THIS CAMERA, IT’S NOT SECURE Model : GTN-HQ1045MW Video Compression:H.264 Synchronization:Internal Lens:3.6/F1.2 Fixed lens Motion Detection:Support Remote:DDNS, Software, P2P Day/Night: Auto/Color/B/W Mobile:Support iPhone, Android Effective Pixels: 1280(H)x720(V) Min.Illumination:0.01 LUX(IR ON) Video Frame Rate : 720P (1280*720) 30fps …

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FL1100 USB 3.0 EXPRESSCARD

usb 3.0 expresscard

The Fresco Logic FL1100LX is a single chip USB 3.0 controller that provides a complete system for easy integration into low cost products. The chip is designed for PCI Express 2.0 or above for maximum performance. The FL1100LX supports the standard Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) so it supports the full 5.0 gigabit speeds. The FL100LX …

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INTEL 7260.HMWWB.R 802.11AC WI-FI ADAPTER

Intel 7260.HMWWB.R

The Intel 7260.HMWWB.R is an 802.11ac mini PCI Express Wi-Fi card for laptop and other mobile applications. Intel 7260.HMWWB.R is targeted primarily for corporate use with its sophisticated features. PCIe Half Mini Card 802.11a 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac Bluetooth 4.0 LE Intel Wireless Display Intel Smart Connect Technology Intel WiFi HotSpot Assistant Business Class Wireless Suite Before you …

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EUP 2013

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Energy Using Protocol is the initiative introduced by the EU to reduce PC idle power consumption. The stated goal is ½W which is also now being adopted by California. Laptop and desktop machines are generally powered continually so efforts towards overall power consumption have been ambitious. Wall chargers are notoriously inefficient. Work published by the IEEE generally …

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COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo was selected to replace the AMD Phenom II 965 BE OEM cooler. AMD coolers are notorious for being noisy when loaded hard. Even with better quality thermal interface material the OEM fan remained generally noisy. The stock CPU fan for both AMD and Intel are fine for stock speeds. …

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WACOM BAMBOO CAPTURE

The Wacom Bamboo Capture CTH470M  is a USB stylus and pad that can be used in place of a mouse. The Capture retails for $99 which is excellent value. Wacom also offers many more sophisticated models aimed at professional users. The Capture however is still very powerful and it can revolutionize the experience of digital …

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MICROSOFT WIRELESS DESKTOP 2000

The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 is one the newer generation packages from Microsoft. Microsoft also has discrete keyboards and mice in addition to the bundles. USB DONGLE The Wireless Desktop 2000 uses a standard USB dongle as the receiver. The dongle can support both keyboard and mouse so there is no need for a second …

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