Dragon Blogger Technology http://www.dragonblogger.com Gadgets, Video Games, Blogging Tips, Technology and Giveaways Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:59:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 NoScope Gaming Glasses Giveaway http://www.dragonblogger.com/noscope-demon-gaming-glasses-giveaway/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/noscope-demon-gaming-glasses-giveaway/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:49:12 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44978 Enter for a chance to win NoScope Demon gaming glasses and protect your eyes during your long gaming sessions.

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Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.

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A few weeks ago Ahmed reviewed the NoScope Demon Gaming Glasses and talked about how they lived up to their reputation in reducing eye strain and fatigue while spending hours staring at your computer screen whether it be in gaming sessions or just casual computer use.  You can read his full review here: http://www.dragonblogger.com/noscope-demon-series-gaming-glasses-review/ if you need a refresher.

Now, NoScope paired with Dragon Blogger because they want to giveaway a pair of one of their incredible gaming glasses to one lucky fan.  These glasses also include a white leather carrying pouch and microfiber cleaning cloth along with them.

The best part is this giveaway is worldwide as well, so feel free to enter from wherever you live!

Enter to Win a Pair of NoScope Gaming Glasses

NoScope Demon Gaming Glasses

NoScope also makes some other fine gaming glasses too!  Click on the picture to see more about the other Gaming Glasses models and feel free to leave a comment telling us which Glasses series you want to win!

NoScope Hydra Gaming Glasses

NoScope Orion Gaming Glasses

NoScope Demon Gaming Glasses

 

 

 

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5 Sleek, Stylish and Simple Cases for the iPhone 6 http://www.dragonblogger.com/5-sleek-stylish-simple-cases-iphone-6/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/5-sleek-stylish-simple-cases-iphone-6/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44637 What was once thought of a means of communication has become a status symbol and a trend on its own.  To dominate that trend Apple has introduced the iPhone 6 and within it a mouthwatering crowd waiting to get their hands on it.  With this symbol, there must be a sexy way to protect it [...]

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Iggy Castillo

I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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What was once thought of a means of communication has become a status symbol and a trend on its own.  To dominate that trend Apple has introduced the iPhone 6 and within it a mouthwatering crowd waiting to get their hands on it.  With this symbol, there must be a sexy way to protect it and there are many options to choose from when searching for iphone 6 cases with the following being some of the options available.

5. Custom Cases by MyCustomCase™

Last but definitely not least, cases by MyCustomCase make your new iPhone 6 truly yours.  You can choose to decorate your case with personalized Monograms, Designer Cases with your name on them or a picture of what’s special to you.  You can select a simple case with the picture or logo of your choice or for a little more, you can get that same case with the added protection of an impact resistant silicone bumper.

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 4. PowerGlider by I-Blason™

Sleek and simple, this case not only protects your investment but also doubles as a battery pack for your iPhone 6 4.7 model.  Your iPhone 6 has its own battery, but this case will provide 1.2 times extra power with its 2,200mAh battery.  A great feature not only to extend its charge but to protect you while sit back and FaceTime or watch movies utilizing its included kickstand.  Protecting your battery and your phone, the PowerGlider is a treat for us all.

Apple Lightening cable not included.

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3. iPhone Case Wallet S by Spigen™

As its name implies the iPhone Case Wallet S is a fully functioning case, wallet and stand for watching your movies, videos, listening to your favorite songs or reading that important email or e-book.  One drawback is that with all of the storage available, it does block the camera.  Available for the 4.7 iPhone 6 Model and comes in Mint, Pink, White and Black.

  • Mint: SGP10974
  • Pink: SGP11167
  • White: SGP10973
  • Black: SGP10972

Phone 32. iPhone 6 Plus Case Slim Armor CS by Spigen™

An armor case for the iPhone not only stores your phone safely but stores your credit cards and business cards as well with its vertical sliding compartment.  Matte TPU and Matte Polycarbonate layers protect what is important to you.  Also allows for easy access to your camera.  Available for 4.7 and Plus iPhone 6 Models and comes in Mint, Shimmery White, Gunmetal or Champagne Gold.

Plus

  • Gummetal: SGP10910
  • Shimerry White: SGP10911
  • Mint: SGP10912
  • Champagne Gold: SGP10913

4.7

  • Gunmetal: SGP10964
  • Shimmery White: SGP10965
  • Mint: SGP10966
  • Champagne Gold: SGP10967

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1. iPhone 6 Plus Case Slim Armor by Spigen™

Protection isn’t as black and white as you would think.  This slim, sleek and sexy case not only provides you protection with it Matte TPU and Matte Polycarbonate layers but allows you to show off the Apple logo and use your camera.  Also to aid in your you time, you can extend its built in kick stand and enjoy a good movie, a great song or that special FaceTime session.  The style doesn’t end there, this case is available in Electric Read, Satin Silver, Gunmetal, Metal Slate, Mint, Champagne Gold, Azalea Pink and Shimmery White.

  • Electric Red: SGP10902
  • Satin Silver: SGP10904
  • Gunmetal: SGP10905
  • Metal Slate: SGP10901
  • Mint: SGP10906
  • Champagne Gold: SGP10907
  • Azalea Pink: SGP10908
  • Shimmery White: SGP10903

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So go on, it’s time to flip your old iPhone and put the money toward getting a brand new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus and a new case for it!

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I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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EC Technology Bluetooth Speaker Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/ec-technology-bluetooth-speaker-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/ec-technology-bluetooth-speaker-review/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44837 Review of the EC Technology Bluetooth speaker which performed admirably but has the odd design of having the volume buttons under the speaker.

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Raymond Stapleton

I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after tat, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.

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I was very excited to test this product and did not want to rush the results so I took my new EC Technology Bluetooth speaker on a road trip and I can say that it performed beautifully.

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Aside from being elegant in its design, this Bluetooth speaker was easy for me to use, set up, and get started. This was one of the first Bluetooth devices I have gotten to test out speaker wise anyways, and I was not disappointed. As you can see from the picture, is not too big, and it is shiny. Always a great feature when selecting something you want to be seen with. Looks however are only one part of the puzzle to put together when making a decision like this. Sound is also important.

The web site says that this speaker has deep base. Other than car stereos and my home system with a big subwoofer, I am not sure what your opinion is concerning the term “deep base”? While I would not put this or any other handheld product into the same rankings as a system with a subwoofer attached, this speaker did not disappoint in that area either. I tried it on a number of different songs and was amazed at the range and clarity. What was really nice is that even at full volume on both the speaker and the playback unit; I did not have any cracking or distortion. I have tried other handheld and Bluetooth speakers that did not perform nearly as well. Also, what is equally of value is that this speaker does not need Bluetooth to be able to use it. I got just as great a result connecting it to my home PC, Kindle Fire, and my other devices that did have Bluetooth capabilities. I like that the makers of this product kept that in mind.

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As with all products I have reviewed, there was one small disappointment that needed to be brought to anyone’s attention and that is the volume controls. They are not as quickly available as some might like seeing as they are on the bottom of the unit and in order to make use of them, you have to pick the speaker up, turn it over and press the buttons. I expected the power button or switch to be on the bottom but it would have been nice to have the volume controls on the sides. Yet even at that, it is a small inconvenience, and really does not affect the overall pleasure and performance of the product.

One feature that I wanted to test but could not fully test was the ability to do phone calls using the speaker. I did try it using the Magic Jack app I featured in another review, and while I could be heard on my home phone, there was a great deal of echo. I believe that was due to the closeness of my android phone to the house phone and the loudness of the speaker and the connection speeds I have been getting. The important thing is it worked. I would love to get your feedback on how well it worked for you.

I liked this speaker. I believe it is well worth the price and maybe even a bit more. It performed better than one my son has from another manufacturer, and it is smaller and lighter weight as well. While I do not agree that it has deep base, I will say that it has great base and high end response and everything in between is wonderful as well. You will not be disappointed with this product as I am sure it will perform just as great for you as it did for me.

I nearly forgot to tell you that this product uses the latest Bluetooth technology which means more than one Bluetooth enabled device can make use of this device at the same time, kind of cool. Anyways, hurry to the link provided, and order yours before they are all gone.

 

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Raymond Stapleton

I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after tat, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.

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Review of the TaoTronics Desk or Bed Tablet Stand http://www.dragonblogger.com/review-taotronics-desk-bed-tablet-stand/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/review-taotronics-desk-bed-tablet-stand/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44832 So I reviewed 2 TaoTronics tablet clamp/stands in the past few weeks and this was the more portable one that was specifically designed to attach to your desk or headboard of your bed so you could have a hands free tablet held up like a monitor or TV that you could watch while keeping your [...]

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So I reviewed 2 TaoTronics tablet clamp/stands in the past few weeks and this was the more portable one that was specifically designed to attach to your desk or headboard of your bed so you could have a hands free tablet held up like a monitor or TV that you could watch while keeping your hands free.  Here is my unboxing and review of the TaoTronics Adjustable Tablet Stand to get started.

For those who don’t have time to watch the 6 minute video, let me go over some of the features, this tablet stand features:

  • Flexible iPad mini arm stand with desktop/table clamp
  • Creates floating iPad mini workstation
  • Clean and prfessional, does not take up any desk space
  • Easy to setup, no hard work required
  • Best handsfree iPad mini holder + 12 month warranty

Based on my review it works perfectly if your desk is a 3/4″ typical wooden desk where you can clamp it on properly, if you have a desk with really wide lips on the side, it won’t clamp around them, though this is not your typical desk.  It also works with bed headboards that have 1/2 or 3/4″ thick wood, but not solid ones with larger edges where the clamp wouldn’t fit around.  The flexible arm is very strong and holds the tablet fast and keeps it sturdy, the only thing is this is so specifically designed just for the iPad 2,3,4, iPad Mini and they have another model for the iPad Air.

The iPad Mini Model is the TT-HS04 and you can get it here: http://amzn.to/Ym9OXX

The iPad Air Model is the TT-HS05 and you can get it here: http://amzn.to/1qE4KFc

Update:

Ironically I reviewed the model for the iPad 2/3/4 and TaoTronics stopped making the model for those older iPad tablets, so they only make the iPad Mini / Mini 2 and iPad Air Desk or Bed Tablet Stand so unfortunately I reviewed a model you can’t directly get.  This is why I am not giving it an official review rating and stars, because the iPad 2 / 3 / 4 version is discontinued and I didn’t review the Mini or iPad Air Model.  But being they have the same exact design from what I can tell, they look like good options and I would have given it 4.5 stars.

 

 

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Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.

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Testing Out Iolo System Mechanic 14 http://www.dragonblogger.com/testing-iolo-system-mechanic-14/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/testing-iolo-system-mechanic-14/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44816 There are many times when our computers slow down. Sometimes we are able to do simple things like clear the internet cache, defrag the hard drive and empty the trash and while that takes a little time to do, it usually gets the job done, but there are so many other things that can be [...]

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Raymond Stapleton

I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after tat, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.

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There are many times when our computers slow down. Sometimes we are able to do simple things like clear the internet cache, defrag the hard drive and empty the trash and while that takes a little time to do, it usually gets the job done, but there are so many other things that can be done and unless we make a check list and have the time to go to every location needed to perform each task, we will forget something and often times will spend way more time on the task than we ever wanted to, and that will cause many of us to shy away from so important a task. Enter Iolo System Mechanic 14.

With System Mechanic you can click a single button and do all the needed tasks all at one time and at the same time auto boost areas of the computer that would take you way more time than you have to do it manually. In about 20 minutes while I was doing other things, System Mechanic defragged my registry, optimized my C: drive, Recovered and Defragmented my system memory and made a backup of my registry, and all from a single click of the mouse. In the background it was fixing problems with programs that cause memory lag, and balancing the use of my quad core processor for optimal speed and performance.

For added boosts there are additional options as well such as turning off background apps, and removal of redundant software and files. And a feature I like when doing things like this is that the software will give you a more detailed understanding as to what the program is before you decide to stop it or shut it down. An example from my own system is “AMD External Events Utility” I can say until using this program I had no clue it existed let alone what it does, but after reading a little about what it does, and even though most of the software users chose to turn it off, I chose to keep it on.

You can see the percentage of people who turned it off compared to those who kept it on. It is also helpful when the impact of that decision has been measured such as in the case of bit Torrent where turning it off or on has little to almost no impact.

Perhaps the nicest thing about the program aside from the automatic tasks is that you can enable or disable any feature at ease. You can also see at a glance if there are any problems that need immediate attention.

I have found that over all this software is very easy to use, easy to understand and so far has not caused any problems with my computer. Everything it does can be undone and that is a blessing. While there are a few features I have not tried such as duplicate file removal that too is shown in a way that even a novice should be ok using it, although I urge caution when deleting anything on your PC.

I give this software program big thumbs up and recommend it highly for ease of use and overall thoroughness of performance.

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Raymond Stapleton

I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after tat, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.

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Review of the TaoTronics® Elune Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp http://www.dragonblogger.com/taotronics-led-desk-lamp/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/taotronics-led-desk-lamp/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44792 The TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp is worth the price if you are looking for a flexible arm desk lamp that is both LED lit and has adjustable brightness settings.

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Justin Germino

Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.

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So recently TaoTronics sent me the TaoTronics® Elune Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp to review and I have to tell you right off the bat, that this product meets and exceeds all expectations as a desk lamp for me.  I had a traditional desk lamp prior to reviewing this product one where you have a typical lamp shade and it isn’t a spot lamp at all. I had been wanting a spot lamp that I could use to help highlight products that sit on my desk for photo’s or video and this lamp will more than suffice in meeting those requirements.

Check out my unboxing and video review of the  TaoTronics® Elune Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp where I show you how it works, cover all 7 brightness settings and give overall impression.

For those who don’t have time to watch the video and need to skim fast, I will say that this LED Desk Lamp has very distinct brightness difference between the lowest setting and the highest setting but less so in the middle settings.  It works perfectly and is extremely bright for an LED lamp of this type.  The lamp feels sturdy, it is metal with a rubberized and plastic coat over it, so it never feels flimsy or like cheap plastic.  The flexible arm is sturdy too and holds it just how you want it positioned.

The slider is so easy to use, you simply tap the left part of the slider and lamp comes on.

Slide your finger from left to right until your each the brightness setting desired, then just tap it off or slide back down when done.

As far as desk lamps go, this is in my opinion a 5 star product as it not only does what it says but comes with a 1 year warranty against defects as well as has an estimated life span of 22 years if you use it 5 hours per day, meaning this is one lamp where you will NEVER change a bulb again.

In Summary

If you are looking for a desk lamp that functions as both a spot lamp as well as has adjustable brightness settings and you want one that will last up to 22 hours of estimated 5 hour per day usage then look no further than the TaoTronics® Elune Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp.  This lamp has 7 adjustable brightness settings and is easy to use, setup and just works perfectly.

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Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.

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Unboxing and Review of the EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Gaming Mouse http://www.dragonblogger.com/unboxing-review-evga-torq-x10-carbon-gaming-mouse/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/unboxing-review-evga-torq-x10-carbon-gaming-mouse/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44797 EVGA is known for making great video cards and motherboards but they created an impressive gaming mouse with the EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Gaming Mouse.

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Iggy Castillo

I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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EVGA is known for making great video cards and motherboards but they want a little larger share of the market.  Coming in strong, they entered the market throwing all they could in this mouse, but is it enough?

I will let you decide, but first let’s take a look at the details.

Specs and Features

  1. Avago 9800 Laser Gaming Sensor
  2. 125, 500 and 1000Hz polling rate adjustable through the EVGA Unleash mouse software and/or through the button on the underside of the mouse.
  3. Adjustable DPI button on the underside of the mouse and from within the EVGA Unleash software. Adjustable DPI range from 200 ~ 8200.
  4. Customizable LED Colors illuminate the mouse in 2 different sections, the scroll wheel and the EVGA logo. Color options are Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Pink and Purple.
  5. Ability to save 5 profiles (512KB) to use from within EVGA’s Unleash software or directly from the button on the underside of the mouse.
  6. 9 Programmable buttons
  7. Low Friction PTFE feet (brings replacements as well)
  8. Real Carbon Fiber Surface
  9. 6 foot braided USB cable
  10. Silver Platted USB connection
  11. Adjustable and unique weight system
  12. Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks
  13. Unique Adjustable height system
  14. Ambidextrous design

Enough about the features lets jump into the unboxing

So check out some of the things that came in side of the box.

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You will notice those odd little silver circles in the photo, but those are the weights.  Here’s a close up

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They started off with an entire solid cylinder, then hollowed a bit, and then a bit more to make the perfect weights for you.

Here you can see how the weights fit into the mouse.  To pry open the mouse you have to push back and raise the section covering the left and right main clicking buttons of the mouse.  Below you can see this panel removed and the weight being fitted in its place, you can select any pair of weights or a single weight to get to your perfect weight.

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Here you can see the left and right mouse button top panel removed.

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The set also included a few extra low friction PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) feet, just in case.

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In the unboxing I go over a little on how the height adjustability works, but it isn’t the easiest thing to convey.  With all the jittering my hand was doing it was a bit hard for you to see how nice the adjustability was.  Hopefully this video will show you just how adjustable this is.

This is a pretty nice feature for all types of users.  I myself had a bit of a rough time getting used to this mouse but I kept at it for your sake and of course EVGA’s and found a groove that fit my hand perfectly.

Here is a little close up of the key going into the receiving end to adjust the height.

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So many features on this mouse and it doesn’t just stop with the physical ones, you can adjust lighting intensity, color, DPI, polling rate, button assignments, macros and more.  Don’t believe me, check the video out.

Installing the software, it asked me to update the firmware of the mouse.  Being that the Avago 9800 had issues when it was initially released, updating the firmware is a nice thing.  Though the issue I am sure was resolved well before EVGA entered this market, it is a great touch because it can unlock other features as the chip matures.

Once you have gone through the software and setup some Profiles, or just want to use the default profiles you can either select them through the software or by using the button on the underside of the mouse.

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None of the pictures or videos has brought out the elegance of this mouse and its unique curves.  Accenting those curves is its real carbon fiber surface, check out this sexy video

Adding to the sexiness is the braided 6 foot cable ending with a Silver plated USB connection.

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Having been drawn to the end of the mouse at the end of the cable, it’s time to come to the end of this review.

While I was thoroughly impressed with the mouse towards the middle of my testing, I didn’t like it at first, it was a bit awkward to get used to but I am happy I did finally get used to it as it is a very nice mouse.  This is the kind of mouse I could easily give a 5 star review but being that the cost is so high I can’t.  If it was the Torq X10 Wired (not the Carbon One which is only $30 cheaper), I think I could give it a 4.5 maybe a 5.  While this is a very nice, sexy and highly customizable mouse, I will give it 4 stars.

Please let me know what you guys think about this mouse and my rating.

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Iggy Castillo

I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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Arctic Breeze USB Desktop Fan Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/arctic-breeze-usb-desktop-fan-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/arctic-breeze-usb-desktop-fan-review/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:00:36 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44769 The Arctic Breeze is a very nice little device and not complicated at all. A very refreshing breeze helps tons getting you by the day.

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Iggy Castillo

I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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Hello All and welcome back to our latest review.  Today’s review is a bit of comfort product, as comfortable as a nice cool Breeze.  I will be reviewing the Arctic Breeze USB Desktop fan.

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Here are the features

  • Flexible neck
  • Rubber feet to keep it stable and avoid vibrations
  • 8 meter (70inch) USB cable
  • 8 Colors to choose from (White, Blue, Black, Red, Purple, Rasta, USA)
  • Adjustable Fan speeds

With that, check out the unboxing

Many different fans are sold and mostly all need to be connected to an outlet on the wall, and there are a few that can be connected through USB, those are nice and this is one of them.  Problem with many of them is that there is typically only 1 setting, no one wants that all the time.  There are options.

The Arctic Breeze USB Desktop Fan is adjustable, from low to high with an adjustable nob.  The picture below shows it at its highest.

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The nob does not click to predetermined positions; this is a smooth sliding nob so you can adjust it to what suits you best, what is most comfortable.  The 92mm fan rotates anywhere between 800RPM’s all the way to 1800RPM’s.  Comfort though is not only in feeling, it is in sound as well.

This little guy is very quiet, rated at .5 sone, essentially whisper quiet, so it is very nice.  To aid in keeping this quiet, this is fitted with rubber feet to keep it from vibrating and a metal frame to weight it down a bit

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Don’t take it from me though; check it out in my review of it.

Pretty simple to show you how quiet and powerful it is.

In the review I also show you how flexible the neck is, but here are a few pics as well.

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This is a very nice little device, not complicated at all.  To make it better, if you do connect it to your laptop, it only takes about .2amps of power, that’s little to nothing.

While I do love it, the only thing maybe I would love added to this is some sort of grill to protect fingers.  The blades itself would bug an adult but it could hurt a child so make sure to keep it out of reach of kids.

That’s about it, what do you guys think?

 

 

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I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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EC Technology 22400mAH Battery Pack Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/ec-technology-22400mah-battery-pack-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/ec-technology-22400mah-battery-pack-review/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44760 Review of the EC Technology 22400mAh battery pack which has a tremendous capacity, a built in flashlight and can charge two devices at the same time.

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I recently had the opportunity to review the EC Technology 22400mAh battery pack while taking it on a business trip to Boston, and I wanted to push the battery pack to it’s limits, so I basically made a commitment to use only this battery pack to keep my iPad 2 and iPhone 5S charged for 3 days solely using the EC Technology external battery. This battery has so much power stored that it boasts 10-12 charges for an iPhone 5S and 2-3 complete chargers for a tablet. I can honestly say that if you are travelling and have had to carry more than one battery pack just to keep your devices charging, this is the one external battery that rules them all as far as charging needs are concerned.

Here is an unboxing video of the EC Technology 22400mAh External Battery

The battery pack is a little large, so if you are looking for one that is ultra portable, this isn’t it. This is one designed specifically to make sure you can use your iPhone for days without worrying about finding an A/C outlet. You have a 21 hour flight to Europe or Asia, you can use this one battery to keep your phone and tablet charged the entire time with ease. Ironically it also comes with a flashlight built in, if you double tap the side button it will switch the very bright LED flashlight on so that you can find your USB cables in the dark if you need to.

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Here is a video review talking about it and showing the flashlight function

In Summary

I have reviewed over a dozen power bank or external batteries over the past few years, and the EC Technology External Battery has the most capacity out of any of them, the product also does not get warm even when you have been charging a device for hours, partially this is because of the large casing around the battery. I only wish that with this much charge it could have dual 2.1amp ports so that you can charge a pair of tablets if necessary, or if it had SMART ports, so that you can plug any type of device into either port and have smart recognition and power trickle, instead of having 1 dedicated 1A and one dedicated 2.1A ports.

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3 SmartPhone Mount Options for Your Car http://www.dragonblogger.com/car-smartphone-mounts/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/car-smartphone-mounts/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44559 Showcasing 3 Smartphone mounts for your car that include one DC outlet mount, one cup holder mount and one dashboard mount.

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Unless you are lucky enough to have a brand new car with built in Bluetooth you probably will need some sort of holder/charger for your car for those extended drives where you will be on the road and may use your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone as your GPS navigation system while using it as a speakerphone or music player at the same time.  I know I will have the Google Maps up on my phone while listening to Spotify streaming from my iPhone 5S but I didn’t have any sort of mount to place my phone on for my car.  Here is a showcase of some car phone mounting options for your vehicle that you may consider so that you can not only keep your phone in a place that is easy to see the screen, but close enough to talk into the speaker phone and some of them even have support for charging your phone at the same time.

CoverBot Flexible Gooseneck Car Clamp Holder with Dual USB Car Charger

First up on our list is the CoverBot Flexible Gooseneck Car Clamp Holder with Dual USB Car Charger which plugs into your vehicle lighter (does anyone use them as lighters anymore?) outlet.  This offers a flexible arm that holds the phone at about equal level to your steering wheel so that you can easily see the navigation screen, talk or press an option or button if you need to without looking away from the road for too long.  It also features 2 USB outlet ports, so that you can charge your phone and another device like a headset or tablet at the same time.  Not bad for a 3 in 1 product and this flexible clamp will fit around any smartphone so it doesn’t matter the make or model that you have.

USA GEAR Adjustable Car Cup Holder Phone Mount

Let’s say your vehicle lighter/charger isn’t in a close location to your steering wheel or between your car in a decent place, well then the USA GEAR Adjustable Car Cup Holder Phone Mount may be an option for you because this one you install into one of your cup holders.  It has an included cable which plugs into one of your 12V outlets and the cable is long enough to reach an outlet whether it is in the back seat area, or in the passenger leg area of your vehicle.  Plus, the USA GEAR Adjustable Car Cup Holder Phone Mount also has 2 USB charging ports and gives you 3 additional DC charging outlets.  Though I would beware having too many devices plugged in at the same time as you can cause some serious battery drain to your car battery.

TaoTronics Universal Windshield & Dashboard Car Mount

Finally sometimes you don’t need the bells and whistle of USB charging ports and you merely want something simple and easy where you can simply slip your smartphone into and have it within easy viewing distance.  This is where the TaoTronics Universal Windshield & Dashboard Car Mount comes in and it is an adjustable dashboard or windshield mount with a flexible arm and clamp to accommodate any smartphone type.  Just remember to make sure the surface is well cleaned before you stick the adhesive side down as it uses both an adhesive and suction cup mechanism to hold the mount into place.  This provides super firm and stable mounting on an inner windshield, and good mounting on a dashboard but the mount may be looser if the dashboard has a textured surface.

Just a reminder, new phones are coming out every six months practically, with Ebay you can sell your old phone so you can offset the cost of the newest model, example would be getting your hands on the new iPhone 6 or the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by selling your old phone to help offset the new phone costs.  Learn more about Flip Your Phone For the Win and check out www.eBayForTheWin.com for more information.

Disclaimer: This post brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Enter to Win a Copy of Camtasia Studio 8.4 http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-win-copy-camtasia-studio-8-4/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-win-copy-camtasia-studio-8-4/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44664 For those who have been following me for a long time, you will know that nearly all of the video content that I produce and some of my writing staff produce on the Dragon Blogger YouTube channel is done with Camtasia Studio.  I have been using the software since 2009 and it is my favorite [...]

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For those who have been following me for a long time, you will know that nearly all of the video content that I produce and some of my writing staff produce on the Dragon Blogger YouTube channel is done with Camtasia Studio.  I have been using the software since 2009 and it is my favorite tool for putting together professional looking video allowing me to do numerous video edits, adding in callouts, branding logos, voiceover recording and when needed you can record your webcam and overlay your webcam video on top of your screencast recordings to.

Here is a little video demo on how to resize images like putting your logo on top of a video.

Well one thing about Camtasia Studio is that it is an incredibly piece of software with a ton of features, but it certainly isn’t cheap for those who are on a tight budget but want to up the level of their game when it comes to doing videos whether it be for vlogging or screencasting.

TechSmith has partnered with us to giveaway a copy of Camtasia Studio 8.4 the latest version to one lucky reader, and with this you can get started doing incredible presentation videos, gamecasting videos or more.

 

Camtasia Studio 8.4 Giveaway

 

Note, what I do is my game recording in FRAPS and then import the FRAPS massive AVI file into Camtasia Studio, do appropriate editing, logo branding and then directly upload to YouTube as a 1080p MP4 or use it for DailyMotion or whatever your favorite video site is.  For vlogging you can simply pair with your webcam and record the screen why viewers see that little box with your webcam in one of the corners of the screen.  Add transitions with ease, and layer tracks as needed both audio and video tracks can be layered.

Tell us, what will you use Camtasia Studio for if you win a copy?

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NoScope Demon Series Gaming Glasses Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/noscope-demon-series-gaming-glasses-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/noscope-demon-series-gaming-glasses-review/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44557 For $20, these NoScope glasses sure does provide what they're promised for.

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Hi, I'm Ahmed Kazim and I've been a gaming freak since like 7-8. I'm also a geek-o-nerd who keeps looking around for latest development in hardware/tech/gadget industries so expect some quick news from me. I'm also interested in anime (Japanese animation) and can't stand a day without music and gaming.

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So I had the opportunity to check out the NoScope Demon Series computer/gaming glasses from NoScope which are used to reduce the eye-strain and fatigue while you’re looking at your computer, TV or mobile screen. I’ve tested it for about almost a month, and no doubt I can say it’s just unbeatable at the price point without even starting the review. I’ve gone through long gaming sessions of about 10 hours wearing these glasses for days, and after I was done, my body was almost numb and asking for rest, but my eyes were as fresh as ever and asking for more.

But let’s stick to the pattern and start with the unboxing.

Unboxing:
As far as the packaging goes, they ship it within a plastic zipline bag, well in my case I got it in a plastic zipline bag. There are just four items within the bag including a slightly transparent NoScope business card, a micro fiber cleaning cloth, a black colored carrying pouch and the NoScope glasses.

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A Closer Look At The Accessories:
Starting from the accessories, the business card has their logo, Website URL, Facebook page link and Twitter handle on it. The cleaning cloth also has the NoScope logo on the front with their website URL, but is blank from behind. The cloth seems really smooth and slightly slippery as well which helps in cleaning the finger prints from the optics without damaging it (Ohh the optics sure are a finger-print magnet!). And finally the carrying pouch, there is nothing much to speak about it as it’s blank from both sides, and has enough space for carrying the glasses. In some cases, I’ve also seen people getting the carrying pouch with the NoScope logo on the front as well (seems like I wasn’t that lucky).

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The NoScope Glasses:

When you take out the Glasses from the zipline bag, the handles of the glasses are covered with plastic, and there is a tag placed on it and a sticker on the optic.

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Color:
After removing the tag, sticker and the plastic from handles, we have the clear view of the glasses. It is completely black (that’s the only color available right now), except for the plastic optics that are colored yellow, which of course is used for reducing the eye-strain and fatigue by filtering harsh blue rays. This reminds me of shooting range glasses.

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Design:
The handle has strange designing/carving on it making it look good, and are connected with a little screw on either sides. The nose bridge seems a little bit bigger than one you usually would see, and there’s also NoScope written right above the nose bridge. Overall the glasses have a curved shape for better gripping.

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How perfectly they fit?
When it comes to gripping, these glasses have a rather solid grip over the head, that it starts to cause a little bit of pain after a few hours. Secondly the nose bridge as mentioned above is quite awkward. even though it looks huge, when it’s stuck on your nose for a while, you’ll have to re-adjust it after every few 20-30 minutes intervals or they are sure to leave a mark on your nose. And thirdly, when I wear the headphones over these glasses, the handles of the glasses came in the way (well that will happen with any of the normal glasses as well), so i have to adjust them a little bit over my headphone ear cups for a perfect fit.

As of now, NoScope is only following the “one fits all” motto, this might cause a problem with the gripping for most, but for those whom it fits perfectly, you are lucky!.

Working:
As any other computer glasses, these glasses filter harsh blue lights from the screen reducing eye-strain and fatigue allowing you to have longer and more relaxing computer/gaming sessions (at least for your eyes). As soon as you put on these glasses, everything you see from the optics becomes slightly yellow, taking the natural feel of colors away (for a while). But as soon as time passes, and you’re lost in gaming or videos, the color feels natural. You won’t even remember you are looking through a yellow optic until you remove the glasses next time.

As mentioned, these glasses are called Gaming glasses as well, but that doesn’t mean it will increase your skills in gaming or make you a one man army. I’ve played Resident Evil 6, Counter Strike Global Offensive, Battlefield 3 and Portal 2 while testing these glasses for hours, though I didn’t felt any superiority over not wearing these glasses in my gaming skills. But one thing they sure did was reduce the eye-strain, cause I have had almost straight 10 hour gaming sessions for days, and my eyes were still fresh but again my body was numb asking for some sleep.

I usually spend 10+ hours on my PC every day, but at the end this, a headache is sure to strike and my eyes are usually tired, but since wearing these glasses for almost 3 weeks, I’ve seen a decrease in the frequency of headaches and tiredness. And no my eyes are not poor! And no I don’t wear regular glasses, but this one I think I’ll be wearing quite regularly now.

Pros:

  • The Price point would be the greatest plus point of these glasses making it score 4.5, cause as compared to other regular computer glasses that cost around $50-$100+, these glasses only costs $19.99.
  • The way these glasses are designed, not only you can wear these glasses in front of your screen, but outside as well (but these are not sun glasses!)
  • Does what it is designed to do.

Cons:

  • Glasses are available only in one size, that of course doesn’t fits everyone.
  • Nose bridge leaves a mark on nose if not re-adjusted after a while. A bit wider gap between would definitely fix the issue.

So there you have it, for $20 NoScope glasses sure does what it is made for. I only wish the glasses had different sizes, causes a little less pressure on the nose bridge and better packaging, then it sure would’ve scored a 5 star rating.

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Hi, I'm Ahmed Kazim and I've been a gaming freak since like 7-8. I'm also a geek-o-nerd who keeps looking around for latest development in hardware/tech/gadget industries so expect some quick news from me. I'm also interested in anime (Japanese animation) and can't stand a day without music and gaming.

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