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Nokia Lumia 530 Review - Is It a Worthy Successor to the Lumia 520?

Nokia Lumia 530We love the Lumia 520 and so do milions of people worldwide. It is a great and affordable smartphone that sold in record numbers. You can imagine how curious we were about the Lumia 530 when we first heard about it. This new model has big shoes to fill and we couldn't wait to test it. Luckily, we managed to get our hands on it and we have used it for 10 days. Today we are ready to share our conclusions in this review, one of the first in the world for this smartphone.

ASUS Transformer Book T200 Review - Is It Better Than The T100?

ASUS T200ASUS has been kind enough to send us one of their newest Transformer Book devices. It is the big brother of the T100 that we tested a while ago - the new ASUS Transformer Book T200. We were very curious to learn what's different about this device and whether it is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. We've tested it for a week and today we are ready to share what we have learned about it. Read on as this is one of the first reviews in the world for this device.

Reviewing Edimax N300 - An Affordable Wi-Fi Range Extender

Edimax N300 Smart Wi-Fi ExtenderEdimax is a company that's known for its affordable networking devices. They build all kinds of devices: from wireless routers to range extenders, network switches and network cameras. We had the chance to test our first Edimax device - an affordable range extender: Edimax N300 Smart Wi-Fi, model number EW-7438RPn Air. We tested for about a week, made lots of measurements and today we are ready to share our conclusions.

Reviewing Linksys WRT1900AC - Is this the best router in the world?

Linksys WRT1900AC is the modern successor of the iconic Linksys WRT54G - one of the most popular routers ever made. It has a very similar look to its predecessor and the most impressive hardware specifications we've seen so far on a wireless router. Some even said that this router is the best in the world. You can imagine that we were very excited to test it out and see for ourselves what is has to offer. If you would like to learn more about Linksys WRT1900AC and its real world performance, read our review!

Reviewing the Comfort Curve 3000 - A Silent Keyboard from Microsoft

Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000Having used laptop keyboards for the past few years now, as soon as I decided to build a new PC I was faced with the overwhelming choice of keyboards for desktop computers. Ergonomic keyboards, mechanical keyboards, gaming keyboards and whatnot. Since I didn't want to spend too much money on it and having been satisfied with the quality of Microsoft's keyboards in the past, I decided to check out their offers. And so I ended up buying the Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000. An ergonomic shaped keyboard with multimedia functions that doesn't take up too much space on my desk and has proven to be a great tool for writing articles for 7 Tutorials. But let's grab the bull by the horns and see what this keyboard has to offer its users.

Nokia Lumia 930 Review - The New Windows Phone 8.1 Flagship Device

nokia lumia 930Nokia Lumia 930 is a long awaited device by Windows Phone fans. In terms of hardware and software specifications, it is a very impressive smartphone and we were very curious to learn how well it works. We tested it for a week and we are now ready to share our conclusions. Is this truly the new flagship Windows Phone device? Learn the answer from this detailed review.

Reviewing ASUS RP-AC52 - A Range Extender for 802.11ac WiFi Networks

ASUS RP-AC52Many wireless routers were launched which promised compatibility with the latest wireless networking standard - 802.11ac. While this is good, it doesn't mean that all of them offer a wide coverage and a strong signal in larger apartments and homes. When you don't have the WiFi coverage you want, it is a good idea to consider buying a range extender. While you may find many range extenders on the market, very few of them offer compatibility with the 802.11ac wireless networking standard. Luckily ASUS has launched the RP-AC52 Dual-band Wireless-AC750 range extender which is capable of extending both older wireless networks running at the 2.4 GHz frequency as well as modern networks using the 5 GHz frequency and the 802.11ac standard. Learn how well it works and whether it is worth buying, from this detailed review.

Reviewing the ASUS RT-AC56U - A Reasonably Priced AC Router

ASUS RT-AC56UASUS RT-AC56U is the successor of the highly popular ASUS RT-N56U - which was both a great performer and a best seller. We were very curious to learn what the new model had offer, if it delivered better performance and more features. Is the new model a worthy replacement for ASUS RT-N56U? We have used and tested the ASUS RT-N56U Wireless-AC1200 router for 10 days and here's what we have learned:

Reviewing the Asus VivoMouse WT710 - A 3-in-1 PC Controller for Windows 8

ASUS VivoPC VM60With operating systems like Windows 8.1 blurring the lines between touch and non-touch interfaces, manufacturers have started experimenting with many interesting peripherals that act as more than just a mouse. One of these devices is the ASUS VivoMouse WT710 - a 3-in-1 PC controller that allows you to perform all of Windows 8.1's touch gestures on its surface, without having to use a touch screen. On top of that, it is also designed to work as a wireless remote for your PC. We've tested the device for a week and we would like to invite you to read our full review and learn more about what this product has to offer.

Reviewing the Nokia Lumia 1520 - The Most Powerful Windows Phone Phablet

nokia lumia 1520Launched along with the budget-friendly Lumia 1320 in October 2013, Lumia 1520 is the first phablet from Nokia. It's a gorgeous and powerful Windows Phone which stands out of the crowd through its monoform block touch form factor and its lively bright display. After testing Lumia 1320 a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to test the 1520 for a few days and here's what we have learned:

Reviewing the ASUS VivoPC VM60 - A Small & Stylish Companion

ASUS VivoPC VM60Many PC manufacturers are interested in downsizing the systems they build nowadays. Either for portability, occupied space or even both. This is how we have come to see All-in-One PCs and mini-PCs on the market. Obviously, the technical advances in Windows 8.1 contributed to this trend. One of these manufacturers is ASUS and they have provided us one of their mini-PCs, namely the ASUS VivoPC VM60. We have tested it for a week and came to some interesting conclusions. Read this review to learn more about ASUS VivoPC VM60 and how it performed in our tests.