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Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard Review

CM Storm QuickFire UltimateCooler Master's CM Storm brand is no stranger to the gaming world. The product line includes a lot of gaming peripherals varying from keyboards to gaming mice, computer cases, headphones and mouse pads. Today we're taking a look at the most "potent and complete mechanical gaming keyboard in the QuickFire line", to quote Cooler Master themselves. A very sturdy, sober and somewhat elegant keyboard that doesn't go out of its way to impress with tens of extra keys, but sticks to the essential typing experience. Let's dive in and see what the QuickFire Ultimate has to offer:

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Pro - A Well Balanced Gaming Headset

ASUS Strix ProAfter having tested the ASUS Strix Claw mouse and the Strix Tactic Pro keyboard, it is time to test and review the ASUS Strix Pro gaming headset. This is one of the most imposing looking headsets that we have seen, with a unique design and quite a few tricks up its sleeve. Let's learn more about this headset and see how well it performs:

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

ASUS Strix Tactic ProWe have recently reviewed the ASUS Strix Claw gaming mouse, a device that we enjoyed using and which managed to set some high expectations for the other peripherals in the Strix line-up. In this review we're taking a look at another member of the Strix family: the ASUS Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard. This is a black gaming keyboard with orange backlight and Cherry MX Brown switches. Let's see what this new model has to offer and whether it's worth buying.

Reviewing The Dell Inspiron 14 7437 - An Affordable Ultrabook

Dell Inspiron 14 7437If you are looking for a good-looking laptop, with a good hardware configuration, that's able to deal both with desktop programs and touch apps, while not costing more than $1000, you will surely encounter the Dell Inspiron 14 7437. While it's not exactly a new ultrabook, it is a good device and it runs Windows 8.1 smoothly, at a reasonable price. That's why we decided to test it and review it for you when we had the chance. Read this article to learn more about this ultrabook, its strengths and weaknesses and whether it is worth buying.

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Claw Mouse & The Strix Glide Control Mousepad

ASUS Strix ClawASUS has launched a new brand of gaming peripherals and hardware components called Strix. The name is taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for "owl" and it means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight. Sounds daring, doesn't it? These devices are not sold under the Republic Of Gamers brand and the whole lineup is a new brand of its own. We were quite interested to test these devices and see how well they fare. Luckily, we got our hands on some devices in this lineup. First, we tested the Strix Claw gaming mouse together with the Strix Glide Control mouse pad. Learn from this review how good they are and whether they are worth buying.

Reviewing The Toshiba Satellite CL10-B - Is It Worth Buying?

Toshiba CloudbookToshiba has announced a new laptop running Windows 8.1 and they were kind enough to let us test it for a while. The model is Toshiba Satellite CL10-B and they call it a "cloud companion". What does this really mean and what will this device offer to its users? We have tested it the for about two weeks and we are ready to share our conclusions. Read this review to learn more about Toshiba Satellite CL10-B and what you get when you buy it.

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LA Review - A Powerful Windows 8.1 Convertible

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LAASUS has recently launched a new model in their series of Transformer Book Flip devices - the TP300LA. It is a good looking convertible ultrabook that's perfect for a wide variety of tasks, from everyday portable computing, to workloads that demand more processing power. Read this review to find out more about this device, its specifications and real-life performance.

Reviewing The Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger

Nokia Universal Portable USB ChargerWe have reviewed all kinds of devices here at 7 Tutorials, but never a portable USB charger. I recently had to go on a trip from Europe to the United States and I knew I would need one with me. Microsoft was kind enough to share their Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger for this trip so that I could use it and test it together with my Nokia Lumia 930. Learn how well it worked from this review:

Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 Duo Review - An Affordable Dual-SIM Smartphone

Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 DuoAfter reviewing our first Prestigio tablet with Windows 8.1 - the MultiPad Visconte 3, it is time to review our first Windows Phone smartphone made by the same company - Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 Duo - a 5" device with dual SIM, a quad core processor that is going to sell at for about $200, without a contract. We tested this device for about a week, and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

The Nokia Lumia 735 Review - Is The Selfie Smartphone A Good Smartphone?

Nokia Lumia 735Nokia Lumia 735 is the first smartphone from Microsoft that is marketed as the smartphone designed specifically for selfies and Skype video calls. When looking at its specs, you can't ignore its 5 megapixels front-facing camera, which is definitely impressive, at least in the world of Windows Phone devices. But what about the rest of this smartphone: is it good for photography in general? What about its hardware performance? Does the battery last for at least a day? We tested this device for about a week and now we are ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

Nokia Lumia 830 – The Affordable Windows Phone 8.1 Flagship

Nokia Lumia 830Microsoft has recently launched the Nokia Lumia 830 and they promoted it as the affordable high-end smartphone. In theory, this smartphone should provide very good hardware with solid build quality at a mid-range price. Does this smartphone meet these expectations? Is the new Lumia 830 truly an affordable high-end smartphone? We tested it for a week and now we are ready to share our conclusions in this review:

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte 3 Review - A Good & Affordable Windows 8.1 Tablet

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte 3Prestigio is a multinational company that’s headquartered in Cyprus which sells all kinds of gadgets from tablets to smartphones and eBook readers. The company has recently announced a new generation of Windows 8.1 tablets, the latest addition being the MultiPad Visconte 3. It is a low-cost, affordable tablet, that comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing preinstalled. The tablet is rather exciting, both in terms of design and specifications. It comes in multiple variants, that differ in the storage they provide and the inclusion of a built-in 3G connectivity. We got our hands on the version with 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi only. Read this review to learn more about this device and what it has to offer.