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Reviews for Windows users. We cover books, hardware and gadgets, security software, applications and tools, etc.

Reviewing The ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset - A Good Buy For Any Gamer

ASUS ROG Orion Gaming HeadsetA couple of weeks ago, we received another gaming headset to review from ASUS. The headset is called Orion and it's one of the devices created by ASUS under their own gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers). ASUS' ROG devices are usually built with high quality materials and offer very good performance. You can imagine that we were quite curious to see if that's also true for the ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset. Read our review to learn more about this gaming headset, and find out if it's worth buying:

Reviewing Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7 - A Good Tablet With Strong Hardware

Kindle FireRecently, we got our hands on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, a tablet manufactured by, you guessed it, Amazon. The company is a giant in the world of online retail, and it's also the most renowned e-book reader manufacturer out there. However, for some time now, they have also produce other mobile devices, like tablets, smartphones or TV sticks. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 is the third generation of Kindle Fire tablets and it promises to deliver great hardware and an improved operating system, that's both light, elegant and easy to use. This is our first encounter with an Amazon mobile device, so you can imagine how curious we were about it. Find out from this review all the strong and all the weak points of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7:

The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

UpdateDuring the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner they possibly could. Today, Windows is becoming more and more secure and therefore it forces malware creators to shift their focus on finding and using vulnerabilities for popular Windows applications. As such, it becomes very important to keep all your installed applications up-to-date if you want to have a secure computing experience. So, is there a single app that can automatically search for all the available updates? Our analysis aims to answer this question and show you which tools are good for this particular task.

Reviewing The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft Wireless Display AdapterWhen you think of Microsoft, you don't usually think of hardware. But that doesn't mean that they don't make hardware. Just think of the Xbox or the well-known Microsoft keyboards and mice. Recently we had a very interesting device to tinker with: their Wireless Display Adapter is great for wirelessly mirroring your smartphone's or computer's screen on a TV or monitor. Let's see, in this review, what kind of user experience it provides:

Reviewing Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear Headphones

Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear HeadphonesA few weeks ago, we got ourselves an in-ear headphone set from Monster. They are called Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear Headphones and their manufacturer promises that they are built to last, that they are comfortable and that the audio experience delivered is top notch. We needed new headphones, so we bought a few pairs. However, even if the manufacturer praises his product, you can't always trust it. And the best way to know if a device is good enough to meet your expectations is to test it. That's why, if you plan on buying this headphones set, you should first read our review in order to find if it's good for you or not.

Reviewing The TP-LINK Archer C8 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-LINK Archer C8We hreviewed many routers here at 7 Tutorials but we have not reviewed a TP-LINK router. Until now! We were happy to receive for testing the relatively new TP-LINK Archer C8 - a mid-range router, with support for modern wireless networking standards, which promises good performance without taking too much money from your pocket. We tested this router for a week, on our home network and now we are ready to share our conclusions in this review:

Reviewing The iFixit ProTech Toolkit

iFixitProTech ToolkitThe iFixit website has long been heaven for techies and geeks. iFixit will take things apart so you don't have to, and they'll tell you how to put them back together. They have instructions for fixing a pantheon of popular gizmos, and they sell kits for do-it-yourself projects of all kinds. And of course they have the tools you'll need for just about anything techie or geeky. This week, we review their top of the line ProTech Toolkit. They say it's The Perfect Tool for Phone Repair (Cracked screen? Bad Battery? There's a fix for that), Computer Repair (You're already a genius. All you need are the right tools.) and Small Appliance Repair (You can repair it. You have the technology.) Is that marketing hype or the straight truth? We've used the ProTech Toolkit for several months now and we'll tell you what's what, in this review:

Reviewing The Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G910 Orion SparkLogitech's gaming division has been hard at work lately, releasing some new peripherals, including a new mechanical gaming keyboard. This time, they've used their own mechanical switches, so we were really curious to see how good the keyboard was. We've tested it for a while and we're back with our conclusions now. Read this review to learn what the Logitech Orion Spark has in store for you:

Reviewing The Maguay GamePower X99 - Top Performance With A Top Price

Maguay GamePower X99Maguay is the oldest Romanian partner of Intel and they offer a broad range of computer systems and solutions, including laptops, ultrabooks, servers, gaming machines, storage solutions and other various hardware components. Although they are not quite well known outside of Romania, we'd like to bring them to your attention, since they build quality products. One of their most recent systems is the GamePower X99 gaming rig, a machine that incorporates new tech, such as DDR4 memory and water cooling alongside a powerful Intel Core i7 processor. We've tested it for a while and we're now ready to share with you what we've learned. Read this review to find out more about Maguay GamePower X99:

Reviewing ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - The ASUS Android Flagship

ASUS ZenFone 2ASUS is a renowned Taiwanese company and one of the largest computing devices manufacturers in the world. They focus primarily on the computer market but, for several years now, they also have been involved in the mobile consumer area. In the last few years, the company has released more than a few smartphones and tablets. The most recent mobile device they created is called ASUS ZenFone 2. It is an elegant smartphone that promises to deliver great performance, a beautifully designed body and plenty of accessories to choose from. Over the last week we were happy to have had the chance to test and play with the ASUS ZenFone 2. Now it's time for us to share with you everything we found about it, in this review:

Reviewing The Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse

Logitech Proteus CoreLogitech is a brand that doesn't really need an introduction anymore, especially among gamers. They've recently launched a new tunable gaming mouse, the G502 Proteus Core. A very interesting device that caught our attention, so we wanted to see what it has in store. We've tested it for a while and we're ready to share our conclusions with you. Read on to learn whether or not the Logitech Proteus Core is a worthy to include in your gaming arsenal.

Reviewing The ASUS EA-AC87 Media Bridge/Access Point

ASUS EA-AC87 Media Bridge/Access PointASUS has recently launched a new home networking device: the EA-AC87 Media Bridge/Access Point. This device is very versatile and can be used as an advanced range extender for 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless networks running at 5GHz or as an access point. Also, it is the first device of its type to be focused only on very fast 5GHz wireless networks. As you can imagine, when ASUS shared the news about this device with us, we were curious to get our hands on it and test it. Here's what we have learned about it after a week of testing:

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