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Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this show, we talk about new, relatively low-cost SSDs from Intel and OCZ, a great new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga laptop with OLED display, the mechanical Das Keyboard Prime 13, LG's G5 and V20 smartphones, new CPU architectures and we're giving away an HP 2-in1 notebook! Show Notes: 02:50 - Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Storage 08:30 - Intel SSD 600P Solid State Drive Review: NVMe Performance, SATA Pricing16:31 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: The OLED Display Update25:41 - Das Keyboard Prime 13... Read more...
Does the name Daniel Guermeur mean anything to you? It should. He's the founder and CEO of Das Keyboard, previously known as Metadot, and he's part of the reason why the peripheral market is now flush with mechanical keyboards. It started in 2005 when, on a mission to become a faster and more accurate typist, he created a completely blank keyboard. His idea worked, and it gave rise to the Das Keyboard, the first mass produced keyboard for the "uber geek." A year later, Metadot came out with its second model, the Das Keyboard II (DK2), with mechanical key switches. It's hard to believe now, but... Read more...
Mechanical keyboards are commonplace now, but that wasn't always the case. For many years, squishy membrane and dome-switch keyboards dominated the landscape in part because they're cheap to produce, and also because typists who've never used anything else didn't really know what they were missing. Imagine trying to describe the taste of ice cream to someone who's only eaten salad. It's no easy task, and before mechanical keyboards rose in prominence, it was similarly difficult to sell typists on a superior plank with a premium price tag.An open-source software company located in Austin, Texas... Read more...
It’s no secret that we’re fond of products from Das Keyboard; we’ve given them favorable reviews over the years due to their solid construction and giving customers the choice of switch types to suits their preferences. However, the keyboards have also sometimes lacked features that gamers would prefer including backlit keys and macro support. That is changing with the introduction of the Division Zero brand, which is specifically aimed at PC gamers and the burgeoning eSports arena. The first products to grace the new Division Zero brand is the X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard. Starting with... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco (Iyaz is on vacation!) talk about the insanely powerful AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up featuring cards from MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA, the slick new Das Keyboard 4 Professional, the Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF PC and we drop some hint about out upcoming giveaway! Show Notes: 01:27 - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2 07:59 - GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI 16:26 - Lenovo ThinkPad 8 22:18 - Das Keyboard 4 Pro: Cherry MX Flavored Typing... Read more...
Ever since the NSA's PRISM program came to light, there's been a heightened sense of privacy and personal security among technophiles and mainstream users alike. Nobody likes being spied on, and unfortunately, today's persistently connected world makes it all too easy for our personal electronics to reveals things we might not want disclosed, such as where we are at any particular time, our buying habits, and so forth. We bring all this up because Das Keyboard just dove into a new product category with the launch of highly secure, radio frequency blocking bags. They're called "HackShield" bags,... Read more...