Nokia Lumia 1320 Review

Last year, in a bombshell announcement, Nokia decided to let go of its smartphone operations and focus on its mapping and other network related businesses. The phone part of Nokia is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft. That means sometime this year, Nokia phones as we have come to know and love, will cease to exist.

This puts all the phones the Finnish ex-giant is releasing now, kind of special. These are the last breed of smartphones coming out of Nokia’s factories, and with a Nokia logo on it. A logo that has meant so much to practically anyone who has ever held or used a mobile phone.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Razer Kraken Forged edition Review

Unleash the Kraken! Well, I always wanted to say that. Razer has been extremely kind and sent us their one of kind audiophile headset for review. The company has a reputation of making the best gaming peripherals and there are hardly any disappointments when it comes to performance and aesthetics.

The Kraken Forged Edition is Razer’s attempt to make the best headset for audiophiles. A company which is dedicated towards gamers has slightly shifted its course with this headset. We already have big names in the audiophile headset market such as Sennheiser and Pioneer. The competition is tough but Razer is known for innovation so let’s see what we have in our hands.

Razer Kraken Forged Edition

ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer Review

Manufacturers started making special gaming motherboards with Intel Ivy Bridge platform and with the launch of Haswell, this trend fully blasted up. All the major manufacturers now have dedicated product lines targeted towards gamers. Practicality or advantages of these so-called motherboards are a different debate but the major advantage of these motherboards that I can see is that manufacturers are bringing some essential high-end but essential features down to the low price points. These features were previously limited to expensive motherboards only. Two of the major features which made their way to lower price points due to these gaming series motherboards are better on-board sound and fast connectivity options.

ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

About two years ago, Nokia and Microsoft joined hands and started a partnership that would see some great phones being released. We are of course talking about the Windows Phone operating system and Nokia’s Lumia lineup of smartphones. Even though Microsoft licenses out the OS to other OEMs including Samsung and HTC, the truth of the matter is that it is Nokia and Nokia alone that has shouldered the responsibility to ensure that the platform gains traction. After all, their livelihood depends on it now that they don’t have any plans to make Android smartphones.

Nokia Lumia 1020

SteelSeries 5Hv3 Review

SteelSeries is a renowned brand in the gaming peripherals industry. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries has come up with some extraordinary products after taking suggestions from professional gamers around the world. The company concentrates more on performance oriented products rather than pure luxury with minimal performance. They have produced some excellent products including Siberia headsets, Sensei mouse, a range of gaming keyboards, H-series headsets for gamers and recently launched Flux in-ear headphones for music lovers.

SteelSeries 5Hv3

HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Review

It’s been almost two years since AMD launched their Radeon HD 7000 series. The whole series gave a tough time to NVIDIA and when it started to lag behind AMD made a comeback with price cuts and game bundles and once again the HD 7000 series came back to the limelight. But there was obviously a time when AMD had to refresh their lineup to stay relevant and back in September, the red team finally announced their Radeon R7 and R9 series of graphics cards at their GPU14 event in Hawaii. However, that was just an announcement of what was laying ahead. In early October, these new graphics cards started to roll out.

HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X2

Noctua NH-U14S Review

Noctua is easily one of the most popular and sought-after companies in the hardware market. They have been the leaders of CPU cooling market for quite some time now. Their products are usually expensive as compared to the competition but the extra money gets you extreme amount of detail and quality. Noctua coolers and fans are very well-designed and carefully crafted for optimum performance and durability.

Noctua NH-U14S

Corsair H80i Review

Corsair is one of the few companies who have excelled at every component market they have entered. Right now, they are at the top of peripherals, cooling, memory, chassis and some other markets. Main reason behind their unstoppable success is the quality and the feature set offered. All these things come at a cost though; Corsair products usually come at a price premium.

Corsair H80i Review

ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Review

ASUS introduced the TUF (The Ultimate Force) series of motherboards a few generations ago. This series is basically designed for durability, stability and compatibility. Systems with TUF series motherboards can be left unattended for a lot more time as compared to other motherboards as they are quite robust. These motherboards come with a very unique design, solid BIOS and software suite along with high quality military components to ensure long term reliability. All the TUF series motherboards are hand-tested individually for perfect operation. ASUS is so confident about their TUF series that it offers a special 5 year warranty on these motherboards.

Sabertooth Z87

Razer Naga 2014 Review

If you follow ChipLoco, you should be familiar with Razer and most of their products. We have reviewed a lot of Razer products released during the last couple of years. In these reviews, we have extensively tested their keyboards, mice and headphones and have found their products well-built and very well designed.

Razer has produced many great gaming peripherals during the last decade. One of the all-time greats is the Razer Naga gaming mouse. First released in 2009, it was one of the first MMO (aka Massively Multiplayer Online) mice and was a great success back then. It quickly became an essential part of every MMO player’s arsenal and was the weapon of choice for many professional MMO players. Razer did release a couple of upgraded versions of this mouse namely, Naga Motlen, Naga Epic and Nage Hex but none of them brought any major upgrades. Despite this Naga has consistently remained in the top selling MMO gaming mice and is considered as the world’s king of MMO gaming mouse.

Razer Naga 2014