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Pivos XIOS DS Media Player PTGMCXDALU
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Streaming and digital products are quickly replacing their physical counterparts, allowing personal entertainment to reach a new level of convenience. Watching streaming content or downloaded multimedia files have almost completely replaced television broadcasts and movies on disc, especially for viewers with a portable multimedia device. Pivos Technology Group observed the shift to digital content, and produced the Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! embedded system (model PTGMCXDALU-US) for multimedia enthusiasts. Capable of playing nearly every modern video format across HDMI onto a HDTV or monitor at high-definition 1080p using the familiar Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich interface. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! system, and rates how well it performs against the leading competition.

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ASUS CUBE Google TV Media Streamer
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Television and streaming multimedia content are staples to modern personal entertainment, allowing online providers such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, and YouTube to compete with premium cable and network programming. It's become clear that digital music, photos, and movies have practically replaced their physical counterparts. Likewise, the growing number of people who enjoy streaming and downloaded multimedia content could soon outnumber those tuning in to television broadcasts or renting movies on disc. The industry knows this to be true, which is why ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has introduced the ASUS CUBE Media Streamer with Google TV and given users 50GB of ASUS WebStorage space. In this article, Benchmark Reviews explores the ASUS CUBE and demonstrates how well this second-generation Google TV 'buddy box' fits into the modern home theater landscape.

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DeepCool N9 Aluminum Notebook Cooler
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From Beijing DeepCool Industries Co. Ltd comes the very attractive DeepCool N9 Notebook Cooler. The clean lines of the aluminum cooling grid, offset by the dark black chassis and stainless steel support makes the DeepCool N9 Notebook Cooling pad a very fine addition to anyone's desk. This is the second BenchmarkReviews.com. article on a new line of notebook cooling pads being released in the US.

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DeepCool M3 Notebook Cooling Pad
Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC

It is a fact that laptops can get very hot and, depending on where it is placed, it can get mighty uncomfortable. The advent of laptop coolers has provided a way to help reduce the heat for the comfort of both the computer and the user. Beijing Deepcool Industries Co., Ltd are introducing a line of laptop coolers into the North American Market. Benchmark Reviews has obtained DeepCool M3 Audio Cooling Pad to review. Let's see if it can take the heat off your lap while bringing cool sound to your ears.

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NZXT Cryo X60 Notebook Cooler RN-CRX60-B1
Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC

No matter which laptop you have, the expensive or inexpensive one, they pretty much all seem to get very hot in a short period of time. NZXT has released their fifth notebook cooler, the Cryo X60, model RN-CRX60-B1. With a slim profile design using two 120mm asymmetrical cooling fans, aluminum construction, and high airflow with vented aluminum mesh cutouts. Supports laptops up to 16" screen size. This is a premium laptop cooler with an integrated 4 port usb hub and a 5 speed fan controller that runs optionally on Usb power or AC adapter. Built by NZXT known for gamer enthusiast quality cooling products and accessories, Benchmark Reviews will be testing this cooler for performance and value.

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WD TV Live Digital MultiMedia Player
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Until recently digital multimedia could only be enjoyed on the computer, and with some extra effort it could be shared onto a portable electronic device. But high-definition movies and music are really best enjoyed on a home theater system, with larger screen and powerful speakers. Now that HDTVs and wireless networking are commonplace an era of attached digital media players has begun, and the WD TV Live helps make the transition easy. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the WD TV Live high-definition digital media player, model WDBHG70000NBK-HESN, and we evaluate how well it entertains us.

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ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player
Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC

If you're like me, over the years you've collected a huge digital library full of music, pictures, and movies onto your computer. Occasionally, I might watch a video from off my laptop or listen to a song while working at the desktop, but high-definition movies and music are really best enjoyed on a home theater system with larger screen and powerful speakers. The ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player makes this transition easy, accepting every modern media format over local storage and network connections. Watching broadcast television and DVD/BD movies have been replaced with streaming Internet content and downloaded multimedia files, especially for college aged viewers who own a smartphone or tablet device. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player, and we evaluate how well it performs our tasks.

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Patriot Memory PBO Alpine Media Player
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Watching streaming content or downloaded multimedia files have replaced television broadcasts and movies on disc, especially for college aged viewers who own a SmartPhone device. The drawback to watching anything on an Apple iPhone or Google Android device is that the screen is small and sound is flat. Patriot Memory has created the PBO Alpine Media Player, capable of playing just about every modern video format across HDMI onto an HDTV or monitor at 1080p using the familiar Android 2.2 interface. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Patriot Memory PBO Alpine High Definition Media Player, and evaluates how well it performs compared to the competition.

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Cooler Master ARC Macbook and iPad Stand
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Most enthusiasts think of Cooler Master primarily as a case and CPU cooler vendor, although they've long since branched out into other product lines, like gaming peripherals and accessories for notebook computers and mobile devices. Benchmarch Reviews takes a look at one of their newest products, the Cooler Master ARC Macbook Pro and iPad stand.

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