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Hands On with the New Synology 5 Bay DiskStation DS1515 NAS: Perfect for Small Business.

StorageWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: Hands On with the New Synology 5 Bay DiskStation DS1515 NAS: Perfect for Small...

Whenever a storage company announces a new model you can be sure of one thing: the first paragraph in their press report will read something like this –
Synology® today launched the new DiskStation DS1515, a powerful and expandable 5-bay NAS offering a high-performance, reliable, and full-featured network attached storage solution for growing small and medium-sized businesses.

Of course we expect high-performance and the utmost in reliability. That's a given.
And nothing less than full featured network features will do. After all, that's why we buy a network attached storage system.

So what makes the DiskStation DS1515 different from all the others we have reviewed?

Let's have a quick overview.

 

QNAP TS-451U SOHO Rackmount Reviewed

StorageWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: QNAP TS-451U SOHO Rackmount ReviewedThe QNAP TS-451U is the entry-level rack mounted NAS for SoHos and small businesses. Does this low(er) cost, 4-bay 1RU rackmount unit have what it takes to do the job? With thanks to QNAP, DigitalReviews gets to check out this unit.

"In the entry-level rack-mountable NAS segment, we are glad to be the first NAS company to introduce the energy-efficient, 64-bit Celeron®-powered TS-451U, which is designed for budget-conscious SOHO users to store and back up data without sacrificing performance," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. "Coupled with feature-rich business applications, QvPC Technology, Virtualization Station and 1080p video transcoding, the TS-451U delivers the best cost-effectiveness for growing business data needs."

Zeiss VR One: a Virtual Reality Work in Progress

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Zeiss VR One: a Virtual Reality Work in Progress
Terms like virtual reality and augmented reality have been around for some time and it is only fairly recently that we have some applications and hardware available for consumers to test out these concepts.
One of the arguably better headsets seems to be the Zeiss VR One, which is the one that MobileZap sent us to test out.


Did it live up to expectations?


Well, it shows great potential, but...
let's see how it all panned out for me.

 

Sleeping in the Cloud: Beddit Family Experience

MiscellaneousWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: Sleeping in the Cloud: Beddit Family ExperienceLate last year we took a look at the revolutionary Beddit Sleep Tracker and Wellness Coach and loved the non-wearable concept.

In February Beddit introduced a cloud based web portal to enable groups to gather and compare their sleep data.

To put it to the test, the members of my family have each been using a Beddit Sleep Tracker and via the new Family portal, collectively shared our sleep data for the past few months.

Read on for our experiences.

VisionTek Wallet Drive: Could Be Worth More Than Your Own Wallet...

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: VisionTek Wallet Drive: Could Be Worth More Than Your Own Wallet...
We all know we can't have enough external storage devices. Great for backup, sharing, travelling. Most of them have their own housing and power supplies but when you do a heart transplant on your laptop and put in an SSD, what are you gonna do with that naked hard drive you just pulled out? It probably has more capacity than that SSD but you need to have an enclosure for that.


That's where the VisionTek Wallet Drive comes in. The cheapest and best solution to get many more years out of that drive.


It's a very simple accessory so we can keep this mini review also pretty simple.

 

Aegis Secure Key 3.0 - Another Upgrade from Apricorn. More Secure Than Fort Knox?

StorageWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Aegis Secure Key 3.0 - Another Upgrade from Apricorn. More Secure Than Fort...I didn't realise that it was already more than three years ago that we reviewed the original Aegis Secure Key.

See our article here.


We highly recommended that little critter for its security in such a tiny USB key package.


Now it's a slightly bigger edition that Apricorn sent us the other day: this time around it sports USB 3.0, it's a bootable drive and it has much higher capacities.


So let's have a quick roundup of some of the main specifications and differences.

Sony SmartWatch 2: Still a Good Buy?

Mobile DevicesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: Sony SmartWatch 2: Still a Good Buy?

It's been nearly 2 years since we took a good look at the Sony SmartWatch 2 which had just been released then. It is a bit surprising that this watch is still being offered for sale well after its successor has become available. So what made this one a stayer? Can it still compete in the marketplace?


Sometimes it's good to have a look at a product when it is fully mature and when MobileZap sent us this one rather than the anticipated Sony SmartWatch 3 we departed from our usual approach to write only about the latest and the greatest...

So is the Sony SmartWatch 2 still worthy of your consideration?

 

The BlackVue WiFi LCD Dashcam: Form Factor of the Future?

Digital CamerasWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: The BlackVue WiFi LCD Dashcam: Form Factor of the Future?

After having reviewed several dash cams , mainly those made by Pittasoft who make the BlackVue range, we have become quite a fan of the ability to record everything in front of you and even behind you just in case we see something amazing or a car or plane crash. And if you are involved in an accident yourself these recording devices could prove your innocence.

Today we are looking at a different form factor from the slimline cameras we wrote about before.
The BlackVue WiFi LCD Dashcam is a large 4 inch touch LCD screen.

Is that a good thing?

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