It provides fast network storage and a great feature set, but NVMe caching adds a lot to its price tag without delivering much in the way of hard benefits to the home user.
Nextbase's 622GW is the best dash cam on the market—bar none. Stellar 4K UHD day and night captures, plus Alexa control and the ability to summon emergency response if you're incapacitated, are just a few of the perks. The ability to accommodate the company's rear camera modules seals the deal.
Falling prices for multi-gig (2.5/5/10GbE) equipment make upgrading your network to a faster standard very affordable.
Acronis True Image 2021 adds real-time malware protection to an already feature-laden backup and security solution. It's a unique and comprehensive safe computing solution.
The P31 NVMe SSD from SK Hynix performs like a top-tier drive even though it's priced much lower. It's also first out of the gate with 128-layer TLC.
Hisense's H9G 4K UHD TV offers an excellent picture for the price. It's available only in 55-inch and 65-inch flavors, but if that's what you're shopping for, it should be on your short-list.
The Owl Car Cam combines a clever, ground-breaking design with instant video uploads via LTE for 24-hour car security. However, the Android app, HDR for low-light video, and GPS video watermarking are key features it lacks.
The Owlcam dash cam combines a clever design with instant video uploads via LTE. It's great for phone-centric users, but some features taken for granted with other dash cams are missing.
We review the best 1080p and 4K dash cams. They record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and ideally mark it with GPS, too. Exactly what you need on today's mean streets.
Though it's a slow writer by NVMe standards, the 1TB Adata Falcon is a great everyday performer in the real world and a bargain to boot.
QNAP's handsome NAS box offers dual 2.5GbE ports and a PCIe slot for adding 10GbE, SSDs, or both. It can also play multimedia directly to an attached 4K display.
The Crucial P5 NVMe SSD is affordable, and fast at everyday tasks. It's not the drive for pros writing very large data sets, but for the average user it's a great deal.
The Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD is among the best SATA-based external drives we've tested. However, you could get a faster, NVMe drive for about the same price.
The Tribit XFree Go headphones punch far above their weight, sonically: sadly, the controls locked up after an hour or so of sustained use.
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