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Björn Endre is Mr Bjorn3D himself. He started the site in 1996 and has been busy reviewing countless products since then as well as working on the HTML of the page.

Steam Summer Sale is Live

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Time to hide your wallet because it is yet again time to buy way to many games for basically nothing – yes, the Steam Summer Sale is on. As usuall new bargains are released every day. At the time of writing you get good savings on games like Hotline Miami 2: ...

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Bitfenix Colossus Mini-ITX

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It’s been a long time now since we only could choose from boring beige computer cases. The spread of cases on offer today is amazing, both when it comes to style and size. One clear trend the last few years is that smaller cases have become popular at the same ...

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Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station w/ Dual DVI Video

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Laptops have for quite some time offered a lot of extra advantages over a stationary computer as they offer good performance while still being mobile. The docking station we are looking at today is a universal USB3.0 dock that offers both a bunch of extra USB3-ports, a gigabit ethernet port and ...

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Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition

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Today we are looking at the Zotac GTX GeForce 980 AMP! Omega Edition video card. As the name implies this is one of Zotac’s top cards which comes with a lot of extra bells and whistles compared to a regular GTX980. Not only is the card overclocked from start, you ...

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SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 FlashDrive (16GB)

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In an age where we no longer use floppy discs and many systems no longer even have an optical drive the USB-memory sticks have become invaluable for carrying around data, use as Live-“CD” for Linux-distros or even as install-media for Windows and other OS’s. While USB 2.0 was pretty slow ...

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Square Enix Humble Bundle – Awesome value

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Humble Bundle must be one of the best ways to get games to a great price. A few weeks ago they had an kick-ass Star Wars Humble Bundle and now it is time for a Square Enix bundle, actually the second one. At the time of the writing you get ...

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Sunless Sea

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One of my favourite games of all time is FTL, Faster than Light. It’s a game where you take your spaceship through a bunch of sun systems to escape the Rebels. It’s fun and it has limitless replayability as you most certainly die or even when you finally win, you ...

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Zotac GTX960 AMP!-edition, Maxwell goes mainstream

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With the Maxwell-based GTX970 and GTX980 Nvidia undoubtedly have hit a homerun. These two card have rocked the GPU-world and basically made both the older GTX-GPU’s but also AMD’s offerings almost obsolete in one swoop. The only problem though has been the price. Don’t get us wrong, The GTX970 offers a ...

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StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3

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Even though it is popular to use a network attached storage sometimes it is nice to have storage closer to the computer, for example for Timemachine backup on a Mac or just as a way to add more storage space on a laptop with a small SSD. The Startech enclosure ...

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Zotac ZBox Pico PI320 – a PC in your pocket

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Zotac is a company with lots of experience when it comes to small PC’s. We have reviewed some of them before and always come away impressed.The little PC we are testing today, and it really is little, is their smallest yet as it quite literally fits in your pocket. Even ...

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Synology Expands the Plus Series with DiskStation 1515+ and 1815+

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As some may know we are very fond of the Synology series of NAS-storage here at Bjorn3D.com. In fact I have several Synology-NAS-units working together in various places handling backups, media storage and other tasks. Synology now have expanded their Plus series of high.end NAS-units with the DiskStation 1515+ and ...

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition

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One of the consequences of having run this site for almost 20 years is that you have seen a lot of GPU-launches and thus are a pretty jaded when it comes to new GPU’s. They usually are a bit faster, come with a few more features that few use and to be ...

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Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

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As our mobile devices gets more powerful, especially when we are talking about tablets, the need for a proper input device is increasing. There are options available for most devices, especially if you include the bluetooth keyboards but for the most part it is a pain in the butt if ...

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Gamdias APOLLO Extension Optical Gaming Mouse

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Gamdias is a company name that most probably not many have heard of. That was the way it was for us when we were approaced to review a keyboard and a gaming mouse. The company was founded in 2012 but it turns out they already have a big range of ...

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Fight cancer and win a GTX Titan Black at Bjorn3D.com

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This month we are having a contest with lots of great prices and all for a very good cause. Here is a message from my dear friend Scott who has run this site with me for many years. As many of you know my daughter fought cancer in 2009 when ...

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Zotac announces new GTX970 and GTX980-cards

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Hot on the heels of the Nvidia GTX 970 and GTX 980 reveal Zotac has sent out a pressrelease detailing their different cards. We have previously tested their AMP!-edition cards which has continued to impress us. Zotac not only is coming out with AMP! Extreme-edition cards with GTX970 and GTX ...

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Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender

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With the latest network standard. 802.11 AC, wireless networks finally are getting fast enough to be a real alternative to wired ethernet in the house. In smaller houses a single router is enough but as soon as have a larger house or a older house with thick walls it sometimes is ...

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Synology announces the DS415play, a 4-bay NAS for media-junkies

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Synology has announced the DS415play. This is a 4-bay version of the DS214play giving anyone who has a big media-collection even more space to store it on. The idea with the “play”-versions of their NAS:es is that they are geared towards working as best as possible as a media hub offering to stream multiple ...

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Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Over the last few years we have seen a lot of excellent gaming keyboards being released from a number of companies. Corsair entered the market a while ago and today have a great range of gaming keyboards with a varied number of mechanical switches. Some time ago we tested the ...

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Philips Brilliance 239C4QHWAB Miracast-enabled monitor

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Introduction With the rise of mobile devices the need to be able to hook them up to a screen has increased. While both Apple TV and to some extend Google Chromecast offers ways to mirror the screen on supported devices or at least stream some content they both requier extra ...

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ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus

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There was a time when a computer in most cases consisted of a big beige box that you certainly did not want to show off or which took up a lot of space on your desk. Those days are gone and today we have a lot more variety both how ...

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Valve releases game streaming over local network!

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One of the cool things with the Nvidia Shield console is the ability to stream games from a computer to it. I’ve always wanted something similar between computers as it would have been nice to have a less powerful laptop and still be able to play more complex games running ...

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Reeven Justice RC-1204 CPU cooler

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Reeven is a new company that has a wide range of coolers and accessories for coolers. Today we are testing one of their products, the Justice RC-1204. This is a fairly large cooler with a 120 mm fan that can be fitted to basically any type of CPU-socket. Can it compete with ...

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eXtreme PSU Calculator Updated with new components

If you plan on building a computer and want to figure out what type of power supply you need there is no better place to find out than the eXtreme PSU Calculator. Plug in your components and let it calculate the power need. Xtreme Outer Vision let us know that they updated ...

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Func KB-460 now available with Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches

When we tested the Func KB-460 keyboard a while ago we found it to be a very nice and affordable keyboard. The original uses Cherry MX Red switches but Func has now also released two new versions that can be had with both Cherry MX Blue or Brown mechanical switches ...

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Bitfenix Ronin case

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We recently tested two smaller cases from Bitfenix, the mini-ITX-case Phenom and the m-ATX/mini-ITX Prodigy M-case, and found them very good. Today though we are looking at a more normal case, the Bitfenix Ronin which is a regular midi-tower with space for up to ATX-motherboards. The expectations we have for ...

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Synology announces the DS414j, first entry-level Synology NAS with dual-core

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Synology has a nice wide product portfolio with products for all sorts of customers. Their j-level NAS’s are the entry-level products aimed at homes and small businesses while the non-j and the +-products are for more professional home- and business users. Today Synology is announcing and releasing the new Synology ...

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Thecus confirms 5TB support for Thecus NAS

I’m not sure why but it seems that you never can have too much space in your NAS. Seagate is coming out with a 5 TB drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD, and today Thecus is confirming that their NAS-units will be able to handle these new huge drives.  We ...

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Bitfenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case

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When we tested the Bitfenix Prodigy back in October 2012 we were very impressed. It turned out to be a great case for a mini-ITX motherboard. With the Prodigy M Bitfenix has taken the same shell and changed the internals so we now get to fit a M-ATX-motherboard in the ...

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Gumstick Smartphone Stand

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Phones today do a lot more than just make phone calls. You can play games, listen to music, read books and watch videos on them. Some of these activities are best done without having to hold the phone all the time. If you are watching a movie or listening to ...

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC

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While the focus for many hard-core gamers is the more expensive video cards like GTX 770, GTX 780 and AMD’s various R9-cards the truth is that just as many are just looking for a good budget card that allows them to play most game at a reasonable setting. The card ...

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Nvidia presents new big update for Nvidia Shield

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When we saw the Nvidia Shield at CES 2012 we were pretty much blown away. A portable Android gaming-machine that also could stream PC-games? Who wouldn’t love that? While the machine itself might not have taken the world by fire it still is one serious cool piece of hardware and ...

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AMD demonstrates full support for DX12 at GDC

As many expected Microsoft showed off the next version of DirectX, DX12, at this years GDC. The new version offers the developers to program even close to the “metall” allowing them to squeeze out even more performance for their games. Among the companies pledging support for DX12 was not only ...

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Nvidia introduces the GeForce 800M lineup for Laptops.

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Nvidia has released information about their new mobile chips in the GeForce 800M-lineup. These chips both come in the form of Kepler and Maxwell-based GPU’s but even the Kepler-based GPU’s will have some new cool features like Battery Boost which is a software/hardware feature that allows the machine to drop ...

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Bitfenix Flo Gaming headset

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It is starting to be a common sight that companies are starting to branch out from their regular type of products. Corsair for example started as a vendor mainly for memory but today have both cases and other gaming gear. Bitfenix used to be a mainly case-company and this does ...

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Kingston replaces nand-flash in V300 with decreasing performance as a result

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The Kingston V300 SSD has  been a product with decent performance for a low price. Lately there have been rumblings and mumblings on tech forums that something is up since some users have had really bad performance. It turns out they were right and that the reason is that Kingston ...

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10 rare and/or unreleased graphics cards

Ever heard of the Asus HD3850 Trinity card with three(!) GPU’s or the 3DFX Spectre cards? These are two very rare graphics card that never were released and that Thinkcomputers talk about in their cool and interesting little article: “10 Rare and Unreleased Graphics Cards”.  For those of us that ...

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Bitfenix Phenon Mini-ITX case

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One of the more dominant trends over the last year or so when it comes to computer cases is that more and more companies bring out small computer cases meant for mini-ITX motherboards that still can handle more powerful components. No longer do we have to settle with on-board graphics ...

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Func HS-260 Gaming headset

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We recently reviewed the Func KB-460, an inexpensive but still great gamer keyboard from the company Func. Today we are looking at yet another gamer-related peripheral from the company, the Func HS-260 Gaming Headset. The HS-260 is a stereo-headset that comes with several types of ear-cushions, flexible cord-solution as well ...

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Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

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While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount ...

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