Streaming Games On Facebook Live - NVIDIA ShadowPlay or OBS Studio?

Streaming games on Facebook Live is a faster way to reach your audience, but which one is better?

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Review - The 15-Incher On Budget

Check out on this review article to learn more about ther ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)!

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Review - It's finally here!

Why pay more for Intel i5 when the Ryzen 5 can give you more?

January 25, 2017

CRYORIG To Provide Free AM4 Kit For New and Existing Users of Its AMD Supported Products

By: Low Chern Lin

In response to AMD’s soon to be released Ryzen CPU and AM4 platform, PC thermal solution brand CRYORIG will be providing free AM4 upgrade kits soon after the official release of the AMD Ryzen CPU release. All users of existing AMD supported products will be able to apply for the free upgrade kits. Native AM4 mounting kits will also start to hit the markets after the official release of the CPU.

Edifier P841 Headphone With Remote and Mic Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Headphones have always been a great alternative for music lovers who wanted to enjoy their music session privately without annoying anyone nearby. A good pair of headphone can greatly enhance your music listening experience, but it will definitely cost you an arm and a leg. 

Instead of going for something that is going to burn a giant hole in your wallet, we'll be checking out on a pretty budget-friendly headphone from Edifier, the P841 in today's review. As you may have already known, Edifier is among the renown audio device manufacturer in the world and has always been in the spotlight since the company's acquisition of high-end electrostatic headphone brand STAX. With that aside, let's move on with the review and see what this RM139.90 headphone is capable of.

(The Edifier P841 is retailed at RM139.90 ) 

January 20, 2017

ASUS Announces ZenPad 3S 10 LTE - 5.8mm Thin, 9.7 inch QXGA 2K Resolution Screen and 7800mAh Battery

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS today announced ZenPad3S10 LTE (Z500KL), the ultimate Android-powered tablet for cinematic entertainment on the go. The elegantly simple ZenPad 3S 10 LTE is crafted with a slim, compact 5.8mm-thin aluminum chassis and features a stunning 9.7-inch QXGA (2048 by 1536) 2K resolution touchscreen. ZenPad 3S 10 LTE offers a comprehensive set of entertainment-focused features, including ASUS Tru2Life video-enhancement technology and an incredibly loud, clear and immersive audio system with virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound support. ZenPad 3S 10 LTE is also the first ASUS tablet to include a fingerprint sensor that allows the tablet to be rapidly locked or unlocked, and which can be work with apps for authentication. ZenPad 3S 10 LTE also supports the optional ASUS Z Stylus, which gives a natural pen-on-paper feel and works with many useful productivity apps. 

Apacer Leads The Game With Validated Memory Modules With Major Motherboard Manufacturers

By: Low Chern Lin

At CES 2017, Intel’s introduction of 200-series motherboard lineup has excited gamers, PC builders, enthusiasts and such. To provide the best of user experience and optimized performance, leading memory brand Apacer took a step ahead of the rest of the industry and gained product validations with major motherboard manufacturers adopting Intel 200-series chipsets, such as ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, and ASROCK, for its top gaming memory modules, including BLADE DDR4, COMMANDO DDR4, and PANTHER DDR4, along with its complete memory module product range designed for desktop computers. 

As a devoted innovator for better consumer experience, Apacer remains highly alert to the industry trend and values the importance of optimized compatibility of memory modules. The validations with the major motherboard manufacturers ensure the latest features from Intel will be enjoyed flawlessly.

MSI new Aegis Ti3 Gaming Desktop To Come WIth A Pair of Plextor M8PeG

By: Low Chern Lin

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MSI has updated the specifications of its gaming desktop computer line up at CES 2017, including its Aegis, Nightblade and Trident gaming desktops, which will be equipped with Intel's 7th-Gen Kaby Lake processors, GTX 10-Series GAMING Graphics Cards with MSI’s renowned Twin Frozr VI cooling technology and a refreshed design with a touch of carbon. 

MSI puts a ready-to-game desktop family in the market. repoted their findings of spotting a pair of Plextor M.2 SSDs M8PeG used in the display model of Aegis Ti3 over at MSI’s booth

Samsung Announces Its First Quantum Dot Curved Gaming Monitor In Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin

Malaysia Electronics enters the Malaysian competitive gaming scene with the launch of its industry-leading curved CFG70 Gaming Monitor, Samsung’s first curved gaming monitor utilizing Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, improving the delivery of a highly impactful and immersive visual experience accompanied by one of the fastest moving picture response time (MPRT) technology within the industry.

January 19, 2017

Transcend Announces New SSD230 With Built-in 3D NAND Flash

By: Low Chern Lin


Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new SSD with built-in 3D NAND flash. With the growing needs for high-capacity and high-performance storage, Transcend has adopted 3D NAND flash technology for its 2.5” SSD230 solid state drives, boosting storage capacity, transfer rates, and reliability all at once.

January 17, 2017

Maybank Customers Can Now Early Access To Samsung Pay

By: Low Chern Lin

Samsung Malaysia Electronics today announced a partnership with one of the country’s largest banking corporations, Maybank, to introduce Maybank customers its first mobile payment service –Samsung Pay. Simple, secure and accepted almost anywhere, Samsung Pay is the only mobile wallet that allows users to pay with their compatible Samsung smartphones at terminals that accept either NFC or MST payments, making shopping and dining more convenient than ever before. 

iKBC C104 Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Mechanical keyboard used to be a rich man's toy, a luxury only to those who can afford it. Things changed dramatically with Cherry MX clones flooding the mechanical keyboard market since Cherry's patent expiration in 2014, with Kailh as the most notable Cherry MX clone that has been widely used by renown gaming peripherals manufacturers i.e Tesoro, SteelSeries, Tt eSPORTS.

While it's a good news for those who has been craving for a mechanical keyboard, there are still users who prefers Cherry made switches and they are willing to pay that extra buck for a Cherry MX switch board like Filco, Leopold, Ducky, DAS keyboard, WASD keyboard, etc.

iKBC, The Keyboard To Cheer You Up, is a brand founded by the keyboard enthusiasts aiming to deliver the best mechanical keyboard for the enthusiasts who cares. The iKBC C104 we have here today, is one of the latest mechanical keyboard from the company, special thanks to Ultimatch Solution Sdn Bhd for the provision of the review unit.

(The iKBC C104 is retailed at RM349)

January 15, 2017

Honor Malaysia Ang Pao Packet Giveaway

By: John Diew

Chinese New Year is around the corner and Honor Malaysia is giving out free Ang Pao packets to Honor fans. Just head over to any of the listed stores and ask for the uniquely designed Ang Pao packets, no purchase is required as Honor Malaysia is giving it as a toke of appreciation.

January 14, 2017

LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design into a New Dimension at CES 2017

By: John Diew

LAS VEGAS, 11 January 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new lineup of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new lineup includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.

January 13, 2017

E-Blue and Its Partners Setup The First e-Sports Arena For Myanmar Gamers

By: Low Chern Lin

The first ever e-Sport Arena for the gamers in Myanmar officially announces its presence today, courtesy of E-Blue and its partners. The iCafe that offers premium gaming experience with all PCs equipped, bringing a whole new level of gaming experience to the local gamers in Myanmar.

TP-Link Announces Availability of Neffos X1 and X1 Max In March 2017, Price Starts At RM 769

By: Low Chern Lin

TP-Link has officially launched it's latest Neffos X series smartphones, the Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max that was here in Malaysia. First announced at IFA 2016 back in September 2016, the new Neffos X series is meant to bring unparalleled value to the end-user by prioritizing features that help them stay closer to everything and everyone around them.

January 12, 2017

Samsung Announces The Availability Of Galaxy S7 edge 128GB Variant In Black Pearl

By: Low Chern Lin

Start your 2017 afresh in a chic new colour. Exuding a mysterious yet enthralling vibe, the glossy new colourway of Black Pearl for Galaxy S7 edge subtly radiates quality and luxury in the palm of your hand. The latest colour variant of the highly popular Galaxy S7 edge, the Black Pearl colour also comes with 128GB internal memory, in comparison with the standard 32GB variant currently in the market, and will available in Malaysia on 12 January 2017. 

The new Galaxy S7 edge Black Pearl follows the popular Blue Coral and Pink Gold editions released last year. While those were largely inspired by calming, natural hues, Black Pearl is designed to be modern and striking, perfect for those who love exploring the latest trends. The sleek black finish blankets the entire device – edges and all – and adds depth to its glass design. The result is a stylish all-black aesthetic that captures the essence of the colour in its purest form.

Kingston Adds Year of the Rooster USB Drive To Its Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac Series Lineup

By: Low Chern Lin

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced The Year of the Rooster USB drive, the latest addition to its Data Traveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup. Build with metallic rose-gold hue and USB 3.1 speeds, the Year of the Rooster USB drive has superior quality in a high-end design, which makes it a special gift for the joyful season.

January 11, 2017

Transcend Offers High-capacity Storage Solutions to Spice up Your Chinese New Year Gathering

By: Low Chern Lin

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is the time for those who has been away from their family members and friends to gather up again to celebrate this cherished moment of the year and to share their interesting stories and memories with the loved ones. Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, has just the right product for you to add some extra spice of technology to make that conversation more interesting and interactive!

ASUS Announces Win7 and Win8.1 Support on the Z270 Series Motherboards Lineup

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS today announced Win7 and Win8.1 driver support on its latest Z270 series motherboards lineup. Designed to maximize the potential of 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the new range includes the highly-anticipated next-generation Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus IX gaming motherboards — with Maximus IX Apex having already secured its place in history by claiming eight world records and13 global first places in some of the world’s toughest benchmarks.

January 10, 2017

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Review

By: Low Chern Lin

AIB partners are seen to offer their own custom design of the GPU equipped with custom coolers, custom PCB design, metal backplate as soon as NVIDIA announced the availability of both its GTX 1060 6GB and 3GB variant to go up against the Radeon RX 480 from the red camp. As one of NVIDIA's AIB partner, MSI too is offering several different variants of the GPU such as the Gaming series, Sea Hawk series, Aero series and Armor series that comes in different designs, cooling solutions and clock speeds.

Many thanks to MSI Malaysia, we managed to secured a unit of the GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G for our review today. Unlike the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 that comes available in 3 different model of Gaming, Gaming X and Gaming Z, MSI offers only 2 type of model for its GTX 1060, which is the Gaming and Gaming X.

(The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G is available at RM1499)

January 09, 2017

Cooler Master Announces The MasterKeys Pro L and Pro M With Intelligent White LEDs

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the immediate availability of both the MasterKeys Pro L and Pro M with Intelligent White LEDs here in Malaysia. The MasterKeys Pro White LEDs series provides a crisp, clearer white that an RGB keyboard cannot deliver. The keyboard also comes with multiple LED lighting modes, on-the-fly macros, profile support, and CHERRY MX switches –the epitome of simplisticdesign.

Edifier XM6BT 2.1 Speaker Review

By: Low Chern Lin

When it comes to picking a decent speaker for one's daily driver, Edifier is no stranger to those who has been in the scene for the past few decades. We ourselves, have some pretty good experience with the Edifier R1600TIII and we expect nothing less from what we're about to review this time, the Edifier XM6BT 2.1 speakers which arrived at Tech Critter's lab a couple of weeks ago - special thanks to Inter-Asia Technology for the provision of the Edifier XM6BT!

Let's move on with the unboxing and tests to see what can we expect from the XM6BT, Edifier's latest 2.1 speaker that comes with Bluetooth function can deliver!

January 07, 2017

CES 2017: E-BLUE Begins Global Rollout of The World’s First Hybrid-Tower Monitor plus the Flagship E-Sports Stadium at CES Aspiring to Cut the Edge of eSports Industry

By: Low Chern Lin

2017 January remarks a milestone to E-BLUE who unveils two extraordinary products at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) at Las Vegas, defining the new perspective of gaming reality. The new launched products have successfully hit the eSports industry while exceeding everyone’s expectation including PC and gaming developers, as well as gamers. 

CES 2017: HyperX Introduces the HyperX Cloud Revolver S, First Gaming Headset with Plug-and-Play Dolby Surround Sound

By: Low Chern Lin

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, today announced its most advanced gaming headset to date, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S with plug-and-play Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound. HyperX has added Dolby Headphone® technology into a new USB dongle that delivers high-end immersive audio at the touch of a button. HyperX Signature Memory Foam and a new wide headband design enhance comfort for endless hours of gameplay. The new premium headset also features multi-platform support, 50mm drivers and a noise cancelling microphone designed for use by professional gamers and eSports teams globally.

CES 2017: HyperX Announces New RGB Gaming Keyboard and Pulsefire Gaming Mouse

By: Low Chern Lin

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, today expanded its lineup of premium gaming gear with the HyperX ALLOY RGB Gaming Keyboard, the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse and two new ALLOY FPS mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry MX Red or Brown switch options. Designed in the HyperX labs and rigorously tested by both casual and professional gamers, the three new gaming keyboards and gaming mouse round out the award-winning HyperX gaming product portfolio. HyperX now offers gamers all required elements for the best possible setup and competitive edge, underscoring its commitment to gamers and the eSports community worldwide. 

NVIDIA Expands GeForce Gaming to Millions More PCs and Macs

By: Low Chern Lin

NVIDIA today unveiled the new NVIDIA® GeForce NOW service, which delivers on demand a high-performance NVIDIA Pascal gaming PC from the cloud to millions of PC and Mac computers.

ZF and NVIDIA Announce AI-Based Self-Driving System for Cars, Trucks, Factories

By: Low Chern Lin

ZF, one of the industry’s largest automotive suppliers and top supplier to Europe’s trucking industry, today launched the ZF ProAI self-driving system, based on the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI car computer, for cars, trucks and other commercial vehicles for factories, agriculture and mining.

G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 Specifications for Intel Kaby Lake Platform

By: Low Chern Lin

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed for the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Z270 motherboardsunder the extreme performance Trident Z series.

January 05, 2017

Honor 6X Steals the Show at International CES 2017 with Uncompromising Performance

By: John Diew

International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, January 3, 2017 – Built for the cost-conscious yet uncompromising Internet-minded millennial, the Honor 6X is the perfect technological budget beast. Embodying the “double or nothing” motto that millennials live and breathe, the Honor 6X breaks new ground at CES 2017 with its premium dual-lens rear camera, extended battery life and rock-solid performance.

Designed to offer the young and bold consumers around the globe a superb internet experience, the Honor 6X is a powerful and versatile all-rounder packing top-of-the-shelf features empowering millennials to explore the world, cultivate their inner artist, and enjoy a world of music, gaming and movies.

“Geared towards those unwilling to cut back on performance, Honor 6X is a device engineered with uncompromising excellence,” said George Zhao, president of honor. “Understanding the ‘double or nothing’ lifestyle of millennials, we designed Honor 6X with enough muscle power to allow them to share, explore, and enjoy life to the fullest.”

Featuring a generous 5.5-inch full HD (1920*1080p) display, the ergonomically designed Honor 6X boasts a full metal slim body (8.2mm thick) with 2.5D glass on the front and curved panel on the back.

Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Over the years of transition, mechanical keyboards have gone from the status of something only a hipster will get, to the now mainstream status that enthusiasts and gamers would be willing to burn a hole in their pocket just to get one. Still, there are users who still prefers the tactility of the good old membrane/rubber dome switch keyboard, but eager to have those fancy RGB lighting modes.

Corsair is one of those gaming peripherals manufacturers that still caters to the needs of these users, and thanks to Corsair Malaysia and Cudo Technologies Sdn. Bhd, we've managed to get our hands on Corsair's K55 RGB gaming keyboard here in Tech Critter's lab for a first-hand experience with the keyboard. 

(The Corsair K55 RGB retails at RM 259.00)

January 04, 2017

NVIDIA Announces The Availability of GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for Gaming Notebooks

By: Low Chern Lin

With NVIDIA announcing GTX 10 Series for gaming notebooks back in August 2016, it's just the matter of time before the entry level GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti joining the game and after 2 months of waiting, today is finally the day. As NVIDIA today officially announces the availability of both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for gaming laptops from over 30 participating partners i.e Sager, Gigabyte, Lenovo, Clevo, EVGA, Alienware, ASUS, MSI , HP, Acer, Razer, Origin, XMG, etc within the first quarter of 2017.

Kingston Introduces The DataTraveler Ultimate GT, World's First 2TB USB Flash Drive

By: Low Chern Lin

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced DataTraveler® Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT), the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate GT offers up to 2TB of storage space and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) performance.

Aerocool Targets Gamers and RGB Enthusiasts at CES 2017

By: Low Chern Lin

Aerocool Advanced Technologies Corp., a leading PC gaming hardware and accessories design company, today announced its latest products for Gamers and RGB Enthusiasts at CES 2017. Displaying three PC gaming systems built for enthusiasts, pro-gamers, and casual gamers, Aerocool showcased its latest product line-up in a short video highlighting the cases, coolers, PSU and gaming chairs. For more information, please visit Aerocool CES.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Pre-Orders For Swift PG248Q, Starts From RM 2,619

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced pre-orders for ROG Swift PG248Q, a competition-grade gaming monitor that provides seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay. ROG Swift PG248Q has a 16:9 aspect ratio 24-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) panel. In addition, it features an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology for incredibly smooth and fast gameplay. 

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Performance Review

By: Low Chern Lin

With Intel announcing the availability of its new 200 Series chipset motherboards that goes with the 7th Gen Core Processors starting from today onward, that marks the end of the months-long waiting game for enthusiasts who has been eager to take a leap to Intel's latest 7th Gen Core Processor platform. 

Special thanks to ASUS Malaysia for the awesome support, we managed to get our hands on one of the latest Intel 200 Series motherboard from the ROG Maximus IX lineup, the Maximus IX Hero for today's review. With no further adieu, let's move on with the review and see what kind of new features and improvement we can expect from the Maximus IX Hero!

(As ASUS Malaysia has yet to announce the MSRP of the Maximus IX Hero, we will revisit this article to update its MSRP once it has been confirmed)

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Performance Review

By: Low Chern Lin

The waiting game has come to its end with Intel announcing the availability of its new 200 Series chipset motherboards that goes with the 7th Gen Core Processors starting from today onward. 

We managed to get our hands on one of the latest 200 series motherboards a few weeks earlier for the firsthand experience with the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon, mega thanks to MSI Malaysia for the provision of both the motherboard and the CPU to make this review possible. With no further adieu, let's move on with the review and see what kind of new features and improvement we can expect from the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon.

(As MSI Malaysia has yet to announce the MSRP of the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon, we will revisit this article to update its MSRP once it has been confirmed)

January 03, 2017

LG’S Levitating Speaker Expected To Mesmerize Audience At CES 2017

By: John Diew

SEOUL, 3 January 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker (model PJ9) at CES 2017, the proving ground for exciting technology from across the electronics industry. The mesmerizing wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while making quite an impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker gives users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors.