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Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Dual Tone Review

Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.

Unboxing and Review: Logitech K380 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

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Unboxing and Preview: Raijintek Triton 280 Liquid Cooler

This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.

February 19, 2017

Event Coverage: Neffos X Series Consumer Launch

Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is Jack from Tech-Critter bringing you coverage of Neffos' X Series consumer launch, which was held at Sunway Pyramid earlier this month!

Neffos has recently announced a new brand ambassador for their X Series phones, and it is non other than Nur Fazura Sharifuddin! Fazura is definitely no stranger to the Malaysian audience, as she has established herself as one of the most well-known talents in the local entertainment scene. Neffos believes that having a recognizable figure associated with the brand will give the X Series more depth as consumers can relate with the innovation personally with a familiar face they love. Which is exactly why Neffos and Fazura are working closely together to propel the X series forward.

"We wanted someone who can truly capture the essence of Neffos, and elevate the brand to be among the serious contenders in Malaysia. Fazura was our first choice as she possesses all the criteria that we were looking for, so it came as no surprise to appoint her as the ambassador. Everyone knows that Fazura lives a fast paced life, so having a quality device that is accurate and precise of up to 0.2 seconds as well as being reliable is very crucial. The Neffos X Series smartphone does just that, providing Fazura with the perfect combination of speed and style," said Kevin Lim, Senior Marketing Manager, TP-Link Distribution Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Neffos' X Series definitely seems well positioned to compete against other brands with their super-fast Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and also fingerprint unlocking system that boasts a quick 0.2 second unlock everytime! Even Fazura is amazed by just how quick the phone can snap pictures perfectly and consistently.

"I'm proud to be able to represent one of the most ambitious, innovative and fastest growing brands in the country, With my role as the Neffos ambassador, I'm looking forward to introducing more exciting and inspiring innovations from the brand to Malaysians. The Neffos X Series smartphone definitely fits my everyday needs. It has a superb camera quality with PDAF function which I adore, not forgetting the super fast fingerprint unlocking system - both capable of responding perfectly in just 0.2 seconds; combined with a stylish metallic design that is fashionable," said Fazura, newly appointed Neffos X Series Brand Ambassador.

The Neffos X series comes in two versions the X1 and the X1 Max, with the X1 Max having a bigger battery (3000mAh compared to the 2250mAh of the X1) and a slightly bigger screen size of 5.5 inches. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, with it's super-thin bezels that are up to 2.75mm and dual-curved back design that tapers towards the sides to allow a more ergonomic fit. It also packs quite some performance under the hood with the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with up to 4GB RAM. Additionally, boasting to be a phone that can keep up with a hectic lifestyle such as Fazura's, it also supports fast charging with 50% charge in just 30 minutes! These features paired up with the PDAF feature of its camera and the agile fingerprint unlocking system suddenly makes this phone a very attractive option for anyone looking for a new daily driver.

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max are available in two colors, which are Cloudy Grey and Sunrise Gold.
The Neffos X1 is priced at:

RM 769 for 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
RM 849 for 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM

The Neffos X1 Max is priced at:

RM 999 for 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM
RM 1199 for 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM

For more information, feel free to log on to or visit their Facebook page

Also, something interesting to note is that Neffos X Series also comes with a two-year warranty to ensure we can have peace of mind while supporting their products. The two-year warranty program also offers services for selected mechanical and technical issues excluding accidental damage or broken screens. To prove just how seriously they value each and every supporter, they are also offering a one-on-one device exchange to customers whose Neffos device that are damaged beyond repair within the first three months of purchase!

In conclusion, Neffos working with their new brand ambassador Fazura definitely seem enthusiastic and confident in their X Series phones which are well built and well priced to attract the local consumers.  However, if anyone is interested in a more in-depth review to see how the X Series phones would hold up in the depths of Tech-Critter's lab do let us know!

Once again, this has been Jack bringing you coverage of the X Series launch with Neffos, stay tuned for everything tech related right here at Tech-Critter. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice day!

AMD Ryzen CPUs Coming On March 2nd - Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Cores Spotted at $389 in Fry's Electronics

While most of us got caught up in the AMD's Ryzen CPU hype, a new rumor has been spotted on WCCFTech today, where the highest end Ryzen CPU, the 8-core Black Edition Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X has been spotted priced at $489 and $389 respectively in Fry's electronics. 

According to WCCFTech, both the Ryzen CPUs with be shipped to customers starting from March 2nd. As the embargo for both Ryzen CPUs will end on February 28th, those who has been waiting for the Ryzen CPUs will be able to go through up coming reviews from reviewers around the world who managed to get early access to the CPUs before making their purchase - of course, if the result is as good as what AMD has claimed previously.

WCCFTech also mentioned that both the Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X will come in 2 different package - one with the high performance Wraith like cooler that cost an addition $20, and another one without the cooler. 

(Source; WCCFTech)

Mistel Barocco MD600 Mechanical Keyboard Review

60% layout mechanical keyboard might not be as popular as a full-sized mechanical keyboard that comes with fancy RGB lighting and dedicated macro keys, but there are mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who prefer a smaller, multi-functional keyboard like the HHKB Pro 2, Vortex Poker, Filco Minila, Ducky Mini, etc.  

The Mistel Barocco MD600 we have here today is a new contender in the local mechanical keyboard market targeting at the group of enthusiasts that cherishes 60% layout mechanical keyboards and its programmable features. Let's move on with the review and special thanks to Ultimatch Solution Sdn Bhd for the provision of the review unit.

(The Mistel Barocco MD600 retails at RM599)

February 18, 2017

Davao City Central 911 To Be Equipped with Transcend's Dashcams and Body Cameras

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, are proud to share a successful story featuring Davao City Central 911 uses of Transcend's devices that has been published on Manila Bulletin, a leading newspaper in the Philippines. Transcend’s dashcams and body cameras greatly assisted the Davao City Central 911—a fully integrated emergency and rescue dispatch system in Davao City—in improving its emergency services, professional safety and efficiency with the help of detailed video evidence on the road. 

February 17, 2017

Team Group Officially Announces Its ROG Certified T-FORCE DARK Series Memory Kit

Team Group, the world’s leading memory brand, today announces the official launch of its ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory. ROG (Republic Of Gamers) is an established gaming brand that is dedicated to deliver the ultimate performance and best quality in each and every of its product to gamers around the world. 

February 15, 2017

BenQ ZOWIE Officially Launched its XL2540 eSports Monitor In Malaysia, Priced at RM2,399

BenQ ZOWIE announces the new ZOWIE XL2540 monitor, providing additional options for the fulfillment of individual gaming experience. This is the first 240Hz professional e-Sports monitor to be readily available for purchase at retail outlets nationwide.

MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop and Z270 Tomahawk Gaming Motherboard Receives iF Design Award 2017

Known by some as the Oscars of design, the prestigious iF design awards represent the best of the best. Winning two iF awards this year, world leading gaming brand MSI stood out from the competition.

The winning products are the top-notch gaming motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK and one of the world’s tiniest VR Ready gaming desktops, the MSI Trident 3.

February 14, 2017

Cooler Master Announces Limited-Edition MasterKeys Pro L RGB Crystal

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the immediate availability of the MasterKeys Pro LRGB Crystal, a special edition of the MasterKeys Pro L RGB with frosted transparent case and keycaps for maximum RGB brilliance.

Cooler Master Announces ‘Case Mod World Series 2017’ with 25th Anniversary Celebration Bonus

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the 8th installment of the annual Case Mod World Series. The global case modding competition invites anyone from first-time tinkerers to seasoned veterans to make and submit their creations from Feb 3rd to May 3rd. Entrants can treat viewers to photos and descriptions of their mods in their worklog as they work through their projects. In celebration of Cooler Master’s 25th Anniversary, a bonus category has been added to this year’s contest to encourage entrants to commemorate the iconic products of the last 25 years and honor the classics with new pieces of modding beauty. 

MSI Announces 4 New Arctic Gaming Motherboards - Z270/H270 Tomahawk and H270M/B250M Mortar Arctic

MSI, world leading in gaming motherboard innovation, is thrilled to announce four new ARCTIC white GAMING motherboards, the Z270/H270 TOMAHAWK and H270M/B250M MORTAR ARCTIC, are added to the Arsenal GAMING Series. The second generation of ARCTIC models not only inherited the spirit of the unique ARCTIC design, it also adopted a plethora of features from other 200 series GAMING motherboards for an improved gaming experience. Enjoy lowest latency online gaming with MSI GAMING LAN, while benefiting from enhanced, studio grade sound with Audio Boost. Featuring heavy plated heat sinks, fully styled to perfectly match the ARCTIC look and feel, the new ARCTIC motherboards are ready to conquer the battlefield.

February 10, 2017

Cooler Master Announces the Availability of AMD Socket AM4 Upgrade Kit for AMD Ryzen

AMD’s announcements of their next-gen Ryzen processors might have some of you wondering whether you’ll be looking at a total overhaul of your cooling to accommodate the new chipsets and motherboards. Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals,has already prepared for the launch of the CPU so that you can apply your existing thermal coolers to the upgraded chips.

ASUS Announces “38 Days of Storm” Social Campaign

ASUS today announced a newsocialcampaign called “38 Days of Storm”(campaign hashtag: #TakHabisHabis) for its ZenFone 3 Max 5.5” (ZC553KL).Starting next week from 14th February 2017,this incredible campaign features continuous daily giveaway of ZenFone 3 Max, totaling up to 38units of smartphones to be won! 

February 08, 2017

HyperX Introduces ALLOY FPS Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX ALLOY™ FPS Gaming Mechanical Keyboard is now shipping in Malaysia. The full-size mechanical gaming keyboard has a space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement. The HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard features Cherry® MX Blue Mechanical switches to provide the tactile feedback and performance to support extreme gameplay and enable players to be the best gamers possible. 

Transcend Offers the Gifts to Win Your Valentine's Heart

February is here and this marks the coming of that peculiar occasion again, Valentine's Day, where love birds in every corner of the world express their love for each other through gifts and actions. Regardless of gender, finding the right gift for Valentine's Day is always a tough task. Other than the commonly seen chocolates and flowers, Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, has something else for you to add a twist of tech to this year's Valentine's Day celebration.

February 07, 2017

Transcend StoreJet 25MC 1TB Performance Review

It's been quite sometime since we first saw the Transcend StoreJet M series portable hard drives that features a shock proof design that passed the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810G 516.6 procedure IV. Special thanks to Transcend, we managed to get our hands on the StoreJet 25MC 1TB for today's performance review, as we have been eager to know what kind of performance it can deliver, other than the shock proof protection offered.

(The StoreJet 25MC 1TB retails at RM 319.00 during the preparation of this article)

February 06, 2017

Unboxing & Review: OPPO R9s

OPPO refreshed their F1 last year August with the new F1s and the launch was a great success. The front equipped 16MP camera with OPPO's selfie beautification algorithm must have captured the hearts of the selfie lovers. Two months later, without any signs of stopping, OPPO announced their R9 series would be the next smartphone to receive the "s" suffix - the 7-months old R9 Plus is being replaced with the brand new R9s!

On the surface, the new R9s might seem similar to the R9 Plus because of the same megapixel count for both front and rear camera, but the rear camera has being updated with the new Sony IMX398 sensor with extra wide f/1.7 aperture. OPPO claims that the new camera module with dual phase detection autofocus is clearer, faster and brighter.

So, is it final-lee clear? Read on to find out.

OPPO R9s retails for MYR 1798.

February 03, 2017

BenQ ZOWIE XL2735 144Hz 27 inch e-Sports Monitor Review

With BenQ's acquisition of ZOWIE back in August 2016, all future BenQ gaming-related merchandise will be introduced under the ZOWIE name. Special thanks to BenQ Malaysia, for sending over early one of their latest gaming monitor, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2735 for today's review.

(As BenQ Malaysia has yet to announce the MSRP for the XL2735, we'll revisit this article for price update once it's available)

February 02, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat Comes to the Moto Z Family

Moto Z owners can expect the latest and sweetest update in the form of Android 7.0 Nougat; while Moto Z Play owners can expect the update notification later this month. These updates are part of Moto’s strategy of bringing the best new software and features to customers, and solidifies Lenovo’s commitment to the Moto brand and the Moto Mods-enabled Moto Z Family.

With the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Moto Z family users will be able to make their devices more personal, more convenient and more customisable. Read on for a quick summary of what the Nougat update will offer.