With Google revealing the reasons behind its smart TV delay, this gives manufacturers time to work on paraphernalia for the connected TV market. First up could be Samsung's RMC30D universal Touch Control TV remote, reported by HotHardware. It's more like a smartphone, with a three-inch touchscreen, home and power buttons and slide-out QWERTY keyboard for text input.
TweakTown reviewed the Lian Li PC-V1020B mid tower chassis, which received a rating of 91 percent and a Best Features Award. It was praised as being the best Lian Li case to date, easy to assemble, good air flow, elegantly-designed, and packing plenty of features and a long lease of life.
HardwareBistro brings news of the Transcend StoreJet 35T3 USB 3.0 external hard drive. The 3.5-inch device looks a bit like an Xbox 360, but it offers much more storage, up to 2TB. There's also several additional features, such as one touch auto-backup and an eco-friendly design that meets with the EU's Energy Related Products intitiative.
The Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 12GB RAM kit was reviewed by PureOC. It earned major brownie points for stability, speed, flexibility and most importantly its low price of under $200, ensuring it got a Great Value award. It's probably overkill for most users, however.
BenchmarkReviews took a gander at the VisionTek CandyBoard 900335 Bluetooth keyboard, which can be used with a desktop computer or a smartphone. It was rated 9 out of 10, with songs of praise for its high wireless range (up to 40 feet), long battery life, full QWERTY backlit keys, media centre buttons, embedded presentation laser pointer, universal compatibility and one-year warranty.
The price is just as much as larger versions, however, which lost it some marks, as did the lack of compatibility with radio frequency wireless receivers.