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What is the MakersWorkbench Mailbag?

Here at TheMakersWorkbench we love reviewing the latest and greatest products to hit the DIY market. The Mailbag page is dedicated to providing a quick overview of the products be received for review from various manufacturers. This overview serves as a quick post to familiarize our readers with the upcoming products they will see in the review section. Mailbag post are usually a few paragraphs and some photos of the unboxing, some have accompanying videos as well.  If you have a product you would like us to review just click here to find out more about participating in our review program. 

The Mail Bag

7
Jan

32bit Arduino goodness arrives on the bech in the form of Due thanks to Element14!

Arduino Due unboxing, micro review, mailbagThe Arduino Due has been out for a little bit now and we finally have one on our workbench! Element14 has sent me a Due so I can create some content for their Arduino section in the element14 commuinity. I will be working alongside element14 vets such as Jeremy Blum, and Dave Young to bring everyone some awesome information and content based around the Arduino Due. For my part I will be writing a blog post or two as well as building a RAMPS style RepRap / 3D Printer controller board with some exciting new features. If there is anything you would like to know, or see the Due do, please contact me or leave a comment and I will try to work it in. 

7
Jan

Silverstone sends us some USB 3.0 case accessories that make us smile!

Silverstone USB 3.0 Expansion Card ECO1-P

We are excited to announce our relationship with Silverstone Technology, one of the leading manufacturers of DIY performance PC Accessories. We just received our first review items from them and can not wait to bring you the full review later this week. Check out some quick info on the CP09 USB 3.0 External to Internal Adapter and the EC01-P PCI 1x internal USB 3.0 expansion card. We are actually going to be using these in our main office PC so stay tuned for some images and maybe a video later in the week. 

24
Nov

AZiO Large Print Keyboard with Tri-Color Back-Lighting Unboxing

AZiO Large Print Keyboard UnboxingAZiO recently sent a keyboard are way for us to take a look at. The kb505u Large Print Keyboard is billed as a keyboard with easy-to-read keys, tricolor backlighting, and quick access multimedia and hotkeys. Sporting a three-year warranty and lifetime support the large print keyboard looks to be a home run. Check out our unboxing photos and stay tuned tomorrow for the full review. 

22
Nov

ISO-Tip sends their love in the form of their latest portable soldering iron kit.

 

Hack A Day posted an article about making sure your data was backed up and used our home / workshop fire as an example on how to do things right. We lost no important code because our data is backed up in the cloud.  After that post we got many emails offering condolences and well wishes on starting over. A few people donated money, some donated tools, and some companies stepped up and offered to send us some amazing hardware. ISO-TIP was the first of those companies to contact us. They emailed us and asked if we could make use of a portable soldering iron. Being Iron-less we replied with a resounding YES!

22
Nov

INEO USB 3.0 HDD / SSD Docking Station + Cloner stops by for a visit!

INEO I-NA321U+

Our site owner Charles Gantt has worked with INEO in the past reviewing a few of their USB External HDD enclosures, and when they heard that we were getting into the PC hardware review game they jumped at the chance to send us our first review item. The INEO I-NA321U+ USB 3.0 HDD Cloning and Docking Station is a pretty cool product. and we can't wait to run some benchmarks to see how well it performs. What makes the I-NA321U+ unique is its HDD/SSD cloning feature. It can clone Hard Drives and SSDs without the aid of a PC and all it takes is the push of a button. 

 

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