25 May 2005
Even though most of our reviews here at Phoronix focus on computer hardware or software, today is one of the rare occasions where we are looking at electrical testing equipment. The digital multimeter up for review today is the Triplett 3526-B Digi-Probe from Cable Organizer.
19 May 2005
Over time we have tested numerous cases, power supplies, CCFLs, modding supplies, and even heatsinks from Logisys, but surprisingly enough we've never checked out their mice. Today however, we will be breaking this de facto tradition as we try out two of their mice - the silver ergonomic cool fan mouse and the M-Coupe black optical mice.
13 May 2005
With the sheer number of desktop CPU coolers on the market, it can be a bit puzzling when you're looking for a simple yet powerful heatsink. At Phoronix today we'll be evaluating the CoolJag JAC16EC (OAK-D).
7 May 2005
Logisys has provided us with many interesting products lately such as the unique cases, power supplies, coolers, and various other products. Today we have another product from Logisys, the Logisys 12-inch Day & Night UV-Blue Inter-Switchable CCFL Kit.
5 May 2005
Heat is always a big issue these days in modern computers. Being able to obtain the temperatures of your components can help prevent costly heat damage to your expensive new components. Today we have a thermometer device from Jetart called ThermoEye.
3 May 2005
We're sure most of you have heard of the beast called the Asus Star Ice. The massive cooler was constructed out of copper and weighed a whopping 865 grams. Today from Thermaltake we have a very similar looking cooler called the Thermaltake Beetle.
30 April 2005
In this article for the weekend, we'll be taking a look at the Triplett Line-Bug 4 Phone/LAN Tester. This tester is designed to test any phone jack (RJ-11) or LAN jack (RJ-45).
22 April 2005
A few weeks back, we reviewed the Ultra Products X-Finity 600W, the Ultra UV cable sleeving kit, and the Ultra Mini Portable HDD enclosure. Thanks to Ultra Product's generosity, we have yet another one of their products for review, the Ultra 256MB MP3 Player (ULT31576).
19 April 2005
With the recent release of the 64-bit 6XXX series and soon to be released Intel dual core processors, more manufacturers will be focusing their operations on LGA775 cooling as the market becomes flooded with these chips. One of the manufacturers to recently release new Socket T heatsinks has been CoolJag. The heatsink we'll be testing today is the CoolJag JAC84MC CPU Cooler.
14 April 2005
Amongst gamers, one of the most hotly contested computer components are the graphics cards. With each new model come new features or higher clock speeds and performance. Inevitably this also leads to more and more heat, and as we all know, heat is unhealthy for electronic components and needs to be dissipated, otherwise overheating and damage could occur. With these new high-end graphics cards easily exceeding $400-500, it's important to protect your investment. The item up for review today, is unlike any other graphics card cooler we've seen. The Antec VCool offers 100% compatibility with any existing graphics card, as it simply mounts underneath the card in two expansion slots while claiming to lower the card temperature 5 to 15 degrees.