April 04, 2005 -- This afternoon, we are venturing a bit into consumer electronics as we take a look at the Transcend JetFlash MP3. Although this may have only a fraction of the storage capacity of a traditional Apple iPod or Creative Labs Zen Micro, its price surely isn't something to cause worry.
April 01, 2005 -- Wrapping up the reviews for this week, we have a case fan from Cooler Master. This is not any ordinary fan, but is constructed entirely out of aluminum. In this review, we'll experience what exactly this aluminum construction offers over the traditional plastic frame.
March 28, 2005 -- Sporting a black shell, blue LEDs, and an 18cm antenna, this is definitely one of the most unique routers we've seen here at Phoronix. Not only is its appearance a head turner, but also the 4-port Gigabit connectivity and 108Mbps 802.11g WiFi support. But will the D-Link DGL-4300 Gaming Router be worth the hefty $170 USD price tag?
March 22, 2005 -- In recent years cloth mouse pads have proved to be very reliable for professional gamers. Some of the recent cloth/fabric based mousing surface we've examined recently here at Phoronix are the Steelpad QcK+, Xtrac Ripper, and X-Ray Aqua3. In this review we have the new Xtrac Hybrid which is a combination of cloth and plastic.
March 21, 2005 -- When Razer Inc was a new start-up firm and they had just released the Boomslang optical mouse to the gaming community, it received numerous accolades from gamers. Razotech, also in their early months of being an established company, recently released their UFO mouse. This mouse isn't one to be praised for extreme gaming performance, but rather its unique appearance.
March 17, 2005 -- Although computer enthusiasts spend countless hours attempting to improve their CPU cooling performance, much less time is spent on cooling our ever so important hard drives. One of the newest devices attempting to silence and cool our 10,000 RPM hard drives is the Silent Box from Scythe.
March 15, 2005 -- The Matrix Orbital MX5 series included nearly every LED feature an enthusiast could imagine. It will be interesting to see what can be packaged into the brand new MX6 line. Today we have the exclusive honor and privilege of introducing you to the Matrix Orbital MX610!
March 14, 2005 -- FrontX, short for Front X-tension, is a unit that allows you to connect your ports to the front of your computer for easy access. A company that fittingly carries the same name, FrontX, makes the device. You can either use your existing motherboard connectors or you can even extend the ports on the rear of your computer to the front using adapters offered by FrontX. Almost any type of port can be extended to a front port that can be accessed conveniently. FrontX has kindly provided us with a review sample that we will be examining today.
March 11, 2005 -- Speeze, a name synonymous with PC cooling, manufactures products such as the Atlantic Wave, Vulture Spin, and the GigaPod. Speeze has been in the thermal solutions business since 1991 and currently possess ISO-9001 and ISO-9002 quality certifications. The subject in this review is the EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3 from Speeze.
March 02, 2005 -- When pulling the Scythe Kamaboko heatsink out of its packaging, we were astounded at its immense size. In our testing labs, we have a Pentium 4 system with a Prescott core, which refuses to remain cool regardless of what we throw on it. In this review, we'll see if the Scythe Kamaboko CPU Cooler can tame our smoking hot Socket 478 processor.